01-Oct-2014 - Kratom continues to be imported into the US in large quantities and marketed as a dietary supplement. And some supplies of this botanical may be laced with dangerous undeclared pharmaceutical ingredients, according to one investigator.
01-Oct-2014 - A company that started with an effort to help an injured relative has morphed into a dietary supplement ingredient supplier offering what the founder says is the “world’s first biocompatible copper chelate.”
01-Oct-2014 - Nutegrity, the human nutrition division of Omega Protein, has added CocoaNol, an organic cocoa extract, to its ingredient lineup and will be highlighting the ingredient at the upcoming SupplySide West trade show in Las Vegas, NV, the company announced recently.
01-Oct-2014 - DSM, previously focused on synthetic zeaxanthin, has launched a natural version sourced from longtime carotenoid partner Kemin.
01-Oct-2014 - Vitamin D supplementation is unlikely to prevent the development of type-2 diabetes, according to a genetic study from the University of Cambridge.
01-Oct-2014 - Consuming the traditional South American drink yerba maté before exercise may enhance fat metabolism without affecting maximal performance, says a new study.
30-Sep-2014 - Proposals from the American Herbal Product Association (AHPA) to allow more informative warnings for California’s Proposition 65-listed reproductive toxins have been met with interest by the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA).
30-Sep-2014 - Younger women and men are the new targets for digestive health product manufacturers, with women aged 55-64 already dominating the market, according to experts at the NutraIngredients-USA Digestive Health Forum.
30-Sep-2014 - The benefits of beetroot juice for sports nutrition got a big public relations boost recently with the news the Auburn University football team drinks the juice before its games. As reported in the Wall Street Journal, the team began using the ingredient mixed into their water bottles last year. This year the team is undefeated and ranks No. 5 in national polls.
30-Sep-2014 - Six months after resolving an IP fight with a competitor turned collaborator, KonaRed Corporation has made rapid progress in moving its coffee fruit beverage into nationwide distribution.
30-Sep-2014 - Ongoing bullish emerging markets and a strong infant formula sector have helped drive the global health wellness sector to $774bn (€614bn) this year, according to Euromonitor International.
29-Sep-2014 - While chia seeds are now appearing in everything from breakfast cereal to yogurt, it’s easy to forget that until surprisingly recently, the only place you could find them was in a health food store or on the web in “ziploc bags with the label written with a sharpie”, observes Health Warrior Inc co-founder & CEO Shane Emmett.
29-Sep-2014 - Global climate change is affecting the quality of tea harvested in southwestern China, both in terms of taste and content of bioactive chemicals, according to a recent article in Herbalgram, the publication of the American Botanical Council. Whether climate change is similarly affecting the quality and availability of other botanical ingredients from other regions is far less clear.
29-Sep-2014 - New Zealand’s Waitaki Biosciences is launching a new patent pending calcium form has been reported to improve bone health in post-menopausal women, while also producing to lower peak blood calcium levels compared with other calcium forms.
29-Sep-2014 - Adam Finney has re-joined the Natural Products Association (NPA) as its Senior Vice President of Member Services.
29-Sep-2014 - Boston Therapeutics (BTI) has entered the full commercialization phase of its Sugardown dietary supplement aimed at the healthy blood sugar management market. The company is collaborating on the launch with Benchworks, a Maryland-based marketing firm.
29-Sep-2014 - Probiotics may have beneficial effects on the treatment and prevention of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and other related conditions, according to a new review.
26-Sep-2014 - Daily supplements of curcumin, the yellow pigment that gives turmeric its color, may improve heart health in lab rabbits fed a diet high in cholesterol, says a new study.
26-Sep-2014 - Contract research organization KGK Synergize Inc. is broadening the scope of its expertise with the formation of a new company called GMP Auditing Partners and has named industry veteran Ed Wyszumiala as CEO.
26-Sep-2014 - We headed to Quebec City this week to attend the 2nd instalment of Bénéfiq, an international rendezvous on health ingredients, and we’ve plucked a few pearls of wisdom from the podium for your reading pleasure…