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Curcumin and Indian gooseberry to feature in new Alzheimer’s trials

Scientists at the forefront of research into Alzheimer’s disease are about to embark on two human studies examining the role curcumin and Indian gooseberry could play in tackling beta amyloid,...

Vitamin D may reduce depression for women: Study

Increased intakes of vitamin D from foods but not supplements are associated with reduced prevalence of depression for postmenopausal women, says a new study.

CoQ10 patent dispute continues as Kaneka dismisses Houston case

Kaneka Corporation has voluntarily dismissed a patent infringement against ZMC-USA and Zhejiang Medicine Co. in a US District Court in Texas, but a case at the International Trade Commission (ITC)...

August 2011 in pictures: Omega-3, NDIs & GNC

NutraIngredients-USA looks back at an eventful month of news, with omega-3 innovations and research, NDI draft guidance reaction, vitamin A, and GNC snapping up

Entrepreneur: Energy strips could be worth $1bn in 3-5 years

The entrepreneur behind Sheets Energy Strips – novel dissolvable strips delivering an instant hit of caffeine and B vitamins - says the category could be worth $1bn in the next...

Probiotic video game in the works

The makers of the Microwarriors probiotic and prebiotic documentary that has been raising probiotic awareness since its release at the beginning of the year, are working on a video game...

USDA expresses skullcap supplement concerns with new analytical method

Scientists with the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) have developed a ‘simple, fast, and easy’ method to test for adulterants in skullcap herbal formulations, a timely development given potential short-comings...

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APN Labs to offer private label nutraceuticals as demand for store brand grows

Wisconsin-based APN Laboratories is now offering private label nutraceutical formulation, sourcing and manufacture services, as the economy continues to drive consumers to switch to store brands.

‘Most’ American children not getting enough vitamin D

The majority of American children are not getting sufficient vitamin D from sun exposure, even in summer months, says a new analysis from leading researchers.

Probiotics may reduce anxiety and depression, suggests study

Probiotic bacteria may have the potential to alter brain neurochemistry, affecting anxiety and depression-related disorders, says new research.

RDAs on the agenda at global food supplements summit

Recommended Daily Allowances (RDA) and upper safe limits for nutrients in food supplements will be on the agenda this week at a congress in Buenos Aires organised by The International...

Vitamin A supplements may save 600,000 children annually

Supplements of vitamin A may reduce child mortality in low and middle income countries by an astonishing 24%, which could save 600,000 lives per year, says a new meta-analysis.

NutraJobs: People on the move August 2011

NutraIngredients-USA presents a photo gallery round up of movements in the nutra sector, including changes at Sabinsa, BI Nutraceuticals, and Cyvex.

Systematic review: Chocolate can reduce heart disease risk by a third

A Cambridge University-led systematic review published today in the British Medical Journal has concluded that polyphenol-rich chocolate consumption can reduce the risk of heart disease by a third.

Leucine may help to burn fat but spare muscle wastage: Pilot study

Research in high altitude climbers has suggested that supplementation with the amino acid leucine can help to boost fat burning whilst preventing loss of muscle tissue.

AHPA urges careful FDA use of administrative detention under FSMA

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has been urged to continue to use its administrative detention authority sparingly under new food safety regulations, according to comments from the American...

Omega-3 DHA may reduce the severity of stroke: Study

Consuming the omega-3 DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) may reduce the extent of damage following a stroke by 25%, suggests a new study with mice.

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Sabinsa/ Sami Labs welcome FDA inspectors to Indian facilities

Inspectors from the US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) have audited five of Sami Labs (Sabinsa's manufacturing center) facilities in India registered with FDA for dietary ingredient manufacturing.

The Beauty From Within Conference is back with a packed programme!

The second Beauty From Within conference will open its doors in Paris on October 27th and here we draw attention to some of the main highlights and how you can...

Special edition: Omega-3

US military: Low omega-3 levels may boost suicide risk

US troops and service personnel with low levels of omega-3 are at increased risk of suicide, says a new study that potential opens the door to widespread omega-3 supplementation.

Special edition: Omega-3

Whole Foods Market: We’re still making up our minds on krill

Whole Foods Market (WFM) says it still needs more time to evaluate its position on the sustainability of krill oil, more than 15 months after announcing plans to stop selling...

Good, bad and ugly fats. But do consumers know which are which?

Consumers are increasingly aware that there are ‘good’ and ‘bad’ fats, but only a third can correctly place polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats in the former category, according to new research.

Hydroxytyrosol is key anti-inflammatory compound in olive: DSM study

Hydroxytyrosol, an ingredient to watch, has been identified as the main anti-inflammatory compound in olives, says a new study from DSM Nutritional Products Ltd.

Early under-nutrition may increase heart disease risk in later life

Exposure to famine or under-nutrition during childhood and adolescence may affect cardiovascular health in adult life, according to a new study.

Dairy prices to soften, says Glanbia

A modest weakening in dairy prices is expected, forecast Glanbia, as the company posted a profit jump in its half year results.

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