17-May-2013 - A Swedish lab has found amphetamine-like compounds in sports supplements containing a herbal extract that has been touted as a replacement for widely banned stimulant, DMAA. But the lab said the compounds were not illegal, while the product maker has vehemently defended its product, Craze.
17-May-2013 - As Stepan Liquid Nutrition looks to expand the use of its Clarinol CLA in sports nutrition products, it’s time to trot out a sports analogy. Stepan is looking for companies that are willing to step up to the plate.
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.
03-May-2013 - Next Pharmaceuticals has bolstered the stress-reducing credentials of its Relora branded ingredient with new research presented at the recent Experimental Biology conference in Boston.
02-May-2013 - In putting together his vision for anti aging product company Vestiage, CEO Scott Kimball drew up on his experience as a professional baseball player. He has assembled a strong front office, has some promising rookies on the roster and now intends to go out and acquire the best veterans to complete the team.
30-Apr-2013 - The FDA says it will take a “fresh look” at the health effects of caffeine on kids following the launch of Alert Energy Caffeine Gum - a new caffeinated gum from Wrigley (Mars).
29-Apr-2013 - In the wake of an FDA announcement on DMAA, GNC is moving to gradually remove all DMAA-containing products from its shelves, but not because the company believes that the ingredient is unsafe.
25-Apr-2013 - Usana Health Sciences’ personalized nutrition products and applications have boosted the company’s bottom line, according to statements from company officials during a conference call discussing first quarter results.
22-Apr-2013 - A recent headline-grabbing study from the Cleveland Clinic linking L-carnitine with atherosclerosis is a case of shooting the messenger, according a doctor who did much of the early research on the substance.
18-Apr-2013 - The National Toxicology Program has issued its final report on its long-term tests of ginkgo biloba. The report shows some carcinogenic effects, but industry observers criticized the results, saying those concerns may not be applicable to available ginkgo extracts because the material used in the tests was so unusual.
17-Apr-2013 - Runa Tea, a Brooklyn, NY-based company that introduced line of beverages based on an Amazonian leaf to the US market, has launched an energy drink with an ultra clean label.
17-Apr-2013 - Symrise has launched what it says is the highest polyphenol concentration extract derived from European-sourced sour cherries. Sports recovery is the target market.
16-Apr-2013 - Consumption of beetroot juice every day could help to reduce blood pressure, according to new research data published in the journal Hypertension.
16-Apr-2013 - Superfruits with their full suite of bioactives and their stories of hidden beginnings and discovery, have made ripe pickings for the founding of single ingredient companies.
15-Apr-2013 - The FDA’s stance that DMAA is not a dietary ingredient and its urging to consumers to avoid supplements containing the ingredient have been welcomed by key industry stakeholders, including USADA, ABC, UNPA, NPA, and CRN.
15-Apr-2013 - Ashwagandha, sometimes called the “king” of ayurvedic herbs, has been gaining traction in the North American marketplace. A big part of the reason is the investments in clinical science and the marketing support made by major suppliers of the ingredient, suppliers who have pursued divergent product development strategies.
12-Apr-2013 - After reviewing the response from USPlabs about the use of DMAA as an ingredient in dietary supplements, the FDA has concluded that the evidence is ‘insufficient’, NutraIngredients-USA can report.
10-Apr-2013 - Leading bitter orange/ p-synephrine supplier Nutratech has countered a report from the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) over concerns about the ingredient’s safety, noting it is at odds with the scientific literature.
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.
03-Apr-2013 - Two industry trade associations, the American Herbal Products Association and the Council for Responsible Nutrition, have altered their stance on caffeine labeling. AHPA has amended its trade requirement for caffeine labeling, extending that requirement from supplements now to foods that contain added caffeine. And CRN has issued new guidelines for its members on the labeling of supplements containing the stimulant.