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Another HRT alternative approved

With hormone replacement therapy very much in the news this month because of a possible link with ovarian cancer, companies producing alternative treatments for the...

Twinlab hit by sales downturn

Twinlab Corporation, the US manufacturer and marketer of dietary supplements, has recorded sales of $42.7 million for the second quarter of the year, a decline...

Herbal products clampdown

Authorities in Japan have visited more than 900 retailers across the country as part of an ongoing investigation into the sale of illegal herbal medicines....

Vitamins rubbished - again

The debate continues to rage over the efficacy of vitamins following the publication earlier this month of a report claiming that synthetic statin drugs were...

New product to aid heart protection

Oligopharm, the Russian nutraceutical ingredient company, has developed a new product combining acetylsalicylic acid with chitosan and chitosanoligosaccharide which it claims can extend the therapeutic...

Self medication to drive European vitamin sales

An increasing willingness to try alternative medicines, especially among women, is set to drive sales of vitamin and mineral supplements across Europe, according to a...

Herbal sweets to boost energy

Four new herbal confectionery products have been launched by Canadian company Kitsune Foods which are designed to help give athletes an extra energy boost. Extreme...

Food processors support FDA stance on mercury in fish

Claims that the US Food & Drug Administration was unduly influenced by the US food industry when drawing up its guidelines on fish consumption and...

Marinol brand targets US market

Loders Croklaan Lipid Nutrition, the Dutch health ingredients company recently put up for sale by Unilever, has launched two new marine-based omega-3 fatty acid products...

Retail launch for Body Solutions

The weight loss programme called Body Solutions, created by the US group Mark Nutritionals, will now be available in retail outlets throughout the US, the...

Nutrition 21 to aid IOM testing

Nutrition 21, the US producer of chromium picolinate products, has announced that it will provide data to the US Institute of Medicine (IOM) to help...

Martek rejigs sales unit

Martek Biosciences Corporation, the US group which produces DHA and EPA omega-3 ingredients, is to consolidate all its sales activities related to products for the...

Aquasearch merger appeases creditors

Aquasearch, the Hawaiian company which develops nutraceutical products from aquatic plants, has completed its merger with Mera Pharmaceuticals. The newly merged company will retain the...

Menotab herbal treatment gets the thumbs up

A clinical trial featuring Menotab, the herbal formula produced by Himalaya USA, has shown that the product can help alleviate the symptoms of the menopause,...

Weider Nutrition shifts focus to key brands

US vitamin supplier Weider Nutrition has sold two of its supplement brands to American Body Building Products, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Optimum Nutrition. All assets...

The older you are, the more you can drink, says study

The health benefits of alcohol only occur in middle aged and older people, finds a study in this week`s British Medical Journal. The scientists found...

Sports supplements blamed for heatstroke deaths

Dietary supplements could be the cause of a rise in deaths from heatstroke, according to reports in the American press. A study published last week...

Evidence for wholegrains confirmed, again

A diet rich in wholegrains protects against cardiovascular disease (CVD), type 2 diabetes, and certain cancers thanks to their beneficial effects on risk factors such...

Boost for botanicals research

America's National Institutes of Health (NIH) has given a $6 million grant to fund research on the botanical ingredients St. John's wort and echinacea. The...

Further benefits for fish eaters

Eating fish benefits those who are at high risk for ischemic heart disease (IHD), finds a new study. The research also shows that sudden cardiac...

Earthrise highlights positive benefits of Spirulina

Earthrise Nutritionals, maker of the vegetable-based supplement Spirulina, has announced research proving its product can reverse the degenerative effects of ageing on the brain. A...

Evidence for wholegrains confirmed, again

A diet rich in wholegrains protects against cardiovascular disease (CVD), type 2 diabetes, and certain cancers thanks to their beneficial effects on risk factors such...

Kava kava set to be outlawed

Global action against the kava kava herb continues with both the UK and Singapore taking further steps to remove the herb from sale. The UK's...

Soy isoflavones - do the levels matter?

A new study finds that the health benefits attributed to soy protein may not depend on the isoflavone content. While many health advantages have been...

Negative effects of zinc supplements on early mental development

A study in this week's issue of The Lancet suggests that pregnant women in developing countries who are given zinc supplements may in fact be...

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