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  • 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,…

  • Algae Research Shows Positive Affects on Cholesterol

    November 2, 2012
    Algae producer Health Enhancement Products Inc. (HEPI), Scottsdale, AZ, was included in research conducted by a team at Wayne State University, which analyzed its product ProAlgaZyme on cholesterol in hamsters. The article was published in the Journa…

  • Ensure Complete

    Ensure Complete

    November 1, 2012
    The creators of the popular nutritional drink Ensure from Abbot, Abbott Park, IL, has developed a new 4-in-1 nutrition drink, Ensure Complete. Ensure Complete shakes provide targeted muscle, heart, immune system and bone support to help meet adults&#…

  • 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…

  • To Label or Not to Label

    Mike Greene, Vice President, Government Relations & Rend Al-Mondhiry, Regulatory Counsel, Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) || November 1, 2012
    Election Day approacheth! On November 6th voters will descend on the polls to choose our local, state and federal leaders, from the city council to the White House. In California, voters will also be asked to decide on many ballot initiatives, includ…

  • Clamping Down on Adulteration

    Clamping Down on Adulteration

    Joanna Cosgrove, Online Editor || November 1, 2012
    NOW Foods partnered with Perkin Elmer to protect its products from adulteration.

  • Australasia (Australia & New Zealand): Weathering the Storm

    Australasia (Australia & New Zealand): Weathering the Storm

    Paul Altaffer, Product and Business Development, RFI Ingredients, & Grant Washington-Smith || November 1, 2012
    The markets for vitamins and dietary supplements are growing about 7% and 6%, respectively.

  • Brazil: Latin America’s Giant at a Crossroads

    Brazil: Latin America’s Giant at a Crossroads

    Paul Altaffer, Product and Business Development, RFI Ingredients, & Grant Washington-Smith || November 1, 2012
    Despite some obstacles, Brazil remains a promising market for functional foods and nutraceuticals.

  • Nutraceuticals Regulation Back on European Commission Agenda for 2013

    Nutraceuticals Regulation Back on European Commission Agenda for 2013

    Niall McAlister, Ben Goodger & Adam Lewington, Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP || November 1, 2012
    How will the EU classify and regulate nutraceuticals as this growing industry progresses?

  • Navigating Japan’s Regulatory Framework

    Navigating Japan’s Regulatory Framework

    Evon Chan, Regulatory Affairs Adviser, EAS Strategic Advice (Asia Office) || November 1, 2012
    Local authorities distinguish between several types of health food products.

  • Inside China: Dietary Supplement Industry Update

    Inside China: Dietary Supplement Industry Update

    Jeff Crowther, CEO/Executive Director, U.S.-China Health Products Association || November 1, 2012
    A new regulatory environment could help propel a burgeoning market.

  • Canadian NHP Market: Headed In The Right Direction

    Canadian NHP Market: Headed In The Right Direction

    Michael Chernyak, President & CEO, CK Ingredients || November 1, 2012
    The effectiveness of Canada’s Natural Health Products Directorate has improved dramatically of late and more Canadian consumers are looking for science-backed products.

  • Tapping India’s Potential

    Tapping India’s Potential

    Dr. Anurag Pande, Vice President, Scientific Affairs, Sabinsa Corp. || November 1, 2012
    New regulations and focus on prevention open a new chapter in the Indian supplement market.

  • Health Claims Regulation Impacts European Market

    Health Claims Regulation Impacts European Market

    Joerg Gruenwald, President, analyze & realize ag || November 1, 2012
    Uncertainty results in reduction of claims and overall decrease in innovation.

  • The Fermentable Fiber Revolution

    The Fermentable Fiber Revolution

    Case Adams, Contributing Writer || November 1, 2012
    A wave of functional products that can be applied to foods and beverages may play an important role in relieving gastrointestinal disorders.

  • Fresh Approaches to ‘Functional Food’

    Fresh Approaches to ‘Functional Food’

    Julian Mellentin, Editor, New-Nutrition Business || November 1, 2012
    Product successes and failures, along with new supplier strategies, offer insight into future business directions.

  • International Markets Report: Most Regions Paddle Along Sound Streams of Growth

    International Markets Report: Most Regions Paddle Along Sound Streams of Growth

    Peter Zambetti, Director, Global Business Development for Health & Nutrition, Capsugel & Chairman, International Alliance of Dietary Supplements Associations (IADSA) || November 1, 2012
    Many countries are pulled forward by more research, regulation advances, population income shifts and entry of pharmaceutical companies into the health & nutrition market.

  • With Change Comes Challenge

    Sean Moloughney, Editor || November 1, 2012
    Since 2002 this editorial page has belonged to Rebecca Wright, who recently left Nutraceuticals World to continue a stellar record of service to this industry through other avenues. As I pick up the reins, my thanks go out to her, along with current…

  • EPA/DHA Omega-3 Products Market to Hit $35 Billion by 2016

    November 1, 2012
    Global consumer spending on EPA/DHA omega 3 fortified products will jump from $25.4 billion in 2011 to $34.7 billion in 2016, for a compound annual growth rate of 6.4%, according to a new report from Packaged Facts titled “The Global Market for…

  • Supplement Usage & Confidence Remains Steady

    November 1, 2012
    Sixty-eight percent of American adults take nutritional or dietary supplements, according to the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), Washington, D.C., based on data released from its annual consumer survey. The numbers are consistent with the pr…

  • Eurotrends: European Health Claim Evaluations for Botanicals On Hold

    Eurotrends: European Health Claim Evaluations for Botanicals On Hold

    Joerg Gruenwald || November 1, 2012
    Old products can continue to use health claims until the situation for botanicals is resolved, but what about new products?

  • Business Insights: The New Meaning of Organoleptics

    Business Insights: The New Meaning of Organoleptics

    Gregory Stephens, RD || November 1, 2012
    As natural products spread further into the mainstream market, consumers have become more demanding of taste and health benefits.

  • Staying Ahead of the Curve: Vitamins

    Dr. A. Elizabeth Sloan || November 1, 2012
    Vitamins have long been the cornerstone of the nutrition industry. However, despite this year marking the 100th anniversary of the coining of the term “vitamin” by Polish-American biochemist Casimir Funk in 1912, the marketability of some…

  • Structure/Function Claims Fail To Meet Federal Requirements

    November 1, 2012
    Report warns that many weight loss and immune support supplements are illegally labeled and lack scientific evidence to support claims.

  • Metagenics Forms New Personalized Lifestyle Medicine Institute

    November 1, 2012
    Non-profit aims to integrate the principles of personalized lifestyle medicine into healthcare systems around the world.

  • Vitamins & Supplements See Solid Growth

    November 1, 2012
    Condition-specific products expand in range and importance, remain a key driver of sales and new product development across segments.

  • Heritage Grains Making a Comeback

    November 1, 2012
    Ancient grains, or heritage grains, were highly prevalent before modern farming methods introduced hybrids. More nutritious, better for the environment and often locally grown, heritage grains meet current consumer needs for grain-based products that…

  • Creative Edge Nutrition Acquires A-Z-Nutrition.com

    November 1, 2012
    Creative Edge Nutrition, Inc., Madison Heights, MI, has acquired A-Z-Nutrition, a wholly owned subsidiary of SCD Enterprises, a vertically integrated nutritional supplement holding company. A-Z-Nutrition.com is the second acquisition made by Creative…

  • DSM in Talks to Acquire Cargill’s Cultures & Enzymes Unit

    November 1, 2012
    Royal DSM said it is working to acquire Cargill’s cultures and enzymes business, a global manufacturer of cultures and enzymes for the dairy and meat industries with manufacturing operations in Wisconsin and France. Its new products pipeline is…

  • Biophytis Completes €2 Million B Round Financing

    November 1, 2012
    In an effort to continue the development of its nutraceutical and drug pipeline, Biophytis, a research company that focuses on metabolic disorders and age-related diseases, has raised €2 million ($2.6 million) in a B round. Metabrain Research, a…

  • Nexira: Sights on New Growth Targets

    November 1, 2012
    A family-owned company since 1895, Rouen, France-based Nexira continues to expand its ingredients range and reinforce its global position within the nutraceuticals industry. Most recently, in October, Nexira acquired Tournay Biotechnology, a European…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • FDA Approves OraftiP95 In Infant Formulas

    October 30, 2012
    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has acknowledged that Pfizer Nutrition, Madison, NJ, and Belgium-based BENEO’s ingredient Orafti P95 is safe for addition to milk-based term infant formula powder. FDA agreed with the Generally Recogn…

  • Rousselot Opens New Peptan B Facility

    October 30, 2012
    Rousselot has added a new state-of-the-art Peptan facility to its plant at Amparo, Brazil. This facility, which will focus on the production of peptide collagen from bovine materials under the name Peptan B, will operate alongside the Peptan F (fish)…

  • Solazyme, Inc.: Rotsaert, Jean-Marc

    October 30, 2012
    Solazyme, Inc., San Francisco, CA, a renewable oil and bio-products company, has hired Jean-Marc Rotsaert as the company’s chief operating officer. As COO, Mr. Rotsaert will be responsible for leading Solazyme’s operations, including the…

  • Nevella To Go Sweeteners

    October 30, 2012
    Heartland Food Products Group, Indianapolis, IN, has created the first line of zero-calorie, zero-carbohydrate portable liquid sweeteners. The new NevellaTo Go brand comes in three all natural options: Stevia To Go, Monk Fruit To Go and Sucralose To…

  • Arla Premiers Whey Protein for Sports Nutrition

    Arla Premiers Whey Protein for Sports Nutrition

    October 26, 2012
    Arla Foods Ingredients plans to launch a new whey protein ingredient positioned for sports nutrition applications. Lacprodan HYDRO.365 is a whey protein hydrolysate, which is known to be effective for aiding in recovery post-workout thanks to its ric…

  • DSM to Acquire Cargill’s Cultures and Enzymes Business

    October 26, 2012
    Royal DSM, the global Life Sciences and Materials Sciences company, announced that it has reached agreement to acquire Cargill’s cultures and enzymes business in an all cash transaction for a total enterprise value of €85 million. Subject…

  • An Interview with Michael Murray, N.D.

    An Interview with Michael Murray, N.D.

    Sheldon Baker || October 26, 2012
    Michael T. Murray N.D. is a naturopathic physician regarded as one of the world's top authorities on natural medicine. An educator, lecturer, researcher, and health food industry consultant, he is the author of more than 30 books.

  • Truvia Supports The Fight On Childhood Hunger In Bolivia

    October 25, 2012
    Cargill, Minneapolis, MN, and Truvia brand natural sweetener are promoting a campaign to help fight hunger and improve nutrition for school children in Bolivia, where two-thirds of the population live below the poverty line.By logging on to sharingas…

  • The EU Nutrition and Health Claims Regulation: Benefiting from the Present - Succeeding for the Future

  • Cocoa: More Benefits Abound

    Cocoa: More Benefits Abound

    Joanna Cosgrove, Online Editor || October 25, 2012
    Two recent systematic reviews laud cocoa for its contributions to blood vessel health and to the reduction of diabetes risk factors.

  • Soyjoy Cranberry and Dark Chocolate Cherry

    Soyjoy Cranberry and Dark Chocolate Cherry

    October 24, 2012
    Pharmavite LLC, Northridge, CA, maker of Soyjoy, has added Cranberry and Dark Chocolate Cherry flavors to its line of healthy snack bars. Soyjoy is an all-natural and gluten-free snack baked with real fruit and ground whole soybeans. Each bar offers…

  • New Board Members Elected for NPA

    October 24, 2012
    Three new directors were appointed to the Washington, D.C.-based Natural Products Association Board: Frank Jaksch, president, CEO and co-founder of ChromaDex, Inc.; Michele Lobo, vice president of nutrition body care for Presence Marketing/Dynam…

  • Scoular Food Ingredients Group Appointed Exclusive Distributor of Naticol

    October 23, 2012
    The Scoular Company’s Food Ingredients Group, Minneapolis, MN, has been selected as the exclusive distributor of nutricosmetic ingredient Naticol in the U.S.. Used as an ingredient in women’s anti-aging products, Naticol is a marine colla…

  • CRN Calls for FDA to Reverse its Synthetic Botanicals Position

    October 23, 2012
    The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) has called on FDA to reverse its current position that synthetic constituents of botanicals cannot be dietary ingredients. In a letter to FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg, M.D., CRN advised the a…

  • “Brown” Flavors from Döhler

    “Brown” Flavors from Döhler

    October 23, 2012
    Natural ingredient company Döhler has developed a new range of "brown" flavors, including chocolate, cocoa, nut, nougat, coffee, caramel and vanilla. Each of these flavors is available in a diverse range of nuances, as well as formulat…

  • Lower Carb, Lower Sugar Diet Reduces Cognitive Impairment Risk

    October 23, 2012
    A recent study funded by the National Institute on Aging from the Mayo Clinic and published in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease has found that people 70 and older who eat food high in carbohydrates have nearly four times the risk of developing…