Supplements of soy protein may reduce compounds in the body linked to dysfunctional blood vessel health, says new evidence that adds to the potential heart health benefits of the ingredient.
Special edition: Protein-rich foods: The next generation
After a few years of difficult market conditions, the soy protein market is enjoying ‘dynamic growth’, but what does the future hold for this ingredient, and what kind of impact will the GMO issue have?
Clarkson Soy Products has moved to alleviate the pressure on organic soy lecithin supplies by entering into a relationship with an Italian supplier, the company announced yesterday.
Almost 85% of American adults are concerned about their heart health, according to survey results from Solae of 35-65 year olds.
Almased, a weight-loss product pioneered first in German market, will debut on Canadian store shelves under a partnership with distributor True North Nutrition.
Popular mobile food app adds GMO feature
Fooducate, a mobile app launched last year to help grocery store shoppers quickly look up nutrition and other product info via bar code scans, has added a GMO feature, the developers announced Monday.
Supplements of soy isoflavones may help reduce body weight and improve the metabolism of glucose, according to a new meta-analysis of suitable studies with non-Asian women.
Big Interview: Jeff Lind, VP health business unit USA, Frutarom
Frutarom’s US health ingredients division has clocked up “significant double-digit growth” in the first half of the year, significantly outpacing the market, its boss has revealed.
Six weeks of supplementation with soy isoflavones did not reduce blood pressure or nitric oxide metabolism, says a new study.
Supplementation with cacao-flavonoids and soy isoflavones may improve levels of biomarkers of heart disease in postmenopausal, diabetic women, says a new study.
Blending dairy-derived whey and casein with soy protein can yield benefits in a post-workout setting, according to pioneering but unpublished research.
DuPont has taken full control of soy ingredients giant Solae after buying out Bunge’s stake in their joint venture.
Soy-based S-equol supplement shows benefits for menopause symptoms: Pharmavite study
A newly developed fermented soy germ-based nutritional supplement delivering S-equol may reduce the frequency of hot flashes and relieve muscle and joint pain for post-menopausal women, says a new study.
Soy protein may reduce symptoms of fatty liver disease: Study
Intake of soy proteins could significantly reduce the accumulation of fat and triglycerides in the livers of obese people, suggests new research in rats.
Daily consumption products containing soy isoflavones could help to significantly reduce blood pressure across the general population, according to a new study.
Isoflavones from soy may reduce the frequency of hot flashes by 21%, according to a meta-analysis of 17 clinical trials.
A combination of the soy isoflavone genistein, omega-3s, and vitamins D3 and K1 may boost bone density and reduce the risk of fracture after falls for postmenopausal women, says a new study.
Scientists in Canada have developed a technique to infuse fruit with nutraceuticals, potentially offering ‘nutritionally superior fruit products’.
The ability of a fermented soy product to reduce body fat levels may be linked to a person’s genetics, says a new study from South Korea.
A nutritional shake containing LunaRich – a novel whole soy powder boasting “five to ten times more lunasin than the industry standard” – will be launched next month by Reliv International.
Peptides from soybeans may influence the immune system and hormones linked to emotion, and ultimately boost brain function, according to a new Sino-Japanese study.
Fermented soy ingredient may reduce hot flushes: Study
A new fermented soy ingredient containing S-equol could significantly reduce the incidence of hot flushes, according to new research.
Oral supplementation with soy isoflavones could help to make radiation treatment of lung cancer tumours more effective while helping to preserve normal tissue, according to new research.
A soy-based ingredient packing four times the nutritional punch of standard soy protein isolate could reinvigorate the cardiovascular functional food market, according to bosses at agri-food giant The Scoular Company.
The United States’ biggest farmer-owned cooperative CHS Inc. has signed an agreement to acquire soy protein company Solbar for $133m, sending share prices in the Israeli company soaring.
Supplements of soy protein, but not milk protein, may improve blood levels of HDL (good) cholesterol, and enhance the overall cholesterol balance, says a new study.
Impregnating soybean flour with antioxidant-rich blueberry or cranberry extracts may open up new dietary supplement and functional food opportunities for industry, suggests new research.
A Delaware-based firm that has patented a process to remove estrogen and other unwanted components from soy is in advanced negotiations with manufacturers of soy foods to license its technology.
Daily supplements of milk and soy protein are both effective at lowering blood pressure, and both performed better that carbohydrates, say results of a clinical trial.
US sales of soy supplements* have continued to slide, with combined sales across natural and conventional channels dropping 15.3 percent in the year to May 14, 2011, according to new data from SPINS.
Special Edition: Functional Food Trends
The birthplace of functional foods, Japan, continues to be the world’s most robust with 38.4% of a global functional food market of $24.22bn (€16.75bn), according to a Leatherhead report utilising tight functional food definitions.
Combined data suggest soy isoflavones not a risk for breast cancer survivors
Concerns over the potential increase in the risk of breast cancer recurrence from consuming soy isoflavones may be unfounded, according to combined data from over 16,000 women.
Farbest forms strategic partnership for soy protein isolates
Farbest Brands has formed a strategic partnership with China’s Gushen Biological Technology Group to exclusively market Gushen’s line of quality non-GMO soy isolate products in the United States.
Floridian dietary supplements manufacturer Garden of Life has issued a voluntary recall for a vitamin C product after detecting the product was contaminated with soy extracts.
Special edition: heart health
In part four of this NutraIngredients heart health special we look at how regulators view those foods, drinks and supplements making cardiovascular claims
The US dietary supplements industry has welcomed the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans which demonstrated a thawing in attitude toward supplements use from a Guidelines committee that has previously baulked at recommending them.
Lallemand Bio-Ingredients is promoting a new vegetarian form of vitamin D it says can make a considerable dent in global deficiencies in the ‘sun vitamin’ due its functional food flexibility.
Americans interested in preventing disease and boosting their wellness are increasingly using ancient foods like omega-3 rich hemp, ayurverdic herbs, fermented herbs and grains, according to a new report.
Soy isoflavone bioavailability test shows which forms are best: Study
Isoflavones in the aglycone form – as found naturally in fermented soy foods – are more bioavailable than the glucoside-form from non-fermented soy, says a new study from Japan.
Soy protein may lower cholesterol: Solae study
New research from Solae backs up the claims for soy protein’s cholesterol lowering effect, but says the mechanism behind benefits is ‘yet to be determined’.
Copper may be key in anti-cancer mechanism of isoflavone: Study
The soy isoflavone genistein may inhibit the development of human breast cancer cells due to its ability to target copper, according to a new study.
NCCAM must increase support for basic science: CRN
The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) should focus its limited resources on basic science and mechanistic studies, says the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN).
Isoflavones may ease obesity-related inflammation
Isoflavones may reduce chronic inflammation and insulin resistance in fat cells, according to researchers.
Soy isoflavones could improve endothelial function: Study
Supplementation with soy isoflavones could improve blood vessel endothelial cell function and reduce cardiovascular disease risk factors, according a new meta-analysis study.
Soy matches casein for muscle protein synthesis: Study
Protein from soy or casein both benefit the synthesis of muscle protein at the same rate, suggests a new study that supports both sources for muscle health.
DSM confident about genistein uptake in foods
Ingredient firm DSM says its branded genistein ingredient marketed for menopause and bone benefits could appear in foods sold in the US within the next 12 months, following strong interest generated by a recent GRAS affirmation.
Margarine with a claim seen as ‘better than butter’
American consumers are more likely to choose margarine over butter if it carried a heart healthy claim, found the United Soybean Board’s annual survey on consumer attitudes towards nutrition.
Solae discussing omega-3 form soy at IFT
Dispatches from IFT
Solae expects its new steariodonic acid omega-3 from genetically modified soybeans to be ready for market launch in 2012, and is now sending out samples so food manufacturers can test it in applications.
Solbar launches calcium boosting soy ingredient for drinks
Solbar is launching an isolated soy protein to help formulators boost the protein and calcium content of beverages.
Special edition: Sports nutrition
In the third part of our special series on sports nutrition, NutraIngredients looks at the reigning champions in sports ingredients and takes a look at the science behind new contenders to the crown.