All news articles for May 2024

The role NPQAA played in the passage of DSHEA

The role NPQAA played in the passage of DSHEA

By Stephen Daniells

The short-lived Natural Products Quality Assurance Alliance played an important behind-the-scenes contribution in the passage of DSHEA, but what was it and how did it help sway Congressional support for DSHEA?

NutraCast: Is aronia berry the next elderberry? Mintel thinks so.

NutraCast: Is aronia berry the next elderberry? Mintel thinks so.

By Danielle Masterson

Mintel recently launched Ingredientscape AI, a new landscaping tool that helps brands discover the fastest-growing ingredients using robust data from Mintel’s Global New Products Database (MGNP). Stephanie Mattucci, director of food & drink at Mintel...

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Study finds sleep benefits of Monteloeder lemon verbena

By Priyom Bose

RelaxPLX, a pure extract of lemon verbena (Aloysia citrodora) formulated by Suannutra’s subsidiary Monteloeder, can improve sleep quality in healthy individuals who experience sleep disturbances, according to new research.

May Launch Pad

May Launch Pad

By Danielle Masterson

Innovation and convenient delivery systems are trending this month, with nootropic ingredients finding their way into many of May’s latest offerings.

Ethical Naturals extends AlphaWave stress-relief benefits

Ethical Naturals extends AlphaWave stress-relief benefits

By Asia Sherman

A new study funded by ingredient supplier Ethical Naturals supports the safety and efficacy of longer-term AlphaWave L-theanine supplementation to manage stress, improve sleep quality and increase mental focus.

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Roquette champions flexibility with new pea starch softgel

By Stephen Daniells

French ingredient supplier Roquette unveiled a new Lycagel Flex hydroxypropyl pea starch premix for nutraceutical softgel capsules at the recent Vitafoods Europe in Geneva, offering formulators a vegan, gelatin alternative.

Adverse effects do not deter military supplement use: Study

Adverse effects do not deter military supplement use: Study

By Asia Sherman

Military service members continue to use dietary supplements even after reporting adverse effects like rapid heart rate and tingling sensations, according to the latest installment of The Military Dietary Supplement Use Study.

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Vitafoods: Sleep takes center stage

By Nikki Hancocks

Mind health, specifically sleep, was a buzz word across the Vitafoods show last week, with market analysts discussing its popularity and suppliers delivering their solutions.

Top trends at Vitafoods 2024

Top trends at Vitafoods 2024

By Olivia Haslam

From hero ingredients to the gummy revolution to personalized offerings, Nick Morgan, managing director of Nutrition Integrated, spoke top trends with NutraIngredients at Vitafoods Europe 2024.

Mice study supports omega-3 role in longevity

Mice study supports omega-3 role in longevity

By Claudia Adrien

Mice that have higher levels of endogenous omega-3 fatty acids (n-3 FA) in their tissues may hold the key to understanding diet’s role in influencing leukocyte telomere length (LTL), a biomarker of aging, new research suggests.

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Brightseed expands microbiome discovery program

By Stephen Daniells

AI pioneers Brightseed will present its new Forager AI Benchmarks and expanded microbiome discovery programs at the upcoming IPA World Congress + Probiota America 2024 in Salt Lake City.

Horphag study expands Pycnogenol use for spider veins post-surgery

Horphag study expands Pycnogenol use for spider veins post surgery

By Claudia Adrien

Antioxidant-rich Pycnogenol may limit the side effects following surgery to manage the appearance of spider veins, according to new research that builds on dozens of studies that examined the potential benefits of the supplement ingredient for vein health....

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