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Boston Therapeutics expands Asian markets for Sugardown ingredient as company scrambles to raise capital

Boston Therapeutics Inc. has announced a new marketing deal for its recently-launched Sugardown blood sugar management ingredient that will expand the potential distribution in Asia. The deal comes at an...

ChromaDex bolsters IP protection around pTeroPure with memory, sun damage patents

ChromaDex has bolstered the IP protection around pTeroPure, one of its branded ingredients, with the announcement of two patents relating to pterostilbene, which are the second and third patents granted...

Microbiome modification could prevent metabolic syndrome: Mouse data

Promoting healthy gut microbiota could help to prevent and even reverse metabolic syndrome, according to new research.

EFSA backs vitamin D for reduced risk of falling in elderly

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has delivered a positive opinion on vitamin D based on its ability to lower the risk of falling associated with muscle weakness and postural...

High-protein cookies definitely hold mass market appeal, says Lenny & Larry’s

High-protein cookies will continue to soar in the mass market, says the president of Lenny & Larry’s as the company plans more US roll-outs in mass stores.

Medicus says its mobile platform proving ability to deliver faster, better, cheaper studies

Medicus Research has passed a milestone with the announcement of its 20th clinical trial using smartphone technology to enroll subjects and collect data.  The technology continues to prove its robustness...

Nutraceutical International reports soft sales growth for 2014

Nutraceutical International Corporation, a Park City, UT-based dietary supplement manufacturer, reported yearly sales results that reflected the ongoing softness in the sector. The company reported sales growth in its fourth...

ICN2 'framework' document outlines action plan for better food and nutrition systems

The UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and World Health Organisation (WHO) have published a 60 point plan as part of a ‘framework for action’ to improve global food and...

Long term relationships best way to deal with volatility of botanical supply, experts say

Managing botanical supply chains in the face of volatility in demand and pricing is a matter of managing relationships and gathering the appropriate information. Business as usual, in other words.

Not just for flavour: Herbs and spices backed for heart health

Antioxidant-rich spices and herbs could help to improve triglyceride concentrations and other blood lipids, according to new research.

Sales of loose and bagged tea up 5.9% in 2013, hitting $1.8 billion, ABC report finds

Sales of herbal and other teas increased by 5.9% in the United States in 2013, capping off a decade of solid growth, according to a market report by the American...

Gut bacteria ‘shift’ from fibre could aid weight loss

Dietary fibre can cause a shift in the gut toward beneficial bacteria may have the potential to assist in weight loss, while also reducing the risk of colon cancer, type...

Vitamin D supplements should be taken with a meal to boost absorption: Study

Vitamin D supplements should be recommended to be taken with a meal containing fat to optimize the absorption of the nutrient, says a new study from Tufts University and supported...

Future foods could mimic exercise benefits, claim Nestlé scientists

Future food and nutritional products could use the enzyme AMPK to mimic the effects of exercise on metabolism, Nestlé researchers have claimed.

Qualitas passes milestone with launch of first consumer products featuring its algal EPA oil

Qualitas Health has achieved a significant milestone with the launch of two consumer products that feature the company’s algal-based EPA ingredient branded as Almega PL.

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BASF sells Norwegian omega-3 business to US firm

BASF has sold its Norwegian, “natural fish oils, medium-concentrated omega-3s, and customised bottled fish oil” plant to Pennsylvania firm Marine Ingredients for an undisclosed sum as the German ingredients and chemicals giant...

FAO: "All of us are responsible for transforming the #ICN2 outcome documents into improved nutrition results."

Live from the 2nd International Conference on Nutrition (#ICN2) in Rome: Day 3

It’s the last the day of the 2nd International Conference on Nutrition in Rome. The Pope and the Queen of Spain were among global leaders to address the congress yesterday, urging...

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Jim Hamilton named Neptune’s new President & CEO

Neptune Technologies & Bioressources Inc. has announced the appointment of Jim Hamilton as President and CEO of Neptune and a member of the Board, effective February 2, 2015.

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NAD recommends company remove "survival pill" claims for product marketed to Mormons

The National Advertising Division has recommended that LifeCaps Nutraceuticals of Salt Lake City, UT, discontinue claims it was making on its LifeCaps brand of dietary supplement that claimed the product...

Natural Grocers notches $521 million in sales in fiscal 2014, sets sights on 100-store goal in 2015

Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage reported strong revenue growth for the fourth quarter of its 2014 fiscal year. Net sales grew by 17.8% over the same period in 2014 and...

Always Omega-3s consumer campaign doubles sales in test market

An integrated marketing campaign to change the conversation on omega-3s and reverse declining sales has increased sales by almost 6% in four weeks in the test market in Charlotte, NC,...

Special edition: functional foods

Pill fatigue is driving innovation in space between functional foods and supplements, experts say

Is pill fatigue just a marketing ploy? No, say many experts in the field.  It’s a real phenomenon and it’s driving both dosage form innovation and the movement of bioactives...

Special edition: Functional Foods

What's driving functional food and beverage growth? Snacking, convenience, and consumer behavior

With sales of $176.7 billion this year functional foods are a hot growth sector. But which ingredients, sectors and countries are the best bets for product launches?

Pope Francis: "The earth doesn’t forgive anything, so take care of Mother Earth, so it does not respond with destruction.”

Live from the 2nd International Conference on Nutrition (#ICN2) in Rome: Day 2

Welcome to our live blogathon from day 2 of the 2nd International Conference on Nutrition. It is 22 years since the Food & Agriculture Organization (FAO) organised the first event...

Team approach called for in designing cogent product research strategy

In designing a clinical trial strategy its important to keep end points in mind—and it’s not just avoiding disease endpoints we’re talking here. It’s vital to end up with information...

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