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  • Weight Loss/Management

    May 3, 2010
    With two-thirds of U.S. adults and almost one-third of children and adolescents overweight or obese, a diverse range of consumers are increasingly focused on weight loss and weight maintenance within a broadening context of personal health and lifest…

  • Baby Boomers

    May 3, 2010
    Baby Boomers are getting older and are beginning to experience some of the aches and pains of aging, such as joint discomfort, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes. More than any other generation before them, Boomers are educating thems…

  • Antioxidants

    May 3, 2010
    Foods labeled as “rich in antioxidants” are much more likely to be consumed “very frequently” or “somewhat frequently” (40%) by American consumers compared to foods labeled as “antioxidants added” (25%)…

  • Probiotics

    May 3, 2010
    A new report from Business Insights explores the development of the probiotics market. “Probiotics Success Strategies in Food and Drinks: Novel Applications, Future R&D and Consumer Engagement” indicates that probiotics have been a fu…

  • Researchers Unveil New Benefits for Omega 3s in Dry Eye Syndrome, Psychotic Disorders & Aging

    May 3, 2010
    Improving nerve regeneration after corneal surgery, preventing psychotic disorders in those at high risk and reducing cellular aging are three emerging benefits of omega 3 fatty acids, according to new research. In the April 2010 PUFA Newsletter and…

  • Euromonitor Discusses Pros & Cons of EFSA’s Health Claim Legislation

    May 3, 2010
    The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has instituted a new regulatory process to ensure that all claims made on food labels in the EU are “clear and substantiated by scientific evidence.” With two-thirds of the initial batch of claims…

  • Some CAM & Supplement Provisions Survive in Healthcare Reform Bill

    May 3, 2010
    According to the American Herbal Products Association (AHPA), Silver Spring, MD, the healthcare reform bill signed into law March 23 by President Barack Obama, the “Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act,” includes several provisions…

  • PreserVision

    May 3, 2010
    Bausch + Lomb, Madison, NJ, has launched PreserVision Eye Vitamin and Mineral Supplement AREDS 2 formula. The product builds on the original clinically proven Age-Related Eye Disease Study (AREDS) formula, replacing beta-carotene with lutein (10 mg)…

  • Specialty Enzymes & Biotechnologies: A Quiet, Consistent Leader in Enzymes

    Specialty Enzymes & Biotechnologies: A Quiet, Consistent Leader in Enzymes

    Rebecca Wright || May 1, 2010
    Founded half a century ago, Specialty Enzymes & Biotechnologies Co. (SEB), Chino, CA, has emerged as a worldwide leader in the production of plant, microbial and animal-based enzymes. As the story goes, in 1957, company founder L.C. Rathi pioneer…

  • Primex: Making a Big Splash in the Marine Products Market

    Primex: Making a Big Splash in the Marine Products Market

    Rebecca Wright || May 1, 2010
    The last time Nutraceuticals World caught up with Primex in March 2000, the world had just entered a new millennium and the company had recently entered the U.S. market with its revolutionary chitosan product, ChitoClear. Back then the company was…

  • Vitamins C & E: Preeclampsia

    May 1, 2010
    Nutraceutical: Vitamins C and E Indication: Preeclampsia Source: N Engl J Med, April 8, 2010;362 (14):1282-91. Research: Researchers assessed the effects of antioxidant supplementation with vitamins C and E, initiated early in pregnancy, on the ri…

  • Glucosamine: Osteoarthritis

    May 1, 2010
    Nutraceutical: Glucosamine Indication: Osteoarthritis (OA) Source: Arthritis Res Ther, February 12, 2010;12(1):R25. Research: Thirty-six low active participants (aged 42 to 73 years) were provided with 1500 mg glucosamine sulfate per day for 6 wee…

  • Conjugated linoleic acid (CLA): Fat gain (children)

    May 1, 2010
    Nutraceutical: Conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) Indication: Fat gain (children) Source: Am J Clin Nutr, March 3, 2010 [Epub ahead of print]. Research: Researchers conducted a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of CLA in 62 pre-pubert…

  • Getting Ahead of the Curve: Mental Performance & Brain Health

    Dr. A. Elizabeth Sloan || May 1, 2010
    “Retaining mental sharpness as I age” is the new top health concern and nearly two-thirds of adults (65%) are “extremely/very concerned” about it, followed by cardiovascular disease and cancer (HealthFocus, 2009).

  • Vitafusion HeartOne Gummy Vitamins

    April 29, 2010
    Northwest Natural Products, Vancouver, WA, has launched Vitafusion HeartOne Gummy Vitamins. Designed to help maintain healthy cholesterol levels, according to the company, each serving of these soft, fruity vitamins contains 0.4 grams of CoroWise pla…

  • Measures Fail to Prevent Alzheimer's Disease

    April 29, 2010
    An independent panel convened by the NIH determined the value of various strategies for delaying the onset and/or reducing the severity of cognitive decline or Alzheimer’s disease has not been demonstrated in rigorous studies.

  • New Book Details Biotechnology in Nutraceuticals Industry

    April 29, 2010
    Modern food biotechnology is now a billion-dollar industry, producing functional foods and nutraceuticals that offer a whole host of increased health benefits, including prevention against illness and chronic and degenerative conditions. Written by…

  • PureLo


    April 29, 2010
    Swanson Health Products, Fargo, ND, has introduced PureLo Lo Han Sweetener, a natural, zero-calorie alternative to artificial sweeteners made from the concentrated extract of lo han, a traditional Chinese fruit also known as monk fruit. Because lo ha…

  • EFSA Dictates New Directions for EU Health Products

    EFSA Dictates New Directions for EU Health Products

    Ewa Hudson, Head of Health & Wellness Research || April 29, 2010
    Exploring new regulations and what they mean for your health and wellness products.

  • KIND Bars Evaluated in Weight Management Study

    April 28, 2010
    A study just completed by the Yale-Griffin Prevention Research Center indicates that when it comes to effects on weight, not all snacking is created equal.

  • An Interview with Paul Willis

    An Interview with Paul Willis

    Sheldon Baker || April 27, 2010
    In 1996, Paul Willis founded Cypress Systems, Inc. ( and acquired the Specialty Yeast Group from Fleischmann’s Yeast.

  • CRO Establishes Nutraceutical Study Team

    April 27, 2010
    Max Neeman International, a leading Indian CRO, has formed an exclusive team to conduct studies on nutraceuticals.

  • Wellmune WGP May Reduce UTI Symptoms and Improve Mood

    April 27, 2010
    In a study of 122 healthy volunteers (32 men, 90 women 38 + 12y), participants taking 250 mg of Biothera’s Wellmune WGP daily for 12 weeks reported a statistically significant 58% reduction in upper respiratory tract infection symptoms, compare…

  • Americans Could Increase Phytonutrient Intake with Varying Foods

    April 26, 2010
    Despite the availability of a wide range of foods that contain phytonutrients, many Americans are getting phytonutrients from a relatively small number of specific foods, which are not necessarily the most concentrated sources, according to a new study.

  • Mary Swartz Rose Investigator Awards: Joel Mason, Hong Chen

    April 26, 2010
    Joel Mason, MD, and Hong Chen, PhD, received the Mary Swartz Rose Senior Investigator Award and the Mary Swartz Rose Young Investigator Award, respectively, at the American Society for Nutrition (ASN) Scientific Sessions and Annual Meeting held in co…

  • SLM

    April 26, 2010
    Advanced Performance Naturals LLC, has introduced SLM, a patent-pending, all-natural anti-aging skin care platform. SLM provides deep moisturizing and skin protection while supporting healthy cell function, according to the company. SLM’s soy-b…

  • NPA Urges Senate to Oppose Expansion of FTC Authority

    April 26, 2010
    The Natural Products Association (NPA), Washington, D.C., along with more than 40 other major trade associations and business groups is urging Senate leaders to oppose dramatic expansion of FTC authority.

  • Supplements During Pregnancy

    Supplements During Pregnancy

    Joanna Cosgrove || April 26, 2010
    Conflicting studies and a myriad of products paint a confusing picture about the safety of herbs and vitamins during pregnancy.

  • Omega 3 Fish Oil and Fish Oil Powder

    April 23, 2010
    The China Ministry of Health has approved omega 3 fish oil and fish oil powder as Novel Food Ingredients for all food and beverage categories and for all ages. Ocean Nutrition Canada, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canda, was the lead company to start this…

  • Nutraceutical Investments

    April 23, 2010
    Despite estimated costs of more than $10 million to gain the right to claim that a food or drink product has a health benefit, investing is worthwhile, according to research from Business Insights. The report, “Key Players and Innovative Start-…

  • Study Shows Fish Oil Offered No Benefit to Brain Power

    April 22, 2010
    A large trial involving fish oil supplements has found no evidence that they offer benefits for cognitive function in older people.

  • New Products for Gut Health Still Show Steady Growth

    April 22, 2010
    Interest in food and drinks carrying gut or digestive health claims appears to be continuing unabated, at least as far as food and drinks companies are concerned.

  • Beer for Bone Strength

    Beer for Bone Strength

    Joanna Cosgrove || April 22, 2010
    Hoist up a pint—a new study credits beer’s silicon content for increased bone mineral density.

  • E-OA-07

    April 21, 2010
    Exotic Naturals has introduced E-OA-07, an herbal supplement that contains a formula designed to sustain healthy joints, promote joint flexibility and mobility, and offer comfort against stiffness and pain. A randomized, double-blind, placebo-control…

  • Standardized Testing Method for Cranberry Products Will Reveal Effectiveness of UTI Treatments

    April 21, 2010
    Natural compounds in cranberries are linked to the prevention of urinary tract infections (UTIs) but inconsistencies in methods currently used commercially to measure levels can result in the over- or under-estimation of potency levels

  • Consumers Spend Nearly $300 Billion on LOHAS Products & Services

    April 21, 2010
    In honor of Earth Week, Natural Marketing Institute (NMI), Harleysville, PA, is pleased to announce results of its latest analysis of consumer spending in the LOHAS market.

  • Holistic Nutritional Supplements Launch in the U.S.

    April 20, 2010
    A global expert in preventive healthcare, VivaPrime, Boulder, CO, has launched a range of condition-specific holistic nutritional solutions in the U.S. Products will be available in health food stores nationwide as well as online. VivaPrime has exp…

  • Danisco Probiotics Shows Positive Impact on Metabolic Syndrome

    April 19, 2010
    Administration of Danisco’s probiotic strain Bifidobacterium animalis subsp. lactis 420 (B420) may improve metabolic syndrome by reducing tissue inflammation and reducing metabolic endotoxaemia, thereby counteracting the adverse effects of high…

  • Omega 3 Market Report Analyzes Growth Factors

    April 19, 2010
    A new report from Frost & Sullivan tracks the market trends, growth, dynamics and recent market developments in the North American marine and algae oil omega 3 ingredients market from 2008 to 2013.

  • Natural Personal Care

    Natural Personal Care

    Joanna Cosgrove || April 19, 2010
    After surviving a lengthy economic lull, the segment is bouncing back, stronger than ever.

  • DiscoveryBioMed Receives Grant to Study Phytochemicals

    April 16, 2010
    DiscoveryBioMed, Inc. (DBM), Birmingham, AL, has received a grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to continue research into the discovery and development of anti-inflammatory phytochemicals.

  • Dietary Folate May Reduce Heart Failure Risk

    April 16, 2010
    High dietary intakes of folate and vitamin B6 were associated with reduced risk of mortality from stroke, coronary heart disease and heart failure among Japanese study subjects, according to research published in the American Heart Association journal Stroke.

  • Embria and B&D Extend Distribution Partnership

    April 16, 2010
    Embria Health Sciences, Ankeny, IA, manufacturer of science-backed dietary supplement ingredients EpiCor and eXselen has extended its U.S. distribution and marketing agreement with B&D Nutritional Ingredients (B&D), Vista, CA. The strategic p…

  • Danone Withdraws Article 13.5 Claims, Announces 7% Sales Growth

    April 15, 2010
    Alongside news the company saw sales grow 7% in the first quarter of 2010, Danone said it is withdrawing two applications submitted to the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) for article 13.5 health claims related to its Activia and Actimel yogurts.

  • Proliant Health and Biologicals: Jim Torvik, Aage Lauridsen

    April 15, 2010
    Proliant Health and Biologicals, Ankeny, IA, has added Jim Torvik as director of Sales and Marketing. He has more than 15 years of sales and management experience in the pharmaceutical and biotech industries. Proliant has also hired Aage Lauridsen as…

  • Danisco and Fonterra Expand Probiotic Cooperation

    April 15, 2010
    Broadening its existing partnership, Danisco has extended its licensing agreement with Fonterra Cooperative Group for two probiotic bacteria cultures. The agreement covers the production and marketing of HOWARU Bifido and Rhamnosus, with the new term…

  • Resveratrol to Replace Aspirin?

    Resveratrol to Replace Aspirin?

    Joanna Cosgrove || April 15, 2010
    Research suggests resveratrol might be more effective than aspirin, but marketplace pitfalls could stymie the supplement’s reach.

  • Holistic Nutritional Solutions

    April 14, 2010
    VivaPrime, Boulder, CO, has launched a range of condition-specific holistic nutritional supplements in the U.S. The formulas include: Beauty, which contains biotin, MSM, turmeric, rhubarb, antioxidants, papain, and other herbs; Heart Health, which co…

  • PepsiCo to Explore Joint Venture with Tata Tea

    April 13, 2010
    India-based Tata Tea Ltd has informed the Bombay Stock Exchange that the company’s board has approved a non-binding Memorandum of Understanding with PepsiCo Inc.

  • OmniActive Health Technologies

    April 13, 2010
    OmniActive Health Technologies, Short Hills, NJ, has self-determined that its Lutemax line of free lutein and lutein esters are GRAS (Generally Regarded as Safe). The process involved an intensive review of safety and toxicology data by an independen…