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Kudos! DHA supplements during pregnancy could save US healthcare system $6 billion

Universal supplementation with docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) during the last two trimesters of pregnancy may save the US healthcare system billions of dollars, says a new study.

Sunfiber blunts blood sugar spikes among glucose intolerant subjects, study shows

Japanese ingredient supplier Taiyo has announced the results of a peer-reviewed pilot study that explores the effect its Sunfiber ingredient has on blunting postprandial blood glucose spikes among glucose intolerant...

Rat study finds whey protein hydrolysates effective in suppressing muscle mass loss

As the world’s aging population grows, researchers are churning out studies to combat conditions such as decreased mobility. Researchers in Japan found that whey protein hydrolysate supplementation may prevent skeletal...

Marine & plant-based omega-3s may lower risk of heart attack deaths

Eating both seafood and plant-based omega-3s could mean a lower risk of dying from heart attack, a meta-analysis has found. Previously, evidence surrounding plant-based omega-3 benefits for the heart has been...

Can innovation pump up deflating bone supplement sales?

It’s not just about calcium anymore. From collagen to creatine, the market is ripe with opportunity to create innovative, scientifically-backed bone health products, experts say.

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Milk Specialties management teams with equity firm in buyout

The management team of Milk Specialities Global has partnered with a private equity firm to acquire the assets of the company, it was announced yesterday.

MusclePharm countersues, saying Capstone couldn't deliver products on time

Sports nutrition company MusclePharm has filed a countersuit in its dispute with contract manufacturer Capstone Nutrition. MusclePharm alleges Capstone was unable to manufacture products on time.

Omega Protein shareholders elect Wynnefield's slate of board candidates

The management of Omega Protein Corporation has lost its defensive battle with Wynnefield Capital as the investment’s firm’s preferred board nominees were overwhelmingly elected by shareholders on Tuesday. ...

Prebiotic fiber may boost growth and immune function in infants: Piglet data

Early supplementation with prebiotic short-chain fructooligosaccharides (scFOS) may enhance the response to vaccinations and promote growth, says a new study with piglets.

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Danish botanicals player buys fruit extraction facility

Danish berry extract start-up Asiros has bought an extraction facility from Swedish Nordic Food Group for an undisclosed sum.

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Whole Foods to start sharing POS data with Nielsen

Whole Foods Market – which has historically not shared its sales data with syndicated data providers - has selected Nielsen as its primary US analytics provider for point of sale...

Ex FDA commissioners say their hands were tied while they were at agency

Dietary supplement regulations are insufficient to adequately regulate the industry, according to a report about what was said at a meeting of six former FDA commissioners.

NPA, CRN claim efforts helped derail move to pile on more regulations in Puerto Rico

A bill that would have set into stone onerous requirements on dietary supplements in Puerto Rico has been set aside, and two trade associations are taking credit for helping to...

‘Impactful meaningful self-regulation’: CRN & NAD celebrate 10 years of advertising program

With over 250 completed advertising challenges, the Council for Responsible Nutrition Foundation (CRNF) and National Advertising Division (NAD) is celebrating a successful decade of self-regulatory program on advertising.

Today! GNC, NBTY, Jarrow Formulas & NOW Foods headline Bone & Joint Health event

Experts from some of the most recognizable brands in dietary supplements will discuss the market forces, science, supply chain, and future opportunities in bone and joint health in a FREE...

Vitamin Shoppe rolls out new pea protein chips by i won! nationwide

With 20 grams of pea protein a pack, i won! chips are poised to sweep a nation of consumers lured by a plant-based diet and an active lifestyle.

Gut health and activity benefits from food’s short stay in the gut

Food that travels faster through the gut results in bacteria producing less harmful by-products in the digestive system, resulting in a healthier gut environment, according to a study.

Federal report on alternative health understates impact of supplements, CRN says

A recent communication from two federal agencies paints a promising picture of Americans’ allegiance to alternative health approaches but may understate how big a part dietary supplements play.

Is your product a supplement, or a food? Don’t let FDA decide for you

A recent warning letter to a company making powdered protein products emphasizes once again the importance of being consistent in the concept of your product and the messaging that is...

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New GOED report summarizes global market for EPA and DHA finished products

The Global Organization of EPA and DHA Omega-3 (GOED) noted that the finished products market size for 2015 was $31.4 billion.

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Walnut properties cracked as nut linked to healthy ageing

The nutritional properties of walnuts are again under the spotlight as a review points to the nut’s omega-3 content as a factor in reducing the risk of developing physical impairments...

Long chain inulin & chitosan offer probiotic protection: Study

A coating of long chain inulin and chitosan could offer better protection for probiotics in the gut, say researchers.

Industry reaction: What #Brexit means for UK & EU nutrition sectors

For the first time the European Union has lost a member after the British people yesterday voted to leave the bloc which began life as the European Economic Community in 1951.

Attention given to preventing adulteration on the rise, but has that curbed the problem?

Is the dietary supplement industry getting a handle on the adulteration issue?  The baseline data does not exist to be able to say one way or another. But sources agree...

Careful market research underlies hangover product's launch

The developers of a new hangover supplement believe careful pre launch market analysis will help them succeed where others have failed.

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