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Combining omega-3 fatty acids with glucosamine achieves better improvements in joint health than glucosamine alone, says a new study from Germany.
The krill category and the science backing it are still emerging, but there are many who believe krill extracts have the potential to 'go big' in the healthy foods arena....
Promoting the responsible trade in herbal products and improving the service to consumers are the twin goals behind new guidance policies on microorganisms and mycotoxins and heavy metals from the...
Consumers are moving toward healthier products for both themselves and the environment according to a new US market survey from researcher, HealthFocus International.
A European court has ruled that ‘cannabis’ cannot be used as a trademark for certain drinks but the decision is only partly influenced by any drug associations.
A dairy-rich diet may reduce levels of inflammatory and oxidative markers in overweight and obese people, says a new study from the US.
Increased intakes of vitamin C may increase the risk of developing cataracts in some elderly people, according to a new study.
Joint health is the major platform underpinning a new “technology partnership” between Novus International-owned Stratum Nutrition and egg shell extract specialist, ESM Technologies, seeking an in to a crowded market.
Wholemeal breads increase satiety compared to their refined counterparts but have no affect on energy intake, according to a new study.
A diet rich in polyphenols and polyunsaturated fatty acids could delay the onset of Alzheimer’s disease through the production of new brain cells and the strenghtening of neural networks, according...
The omega-3 and omega-6 laden ancient grain, chia, has had its European Union novel foods status confirmed for use in bread products.
DSM Nutritional Products says ‘process efficiencies and technology optimisation’ are allowing cost reductions in its resVida resveratrol ingredients, along with economies of scale.
The ARA production facility owned by Cargill Alking Bioengineering, the joint venture between Cargill and Chinese company, Alking Bioengineering, will begin production in 2010.
A breakthrough in the understanding of how bacteria bind to the mucus layer protecting the gut lining could result in more effective probiotic design and selection.
George Pontiakos, the president and chief executive officer of California-based, BI Nutraceuticals, tells Shane Starling why he thinks the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) should get more credit than it...
AkzoNobel’s National Starch business has acquired Penford’s Australian specialty starch business in order to shorten its supply chain for specialty corn starches in the region - despite National Starch being...
A new a patent-pending vitamin C ingredient delivers a significantly faster rise in blood vitamin C in the first 90 minutes than a than a leading premium vitamin C...
Tapping into the health and wellness trend, Cadbury is targeting the youth market in India with an energy glucose containing chocolate wafer bar.
Cognis has reported a 6.8 per cent decline in nutritional and health product revenue for the first 9 months of 2009 as the European market weakens and supplement sales slump.
Pakistan will announce a “vitamins policy” in December, according to Federal Health Minister Ejaz H Jakhrani.
An herbal mint tea is as effective at relieving pain as an aspirin-style drug, claims new research.
A Chilean krill extraction specialist has applied for a global patent it says will allow oils to be extracted from krill without the use of solvents and offer savings of...
A new survey of food ads on kids' TV network Nickelodeon has found that almost 80 percent are for unhealthy products, says the Center for Science in the Public Interest,...
Medicinal tea producer, Traditional Medicinals claims to be the first US-based manufacturer to obtain the new FairWild certification which sets international social, ecological and quality standards for wild-collected plant species...
The Indian government is aiming to establish guidelines for probiotic products by the January 2010, the Third India Probiotic Symposium in New Delhi has heard.
Naturex president and chief executive officer, Jacques Dikansky, tells Shane Starling why in August the French botanicals giant bought Spanish supplier, Natraceutical Group, to double its size for the third...
Flaxseed oil may reduce the risk of osteoporosis in women with diabetes and those who are post-menopausal, according to a new study.
General Mills has responded to a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) letter asking for more evidence to support a revised health claim regarding the impact of Cheerios on cholesterol levels.
Despite regulatory, technology and environmental challenges, the marine and algal omega-3 market presents immense growth opportunities to manufacturers, claims a new Frost & Sullivan report tracking the sector.
New-Jersey based ingredients supplier PL Thomas and botanical extract specialist, Polifenoles Naturales, have jointly appointed former Sabinsa employee, Dr Vladimir Badmaev, as director of scientific and medical affairs.
The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) has a key role to play in developing biomarkers and a novel, multi-system testing methods, says the Council For Responsible Nutrition...
There’s a perfect storm building for food prices. You don’t have to scan the horizon to see the signs; the clouds are developing all around us - at a faster...
Treatment based on resveratrol could be a safer alternative to hormone replacement therapy (HRT) in postmenopausal women and could help prevent breast cancer, according to a new study.
Bioriginal director of sales for North America, Michael Chubb, speaks to Shane Starling about the effect the entry of major suppliers like DSM and Cognis are having on the omega-3...
The state-of-play in the sports nutrition market has come under discussion by a Congress working group in association in an effort to clear up some of the misinformation that is...
Researchers from Utah presented fresh evidence this week linking vitamin D deficiency to heart disease at the American Heart Association’s (AHA) Scientific Conference in Orlando, Florida.
The International Alliance of Dietary/Food Supplement Associations (IADSA) is hosting a workshop in Brazil to discuss regulatory issues in the country and boost success
Adding resistant starch to breakfast and lunch meals may reduce the amount of calories consumed over a 24-hour period by about 10 per cent, says a new study.
Supplementation with a yeast fermentate may improve allergy symptoms like runny nose, according to the results of randomised clinical trial.
The American Association for Health Freedom (AAHF) has claimed victory in the Senate after an amendment to the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act loosened the language on international regulatory harmonization.
The Obama administration is pushing through health care reform that promises greater access to health insurance for tens of millions of Americans. Will the reforms bring benefits to the dietary...
A recent study linking folic acid and vitamin B12 supplements with higher risks of cancer is misleading, claim two trade associations representing dietary supplement manufacturers and ingredient suppliers.
Solae has launched a high protein soy nugget with 90 percent protein on a dry weight basis, said to be the highest containing soy protein nugget on the market.
UK and Australian food safety officials should pay particular attention to a new study linking folic acid and vitamin B12 supplements with higher risks of cancer, according to the lead...
As the world population increases, so does the shadow of malnutrition. Vitamin A deficiency (VAD) is the leading cause of preventable blindness in children, yet continues to cause blindness in...
Baked or boiled fish delivers the heart-health benefits of omega-3 fatty acids more effectively than fried, salted or dried fish, according to research presented at the American Heart Association's Scientific...
There may be a potential risk of cancer and genetic disorders for individuals working with high concentrations of titanium dioxide nanoparticles, according to US scientists.
Climate change dominates the CSR agenda but new USDA figures on food insecurity are a sharp reminder that alleviating poverty and hunger should always be the top priority.
Nutraceutical and stabilized rice bran company NutraCea has obtained credit totaling $6.75m through its successful application for Debtor-in-Possession (DIP) financing provided by Wells Fargo Bank.
Research presented this week at the American Heart Association (AHA) Scientific Sessions quantified the impact of GM soybean oil on levels of omega-3 EPA in red blood cells.
Lactobacillus GG (LGG) can decrease the risk of upper respiratory tract infections including rhinitis, pharyngitis, sinusitis, otitis, and the common cold in children attending day care centres, claims a new...
Taking selenium supplements may increase cholesterol levels by as much as 10 per cent, according to a new study.
GMP Herbal Products is recalling a weight loss dietary supplement called Pai You Guo after the FDA found the product contained undeclared drug ingredients.
Biopharmaceutical company Bristol-Myers Squibb Co is to sell its 83 per cent holding in pediatric nutrition company Mead Johnson which produces Enfamil infant formula.
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has asked nearly 30 beverage manufacturers to provide information showing that their caffeinated alcoholic drinks are safe.
A higher intake of sulfur-containing amino acids like cysteine following intestinal surgery might aid healthy intestinal recovery, claims a new study.
Dietary supplements of plant sterols do not adversely affect our antioxidant defences, says a new study which boosts the overall safety profile of this booming ingredient group.
French botanicals supplier Naturex has launched an American ginseng extract, which a yet-to-be-published clinical trial has indicated can boost short term brain health and preserve mental alertiveness.
More research is necessary to explore links between a compound in coffee and breast and colon cancer, according to Texas AgriLife Research scientists.
Nutritional products maker Natrol has been certified by the Natural Products Association (NPA) Current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) Certification Program.
Biomarkers to measure the state of our health may hold the key to establishing the benefits of a dietary compound or ingredient, but more efforts are needed to produce a...
The glycemic index (GI) of foods could be reduced through the intake of a white bean derived dietary supplement, claims a new study.
Global demand for nutraceutical ingredients is tipped to reach $21.8bn by 2013, according to a new study by research firm The Freedonia Group.
Stevia supplier GLG Life Tech has filed a statement of defense against allegations from Weider Global Nutrition that it had breached conditions of their joint stevia business by setting up...
As swine flu continues to grab headlines around the world, interest in immune health has never been healthier. Stephen Daniells talks to Jay Udani from UCLA and CEO of Medicus...
Seltzer has been renamed Glanbia Nutritionals (NA) three years after joining the Glanbia Group.
US researchers have successfully transferred gut bacteria from obese humans to germ-free mice, a breakthrough that will allow a more detailed study of the link between gut microflora and obesity.
The dietary supplement advertising review program, tasked with testing the truth and accuracy of advertisement claims, is to continue for another five years, according to the Council for Responsible Nutrition...
A consortium of trade, scientific and consumer groups has launched a campaign to establish an Institute of Medicine expert panel to establish dietary reference intakes (DRI) for EPA and DHA...
Stratum Nutrition has partnered with ESM Technologies to help sell NEM (Natural Eggshell Membrane) to functional food and supplement makers.
Whole yellow pea flour could be used to create low-GI foods with similar sensory characteristics to whole wheat flour, according to a new study from the Journal of Food Science.
Formulating iron-enriched fruit juices with milk may improve uptake of the mineral, suggests new research that offers a way of boosting iron intake for people at risk of deficiency.
Extracts from bilberry may prevent the build up of plaques in the arteries, preventing hardening of the blood vessels and boosting overall heart health, says a new study from France.
Ka-CHING! Hear that? No it’s not the sound of overflowing cash registers as consumers throw endless wads of euros at scientifically-backed, healthy foods in greater numbers than ever before.
Earthrise Nutritionals has gained third party HACCP certificate of registration to underline the safety credentials of its spirulina.
The range of “unauthorised” Chaotic Beverages pulled from Canadian shelves recently on health fears will be reformulated to meet the country’s ingredient regulations, said importers of the product.
Danisco has started expansion of its cultures plant in Madison, Wisconsin, which it says responds to increased demand for direct vat inoculants (DVI) cultures in the US.
Nano-sized curcumin capsules may boost the body’s uptake of the ingredient, and enhance its potential to prevent colon cancer and Alzheimer’s disease, suggests a new study from Japan.
Where now for EU health claims? The NutraIngredients Health Claims 2010 conference will unpick the problematic and controversial regulation.
A 'unique' combination of a probiotic and omega-3 fish oil offers greater shelf life and enhanced activity, claims its manufacturer Nutrition 21.
General Mills is beefing up its Worldwide Innovation Network (G-WIN) with an online collaboration tool to align “scientists, researchers, engineers, inventors and entrepreneurs” with technical challenges highlighted by the company.
Health Canada has told consumers not to drink four “unauthorised” drinks made by Chaotic Beverages on fears they contain ingredients that could pose a health hazard to children.
Careful conventional breeding of broccoli may boost the levels of antioxidants in the vegetable, especially lutein – a carotenoid linked to improved eye health.
Extracts from green tea may prevent the formation of mouth cancers in people with risk signs of the disease, according to a new study from Texas.
DSM’s lactotripeptide blood pressure management ingredient, tensVida, won the Outstanding Application in Nutraceuticals category at this year’s European Outsourcing Awards.
The Kellogg Company has pulled immunity claims from its popular antioxidant-fortified Rice Krispies range, rather bizarrely citing swine flu links as the principal reason.
A functional gum containing a new oral probiotic bacteria helps boost the immune system, say makers Fructarom and Tab Labs.
A combination ingredient with lutein and zeaxanthin has been launched by OmniActive, as the company eyes the growing visual health market.
The levels of antioxidant activity and flavan-3-ol levels in chocolate products are stable over a controlled shelf life of one year, according to a new study.
A solution that forms a gel on entering the acidic environment of the stomach may suppress appetite and offer an interesting opportunity for the burgeoning weight management market.
Taking folic acid supplements in late pregnancy may increase the infant’s risk of developing asthma, but supplementation in early pregnancy presents no such risk, says a new study from...
An extract from lychees may reduce abdominal fat in people with metabolic syndrome, a lead to improvements in overall health, says a new study from Japan.
Procter & Gamble says it is working with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to address the issues that caused the regulator to issue a warning letter over vitamin C-fortified...
CRN’s annual symposium has heard how the industry needs to better fight its corner when faced with the threat of product contamination, but was benefitting from challenging economic times.
BI Nutraceuticals has extended its ingredients library with the addition of four new extracts for use in dietary supplements and functional foods and beverages.
Animal nutrition and health company Novus International is branching out into human health with the launch of Stratum Nutrition.
A combination of milk proteins may reduce salt-induced increases in blood pressure by about 10 mmHg, according to results of a rat study from Valio.
The Boston Globe has called for a repeal of DSHEA, stating that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is “virtually powerless” in regulating the industry.
Consumer education and industry regulation will dominate the US dietary supplement industry, according to a panel discussion group of leading executives.
Low blood levels of vitamin D have again been linked to lower survival in the elderly – a study which strengthens calls to confirm if vitamin D supplements could offer protection.
Daily consumption of walnuts, rich in polyunsaturated fatty acids, may improve the health of blood vessels, thereby decreasing the risk of heart disease, says a new study from Yale.
There’s gold to be found in them health claims mountains, but prospectors from the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) must be happy with the little chunks that add up to...
A research project, funded by the US Department of Defense, is evaluating how microbial imbalances may impact diseases such as breast cancer.
Most Canadians use on-pack nutrition labeling as their primary source of nutritional information but many need to interpret it better, according to a study from the Canadian Council of Food...
Cyvex Nutrition is launching a new extract of the Scandinavian fruit lingonberry, which is standardized to 5 percent proanthocyanidins.
Supplements of folic acid may reverse the detrimental changes in blood vessel health associated with diabetes, according to results of a new mouse study from Hong Kong.
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