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Emerging markets, infant formula drive H&W over €600bn

Ongoing bullish emerging markets and a strong infant formula sector have helped drive the global health wellness sector to $774bn (€614bn) this year, according to Euromonitor International.

Demand rising rapidly for beetroot as ingredient's sports nutrition benefits are proven and popularized

The benefits of beetroot juice for sports nutrition got a big public relations boost recently with the news the Auburn University football team drinks the juice before its games.  As...

KonaRed rapidly expands distribution in wake of licensing pact with VDF Futureceuticals

Six months after resolving an IP fight with a competitor turned collaborator, KonaRed Corporation has made rapid progress in moving its coffee fruit beverage into nationwide distribution.

NutraIngredients-USA’s Digestive Health Forum: 'Women aged 55-64 are the sweet spot for the market'

Younger women and men are the new targets for digestive health product manufacturers, with women aged 55-64 already dominating the market, according to experts at the NutraIngredients-USA Digestive Health Forum.

AHPA’s proposed consumer friendly Prop 65 label warnings gain traction among regulators

Proposals from the American Herbal Product Association (AHPA) to allow more informative warnings for California’s Proposition 65-listed reproductive toxins have been met with interest by the California Office of Environmental...

ABC article says climate change is impacting quality of Chinese tea; whether botanicals in other regions are affected is less clear

Global climate change is affecting the quality of tea harvested in southwestern China, both in terms of taste and content of bioactive chemicals, according to a recent article in Herbalgram, the publication...

Boston Therapeutics launches blood sugar management supplement

Boston Therapeutics (BTI) has entered the full commercialization phase of its Sugardown dietary supplement aimed at the healthy blood sugar management market.  The company is collaborating on the launch with...

Health Warrior chia bars CEO: ‘Most Americans are overfed and undernourished'

While chia seeds are now appearing in everything from breakfast cereal to yogurt, it’s easy to forget that until surprisingly recently, the only place you could find them was in...

Waitaki launches new calcium ingredient with bone health efficacy and heart health safety

New Zealand’s Waitaki Biosciences is launching a new patent pending calcium form has been reported to improve bone health in post-menopausal women, while also producing to lower peak blood calcium...

News in brief

Natural Products Association names new Senior Vice President of Member Services

Adam Finney has re-joined the Natural Products Association (NPA) as its Senior Vice President of Member Services.

Probiotic potential: Altering gut bacteria shows promise for fatty liver disease

Probiotics may have beneficial effects on the treatment and prevention of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and other related conditions, according to a new review.

Curcumin shows heart health benefits by ‘multiple mechanisms’

Daily supplements of curcumin, the yellow pigment that gives turmeric its color, may improve heart health in lab rabbits fed a diet high in cholesterol, says a new study.

KGK Synergize to launch GMP auditing firm

Contract research organization KGK Synergize Inc. is broadening the scope of its expertise with the formation of a new company called GMP Auditing Partners and has named industry veteran Ed...

Quote/unquote: Gut health, sports nutrition, and curcumin - The best of Bénéfiq 2014

We headed to Quebec City this week to attend the 2nd instalment of Bénéfiq, an international rendezvous on health ingredients, and we’ve plucked a few pearls of wisdom from the...

Creative bites: Research backs amino acid to boost creative thinking

Food that contains the amino acid tyrosine could promote creative thinking, according to new research.

Employee ownership key facet of plan to 'reauthenticate' Twinlab, Tolworthy says

Relaunching as an employee-owned company will help focus Twinlab on its mission of “reauthenticating” the brand in the natural channel, said CEO Tom Tolworthy.

Special Edition: LATAM

The most important lessons for doing business in Latin America for dietary supplement companies

Being among the most dynamic regional markets in the world with double-digit growth, and with an increasing consumer demand, Latin America offers plenty of opportunities for dietary supplement companies.

Activists raise warning flags about 'synthetic biology' ingredients

Opponents of genetic modification say there is a new, potentially more powerful technology to contend with: synthetic biology.  Purveyors of natural products who are concerned about this technique have coined...

Special edition: LATAM

Inflation likely to moderate strong growth of supplements market in Argentina

The dietary supplement market in Argentina is thriving despite import barriers and economic uncertainty caused by inflation, according to a recent report by Euromonitor.  The forecast for the immediate future...

FTC warns 60 companies for noncompliance on ad disclosure guidelines

The Federal Trade Commission has sent warning letters to 60 companies, including 20 of the nation’s largest advertisers, warning them about their failure to make adequate disclosures in their print...

Special edition: Inside Europe's food supplement markets

Polish polyphenol study identifies coffee, tea and chocolate as top contributors

A population-level analysis of polyphenol intakes in Poland has revealed that coffee, tea and chocolate contribute around 75% of the polyphenols consumed in the country.

Regulatory roadblocks to AquaBounty's GE salmon ‘seriously damage the global credibility of FDA and its objective, science-based approval process’, warn scientists

90 scientists have written to President Obama urging him to press the FDA into making a decision, one way or another, on whether AquaBounty Technologies should be allowed to introduce...

Summit session to focus on 'freshness' of omega-3s

Marketers of omega-3s talk a lot about freshness, but it’s not what the consumer understands with the term.  It’s really about controlling oxidation and it can have a big impact...

Special Edition: LATAM

Mexico and Brazil: A tale of two very different supplement markets

They have dietary supplement markets of approximately equal value and growth, but with vastly different population sizes, market dynamics, and regulatory environments. As part of our special on LATAM, we...

Algatech enters deal to boost astaxanthin production with thin-walled tubes

Algatechnologies Ltd. has announced an R&D deal with German company SCHOTT AG to boost the productivity of its closed-tube cultivation system at its plant in the Negev region of southern...

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