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.

‘Some companies claiming they’re strengthening their defense against chondroitin adulterants are not using the right method’: Synutra President

‘Some companies claiming they’re strengthening their defense against chondroitin adulterants are not using the right method’: Synutra President

21-Oct-2014 - A unique collaboration of experts worked together to identify an adulterant in the chondroitin supply and the industry took note, but still some suppliers are not using the right methods and that’s a concern, says the president of Synutra International.

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

Israelsen: DSHEA created world's most vibrant supplement marketplace

Israelsen: DSHEA created world's most vibrant supplement marketplace

21-Oct-2014 - The dietary supplement business has gone from fighting for its life to enjoying the fruits of an open, dynamic marketplace, and it’s all because of DSHEA, according to Loren Isrealsen, president of the United Natural Products Alliance.

Mead Johnson Nutrition takeover 'not discussed' by Danone board

Mead Johnson Nutrition takeover 'not discussed' by Danone board

21-Oct-2014 - French dairy giant Danone has rubbished reports it has targeted US infant formula manufacturer Mead Johnson Nutrition for acquisition.

Gummies, emulsions, orally disintegrating tablets, melt-in-your-mouth flavored stick packs... BASF sees innovative delivery forms as a way to tap new segments and strengthen the bond with existing supplement consumers

‘There is a market opportunity around delivery forms’ – BASF taps nutrition and pharma expertise to boost consumer health

20-Oct-2014 - Ingredients giant BASF is leveraging its ‘unique expertise’ in nutrition and pharma in technologies, capabilities, and ingredients for the ‘next generation of dietary supplements’, the company tells NutraIngredients-USA.

CRN’s Mister on DSHEA’s ‘monumental anniversary’, companies choosing a side, and the critical role of contract manufacturers for GMP compliance

CRN’s Mister on DSHEA’s ‘monumental anniversary’, companies choosing a side, and the critical role of contract manufacturers for GMP compliance

20-Oct-2014 - The 20th anniversary of the Dietary Supplements Health and Education Act (DSHEA) is ‘monumental’, says Steve Mister from the CRN, but the industry shouldn’t rest on its laurels too long. ‘The important thing is to figure out what change is necessary to help the industry to continue to grow and then manage that change’.

BlueOcean sources its raw material from the cold water shrimp fishery in Labrador and Newfoundland

BlueOcean to debut high phospholipid omega-3 shrimp oil via licensing deal with Neptune

20-Oct-2014 - BlueOcean NutraSciences, which had earlier signed agreements with cold water shrimp harvesters to use its extraction technology to extract omega 3 oils for the leftovers of shrimp processing, has signed a licencing agreement with Neptune Technologies and Bioressources for its ingredient in North America.

New class of ‘good’ fat could aid diabetes prevention

New class of ‘good’ fat could aid diabetes prevention

20-Oct-2014 - The ‘surprising’ discovery of a previously unidentified class of lipid molecules that enhance insulin sensitivity and blood sugar control could offer a route to the prevention of type 2 diabetes, say researchers.

Dr Steve Zeisel:  “In pregnancy we know that low choline diets are associated with increased rates of birth defects."

90% of Americans don't get enough choline. So why isn't it higher up the food policy agenda?

17-Oct-2014 - As the 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans are developed, there has been a lot of heated debate about saturated fat (not the nutritional bogeyman we always thought?) and protein (it’s a hot trend, but do we really need more?). But what about choline?

DSHEA at 20, hot-topic market research, & a best-selling author headline CRN Workshop and Conference

DSHEA at 20, hot-topic market research, & a best-selling author headline CRN Workshop and Conference

17-Oct-2014 - Key players in the passage of the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act of 1994 (DSHEA) will join a panel at the Council for Responsible Nutrition’s Annual Workshop and Conference to reflect on the Bill’s importance and how it has impacted the industry and its consumers.

Dietary supplements researchers excited by promise of new human cell culture model for Alzheimer's

Dietary supplements researchers excited by promise of new human cell culture model for Alzheimer's

17-Oct-2014 - The announcement that researchers have developed a way to construct a three dimensional in vitro model of human brain cells that exhibit features of Alzheimer’s disease could be a game changer for the research of cognitive health dietary supplements, experts say.

‘Accelerating the commercial adoption of early stage research’: Leading probiotics event unites science and industry in North & South America

‘Accelerating the commercial adoption of early stage research’: Leading probiotics event unites science and industry in North & South America

17-Oct-2014 - San Diego will host the first ever Probiota Americas in June 2015, which will bring together eminent scientists and business leaders from the pre & probiotic and microbiota focused nutrition industries of North and South America. 

New ingredient set to give caffeine a run for its money, supplier says

New ingredient set to give caffeine a run for its money, supplier says

17-Oct-2014 - Ingredient supplier Compound Solutions has introduced a nature identical version of theacrine branded as TeaCrine. The ingredient offers benefits over caffeine, the mainstay of energy formulations, the company says.

GMPs, NDIs, and definitions for GMO and natural: NPA’s Fabricant on industry issues

GMPs, NDIs, and definitions for GMO and natural: NPA’s Fabricant on industry issues

17-Oct-2014 - Despite ongoing vacancies in the main office of the Division of Dietary Supplements, companies must continue to build relationships with FDA’s district offices to ensure ongoing GMP compliance, says Dr Daniel Fabricant, CEO of the Natural Products Association.

“Ignitor is six times more expensive on a per kg basis than the main product on the market, but the recommended dose is 13 fold lower..."

Amino acid release matrix extracts maximum value from protein

17-Oct-2014 - Glanbia Nutrtionals has debuted an enzyme blend targeting release of branch chain amino acids (BCAA) and glutamine from whey protein sources.

KSM-66 Ashwagandha gets Non-GMO Project verification

KSM-66 Ashwagandha gets Non-GMO Project verification

16-Oct-2014 - Ixoreal Biomed has achieved Non-GMO Project verification for its KSM-66 ashwagandha-branded ingredient.

Cargill highlights cavity-fighting effect of Zerose erythritol at SupplySide West trade show

Cargill highlights cavity-fighting effect of Zerose erythritol at SupplySide West trade show

16-Oct-2014 - Research by Cargill shows its Zerose brand erythritol does more than just cut calories;  it can help prevent cavities, too.

Adverse event reporting can provide valuable data to companies, expert says

Adverse event reporting can provide valuable data to companies, expert says

16-Oct-2014 - Reporting adverse events is something all dietary supplement companies must prepared to do to be in compliance with the law.  But beyond that basic requirement, companies that fully embrace an AER system can use it to provide valuable market data, an expert says.