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Saying goodbye to ORAC was a good thing for industry, suppliers say

For the marketers of ingredients from the fruit and berry category that show robust antioxidant potential, the fact that ORAC values are no longer a marketing tool is a challenge...

Burnt out? Rhodiola rosea supplements may help, says new study

Daily supplements containing Rhodiola rosea extract may improve the symptoms of burnout, suggests data from the first trial to examine the effects of the botanical extract on this modern day condition....

DuPont invests $10 million to upgrade Wisconsin probiotic facility

DuPont Nutrition & Health upgraded its probiotics pilot facility in Madison, WI, a project that costs around $10 million and aims to increase pace of new product development.

How do you get honest feedback from target consumers without breaking the bank?

As any entrepreneur that has conducted instore demos will tell you, says TrySome founder Rune Knudsen, asking someone face to face what they think of your product may not be...

Dietary management of OCD: Study links metabolism and vitamin D status to disease severity

One carbon metabolism that includes vitamin B12 and homocysteine, plus vitamin D deficiency could all play a role in the onset of obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), research suggests.

GanedenBC30 gets Health Canada ‘no objections letter,’ expanding formulation, claims flexibility for manufacturers

A new Health Canada ‘no objections letter’ expands manufacturers’ flexibility to formulate and market products with Ganeden’s branded Bacillus cogulans GBI-30, 6086 (or GanedenBC30 for short) in Canada. This includes...

Nutrition program could save hospitals up to $3,800 per patient

Tackling malnutrition in American hospitals could help save millions of dollars by shortening hospital stays and lowering readmission rates, says a new study conducted in four Chicago area hospitals.

New rat study backs Aquamin’s benefit over traditional calcium for bone health

Oral ingestion of Aquamin—a form of calcium derived from calcified red marine algae—may lead to less deterioration of the trabecular bone structure, according to a team of researchers from various...

Proper calibration, personnel training key to successful use of in-house testing equipment

A lack of identity testing is a frequent failure cited in warning letters issued by the Food and Drug Administration. But even when tests are being done, they need to...

Disagreement about carotenoid research raises again the question of what ‘natural’ means

A disagreement between researchers and an ingredient supplier about the import of recent carotenoid research raised again the sticky question of when processing steps might convert a natural ingredient into...

High-dose supplementation cuts vitamin D deficiency in severely premature babies

Preterm infants given the highest daily doses of vitamin D3 saw significant reductions in deficiency prevalence, say researchers.

TSI receives first ever exclusive CFDA licence to produce HMB in China

Health product manufacturer TSI Group has announced the approval of the first ever China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA) Manufacturing Licence for β-hydroxy β-methylbutyrate (HMB) production in China.

MusclePharm makes headway in cutting costs, dumping unprofitable SKUs

Sports nutrition firm MusclePharm Corporation has made progress in returning to profitability, according to its latest earnings report.

Study on choline intakes suggests eggs or supplements are only way to get enough

A study published this month using NHANES data reinforces that choline is an underconsumed nutrient, and concludes that it is very difficult to get enough in the diet without eating...

Collagen supplements may boost nail growth and appearance: Human data

Daily supplementation with collagen peptides may boost the growth of fingernails by 12%, and reduce the frequency of broken nails by 42%, says a new study using Gelita’s Verisol ingredient.

The Vitamin Shoppe ups competition in digital space with launch of Spark Auto Delivery

Keeping up with the age of automation, brick-and-mortar retailer The Vitamin Shoppe launched Spark Auto Delivery, a service in which consumers can subscribe to products to be shipped to their...

News in brief

Wasserman gets lawyer of year honor

Ivan Wasserman, a partner in the firm Amin Talati Upadhye, has been honored with an award from a group that rates lawyers.

VitaCup recruits new ‘Chief Vitamin Officer’ to help formulate vitamin-fortified coffee pods

To help formulate its vitamin and mineral-infused coffee pods, compatible with the Keurig brewing system, startup VitaCup recruited a ‘Chief Vitamin Officer.’

ORAC values might be passé, but antioxidant activity still demands research, experts say

Quoting ORAC values as a marketing tool has gone the way of the dinosaurs. But the measure of antioxidant activity still points to potentially important beneficial properties of ingredients, experts...

NAI launches 'dosing initiative' on CarnoSyn

Natural Alternatives International is making a push to clarify the dosing parameters for CarnoSyn, its patented form of beta-alanine.

Jin+Ja projects revenues of $4.5m in 2017, unveils new Super Greens powder

Canada Enterprises LLC - the company behind spicy ginger beverage Jin + Ja - is on course to more than double revenues in 2017 to approach $4.5m as it explores...

Is there a role for vitamin B3 in preventing birth defects?

Adequate maternal niacin intake may cut the number of babies born with congenital abnormalities, suggests a new study in The New England Journal of Medicine.

Probiotics in space: NASA explores viability of microorganisms for space flight

Spending time in the low gravity environment of space leads to significant changes to your body – your bones weaken and your sense of taste may diminish. It is also...

Personalized nutrition firm Vitamin Packs goes down ‘influencer’ route to grow business

Startup Vitamin Packs launched a new affiliate program, which recruits health and wellness influencers to help promote the brand.

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