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House committee encourages DoD to study creatine for military meals

House committee prompts DoD to study creatine for military meals

By Asia Sherman

The U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Armed Services issued its report on the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) on Friday. It included a call for the Department of Defense to study the addition of creatine to Meals Ready-to-Eat (MREs)...

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New paper explores issue of excessive dilution of botanical extracts

By Stephen Daniells

A new HerbalGram article shines a light on the excessive use of excipients with botanical extracts—also known as fairy dusting. “This is about hopefully changing the practice of some members of industry to give consumers the product they expect,” said...

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FDA reorganization gets green light

By Danielle Masterson

The U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services has approved the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) proposed reorganization which includes unifying the Human Foods Program.

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 (GNPD). 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.

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