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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.

Naturex president: acquisition policy remains unchanged

Exclusive interview

Naturex president: acquisition policy remains unchanged

By Shane Starling

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.

Omega-3 welcomes big fish into fold

Omega-3 welcomes big fish into fold

By Shane Starling

Bioriginal director of sales for North America, Michael Chubb, speaks to Shane Starling about the effect the entry of major suppliers like DSM and Cognis are having on the omega-3 segment.

Obama bill unlikely to alter medical stance on supplements

Obama bill unlikely to alter medical stance on supplements

By Shane Starling

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?

The untold success stories of vitamins

The untold success stories of vitamins

By Stephen Daniells

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 may hold the key for nutrition and health claims

Biomarkers may hold the key for nutrition and health claims

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.

The healthy immune health market

The healthy immune health market

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.

Snack Size Science: Hearing about folate’s benefits

Snack Size Science: Hearing about folate’s benefits

By Stephen Daniells

NutraIngredient’s Snack Size Science brings you the week's top science every two weeks. This week we look at how folate in green leafy vegetables and fortified flours may protect against hearing loss.

Nestle’s thinking on brain health

Nestle’s thinking on brain health

By Stephen Daniells

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,...

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