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  • Teawell 50 Extract May Protect Brain Cells

    April 7, 2010
    A new study has indicated that Teawell 50, a green tea extract from A. Holliday & Company, may delay or prevent Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. Teawell 50 is a 50% pure extraction of epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG). The study was perfor…

  • Higher Vitamin D Levels Could Save 37,000 Canadians

    April 6, 2010
    Canada’s death rate could fall by as many as 37,000 deaths each year, or 16%, if Canadians increased their daily vitamin D intake to intended levels, a new study sponsored by the Vitamin D Society.

  • Ashitaba Chalcones Show Efficacy in Battling Visceral Fat

    April 6, 2010
    A clinical study demonstrated compelling weight loss effects of Ashitaba chalcone powder, from Japan Bio Science Laboratory (JBSL-USA). In the randomized, double-blind, parallel group study, 26 slightly obese male and female patients with BMI between…

  • Hitex & P.L. Thomas

    April 6, 2010
    Paris, France-based Hitex, a subsidiary of Lavipharm Group, and P.L. Thomas, Morristown, NJ, have received a letter of no objection from FDA regarding new dietary ingredient (NDI) status for Lipowheat oil natural ceramides. Patented and scientificall…

  • Supplement Caucus Briefing Focuses on Functional Medicine

    April 6, 2010
    With the recent passage of healthcare legislation, prevention and wellness continue to be hot topics on Capitol Hill and in the news.

  • Turmeric 1000

    April 5, 2010
    Source Naturals, Scotts Valley, CA, has introduced Turmeric 1000, a traditional herb used for centuries by Ayurvedic practitioners. Recent clinical studies have confirmed that curcumin, the active ingredient of turmeric, supports a healthy inflammati…

  • Gluten-Free Products

    April 5, 2010
    The number of products marketed as gluten-free continues to rise globally, with double-digit growth recorded in 2009, pushing the total number recorded on the Innova Database to more than double the level in 2007. This is partly due to improved label…

  • Health & Wellness Products Target Baby Boomers

    April 5, 2010
    Baby Boomers are getting older and are beginning to experience some of the aches and pains of aging, such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes.

  • Grapes for Hearts & Minds

    Grapes for Hearts & Minds

    Joanna Cosgrove || April 5, 2010
    Concord grape juice linked to improved blood pressure and memory.

  • Finds Carcinogenic Form of Chromium in Some Dietary Supplements

    April 1, 2010
    A carcinogenic form of chromium, hexavalent chromium, was found in some dietary supplements, according to new tests by, White Plains, NY. Hexavalent chromium was found in two popular weight loss products and a chromium supplement, whi…

  • Senator McCain Backs Away from Supplement Safety Bill

    April 1, 2010
    Senator John McCain (R-AZ) has withdrawn support for the Dietary Supplement Safety Act of 2010 (S. 3002), a bill he introduced in February that was widely opposed by the supplement industry. In a letter dated March 4, Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT), wh…

  • Funds Boost Research into Cognitive Decline

    April 1, 2010
    The Research Partnership in Cognitive Aging, a public-private effort to promote the study of brain function with age, will award up to $28 million over five years to 17 research grants to examine the neural and behavioral profiles of healthy cognitiv…

  • GOED Tackles Recent Omega 3 Issues

    April 1, 2010
    A lawsuit filed in California claims that 10 types of fish oil supplements tested recently contain polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB), a toxic industrial compound, and that manufacturers and sellers need to warn consumers under the state’s Proposit…

  • St. John's Wort Mined for Medicinal Value

    April 1, 2010
    A unique collection of St. John's wort (Hypericum) curated by Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists in Ames, IA, is providing university collaborators with genetically diverse, well-documented sources of this herb to use in studies examining its medicinal potential.

  • Will Healthcare Reform Make Us Healthier?

    Rebecca Wright || April 1, 2010
    On March 21st the U.S. House of Representatives passed the hotly debated healthcare reform bill (and it will likely get President Obama’s signature before the ink is dry on this editorial). While this may change the health insurance situation f…

  • Vitamin D Fortification

    Vitamin D Fortification

    Judith Jarvis, MS || April 1, 2010
    Heightened interest in vitamin D research and advances in fortification technology make vitamin D a nutrient to watch these days.

  • Nutraceuticals Multiverse: Evidence Rules vs. Evidentiary Rules

    Nutraceuticals Multiverse: Evidence Rules vs. Evidentiary Rules

    Anthony Almada || April 1, 2010
    A quirky look at nutraceuticals in parallel universe.

  • Getting Ahead of the Curve: Calcium, Vitamin D & Bioavailability

    Dr. A. Elizabeth Sloan || April 1, 2010
    Nowhere is the power of the fast-emerging trend of bioavailability more impressive than in the bone health segment, breathing new life into an ailing calcium market, through promises of greater effectiveness when coupled with vitamin D.

  • Nutricap Labs: Contract Manufacturing, Etc.

    Nutricap Labs: Contract Manufacturing, Etc.

    April 1, 2010
    Nutricap Labs is based in Long Island, NY, where a large chunk of the nutraceuticals industry is concentrated. Prior to starting the company in 2003, Jason Provenzano heavily researched how contract manufacturers were serving their customers in the n…

  • Jungbunzlauer: Finding Success in Fermentation

    Jungbunzlauer: Finding Success in Fermentation

    April 1, 2010
    Jungbunzlauer’s roots extend far back to Bohemia in the 1800s, when it was part of a distillery at the center of the sugar industry. Back then its focus was alcohol, but today it is known for producing a more industrial product—citric aci…

  • Omega 3 (DHA): Brain function in boys

    April 1, 2010
    Nutraceutical: Omega 3 (DHA) Indication: Brain function in boys Source: Am J Clin Nutr, February 3, 2010; [Epub ahead of print]. Research: Emerging evidence suggests that DHA, the principal omega 3 fatty acid in brain gray matter, positively regul…

  • Omega 3 fatty acids: Preterm birth

    April 1, 2010
    Nutraceutical: Omega 3 fatty acids Indication: Preterm birth Source: Obstet Gynecol, February 2010; 115(2 Pt 1):234-42. Research: Researchers conducted a randomized, double-masked, placebo-controlled trial in 13 centers. Women with a history of pr…

  • Glucosamine: Osteoarthritis (OA)

    April 1, 2010
    Nutraceutical: Glucosamine Indication: Osteoarthritis (OA) Source: 73rd Annual Scientific Meeting of the American College of Rheumatology. Research: Researchers studied 201 men and women, average age 52, with mild to moderate knee pain due to oste…

  • 5-HTP (hydroxytryptophan): Hot flashes

    April 1, 2010
    Nutraceutical: 5-HTP (hydroxytryptophan) Source: Maturitas, April 2010;65(4):383-385. Indication: Hot flashes Research: Much recent research has focused on non-hormonal treatments for menopausal hot flashes. The purpose of this study was to deter…

  • Kemin Health

    April 1, 2010
    Kemin Health, Des Moines, IA, has received GMP certification from NSF International following successful completion of a facility audit that verified compliance with current dietary supplement GMPs.…

  • New Prebiotic Report Available

    April 1, 2010
    The European and U.S. markets for prebiotics are projected to reach nearly $1.2 billion and $225 million, respectively, by the year 2015, according to a new report from Global Industry Analysts (GIA) titled “Prebiotics: A U.S. & European Ma…

  • Nature’s Products Inc. Acquires Iceland Health Brand

    April 1, 2010
    Sunrise, FL-based Nature’s Products Inc., a full service contract manufacturer and packager of consumer healthcare products, has acquired the Iceland Health vitamin brand and all store brand business from Nutrition 21. Iceland Health is a leadi…

  • NPA Sets ‘Natural’ Standard for Home Care Products

    April 1, 2010
    As demand for natural products continues to rise, the Natural Products Association (NPA), Washington, D.C., is extending its natural seal and standard to include home care products, such as household cleaners, laundry detergents and concentrated and…

  • EFSA Publishes More Health Claim Opinions

    April 1, 2010
    The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has published a second series of opinions on a list of “general function” health claims compiled by Member States and the European Commission (EC). Scientific experts on EFSA’s Panel on Diet…

  • NuVal Scores Correspond with DASH Diet

    April 1, 2010
    Foods recommended in the popular Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet correspond with the higher-scored items ranked by the NuVal Nutritional Scoring System, according to a study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.…

  • FDA Urges Food Companies to Correct Nutrition Labeling Violations

    April 1, 2010
    FDA has notified 17 food manufacturers that the labeling for 22 of their food products violates the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act. The action follows an October 2009 statement by Commissioner Margaret Hamburg, MD, encouraging companies to revie…

  • Wellmune WGP Reduces Cold-Like Symptoms

    April 1, 2010
    Wellmune WGP, from Biothera, significantly reduced upper respiratory tract infection symptoms in marathon runners while increasing vigor and overall health, according to a study published in the December issue of the Journal of Sports Science and Med…

  • I-Z Zeaxanthin

    April 1, 2010
    PIVEG, Inc. has added its trademark I-Z to its line of zeaxanthin carotenoid products. PIVEG I-Z zeaxanthin products are available in various concentrations most suitable for vision health applications, including a 5:1 (lutein: zeaxanthin) ratio. PIV…

  • CaroCare Nat. β-Carotene

    April 1, 2010
    DSM Nutritional Products has introduced CaroCare Nat. β-Carotene 10% CWS Star, a natural-source beta-carotene formulation for the coloration and fortification of food and beverages. This addition to DSM’s CaroCare range is particularly sui…

  • Research Process: Influencing FDA

    Research Process: Influencing FDA

    Douglas Kalman || April 1, 2010
    Industry must be more proactive in FDA’s decision-making processes.

  • Quality Focus: The Perils of Pauline (or Paula, as it were…)

    Quality Focus: The Perils of Pauline (or Paula, as it were…)

    Paula Brown & Dr. Joseph Betz || April 1, 2010
    A tale of chemical calibration standards.

  • Eurotrends: Claims & Clinicals

    Eurotrends: Claims & Clinicals

    Joerg Gruenwald || April 1, 2010
    Do your clinical trials meet EFSA’s health claim standards?

  • Capitol Comments: Selling Functional Foods in Korea

    Capitol Comments: Selling Functional Foods in Korea

    Heili Kim, Dong-Ha Lee & Hyo-Yeon Yoon || April 1, 2010
    A well-structured regulatory system presents myriad opportunities for companies.

  • Business Insights: Safety & Quality: A Competitive Advantage

    Business Insights: Safety & Quality: A Competitive Advantage

    Greg Stephens & Tom Poole || April 1, 2010
    Learn how to use the safety and quality aspects of your products as a marketing tool.

  • Strengthening the Bone Health Market

    Strengthening the Bone Health Market

    Sean Moloughney || April 1, 2010
    Beyond calcium, a variety of ingredients are building stronger bones for consumers of all ages, while also creating a more competitive, advanced market.

  • Fiber as a Functional Food

    Fiber as a Functional Food

    Mark Crawford || April 1, 2010
    Fiber formulations continue to evolve due to consumer demand.

  • Dietary Supplements 2010

    Dietary Supplements 2010

    Julie Dennis || April 1, 2010
    Despite globalization issues, scientific validation concerns, potentially restrictive regulations, rocky economics and an uneasy healthcare system, the dietary supplement market continues to grow.

  • ChromaDex Corp. Licenses Rights for Promising Botanical from Ole Miss & ARS

    March 31, 2010
    A natural products chemistry company has licensed the rights for a promising botanical compound from the University of Mississippi and the Agricultural Research Service.

  • Danone and Chiquita Start Joint-Venture to Market Fruit-Based Drinks

    March 31, 2010
    Danone announced today that it will start a joint-venture with Chiquita Brands International, Inc. to market fruit-based drinks, based on Chiquita’s Just Fruit in a Bottle platform, in Europe.

  • Manufacturing Services

    March 31, 2010
    Lallemand Inc. has introduced Lallemand Manufacturing Service, offering its expertise in bacteria development and industrial production to the animal and human health, food and pharmaceutical industries worldwide. Committed to support its partners fr…

  • Foods ‘Rich In’ Health Ingredients Resonate with Consumers

    March 30, 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%), according to a new study.

  • Acclaim Chocolate Milk

    Acclaim Chocolate Milk

    March 29, 2010
    LiveGreat Foods LLC, Madison, WI, has launched Acclaim chocolate milk, which contains 3 grams of Clarinol CLA. It has all the benefits of chocolate milk, plus the additional health benefits of CLA, which include reducing body fat and increasing lean…

  • Kemin Health: Michael Ceddia

    March 29, 2010
    Kemin Health L.C., Des Moines, IA, has appointed Michael Ceddia, PhD, to vice president of research and development. He will be responsible for the Kemin Health innovation process as well as serving as a member of the executive team. Dr. Ceddia previ…

  • Marine Nutriceutical: David Eckert

    March 29, 2010
    Marine Nutriceutical, Mt. Bethel, PA, has appointed David Eckert COO and executive vice president. He has more than 30 years of experience in nutritional, food and chemical industries, previously serving as vice president of Cognis Nutrition & He…

  • Health Claims Masterclass