Researchers from Aglient Technologies and UC-Davis have developed a
technique to enable the rapid analysis of oligosaccharides in
individual samples human milk, which could prove a useful tool for
the food and infant formula markets.
Milk, fortified with four minerals and three vitamins, cut the
occurrence of respiratory infections and days with severe illness,
and could be a well accepted means of improving health, especially
amongst pre-schoolers in the developing...
With the cold season well and truly upon us, it seems that Brits
are turning to herbal remedies in a bid to stave off the sniffles.
Both Boots and the National Association of Healthfood Stores this
week reported an increase in sales...
A daily high-dose carotenoid supplement restored carotenoid levels
and reduced "overall mortality" of AIDS patients, a group at risk
of low serum carotenoid concentrations said to be predictor of
death, according to new...
HortResearch has seen positive results on how apple extracts impact
genes associated with Crohn's disease as part of a collaboration to
understand how food and disease are linked at a molecular genetic
Sambucol elderberry extract, developed and researched for its
flu-fighting properties by Israel's Razei Bar, is set to increase
its presence in existing markets and enter new ones after being
acquired by newly formed Healthcare...
A row amongst suppliers of green lipped mussel extract from New
Zealand highlights the importance of supplement companies looking
carefully at the nutritional values when sourcing ingredients, to
be sure that their products do what...
Vitamin A supplements could reduce the levels of a marker for
inflammation by 30 per cent, says a randomized intervention study
with Mexican children, a result that adds to the benefits of the
vitamin, particularly among the young.
Inulin and oligofructose could offer ways of stemming the tide of
obesity, or could change immune responses and protect against
potentially harmful infection, said prebiotic experts at Orafti's
5th Research Conference at Harvard...
Frutarom is launching an extract of pink rock rose, a plant grown
in Mediterranean countries that has a history of use in traditional
herbal medicine to counter respiratory infections and support
gastrointestinal and skin health.
Danish company MediMush is seeking to introduce a new shiitake
mushrooms source of beta-glucan for dietary supplements sold in the
EU, and has sought substantial equivalence status under the bloc's
novel foods legislation.
Rich Nature Nutraceutical Laboratories has launched proprietary
Bevesol, a low-heat, spray-dried powder from wolfberry juice
concentrate, for use in functional foods. Suitable for
reconstituting wolfberry juice, the powder could save...
Danisco Cultures is ploughing research and innovation efforts into
studying the health promoting properties of its strains - a shrewd
move not only because of the impending EU health and nutrition
claims regulation but also since...
Canada's Technologie Biolactis is introducing a new ingredient from
pasturized fermented whey that can be used as a healthier
alternative to fat in dairy and other foods - and the same platform
is also being researched for the...
The sun might still be out over much of Europe, but August is the
month when retailers start placing their orders of products to help
boost the immune system and ward off coughs and colds over the
Over a third of US respondents in a recent survey said they don't
know if they have consumed products enriched for gastrointenstinal
health in the past 6 months, indicating more awareness is still
needed on this side of the Atlantic.
Dutch biotech group Pharming has played a successful balancing act
with its finances in first half 2006, with both costs and expenses
and losses totalling €8.1mm as awaits the US FDA's review of its
GRAS filing for its human...
UK scientists are mid-way through a project in collaboration with
Ribena maker GlaxoSmithKline to boost vitamin C levels in
blackcurrants, and results to date indicate it will yield benefits
for consumer health, as well as the country's...
The antioxidant activity and safety of lutein from marigold flowers
have been given a boost by research from a Chinese-Canadian
collaboration - research that has been applauded by lutein
producer, Kemin Health.
Allimax Nutraceuticals is to enter the Australian market,
developing a new supplement containing its stabilised allicin
garlic extract in partnership with Vitasearch to meet the needs and
preferences of consumers in the country.
BioReal has been given the green light to market its AstaREAL L-10
for supplements in Europe, after the astaxanthin was found to be
substantially equivalent to other sources on the market under
novels foods legislation.
Apigenin, a plant flavonoid found in herbs, fruits and vegetables,
suppressed the levels of an immune system antibody linked to asthma
and other allergies when fed to mice, report Japanese researchers
in a new study.
Marinova's new fucoidan facility in Hobart, Tasmania, is on
schedule to commence operations from next month, offering fucoidans
from a broader range of microalgae species for nutraceutical and
XanGo, the maker of a xanthone-rich dietary supplement from
mangosteen, is seeking to build awareness of the 'superfruit' and
is advocating the use of whole fruit claims only where they are
Advitech's global roll out plan for its psoriasis nutraceutical
Dermylex is coming together, with definitive agreements in Canada
and France, interim financing, and new appointments as it moves
into the implementation phase.
The health-enhancing properties of hemp have come under the
spotlight this month with the launch of a drink containing
hemp-blossom syrup (Cannabis sativa) in the UK, which is
also being tested by multiple sclerosis sufferers for...
Advitech has secured two-part interim financing totalling C$350,000
to assist in ongoing commercialisation of its psoriasis product
from sweet whey, Dermylex. The boon for the Canadian company
coincides with the finalisation of its...
Spanish biotech Natraceutical has solicited a patent for its new
cocoa-derived CCX-70 ingredient, which boasts six times the
antioxidant value of vitamin C and gives dietetic food and
supplement formulators a new healthy tool to work...
BioReal Sweden's (formerly AstaReal) has harvested its first crop
of astaxanthin-producing microalgae from its new bioreactors, after
almost doubling capacity in order to meet rising demand from Japan.
Zila Nutraceuticals has developed and patented a new form of
Ester-C said to offer improved antioxidant and anti-carcinogenic
potential, which should allow it to maintain its advantage in the
vitamin C market until the end of next...
Embria Health Sciences is to invest more than $10m on establishing
its headquarters in Ankeny, Iowa, with a 5.1-acre site that will
include manufacturing facilities for its new EpiCor immunity