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6 steps companies can take to “do good” and expand their appeal to modern consumers

6 steps to take to “do good” and expand appeal to modern consumers

Modern Americans expect much more from food companies today than they did in the past -- now not only do they want food that is better for them, but they want products that also are better for society and the planet.

Published: 29-Nov-2016

Personalized nutrition start-up DayTwo looks at stool samples to create bespoke diets based on users’ gut microbiomes

DayTwo CEO Lihi Segal on gut microbiome & personalized nutrition

The question that sparked the research behind DayTwo was why some people gain weight or experience a blood sugar spike more easily than others despite eating the same diet. To find out, researchers looked at stool samples.

Published: 15-Nov-2016

Are personalized health developments changing the conversations around supplements?

Are personalized health developments changing the conversations around supplements?

Developments in personalized health has switched the data ownership from the doctor to the patient, and that’s changing the conversation around nutrition, lifestyle, and dietary supplements, says Aaron Bartz, President of Ortho Molecular Products, Inc.

Published: 08-Nov-2016

Dr David Katz at reThink Food 2016: 'We're told nutritional advice keeps changing... that's just not true'

David Katz, reThink Food: Nutrition advice doesn't keep changing

“I don’t know what to eat anymore because the ‘experts’ keep changing their minds about what’s good for me…” It’s a common refrain, and a convenient one if you’re trying to justify a lousy diet, says one leading nutrition researcher. But it’s also plain wrong. We basically know what to do, he says, we just don’t do it. 

Published: 08-Nov-2016

Arla: 'We believe we'll see more protein gels going forward'

Arla launches four new protein hydrolysates for sports nutrition

Gel, powder, milky beverage, and clear beverage—these are the four whey protein applications Arla's new hydrolysates were designed for. And by breaking down the whey protein with enzymes, the ingredient should be absorbed by the body faster, the manufacturer says.

Published: 03-Nov-2016

Dr Jeff Bland: ‘The future of dietary supplements is to marry itself into this scientific wellness revolution’

Dr Jeff Bland: ‘The future of dietary supplements is to marry itself into this scientific wellness revolution’

Technological advances, from genomic testing to real-time data collection from wearables, will open up new opportunities for dietary supplements as wellness moves from a disease-centric to a health-centric model, says Dr Jeffrey Bland.

Published: 03-Nov-2016

‘There’s a big & growing interest in personalized nutrition’: Expert

‘There’s a big & growing interest in personalized nutrition’: Expert

Interest in personalized nutrition and how it pertains to wellness is growing, and companies are springing up that are focused on tailoring food to individual measurements, says Dr Nathan Price from the Institute for Systems Biology (ISB).

Published: 02-Nov-2016

Algatechnologies ‘aggressively’ exploring other microalgae, says chairman

Algatechnologies ‘aggressively’ exploring other microalgae

Algatechnologies is widely known for its astaxanthin ingredient. Is it time to expand to new products?

Published: 26-Oct-2016

ExcelVite CEO shares latest developments in tocotrienol innovation at SupplySide West 2016

ExcelVite CEO shares latest developments in tocotrienol innovation

Malaysia-based ExcelVite is harnessing the peninsular country’s abundant palm resources to develop tocotrienol ingredients for various functions, from neuroprotective benefits to sports nutrition.

Published: 26-Oct-2016

Glanbia adds sparkle to iron with new Lactoferrin delivery format

Glanbia adds sparkle to iron with new Lactoferrin delivery format

With athletes in mind, Glanbia partnered with Wisconsin-based PoppingFUN for a new confectionary-inspired delivery format for iron supplements.

Published: 25-Oct-2016

Arjuna ready to compete again in global omega-3s market with new super high concentrate

Arjuna ready to compete again in global omega-3s market with new super high concentrate

Arjuna Natural Extracts has launched a new super high concentrate omega-3 that company said that will allow consumers achieve their daily omega-3s without unwanted fatty acids.

Published: 24-Oct-2016

Better omega-3s test will help improve public health outcomes, developer says

Better omega-3s test will help improve public health outcomes, developer says

A streamlined test for omega-3 levels in the blood will help consumers better understand this crucial risk factor, the test’s developer says.

Published: 21-Oct-2016

NAI’s CEO: ‘Sports nutrition has been a wonderful place to act as a crucible for our innovation’

NAI’s CEO: ‘Sports nutrition has been a wonderful place to act as a crucible for our innovation’

With an established consumer following in the sports nutrition sector and new sustained release form just launched, Natural Alternatives International is looking at opportunities in seniors and military populations for its blockbuster CarnoSyn beta-alanine.

Published: 20-Oct-2016

Pea protein specialist branches out into whole pulse powders

Pea protein specialist branches out into whole pulse powders

World Food Processing is branching out from pea protein to offering a line of whole pulse ingredients aimed at helping food manufacturers achieve fortification targets.

Published: 20-Oct-2016

NDI innovation 'pause' looks more like a freeze, UNPA chief says

NDI innovation 'pause' looks more like a freeze, UNPA chief says

According to UNPA president Loren Israelsen there has been plenty of recent innovation within the dietary supplement despite complaints to the contrary. But the NDI draft guidance could bring that to a screeching halt.

Published: 19-Oct-2016

Polyphenolics delves into sports nutrition with its grape seed extracts

Polyphenolics delves into sports nutrition with its grape seed extracts

Polyphenols are abundant in plants and have been associated with healthy diets.  Using an abundant feed stock from parent company Constellation Brands, Polyphenolics has delved into a wide array of health parameters for these compounds, indications which now include sports nutrition.

Published: 19-Oct-2016

ABC Adulterants Program speeds up publication schedule

ABC Adulterants Program speeds up publication schedule

The pace of publication for ABC’s Botanical Adulterants Program has been accelerating, with the group now claiming more than 25 communications of all types have been distributed.

Published: 18-Oct-2016

Class actions have become sad part of doing business, attorney says

Class actions have become sad part of doing business, attorney says

Having to deal with class actions suits has become an unfortunate fact of life for many dietary supplement companies, an attorney says.

Published: 18-Oct-2016

DuPont: We want to see CFUs included for probiotic labeling

DuPont: We want to see CFUs included for probiotic labeling

The Food and Drug Administration should include colony forming units or CFUs for probiotic labeling, says Amy Smith from DuPont, with a citizen’s petition a possible avenue for the change.

Published: 18-Oct-2016

'Red spinach' extract's high nitrate content offers benefits over beetroot juice, manufacturer says

'Red spinach' extract's high nitrate content offers benefits over beetroot juice, manufacturer says

Dolcas Biotech is making waves in the sports nutrition field with a red spinach extract that it says contains more nitrate than beetroot juice yet has no sugar.

Published: 17-Oct-2016

Balchem: ‘The industry is starting to look at the need for choline and the opportunities with it’

Balchem: ‘The industry is starting to look at the need for choline and the opportunities with it’

With over 90% of children, adults and pregnant women not getting enough choline, there is clearly a need and an opportunity for products with the essential nutrient, and the industry is starting to understand that, says Stephen Ashmead from Balchem.

Published: 17-Oct-2016

FDA's Welch: Industry continuing to fail on basic GMP compliance

FDA's Welch: Industry continuing to fail on basic GMP compliance

The dietary supplement industry has not shown steady improvement on GMP compliance.  The same fundamental issues seem to crop up over and over, FDA official Cara Welch PhD said.

Published: 14-Oct-2016

Supplement OWL shows that there’s now a real willingness to be transparent with consumers: CRN

Supplement OWL shows that there’s now a real willingness to be transparent with consumers: CRN

Companies large and small have been beta-testing the CRN’s product registry – the Supplement Online Wellness Library (Supplement OWL) – and it will soon be open to all dietary supplement companies, but where are things right now and why should companies engage?

Published: 14-Oct-2016

‘Several points in the NDI draft guidance should not apply to probiotics’: Expert

‘Several points in the NDI draft guidance should not apply to probiotics’: Expert

The NDI draft guidance contains several points that are potentially issues for probiotics, and there appears to be a disconnect with the GRAS (generally recognized as safe) process, says a leading industry expert.

Published: 13-Oct-2016

NPA unveils Supplement Safety & Compliance Initiative to boost QA, transparency

NPA unveils Supplement Safety & Compliance Initiative to boost QA, transparency

The Supplement Safety & Compliance Initiative is a “bold step forward in providing quality assurance from harvest to retailer shelf”, said the NPA.

Published: 12-Oct-2016

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