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New GLA source receives FDA acceptance

A new source of gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), claimed to be the “most concentrated, convenient and cost-effective source of GLA available,” has received acceptance from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)...

DSHEA turns 15

The devil in GMP details

In the fifth and final installment of this DSHEA special, Frank Jaksch, the president and chief executive officer of Californian-based botanicals reference provider, Chromadex, outlines why he thinks current GMP...

NutraIngredients-USA big hitters for 2009 put on its statistics hardhat to mine our mainframe for those stories that had the biggest impact on you, our readers, this year.

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Biblical herb may lower high cholesterol

The Middle Eastern tree resin, myrrh, a plant forever linked to the New Testament, may lower cholesterol according to a rat study.

2009 trends: the arrival of GMPs

As the old year draws to a close, we review the significant waypoints of 2009 and look ahead to what is likely to dominate next year’s news. Join us now...

FDA's folic acid policy a success, report

A new study demonstrates that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has scored a policy success through getting the dosage for folic acid fortification of flour right in the US,...

Dietary carotenoids confirmed to benefit eye health: Study

Oxygenated carotenoids, lutein and zeaxanthin, supplied from the diet benefit eye health, according to a new study published in the Institute of Food Technologists’ Journal of Food Science.

FDA raps Nestlé for unauthorized medical claims

The Food and Drug Administration has issued two warning letters to food giant Nestlé for a range of children’s dairy drinks and a functional juice drink, alleging both products are...

Nanotechnology boosts nutraceutical bioavailability: study

Nanotechnology such as nanoemulsions and polymer micelles-based delivery systems can boost the bioavailability of nutrients such as phytochemcials, according to a review of the technology published in the Journal of...

Plant stanol-ester enriched foods diet can cut CVD risk, study

Plant stanol ester-enriched foods could reduce cardiovascular diseases (CVD) risk especially for consumers not following a Mediterranean-style diet, claims a new study from Greece.

Wind up or down? 2009 welcomes relaxation drinks

Consumers in 2009 were greeted with a swathe of new drinks to help them enjoy a night in, as much as a night out, according to Mintel figures.

Seasonal Video Greetings

Welcome to this seasonal holiday video from Decision News Media. As we prepare to celebrate our tenth anniversary next year and first year as part of William Reed Business Media,...

Wider patent protection for sports nutrition ingredient

Sports nutrition ingredient, Peak ATP, will benefit from wider market protection after its manufacturer, Missoula-based, TSI Health Sciences was awarded new, wider-ranging patent protection covering dosing rates, delivery methods and...


Time to speed sustainable palm oil supply

Global food giants have vowed to source all their palm oil sustainably by 2015 – but consumer pressure could grease the wheels for more rapid change.

ANH going global with US merger

Pan-European better nutrition advocate, the Alliance for Natural Health (ANH), has merged with the American Association for Health Freedom (AAHF) to form the Alliance for Natural Health International.

Shea tree extract can reduce osteoarthritis linked inflammation, study

An extract of Vitellaria paradoxa called SheaFlex 70 could have potential for joint health according to the results of an Australian study that indicated a range of anti-inflammatory and chondroprotective...

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Jubilant plans new niacinamide facility

Jubilant Organosys will build a new niacinamide and 3-Cyanopyridine plant to cater for growing demand in the drug and nutrition industries.

Special edition: DSHEA turns 15

DSHEA veteran: ‘I give DSHEA implementation a mixed grade’

Mainstream press bashing. Constant and widespread Congressional opposition. GMP question marks. Steroids. Ephedra. Calls for abolishment. Or amendment.

Rousselot builds bone health science behind collagen

A hydrolysed collagen ingredient may boost bone health and help reduce the risk of osteoporosis, says a new study from France.

Originates defends sustainable fish oil supplements

Originates, producer of the EssentiOmega line of fish oil ingredients, has slammed a New York Times article which claimed that fish oil supplements are a major contributor to depleting supplies...

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Kemin earns NSF GMP certification

Iowa-based Kemin Health has won a GMP Certification from NSF International for its Des Moines facility, after NSF completed an audit recently and found it to be in compliance with...

DSM launches new natural beta-carotene coloring

A new, natural-source beta-carotene formulation for coloring and fortifying food and beverages has been launched by DSM Nutritional Products.

Dispatches from the NI Health Claims 2010 conference

Article 13.4 offers rejected health claims hope

European Union health claims handed negative opinions by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) may be able to resubmit data under an article of the nutrition and health claims regulation,...

Provexis tomato extract claim approved by EC

More than six months after receiving a positive health claim opinion from the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) linking its tomato extract to blood circulation benefits, UK biotech firm Provexis...

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Martek Q4 revenues drop three percent

DHA specialist Martek Biosciences Corporation fourth quarter results slipped three percent to $87.6 million from $90.4 in the corresponding 2008 quarter, but the company said net income rose 24 percent for the period.

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