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Battling cognitive decline: Where do we stand?

Special edition: Brain boosting ingredients

Battling cognitive decline: Where do we stand?

By Nathan Gray

Cognitive impairments have been long linked to the development of dementia and memory problems in the elderly. However, recent research has begun to suggest that nutrition can play a vital role in protecting against such declines. In this special edition...

Vitamin C, zinc and pine bark extract show common cold benefits: Study

Vitamin C, zinc and pine bark extract show common cold benefits: Study

By Stephen DANIELLS

A combination supplement containing zinc, vitamin C and Pycnogenol, an extract from French Maritime Pine bark, may be effective in shortening duration of the common cold and lessening the seven ‘pillar’ symptoms, including runny nose, nasal obstruction,...

Fytexia targets US expansion with new US-structure and Med Diet science

Fytexia targets US expansion with new US-structure and Med Diet science

By Stephen Daniells

French raw material supplier Fytexia wants to more than double its US business within five years by bringing the benefits of the Mediterranean Diet to North America, as it opens a sales office in the New York City area and a warehouse in Salt Lake City,...

NDIs, GRAS & GMOs: CFSAN outlines priorities for 2013-14

NDIs, GRAS & GMOs: CFSAN outlines priorities for 2013-14

By Stephen DANIELLS

The Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN) has outlined its priorities for 2013-14, with a 'surprising' number relevant to supplements, including NDIs, GRAS, and GMOs.

The ten most important news of the year

The ten most important news of the year

Every day, NutraIngredients-USA brings you the latest industry news and developments, insights from thought leaders, and cutting edge science. That makes for a lot of information to help you make the best decisions for your business. Of course, some news...

Researchers say new grape seed procyanidins (GSP) product is effective in reducing hypertension alongside lifestyle factors

Grape seed given hypertension thumbs up: Unpublished data

By Annie-Rose Harrison-Dunn

Researchers say that Indena’s new grape seed procyanidins (GSP) product – now only using water as extraction solvent – is effective in blood pressure management when coupled with lifestyle factors.

Piracy blights fragile global botanicals sector

By Shane STARLING

The global botanical medicines and supplements sector is a fragile one, and one whose fragility is being amplified by a small number of – let’s not beat about the sea buckthorn bush – dodgy players.

Heliae uses a hybrid system combing fermentation and photosynthetic approaches.

Hybrid algae producer Heliae quietly approaches full scale production

By Hank Schultz

Early stage algae company Heliae has taken a quiet approach to business development.  While the Arizona-based company is close to coming to market with a range of nutraceutical ingredients, not much has been said about them in the marketplace or the press,...

Fair trade, flavor keys to Garden of Life's new protein products

Fair trade, flavor keys to Garden of Life's new protein products

By Hank Schultz

When Garden of Life looked at extending its protein and meal replacement lines with coffee and yerba mate flavors, the company was looking for partners that were the right fit both in terms of ingredient quality and service but also in terms of outlook,...

Cinnamon gets a sponsor in ABC's Adopt an Herb program

Cinnamon gets a sponsor in ABC's Adopt an Herb program

By Hank Schultz

The Amercan Botanical Council has announced that Vitatech Nutritional Sciences, a California-based vitamin and supplement formulation company, has adopted cinnamon (Cinnamomum verum) through ABC's Adopt-an-Herb Program.

Mannatech granted 90th patent

Mannatech granted 90th patent

By Hank Schultz

Mannatech Inc., a Texas-based supplement manufacturer, announced the granting of its 90th patent, with the granting of five new patents in 2013 relating to the company’s product portfolio.

Caffeine cards are on table following IOM meeting, observers say

Caffeine cards are on table following IOM meeting, observers say

By Hank Schultz

A recent workshop sponsored by the Institute of Medicine on caffeine and its effect in consumer products such as energy drinks was helpful in making clear the points of view of the various stakeholders, according to observers.  What was less clear was...

ABC's HerbalGram celebrates 30th anniversary

ABC's HerbalGram celebrates 30th anniversary

By Hank Schultz

The American Botanical Council hit a milestone with the 30th anniversary of its quarterly publication, HerbalGram. The publication, which began life as a simple newsletter, has now transformed into an 80-page, full color magazine/journal hybrid featuring...

Cyanotech continues transformation into consumer products manufacturer

Cyanotech continues transformation into consumer products manufacturer

By Hank Schultz

Cyanotech, which started as a supplier of algae-based ingredients, continues its transformation into more of a consumer products company.  Total net sales grew 6% in the first quarter of fiscal 2014, but Nutrex, the  consumer products division, grew by...

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Botanicals you can rely on, from ADM

Botanicals you can rely on, from ADM

Today more than ever, consumers are striving to support their overall well-being in a convenient way, with foods, beverages and dietary supplements that...