01-Aug-2014 - The ongoing ‘fermentation revolution’ in the supply of amino acids continues to affect the production and potentially the price of these important nutrients, said Jim Schultz, CEO of GWI, a California company specializing in the import of ingredients from China.
01-Aug-2014 - The web of Chinese regulations regarding dietary ingredient import and export reached out to ensnare Innophos, a company that derives a portion of its revenue from selling phosphates and other mineral ingredients for dietary supplements and functional foods. The inability of some of its major customers to deal with getting ingredients out of China led to the stunting of the growth of Innophos’s nutritional business.
01-Aug-2014 - Usana Health Sciences reported flat net sales in the second quarter of its 2014 fiscal year. Issues in China caused the company to miss analysts’ estimates for sales and earnings, and the company’s share price took a plunge as a result.
01-Aug-2014 - With many Americans failing to meet recommended intakes of select nutrients, multivitamin and mineral supplements could be part of the solution, and the potential benefits outweigh any risk, says a new review.
01-Aug-2014 - Mixing alcohol with energy drinks or other caffeinated beverages across different doses may not alter the awareness of intoxication as previously suggested, according to a meta-analysis.
31-Jul-2014 - Sports nutrition supplements containing phosphatidic acid (PA), a lipid messenger, may stimulate increases in muscle size, lean body mass, and strength, says a new study using Chemi Nutra’s Mediator ingredient.
31-Jul-2014 - Myos Corporation has built the market for its myostatin-inhibiting ingredient Fortetropin beyond the gym and into the offices of physician groups treating elderly patients. To secure the supply for the ingredeint the company has extending a manufacturing and supply agreement with German supplier DIL.
31-Jul-2014 - A new meta-analysis has found that current evidence does not support the notion that calcium supplements increase the risk of heart disease in elderly women. The study reaffirms the safety and importance of the nutrient, says the Council for Responsible Nutrition.
31-Jul-2014 - Mice lost weight and had significantly lower insulin resistance and body fat after taking genetically modified bacteria that produce the lipid compound NAPE in the gut, researchers from Vanderbilt University have found.
31-Jul-2014 - Caffeine does not have a diuretic effect on regular coffee drinkers and is safe to use, says sports nutrition researcher and consultant in elite sport.
30-Jul-2014 - Dutch-Swiss ingredients giant DSM Nutritional Products (DNP) has called ‘time’ on Teavigo, a decade after launching the proprietary, weight management-focused green tea extract.
30-Jul-2014 - LXR Biotech has launched a timed-release energy shot using a recently-developed beadlet technology in a bid to capture more of the energy shot market.
30-Jul-2014 - Daily supplements containing resveratrol may boost memory performance in association with improved glucose metabolism in older adults, says a new study from Germany.
30-Jul-2014 - Herbalife's share price dropped sharply yesterday as the company reported second quarter earnings that missed analysts’ estimates. Shares dropped 11% almost immediately on the news and declined further in early trading today, with a share price at the time of publication of $56.10, down from a high of $69.10 on Monday.
30-Jul-2014 - The past year has been a tough one for the sales of dietary supplements, and retailing giant GNC is not immune to those trends. In the company’s second quarter 2014 earnings GNC reported declines in both overall revenue and net income year-over-year.
29-Jul-2014 - Bad news has acquired a long shelf life in the age of the Internet. Companies that are involved in regulatory actions, such as receiving FDA warning letters, need to develop a strategy to present their image going forward because the record of the warning letter is never going away, experts said.
29-Jul-2014 - We have become a nation of fitness and nutrition go-getters, as evidenced by the skyrocketing number of fitness and nutrition apps and the mainstreaming of the sports nutrition market.
29-Jul-2014 - Daily supplements of the sunshine vitamin may reduce the risk of heart failure in older individuals by 20%-25%, says a new study.
29-Jul-2014 - Liposomal technology would seem to offer huge advantages for the many hard-to-absorb ingredients that pepper the dietary supplement marketplace. But the high cost of the technology has retarded its growth in the market, an expert said.
29-Jul-2014 - Irish encapsulation specialist AnaBio has lodged a patent for encapsulation of long-chain fatty acids for use in infant formula and elsewhere.