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Whey protein’s heart health benefits demonstrated in RCT study

Whey protein could reduce the risk factors associated with heart disease, an RCT has found. 

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Lesaffre launches immune support bacteria in North American market

The century-old yeast specialist is launching its patented probiotic Bacillus subtilis CU1 in North America, targeting immune support supplement manufacturers.

As ‘soy-free’ claims increase in food and beverage, soy protein still shines in supplements aisle

There may be an increase in the number of brands claiming “free from soy” as a virtue, but market data suggests soy as a source of protein in the supplement...

AIDP to offer prebiotic fiber with satiety, microbiome modulating effects

Ingredient distributor AIDP has added a multifunctional fiber to its product lineup that can help beneficially alter consumers’ microbiomes, the company said.

Getting right financial advice critical for startups trying to clear distribution hump

Going from $2 million in sales to $10 million is a huge jump that requires a radical change in company culture. Getting expert advice in how to negotiate that change...

Cargill pairs with start-up to make spirulina from malt waste

Cargill has partnered with a French start-up to turn waste water and CO2 from one of its malt production plants into spirulina production ‘fuel’.

Gelita puts spotlight on collagen peptide's potential as muscle toning ingredient

The global collagen peptide company is looking to diversify the applications of its product BodyBalance, targeting manufacturers who cater to fitness enthusiasts looking for toned bodies.

Next Gen sequencing still not mature enough to use as standard botanical test method, experts argue

The hesitancy of the foodborne pathogen testing industry to adopt Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) for DNA tests is a signal that the technology is immature and needs further refinement before...

Pepsi won’t be rolling out Mug Root Beer with Sweetmyx 617 nationwide

Senomyx natural sweetener to move to the development phase

Senomyx is focusing on advancing a new high intensity natural sweetener claimed to more potent than Reb-A into the ‘development phase,’ says its CEO.

GNC's revenues drop 8%; stock price dives by 25%

GNC lost a quarter of its market capitalization Thursday as its stock price plunged after a disappointing third quarter earnings report. 

Limited Labs launches crowdfunding campaign for RTD ketogenic beverage

For raising capital, Limited Labs’ brand builder Sam Johnston said Indiegogo was the way to go: “[It creates] more of a buzz about this product online through interacting directly with...

There aren't enough women making decisions at supplement companies, and that hurts growth, advocates say

There aren’t as many women in decision making roles in at dietary supplement companies as some prominent women in the field thought might be the case when they first joined...

New energy source? German firm evoxx technologies plans to shake up energy drink scene with ‘novel carbohydrate’ launch in 2017

The oligomer was designed to help manufacturers reduce or eliminate the need for sucrose, glucose, and fructose, with potential applications ranging from energy source for sports nutrition to prebiotic supplements.

Trendspotting in the functional beverage space at SupplySide West 2016 with KeVita co-founder Chakra Earthsong

At one of the biggest shows for nutritional ingredients, KeVita co-founder Chakra Earthsong noticed more turmeric and ginger, more organically grown botanicals, and more probiotic options to meet increasing consumer...

Prolific filer of class actions wins small ruling on motion filed in RICO case

A case brought by the firm of prominent attorney Jonathan Emord against a prolific filer of class action lawsuits has suffered a slight setback, as the defendant has prevailed on...

Protein quality matters for muscle building, says review

The quality of protein and its leucine content has a significant influence on muscle building with resistance training, a review has found.

Campbell Soup bets big on personalized nutrition with $32m investment in Habit

Campbell Soup is investing $32m in Habit, a personalized nutrition and meal delivery company led by Plum Organics founder Neil Grimmer set to launch in 2017. 

Algatechnologies ‘aggressively’ exploring other microalgae, says chairman

Algatechnologies is widely known for its astaxanthin ingredient. Is it time to expand to new products?

ExcelVite CEO shares latest developments in tocotrienol innovation at SupplySide West 2016

Malaysia-based ExcelVite is harnessing the peninsular country’s abundant palm resources to develop tocotrienol ingredients for various functions, from neuroprotective benefits to sports nutrition.

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TR Nutritionals adds Indian ingredients via exclusive agreement

TR Nutritionals, a bulk ingredient supplier based in Alpharetta, GA, has entered into a distribution agreement that will boost its supply of Ayurvedic products.

We're only at the starting line for polyphenols' potential in sports nutrition, expert says

As more research continues to pile up on the effects of free radicals and inflammation on sports performance, the promise of polyphenols in this arena will only grow, said an...

Pecan shell flour offers cost effective antioxidants

A pecan shell flour ingredient first noted for its effect as an animal feed has gained an FDA no-objection letter for GRAS status. The ingredient offers a highly cost effective...

Supplement stress-reducing benefits last a month after discontinuing: Study

A blend of probiotics, magnesium, vitamins and minerals can reduce stress and fatigue even after users stop taking it, a study has shown.  

CRN to Health Canada: Don't try to fix NHP system if it ain't broke

The Council for Responsible Nutrition has submitted comments to a Health Canada that urges the agency not to scrap the existing product registration system but rather to further refine it...

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OmniActive’s CurcuWIN obtains self-affirmed GRAS

An expert panel granted OmniActive’s CurcuWIN ingredient a self-affirmed GRAS (Generally Recognized as Safe) notification after an evaluation in accordance with US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) safety criteria, the...

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