Nutricosmetics

Confusion reigns in cosmeceutical name game

Confusion reigns in cosmeceutical name game

The term cosmeceutical has always been controversial, but the blurring boundaries between the worlds of nutrition and cosmetics are highlighting divisions that neither industry can ignore.

Betatene declared GRAS

Dispatches from IFT

Betatene declared GRAS

By Jess Halliday in Anaheim

Cognis has announced self-affirmed GRAS for its Betatene carotenoids, a development that allows it to be used in foods and beverages.

Leading Japanese CoQ10 supplier to exit market

Leading Japanese CoQ10 supplier to exit market

By Lorraine Heller

One of the leading global suppliers of CoQ10 – Japan’s Asahi Kasei Pharma – has said it is exiting the market by the end of the year, citing “continuing unprofitability”.

Vitamin E tocotrienols' coming of age

Vitamin E tocotrienols' coming of age

By Stephen Daniells

Vitamin E tocotrienols are dwarves in a land of tocopherols – the vitamin E giants. But the tocotrienol market is growing. Stephen Daniells talks to Lipid Nutrition’s John Kurstjens, and Carotech’s Sharon Ling, about entry to the market, the benefits...

No room for functional foods gloom

No room for functional foods gloom

Last week’s withdrawal of a high-profile functional food in France is disappointing for the company concerned and maybe for the healthy/functional foods industry, but you may be led to think differently if you happen to be a reader of the UK broadsheet,...