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Omega-3 plus glucosamine ‘superior’ for joint health: Study

Combining omega-3 fatty acids with glucosamine achieves better improvements in joint health than glucosamine alone, says a new study from Germany.


Krill conflict could threaten omega-3 potential

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....

New cleanliness guidelines for herbal products

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...

The slow change to better nutrition

Consumers are moving toward healthier products for both themselves and the environment according to a new US market survey from researcher, HealthFocus International.

Court rules against ‘cannabis’ trademark for beverages

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.

Dairy beats soy for inflammation improvements: Study

A dairy-rich diet may reduce levels of inflammatory and oxidative markers in overweight and obese people, says a new study from the US.

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C for cataracts – study raises concerns over vitamin and eye health

Increased intakes of vitamin C may increase the risk of developing cataracts in some elderly people, according to a new study.

Egg shell partnership to tackle joint 'white space'

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.

Study does not support wholemeal's energy claims

Wholemeal breads increase satiety compared to their refined counterparts but have no affect on energy intake, according to a new study.

Diet rich in polypenols might delay onset of Alzheimer’s

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...

Chia EU novel foods approval beckons bread deals

The omega-3 and omega-6 laden ancient grain, chia, has had its European Union novel foods status confirmed for use in bread products.

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DSM ‘process efficiencies’ reduce resveratrol cost

DSM Nutritional Products says ‘process efficiencies and technology optimisation’ are allowing cost reductions in its resVida resveratrol ingredients, along with economies of scale.

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Cargill Chinese ARA JV near completion

The ARA production facility owned by Cargill Alking Bioengineering, the joint venture between Cargill and Chinese company, Alking Bioengineering, will begin production in 2010.

Gut study may aid more effective probiotic selection

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.

Pontiakos: FDA is doing a fine job

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...

National Starch acquires Australian starch business

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...

New ingredient boosts vitamin C bioavailability: Study

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...

Cadbury India taps into health trend with glucose bar

Tapping into the health and wellness trend, Cadbury is targeting the youth market in India with an energy glucose containing chocolate wafer bar.

Supplement weakness dampens Cognis nutrition sales

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.

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Pakistan implements vitamins policy

Pakistan will announce a “vitamins policy” in December, according to Federal Health Minister Ejaz H Jakhrani.

Herbal mint 'tea' could be effective pain reliever

An herbal mint tea is as effective at relieving pain as an aspirin-style drug, claims new research.

Chilean firm proposes solvent-free krill extraction

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...

Self-regulation not working for unhealthy ads, CSPI

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,...

Traditional Medicinals wins first FairWild certification

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...

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India to issue probiotic guidelines

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.

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