• Food Origin Antioxidants May Aid Against Depression

    November 27, 2012
    According to a new study in the Journal of the American Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, food-origin antioxidants from fruits and vegetables – not supplements - may be beneficial in preventing depression in older adults.   The researche…

  • ConsumerLab.com Assesses Milk Thistle Supplements

    November 26, 2012
    Sales of milk thistle in the U.S. were $108 million in 2011, up 10.2% from the prior year (Nutrition Business Journal). ConsumerLab.com recently tested eleven milk thistle supplements and found only one product had an unacceptable amount of lead and…

  • Balance Bar Sold to NBTY

    November 26, 2012
    Brynwood Partners VI L.P. has sold Balance Bar Company to NBTY, Inc., a portfolio company of The Carlyle Group. The transaction value was about $78 million, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal. Balance Bar was founded in 1992 and acquir…

  • BASF Bids to Acquire Pronova BioPharma

    November 21, 2012
    BASF plans to acquire Pronova BioPharma ASA, Lysaker, Norway, a pioneer in the field of research, development and manufacturing of omega 3 fatty acids. BASF has reached an agreement with Pronova to make a recommended voluntary public takeover offer t…

  • Evolva to Acquire Certain Fluxome Assets

    November 21, 2012
    Evolva Holding SA, Reinach, Switzerland, has entered an agreement to acquire certain assets owned by Fluxome Sciences A/S, a private Danish company that is in reconstruction. The agreement is subject to creditor and court approval, which is anticipat…

  • Bayer Drops Out in the Race for Schiff

    November 20, 2012
    According to published reports, Bayer AG has ceased its pursuit of Schiff Nutrition International Inc., ending speculation that the deal was poised to become the industry’s most expensive acquisition. Late last month German drugmaker Bayer ann…

  • Vitamin D May Protect Pregnant Moms Against Multiple Sclerosis

    November 20, 2012
    Pregnant women who have higher levels of vitamin D in their blood may have a lower risk of developing multiple sclerosis (MS) than women with lower levels, while their babies may not see the same protective…

  • Natural Labels Drive Confectionery Choices

    November 19, 2012
    Although health is normally not a key driver in confectionery purchasing and consumption, the rising level of interest in naturalness as a whole has been making a growing impression in the confectionery sector and driving the move to “clean lab…

  • Aging Population, Rising Health Awareness Spur Sales of Functional Foods & Drinks

    November 19, 2012
    The global market for Functional Foods and Drinks is projected to reach US$149 billion by 2018, driven by rising income levels, changing lifestyles, increasing health awareness, and rapidly aging world population, according to a new global report fro…

  • Eating More Fish Could Reduce Postpartum Depression

    November 19, 2012
    Low levels of omega-3 may be behind postpartum depression, according to a review lead by Gabriel Shapiro of the University of Montreal and the Research Centre at the Sainte-Justine Mother and Child Hospital. Women are at the highest risk of depressio…

  • FDA Paying Closer Attention to Energy Beverage Situation

    November 16, 2012
    The FDA is keeping a close eye on the mounting fatality reports linked to energy beverage consumption. In comments provided to Nutraceuticals World, FDA spokesperson Shelly Burgess said, “FDA is continuing to investigate reports of illness, inj…

  • RFI Acquires Alta Quality Nutrition

    November 14, 2012
    RFI of  Blauvelt, NY, has acquired Alta Quality Nutrition of Modesto, CA, a contract manufacturer (both toll processing and turn-key manufacturing) involved in product development, and raw material handling in the dietary supplement and food ind…

  • Calcium Supplements a Valuable Tool for Maintaining Bone Health

    November 14, 2012
    According findings published in the November online edition of Advances in Nutrition, individuals who do not obtain recommended intake levels of calcium through dietary sources can safely utilize calcium supplements to achieve optimal bone health. &n…

  • Mintel Spotlights Potential of Chocolate Market in India

    November 12, 2012
    India is the fastest growing market globally for chocolate, posting the largest increase in volume sales with 21% growth between 2008 and 2011, according to new research from Mintel. Chocolate consumption in India has almost doubled since 2008, with…

  • 7UP Sued for Antioxidant Claims

    November 8, 2012
    A Sherman Oaks, CA, man has filed a lawsuit against 7UP manufacturer Dr Pepper Snapple Group for advertising an added antioxidant in its regular and diet Cherry Antioxidant, Mixed Berry Antioxidant, and Pomegranate Antioxidant soft drink beverages. T…

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