21-May-2013 - The potential of cocoa to beneficially impact ‘good’ cholesterol levels may be linked to the theobromine content and not the flavonoids, says a new study from Unilever Research & Development Vlaardingen.
21-May-2013 - Horphag Research knew the what about their flagship ingredient, Pycnogenol, as it pertained to its many health benefits. But until a recent study, the company was a little hazy on the how and the where.
14-May-2013 - Dutch ingredients giant DSM is launching a dry powder form of its Fruitflow tomato extract which has an EFSA-approved health claim for improved blood circulation – attained in 2009.
08-May-2013 - The significant benefits of adding lutein and zeaxanthin to the AREDS formula for people with low dietary intakes of the carotenoids is an ‘important message’, especially since a large portion of the population has low levels, says the COO of OmniActive.
06-May-2013 - Adding lutein, zeaxanthin and/or omega-3 fatty acids to the AREDS eye health formula may not offer any additional benefits regarding age-related macular degeneration (AMD) risk, says the much anticipated AREDS2 data.
03-May-2013 - Oral supplementation with glutathione can increase the body’s stores of the antioxidant, and could influence immune function, according to new findings from Penn State College of Medicine.
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.
02-May-2013 - Increased intake of flavonols from tea and other sources may boost heart health for older women, with regular consumption of the compounds linked to a 72% lower risk of atherosclerotic vascular disease mortality.
02-May-2013 - Strong nutrition sales drove a steady quarter at DSM with sales up 10% in that division, as EBITDA profits improved €5m across the company to €311m compared to €306m in Q1 2012.
01-May-2013 - Now, almost 20 years after DSHEA became law, some companies seem to be just starting to get the message that the regulations governing health claims language don’t apply just to product labels. Websites are fair game, too, and can form easy pickings for regulators.
26-Apr-2013 - TruHealthMD, a manufacturer of nutritional solutions targeted at specific disease conditions, has entered into a development agreement with a Manitoba research consortium.
25-Apr-2013 - Consuming polyphenol-rich grapes may help protect against organ damage associated with the progression of metabolic syndrome, according to new research in rats.
24-Apr-2013 - Plandai Biotechnology, a company built on a technology offering higher levels of bioavailability for its plant extracts, has entered into a licensing arrangement with a UK company covering the development of its line of extracts based on a new technology.
23-Apr-2013 - Capsules containing a blend of fruit, berry, and vegetable juice powder may decrease markers of oxidative stress and inflammation in obese women, says a new study from Austria.
22-Apr-2013 - A study being presented at a conference this week has shown that Polyphenolics MegaNatural BP grape seed extract shows similar blood pressure support effects in a beverage matrix as it does in supplement form.
19-Apr-2013 - Strawberries, bilberries, lingonberries, and chokeberries may blunt the insulin response to the starch-rich bread, and offer a means of reducing the risk of diabetes, says a new study from Finland.
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.
18-Apr-2013 - Are consumers experiencing superfruit fatigue? Depends on the fruit…and who you talk to.
18-Apr-2013 - While demand for some more exotic fruits can wax and then rapidly wane after celebrity backers lose interest, and over-use (and abuse) has devalued the term ‘super fruit’ somewhat, enthusiasm about fruits of all kinds continues to grow.
17-Apr-2013 - A patent application from Kraft shows it is exploring ways to incorporate ‘crude caffeine’ from coffee beans into functional or medical foods, building on a growing body of research that suggests it has neuro-protective effects.