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November 3, 2010
According to a new consumer survey by Bossa Nova, the Superfruit Company, half of adults rank antioxidants as the top nutrient they are most concerned about adding to their diets—ahead of calcium, fiber and iron.   Read More »
November 3, 2010
The Los Angeles Times yesterday ran a story discounting the benefits of omega 3 DHA in reducing the risk of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. According to a recent study, published in the November 2nd edition of the Journal of the American Medical Association, DHA failed to show beneficial changes in brain volume or cognitive abilities.  Read More »
November 3, 2010
While some races may not be decided for weeks, the natural products industry can begin to take stock of the election results.  Read More »
November 2, 2010
Jamba Juice Company, Emeryville, CA, and O.N.E. have entered an exclusive licensing agreement to develop and launch a line of Jamba-branded, ready-to-drink coconut water fruit juice blends. "We are thrilled to announce our expansion into the c…  Read More »
November 2, 2010
New product development in the European supplements sector is slowing down and food product manufacturers are switching to more general claims in the healthy foods space, as uncertainty around European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) health claims continues.   Read More »
November 1, 2010
Dr. Barry Sears, founder and chairman of Zone Labs, has said the key to benefits from consumption of fish or fish oil supplements are due to the EPA, not the DHA. “Expectant mothers have always been told that fish is brain food not only for th…  Read More »
October 29, 2010
The majority of Americans report getting a cold or flu in the past year, and more than a third say they'll make lifestyle changes to prevent getting sick again this year. However, 40% of Americans don't plan to take what is arguably the easie…  Read More »
October 28, 2010
The global carotenoids market is expected to reach $1.2 billion by the year 2015, driven by rising consumer awareness about health benefits offered by various carotenoids and the shift toward healthy and natural food products, according to a report from GIA.  Read More »
October 27, 2010
On October 21, the PBS "NewsHour" reported findings of tests they conducted on several types of dietary supplements, including black cohosh and ginkgo, stating that some of the tested brands contained little or none of the active ingredients, or contained misidentified substances. NPA responded to the report with a message to Paul Solman, the PBS "NewsHour" correspondent who reported the story.  Read More »
October 27, 2010
The Global Organization for EPA and DHA Omega-3s (GOED) recently wrote a letter to the editor of the Wall Street Journal in response to reporting on new research from JAMA.   Read More »
October 26, 2010
Tests of B vitamin supplements, including B-complexes and shot-sized energy drinks, revealed quality problems with four of 18 products selected for review by ConsumerLab.com, White Plains, NY.   Read More »
October 25, 2010
According to a new report from Global Industry Analysts ("Functional Foods and Drinks: A Global Strategic Business Report), despite the growing popularity of functional foods and drinks over conventional products, the market has not been entirely immune to the vagaries of the worldwide economic hardships.  Read More »
October 22, 2010
Consumer demand for sustainable food and drink continues to grow, and companies are increasing the supply, as Mintel Global New Products Database (GNPD) has tracked more than 13,000 new sustainable food and drink products since 2005. While 84% of consumers say they regularly buy green or sustainable food and drink, some are unaware of what the claims actually mean.  Read More »
October 21, 2010
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has released its third wave of scientific opinions on Article 13 'general function' health claims, including three that addressed EPA and/or DHA claims for a variety of health conditions, according to the Global Organization for EPA and DHA Omega-3 (GOED), Salt Lake City, UT.   Read More »
October 20, 2010
In response to a study regarding fish oil use during pregnancy published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), Washington, D.C., reinforced the importance of DHA before, during and after pregnancy.  Read More »

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