Vitamin D penetration has jumped 50% in the past two years in the US, according to a new survey of 6000 supplement buyers conducted by product tester and market scrutineer, ConsumerLab.com, that also recorded dwindling herbal interest.
Novel technology allows KD-Pharma, the fully-owned subsidiary of health care products company Bioseutica, to produce what it claims to be the market’s safest and highest quality omega-3 concentrations.
Consumers are reading nutrition labels more often but are increasingly skeptical of front-of-pack health claims, such as ‘high fiber’ or ‘low fat’, according to a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) survey.
More than 80 percent of registered dietitians consider most Americans have gaps in their diets that can be filled with vitamins and other dietary supplements, according to new research from the Life...supplemented 2009 Healthcare Professionals (HCP) Impact...
Most Canadians use on-pack nutrition labeling as their primary source of nutritional information but many need to interpret it better, according to a study from the Canadian Council of Food and Nutrition.
Whole grains, fiber and protein are top of the list for consumers looking to improve their diets by eating more of a specific type of food, according to a new survey of Americans’ approach to functional foods.
North America and Eastern Europe are the two fastest growing markets for probiotic products, recording more than triple the growth rates seen in the most mature markets for the healthy bacteria, according to Danisco.
The majority of American consumers are still against the idea of
eating products derived from cloned animals, although confidence
levels shoot up if these products are deemed safe by the Food and
Drug Administration (FDA).
More than 80 percent of Americans say they consume or are
interested in consuming functional food and beverages, according to
a survey from the International Food Information Council (IFIC)
Energy drinks last year stormed the US beverage market,
outperforming all other categories, while one sports drink inched
its way into the nation's top five trade marks by displacing a
popular soda brand, according to a new report.
Profits are up at Balchem Corporation following the announcement of
its results for the quarter ended September 30, 2006, and the group
reported nutritional products formed an important part of this
A declining US baby food market could receive a significant boost
from products that focus on infant weight control, as well as
premium baby goods and 'all natural' items, according to a new
report by Mintel.
Canada-based Neptune Technologies has announced results from a
clinical trial that reports a daily dose of its krill oil can lower
bad cholesterol levels by 34 per cent and boost good cholesterol by
44 per cent.
Since it started offering its Cholevel IP (identity preserved)
soy-derived phytosterols last year, Chinese health ingredients
supplier Fenchem has seen exports to Europe and the United States
soar to such an extent that it now claims...
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...
The heart health benefits of unsaturated fatty acids over trans-
and saturated fats have long been recognized, but now a study at
Pennsylvania State University indicates that polyunsaturated fatty
acids (PUFAs) could lower cholesterol...
A new survey reconfirms that elderly people are the most prolific
users of dietary supplements, but warns they may be exposed to
dangerous interactions with prescription drugs if they do not
discuss them with their doctor, writes...
The latest LOHAS consumer trends study suggests that a healthy spin
may no longer be enough to lure people to new food and beverage
products. Marketers may need to take another look at strategies for
capturing the attention of this...
Over the past year Cyanotech has had to contend with the impact of
poor weather conditions on sales and the cost of necessary
maintenance and expansion programs - and still managed to achieve
sales broadly in line with the previous...
A solid business plan and an international outlook has delivered
another set of bumper full year results for Reliv International,
with operating profit up 21.8 percent to $8.98 million from $7.37
million in 2003 and a 26 percent increase...