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Supplements of Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG probiotic bacteria may provide added protection against gastro-intestinal infection and diarrhoea in infants, suggests a new study.
Pasta, enriched with soy isoflavones in the aglycone form, can effectively reduce blood levels of total and LDL cholesterol by about eight per cent, new research from Italy has reported.
Vitamer Labs is tapping into US consumers' niche, but ever-growing, desire for organic products with a new line of supplements.
The dietary supplement industry has announced its second website in one week geared at increasing public awareness surrounding health and its products.
Decision News Media is seeking a Managing Editor to lead the editorial team in Montpellier, France.
Debates over how the US should deal with food safety issues continue to rage between regulators, manufacturers, consumers and even the media, after a number of scandals this year broke...
An increased intake of wholegrain products in the diet may reduce a person's likelihood of being overweight or obese, suggests a new study from Holland.
The entire nonalcoholic beverage industry is making a shift towards functionality, if the findings of a recent report from global investment analyst Canaccord Adams spell true.
Adding probiotic strains to soymilk may have extra benefits by improving the bioavailability of the isoflavones in the milk, suggests new research.
The maker of a dietary supplement sold for sexual enhancement has issued a voluntary nationwide recall of its product following accusation it contains prescription drugs.
C.K. Nutritional Ingredients and Cyvex Nutrition have collaborated with a retail baker in Canada for a line of PomActiv muffins, in an innovative take on bringing antioxidants to consumers.
The future of research into the potential health benefits of cocoa should focus on the mechanisms and active compounds, with well defined clinical trials key to this burgeoning segment, says...
An increased intake of omega-3 fatty acids from marine sources may protect children at high risk of type-1 diabetes from developing the disease, suggests new research.
Canadian premium beverage manufacturer, Clearly Canadian Brands, has completed a $9.36mn financing from institutional investors that it plans to use to further diversify its line.
Swedish probiotics manufacturer Probi is taking its ingredient further into the US market thanks to a new agreement signed with NowFoods for a juice shot.
Selenium supplements may reduce the risk of heart disease by inhibiting the oxidation of LDL (bad) cholesterol, suggests a small study from Italy.
Ocean Nutrition Canada has secured co-branding for its omega-3 with Unilever Canada's Becel spreads, representing a high-profile marketing coup with a known household brand.
The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) is undertaking a survey of healthcare professionals in order to address the lack of communication between doctors and patients on the subject of dietary...
The Dietary Supplement Education Alliance (DSEA) has launched a website in the first step of its campaign to publicize the positive face of the industry.
Partially hydrolysed guar gum extensively used as an emulsifier, thickener and stabiliser, may also have potential as a health ingredient for protecting against diarrhoea, suggests new research.
Consumer demand - the holy grail of any industry - is a fragile and easily manipulated treasure. But influencing consumers for anything other than their own benefit will, more often...
Blue California is offering micro-encapsulation services for packing more nutritional value into a smaller space with a more stable shelf life.
More than 20 percent of American consumers indicate they are now seeking healthier snacking options, according to Datamonitor - spelling opportunity for healthy ingredient manufacturers.
Tocotrienols, the less studied form of vitamin E, may reduce DNA damage, considered an important trigger in cancer development, by about 50 per cent, new research suggests.
Isomers of conjugated linoleic acids (CLA) may stop the spread of colon cancer, suggests a new study from Korea that adds important new data to our understanding of the ingredient.
On World Alzheimer's Day it is worth reflecting on the potential for research into food and dietary supplement ingredients to one day stave off the debilitating disease.
Consuming a diet with a high glycaemic index (GI) may increase the risk of fatty liver, a condition linked to liver failure, suggests a new study with mice.
Supplementation with omega-3 fatty acids may improve the elasticity of blood vessels and improve overall cardiovascular health, reports a new study from China.
Best Formulations has received Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) certification for compliance with manufacturing standards in Australia, thereby opening up a wider market for its services.
Increased blood levels of lycopene may reduce the risk of advanced prostate cancer by 60 per cent, but carotenoids in general do not appear to impact on the overall risk...
Size need not be a problem, as a new website has been launched to help small and medium-sized manufacturers fight an array of food safety issues.
The ability of prebiotics inulin and oligofructose to enhance absorption of calcium in the intestine is focussed in the colon, suggests a new study with young adults that backs up...
An extract from American ginseng berry may reduce blood sugar levels by 30 per cent and aid weight loss, reports a new study from the University of Chicago using obese...
Aloecorp is further boosting the profile of aloe and its health applications with results from a Thai study linking gel from the plant to the prevention of kidney stone formation.
The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) is providing analytical methods to help dietary supplement manufacturers and ingredient suppliers ensure the authenticity of ingredients labeled as Hoodia gordonii.
A survey sponsored by Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) has found that women want their doctors to inform them about non-medicinal options for relieving menopausal symptoms.
A substance found in broccoli could help preserve the integrity of a barrier protecting the brain following injury, according to an animal study.
Training people to become more eating competent may be more effective at lowering their risk of heart disease than just providing them with dietary information, says a new study.
The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) has asked the US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) to encourage dietary supplement manufacturers to clearly label packages with information on...
Vitamin Relief USA is extending the scope of its operations to supply functional and organic food and beverage products to a variety of health education services.
As part of an innovative take on functional beverages, a Philadelphia manufacturer is taking herbs into water.
Men and women over the age of 51 who regularly take dietary supplements are more likely to get adequate amounts of several vitamins and minerals than those who do not,...
The US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has authorized a non-cariogenic health claim for the carbohydrate sweetener isomaltulose.
Nutracea announced it has received an opening purchase order from network marketing company the Cosway Corporation for launch of its stabilized rice bran in Southeast Asia.
Eating a low-fat and plant-based diet could reduce the risk of prostate cancer or slow onset of the disease, a new study has found.
Cloned foods have not yet made it to our grocery aisles, but in the advent of such a rollout consumers must have a defined right to decide if they want...
Mothers who eat apples during pregnancy may help their child avoid the risk of asthma, a study has found.
Women suffering from arthritis who adhered to a Mediterranean diet for only nine months experienced "significant" alleviations in pain, according to a new study.
A small study has reported that a protein powder mix of amino acids, vitamins and minerals could help combat fatigue during a difficult workout.
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has clamped down on the marketer of a book for allegedly promising consumers an easy plan for losing weight.
The National Yogurt Association is creating a probiotics council - another signal the active cultures have achieved mainstream status in North America.
A flavonoid found in fruit, such as apples and berries, could help reduce illnesses in people who have carried out extensive exercise.
Vitamin C may block growth of tumors by destabilizing their ability to grow under oxygen-starved conditions, as opposed to the prevailing theory that its preventative mechanism stems from capturing volatile...
The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) has targeted a dietary supplement used in relieving the symptoms of menopause as part of its mission to get federal regulators...
ABF-owned Ohly has completed the expansion of its yeast-extract facilities in the US and now claims to be the only company offering the triumvirate of baker's, brewer's and torula yeast...
Before a first meeting with potential users of your nutraceutical technology, it is very important to have such persons or entities execute appropriate confidentiality, non-disclosure, non-circumvention, and non-solicitation agreements so...
High fructose corn syrup is increasingly being blacklisted by food and beverage manufacturers as they attempt to market products that are perceived as 'better-for-you', says Datamonitor.
Scientists have formed a company to protect and promote their research on a molecule found in tangerine peel which could help fight cancer.
Researchers at Washington University in St. Louis are lauding fortified peanut butter as a potential saviour for the world's malnourished children.
Cognis is using a new study, linking CLA to positively altering fat oxidation and energy burning during sleep, to back-up up marketing behind branded its Tonalin.
A soon-to-be published study has linked French maritime pine bark ingredient Pycnogenol to balancing stress hormones, in turn diminishing symptoms of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.
The current US Administration is one step closer to hammering out a new policy on import safety in response to contamination scares.
It looks like even dips are going functional these days and, with National Guacamole Day around the corner, you may want to stock up on the avocado treat.
The face of the vitamin C market may be on the verge of change as reports circulate that prices from China - the world's primary supplier - are rocketing.
Supplementing with lutein and zeaxanthin has once again been associated with a lower risk for age-related macular degeneration, according to a new report.
NSF International has acquired David Begg Associates in a bid to increase its training capacity in North America, where its services will be increasingly available to dietary supplement manufacturers.
Supplementation with vitamin E has produced both positive and negative effects in helping to beat the risk factors in cardiovascular disease, an animal study has concluded.
Nutrition 21, the developer of chromium-based Chromax, announced it has entered into definitive agreements to privately place shares and warrants to fund $17.75mn for marketing and retailing of its condition-specific products.
This comment was amended to correct a statement about bans of additives in other countries. Some of the chemicals were previously banned by Norway, Austria and Australia but those bans...
International dairy and nutritional ingredients group Glanbia is making its way into the North American omega-3 market with the acquisition of the Canadian nutritionals business, Pizzey's Milling.
According to a new study in Gut journal, fat inside the upper stomach may cause vitamin C to promote cancer-causing reactions rather than protect against them as previously found.
A study has linked low vitamin D levels in mothers to a five-fold increased risk of preeclampsia, a serious complication in pregnancy which can lead to fetal death.
Frutarom USA has further enhanced its profile in North America by going through ISO certification hoops for its quality management systems.
The European Commission has launched an inquiry into allegations that Chinese suppliers are dumping citric acid onto the market and causing material injury to the European industry.
Maternal supplementation of a mixture containing folic acid and vitamin B12 or genistein had a positive result on reducing disease susceptibility in newborn mice, a study reports.
PepsiCo is joining the trend for mainstream beverage companies looking to invigorate their sales with increasingly functional offerings, such as vitamin waters.
Saw palmetto prices are set to soar following a drought in Florida, leaving further room for low-quality or fake products to enter the market, says Valensa International.
A soy isoflavone used in soy infant formula could reduce diarrhea in infants, according to a new study, and thereby save lives in developing countries.
Nearly half of school nutrition directors polled in a recent survey indicated that newly implemented policies have already had a positive impact on students' food choices and behaviour.
Based on its Q3 financial results, Martek Biosciences is finally cashing in on its investment into developing branded vegetarian life'sDHA.
A series of probiotic studies on mice have presented positive results in protecting newborns from intestinal infections and reducing inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), research by Institut Rosell suggests.
Contract manufacturer BioEnvelop says it has succeeded in improving the nutritional capacity of its film-based nutraceuticals, thereby offering up further potential delivery systems for dietary supplement makers.
As many as 50 percent of breast and colon cancer cases could be prevented by increasing intake of vitamin D, according to a study that backs continued calls for higher...
Californian beverage manufacturer Naked Juice is taking a page from dairy's book and introducing probiotics to the functional juice category.
Mars has announced it is adding more patents to its suit against Natraceutical so as to both strengthen its case and protect cocoa flavanol technology.
Younger consumers are driving the functional beverage market, according to a new Mintel report, which indicates the market grew by up to 30 percent over the past five years.
Nutrients found in avocados may help combat oral cancer, a study suggests.
An antioxidant commonly used in dietary and body-building supplements could lead to pulmonary arterial hypertension, according to research from the University of Virginia (UV) Health System.
Last week saw a string of communications about food price rises: first warnings were aired about wheat, then meat, then dairy. It's a vertiginous view from the heights of the...
US consumers are willing to increase grocery spending on healthier foods says a recent survey sponsored by the United Soybean Board (USB).
A higher risk factor for iron deficiency in toddlers has now been associated with weight, leaving further room for food manufacturers and public health bodies to raise awareness on the...
Nestlé officially completed its acquisition of baby food brand Gerber, bringing the company one step closer to achieving its evolving aspiration to be the world's leading nutrition, health and wellness...
Sending your kids off to school on a low GI-breakfast could reduce their calorie intake throughout the day, suggests new research.
The final article in a FoodNavigator-USA.com series on the health and wellness practices of major US food firms reveals that Campbell Soup Company is expecting a major shift in the...
Denomega Nutritional Oils is taking its omega-3 into uncharted territory - breads - making the fatty acids even more available in the lifestyles of consumers.
Freeze-dried back raspberries could help prevent the formation of tumours of the oesophagus, if the results of a rat study also hold true for humans, but were not seen to...
Chinese ingredients maker Biogin Biochemicals said it has seen an approximately 30 percent growth in demand for its flax lignans from clients in the US and Europe and it is...
Ellagitannins from pomegranate accumulate in the prostate and may be behind the reported benefits of the fruit, suggests a new animal study from the US.
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