“If people who don’t understand the industry spent a day looking at what goes on behind the curtain, they’d be blown away,” said Jim Kababick, founder of Flora Research Laboratories, as he looked back on 30 years in the industry.
Cargill, one of the world’s largest cocoa suppliers, has been ordered by a Brazilian court to pay 600,000 reais ($120,185) as indemnity for allegedly buying cocoa from farms where child labour or forced work has been identified.
Regulatory confusion and poor availability is hampering the success of hemp beverages in the US. But the consumer demand is clearly there, says the newly formed Hemp Beverage Alliance - which believes that, if these challenges are addressed, the category...
FlexPro MD, a multi-ingredient supplement designed to combat inflammation, is well tolerated and effective in reducing joint pain and improving physical function in patients with mild osteoarthritis, according to a recent study.
Taking place in Amsterdam from October 9th-11th, NutraIngredients' Active Nutrition Summit will provide an expert-packed agenda of presentations, panel discussions and networking opportunities to help industry translate science into performance-enhancing...
Through new digital capabilities like health and wellness apps, retailers are looking to drive consumers to make healthier food and beverage decisions, as data and AI make personalized recommendations easier and more reflective of a person's diet,...
Clinical Microbiomics has developed a new microbiome assessment tool which promises unmatched accuracy, thereby reducing the risk of inaccurate results, wasted resources, and potentially ineffective products.
In recognition of the 40th anniversary of HerbalGram, the American Botanical Council (ABC) is instituting a year-long project to enhance the organization’s unique, international, nonprofit research and educational mission, publications, and programs.
cbdMD's proprietary broad spectrum blend is safe when consumed as a dietary supplement in doses up to 160 mg per day in a 70 kg (154 lb), says a new study published in Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology.
The startup Fermedics has emphasised the potential “breakthrough opportunities” of targeted fermentation to improve the bioavailability and digestibility of botanicals, heightening the effectiveness of dietary supplements.
“Most of us don’t even want to think about dying, getting frail, losing vitality, closing our eyes for the last time, but one thing’s for sure – it’s coming. The question is when. How many years will you get out of your body? And do we even have any say...
With record-breaking temperatures, the weather is making berry crops less predictable. As a result of this climate change, berry growers are now rethinking their strategies. Randy Kreienbrink, vice president of sales at Artemis International, broke down...
Despite language in the 2022 Health Products Compliance Guidance around the need for clinical trials to substantiate health claims, the US Federal Trade Commission has stated that not all claims require that level of substantiation.
In a new systematic review, Chr. Hansen scientists have compiled data from 26 clinical studies on HMOs, concluding there is a wealth of evidence that these are well-tolerated modulators of the gut microbiome providing health benefits.
Gone are the days of scaled down, pink bottles featuring thin 20-something women. Marketers are beginning to be more inclusive by offering packaging and products that represent reality: athletes of all shapes and sizes—and ages too.
Supplementation with a proprietary blend of standardized ashwagandha and okra extracts may provide constipation-relief benefits and improve quality of life, says a new randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, proof-of-concept study.
Blending convenience, flavor, and health benefits, the functional drinks have emerged as a key area of growth for the US beverage industry, as consumers continue to demand more out of their products than ever before, a panel of industry experts shared...
Gadot Biochemical Industries claims to have identified key solutions to the manufacturing challenges involved in the development of magnesium gummies, enabling for the optimisation of flavour, texture, bioavailability, and stability.
A new randomised controlled trial identifies that chicory root fibres can selectively increase Bifidobacterium species within the human gut, regardless of food application and matrix, to achieve associated health benefits.
Entrepreneur Chelsie Hodge has come up with a successful business selling frozen “pucks” –and yes, she is Canadian. But now you can find her Blender Bites in other parts of North America, including the US.
Authors of a new review argue that daily caffeine safety thresholds set by regulatory bodies should be lowered, while an industry expert says painting “all energy drinks with such a broad brush is inaccurate and irresponsible.”
With industry experts from the likes of Holland & Barrett, Bulk, Danone, and Gatorade, providing insights into the latest consumer trends, marketing strategies, and science-backed innovation opportunities, the Active Nutrition Summit is set to be...
The World Health Organisation (WHO) Europe is calling on consumers to use its newly developed artificial intelligence (AI) tool in order to clampdown and regulate the promotion of harmful products targeted at children.
The United Natural Products Alliance is applauding the move, saying the repeal is a very significant and positive development, particularly for functional and alternative medicine physicians in the state.
Within the crowded fish oil supplement market, the nutraceutical manufacturer Life Extension aims to optimise health and longevity through the pairing of omega-3 with bioactive compounds inspired by the Mediterranean diet.
Upper CBD intake levels ranging from 70 mg to 160 mg per day for dietary supplements are acceptable and do not harm the liver, says a new scientific review commissioned by Canopy Growth Corporation and Charlotte’s Web.