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Shaklee Corp joins UNPA as new executive member

The United Natural Products Alliance (UNPA) has announced that Shaklee Corp. as its newest executive member.

AlaskOmega launches DHA omega-3 concentrates

Ohio-based Organic Technologies, producer of the AlaskOmega brand of fish oils, omega-3 and omega-7 concentrates, has launched new DHA-rich oils.

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Glanbia launches heat-stable hydrolyzed whey protein

Glanbia Nutritionals has extended its protein portfolio with a new hydrolyzed whey protein for the hot ready-to-mix powdered beverage and food markets.

Amarin's ITC case against omega-3s players decried as attempt to corner EPA market

As the concentration levels of omega-3 dietary supplement products have steadily risen, pharmaceutical manufacturer Amarin has moved to protect its competitive turf by filing a trade complaint against a number...

Even with high omega-3s awareness almost no one hits optimum intake, study suggests

Public awareness of the importance of omega-3 fatty acids has grown. But a new study suggests that almost all adults in Western countries still fall far below optimal blood levels...


Fish oil may help your genes to ward off inflammation

The role of omega-3 long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (n-3 LC-PUFAs) in inflammatory diseases involves a diverse and complex set of mechanisms, reports a recent study in Nutrition.

Vitafoods Asia 2017

WATCH – Chr. Hansen: 2017 ‘one of our best ever years’ for probiotics in APAC

Chr. Hansen says it has experienced one of its best ever years for APAC probiotics sales, driven by demand from infant nutrition firms and deeper consumer understanding across the region.

Naturex strikes global distribution deal with Mycotech for vegan mushroom protein: 'We could see they had something new'

Natural ingredients giant Naturex has struck a global distribution deal with MycoTechnology, the fungi-fueled start-up behind Pure Taste fermented shiitake vegetable protein: a high-profile new entrant to the ‘alternative’ protein...

BASF teams up with InsideTracker for personalized nutrition & supplementation recommendations

BASF and Segterra have announced a collaboration for BASF’s health ingredients brand, Newtrition, to provide personalized nutrition and dietary supplementation recommendations and scientific support for Segterra’s InsideTracker.

ABC shines light on tainted ingredients with book chapter on essential oil adulteration

The American Botanical Council is continuing to shed light on the issue of the adulteration of botanical ingredients by making available a book chapter on the adulteration of essential oils. ...

Market report shows growing trend toward integrative medicine

A new market survey from consultancy Pure Branding claims that more and more doctors are incorporating concepts of integrative medicine into their practices, a development that can be seen as...

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innoVactiv self-affirms GRAS status for InSea2 ingredient

Canada-based innoVactic has announced that its InSea2 ingredient obtained self-affirmed Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) status following a comprehensive evaluation by an independent panel of experts.

How can firms enhance and improve omega-3 fish oil extraction?

There is much room to improve omega-3 fish oil’s green credentials for environmental, health and economic reasons as firms seek to shift from energy intensive extraction methods and organic solvent...

New study supports EpiCor’s potential to improve constipation symptoms

Low doses of EpiCor, a yeast fermentate, may improve symptoms of constipation, including bloating and quality of life in healthy adults, says a new study.

FDA delays some safety requirements for produce under FSMA to make them less complicated, costly

FDA is pushing back the compliance dates for most agricultural water testing standards outlined in the Food Safety Modernization Act’s Produce Safety Rule to “simplify our approach to make compliance...

Burt’s Bees Natural Launchpad grants baobab powder brand Kaibae cash, mentorship

California-based baobab powder brand Kaibae was selected to be part of the second cohort of Clorox-owned Burt’s Bees Natural Launchpad, which awards grantees with $10,000 in cash and several days...

Liposomal glutathione may enhance immune function: Study

Using liposomes to deliver glutathione, a potent antioxidant, may decrease measures of oxidative stress and enhance immune function, says a new study.

Guest article

The Supplement OWL seeks to improve transparency

At Pharmavite, we pride ourselves in the work we do and the products we make. Since 1971, we’ve been a leader in the health and wellness industry, and, with our...

Plant power: Chinese firm files patent for Cistanche tubulosa against muscle loss

A Chinese pharmaceutical firm has filed a patent for use of a rare, native desert plant to delay muscle loss and age-associated damage.

Probiotic could delay onset of gluten intolerance in children: RCT data

New trial data suggests that the probiotic strains Lactobacillus plantarum Heal 9 and Lactobacillus paracasei 8700:2 could support the immune system and delay the onset of gluten intolerance in children....

SupplySide West 2017

Lipofoods is bringing its ‘slow release’ caffeine ingredient to the US market

Spain-based manufacturer Lipofoods is launching its slow-release caffeine ingredient Newcaff to the US market at the upcoming SupplySide West expo in Las Vegas.

TerraVia selects Corbion’s $20m stalking horse bid in auction

Algae-fueled company TerraVia has selected a $20m stalking horse bid from Dutch ingredients supplier Corbion in an auction for the bulk of its assets, according to documents filed with the...

Spore-based probiotic supplementation may reduce symptoms of ‘leaky gut syndrome’

Supplements containing a combination of spore-based probiotics may counter the chronic immune activation and inflammation associated with “leaky gut”, says a new study.

Could more coffee lead to a longer life? Researchers think so

A few extra cups of coffee have been associated with a lower risk of death, according to new research.

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Layn Corp. opens innovation center, quadruples production capacity

Ingredient manufacturer Layn Corp opened a new Global Innovation Center in Shanghai and a new production facility in Guangxi, China, quadrupling its current production capacity.

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