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