24-May-2013 - The majority of older patients admitted to hospital are malnourished or at risk of becoming malnourished. Yet the increased health risks and spiralling healthcare costs associated with this global problem are largely avoidable.
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 - Hebron USA, a relatively new division of Brazil-based Hebron Pharmaceuticals, is entering nationwide distribution in Walgreens stores with a liquid probiotic product.
23-Apr-2013 - Sabinsa Corporation has extended its IP portfolio in the fast growing weight management category with a new patent covering the use of a trio of families of bioactive compounds.
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 - A report on labeling and marketing of energy drinks by three members of Congress matches much of what industry is already working toward, according the Council for Responsible Nutrition.
01-Apr-2013 - H2M Beverages has announced a new patent on its cap technology that will further bolster its position as it expands distribution of its 989 On Demand rehydration beverage that features a suite of vitamins and minerals in a liquid matrix held within the cap.
22-Mar-2013 - Sen. Dick Durbin, D-IL, has announced his intent to reintroduce a bill meant to more heavily regulate energy drinks and supplements.
11-Mar-2013 - MetaBrand, a New Jersey-based brand consulting firm, has brought what the company calls an unparalleled array of talent, services and capabilities under one roof to help kick start natural products launches, be they supplements, beverages or cosmetics.
06-Mar-2013 - Supplement retailing giant GNC has announced new product technologies and marketing initiatives to boost its penetration in the sports nutrition and active lifestyle markets.
27-Feb-2013 - Donald Layman has taken on the position of chief scientific officer with Provo, UT-based supplment manufacturer Qivana, cementing a relationship that began when the company developed a line of meal replacements and supplements based on his nutritional discoveries.
20-Feb-2013 - In a technology demonstration, EnWave, based in Vancouver, BC, has used its used its proprietary Radiant Energy Vacuum dehydration technology to enrich dried fruit with the enzyme B-galactosidase; an enzyme responsible for breaking down lactose, a sugar found mainly in milk and other dairy products. But the technique has wider applications, the company says.
07-Feb-2013 - Novel Ingredients Services is now distributing what the company calls “the best quercetin available” after an agreement with manufacturer Quercegyn Pharmaceuticals. Continued growth in the sports nutrition market should boost application of the ingredient, a company official says.
06-Feb-2013 - Slow-release niacin supplements are an effective way to lower cholesterol levels, while intake of inositol hexanicotinate (IHN) is ineffective, according to new research data.
01-Feb-2013 - The FRS Company, makers of the FRS energy drink and related products, announced a series of corporate moves yesterday that included a management change and the acquisition of a contract manufacturing and formulation company.
25-Jan-2013 - The recent boost in sports nutrition product launches is benefiting functional food ingredient suppliers, among them Kyowa Hakko, whose Sustamine ingredient is featured in a new beverage offering from Champion Nutrition.
07-Jan-2013 - Daily consumption of omega-3-fortified yogurt may help boost heart health, says a new study that may ‘intrigue CPG companies to begin or continue their formulation efforts’.
03-Jan-2013 - The energy beverage sector had a lively 2012, marked by a high-profile wrongful death suit against Monster Beverage Co., some high-profile negative press and even higher-profile attacks from a pair of US Senators. 2013 is shaping up, if anything, to be even livelier, with caffeine limits coming online in Canada.
16-Nov-2012 - A new online tool from Alcrea Health is offering entrepreneurs, healthcare professionals and medically-minded marketers ‘total customization’ of products.
15-Nov-2012 - The challenge of getting beneficial omega-3 fatty acids into finished products is a big one for the food ingredients and manufacturing industry. But how can suppliers and manufacturers work to get these ingredients into a wider range of products?