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Going big: MusclePharm announces product deal with Arnold Schwarzenegger

MusclePharm, a Denver, CO-based manufacturer of sports nutrition products, has announced a development deal with the biggest name in the muscle business—Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Broccoli compound benefits may be result of metabolic 're-tuning': Human data

Metabolic modifications brought about by consumption of high-glucoraphanin broccoli may be behind the suggested health benefits and cancer-fighting ability of the cruciferous vegetable, according to a new clinical trial.

BI Chief: I don’t think we’ll see government mandated GMO labeling; It’s a marketing issue.

From California to Washington, and from Connecticut to Vermont, initiatives to label the presence of ingredients derived from genetically modified foods are dominating headlines. Despite this, the CEO of BI...

New hires: GNC's new EVP of business development, Sabinsa's new CEO, American River Nutrition's 1st chief medical officer, and others

Check out who’s moving onwards and upwards in summer 2013 in the latest NutraIngredients-USA round-up of movers and shakers in the nutrition and dietary supplement industries.

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Sabinsa gets NSF GMP certification on Utah facility

Sabinsa Corporation’s manufacturing facility in Payson, UT has been certified as GMP compliant by NSF International, the company announced yesterday.

Glucoraphanin from broccoli is similar to DHA: We're educating the market that not all broccoli extracts are equal, says BPP

Building consumer and market understanding of the benefits of glucoraphanin from broccoli is a lot like the DHA story, says leading broccoli extract supplier Brassica Protection Products (BPP), as it...

Indian gooseberry extract (Capros) may counter endothelial dysfunction in diabetics: RCT

Daily supplements of an extract from Indian gooseberry (Phyllanthus emblica) may improve the health of cells lining the blood vessels, and reduce levels of markers of oxidative stress in type-2...

Study shows potential for D-tagatose as sports nutrition ingredient

D-tagatose, an alternative sweetener that has drifted at the periphery of commercial viability for more than a decade, may have a new lease on life because of its blood sugar...

Generation game: Effects of omega-3 deficiency may worsen over consecutive generations

The negative effects of poor omega-3 intake could become incrementally worse through consecutive generations, according to a new study.

Watermelon juice soothes sore cycling muscles

Watermelon juice has ‘excellent’ potential as a functional drink to relieve sore muscles in athletes due to high levels of amino acid L-Citrulluine, a new Spanish study testing cyclists reports.

Introducing phytochemomics: A new way to help win herbal health claims, say researchers

The use of novel phytochemomics technologies will define cause and effect relationships for phytochemicals that will assist in the substantiation of health claims for herbals and botanicals, say researchers.

Reckitt Benckiser: Schiff results ‘confirm that we have acquired very high quality brands in an exciting VMS category’

Schiff Nutrition is performing strongly for Reckitt Benckiser, as the company posts 4% like-for-like growth for the second quarter of FY13.

Choline supplements may boost memory and attention: Study

Increased consumption of choline could help to improvelong-term memory and attention-holding capacity, according to new research in rats.

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Phytochem Int’l signs exclusive NA distribution agreement with India’s Phytotech Extracts

California-based Phytochem International has entered into an agreement to become exclusive North American distributor for Indian botanical extract manufacturer Phytotech PVT LTD.

FDA has adequate enforcement authority, sources say in reaction to Driven Sports exposé

The Food and Drug Administration has enough tools to police the dietary supplement sector.  That was the reaction from industry in the wake of yet another negative story about the...

US children’s supplement use is ‘moderate and appropriate’, says new survey

The use of dietary supplements by an estimate 2.9 million US children is ‘moderate and appropriate’, according to a new survey.

GNC: We’re going to get aggressive with a marketing campaign to support fish oil

The recent journal paper that claimed fish oil may increase the risk of prostate cancer is ‘one of the craziest articles I’ve read’, says GNC CEO Joe Fortunato, who says...

Ginkgo biloba may boost brain functions by increasing stem cell growth: Rat study

Supplementation with an extract from Ginkgo biloba may help to battle memory loss and cognitive impairments associated with dementia by encouraging the growth and development of neural stem cells, according...

Omega-3 and GLA supplement backed to battle dry eye: Trial data

Supplementation with omega-3 and omega-6 could help to boost eye health for people who suffer with dry eye, according to new RCT data.

Infographic: Nutrition for mental health

With the human brain making up only 2% of our body weight, but accounting for at least 25% of our metabolic demands, it is no wonder that nutrition plays such...

You'll sell more sports nutrition products targeting fitness walkers and yoga enthusiasts than team sports players, says Packaged Facts

Sports nutrition marketers have traditionally focused on young men, sports teams and hardcore athletes. In future, however, they will need to spend more time targeting women, weekend warriors and consumers...

NutraIngredients-USA: What’s on our editorial calendar for 2013-14?

From potential brain boosting nutrients to nutrigenomics and the opportunities in personalized nutrition, the latest trends in proteins, botanicals, sports nutrition, and Latin America, Nutraingredients-USA’s 2013/14 editorial calendar of special...

Strong China sales push Usana to record results

Usana Health Sciences has achieved another quarter of record financial results based largely on strong sales within China. In an earnings call with analysts discussing the company’s second quarter 2013 financial...

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Missed Bone & Joint Health 2013? Listen again free, on-demand

Can you make inflammation claims regarding joint health? How do you differentiate products in the bone health sector where so many products are based on calcium and vitamin D?

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Dept of Justice resolves actions to seize and condemn DMAA-containing products in three states

FDA personnel have witnessed the destruction of dietary supplement products containing controversial ingredient DMAA following actions by the US Department of Justice.

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