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Vox Pop: 'Protein, and that's pretty much it actually'

Vox Pop: In sports nutrition, 'usually just protein'

Sports nutrition is a booming industry, with Euromonitor estimating a value of $7.4bn in the US. When we went to the streets and asked a few gym-goers what they buy, to no surprise, it was all protein.

Published: 11-May-2017

Curcumin may boost recovery and maintain performance during workouts

Curcumin may boost recovery and maintain performance during workouts

Dietary supplements formulated with highly bioavailable curcumin may allow for faster recovery after competition-level training, and blunt training-related decreases in performance , says new data presented at Experimental Biology 2017. 

Published: 27-Apr-2017

The potential of a delay to Nutrition Facts label changes should not slow compliance efforts

Potential for Nutrition Facts label delay should not slow compliance

Assuming FDA does not delay the deadline for the new Nutrition Fact label as requested by industry, then large companies have slightly more than a year left to overcome challenges associated with added sugar, the new definition of dietary fiber, changes to vitamins and minerals daily values and other time consuming tweaks.

Published: 25-Apr-2017

VIDEO: From earthquakes to sourcing strife - the challenges to open the world’s newest omega-3 fish oil refinery

VIDEO: From earthquakes to sourcing strife - the challenges to open the world’s newest omega-3 fish oil refinery

Omega-3 fish oil supplier SeaDragon overcame a raft of challenges to open the world's newest refinery, with the firm now hopeful it can start recouping some of its NZ$11m investment.

Published: 10-Apr-2017

Testing component of specifications often overlooked, expert says

Testing component of specifications often overlooked, expert says

Fit for purpose testing continues to be a challenge for dietary supplement companies, says an analytical chemist.

Published: 10-Apr-2017

Adverse events database not useful for drawing safety conclusions, expert says

Adverse events database not useful for drawing safety conclusions, expert says

The carte blanche release of adverse events data could give a skewed view of the safety of the dietary supplement industry, one expert says.

Published: 07-Apr-2017

What’s happening with Health Canada’s proposed NHP changes?

What’s happening with Health Canada’s proposed NHP changes?

Health Canada has published its “What we heard” report, which shows differences in opinion between industry on one hand and consumers and healthcare professionals on the other.

Published: 06-Apr-2017

VIDEO: Why New Zealand’s long-awaited Natural Health Products Bill is needed now more than ever

VIDEO: Why New Zealand’s long-awaited Natural Health Products Bill is needed now more than ever

Trade body Natural Products New Zealand is hoping new industry regulations – which it believes will help boost exports – can finally be passed before the nation’s elections in September.

Published: 29-Mar-2017

Aloha rebrands to make plant-based nutrition range pop across multiple channels

Aloha rebrands to make plant-based nutrition range pop across multiple channels

Wellness brand Aloha recently underwent a re-branding, re-formulation, and re-categorization of its plant protein products that better align with consumers’ evolving desires.

Published: 27-Mar-2017

Nutraceutical innovation around boosting or reducing nitric oxide

Nutraceutical innovation around boosting or reducing nitric oxide

Industry interest in boosting nitric oxide, a potent vasodilator, has been increasing, with companies exploring the potential to boost levels for heart health or sports nutrition products.

Published: 24-Mar-2017

AIDP says prebiotic ingredient derives big gut health benefit from small dose

Prebiotic ingredient derives big gut health benefit from small dose

AIDP is emphasizing the prebiotic potential of its PreticX xylooligosaccharide. The small dosage provides formulation flexibility, the company says.

Published: 23-Mar-2017

New technology and new players push labs to demystify testing: Alkemist Labs CEO

Demystify testing for new technology & new players

Keeping up to date with technological advances, understanding which testing methods are suitable for botanical materials and finished products, and how reference standards fit into the picture are just some of the key issues that brands should be aware from a testing perspective. 

Published: 23-Mar-2017

Navigating the regulations around supplements for pets

Navigating the regulations around supplements for pets

While many ingredients and trends for animal supplements are the similar to those found in human dietary supplements, the sector lives in a pre-DSHEA environment for regulations, explains Bill Bookout, president of the National Animal Supplement Council.

Published: 22-Mar-2017

Milk protein producer not ready throw in towel to whey

Milk protein producer not ready throw in towel to whey

Milk proteins continue to carve out a strong niche in sports nutrition despite’s whey protein’s dominance, supplier Milk Specialties Global said.

Published: 22-Mar-2017

Just Thrive Probiotic chosen for HIV trial, company says

Just Thrive Probiotic chosen for HIV trial, company says

Thrive Probiotic has gathered data on the company’s Just Thrive Probiotic supplement and its effect on leaky gut syndrome. The results, which have yet to be published, were compelling enough that researchers have approached the company to do a trial on HIV patients, a company officer said.

Published: 21-Mar-2017

Patient interest driving increase in supplement use, naturopathic doctor says

Patient interest driving increase in supplement use, naturopathic doctor says

Naturopathic doctors can play a key role in supporting the use of supplements through their holistic views on health, said Dr. Michelle Simon, PhD, ND, president of Institute of Natural Medicine.

Published: 20-Mar-2017

Synbio ingredients have vast market penetration, new list shows

Synbio ingredients have vast market penetration, new list shows

Synthetic biology, or GMO 2.0 as some are calling it, has vastly more penetration in the marketplace than was previously believed. That’s the takeaway from the assembly of the first list of such ingredients.

Published: 17-Mar-2017

FOODVISION: DNA testing just ‘one part of the jigsaw’

FOODVISION: DNA testing just ‘one part of the jigsaw’

Andrew Steele

Head of Product Development - DNAFit

Advances in DNA testing mean deeper insights can be made into how people use food for fuel, or how fast a nutrient is metabolised.

Published: 13-Mar-2017

Is pharma interest in probiotics a challenge or opportunity?

Is pharma interest in probiotics a challenge or opportunity?

The probiotic category continues to grow rapidly on a global basis. And with growth comes increased interest probiotics and microbiome modulation therapies from the pharmaceutical sector. But is this increased interest a good thing for the traditional probiotic players?

Published: 06-Mar-2017

Probiota Insights: What have the last five years taught us about probiotics?

Probiota Insights: What have the last five years taught us about probiotics?

There has been a revolution in technology. But what do we now know about probiotics that we didn’t know five years ago?

Published: 23-Feb-2017

All mouth and some action: Oral probiotics still in infancy but promise is there

All mouth and some action: Oral probiotics still in infancy but promise is there

Dr Mette Kristine Keller

Assistant Professor - University of Copenhagen

The emergence of probiotics in oral health has led to an acceleration of research into these friendly bacteria as a potential functional ingredient in gum and mints. 

Published: 21-Feb-2017

Probiota Insights: Does the prebiotic definition need reworking?

Probiota Insights: Does the prebiotic definition need reworking?

Professor Bob Rastall

A debate is brewing over what exactly constitutes a prebiotic, and whether the established definition needs to be updated. NutraIngredients spoke with leading researcher Professor Bob Rastall to find out more.

Published: 13-Feb-2017

VIDEO: Functional foods in South East Asia - trending ingredients, pressing consumer needs and 'preposterous' health claims

VIDEO: Functional foods in South East Asia - trending ingredients, pressing consumer needs and 'preposterous' health claims

Dr Siti Abdul Malek

Executive Director - AFBA

In the first of our Nutrition Asia video series we take a deep dive into South East Asia's functional foods industry to gauge the state of the market and assess how it can meet the health needs of consumers across the region.

Published: 23-Jan-2017

Vox Pop: What do college students think about immune support supplements?

What do college students think about immune support supplements?

Winter is in full blast here in Chicago, a time when closed, compact quarters like university campuses often turn into hotspots for colds or even the flu.

Published: 13-Jan-2017

'20 to 30 elite sportspeople/teams' involved in ketone research

 ketone research attracts  elite sportspeople teams

Kieran Clarke

Professor of physiological biochemistry - University of Oxford

Oxford researchers behind a novel performance-enhancing ketone drink get around an email a day from sports teams hoping to buy the product – and another 20-30 unnamed professional teams have already been involved in research trials with the product.

Published: 21-Dec-2016

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