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Beneo-Orafti has launched a liquid organic fructo-oligosaccharide (FOS) called L58, offering companies a prebiotic ingredient for the rapidly growing organic sector.
Companies active in the probiotics field are aiming to expand scientific knowledge of the relationship between probiotics, gastrointestinal microbiota and the body, with two new $50,000 research grants.
Global health-care player Abbott has dedicated a new nutrition facility, as the company looks at continued innovation.
Supplements of folic acid may reduce the recurrence of colorectal cancer in people with low levels of the nutrient, but not people who already have adequate amounts, says a new...
Taking folic acid and iron supplements during pregnancy may reduce infant mortality up to age 7, suggests new research from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
Frutarom USA has followed the European release of a herb extracted from the purslane plant that studies show have glucose-controlling properties, with a US launch targeting the dietary supplements area.
Coca-Cola has defended a television advert for a DHA-fortified superjuice, saying the advert used humor to imply general brain benefits that were construed as being more specifically memory-boosting by the...
Formulating açai products with extracts from rooibus tea may enhance the colour and improve the stability of açai’s healthy components, suggests a new study from Texas.
Chewing gum can help to reduce calorie intake and burn up energy, claims a US study.
EFSA's Panel on Dietetic Products, Nutrition and Allergies (NDA) has issued a negative opinion for a grape extract (Vitis vinifera) claiming to have cholesterol-lowering benefits.
A patented collagen ingredient may be twice as effective as glucosamine and chondroitin for joint health, according to results of randomized, double-blind study.
New Jersey-based Proprietary Nutritionals Inc. (PNI) has begun distribution of a vegetarian form of the bone health natural compound, Celadrin, with Asia a key market.
SunOpta Ingredients Group is expanding its range of functional fibers to include organic and conventional pea fiber.
Coca-Cola-owned Minute Maid has been told to discontinue TV advertising that suggested an omega-3 DHA-fortified pomegranate and blueberry superjuice could give an immediate memory boost.
PL Thomas is expanding its slimming portfolio with two new botanical ingredients that attack hunger as well as fat tissue.
Supplementation with soy-germ derived isoflavones may reduce the loss of bone in postmenopausal women, according to results of a new study from the US.
Mothers-to-be should eat a vegetable-rich diet in order to protect their babies from type 1 diabetes, according to results of a new Swedish study.
New Jersey-based botanicals specialist, Sabinsa, has thrown its weight behind a citizen’s petition lodged by Canadian firm, Ovos Natural Health, that seeks to have its brain health ingredient recognized as...
Monsanto and Solae have received GRAS notification from the FDA for their soybean omega-3 but the product is unlikely to hit food shelves until the early part of the next...
The US dietary supplements industry should make itself the master of change not its victim, according to Steve Mister, president and CEO of the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN).
Supplements of the sunshine vitamin may improve insulin resistance and sensitivity, both of which are risk factors for diabetes, says a new study from New Zealand.
The anti-prostate cancer effects of pomegranate and its extracts may be related to stopping an enzyme in the liver which processes environmental carcinogens, says a new study.
Three industry veterans were last week honored by the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), for their commitment and contribution to both the association and the dietary supplement industry.
Probiotics are to take centre stage in a new series of TV documentaries, the first of which will be screened next Fall on major TV channels in the United States,...
How much wellness do you get out from dietary supplements? Measuring the efficacy of supplements is a tricky business that needs more discussion time, according to CRN.
Everybody wants food to be safe - but the recent slugging match over how best to protect US consumers from E.coli-tainted meat highlights whether legislation or self-regulation is the answer...
India’s burgeoning middle class is opening up opportunities for functional foods, with nut-based products eyed by Himachal based Himalaya International set to open a new functional food project.
Daily supplements of omega-3-rich krill oil is a safe and effective way of increasing levels of EPA and DHA, says a new study from Aker Biomarine.
Less than five percent of Americans are exceeding safe limits of folic acid despite intakes from a multitude of sources, both enriched and natural, says a new study.
In the final part of our series on healthy chocolate, NutraIngredients scans the regulatory landscape to see how the movement towards healthy cocoa offerings is being affected by the rules...
Austrian-based microencapsulation specialist, GAT Food Essentials, is supplying latin America’s largest dairy with an omega-3 form that is allowing the dairy to offer a difficult to achieve, non-chilled milk containing...
Fresh data suggests that use of dietary supplements is on an even keel despite the wobbly economy.
A phytochemical index (PI) that ranks the number of calories consumed from plant-based foods compared with overall daily calorie intake could be a useful tool to optimise dietary intake for...
Global acai leader, Sambazon, has become the first acai player to win a fair trade certification for its harvesting practises in the Amazon, where the ‘superfruit’ is grown.
Raisio has launched its cholesterol-lowering Benecol products into its fourth south American market, Columbia, as the result of a deal inked with Columbian dairy, Colanta.
Pharmaceutical company Fuji Health Science is bringing its expertise with functional excipients to the dietary supplement industry, with a rapid disintegration technology.
Consuming a diet rich in monounsaturated fats could lower the risk of metabolic syndrome – even without weight loss, says a new study.
The Global Organization for EPA and DHA (GOED) continues to fight for higher EU omega-3 dietary reference values (DRVs) of 500mg per day or more.
New research, contrary to previous studies, shows augmenting antidepressant therapy with an omega-3 fatty acid supplement does not result in improvement in levels of depression in patients with coronary heart...
In the third part of a special series on the health benefits of cocoa polyphenols, NutraIngredients looks at the sourcing and supply issues associated with ensuring antioxidant levels in chocolate.
Algatechnologies’ astaxanthin ingredient has obtained 12 new structural health claims, allowing manufacturers to add the claims to the packaging.
In the second part of our special series on the health benefits of cocoa polyphenols, NutraIngredients looks at the science behind the claims, and asks how much is too much
A new online store has opened in order to offer a greater range of gluten-free products to people suffering from celiac disease and gluten intolerance, the company said.
Sales of some big heart health brands have yet to deliver “any real returns” once development and promotion costs have been accounted for, according to Leatherhead.
Drinking frequent cups of green tea a day is linked to a lower incidence of depressive symptoms in elderly people, say Japanese researchers.
In the first of a four-part special series, NutraIngredients.com dips its investigative strawberry into the world of healthy chocolate and finds a relatively embryonic sector still finding its way but...
Internet rumors surrounding the work of Codex Alimentarius on food supplements have “absolutely no factual basis at all,” according to the International Alliance of Dietary/Food Supplement Associations (IADSA).
Burcon NutraScience has spent ten years developing its canola protein isolates and is about to be granted three new patents, but its newer soy protein ingredient is closer to market.
A compound in extra virgin olive oil could deter proteins from disrupting nerve cell function that causes the debilitating effects of Alzheimer's disease.
Heart health claims are becoming an increasingly common sight in food stores but Leatherhead Food Research says future success is not guaranteed.
The legal firm behind two actions that challenge the US qualified health claims system has asked a District of Columbia District Court to issue a summary judgment against the FDA...
Scientists claim to have discovered the taste receptor for carbonation, saying that it is perceived in a similar way to sour flavors – and provide an explanation for fizzy drinks’...
Adherence to a Mediterranean diet along with avoidance of Western-type foods may contribute to a reduction in postmenopausal breast cancer risk, claims new French study.
Will we all be waking up bleary-eyed to bowls of tattooed Corn Flakes any time soon? Probably not, but by suggesting that we could, Kellogg’s has hit on a winning...
Global CLA (conjugated linoleic acid) leader, Cognis, has won a category-first novel foods approval to use its weight management ingredient in Chinese functional foods and dietary supplements.
Eighty per cent of Americans are endangering their health by failing to eat a diet rich in specific colorful fruits and vegetables, according to a new study entitled America’s Phytonutrient...
Supplements of oligomeric proanthocyanidins (OPCs) improved memory in animals with age-related cognitive decline, says a new study from Japan and Korea.
Increased intakes of omega-3 fatty acids EPA, DPA, and DHA may protect men against acute coronary syndrome (ACS), says a new study.
Californian-based E.T. Horn will distribute BASF vitamins and carotenoids in 11 western and central states as the companies expand a previous relationship.
Supplements of coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) may protect or retard the development of fatty liver related to obesity, suggest findings from an animal study.
The FDA has withdrawn a warning letter published on its website and issued to two Procter and Gamble vitamin C-fortified dietary supplement/drug combination products.
Ohio-based probiotics specialist, Ganeden Biotech, has signed an agreement that will see it become the exclusive supplier of probiotics to the National Farmers Organization (NFO), with the aim of boosting...
SourceOne claims a new human study on the nanotech delivery system Vesisorb illustrates its power to improve the absorption and bioavailability of PMFs.
Eating chocolate may provide pain relief but scientists at the University of Chicago believe that it may be no better than ordinary water.
Arguments about the nutritive value of Aker BioMarine’s omega-3 based dietary supplement Superba Krill are continuing even after it won a court case in Oslo, Norway against cod liver oil...
Increased intakes of resistant starch and wheat bran may improve regular bowel habits in healthy adults, say findings from a new study funded by Tate & Lyle.
Minnesota-based UAS Laboratories says at least three companies are selling probiotic products that fraudulently claim to contain its trademarked, Lactobacillus acidophilus DDS-1 strains.
Cyvex Nutrition has repositioned its carob juice extract as a blood sugar control products targeted for women, in response to ‘significant supporting scientific data’.
Creating a clear functional drink suitable for transparent bottles is the key advantage of a new hydrolyzed whey protein from Milk Specialties.
How food choices are presented may have more influence on consumers than they realize, according to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research.
Daily consumption of a Chinese green tea extract may slow the damage of cigarette smoke in the lungs, according to results from a rat study from Hong Kong.
Immune health from gut health is not too obscure for consumers, but work needs to be done on identifying the mechanisms involved, said the conclusions from a two-day meeting in...
Harvard Medical School has recommended 11 foods including nuts and fatty fish that make easy work of lowering cholesterol.
Improved shelf life, stability, taste and texture are some of the benefits being offered to omega-3 suppliers and food makers by Michigan-based firm, Kalsec.
The House of Representatives approved a $121 billion agriculture spending bill for the 2010 budget year, with nutrition programs set to get $7.3 billion.
A federal court panel has ruled that five pending lawsuits against General Mills for claims about the purported cholesterol-lowering benefits of Cheerios will be consolidated into one multi-district case.
Drinking five cups of green tea per day may reduce the incidence of psychological distress by 20 per cent, says a new study from Japan.
Increased intakes of vitamins C and E and other antioxidants from the diet may protect against DNA damage in people exposed to ionizing radiation such as pilots, says a new...
Is taxing soda really an evil plan to curb your individual freedom? Conspiracy theories aside, perhaps it’s simply a sensible scheme to tackle obesity when personal choice has failed.
Supplements of B6, B12 or folate do not affect cardiovascular health, despite lowering homocysteine levels, says a prestigious Cochrane review.
Scoular has signed a distribution agreement with a Chinese manufacturer to secure a lower cost, non-GM supply of soy protein isolate for nutritional products and meats.
A prominent member of the Cambridge Health Alliance and Harvard Medical School says DSHEA needs urgent reform because it is holding the FDA back from ensuring that dietary supplements are...
Despite a flurry of negative press about probiotics, the global market is predicted to continue its growth, with estimations for 2014 of $32.6 billion.
Existing recommendations for vitamin D are inadequate to prevent falls amongst the elderly, according to a new meta-analysis from a team of international scientists.
Probiotic products on sale in Canada have been given six months to comply with new health claims guidelines by Health Canada.
Veteran food lawyer Jonathan W Emord has become the first non-scientist to be accepted onto the American College of Nutrition’s Certification Board for Nutrition Specialists (CBNS).
Swine flu style enforcement policies should be pursued by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the fight against steroids in body building products, according to an industry body.
NutraIngredient’s Snack Size Science brings you the week's top science every two weeks. This week we look at how folate in green leafy vegetables and fortified flours may protect against...
Supplements of a freeze-dried strawberry may improve cholesterol levels by about five per cent, according to a study with overweight women.
The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has awarded $1,666,000 to the Organic Trade Association (OTA) for projects that tackle trade issues for organic products.
Increased intakes of omega-3 fatty acids may reduce the risk of developing age-related blindness by 30 per cent, says a new study from the US National Eye Institute.
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has updated its nutrient database with more than 200 new nutrients and thousands of nutrient references for the likes of vitamins, minerals and...
Florida-based Valensa International has signed licensing agreements with three supplement makers for its patented eye health ingredient, astaxanthin.
Randy Dennin, a former VP of Pfizer, will lead a new organization to champion initiatives that serve to provide more dietary supplements and health foods to consumers around the globe.
A combination of inulin fibre, green coffee polyphenols, and nut polyphenols could help with weight loss, in addition to promoting digestive comfort, according to its inventor.
Canada’s controversial Natural Health Products (NHP) Directorate must be amended if the Canadian functional foods market is not to face severe long-term regulatory restriction, according to a leading trade group...
The FDA and DEA should exercise greater muscle in cracking down on products containing steroids and other contaminants, according to a Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) response to a Senate...
Supplements of the milk protein lactoferrin alone or in combination with a probiotic the reduced incidence of infection in pre-term babies, says a new study.
Increased intakes of folate and folic acid may reduce the risk of hearing loss in men by 20 per cent, says a new study from the US.
Tighter purses are not turning consumers away from ethical shopping with interest in all things sustainable or humane thriving despite the recession, according to market researcher, Packaged Facts.
In light of the recent attacks on supplements both in the US and Europe, NutraIngredients-USA.com takes a look at the position of one of the most respected sources of nutritional...
Companies will need to disclose if they have sponsored a study discussed in an advertisement for their product under new guidance issued yesterday by the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC).
Consuming a Mediterranean-style diet, rich in vegetables, fruits and nuts, olive oil, and legumes, may prevent depression, according to a new study from Spain.
October 1 was not a good day for many in the functional foods and food supplements business in the European Union as the meaning of life under a highly restrictive...
About forty companies and partner organizations have united to battle obesity in the US – especially among children.
The FDA has raised no objections to Florida-based Dyadic International’s GRAS application for it cellulase enzyme derived from a GM strain of its patented and proprietary C1 organism.
Neptune Technologies and Bioressources has said its recent capacity expansion will allow it to maintain high operating rates that are expected to help meet a large backlog in demand incurred...
Dietary intakes of capsaicin, the compound that gives red pepper its heat, may prevent the development of diabetes-like symptoms in obese people, says a new study with mice.
The market for foods and beverages that claim to address weight management is set for a shift in focus – from the omission of certain ‘bad’ ingredients to the addition...
New research from the American Dietetic Association has found a "paradoxical correlation" between obesity and food insecurity – defined as lack of access to food, or nutritionally adequate food –...
Coca-Cola has said that it will add calorie counts to the front of drinks packaging in the US and Mexico, with energy information on “nearly all” its products by the...
The US Food and Drug Administration has advised consumers that certain vitamin supplements “can be useful”, stating that “there are many good reasons” to consider taking them.
Phytoestrogens like soy and red clover isoflavones pose no safety issues with regards to heart health and breast cancer risk, according to a new meta-analysis from Austria.
Scientists have investigated the concentration of tocopherols among various soybean genotypes in different environments to ultimately improve the quality of functional food ingredients.
The Center for Science in the Public Interest says it has filed a lawsuit against Bayer over claims on One A Day supplements that selenium could prevent prostate cancer, on...
Canadian firm Burcon has received a notice of allowance from the US Patent and Trademark Office for its Puratein canola protein isolate.
Anti-aging and beauty from within are expected to be in the functional food spotlight, despite the recent shadow cast over the category by the high profile failure of Danone’s Essensis...
Supplements containing a Naturex grape extract may improve the performance of elite athletes during competition, according to a new study.
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