Nebraska Cultures joins rush to put probiotics into food with GRAS status on bacillus coagulans ingredient

Nebraska Cultures joins rush to put probiotics into food with GRAS status on bacillus coagulans ingredient

27-Aug-2014 - Nebraska Cultures has joined the ranks of probiotics suppliers competing in the functional food realm with spore-forming bacterial ingredients with the announcement of GRAS status on its ProDura Bacillus coagulans ingredient.

Study shows curcuminoids/piperine combo reduces knee osteoarthritis symptoms

Study shows curcuminoids/piperine combo reduces knee osteoarthritis symptoms

27-Aug-2014 - Curcumin in combination with piperine is a safe and effective means of ameliorating the debilitating effects of knee osteoarthritis, according to a new study.

‘Small but significant’: Antioxidant vitamin supplements may support healthy arteries

‘Small but significant’: Antioxidant vitamin supplements may support healthy arteries

27-Aug-2014 - Daily supplements of vitamins A, C, E, and beta-carotene may reduce the risk of arterial stiffness, with effects most notable in healthy, young individuals, says a new systematic review and meta-analysis.

Sports Nutrition 2014 delivers business ammunition

Sports Nutrition 2014 delivers business ammunition

27-Aug-2014 - It’s free, jammed full of sports nutrition sector insights – and it’s just days away: Sports Nutrition 2014 .

“Our analysis suggests that nutrient databases require regular updating, especially for nutrients that are added to foods by manufacturers..."

More vitamin D in UK foods than previously: Study

26-Aug-2014 - The UK should update vitamin D food and supplement content estimations that have the knock-on effect of distorting population intake levels of the sunshine vitamin by about 3%, a study has concluded.

Heliae has a commercial-scale algae facility up and running in Gilbert, AZ. The company now wants to develop agroscience and animal nutrition ingredients.

Algae ingredient supplier Heliae juggles exec suite, moves to accelerate agroscience, animal nutrition segments

26-Aug-2014 - Algae ingredients producer Heliae has announced a shift in the company’s focus to place new emphasis an agroscience and animal feed initiatives. A management shakeup accompanied what the company billed as a “new phase of technical development and commercialization.”

New data supports EpiCor’s anti-inflammatory potential

New data supports EpiCor’s anti-inflammatory potential

26-Aug-2014 - EpiCor, the yeast fermentate from Embria, may offer anti-inflammatory effects, according to new human data that supports earlier findings from laboratory and animal studies.

GoodBelly CEO joins R&D and market research experts to talk digestive health

GoodBelly CEO joins R&D and market research experts to talk digestive health

25-Aug-2014 - Leading minds from the world of digestive health will join NutraIngredients-USA’s Stephen Daniells for an hour-long discussion of the sector, from science and claim substantiation, to market sizing and key consumer demographics.

Herbalife invites innovation ideas for North American Innovation conference

Herbalife invites innovation ideas for North American Innovation conference

25-Aug-2014 - Direct selling giant Herbalife is inviting new product ideas from companies, entrepreneurs and nutrition industry ‘visionaries’ to present at its upcoming North American Innovation conference.

Europharma debuts glutathione supplement featuring patented French technology to boost bioavailability

Europharma debuts glutathione supplement featuring patented French technology to boost bioavailability

25-Aug-2014 - EuroPharma has launched a patented, more bioavailable form of glutathione in the US market, the firm announced recently. With the announcement, the firm joins a number of companies advertsing their bioavailable forms of the antioxidant.

New Omega-3 product sourced from Alaskan Pollock stresses freshness, sustainability, traceability

New Omega-3 product sourced from Alaskan Pollock stresses freshness, sustainability, traceability

25-Aug-2014 - A new omega-3 product sourced from Alaskan Pollock has hit the market. Offered by Seattle-based American Marine Ingredients, the new ingredient is in the form of a finished product branded as 54°North Omega-3 with Vitamin D3.

Antioxidant-rich pomegranate juice may aid blood sugar management for diabetics: Human data

Antioxidant-rich pomegranate juice may aid blood sugar management for diabetics: Human data

25-Aug-2014 - Daily consumption of pomegranate juice may help control blood sugar levels in type-2 diabetics, as well as improving the function of beta cells in the pancreas, say data from a human trial.

Experts claim sun still shines for vitamin D despite naysayers

Experts claim sun still shines for vitamin D despite naysayers

22-Aug-2014 - Vitamin D, the ‘sunshine vitamin,’ forms the core of one of the longest fortification stories in the nutritional sphere. Originally added to milk to combat rickets, the bone disease that results from deficiency, new research now supports claims of ever-wider benefits for the vitamin.

Eating fish weekly may prevent brain ageing: Study

Eating fish weekly may prevent brain ageing regardless of omega-3 content: Study

22-Aug-2014 - Eating baked or broiled fish once a week may prevent age-related grey matter loss, regardless of how much omega-3 fatty acid it contains, according to an American study.

Dietary supplements excluded from Russia's food embargo - EHPM director-general says it's 'clearly good news' for industry

Russia removes dietary supplements from import ban list

21-Aug-2014 - Russia has amended its ‘total embargo’ on western food imports to exclude dietary supplements, vitamin and mineral mixes, protein concentrates and dietary fibers.

AHPA's data shows FDA ramping up enforcement on tainted weight loss, sex products

AHPA's data shows FDA ramping up enforcement on tainted weight loss, sex products

21-Aug-2014 - The presence of undeclared pharmaceutical ingredients in products purporting to be dietary supplements is garnering an increasing amount of attention and enforcement from the Food and Drug Administration, databases compiled by the American Herbal Products Association show.

FTC's fines on weight loss claims total more than all other categories combined, CRN database shows

FTC's fines on weight loss claims total more than all other categories combined, CRN database shows

21-Aug-2014 - The Council for Responsible Nutrition has launched a new tool for members that puts together in one place data on recent enforcement actions by the Federal Trade Commission regardling claims made in advertising. The resource can help them avoid making the same mistakes, said Steve Mister, president and CEO of CRN.

FDA's current and proposed Nutrition Facts updates, protein content, declared protein, folate, folic acid, added sugar

AHPA to FDA: Clarify protein labeling

21-Aug-2014 - Although it generally supports the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) proposed Nutrition and Supplement Facts label changes, the American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) urged the agency to adopt the Digestible Indispensable Amino Acid Score (DIAAS) method for evaluating protein content on product labels.

Z Trim Holdings derives high value ingredients from corn bran and other cellulosic feedstocks.

Z Trim Holdings unveils BioFiber Gum for supplement encapsulation, food additive applications

20-Aug-2014 - Z Trim Holdings, an Illinois-based producer of functional ingredients derived from corn fiber and other grain byproducts, has launched its BioFiber Gum (BFG) for food, supplement and industrial applications. BFG is said to have both a suite of attractive functional properties and health claims of its own.

Doctors often uninformed that patients use dietary supplements, which exposes consumers to adverse reactions when taking medicines. Photo credit: Seattle Municipal Archives

Half of hospital patients fail to disclose dietary supplement use

20-Aug-2014 - A study in Singapore has found that over half of hospital patients do not disclose they are taking dietary supplements, which the authors say could put them at risk of adverse drug reactions.