$5.9 bn US sports nutrition market unlocking mass appeal: Euromonitor

$5.9 bn US sports nutrition market unlocking mass appeal: Euromonitor

27-Mar-2015 - Buoyed by the continued rise of protein as a super-nutrient and a growing urgency around better fitness to stave off lifestyle diseases, sports nutrition is attracting a wider audience of consumers, according to “Trends and Developments in Sports Nutrition” from Euromonitor International.

Perrigo settles latest of glucosamine class action suits

Perrigo settles latest of glucosamine class action suits

27-Mar-2015 - A recent class action settlement will affect the way certain glucosamine supplements are marketed. The most recent settlement applies to the labeling of supplements sold by Walmart, Supervalu and Walgreens.

New web portal aims to ease entry of US-made supplements, foods into Chinese market

New web portal aims to ease entry of US-made supplements, foods into Chinese market

27-Mar-2015 - As the middle class continues to grow in China, penetrating this market becomes a priority for US brands.  Negotiating that bewildering process may have gotten a little easier with the launch of a web portal whose express purpose is to peddle ‘Made in USA’ supplements and foods to Chinese consumers.

NCN: "presenters have access to a motivated group well versed in their industry.”

Venture capitalists eye Vitafoods for nutrition start-up buys

27-Mar-2015 - Nutrition Capital Network (NPN) will return to Vitafoods in Geneva in May with a fresh mission to connect innovative SMEs with potneital investors like DSM, Seventure and Tate & Lyle Ventures.

Nearly three-quarters of pregnant women do not get enough omega-3, finds study

Nearly three-quarters of pregnant women do not get enough omega-3, finds study

27-Mar-2015 - Despite being critical for infant development, just 27% of pregnant women get enough omega-3 to meet current European Union (EU) recommendations, say researchers.

University of Newcastle is just one research institution using new technology to investigate nutrition

Digitek is creeping onto the nutrition scene - and it's bringing big potential with it

26-Mar-2015 - Health apps, home tests and other digitek are the future of nutrition research and public health strategies, according to top researchers in the field. 

CRN discourages members from selling bulk powdered caffeine direct to consumers

CRN discourages members from selling bulk powdered caffeine direct to consumers

26-Mar-2015 - The Council for Responsible Nutrition has announced a policy that discourages its members from selling bulk powdered caffeine to consumers. The use of the ingredient has been implicated in the deaths of two young men.

ChromaDex succeeds in boosting ingredient sales by 182%  in face of continuing losses

ChromaDex succeeds in boosting ingredient sales by 182% in face of continuing losses

26-Mar-2015 - ChromaDex Corp. continued to make progress on its transformation from a company based solely on testing services to a branded ingredient supplier, registering a 182% increase in ingredient sales in its 2014 fiscal year.

Schniederman's actions, FTC's overreach on agenda as NPA members blanket Capitol Hill

Schniederman's actions, FTC's overreach on agenda as NPA members blanket Capitol Hill

26-Mar-2015 - More than 100 members of the Natural Products Association gathered in Washington, D.C., to discuss with their legislators hot topics facing the industry. Talking points included defining organic as non-GMO, gaining flexible spending account coverage for supplements, defusing the New York attorney general's actions against supplements, the Federal Trade Commission overstepping its authority and asking legislators to joint the Congressional Dietary Supplement Caucus.

From the lab to real-world application: Scientific insights are vital to innovation

From the lab to real-world application: Scientific insights are vital to innovation

26-Mar-2015 - Consumer-centric innovation must be coupled with real-world scientific insights that explain how to best deliver nutrition to those that need it, says Lucozade’s senior sports scientist.

Echinacea is one of the extracts that Naturex has had certified as non GMO.

Naturex responds to market demand with non GMO certification of extracts

26-Mar-2015 - French-based botanical ingredients supplier Naturex is adjusting to meet future market conditions in the US by certifying seven of its most popular ingredients non GMO.

Molecular gastronomy as presented by Hervé This was one version of the food future articulated at Food Vision 2015 in Cannes last week

Food Vision Big Debates: Ethical eruptions, technological disruptions, challenged assumptions

25-Mar-2015 - Big Food needs to care more; start-ups can’t feed a planet housing 9bn people in 2050; and genuine disruptive technologies are spawning and spinning faster than flapping butterfly wings…So, er, stay calm and keep making (hopefully healthy) food.

Probiotics on the verge of “dramatic second growth curve,” expert says

Probiotics on the verge of “dramatic second growth curve,” expert says

25-Mar-2015 - Probiotics are on the cusp of a “dramatic second growth curve” that could more than double their sales in supplements in the U.S., but new delivery platforms and uses could threaten the long-term potential growth of supplements in the category, according to an industry expert. 

Equivocal study on Finnish women doesn't dim Vitamin D's role in lessening falls among elderly, experts say

Equivocal study on Finnish women doesn't dim Vitamin D's role in lessening falls among elderly, experts say

25-Mar-2015 - A new vitamin D/exercise study on falls among older women has confirmed the vitamin’s role in bone health but falls short of a ringing endorsement for supplementation. But it’s one data point among the many that still point to the importance of getting additional vitamin D, said Duffy McKay, ND of the Council for Responsible Nutrition.

Packaged fruit'n'veg is low in vitamins and nutrients

Is it worth buying nutrient-poor packaged fruit 'n' veg?

25-Mar-2015 - Fresh-cut fruit and veg are sold as an instant vitamin boost. But chlorine disinfection, refrigeration and up to three weeks on the shelf mean their vitamin content is often low – so is there any point in buying them?

UNPA, AHPA move to ban sale of powdered caffeine among members

UNPA, AHPA move to ban sale of powdered caffeine among members

25-Mar-2015 - Trade organizations representing dietary supplement manufacturers have called on their members to cease the sale of bulk powdered caffeine, an ingredient that has been associated with at least two deaths.

Polyphenol counts in berries may be high, but bioavailability is much lower, say researchers

Will you get more polyphenols from blueberry-grape juice or a smoothie?

24-Mar-2015 - Greater research into the impact of food matrixes on the bioavailability of polyphenols is needed, say researchers comparing grape and blueberry juice to smoothie.

Aker Biomarine operates a three-vessel fleet to harvest krill near Antarctica.

Neptune gets partly favorable krill oil patent ruling, but royalty payouts await appeal

24-Mar-2015 - In what one side is billing as the final act in the krill wars in North America, the US Patent and Trademark Office has ruled to uphold certain claims of a longstanding patent held by Neptune Technologies and Bioressources. But the handle of the buried hatchet still protrudes, with at least one competing krill oil supplier saying it will appeal that decision.

Thorne extends sports nutrition efforts with EXOS partnership

Thorne extends sports nutrition efforts with EXOS partnership

24-Mar-2015 - Practioner channel specialist Thorne Research has taken another big step into the sports nutrition sphere with a partnership with sports fitness firm EXOS to launch a new line of supplements.

Zinc status linked to immune responses and chronic disease, researchers suggest

Zinc status linked to immune responses and chronic disease, researchers suggest

24-Mar-2015 - Zinc deficiency could play a role in chronic diseases that involve inflammation, especially in older adults, says new research.