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Three gut types may have functional differences, says researcher

Three gut types may have functional differences, says researcher

By Nathan Gray

Earlier this year, an international team of scientists identified three distinct varieties of gut microflora. NutraIngredients caught up with the lead researcher of the project to find out more about the research and its possible implications.

Metagenomic data evolves vitamin E science

Metagenomic data evolves vitamin E science

By Shane Starling from Interlaken, Switzerland

Information about the human genome is providing new insights into the way vitamin E – a nutrient that has very much ridden the scientific roller coaster in recent years in the face of questioning meta reviews – functions in the body.

Probiotics could boost immune functions in athletes, says Prof

Probiotics could boost immune functions in athletes, says Prof

By Nathan Gray

Probiotics are best used for their potentially beneficial effects on gut health, but they may also help to boost immune functions – an effect that could benefit sports stars in the future, according to a leading sports scientist.

What makes a successful functional food product?

Mark Crowell, principal culinologist, CuliNex

What makes a successful functional food product?

Why do so many ‘functional’ foods fail? Sometimes, it’s just bad luck or bad timing, but in most cases, manufacturers only have themselves to blame, product development guru Mark Crowell tells Elaine Watson at SupplySide East.

Naturex set for “one or two” acquisitions in 2011: President

Naturex set for “one or two” acquisitions in 2011: President

By Shane Starling

Naturex will expand again in 2011 with several “€5-20m” targets, 1.5 years after completing the €110m integration of Spanish supplier Natraceutical that made the French botanical extracts supplier the biggest in the world.

Weight management success shows sports nutrition potential

Weight management success shows sports nutrition potential

By Stephen Daniells

During a visit to Glanbia Nutritionals in Twin Falls, Idaho, Loren Ward, director of R&D, told Stephen Daniells how clinical data supporting successful weight loss may also have implications for sports nutrition.

Snack Size Science: Probiotics for dummies

Snack Size Science: Probiotics for dummies

By Stephen Daniells

NutraIngredient’s Snack Size Science brings you the week's top science every two weeks. This week we look at how probiotics may help keep babies healthy. A healthy baby is a happy baby.

Beauty from Within 2010 conference is Monday

Beauty from Within 2010 conference is Monday

By Katie Bird and Shane Starling

The Beauty from Within conference, brought to you by CosmeticsDesign-Europe.com and NutraIngredients.com, is only a week away and will uncover how you can get the most out of this emerging sector.

Nestlé enters functional foods ring as claims climate heats up

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Nestlé enters functional foods ring as claims climate heats up

By Shane Starling

On Monday Nestlé invited a media pack to the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology near its Lausanne, Switzerland, base to tell the world about its big move into, as it called it, “the opportunity between food and pharma”.

Snack Size Science: Ahoy to omega-3 from soy

Snack Size Science: Ahoy to omega-3 from soy

NutraIngredient’s Snack Size Science brings you the week's top science every two weeks. This week we cast our net for the newest science on sourcing fish oil from plants.

Nutricosmetics should be distributed as cosmetics products

Special Edition : Beauty From Within

Nutricosmetics should be distributed as cosmetics products

By Katie Bird

In the first part of this nutricosmetics series, we explore why edible beauty is tipped for significant growth. But success will only be found if the products are associated with cosmetics brands and sold in selective distribution channels, according...

Looking to a new wave of energy drinks

Looking to a new wave of energy drinks

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

Consumers are no longer satisfied with drinks that cause energy to spike and rapidly drop - but manufacturers are looking at new ways to provide consumers with an energy boost, says Beneo's Claudia Meissner.

Opportunities for the next generation of food scientists

Dispatches from IFT

Opportunities for the next generation of food scientists

By Jess Halliday in Chicago

The IFT trade show is not just about business - it's about fostering the next generation of food professionals. University of Nebraska staff share their view on industry prospects and the value of IFT for students.

Spotlight falls on stevia blends and omega-3 at IFT

Dispatches from IFT

Spotlight falls on stevia blends and omega-3 at IFT

By Caroline Scott-Thomas, Jess Halliday and Mike Stones

FoodNavigator-USA's team on the ground at IFT in Chicago give their impressions of the trade show so far on award-winning innovations, new omega-3 and gluten-free ingredients, and great taste improvements in stevia sweeteners.

Vitafoods talks up mental performance

Vitafoods talks up mental performance

By Stephen Daniells

Analysts predict that cognitive health is set to become one of the hottest areas of the functional food, beverage and supplement industries. Experts from across Europe are taking the stage at Vitafoods to present where we stand on mental health.

Market still buoyant for energy and sport drinks, says analyst

Market still buoyant for energy and sport drinks, says analyst

By Guy Montague-Jones

Energy and sports drinks are the still the market leaders but there has been a growth in the nostaliga and retro drink segment due to consumers hankering after comfort in the credit crisis, claims a Leatherhead market analyst ahead of BeverageDaily.com's...

AHPA president: nothing to fear from AER

AHPA president: nothing to fear from AER

By Shane Starling

Michael McGuffin, the president of the American Herbal Products Association (AHPA), tells Shane Starling why recently implemented adverse event reporting (AER) is delivering on its promise some three years down the line.

Omega-3: from academia to commercial blockbuster

Omega-3: from academia to commercial blockbuster

By Shane Starling

Omega-3 veteran Ian Newton shares three decades-worth of industry experience that has seen the fatty acid go from non-existent to heavy blip on the nutritional radar.

The medicine hunter: ‘I help to establish trade in plants’

The medicine hunter: ‘I help to establish trade in plants’

By Shane Starling

Chris Kilham is a perennial of the herbals industry, a man who has for more than 20 years acted as a social, anthropological and botanical conduit between indigenous cultures in places like the Peruvian Amazon and western ingredients suppliers.

Expo West reflections: post-recession buy-outs and GMP compliance

Expo West reflections: post-recession buy-outs and GMP compliance

By Shane Starling

Private equity firms came in droves to Expo West looking for post-recession bargains, with dietary supplements firm in their sights. A NutraIngredients-USA.com straw poll in the supplements aisles confirmed acquisition offers were as abundant as natural...

NPA chief: Industry must remain vigilant after McCain Bill victory

NPA chief: Industry must remain vigilant after McCain Bill victory

By Shane Starling

John Gay, the executive director and CEO of the Washington DC-based Natural Product Association (NPA), commends industry for the lobbying effort that has led to Republican Senator John McCain agreeing to alter his highly unpopular Bill.

McCain ‘flip-flops’ on supplements reform Bill

McCain ‘flip-flops’ on supplements reform Bill

By Shane Starling

In this US regulatory round-up, New York-based food and drug attorney, Marc Ullman unpicks the reformed position of Republican Senator John McCain on the regulations governing dietary supplements.

The promise of evolving resveratrol science

The promise of evolving resveratrol science

By Shane Starling

Kevin Pearson PhD, an assistant professor at the University of Kentucky is a long-time resveratrol researcher who is currently engaged in studying the potential of the polyphenol to benefit expectant mothers and their offspring.

Nutrient science is not black and white, says CRN

Nutrient science is not black and white, says CRN

By Shane Starling

The Food and Drug Administration and the European Food Safety Authority have similar criteria in place when it comes to evaluating health claim-backing evidence – both prefer human intervention trials.

Krill oil – hope or hype for the omega-3 market?

Krill oil – hope or hype for the omega-3 market?

By Stephen Daniells

Omega-3 fatty acids are one of the nutrition industry’s big fish, and an emerging presence in the market is omega-3 sourced from krill oil. Stephen Daniells casts his net for opinions on the rise of krill oil.

Too many trade groups spoil the lobbying broth?

Special edition: DSHEA turns 15

Too many trade groups spoil the lobbying broth?

By Shane Starling

In the third part of this DSHEA special, George Pontiakos, the president and chief executive officer of California-based, BI Nutraceuticals, tells Shane Starling why the dietary supplements industry suffers under the lack of a unified voice.

Blumenthal: On supplements regulations and outrunners

Special edition: DSHEA turns 15

Blumenthal: On supplements regulations and outrunners

By Shane Starling

In part two of this DSHEA special, Mark Blumenthal, founder and executive director of the American Botanical Council, outlines why he believes DSHEA is a victim of the “erroneous negative view” that it limits the power of the FDA and can’t control rogue...

DSHEA turns 15 and growing up fast

Special edition: DSHEA turns 15

DSHEA turns 15 and growing up fast

By Shane Starling

The Dietary Supplements and Health Education Act (DSHEA) celebrated its fifteenth birthday in October – a birthday some thought would not be achieved.

Pontiakos: FDA is doing a fine job

Pontiakos: FDA is doing a fine job

By Shane Starling

George Pontiakos, the president and chief executive officer of California-based, BI Nutraceuticals, tells Shane Starling why he thinks the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) should get more credit than it does.

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