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Youtheory surfs cresting beauty-from-within wave on a board made of collagen

The perpetually almost-ready-for-prime-time beauty-from-within is a concept seems finally to be achieving market relevance in the US, and supplement brand youtheory is capitalizing on that wave.

AlaskOmega jumps into omega-7 arena with new fish oil ingredient

The omega oils story continues to ramify as companies compete to launch products outside the core omega-3s space. The latest entrant is AlaskOmega, which has launched an omega-7 fish oil...

SEPTEMBER 2015 NEWS QUIZ: Are you up to speed with the latest supplement industry news?

Do you know which herb the NY AG went after in September? Are you up to date on key new hires at some of the trade associations? Or which nutrient...

Food Vision USA: How do you maintain a challenger brand mentality as a mainstream player?

‘Challenger’ brands – anarchic, agile brands which disrupt established categories – are Davids outmaneuvering industry Goliaths. And Chobani is probably the perfect example, going from zero to a billion dollars...

UPDATED: NPA calls decision a "win for the industry and consumers"

‘A drug-level randomized controlled clinical trial for a supplement has never been the standard’: Bayer ‘gratified’ with court decision vs FTC

The hotly anticipated decision in the dispute between Bayer and the US Federal Trade Commission over claims in support of Phillips’ Colon Health is in, with a judge ruling in...

Meta-analyses question calcium's efficacy for boosting bone health & reducing fractures

Two meta-analyses have questioned the efficacy of calcium supplements to boost bone mineral density (BMD) and reduce the risk of fractures, but the data selection for the analyses has been...

Peptan collagen shows skin health benefits from within

Oral supplementation with collagen peptides may boost skin hydration by almost 30%, according to data from two double-blind placebo-controlled clinical trials on Asian and Caucasian women with different skin types.

‘Niagen is growing like crazy, unlike anything I have seen before,’ says ChromaDex CEO

ChromaDex’s Niagen nicotinamide riboside (NR) continues to defy expectations, with new science and product launches helping to drive growth for ChromaDex.

PLT debuts standardized nitrate ingredient from red spinach

PLT Health Solutions believes it has a winner in the sports nutrition field with the introduction of a standardized nitrate ingredient branded as Oxystorm.

Reinforcing supply chain integrity a must in the current climate, Gaia exec says

Traceability and sustainability are the new touchstones of the herbal products industry. Gaia Herbs has been at the forefront of this trend, said executive Todd King.

Part 1: One-on-one with the Tea Council of the USA on emerging trends

More Americans are reaching for green tea, consumer survey reveals

America may be a nation of black tea drinkers, but increasingly they are reaching for green tea for its health benefits, rich cultural experience and diverse flavor profile, according to...

Whole Foods: PETA’s ‘cynical, publicity-driven’ lawsuit is a waste of the court’s time and taxpayer’s money

Whole Foods Market has challenged allegations by animal rights group PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals), that the standards to which it holds its meat and poultry suppliers “barely...

Iodine excess linked to thyroid disease in lactating women

Excessive iodine intake may cause thyroid disease in lactating women and should be monitored as closely as deficiency, Chinese research of 343 women has said.  

FSMA poised to sweep dietary ingredient suppliers into regulatory fold, expert says

The biggest change in food regulation in the US in the past 75 years is poised to sweep up the suppliers of dietary ingredients, an expert says.

Eggshell membrane shown to protect cartilage thickness in study

Eggshell membrane was found in a new study to ameliorate cartilage degradation in a rat arthritis model. The study, performed with Stratum Nutrition’s NEM ingredient, was the first to show...

Berries may enhance motor performance and improve cognition, says study

Strawberries and blueberries may boost brain health by enhancing motor performance and improving working memory, says a new study.

Polyphenol-rich juice shows blood pressure benefits: RCT

Six weeks of consuming a polyphenol-rich juice may slash blood pressure, with the effects even more pronounced in those who need it most – hypertensives, says a new study.

Sports nutrition: NIU forum to explore the trends in the booming sports sector

Experts from Health Wright, Muscle Pharm, Texas A&M, and Euromonitor will discuss the trends in sports nutrition in a FREE forum hosted by NutraIngredients-USA.

Lemon verbena extract aids sleep and recovery for athletes, says study

PLX, a supplement derived from lemon verbena, can help athletes sleep better, reduce muscle pain and improve recovery time, according to a new manufacturer-sponsored study.

Expo East in review

Versatile probiotic GanedenBC30 adds value to a variety of products showcased at Expo East

Ganeden BC30 probiotic is a hot ingredient right now, as demonstrated by a slew of diverse products featuring it at Expo East. The probiotic is in demand in part because it...

DNA barcoding is here to stay, UNPA's Israelsen warns industry

The application of DNA barcoding to herbal supplements - which in the hands of the NY AG has been used as a bludgeon - could be turned into a significant...

S. boulardii supplements may reduce risk of antibiotic-associated diarrhea: Meta-analysis

Probiotic supplements containing Saccharomyces boulardii may reduce the risk of antibiotic-associated diarrhea and Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea, says a new meta-analysis of 21 randomized controlled trials.

FMC set for Danish innovation centre boost

FMC Corporation will open a new European Innovation Center in Denmark next year,  creating a hub for its technical and material experts to improve product development.

Expo East in review

OTA aims to align supply, demand and farming profitability of organic by 2030

Sales of organic are skyrocketing in the U.S. with demand often outstripping supply, but the Organic Trade Association has a plan to bring into balance by 2030 the market growth,...

“largest dataset ever published”

Probiotics deliver significant defecation benefits in healthy people: Study

One of the largest probiotic clinical interventions has found significant improvement in gut health in healthy people.

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