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Ritual on traceability efforts

NutraCast: Ritual takes traceability to the next level

By Danielle Masterson

Ritual is combining health with technology to double down on its commitment to traceability. The company wants consumers to have the ability to track the journey of a single nutrient from its source.

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Study findings: "The good, the bad and the ugly"

By Nikki Hancocks

There is "room for the improvement" of design, analysis and reporting of nutrition studies, researchers have concluded following a meta-epidemiological analysis of more than 2,000 studies.

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Developing biotics under the shadow of war

By Danielle Masterson

For Stellar Biotics, it’s anything but business as usual as the Ukrainian CEO runs a New Jersey-based business with family ties in Ukraine.

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CBD in 2022: A year in review

By Danielle Masterson

We’re five years in, so what does the CBD industry look like now and what can we expect in 2023? We spoke with several CBD experts who walked us through the highs and lows of 2022.

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Collaborate to reduce energy drink health risks, scientists warn

By Nicola Gordon-Seymour

Scientists are calling for a European legal framework for energy drinks (EDs) to regulate maximum levels of active components, volume size, and initiate labelling improvements to mitigate health risks from excessive exposure.

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Guest Article

Industry insights from Nizo: From healthy ingredient to health-giving product

By Rianne Ruijschop, head of health, and Ann Stijnman, flavour and texture project manager, Nizo

We are regularly hearing about the health benefits of plants and their compounds but converting a promising ingredient into a health-giving product that can be successfully marketed is not a straightforward process. NIZO experts explain the challenges...

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Gut-bone axis: Daily probiotic may boost bone health for older women

By Stephen Daniells

Long-term supplementation with a specific probiotic strain may improve gut health and lower inflammation in elderly women with low bone mineral density, says a new study. The data suggests this may lead to beneficial effects on bone metabolism.

NutraCast: Why Ayana Bio CEO Frank Jaksch is betting on synbio

NutraCast: Why Ayana Bio CEO Frank Jaksch is betting on synbio

By Danielle Masterson

Synthetic biology technologies make it possible to create just about anything sustainably – including plants and fungal bioactives. Synbio has become a disruptive force that a growing number of companies are leaning into, including plant cell tech startup...

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Winter Launch Pad

By Danielle Masterson

Whether it’s via amino acids, bee propolis or CBD, products that promote energy are sleighing this season.

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Personalised protein requirements for an ageing population

By Nikki Hancocks

Older adults are not consuming enough protein so more importance should be placed on creating products tailored to these consumers, researchers have said, providing their own recommendations on how to achieve this.

FREE Webinar: Postbiotics - New tools for microbiome modulation

FREE Webinar: Postbiotics - New tools for microbiome modulation

By Stephen Daniells

Postbiotics are establishing themselves as a strong weapon in the arsenal for modulating the microbiome. There is wholesale excitement about the science and potential health benefits for these preparations, and how these ingredients may offer more formulation...

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