31-Oct-2014 - Seattle-based Theo Chocolate has launched the first functional ingredient from its subsidiary Theo Innovations. Called Violetamine, the product is an extract of cocoa high in polyphenols and theobromine.
31-Oct-2014 - Usana Health Sciences recorded a sales decline in the United States in its Q3 2014 earnings statement that was more than offset by rapid growth in China. The numbers have become so lopsided that one analyst said “essentially you're are an Asian company at this point,” during an conference call with Usana executives.
31-Oct-2014 - Chicago will host the first ever Food Vision USA event in September 2015, bringing together senior figures in business strategy, R&D and marketing from established players and rising stars in the US food and nutrition industries.
31-Oct-2014 - Supplements retailing giant GNC is undertaking a ‘reset’ with an increased focus on natural, organic and vegan-vegetarian consumers, while also boosting its plant protein offerings, says the company’s new CEO.
31-Oct-2014 - The International Probiotics Association (IPA) is relocating to an unconfirmed US location from Europe in November. The group will replace executive director, Ioannis Misopoulos, who will remain in Switzerland.
31-Oct-2014 - Calcium supplementation (Marigot’s Aquamin) could prevent exercise-associated bone density reduction in post-menopausal women, according to an American study.
31-Oct-2014 - Supplementation with finger millet bran may help alleviate symptoms of obesity like oxidative stress, inflammation and gut microbial imbalances, according to mice research published in the British Journal of Nutrition.
30-Oct-2014 - Extracts from green tea may boost a range of cognitive functions, with particular benefits observed for short term memory, report researchers from Japan.
30-Oct-2014 - A New Jersey District Court judge has ruled that FTC’s case against Bayer can go ahead, but denied calls from the government to prevent the Council for Responsible Nutrition and the Natural Products Association appearing as Amicus Curiae.
30-Oct-2014 - The Danish food safety authority has issued a second warning on the illegal herbal weight loss ingredient Acacia rigidula – which contains substances implicated in a brain haemorrhage case in Sweden.
30-Oct-2014 - Asthmatics with vitamin D deficiency are 25% more likely to experience acute attacks, suggests study.
29-Oct-2014 - DuPont is reaping the benefit of its €5bn 2011 acquisition of Danish probiotics and enzymes giant Danisco, with its nutrition and health division showing 23% profit growth in a “sluggish” world market.
29-Oct-2014 - A "previous serious illness" was responsible for the death of a Mexican woman - not Herbalife weight loss shakes - say local doctors following accusations in the Mexican and UK press of lead contamination.
29-Oct-2014 - Specialty phosphate producer Innophos suffered sales declines in its third quarter of 2014 as the company struggled with a supply shortage for a key feedstock and some weakness in the end markets for its customers’ finished goods. Offsetting that are operational improvements, a new product launch and the anticipated resolution of import difficulties in China that some customers were experiencing, CEO Randy Gress said.
29-Oct-2014 - A newly established scientific committee are set to assess cutting edge research for the Probiota 2015 Scientific Frontiers poster session. Don’t miss your chance to present as entries close on November 7.
28-Oct-2014 - The US Food and Drug Administration has issued a consumer update to warn of the potential interactions between prescriptions and OTC medications and dietary supplements.
28-Oct-2014 - Daily supplements of calcium and vitamin D may help boost bone density for military personnel undergoing basic combat training – a period that places individuals under increased risk of skeletal stress fractures.
28-Oct-2014 - A new energy drink is seeking a middle path in the sphere, trying to find space between the shot market and bigger serving size cans. Called Last Shot, the product is the subject of a distribution agreement between EQ Labs and Liquid Health Labs, Inc.
28-Oct-2014 - Supplementation of collagen and calcium may be more effective at reducing bone density loss in post-menopausal women compared to straight calcium and vitamin D, according to an industry-funded year-long trial.
27-Oct-2014 - It’s 1994 all over again—The Lion King just came out; everyone is talking about the Nancy Kerrigan incident, and the police are chasing O.J. Simpson’s white Bronco down the L.A. freeway. Meanwhile, back in Washington, Congress is crafting legislation to protect health freedom and create a new category of consumer health products called “dietary supplements.”