Willow Biosciences – one of a clutch of biotech firms producing cannabinoids via biosynthesis rather than extraction – has started strain optimization and process development for commercial production of astaxanthin from yeast using a downstream processing...
Immune health continues to be a primary concern for consumers of functional beverages, according to a new report from Irish ingredient supplier Kerry. The study also found that consumers are increasingly blurring the distinction between the benefits...
Consumers are increasingly aware of CFU on probiotic labels, but we may see more products using AFUs, a measure obtained using flow cytometry that is a fast, more accurate, and potentially cost-effective to traditional plate counts.
Specialty ingredients distributor IMCD has expanded its presence in the US market with a new team of technical account managers for nutraceuticals. “We’re just getting started here,” its National Sales Manager tells NutraIngredients-USA.
With a full suite a successful New Dietary Ingredient Notifications (NDINs) and steady stream of peer-reviewed publications substantiating its claims, Hofseth Biocare (HBC) is feeling bullish about its portfolio of upcycled ingredients.
AlgaeCal will retail its bone-building supplements in OsteoStrong’s membership-based wellness franchises starting this month. The partnership, which AlgaeCal Founder Dean Neuls says “couldn’t be more perfect”, launches in 10 beta locations across the...
Tight supply has raised creatine prices, and new health applications for the ingredient have added upward pressure from the demand side as well. But that picture could change soon with new capacity coming onto the scene.
Personalized nutrition company Ombre is retail ready, preparing to launch its microbiome home test kit and targeted probiotic supplements to a wider market at Natural Products Expo East later this month.
Chr. Hansen has received regulatory approval to supply a range of Human Milk Oligosaccharides (HMO) to new and existing global markets, following recent endorsements from Australia and New Zealand last year.
Aliga Microalgae has acquired a state-of-the-art production facility from Duplaco in the Netherlands and will use the site to scale-up production of chlorella algae to meet demand for plant-based and vegan ingredients in global analogue food and supplement...
Düsseldorf-based Cellavent Ingredients has announced the launch of a turmeric ingredient produced by three Lactobacillus strains that is said to offer the benefits of the botanical plus postbiotics and paraprobiotics.
Plant sourcing experts say that whole herbal raw materials can contain all of the nasty bits the natural world has to offer, but proper procedures can—and routinely do—turn those botanicals into safe and clean ingredients.
Italian probiotics heavyweight Probiotical plans to bolster its presence in the US market by riding what the company calls a rising tide of consumer awareness of the importance of gut wellbeing to skin health.
After more than 10 years of developing a novel, non-GMO red sorghum varietal, Kentucky-based RedLeaf Biologics is expecting a strong commercial end to the year for its Sorghum Bioflavonoid Complex (SBC).
Hofseth BioCare (HBC) has successfully achieved New Dietary Ingredient (NDI) status from the US Food and Drug Administration for its ProGo bioactive peptides, having already achieved this for its CalGo and OmeGo ingredients.
The U.S. Patent & Trademark Office’s Patent Trial and Appeal Board’s (PTAB) recently rejected a challenge by Thorne Research, Inc. against one of the key patents covering nicotinamide riboside, coming a few months after the PTAB ruled in favor of...
A new multi-million initiative by the US Department of Agriculture aims to reverse a downward trend in the number of farms transitioning to organic – a process that can put producers on their back foot financially as yields often drop during the three-year...
Forest fires sweeping the southwest of France are destroying vast acreage of Maritime Pine, the source of Horphag’s famous Pycnogenol pine bark extract. The company’s CEO tells us that raw material supply or production quality will not be impacted.
Extreme weather events from heat waves and droughts to ‘hundred-year storms’ happening every two years, the impact of climate change is obvious. And few industries are witnessing the impact as much as botanical supply chain.
The anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and collagen-inducing effects of purified Shilajit, an Ayurvedic ingredient, may support bone health in postmenopausal women, a population at increased risk of osteoporosis, says a new study.
Netherlands-based NutriLeads was recently crowned the winner of the NutraIngredients-USA Awards for in the Nutrition Research Project category. The company’s ingredient also saw success in the immune support product category.
Six new “Ingredients of the Year” were announced at the recent NutraIngredients-USA Awards spanning beauty from within, cognitive function, healthy aging, prebiotic, sports nutrition, and weight management. Read on to meet the winners…
The use of DNA technology holds great promise for botanical ingredient identification, experts have said. But whether these tests are as yet fit for purpose is something still not universally accepted within the industry.
The European Commission (EC) has agreed to amend the conditions of use for novel vitamin B3 ingredient nicotinamide riboside chloride (NR) in foods for special medical purposes and total diet replacement for weight control.
AI-phytonutrient pioneers Brightseed have entered a strategic research collaboration to screen plant compounds with biotech company Kallyope to identify potential weight loss and glucose control therapeutics.