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Despite push to be lean, female athletes who eat more perform better, expert says

Body image is huge complicating factor in advising female athletes on nutrition, an expert said during a session during a recent conference.

Spearmint extract may enhance reaction time, focus and agility: Human data

Daily supplements of Kemin’s Neumentix spearmint (Mentha spicata L.) extract may support cognition and enhance physical performance in young, healthy individuals, says a new study.

IFT Food Expo 2017

From egg whites to faba beans, non-dairy protein ingredients multiply at IFT

Consumers are still demanding protein, and from scanning the floors at this year’s IFT Food Expo, it looks like ingredient manufacturers are anticipating flavor and texture fatigue. From new plant-based...

AHPA supports NIST in DNA testing program

A new government program being facilitated by the American Herbal Products Association will assess the reliability of current DNA techniques for botanical identification.

Brain-impaired elderly subjects appear to most benefit from cocoa flavanols: Review

Flavanol-rich chocolate is well known for its beneficial effect on the brain, but a review by Italian researchers point towards its neuroprotective effects in vulnerable populations over time.

NutraIngredients-Asia launches Japan newsletter

NutraIngredients-Asia.com has launched a Japan newsletter to provide news and insights about the nutrition, health and dietary supplements industry with content produced in both Japanese and English.

ISAPP experts update definition and scope of ‘Prebiotics’

An expert panel convened by the International Scientific Association for Probiotics and Prebiotics (ISAPP) has updated the definition of “prebiotics” to take into account advances in sequencing technology and the...

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Cardax's synthetic astaxanthin in line for anti-aging trial

Cardax, a Hawaii-based developer of synthetic astaxanthin, announced that the company’s proprietary carotenoid compound has been chosen for a National Institute on Aging test program.

Navigating disease claim currents especially tricky for probiotics, expert says

Regulatory hurdles must be kept in mind when designing studies to support products. This is especially true in research on probiotics, an expert says.

Soccer star makes case for supplements on Capitol Hill

The recent briefing for members of the Dietary Supplement Caucus featured an appearance by a world-class athlete speaking in favor of supplementation.

Vitacost debuts new branding with simplified packaging to make supplement buying ‘easier’

Online retailer Vitacost.com is aiming to boost transparency and consumer understanding with a re-launch of its own brand of dietary supplements with new names and simplified packaging.

Prinova expands global manufacturing with acquisition of Lycored's premix business

Food ingredients giant Prinova is accelerating its global expansion strategy with the acquition of Lycored's premix business. Lycored, in turn, will expedite its move toward concentration in its carotenoid and...

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FMC to sell omega-3 business to Pelagia

The Epax omega-3 business is being sold by FMC Corporation to Pelagia AS. 

Dosage and delivery shine in a generic sports nutrition market

Improvements in delivery formats and dosage forms has been a hallmark of the sports nutrition space for a number of years now as demands of an athlete require food to be...

Blackmores CEO Christine Holgate quits to run Australia Post

Blackmores CEO and MD Christine Holgate is leaving the supplements giant after nine years at the helm to take the top job at state-owned Australia Post.

Daily collagen supplementation may protect against cartilage loss for joint health, rodent study suggests

Daily oral consumption of hydrolysed type 1 collagen may protect joints with osteoarthritis from further cartilage loss, as well as deliver anti-inflammatory properties to injured joints, according to a new...

Algarithm Ingredients Inc. launches with new algae-derived omega-3 ingredients

In response to market demand for plant-based omega-3s, Algarithm Ingredients Inc. has spun out of POS Bio-Sciences and is offering vegetarian DHA ingredients from algal oil.

What’s old is new again: Big brand interest in chromium picolinate increasing, says Nutrition 21 president

After several years of being “overlooked” as fad ingredients took the spotlight, industry attention is returning to chromium picolinate, an ingredient with dozens of clinical trials to substantiate its benefits...

American Medical Association supports more choline in prenatal vitamins

The American Medical Association (AMA) supports an increase of choline in all prenatal vitamins to 450 mg/day, according to a resolution passed by delegates at the 2017 AMA Annual Meeting...

Embarrassed by intestinal gas? Don’t worry, it could be healthy

A fibre-containing beverage may help intestinal production of hydrogen, a gas with anti- inflammatory effects according to a Japanese study.   

Australian supplements exports to China double in two years

More than half of all Australia’s supplements exports are now going to China or to Hong Kong, with the overall value of industry exports doubling in the past two years....

How much milk protein can stimulate muscle growth after exercise in middle-aged men?

Just nine grams of milk protein may be sufficient to stimulate muscle build after resistance exercise, according to researchers from The University of Auckland and Fonterra Co-operative Group Ltd.

Vitamin K2 may reverse calcification of blood vessels in people with kidney disease

Four-week supplementation with vitamin K2 MK-7 (menaquinone-7) significantly improves vascular calcification (VC), according to a new study published in BMC Nephrology. 

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Deerland announces infusion of private capital

Deerland Enzymes & Probiotics announced a private equity investment from RoundTable Health Partners.

Adequate magnesium intakes may boost bone health: Study

Increased intakes of magnesium from the diet may slash the risk of fractures for older women, but the benefits for older men are less clear, says a new study.

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