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Solbar soy product to boost bone strength

Israeli soy company Solbar Plant Extracts has recently completed a study incorporating using it's soy product SOLGEN. The first study looked at the effect of...

Nutraceutical reports solid growth

Utah-based supplement firm Nutraceutical International saw growth in sales and income this year, confirming its consolidation strategy, according to chairman Bill Gay.

A tastier soy-based bread

The US Agricultural Research Service (ARS) has developed a new dough formulation to eradicate the musty, 'beany' aftertaste of some soy-based breads; a problem that has eluded food technologists since...

Better sterol sales lift Forbes' capital

Strong growth in revenues has improved working capital at phytosterol maker Forbes Medi-Tech this year, which should help further growth in the nutraceutical activities.

Multivitamin found to slow death from HIV

A supplement containing vitamins and minerals may help to slow the progression to death of some of the 40 million people infected with HIV worldwide, according to a new study.

Lonza signs agreement with Canadian plant extracts

Canadian life science company, Fytokem Products Inc., a developer of therapeutic plant extracts and bioactive molecules, announced that it has signed a product development and...

FDA seeks ideas on qualified health claims

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is issuing an advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM) to request public comment on several topics involving qualified health claims and other health initiatives.

Healthy bone supplement as good as the real thing

A clinical study carried out in the Netherlands has demonstrated identical absorption from an extract of the soyfood natto as in its traditional form.

DHA supplements could reduce postpartum depression

Low levels of the omega-3 fatty acid docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) after pregnancy are associated with postnatal depression, report researchers in a new study.

Low-carb snacks get gender specific

Powerbar, the founder of energy bars in the US, is to launch two new products designed to meet the different demands of men and women in an increasingly carb-conscious America.

Wessanen's US arm gets the Phoenix touch

Operation Phoenix, the restructuring programme introduced earlier this year by Dutch wellness foods group Wessanen , is already bearing fruit, with the company last week announcing better-than-expected third quarter figures. But...

Nurture announces third patent on oat processing technology

Oat ingredients firm Nurture has been awarded a third patent for its innovative technology that produces concentrated beta-glucan from sources such as oat bran for use in dietary supplements.

InterHealth gets GRAS for Super CitriMax

Californian firm InterHealth Nutraceuticals has gained GRAS (Generally Recognized as Safe) status for use of its Super CitriMax brand of hydroxycitric acid (HCA) in functional beverages.

Microencapsulated potassium reduces fortification problems

Balchem Encapsulates has launched two microencapsulated forms of potassium for the food and supplement market. The company claims its new technology allows particles to mix uniformly in food systems for...

Atkins Diet safety record slammed

The safety of the Atkins Diet and other high-protein, low-carbohydrate diets has been criticised after a preliminary report released last week linked one death and numerous illnesses to the weight...

Spicing up insulin sensitivity

Less than half a teaspoon of cinnamon daily could significantly reduce the risk factors for diabetes and cardiovascular disease in people with type 2 diabetes,...

GNC sets sights on safety

Leading supplement retailer General Nutrition Companies (GNC) has signed an agreement with NSF International which will see its entire range of own-label products assessed under NSF's safety and quality verification...

Cognis phytosterol plant nears completion

The Cognis Group, a leader in antioxidant and botanical ingredients, announced recently that it is near to completing construction of the world's largest stand-alone manufacturing...

Energy bars, power drinks under Canadian spotlight

Canada's Food Inspection Agency is preparing an investigation into the efficacy and safety of a range of sports nutrition products, including energy bars, isotonic sports...

Northland finances back on track in Q4

Northland Cranberries has reported a net income of $4 million in the fourth quarter ended 31 August, equivalent to $0.04 per share and a significant...

Another low-carb, high-fiber bar hits the market

The market for high-fiber, low-carbohydrate cereal bars is becoming increasingly crowded, with New Jersey-based Food and Culinary Technology Group the latest to launch introduce a...

British research could hold key to tackling obesity

Researchers looking at the rising occurrence of obesity in the UK population will present some interesting findings - including the affects of carbohydrates levels on...

Gov, manufacturers square off over nutrition labels

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is said to be considering tough new rules on nutritional information for food products, forcing manufacturers to give details...

Galaxy puts brave face on poor Q2

Second quarter results affected by lower volume sales and exceptional charges forced Galaxy Foods, the Orlando, Fla.-based producer of plant-based dairy alternatives to revise its...

Heart-healthy spread unveiled by GFA

GFA Brands has introduced a buttery spread containing two ingredients, fish oil and plant sterols, that have been linked to improved cardiovascular health. The product,...

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