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.
Younger and older consumer groups may be interested in gaining similar benefits from functional food ingredients but products should address them in different ways, says president and co-founder of Integrated Marketing Group, Jeff Hilton.
The compound methylhexanamine, or MHA, is not a constituent of geranium oil used in sports nutrition products, despite one study reporting its presence as a constituent, says the general manager of NSF International.
Concerns over the presence of a compound called MHA (methylhexanamine) in performance nutrition products are “beginning to bubble over”into the public domain, and the issue will get bigger, says a leading industry expert.
DSM Nutritional Products' vice president, Nutrition Improvement Program Oswaldo da Costa e Silva explains that the initiative is an integral part of the company's sustainabiltiy vision. Providing products for malnourished people around the world...
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.
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”.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
ConfectioneryNews.com caught up with Hans Vriens, chief innovation officer with global chocolate supplier Barry Callebaut at the industry trade show Pro Sweets, where he spilled the beans on the future for functional chocolate.
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.
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.
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...
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.
Naturex president and chief executive officer, Jacques Dikansky, tells Shane Starling why in August the French botanicals giant bought Spanish supplier, Natraceutical Group, to double its size for the third time since 2002.
The Obama administration is pushing through health care reform that promises greater access to health insurance for tens of millions of Americans. Will the reforms bring benefits to the dietary supplements industry?
As the world population increases, so does the shadow of malnutrition. Vitamin A deficiency (VAD) is the leading cause of preventable blindness in children, yet continues to cause blindness in up to 500,000 children each year. Vitamin Angels is making...
Biomarkers to measure the state of our health may hold the key to establishing the benefits of a dietary compound or ingredient, but more efforts are needed to produce a list of biomarkers with a validated end point, says a key industry figure.
As swine flu continues to grab headlines around the world, interest in immune health has never been healthier. Stephen Daniells talks to Jay Udani from UCLA and CEO of Medicus Research about the science behind the growing immune health market.
Nestle is investing tens of millions of Euros in brain health. Dr Jeroen Schmitt, head of cognitive sciences at the Nestle Research Center in Switzerland explains why it's not naive to think that diet can boost mental development in our children,...