Vitamin D3 supplements may decrease triglyceride levels in at-risk women: RCT data

Vitamin D3 supplements may decrease triglyceride levels in at-risk women: RCT data

24-Oct-2014 - A daily 4,000 IU dose of vitamin D may decrease triglyceride levels in post-menopausal women with an increased risk of heart disease, says a new study from Mexico.

Going non GMO in supplements is worth the effort, sources say

Going non GMO in supplements is worth the effort, sources say

24-Oct-2014 - The November elections draw nearer featuring numerous state ballot initiatives requiring the mandatory labeing of genetically modified ingredients.  While this is an issue with clear fault lines in the food realm, the question of non GMO positioning is murkier in the supplement realm.

Ganeden gets foreign ingredient approvals to boost growth

Ganeden gets foreign ingredient approvals to boost growth

24-Oct-2014 - Probiotic ingredient supplier Ganeden Biotech is expanding its horizons, and is looking to foreign markers for additional growth.

Quality of life, aging with grace, and sleep: Experts give insights into ‘healthy aging’

Quality of life, aging with grace, and sleep: Experts give insights into ‘healthy aging’

23-Oct-2014 - Healthy aging, anti-aging, the quest for a fountain of youth: The desire to stay young for as long as possible has accompanied humans throughout history, but what does healthy aging look like in a modern sense?

Learning from Japan's healthy ageing market

Learning from Japan's healthy ageing market

23-Oct-2014 - From an €80 million market for anti-ageing placenta supplements to the world’s most innovative (and fad-driven) functional foods and drinks market, Japan’s healthy ageing market is unique and instructive.

Insight: How 100 trillion bacteria in your gut help to keep you healthy

Insight: How 100 trillion bacteria in your gut help to keep you healthy

23-Oct-2014 - I am one of many scientists around the world whose work involves studying an ecosystem of diverse species. Some are already known to us, others have never been catalogued before.

Weight management, cognition, and joints: The key conditions driving healthy aging

Weight management, cognition, and joints: The key conditions driving healthy aging

23-Oct-2014 - Healthy aging is all about living a healthier life for longer, a catch all for physical and mental health. But which are the health conditions really driving the category and how do key players see the sector?

Import detentions increasing and likely to accelerate as FSMA kicks into gear, expert says

Import detentions increasing and likely to accelerate as FSMA kicks into gear, expert says

23-Oct-2014 - Import refusals by the Food and Drug Administration are ramping up and are likely to become more common as some of the rules associated with the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) kick into gear in the coming year, said an executive with a labeling review firm.

Low biomass has led to the recommended closure of the Peruvian anchovy fishing season.

Supply problems with Peruvian anchovy could create opportunity for alternative marine omega-3 sources

23-Oct-2014 - The closure of the upcoming fishing season in Peru will have a generally positive effect on the suppliers of other niche omega-3 marine ingredients, sources say.  But it is more complex than a mere commodity relationship in which scarcity in one source creates heightened demand in another.

When it comes to the healthy ageing mearket, it may not be about performance, but it’s definitely about recovery, says McConville.

Sports manufacturers ‘well placed’ to take advantage of growing healthy ageing market

23-Oct-2014 - Manufacturers in the sports nutrition space have the skills and knowledge needed to move in to the much larger and lucrative healthy ageing market, according to the chief technology officer at Lucozade Ribena Suntory.

"If their intakes are already fine, you can’t make them finer," says protein researcher

Protein, leucine and muscle wasting: ‘It’s an on/off switch, not a dimmer’

23-Oct-2014 - Protein and leucine may be a useful tool in tackling muscle wasting, but if individuals are already consuming enough of the nutrients, supplementation may not have much impact, according to a researcher.

'Seniors are prepared to invest in their health in an effort to slow down the ageing process to preserve their health and lead an active life,' said Mintel analyst.

Half of UK seniors take daily supplements, say analysts

23-Oct-2014 - Seniors are determined to stay active and healthy as the global population ages, according to Canadean and Mintel analysts.

Botanical Adulterants Program 'intended to raise the bar of awareness of the problem, and I think we've done that,' Blumenthal says

Botanical Adulterants Program 'intended to raise the bar of awareness of the problem, and I think we've done that,' Blumenthal says

22-Oct-2014 - The Botanical Adulterants Program is “raising the bar of awareness of this growing problem among industry stakeholders and is trying to bring various remedies to the table,” program director Mark Blumenthal said at the SupplySide West trade show in Las Vegas.

With vegetarian forms at a 'crossroads,' A&B Ingredients launches new Pisane pea protein for baking applications

With vegetarian forms at a 'crossroads,' A&B Ingredients launches new Pisane pea protein for baking applications

22-Oct-2014 - A&B Ingredients has introduced a new pea protein isolate to the US market to meet the demands for vegetarian forms with greater functionality, the company said. The new variety, called Pisane B9, is optimized for baked goods applications.

Prebiotics and synbiotics show potential to reduce obesity-related issues: Meta-analysis

Prebiotics and synbiotics show potential to reduce obesity-related issues: Meta-analysis

22-Oct-2014 - Supplementing the diets of overweight and obese people with prebiotics and synbiotics may improve some metabolic measures, including cholesterol and triglyceride levels, says a new systematic review and meta-analysis of 13 randomized clinical trials.

Study finds tainted supplements still for sale months after FDA recalls

Study finds tainted supplements still for sale months after FDA recalls

21-Oct-2014 - A small number of products marketed as dietary supplements previously recalled by FDA can still be found for sale with the same adulterants (or is some cases new adulterants), says a study published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association. The study’s authors contend that this points to problems in enforcement and might require new laws. Industry experts take the opposite view and say the study shows the enforcement regime, while not perfect, is working well.

FNCE live: What's happening at the 2014 Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo?

FNCE live: What's happening at the 2014 Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo?

21-Oct-2014 - The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics' annual Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo (FNCE) is in full swing in Atlanta, with hot topics covering everything from nutrition labeling, healthy snacking, the GRAS process, and obesity... Stay updated with FoodNavigator-USA.com

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Vitamin Angels receives humanitarian award from American College of Nutrition

21-Oct-2014 - The American College of Nutrition acknowledged Vitamin Angels’ two decades of life-saving work providing vitamins and minerals to pregnant women, new mothers, and children under five with its Humanitarian Award.

DSM invests in former patent suit opponent ZeaVision

DSM invests in former patent suit opponent ZeaVision

21-Oct-2014 - DSM Venturing, the investment arm of Royal DSM, has announced a strategic investment into ZeaVision, a dietary supplement company based on the benefits of zeaxanthin, a carotenoid eye health ingredient.

McGuffin: DSHEA was about preserving right to direct one's own self care

McGuffin: DSHEA was about preserving right to direct one's own self care

21-Oct-2014 - Michael McGuffin, president of the American Herbal Products Association, has a unique perspective on the 20th anniversary of DSHEA having started in the herbal products industry in 1974, twenty years before the law was passed.  The law, as he sees it, preserved a right that Americans had always had, that being the right to manage their own self care.