French researchers observe the changes of ascorbic acid, B-carotene, and A-tocopherols in fortified beverages bottled in both PET bottles and glass. After 97 days, they found significant changes for all three in both bottles, but one fared better than...
The majority of the leading US supplement companies are working on using non-GMO ingredients in their formulations, said Cal Bewicke, CEO of Ethical Naturals Inc (ENI), as the company launches non-GMO vitamin C.
The firm behind the liposome-encapsulated supplement range Lypo-Spheric has developed a new supplement brand targeting a younger demographic called Altrient, which has debuted with a vitamin-C gel bosses claim has unprecedented bioavailability and digestive...
Sales of vitamin C supplements – the biggest single category in the vitamins and minerals market - were up 2.8% to $221.27m in the year to October 1 across conventional and natural channels combined, according to new figures provided to NutraIngredients-USA...
Women who are at a high risk of heart disease are unlikely to
realise any benefit from taking antioxidant vitamins C, E or beta
carotene, concludes a major study - but nor are they likely to
suffer any harm.
The use of calcium ascorbate with threonate in food supplements is
comparable in bioavailability to ascorbic acid as a vitamin C
source, and does not pose health threats in the doses used, says a
new opinion from EFSA.
The sale of Zila's nutraceutical business to NBTY, including
Ester-C, has completed, marking the new owner's entry into
ingredients and freeing up the old owner's attention for its core
cancer detection interests.
Zila Nutraceuticals has developed and patented a new form of
Ester-C said to offer improved antioxidant and anti-carcinogenic
potential, which should allow it to maintain its advantage in the
vitamin C market until the end of next...
Zila Nutraceuticals felt the pinch of lower Ester-C sales in the US
in Q1 2006, when net revenues fell by 15 percent. But the company
expects strong sales on the international front to restore it to
its growth trajectory before the...
DSM is to close down production of bulk vitamin C in the US and cut
costs at its plant in Dalry, Scotland, as part of a series of
measures to ease pressure on its vitamin business, reports
Nearly half of the US population suffers from acid problems meaning
they are unable to take acidic supplements such as vitamin C. One
company thinks it has found a radical solution to this problem in
the form of Comfort C.
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...