Markets reject Ackman's attack, send Herbalife shares up 25%

Markets reject Ackman's attack, send Herbalife shares up 25%

23-Jul-2014 - Activist investor William Ackman’s much publicized webinar on Herbalife, which he characterized as a ‘death blow’ to the company, turned out to be anything but.  The company’s share price rose 25% yesterday, much of that rise coming during Ackman’s exhaustive 3-hour-plus presentation.

Despite extensive cancer claims, Noni fruit purveyor receives only warning letter from FDA

Despite extensive cancer claims, Noni fruit purveyor receives only warning letter from FDA

23-Jul-2014 - Puna Noni, a Hawaiian company marketing juice of the tropical Noni fruit, has received a warning letter from the Food and Drug Administration citing numerous violations, including cancer treatment claims and GMP failures. Considering the exhaustive list of transgressions in the letter, at least one observer questioned why FDA didn’t take the next step to file an injuction against the company.

A bench test of Verde Media's heterotrophic omega-3s production technology

Verde Media forges ahead on production of low-cost microbial omega-3s

23-Jul-2014 - Verde Media Group is moving forward with construction of a pilot plant in Asia that will validate its production technology that the company said will yield lower cost omega-3s from heterotrophic algae.

Beetroot juice may boost aerobic fitness for swimmers

Beetroot juice may boost aerobic fitness for swimmers

23-Jul-2014 - A daily glass of beetroot juice may boost the aerobic fitness of swimmers, reports a new study that supports the sports nutrition potential of beetroot previously reported for cycling, walking, and running.

NPA begins search for new COO after Devon Powell resigns

NPA begins search for new COO after Devon Powell resigns

22-Jul-2014 - The Natural Products Association has begun its search for a new senior vice president of member services and COO following the resignation of Devon Powell.

NanoSphere Health Technologies is launching its Evolve Nutrients line with five condition-specifc products.

Supplement line launches based on phospholipid nano sphere delivery system

22-Jul-2014 - NanoSphere Health Sciences has formally launched its line of liquid dietary supplements called Evolve Nutrients that employs its lipid-based delivery technology promising more rapid absorption and better bioavailability.

Collagen peptides show positive effects on joint pain: RCT

Collagen peptides show positive effects on joint pain: RCT

22-Jul-2014 - Ten grams per day of collagen peptides from either porcine or bovine origin may reduce joint pain, says a new study from Nitta Gelatin Inc.

Tart cherry concentrate may combat post-exercise oxidative and inflammatory responses

Tart cherry concentrate may combat post-exercise oxidative and inflammatory responses

22-Jul-2014 - Daily consumption of a Montmorency tart cherry concentrate may reduce increases in markers of inflammation and oxidative stress after exercise, says a new study with trained cyclists.

40 instances of unauthorised use of DMAA in food supplements have been detected in the EU since 2012.

German border busts reveal banned DMAA still out there (but detection is improving)

22-Jul-2014 - Scientists at a German state control laboratory have developed a fast and accurate method of testing whether supplement and sports nutrition products contain the illegal stimulant DMAA (1,3-dimethylamylamine/methylhexaneamine).

New Naturex CEO Olivier Rigaud: "I ​​am delighted and very proud..."

Naturex appoints Olivier Rigaud as CEO

22-Jul-2014 - 26-year food ingredients veteran Olivier Rigaud is the new CEO of French herbal extracts leader Naturex, moving from tate & Lyle, where he has been the chair of Specialty Food Ingredients since 2010.

Hosoda Nutritional and B&D Nutritional Ingredients bring Melinjo Dimer Resveratrol to the US

22-Jul-2014 - B&D Nutritional Ingredients has been named the exclusive marketer and seller of Hosada Nutritional’s Melinjo Dimer Resveratrol for the US market.

Schisandra berries drying in India.  Photo courtesy Chris Kilham.

Botanical ingredients step up to battle cognitive decline

21-Jul-2014 - Botanical ingredients for cognitive health indications abound, and the scientific backing for these ingredients is abundant, too, if you are willing to look, experts said.

Professor Kessler: 'To the harried shopper hoping to make some healthy choices, this label would offer a quick way of identifying high-calorie, obesity-inducing food'

Former FDA commissioner: Nutrition Facts overhaul doesn’t go far enough

21-Jul-2014 - FDA proposals to overhaul the Nutrition Facts panel on food labels are “strong” and “likely to make an important contribution”, says former FDA commissioner David Kessler, M.D. “But I believe they don't go far enough.”

Herbalife preempts Ackman's video attack on nutrition clubs

Herbalife preempts Ackman's video attack on nutrition clubs

21-Jul-2014 - Multilevel marketing giant Herbalife launched a preemptive strike of sorts against the campaign waged by activist investor Bill Ackman, who has taken a short position on the company valued at as much as $1 billion.

Vitamin E supplements did not affect cancer risk, says the new study from Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School

‘Reassuring’: Harvard’s large-scale randomized trial in men supports safety of vitamin C and E supplements

21-Jul-2014 - Long-term use of vitamin C and E supplements do not increase the risk of cancer, while vitamin C may offer some colorectal benefits, according to a new analysis from Harvard researchers.

State prosecutors take issue with 5-Hour Energy's 'No crash later' claim (Austin Kirk/Flickr)

‘5-Hour Energy’s simply a caffeine delivery device’: Washington AG savages $1bn brand

21-Jul-2014 - Washington state attorneys insist that 5-Hour Energy wouldn’t work if it wasn’t for its caffeine content in a fierce attack on the credibility of America’s top-selling shot.

Magnesium supplements may boost physical performance for older women: RCT

Magnesium supplements may boost physical performance for older women: RCT

21-Jul-2014 - Daily supplementation with magnesium oxide in combination with a mild fitness program may boost the physical performance of healthy older women, says a new study.

"...consuming avocados with a provitamin A rich food could enhance conversion,” say researchers.

Avocado assists vitamin A absorption: Study

21-Jul-2014 - Lipid-rich fresh avocado and beta-carotene rich foods improve bioavailability of the carotenoids from these foods and convert them into an active form of vitamin A, according to a study published in the Journal of Nutrition.

Cognitive health claims range from sublime to ridiculous, experts say

Cognitive health claims range from sublime to ridiculous, experts say

18-Jul-2014 - When it comes to what’s an allowable claim in the realm of cognitive health, ignorance and confusion abound, experts say.

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KeHE to buy Nature's Best to create natural products distribution powerhouse

18-Jul-2014 - Leading natural products distributor KeHE has struck a deal to buy Nature's Best – the largest privately owned wholesaler-distributor of health and natural food products...