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  • NutraCea Changes its Name to RiceBran Technologies

    October 12, 2012
    NutraCea, a producer and marketer of value added products derived from rice bran, has changed its name to RiceBran Technologies™ and added two new members to its Board of Directors.   “Coupled with our long-standing tag line - nutrit…

  • Pharmachem Laboratories Announces Key Appointments

    October 11, 2012
    Pharmachem Laboratories Inc. announced the appointment of Tim Bauer as Senior Director, Key Account Development; and Alexis Collins as Manager of Scientific Affairs. Both executives will be based out of Pharmachem's Kearny, NJ headquarters. B…

  • The Sugary Beverage Backlash

    The Sugary Beverage Backlash

    Joanna Cosgrove, Online Editor || October 11, 2012
    Americans love their sodas and sugar-sweetened beverages, but research warns they aren’t healthy when consumed without moderation, touching off another battle between consumers, beverage advocates and health policy makers.

  • Pyure Brands Stevia Receives Non-GMO Verification

    October 9, 2012
    Pyure Brands, Naples, FL, supplier of natural and organic stevia sweeteners and stevia-based products, has attained Non-GMO Verified status for its organic tabletop stevia sweetener and commercial grade stevia extracts. The Verified status is awarded…

  • Soy Protein Consumption May Reduce Body and Liver Fat and Support Colon Health

    October 9, 2012
    A new study to be published in PLOS One suggests that consuming soy protein may benefit weight management, liver and colon health, which are of specific concern for obese individuals. The trial was conducted in mice and aimed to explore the effects o…

  • Vitamin E and Childhood Asthma

    Vitamin E and Childhood Asthma

    Joanna Cosgrove, Online Editor || October 8, 2012
    U.K. researchers are working to determine if maternal food-source vitamin E intake can impact the development of asthma in children.

  • GO Veggie!

    GO Veggie!

    October 5, 2012
    Galaxy Nutritional Foods, North Kingstown, RI, has unveiled its new grocery store brand, GO Veggie!. The GO Veggie! brand features two lines: GO Veggie! Lactose Free and GO Veggie! Dairy Free, the first dairy-free line of cheese alternatives created…

  • Prenulin for Healthy Glucose Support

    October 5, 2012
    To support consumers concerned with healthy blood glucose levels, Pharmachem Laboratories Inc., Kearney, NJ has launched Prenulin, a patent pending combination of a specific form of L-arabinose combined with chromium. The new formula is suitable for…

  • Council for Responsible Nutrition: Mister, Steve

    Council for Responsible Nutrition: Mister, Steve

    October 5, 2012
    Steve Mister, president & CEO, for the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), Washington, D.C., has been named one of the year’s Top CEOs by CEO Update, a publication that covers executive careers. According to CEO Update, candidates…

  • SoyLife Based Menopause Supplement Launched in Israel

    SoyLife Based Menopause Supplement Launched in Israel

    October 5, 2012
    Magnolia, a new product designed for women experiencing menopausal symptoms, was recently introduced by Maabarot Products Ltd.’s Ta’am Teva Altman, a leading Israeli nutritional supplement company. The advanced formula of Magnolia is base…

  • Graminex Receives Ifanca Halal Certification

    October 5, 2012
    Graminex LLC, Saginaw, MI, producer of Graminex Flower Pollen Extracts, has received Halal Certification for its G60, G63, GFX, NAX and G60 WS Flower Pollen Extract formulations under the supervision of the Islamic Food and Nutrition Council of Ameri…

  • Brazilian Jabuticaba Fruit Ingredient

    October 4, 2012
    NP Nutra Gardena, CA, has announced the debut of its new Jabuticaba Fruit Juice Ingredient, which comes as a fine pinkish powder, and is ready for use in juices, candy, flavored yogurt, supplements and functional products. The rare Brazilian fruit ha…

  • New Book Addressing Plant-Based Chemicals

    October 4, 2012
    A new book published by CRC Press/Taylor and Francis Group, Boca Raton, FL, entitled Phytochemicals: Health Promotion and Therapeutic Potential is the seventh in a series exploring emerging science on plant-based chemicals. The book aims to pres…

  • Supplement Usage and Confidence Remains Steady

    October 4, 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…

  • Lallemand Expands Its Range of Yeast-based Ingredients

    October 4, 2012
    Based on the success of its formulas LALMIN Immune and LALMIN Beauty, Montreal-based Lallemand Health Solutions has formulated several new custom solutions to address specific growing health markets. LALMIN is a range of inactivated whole-cell yeast…

  • Probiotics Shorten URI in College Students

    October 4, 2012
    With college students working hard (and playing hard) they’re often more susceptible to illness. Every year, approximately 55% of U.S. college students experience at least one upper respiratory infection (URI). In a new study to be published in…

  • Dietary Supplements: Structure/Function Claims Fail To Meet Federal Requirements

    October 3, 2012
    The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Office of Inspector General has issued a report warning that many weight loss and immune support supplements are illegally labeled and lack the scientific evidence warranted to use those structure/fu…

  • 2012 Dannon Next Generation Nutrition Grants

    October 3, 2012
    The Dannon Company, Inc., White Plains, NY, has awarded the 2012 Dannon Next Generation Nutrition Grants, donating a total of $120,000 to four non-profit organizations in support of community-based nutrition and wellness programs for children. The gr…

  • The Natural Products Foundation: Prochnow, Jim and Justin

    October 3, 2012
    The Natural Products Foundation (NPF), Washington, D.C., has announced the addition of two new members to the NPF Legal Advisory Council: Jim Prochnow and Justin Prochnow of Greenberg Traurig, LLP. Mr. Jim Prochnow is a shareholder in the Denver…

  • Council for Responsible Nutrition: Griffiths, Jim Dr.

    October 3, 2012
    Jim Griffiths, Ph.D., has been appointed vice president, Scientific and International Affairs by the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), Washington, D.C.. With 25 years of experience in food safety and regulatory affairs, Dr. Griffiths most rece…

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

    October 3, 2012
    In a new report titled “The Global Market for EPA/DHA Omega-3 Products,” Packaged Facts has projected that global consumer spending on EPA/DHA fortified products will jump from $25.4 billion in 2011 to $34.7 billion in 2016, for a compoun…

  • Biophytis Completes €2 Million EUR B Round Financing

    October 3, 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 EUR ($2.6 million USD) in a B round. Metabrain Res…

  • Doctor’s Best: Steinford, Scott

    October 2, 2012
    International dietary supplement manufacturer Doctor’s Best, Inc., San Clemente, CA, has appointed Scott Steinford to the position of president. Mr. Steinford will be responsible for managing the continued strategic growth of the organization,…

  • Stryka Botanics’ Green Coffee Bean Extract

    October 2, 2012
    A high-quality Green Coffee Bean extract has been added to the variety of products available from Stryka Botanics. The beverage grade, water-soluble nutritional ingredient can be added to any specialty beverage or soft drink. Stryka’s Green Cof…

  • FIBERline for Fiber and Freshness

    October 2, 2012
    DuPont Nutrition & Health has developed a new FIBERline enzyme complex from the DuPont Danisco ingredient range, so that bakers can respond to market demands for cleaner label products. FIBERline aims to add fiber to whole meal bread, without com…

  • Klean Athlete

    October 2, 2012
    Douglas Laboratories, Pittsburgh, PA, has combined the expertise of doctors and athletes to create Klean Athlete, a line of nutritional supplements designed specifically for athletes who want to reach peak performance through optimal health. The Klea…

  • GenEssentials Greens

    October 2, 2012
    Genesis Today, Austin, TX, has launched GenEssentials Greens, which provides daily nutritional support with nutrient-rich green superfoods, land and sea plants, superfruits, vegetable powders and antioxidants. Available in 1 oz. single serving packet…

  • The 100th Anniversary Of The Vitamins Honored on Capitol Hill

    October 2, 2012
    Comments honoring the 100th anniversary of the vitamin were entered into the U.S. House of Representative’s Congressional Record, by Rep. Frank Pallone (D-NJ). In 1912, Polish-American scientist Casimir Funk, considered the “father of vit…

  • Cocoa and Chocolate Monograph

    October 1, 2012
    Cocoa and chocolate are derived from the cacao bean (Theobroma cacao). Cacao is native to South America and has been grown in the tropics for at least 3000 years.

  • Marlyn Nutraceuticals Receives GMP for Sport Registration

    October 1, 2012
    Marlyn Nutraceuticals, Inc., Phoenix, AZ, has successfully completed the requirements of NSF International’s GMP for Sport registration program. NSF’s GMP for Sport registration verifies that Marlyn's facility complies with FDA curren…

  • Captek Softgel Announces New Production Capacity

    October 1, 2012
    Captek Softgel International, Inc. (CSI), Cerritos, CA, formulator and manufacturer of customized nutritional supplements, has announced it has increased its softgel production capacity significantly by successfully implementing a 24/7 production sch…

  • Barry Callebaut Sells Its French Business to Chocolaterie de Bourgogne

    October 1, 2012
    In light of the company’s decision to focus entirely on business-to-business, Barry Callebaut AG, Zurich, Switzerland, has announcedits intention to sell its factory and the related business in Dijon, France, to Chocolaterie de Bourgogne. After…

  • New Frontiers in Nutritional Enzymes

    New Frontiers in Nutritional Enzymes

    Lisa Olivo, Associate Editor || October 1, 2012
    Companies are exploring additional indication areas for enzymes, beyond digestive health.

  • The Research Process: Building A Research Platform

    The Research Process: Building A Research Platform

    Douglas Kalman, PhD, MS, RD, CCRC, FACN || October 1, 2012
    Using the tax credits available to your business could substantially increase the bottom line.

  • Metagenics Forms New Personalized Lifestyle Medicine Institute

    September 28, 2012
    Metagenics, Inc., a nutrigenomics and lifestyle medicine company focused on improving health and reversing chronic illness, has announced the foundation of a new organization, the Personalized Lifestyle Medicine Institute (PLMI). The not-for-profit o…

  • Thorne Research Looks Toward Sports Nutrition

    September 28, 2012
    Developer and manufacturer of dietary supplements, Thorne Research, Inc., Sandpoint, ID, has unveiled that the company, in collaboration with Integrative Health Resources, LLC (IHR), Indianapolis, IN, has developed a product line of nutritional formu…

  • CRN Provides Industry With Tool For Advertising Claims

    September 28, 2012
    The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), Washington, D.C., has developed a free, searchable compilation of all dietary supplement advertising decisions issued by the National Advertising Division (NAD) since 2007 when the Dietary Supplement Adver…

  • Blueberry Antioxidant Significantly Reduces Blood Pressure in Adults

    September 28, 2012
    ChromaDex Corporation Irvine, CA, has released findings from a Phase 2/3 trial at the University of Mississippi Medical Center showing its patented nutritional ingredient pTeroPure (pterostilbene) significantly reduced blood…

  • An Interview with John Elway

    An Interview with John Elway

    Sheldon Baker || September 28, 2012
    John Elway is currently executive vice president of football operations for the Denver Broncos of the National Football League (NFL).Inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2004 in his first year of eligibility, he played college football at Stanford University and spent his entire professional career with the Denver Broncos.

  • Creative Edge Nutrition, Inc. Acquires

    September 27, 2012
    Creative Edge Nutrition, Inc., of Madison Heights, MI, has acquired A-Z-Nutrition, a wholly owned subsidiary of SCD Enterprises, a vertically integrated nutritional supplement holding company. is the second acquisition made by Creat…

  • Marketing to the Mature Consumer

    Marketing to the Mature Consumer

    Joanna Cosgrove, Online Editor || September 24, 2012
    In part one of a two part series focused on generational marketing, this article will look at the diverse consumer segments associated with “the aging population” and what marketers can do to best meet their needs.

  • AIDP Receives U.S. patent for Magtein

    September 21, 2012
    AIDP, Inc., City Of Industry, CA, the distributors of Magtein magnesium L-threonate, has been awarded a patent for Magtein’s magnesium compositions and its uses formetabolic disorders(Patent 8,163,301). The patent, titled “Magnesium compo…

  • ‘Healthy’ & ‘Natural’ Steer Soft Drinks to Success

    September 21, 2012
    New product activity in soft drinks appears to be accelerating strongly again, with rising levels of global launch activity recorded by Netherlands-based Innova Market Insights over the past two years. Fruit juices and drinks dominated launch activ…

  • Young Men’s Attitudes Towards Health & Wellness Uncovered

    September 21, 2012
    Euromonitor International, Chicago, IL, has published a new report that analyzes the attitudes of young men toward health and wellness. Titled “Young Men’s Attitudes Towards Health, Fitness and Wellbeing: Global Survey Strategic Analysi…

  • Study Links Nutrients, Genes and Cancer Spread

    September 21, 2012
    More than 40 plant-based compounds can turn on genes that slow the spread of cancer, according to a first-of-its-kind study by a Washington State University researcher. Gary Meadows, WSU professor and associate dean for graduate education and schol…

  • Only 20% of ‘Healthy’ Adults are Actually Healthy Eaters

    September 21, 2012
    Consistently eight out of 10 U.S. adults describe themselves as “extremely healthy” or “very healthy,” but only one-in-five adults have what is considered to be a “most healthy” diet and 65% of adults’ body…

  • Sizing Up Consumers in the Aging Population

    September 21, 2012
    With half of the planet expected to be 50+ by 2030, it’s high time that marketers stop looking at the aging population as one homogenous consumer segment, according to Natural Marketing Institute (NMI). “It’s necessary to recogniz…

  • Fish Oil and Mercury at Odds in Heart Health

    September 21, 2012
    According to a late August article published by Reuters Health, researchers have found that mercury and omega 3 fatty acids from fish appear to have opposite links to heart health. An analysis of more than 1600 men from Sweden and Finland determine…

  • WannaBeWell App Unveiled

    September 21, 2012
    The “Life…supplemented” campaign, which is managed and funded by the Council for Responsible Nutrition Foundation (CRNF), has launched its first-ever mobile application, WannaBeWell. The free app, currently available for the iPho…

  • Whey & Lactose Markets Keep Growing

    September 21, 2012
    A new report on whey and lactose products from 3A Business Consulting—”Global Market for Whey and Lactose Ingredients 2012-2015”—demonstrates, how whey and lactose ingredients continue to show positive growth rates in volume…