17-May-2013 - A Swedish lab has found amphetamine-like compounds in sports supplements containing a herbal extract that has been touted as a replacement for widely banned stimulant, DMAA. But the lab said the compounds were not illegal, while the product maker has vehemently defended its product, Craze.
17-May-2013 - Douglas Labs has released an ‘advanced female-focused product’ to promote healthy hormone levels and reproductive function in women while supporting normal premenstrual symptoms (‘PMS’) symptoms.
17-May-2013 - Whether the food industry likes it or not, when it comes to GMO labeling, the “train appears to have left the station”, according to former FDA associate commissioner of foods Dr David Acheson.
17-May-2013 - As Stepan Liquid Nutrition looks to expand the use of its Clarinol CLA in sports nutrition products, it’s time to trot out a sports analogy. Stepan is looking for companies that are willing to step up to the plate.
17-May-2013 - New research results are driving interest in vitamin K2, according to NattoPharma CEO Hogne Vik. But the company has also developed a new, more potent powder form that is helping to raise the ingredient's profile.
17-May-2013 - A multi-component supplement containing raspberry ketone, caffeine, capsaicin, garlic, ginger and bitter orange extracts may enhance body composition, and reduce hip and waist girth in overweight men and women, says a new study.
17-May-2013 - Health Canada is at it again – the Federal Canadian health department has granted more health claims for probiotics, with Pharmax, a Seroyal brand offering a comprehensive line of professional-grade, evidence-based nutraceuticals, receiving two approvals.
17-May-2013 - There are two speeds when it comes to energy products: Slow and fast, says Mintel trend-spotting guru David Jago.
16-May-2013 - In the latest development in the nutraceutical world’s equivalent of the Wars of the Roses, the United States Patent and Trademark Office has ruled on a reexamination of a Neptune Bioressources and Technologies patent and has rejected all of its 148 claims.
16-May-2013 - Nations and populations are in peril of being swamped by the cost of their healthcare systems unless a severe nutrition policy rethink can occur, says a leading academic.
16-May-2013 - Right now, a gallon of gas costs $4 or less. Produce it from algae, and you can expect to pay $18 or more, says the boss of one firm convinced that cutting edge nutraceuticals - not biofuels - is where algae’s true potential lies, in the near term at least.
16-May-2013 - Personalized nutrition has been the Holy Grail of nutrition science. Dilip Ghosh, PhD, tells how the industry is getting closer to delivering on the promises that this approach implies.
16-May-2013 - The US Food and Drug Administration has issued warning letters to two dietary supplement companies, as the agency maintains its vigilance of website claims and cGMP compliance.
16-May-2013 - The Congressional Dietary Supplement Caucus (DSC), in cooperation with the five dietary supplements trade associations held an educational briefing, “Sports Health and Fitness: The Role of Dietary Supplements,” for Capitol Hill staff.
15-May-2013 - The US Food and Drug Administration has issued some important warning letters in recent weeks. In this special focus, we revisit the lessons for all companies, from website claims, to the obligations of private label distributors.
15-May-2013 - Cocoa flavanols in dark chocolate may keep you calmer and content but no link has been established with enhanced cognitive performance, according to a study funded by Barry Callebaut.
14-May-2013 - The heart health benefits of walnuts may be linked to different parts of the nuts acting on different physiological functions, says new data in the Journal of Nutrition.
14-May-2013 - A combination supplement containing phosphatidylserine (PS) and caffeine may improve mood scores and reduce the perception of fatigue after exercise, suggests new research.
14-May-2013 - While peanut flour has been around for years, recent interest in protein - particularly the plant-based variety - has sparked renewed interest, particularly in the nutritional bars market, according to one leading supplier.
14-May-2013 - Dutch ingredients giant DSM is launching a dry powder form of its Fruitflow tomato extract which has an EFSA-approved health claim for improved blood circulation – attained in 2009.