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Beneo-Orafti offers organic inulin for US market

Beneo-Orafti has launched a liquid organic fructo-oligosaccharide (FOS) called L58, offering companies a prebiotic ingredient for the rapidly growing organic sector.

Grants offered for keen young probiotics researchers

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.

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Abbott invests in innovation for infants through adults

Global health-care player Abbott has dedicated a new nutrition facility, as the company looks at continued innovation.

Folic acid and colon cancer: Some benefits and no harm

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...

Maternal folic acid, iron linked to better baby survival

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 glucose control herb ready for US DS market

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.

Coke defends omega-3 superjuice ads

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...

Rooibus extract may boost acai's health punch

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 may keep appetite at bay - study

Chewing gum can help to reduce calorie intake and burn up energy, claims a US study.

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EFSA rejects article 14 cholesterol-lowering claim

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.

Collagen ingredient better than glucosamine for joint health?

A patented collagen ingredient may be twice as effective as glucosamine and chondroitin for joint health, according to results of randomized, double-blind study.

Vegetarian form of Celadrin launched

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.

New pea product boosts functional fiber range

SunOpta Ingredients Group is expanding its range of functional fibers to include organic and conventional pea fiber.

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Coca-Cola omega-3 superjuice can nourish brain (but not memory), says NAD

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 goes to India for slimming botanicals

PL Thomas is expanding its slimming portfolio with two new botanical ingredients that attack hunger as well as fat tissue.

Soy isoflavones may slow bone loss for women

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.

Mum’s veggie-rich diet may protect baby from diabetes

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.

Sabinsa supports drugs to supplements status switch for brain health ingredient

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...

GM soybean omega-3 source edges to market

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...

Industry must embrace change, says CRN CEO

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).

Vitamin D supplements show anti-diabetes potential

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.

Pomegranate’s prostate protection potential grows

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.

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CRN awards industry stalwarts

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 to star in new TV documentary series

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,...

Measuring wellness, and other testing challenges

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.

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