Four times current vitamin D doses needed for winter levels: Study
Maintaining adequate levels of vitamin D during winter months requires a daily dose of 20 micrograms, four times the current recommended dose, says a new study.
A combination of folic acid, and vitamins B6 and B12 may reduce the risk of age-related macular degeneration in women by 34 per cent, says a new study.
Multivitamin supplements have “little or no influence” on a woman’s risk of cardiovascular disease or cancer, according to results of the Women’s Health Initiative.
Lignans linked to healthier, thinner women: Study
Women with increased intake of lignans, and subsequently levels of metabolites in the blood, tend to have lower BMIs and total body fat mass, says a new study from Canada.
Low levels of vitamin D may reduce the muscle power and force in adolescent girls, according to a new study from the UK.
Omega-3 improves menopausal side effects: Studies
Supplements of the omega-3 fatty acid eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) may reduce the symptoms of depression and the occurrence of hot flushes, according to two new studies from Canada.
Verdure launches organic botanical extracts
Verdure Sciences has launched a line of USDA-certified organic fruit and plant extracts, designed for use primarily in dietary supplements.
Soy ignorance high, says survey
More than 50 per cent of consumers polled in a recent survey admit they know very little about soy with less than one in five consuming soy products on a weekly basis, according to a new survey.
Soy joint venture yields patent application
Solae and Novozymes have jointly filed a production patent for isolated soy proteins as the companies consolidate Novozymes’ enzyme know-how and Solae’s soy capabilities.
FDA raps Bayer in ‘combo' product crackdown
In a move that has divided industry, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has told German pharma giant Bayer in no uncertain terms to cease making disease reduction claims about products that contain both pharmaceutical and nutraceutical ingredients.
Menopausal botanicals earn mixed Consumerlab report card
Some female menopause supplements including soy and red clover isoflavones, black cohosh and progesterone creams do not meet their label and content claims, according to new product analysis by Consumerlab.
SPINS enters Canadian natural products market
Natural products retail market analyst, SPINS, has jumped the border to include the Canadian industry in a move the company says will benefit “retailers and suppliers alike.”
Ocean Spray highlights cranberry versatility
Ocean Spray, a major cranberry agricultural cooperative, is giving the healthy berry another marketing push, in an effort to highlight its versatility in different savory applications.
Cleaning up the supplements industry: Call for comments
At the end of last month, the founder of a US supplements company received the most severe punishment yet to be handed out for fraud in the industry: a 25-year jail sentence. NutraIngredients is calling for comments on this historic decision.
FDA issues guidance on antioxidants
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has published guidance to help small companies comply with the labeling of antioxidant products and high potency products.