06-Dec-2013 - The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has granted US Patent 8,563,045 to BioCell Technology pertaining to the dietary ingredient BioCell Collagen.
06-Dec-2013 - Probiotic supplementation may help to reverse changes in gut bacteria and gut physiology that are linked to autism spectrum disorders, according to new research in mice.
06-Dec-2013 - Thorne Research, a company that specializes in supplements for the practitioner channel, has partnered with a prominent cardiologist to launch a new line of cardiovascular health products.
06-Dec-2013 - Low vitamin D levels may be a consequence of ill health and not the cause of chronic disease, says a new review, but industry groups have responded that supplementation is vital for bone health and should not be dismissed.
06-Dec-2013 - The Congressional Dietary Supplement Caucus in conjueciton with the leading dietary supplement industry associations held a briefing yesterday for members of Congress to drive home the point that supplements are not only good for users’ health, but good for the nation’s health care bottom line, too.
06-Dec-2013 - As the FDA prepares to conduct consumer research into whole grain labeling statements before it issues finalized guidance for industry, the debate over precisely what should constitute a ‘whole grain’, as well as how the amount of whole grain should be disclosed, continues to rage.
05-Dec-2013 - Creative delivery forms offer significant opportunities for industry to increase compliance with dietary supplements, says BASF’s Samy Jandali.
05-Dec-2013 - Personalized nutrition is one of the ultimate goals of the dietary supplement and functional foods business. But the FDA warning letter received by high profile genomics testing firm 23andMe is casting a cloud of doubt over the trend. If FDA views the gathering and manipulating of this data as tantamount to providing medical advice, what is the future of the field?
05-Dec-2013 - The American Botanical Council (ABC) has issued the 100th issue of its quarterly journal HerbalGram, a notable achievement that coincides with the organization’s 25th anniversary.
05-Dec-2013 - Many apparently healthy people may have insufficient levels of vitamin K2, says a new study, potentially increasing the risk of bone loss and also for hardening of the arteries.
05-Dec-2013 - The legislative office of China's State Council has been urged that its term “health-food product”, which refers to all dietary supplements, is too broad a concept and by definition can include “anything that is healthy for humans to consume”.
04-Dec-2013 - In a reflection of the broad nature of its membership, the American Herbal Products Association has submitted comments on two proposed Food Safety Modernization Act rules that run to nearly 200 pages. In part, the comments suggest ways to lessen the burden on small manufacturers who might otherwise be driven out of business by compliance costs.
04-Dec-2013 - Diabetes is an area of special concern for the Food and Drug Administration, so ET Horn thought carefully about how to craft the claims on its new blood sugar management ingredient.
04-Dec-2013 - The potential brain health benefits of açai (Euterpe oleraceae Mart.) may be linked to an inhibition of the aggregation of beta-amyloid proteins, says a new study from Australia.
04-Dec-2013 - Probiota 2014 – the leading conference bridging the interface of academia and industry for cutting edge science about the prebiotics, probiotics and the microbiome – has extended the call for proposals for its poster sessions by one week to Friday 13th December 2013.
04-Dec-2013 - There is a gap in the market for non-genetically modified lecithin, as the major soy producing countries are dominated by GM crops, according to Cargill’s fluid lecithin product manager Thorsten Bornholdt.
04-Dec-2013 - The lead researcher behind a high-profile paper showing energy drinks increase heart contraction rates has rejected claims by Monster Beverage Corp that the paper is ‘alarmist’ and stressed that “whether this increase in contractility is generally beneficial or not cannot be deducted from our study”.
03-Dec-2013 - Pairing omega-3 supplements with a diet rich in dark green vegetables may boost omega-3 levels in red blood cells, suggests new data that raises 'an intriguing and unexpected hypothesis'.
03-Dec-2013 - Nutraceutical International Corporation will continue to align itself with a growing list of dietary supplement manufacturers and ingredient suppliers in seeking out acquisition opportunities to grow the business, chairman and CEO Bill Gay said.
03-Dec-2013 - Nutraceutical technology development firm Health Enhancement Products Inc. has a new urine test in field trials that will measure a participant’s ‘wellness’ level via biomarkers for oxidative stress, the company announced recently.