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Focus in NDI draft on supercritical CO2's 'newness' ignores its safety, quality, proponents say

Advocates of supercritical CO2 extraction are dismayed that FDA singled this process out in its updated draft guidance on New Dietary Ingredients. This results from an overzealous adherence to the...

FDA investigating supplements with unsafe lead levels

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is investigating a dietary supplement found to contain dangerous lead levels.

Political commentator Charlie Cook to Speak at CRN Annual Conference

Charlie Cook, editor and publisher of the Cook Political Report and columnist for the National Journal, will share his political perspectives with attendees at The Conference: CRN’s Annual Symposium for the...

Kyowa launches new magazine, defends Cognizin brand

Kyowa Hakko has launched a new way to communicate with customers: a magazine called AminoScope. The move comes as the company continues to defend the IP around its branded products....

Beta-glucan from algae: ‘It’s a simpler, more bioavailable, and better priced product’

The dietary supplement space is showing a lot of interest in algal-derived beta-glucan, and functional foods are next, says the CSO of Algal Scientific Corporation.

Algae special edition

Curious about algal production? Here’s a glimpse of the technology

We talk with president and CEO of microalgae ingredient company Cyanotech, Gerald R. Cysewski, to get the basics of algae production.

Special edition: The infinite potential of algae

Spirulina’s bright future rests on protein, health, and quality: Experts

As Americans move towards meat alternatives, demand for protein-rich Spirulina will increase, but quality standards need to weed out the not-so-clean sources, say leading producers.

NutraIngredients-Asia launched to shine the spotlight on industry across the region

Welcome to NutraIngredients-Asia.com, the home of authoritative and independent news and insights about the nutrition, health and dietary supplements industry in Asia Pacific.

Folic acid fortification linked to lower heart defect rates

Food fortified with folic acid has been found to decrease the number of babies born with heart abnormalities, according to research.

Harvard Health Letter sheds light on how medications may lead to nutrient depletion

Long-term use of commonly prescribed pharmaceuticals may lead to nutrient deficiency, with the Council for Responsible Nutrition welcoming the coverage of an issue that, it says, is not talked about...

The BioCollective seeks to build big gut microbiome data set

A Colorado-based startup is taking a crowd-sourcing type approach to the assembly of a statistically significant amount of microbiome data.

FTC seeks injunction against prolific publisher of 'predatory' journals

The Federal Trade Commission has taken action against the publisher of a large number of what it calls ‘predatory’ scientific journals. The complaint alleges the publisher lies about the journals’...

Fermented soymilk isoflavones could cut UV damage

Consuming fermented soymilk products may help protect against ultraviolet radiation damage by increasing the number of isoflavone compounds in the body, according to a study on mice.

Special edition: Algae

Algal omega-3s sustainability message should be additive, not predatory, GOED director says

Algal omega-3s are a growing sector of the market, but companies need to be careful of how they sell the benefits of that source, said one expert.

NCN says 'curated' list helps boost success of innovation events

Nutrition Capital Network partner Grant Ferrier said the mentoring program his company provides has boosted the success of innovation partnership programs such as the one sponsored by DSM.

News in brief

Lycored promotes 'beauty from within' product with #rethinkbeautiful campaign

The campaign raises awareness of the ingredient by connecting "beauty-from-within" with an emotion through video and social media.

Beetroot juice helps muscle recovery, but not through antioxidants

Drinking beetroot juice after exercise can reduce muscle pain and improve recovery, but does not improve real-world performance, according to a study also showing no benefit from antioxidants.

CRN talks about the “overfed and undernourished” problem in the US

There are increasing cases of malnutrition and nutrition deficiencies in a developed country like the US, recent studies report. We chat with an expert to get his analysis.

FOOD VISION USA: Let’s get personal. Your microbiome, your blood sugar and you

Could your microbiome - a huge ecosytem of trillions of bacteria living inside your body - explain why you find it harder to regulate your blood sugar than the next...

Robuvit supplementation may improve triathlete performance

Supplementation of Robuvit for two weeks cut amateur triathletes' total event times by 11%, researchers in Italy suggested.

NPA asks for NDI comment period extension

The Natural Products Association is asking FDA to add 30 days to the comment period on the updated New Dietary Ingredients draft guidance.

Saliva test strips help consumers, athletes optimize NO levels

Berkeley Test has firmed up the IP surrounding its nitric oxide testing method with the grant of a US patent. The test, which has already been used by athletes and...

Diabetes game changer? Researchers to look at green tea catechins & insulin

Botanical supplier Plandaí Biotechnology has signed a research agreement with North West University in South Africa to investigate green tea catechins and type 2 diabetes. 

AUD$9m project puts algae under the nutritional spotlight in New South Wales

An AUD$9m (US$6.9m) project to boost the potential for algae in the nutrition, supplement and bio-industry has been launched in New South Wales.

Cordyceps fungi supplementation may improve high-intensity exercise

Industry study suggests an increased tolerance of high-intensity training when study participants consumed the cordyceps-containing PeakO2 blend.

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