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Nutrition’s Growing Role in Fighting Inflammation
By Dilip Ghosh, PhD, FACN, Director, nutriConnect
Published January 5, 2015
Scientific understanding of how to address inflammation through dietary strategies may help to control many chronic diseases. Read More »
Published January 4, 2015
Substantial cognitive decline associated with diabetes, according to research published in Annals of Internal Medicine. Read More »
Published December 4, 2014
A nutritious diet and regular exercise during midlife can lead to a healthier mind with age. Read More »
Published October 30, 2014
Steviva Ingredients has launched MonkSweet plus, a natural sweetening solution bringing together optimal levels of proprietary stevia, monk fruit (lo han guo) and erythritol. MonkSweet plus is twice as sweet as sugar and has just 0.2 calories per… Read More »
The Blood Sugar Balancing Act
By Lisa Olivo, Associate Editor
Published October 1, 2014
Can nutraceuticals designed to support healthy glucose levels help control the diabesity epidemic? Read More »
Published September 22, 2014
Conscious Foods, a U.K. company known for its organic farming, snacks, healing teas, and nutritional supplements across Europe and Asia, has unveiled its U.S. debut of SugaVida, the only sweetener and sugar alternative packed with B vitamins, iron, c… Read More »
Published September 1, 2014
Glucose levels were reduced by 28% after the whey pre-load over a 180-minute post-meal period. Read More »
Published August 7, 2014
Consumption of whey protein concentrate before breakfast may suppress post-meal glucose spikes in diabetics. Read More »
Published August 7, 2014
Thanks to its mildly sweet flavor profile, bulking properties and digestibility, erythritol has long been used as a medium for delivery of high-intensity sweeteners, such as stevia and monk fruit. However consistent, dependable sourcing of erythritol… Read More »
Published August 1, 2014
OmniActive Health Technologies recently made public findings that examined lutein’s role on visual function and carbohydrate metabolism in STZ-induced diabetic rats. The study was conducted by leading research experts at the National Institute… Read More »
Published July 1, 2014
Natreon, Inc. has introduced AyuFlex, a patent-pending, water-soluble, vegetarian product for joint health. AyuFlex is derived from edible fruits of Terminalia chebula and standardized to high levels of bioactives chebulinic acid and chebulagic acid.… Read More »
Fiber Trends: Functions & Formats
By Sean Moloughney, Editor
Published May 1, 2014
With more consumers recognizing the value of fiber, along with their own deficiencies, the market is poised for expansion. Read More »
Published March 19, 2014
The Electronic Retailing Self-Regulation Program has referred direct response advertising for Dinamo to the FTC and FDA, after marketers failed to respond to an ERSP inquiry. Read More »
Managing Stress & Anxiety with Natural Products
By Joanna Cosgrove, Contributing Editor
Published November 1, 2013
Lifestyle-related depression and anxiety disorders have more consumers turning to natural, clinically supported alternatives. Read More »
Reading the Compass: Up-and-Coming Market Trends
By Dr. A. Elizabeth Sloan & Dr. Catherine Adams Hutt, RD, Sloan Trends, Inc.
Published October 1, 2013
A comprehensive guide to what’s hot, what’s not, where you should place your bets and what to expect next. Read More »
Published September 26, 2013
Steviva Ingredients has developed Nectevia, an organic blend of blue agave nectar and stevia extract in response to growing natural and clean label trends. Naturally water-extracted at low temperatures and mildly filtered, the organic agave nectar i… Read More »
Published July 29, 2013
Boulder Brands, Inc., Boulder, CO, has acquired 80% of GlucoBrands, LLC, owner of Level Life Foods, Highlands Ranch, CO. Level is an up and coming company, approaching $1 million in sales, which provides products to help in the daily management of di… Read More »
Free Speech & Marketing
By Douglas Kalman, PhD, MS, RD, CCRC, FACN, Miami Research Associates
Published July 1, 2013
When does the first amendment apply to marketing nutritional and drug products? Read More »
International Perspectives on Herbs & Botanicals
By Julie Dennis, Contributing Writer
Published July 1, 2013
Where are the opportunities for growth and what challenges stand in the way of long-term market success? Read More »
Published June 3, 2013
Adults of all ages increasingly use new natural low/no calorie sweeteners, but new data show U.S. adults receive about 13% of their calories from added sugars. Read More »
Functional Food Trends Focus On Chronic Disease
By Simone Baroke, Health and Wellness Research Analyst, Euromonitor International
Published June 3, 2013
Opportunities for fortified foods and beverages are virtually limitless amid public health concerns. Read More »
A Positive Outlook for Eye Health
By Sean Moloughney, Editor
Published May 1, 2013
With consumer education campaigns in place, the future looks bright for nutrients designed to support vision and prevent eye diseases. Read More »
Popularity of Natural Low & No-Calorie Sweeteners Continues to Rise
Published April 23, 2013
Use of natural low/no-calorie sweeteners has doubled in the past six years, according to a new survey from Multi-sponsor Surveys, Inc. Read More »
Homeostasis Labs’ New Diabetic Direct
Published April 23, 2013
Homeostasis Labs, Greenwich, CT has developed a new dietary supplement line for diabetics—Diabetic Direct. This unique line of diabetic products are manufactured in Austria to exacting standards and feature a sugar free micro crystal formulatio… Read More »
Published January 24, 2013
Group concludes that while caffeine is well understood, potential additive benefits of other nutrients contained in ED and ES remain undetermined. Read More »
Eurotrends: European Health Claim Regulation Takes Effect
By Joerg Gruenwald
Published January 1, 2013
Limits placed on claims for foods and supplements, as well as many sports nutrition products. Read More »
Foods of Our Times: Nutritional Bars & Snacks
By Danielle Winston, Contributing Writer
Published January 1, 2013
On-the-go consumers seek wholesome, tasty treats with fewer ingredients and greater health benefits. Read More »
Published December 4, 2012
Canadian stevia suppliers are in great spirits today, following news that Health Canada has approved the use of stevia in food and beverages. Prior to this approval, stevia was available only within natural health product applications. Stevia is a na… Read More »
Tapping India’s Potential
By Dr. Anurag Pande, Vice President, Scientific Affairs, Sabinsa Corp.
Published November 1, 2012
New regulations and focus on prevention open a new chapter in the Indian supplement market. Read More »
Fresh Approaches to ‘Functional Food’
By Julian Mellentin, Editor, New-Nutrition Business
Published November 1, 2012
Product successes and failures, along with new supplier strategies, offer insight into future business directions. Read More »
Cocoa: More Benefits Abound
By Joanna Cosgrove, Online Editor
Published October 25, 2012
Two recent systematic reviews laud cocoa for its contributions to blood vessel health and to the reduction of diabetes risk factors. Read More »
Published August 31, 2012
Two recent Harvard systematic reviews, including a meta-analysis with 2,575 participants published in the Journal of Nutrition, found that cocoa consumption is associated with decreased blood pressure, improved blood vessel health, and improved chole… Read More »
Published August 2, 2012
Amarin Corporation plc, Bedminster, NJ and Dublin, Ireland, has announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Vascepa (icosapent ethyl) capsules, as an adjunct to diet to reduce triglyceride (TG) levels in adult patients wit… Read More »
Poised for Growth
By Joanna Cosgrove, Online Editor
Published July 19, 2012
Driven by increasing obesity and diabetes rates, Frost & Sullivan identifies the Indian nutraceutical market as one to watch. Read More »
Published July 2, 2012
According to a study published online in the New England Journal of Medicine in June, there is no evidence that omega 3 fatty acid supplementation (a dosage of 1 gram per day) reduces adverse cardiovascular events in type 2 diabetics or pre-diabetics… Read More »
Published July 1, 2012
Nutraceutical: Omega 3s   Indication: Cardiovascular outcomes in people with diabetes   Source: N Engl J Med, Doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa1203859.   Research: In this double-blind study with a 2-by-2 factorial design, researchers randomly assig… Read More »
Published June 13, 2012
According to a study published online in the New England Journal of Medicine, there is no evidence that omega-3 fatty acid supplementation (a dosage of one gram per day) reduces adverse cardiovascular events in type 2 diabetics or pre-diabetics. Rese… Read More »
By Dr. A. Elizabeth Sloan, Sloan Trends
Published May 31, 2012
There’s a sea change in consumer attitudes toward fats and health. Fifty-three percent—up significantly from 45% in 2010—believe the most effective strategy for improving overall health is to follow a moderate fat diet that includ… Read More »
Published May 15, 2012
Hero Nutritionals, San Clemente, CA, has unveiled its new Slice of Life Diabetic Health Complete Multi with Cinnamon for adults. The supplement delivers a full-spectrum of essential nutrients to meet diabetics' complex nutritional needs minus the… Read More »
The Middle East: A Growing Market for Fortified Products
By Patrick Morris, Fortitech
Published March 15, 2012
It’s interesting to see what types of products, along with specific nutrients, resonate with consumers when you have the opportunity to travel to different parts of the world. I just attended GulFood/Ingredients Middle East in Dubai and, in add… Read More »
Published January 9, 2012
Israel-based Enzymotec has received a new patent for Omega-Sterols (No. AU-0552025002) from the Australian patent office. The patent refers to the use of Omega-Sterols as a functional food for diabetics and is part of five different patents that cove… Read More »
By Dr. A. Elizabeth Sloan
Published December 1, 2011
Two first-time ever campaigns by the world’s leading diabetes associations have put efforts to prevent, curtail and cope with diabetes on the front burner, creating a bevy of new supplement and functional food/beverage opportunities. Read More »
2011 State of the Industry Review
By Rebecca Wright, Editor
Published December 1, 2011
Industry executives share their perspectives on the past year and the year ahead. Read More »
Published November 2, 2011
Abbott Nutrition, Abbott Park, IL, has introduced Glucerna Hunger Smart nutrition shakes and bars, which are designed to help people with diabetes manage hunger and blood sugar spikes. Glucerna Hunger Smart products are designed for people with diabe… Read More »
The Cardiovascular Health Market
By Ewa Hudson, Head of Health & Wellness Research, Euromonitor International
Published November 1, 2011
Looking at the broader trends in cardiovascular health can help product developers plan future growth strategies. Read More »
Food Intolerance Products: Gluten Out, Nutrition In
By Claire Moulin, Euromonitor Analyst
Published September 15, 2011
Gluten-free is a huge craze in packaged food today: you see it in stores, you hear about it on TV and you read about it on the internet and in your newspaper. Strong media coverage in both traditional and new social media, together with increasing he… Read More »
Convenient Meals Ready-Made for Diabetics
By Joanna Cosgrove
Published September 8, 2011
Freezer case meals are big on flavor, low in sodium and a healthy option for a variety of diet-specific conditions. Read More »
Up & Coming Markets: Mining the Mega Market Re-Direction
By Dr. A. Elizabeth Sloan, President, Sloan Trends Inc.
Published September 1, 2011
It’s anything but business as usual in the market these days, so understanding the new rules, roles and market boundaries consumers are imposing on supplements, functional foods/beverages and natural remedies will be the key to future success. Read More »
Baby Boom 2.0: Bulging at Both Ends
By Sean Moloughney, Associate Editor
Published July 1, 2011
I was eating Cheerios for breakfast one morning when I realized the box I bought came with a coupon for diapers. “Is my cereal trying to tell me something?” I wondered. At a barbecue recently I noticed the baby pool seemed a little more c… Read More »
Published June 20, 2011
Vplenish Nutritionals, Boca Raton, FL, has released Vplenish, which contains a taste-free blend of vitamins B6, B12, C and D, plus zinc, antioxidants and electrolytes not exceeding 25% of the Daily Values. Designed to be added to any food or beverage… Read More »
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