• 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…

  • Royal DSM Acquires Fortitech

    November 8, 2012
    Royal DSM, a global life and material sciences company, has announced that it has acquired Fortitech, Inc., a Schenectady, NY-based ingredient blend provider, for $634 million. The transaction is subject to customary conditions and is expected to clo…

  • ConsumerLab.com Puts Green Coffee Bean Supplements to the Test

    November 6, 2012
    Clinical studies suggest green coffee bean extract (GCBE) supplements can help with weight management, but recent tests by ConsumerLab.com indicated that many popular brands don't contain the amounts of extract listed on their labels. Among eight…

  • JAMA Study Finds No Cardiovascular Benefit for Men Taking Multivitamins

    November 5, 2012
    A new study published today in Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) found that “taking a daily multivitamin did not reduce major cardiovascular events” in middle-aged and older, healthy, predominantly-white male physicians,…

  • Some Bilberry Fruit Extracts Adulterated

    November 2, 2012
    Some dietary supplements labeled as containing “Bilberry Extract” are adulterated with lower-cost, non-bilberry ingredients that are not stated on the products’ labels, according to a new report in the nonprofit American Botani…

  • Market Driving Trends for 2013

    November 1, 2012
    Innova Market Insights’ ongoing analysis of key trends and developments in new product activity has resulted in its identification of 10 key emerging trends likely to impact the food and drinks market through 2013 and beyond.   1. The Awar…

  • AHPA Comments on Health Canada's Traditional Chinese Medicine Monograph

    November 1, 2012
    The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA), in conjunction with the AHPA Chinese Herbal Products Committee, submitted comments to Health Canada's Natural Health Products Directorate (NHPD) regarding a draft monograph for Natural Health Produ…

  • Oily Fish – Not Supplements - Can Help Ward Off Stroke

    October 31, 2012
    Eating at least two servings of oily fish a week is moderately but significantly associated with a reduced risk of stroke, according to a study published by the British Medical Journal. The same effect, however, was not observed with fish oil supplem…

  • Bayer to Acquire Schiff Nutrition for $1.2 Billion

    October 30, 2012
    Bayer HealthCare LLC has signed a merger agreement to acquire Schiff Nutrition International, Inc., a leading company in the vitamins and nutritional supplements market. Schiff's product portfolio includes core brands MegaRed, Move Free and Airbo…

  • Omega 3 Ingredients Market to Reach $4 Billion in 2018

    October 30, 2012
    A new market report published by Transparency Market Research suggests the global omega 3 (EPA/DHA) ingredients market could be worth $4 billion in 2018, growing at a CAGR of more than 15% from 2013 to 2018. Global demand for omega 3 ingredients was…

  • Resveratrol Benefits Questioned

    October 30, 2012
    Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have found that resveratrol, an ingredient in red wine, does not improve insulin sensitivity, reduce risk of heart disease or increase longevity to healthy women.   Their study…

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