Zila, a US pharma and biotech company, has achieved double-digit
sales growth for the first half of 2004, mainly due to the
performance of its nutraceutical division. Operational costs
exceeded sales however, due to higher cost of...
Fortifying enriched grain products with folic acid in the 1990s
appears to have been followed by a decline in stroke and ischemic
heart disease deaths, US government researchers reported at an
American Heart Association conference...
Folate fortification of flour may have worked better than
previously thought to reduce the number of children born with
neural tube defects (NTDs), suggests a new study looking at the
impact of the recently launched fortification...
Mineral water fortified with folic acid and a handful of vitamins
can reduce plasma homocysteine levels, a risk factor in
cardiovascular disease, report Finnish researchers this month. In a
separate study on mineral water German researchers...
Leading supplement retailer GNC will market a new heart health
supplement containing the Cargill phytosterol ingredient CoroWise.
The launch marks the expansion of phytosterols into new application
areas, following approval from the...
Cognis, the speciality chemicals company, suffered a tough year in
the nutritional ingredients market, with a long-awaited surge in
the growth of its natural vitamin E sales undermined by adverse
CT-based Competitive Technologies said last week that drugmaker
Wyeth has filed an appeal with the US Supreme Court to overturn a
$58 million patent infringement award granted by a federal court to
the University of Colorado.
Taking high-dose vitamins to reduce levels of the amino acid
homocysteine, thought to reduce heart disease risk, appears to do
little to prevent a second stroke in patients, show results out
today from a major international trial.
Higher levels of the antioxidants beta-carotene and vitamin C,
along with the antioxidant trace mineral selenium, were associated
with a lower risk of asthma in a large study on young Americans,
published this week.
Vitamin D intake appears to be inversely associated with rheumatoid
arthritis, according to a new study that investigates the link
between the vitamin and reduced risk of the disease in
German chemicals firm Merck KGaA, one the vitamin manufacturers
involved in the price fixing allegations, has reached a settlement
and is co-operating with the plaintiffs, reported the New York
The US Supreme Court said yesterday it would hear an appeal by
Roche, BASF and other vitamin makers, challenging a previous ruling
that allowed foreign buyers to sue them in the US for their
Both vitamin D and cod liver oil, rich in omega-3, consumed early
on in life appear to reduce the risk of type 1 diabetes, suggests
new trials out this month. But neither study finds a positive
effect from supplements.
Cognis company's antioxidant and botanical ingredients division,
Cognis' Nutrition & Health, announced on Thursday that the
allegations made against Cognis in a lawsuit filed last week by
Kemin Foods, L.C. are unsubstantiated.
Cognis Nutrition and Health has added a new vegetable sterol esters
ingredient to its product range. The company, which launched the
product for the US market at the SupplySide West tradeshow last
week, said vegetable sterol esters...
Growing concerns over obesity and wellbeing in an increasingly
health conscious society are set to dramatically impact innovation
in the ingredients, cosmeceutical and even fast food industries,
predicts market research firm Mintel.
The Cognis Group, a leader in antioxidant and botanical
ingredients, announced recently that it is near to completing
construction of the world's largest stand-alone manufacturing
facility for phytosterols.
The European Commission will plunge €11.7 million into a five-year
project to investigate the treatment of obesity, one of the main
causes of diabetes, it announced today, coinciding with World
Always one of the biggest stands at Vitafoods, Cognis Nutrition and
Health seem ever more present this year, with heavy marketing,
including an evening event, to launch its Tonalin CLA to the
Balchem reported a small rise in net sales, up 3 per cent, during
the first quarter of 2003, although sales in its Encapsulated
products segment dropped, owing to the current difficult economy
for the food industry.
Archer Daniels Midland, the giant US agricultural products
processor, has extended its international alliance with
Nutraceutix, a manufacturer of controlled delivery technology for
the pharmaceutical industry.
Health ingredients manufacturer Cognis Nutrition and Health says
the US Food and Drug Administration has approved GRAS status for
the company's Xangold brand natural lutein esters products in a
variety of foods.
Balchem Encapsulates said it will now be offering only USP-grade
choline chloride and choline bitartrate to customers. The company's
products have received a quality recognition from the United States
Pharmacopeia (USP) which...