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Game on: New conference spills sports nutrition beans beyond 2017

The multi-billion euro sports nutrition sector is changing faster than you can say ‘millennial buy-in’, but is your firm abreast of the game-changing shifts that matter most?

Erythritol outperforms xylitol in plaque prevention, article concludes

A review article published in a dentistry journal makes the case that erythritol is superior to xylitol or sorbitol in preventing adhesion of harmful bacteria to teeth.

Probiotics may promote weight loss and reduce BMI

Consumption of probiotic ‘good bacteria’ could reduce body weight and body mass index (BMI) scores according to a new Chinese meta-analysis.

Dow records strong results as it preps for DuPont merger

The Dow Chemical Company is holding up its end of the DowDuPont merger bargain by turning in a strong second quarter financial performance.

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BGG agrees to rename astaxanthin division to settle dispute with ArticFarma

Chinese company BGG has agreed to rename its astaxanthin division under an agreement with Icelandic astaxanthin supplier ArcticFarma.

Diminishing consumer trust driving demand for HyperPure ingredients, says Frutarom

Demand for Frutarom’s HyperPure ingredients is growing twice as fast as its non-HyperPure since the beginning of 2016, linked to a diminishing consumer trust in supplements and the call for...

The NutraIngredients-USA Anti-Aging Forum 2016

Beauty-from-within category success will require a combination of topicals and supplements, say experts

Marketers of supplements positioned for beauty-from-within need to tie-in closely with cosmetic beauty products to further develop the market, and supplements products should be packaged much more like cosmetic products,...

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Ketone esters boost endurance in elite athletes: Study

A ketone ester drink developed by an Oxford University start-up for the US Army has shown benefits to elite endurance athletes by unlocking “greater human metabolic potential.”

DuPont reports first positive sales numbers in several quarters

DuPont reported higher earnings on improved margins even as sales figures were hurt by foreign currency headwinds as a planned merger with Dow Chemical Co moves forward.

CEO Archbold leaves GNC amid falling revenue, same-store sales declines

GNC ousted Mike Archbold as CEO early today as a result of the company’s continued poor financial performance. In its second quarter 2016 results, released this morning, the company reported...

CRN appoints new VP of quality and technical affairs

Gisele Atkinson has joined the Council for Responsible Nutrition as the vice president, quality and technical affairs, a new position in the association’s science and regulatory department.

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B&D to bring Ancon’s oligopeptides to US market

Ancon International and B&D Nutritional Ingredients have announced an agreement to market food-derived oligopeptides in the US.

RCT supports Ashwagandha root extract’s weight management potential

Supplements of ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) root extract may help people with chronic stress manage their body weight, says a new study from India.

Consumer Reports names ‘15 supplement ingredients to avoid’

Green tea extract, yohimbe, kava, and caffeine are among 15 ingredients to avoid in dietary supplements, according to Consumer Reports.

CoQ10 and nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide may aid chronic fatigue syndrome in women

Researchers from Spain found that CoQ10 plus nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD) supplementation for 8 weeks is safe and potentially effective in reducing max heart rate among chronic fatigue syndrome patients.

Learning from others’ mistakes: NPA launches warning letter database

The Natural Products Association (NPA) has announced the launch of its warning letter database, giving access to data on GMP violations, technical adulteration, and labeling infringements.

It's time to put whey and casein back together, exec says

Cutting milk proteins apart has been all the rage in recent years. But Benoit Turpin of Milk Specialities Global said the market is now starting to come around to the...

GABA may enhance whey protein’s muscle building potential: Study

Adding GABA (gamma-aminobutyric acid) to a post-exercise whey protein regimen may improve muscle building more than whey protein alone, suggests a new study.

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US firm hopes to bring novel nitric oxide booster to EU market

US firm Nutrition 21 has applied for EU novel food approval for its sports nutrition ingredient ‘Nitrosigine’, with a public consultation under way.

Meta-analysis digs deeper into magnesium’s potential to lower blood pressure

Data from 34 randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trials indicated that there is a “causal effect of [magnesium] supplementation on lowering [blood pressure] in adults.”

Researchers assess effects of beta-carotene fortified synbiotic food on type 2 diabetics

A synbiotic food fortified with beta-carotene may improve markers of inflammation and oxidative stress in people with type 2 diabetes, says a new study. 

Study supports Ester-C’s enhanced bioavailability and retention

The novel vitamin C formulation Ester-C increases levels of the vitamin in white blood cells (leukocytes) more than regular ascorbic acid, says a new study from NBTY and KGK Synergize.

Tespo: The ‘complete delivery system’ boosting compliance with liquid supplements

With a dispenser that sits nicely on the counter, Tespo is aiming to boost compliance and deliver the daily nutrients and bioactives in a liquid.

Ingredion EVP on HFCS, next gen stevia, non-GMO, and the gut microbiome

The recent introduction of GMO labeling will bring clarity to the marketplace and create choice for consumers, says the EVP of Global Specialties for Ingredion.

‘A milestone’: Pomegranate metabolite shows anti-aging potential

A metabolite from pomegranate compounds may improve mitochondrial and muscle function and enhance endurance during aging, says a new study from Switzerland.

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