17-May-2013 - New research results are driving interest in vitamin K2, according to NattoPharma CEO Hogne Vik. But the company has also developed a new, more potent powder form that is helping to raise the ingredient's profile.
13-May-2013 - Dosage recommendations for vitamin D supplementation in infancy do not help to raise levels to those considered 'optimal' by many experts - but do still being levels up to the standards set by the IOM, say researchers.
10-May-2013 - Concerns about chondroitin sources and adulteration are being tackled head on by Synutra Ingredients, which is offering ‘adulterant-free branded chondroitin products with guaranteed source traceability’, said the company’s president.
01-May-2013 - Sabinsa Corporation is launching two novel water-soluble ingredients, one from of Boswellia serrata, called Polybos, and the other called MoringIn from Moringa oleifera.
18-Apr-2013 - From next big thing to the focus of FTC action on claims, acai has had a rollercoaster ride so far, but the emergence of a remarkable range of products and a 'tsunami of pent up science' shows the Amazonian superfruit is definitely back on track.
05-Apr-2013 - ESM Technologies has scored a big win with a nationwide launch by Jamieson Laboratories of a joint care product that uses its patented NEM eggshell membrane ingredient.
03-Apr-2013 - Is 2013 the year for vitamin K2 in the US? A breakthrough study and growing awareness over deficiency point to progress, but consumer awareness is still growing in baby steps for ‘the most fascinating of all vitamins’, says a leading supplier.
27-Mar-2013 - Supplements containing vitamin K2 may reduce bone loss and improve bone impact strength in postmenopausal women, according to a new ‘ground-breaking’ study sponsored by NattoPharma.
26-Mar-2013 - Improving levels of vitamin D in the blood via supplementation could help to fight of disease by affecting gene expression and boosting the immune system, say researchers.
20-Mar-2013 - Daily supplements of galacto-oligosaccharides (GOS) may enhance the absorption of calcium for adolescent girls, says a new study from Purdue University with implications for bone health.
19-Mar-2013 - Supplementation with vitamin D during pregnancy has no significant association with children's later bone heath, according o the largest ever study on maternal vitamin D supplementation.
15-Mar-2013 - Rewind two years, and astaxanthin was the hottest nutraceutical in town, with sales “skyrocketing” following a slot on Dr Oz in which Dr Joseph Mercola described the potent red antioxidant as the “number one supplement you’ve never heard of that you should be taking”.
15-Mar-2013 - Establishing some kind of intake recommendations for polyphenols and carotenoids will spur innovation and allow for rational synergies of phytochemicals with specific health outcomes, says Prof Jeffrey Blumberg from Tufts University.
14-Mar-2013 - As questions swirl around the nutraceutical potential of cannabis products (and their regulatory status), the American Herbal Pharmacopoeia is moving ahead with the production of a cannabis monograph with support from a nascent cannabis company.
28-Feb-2013 - Rebranding products from homeopathic remedies to dietary supplements has helped one California entrepreneur boost sales by more than 80%.
26-Feb-2013 - Controversial new recommendations from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) for vitamin D and calcium could create confusion among consumers and ‘compromise their bone health’, say the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) and the Natural Products Association (NPA).
25-Feb-2013 - The American Botanical Council has announced Pycnogenol producer Horphag Research as the recipient of its annual Varro E. Tyler Commercial Investment in Phytomedicinal Research Award.
21-Feb-2013 - As the number of omega-3 sources in the market increases, including fish, krill, squid, algae, and plant, suppliers are increasingly using the omega-3 form to differentiate their products. But where does the science currently stand, which questions remain, and is cost a factor?
21-Feb-2013 - Fish oil, an ingredient with a 150-year plus history as a nutraceutical, continues to be the mainstay of the world’s supply of omega-3s. But, with all of the questions hovering over the health of the oceans, how much longer can suppliers and manufacturers rely on this huge, though not inexhaustible source?
21-Feb-2013 - Most experts say we have barely scratched the surface when it comes to exploring the commercial potential of microalgae. But who is best-placed to translate this promise into hard cash in the food and dietary supplement market?