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  • The Weight Loss Market: A SuperSIZED Opportunity

    The Weight Loss Market: A SuperSIZED Opportunity

    Lisa Schofield, Contributing Writer || September 1, 2012
    Products positioned to meet several weight loss criteria will be successful.

  • An Interview with Suzanne Somers

    An Interview with Suzanne Somers

    Sheldon Baker || September 1, 2012
    Suzanne Somers is one of America’s most popular and beloved personalities. In a multifaceted career spanning more than three decades, she has achieved extraordinary success as an actress, singer, comedienne, New York Times bestselling author, Las Vegas Entertainer of the Year, entrepreneur and lecturer. She is also the voice and face of alternative medicine.

  • Fish Oil and Mercury at Odds in Heart Health

    August 31, 2012
    According to an 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 1,600 men from Sweden and Finland determined that men w…

  • Cocoa Linked to Blood Flow Benefits, Reduction of Diabetic Risk Factors

    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…

  • Research Study Links Nutrients, Genes and Cancer Spread

    August 28, 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 schola…

  • Undeclared Dairy Prompts FDA to Recall Some True Nutrition Products

    August 28, 2012
    The FDA has issued a recall on products from True Nutrition because the labels did not disclose that the products’ whey was sourced from milk. The products included in the recall are Whey Protein Isolate, Whey Protein Concentrate and Hydrolyzed…

  • Nutrition Tied to Improved Sperm DNA Quality in Older Men

    August 28, 2012
    A new study led by scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) found that a healthy intake of micronutrients is strongly associated with improved sperm DNA quality in older men. In younger…

  • Taking Care of Cancer Patients

    Taking Care of Cancer Patients

    Joanna Cosgrove, Online Editor || August 27, 2012
    OncoQOL nutritional supplements and personal care products are formulated to meet the unique needs of patients undergoing cancer treatment.

  • An Interview with Yadim Medore

    An Interview with Yadim Medore

    Sheldon Baker || August 24, 2012
    Yadim Medore is principal and creative director of Pure Branding, Inc. Under Mr. Medore’s direction, Pure Branding’s work has been honored with numerous awards including a Rebrand 100® global award and two Webby Awards, and returned significant ROI to its clients.

  • Young Men’s Attitude Towards Health and Wellness

    August 23, 2012
    Euromonitor International has announced the publication of its latest strategic global market research report, “Young Men's Attitudes Towards Health, Fitness and Wellbeing: Global Survey Strategic Analysis,” which examined the attitud…

  • belVita Breakfast Biscuits

    belVita Breakfast Biscuits

    August 23, 2012
    Kraft Foods, East Hanover, NJ, has introduced new flavors of belVita Breakfast Biscuits with the addition of Chocolate and Cinnamon Brown Sugar flavors. Already available in Blueberry, Golden Oat and Apple Cinnamon, belVita Breakfast Biscuits are bak…

  • EAS: Jiang, Yi Fan

    August 23, 2012
    EAS, Singapore, has welcomed food technologist Yi Fan Jiang as the newest member of its food and nutritional products team. Ms. Jiang is based at the EAS office in Singapore, where her role as a regulatory adviser will aid the consultancy as it moves…

  • PureCircle Receives Notice of Allowance for Stevia Products

    August 23, 2012
    PureCircle, Chicago, IL, producer and marketer of high purity stevia products has announced it has received a Notice of Allowance from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for a patent application pertaining to PureCircle’s line of natural flav…

  • There’s an App for That

    There’s an App for That

    Joanna Cosgrove, Online Editor || August 23, 2012
    WannaBeWell app aims to educate, activate and motivate consumers to get and stay healthy.

  • WannaBeWell App Designed to Promote Supplements and Wellness

    August 22, 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 iPhone…

  • University of Florida’s Plant Databases and Models Could Lead to more Nutritious Foods

    August 22, 2012
    According to University of Florida News, University of Florida researchers are developing databases and computer models to show how and where B vitamins are made in plants, knowledge scientists believe they can use to guide plant breeding projects, s…

  • The Curious Case of Cognitive Health

    The Curious Case of Cognitive Health

    Alan Richman , Contributing Writer || August 21, 2012
    There are plenty of clues on how to deal with ADHD, Alzheimer’s and autism, but solutions remain elusive.

  • New Pathways for Menopause Relief

    New Pathways for Menopause Relief

    Joanna Cosgrove, Online Editor || August 20, 2012
    Metagenics’ Siberian rhubarb extract proven to alleviate common symptoms and ease link between menopause and the development of chronic illness.

  • AIDP Inc. Awarded Patents for Magnesium Compositions & Cognitive Function Usage

    August 17, 2012
    AIDP, Inc., City of Industry, CA, the distributors of Magtein magnesium L-threonate, has been awarded two patents for magnesium compositions and uses for cognitive function (Patent 8,178,118) and neurological disorders (Patent No. 8,142,803). The…

  • New Patent Developments at Sabinsa

    August 17, 2012
    The U.S. Patent Office has awarded Sabinsa Corporation, East Windsor, NJ, U.S. patent No. 8193156 for the preparatory route for dipeptides incorporating selenoamino acids. The patent is specific to the preparatory route for L-Selenomethionine pepti…

  • GOED Meets with FDA, IOM

    August 17, 2012
      In August, The Global Organization of EPA & DHA Omega 3s (GOED), Salt Lake City, UT, met with representatives from both FDA’s Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN) and the Institute of Medicine (IOM). The purpose o…

  • Consumer Reports Investigates Vitamin & Supplement Dangers

    August 17, 2012
    In its September issue, Consumer Reports has identified 10 hazards that it says might surprise the more than 50% of consumers who take vitamins, herbs or other nutritional supplements. “Patients sometimes assume that supplements are safe beca…

  • Anabolic Steroids Control Act Introduced

    August 17, 2012
    In an effort to amend the Controlled Substances Act to more effectively regulate anabolic steroids, Sens. Orrin Hatch, (R-UT), and Sheldon Whitehouse, (D-RI) have introduced the “Designer Anabolic Steroid Control Act of 2012,” (SB 3431)…

  • Americans are Hungry for Healthy Foods

    August 17, 2012
    Healthy eating has come to the forefront of many minds over the past several years with help from the First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move program and TV shows like The Biggest Loser, not to mention the extensive media coverage regard…

  • Buying Based on Nutrition

    August 17, 2012
    Combining in-store promotion with nutrition labels on the front of food packaging can be a successful method for driving shoppers to make healthier choices, according to a panel discussion during a symposium at the Institute of Food Technologists (…

  • Fruit & Vegetable Juice Concentrate Benefits Overweight Boys

    August 17, 2012
    A new study published in the July issue of The Journal of Pediatrics showed that supplementation with an encapsulated fruit and vegetable juice concentrate (Juice Plus+ Orchard Blend and Garden Blend; NSA, LLC, Memphis, TN) was associated with an i…

  • Whey and Lactose Markets Keep Growing

    August 17, 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 volu…

  • An Interview with John Lewis, Ph.D.

    An Interview with John Lewis, Ph.D.

    Sheldon Baker || August 17, 2012
    John E. Lewis, Ph.D. is an associate professor in the department of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. He is the associate director of the Medical Wellness Center. He is also a scientific investigator at the Corporación de Lucha Contra el SIDA and the Fundación Valle del Lili in Cali, Colombia.

  • Affordable Natural Foods Line Now Available at Rite Aid

    August 16, 2012
    Rite Aid has jumped into the all-natural foods market. The drug chain has begun carrying the Wholesome Goodness line of affordable, all-natural that includes 25 hot and cold cereals, trail mixes, Omega and veggie tortilla chips, pasta and barbecue sa…

  • A Healthy Pizza - That’s Amore!

    A Healthy Pizza - That’s Amore!

    Joanna Cosgrove, Online Editor || August 16, 2012
    Scottish company develops a nutritionally balanced pizza said to deliver 30% of an adult's daily recommended amount of vitamins and nutrients.

  • Nutrition, Disease & Polymorphisms

    Nutrition, Disease & Polymorphisms

    Michael McBurney, PhD, Head of Scientific Affairs at DSM Nutritional Products LLC || August 15, 2012
    My paternal grandmother lived to be 101. At the time of her death, she was not taking any prescription medicines. The longevity of my maternal family, however, has been augmented by medical interventions—prescriptions, angioplasty and bypass su…

  • Shopping For Health

    Shopping For Health

    Joanna Cosgrove, Online Editor || August 13, 2012
    Twentieth annual survey from Prevention and FMI reveals keen insights into how shoppers perceive and interpret nutrition.

  • Free Wellness Education Website Launched

    August 10, 2012
    A unique collaboration between many of North America’s top health and wellness professionals has culminated in the launch of, a free online portal that seeks to present contemporary and cutting-edge health and wellness infor…

  • Mark Wahlberg and GNC’s MARKED Performance Nutrition Line

    Mark Wahlberg and GNC’s MARKED Performance Nutrition Line

    August 8, 2012
    GNC Holdings, Inc., Pittsburgh, PA, has announced a new line of performance nutrition products, MARKED, developed by GNC scientists and wellness experts in partnership with actor Mark Wahlberg. The MARKED line consists of seven sports and active nutr…

  • GOED Meets with FDA, IOM

    August 7, 2012
    GOED last week met with representatives from both the U.S. FDA’s Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN) and the Institute of Medicine (IOM). The purpose of the meeting was to have a dialogue about areas of interest to the omega-3…

  • New Odwalla Bar Flavors

    New Odwalla Bar Flavors

    August 7, 2012
    Odwalla, Half Moon Bay, CA, has developed 4 new flavors for its wholesome snack and meal bars. Now available at select supermarkets and natural food stores around the country, the healthy new bars come in flavors: Apple Toffee Pistachio; Chocolate Al…

  • PureCircle Receives Notice of Patent Protection for New Stevia Leaf

    August 7, 2012
    PureCircle, Chicago, IL, producer and marketer of high purity stevia products, has announced it has received a Notice of Allowance from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for its plant patent application for a new high yield variety of stevia. The…

  • ADM Unveils Clarsoy 150

    August 7, 2012
    Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) has introduced Clarisoy 150, as an extension of their existing Clarisoy product line. Clarisoy 150 is the first vegetable-based protein that offers clarity and complete protein nutrition for beverage applications.…

  • Supplements and Personal Care for Cancer Patients

    Supplements and Personal Care for Cancer Patients

    August 3, 2012
    Thorne Research, Inc., Sandpoint, ID, manufacturer of nutritional supplements and personal care products, and Helsinn, a pharmaceutical group based in Lugano, Switzerland, have announced the launch of the OncoQOL product line — a portfolio of 1…

  • An Interview with Dr. Sandra Gelbard

    An Interview with Dr. Sandra Gelbard

    Sheldon Baker || August 3, 2012
    Sandra Gelbard, M.D., is currently a practicing internist in New York City who specializes in disease prevention and vitamin supplementation. After years of working as an academic teaching attending and treating the diseases in their end stages, Dr. Gelbard decided to open a private practice dedicated to disease prevention by identifying the disease process in its earliest stages.

  • Consumer Reports Investigates Vitamin and Supplement Dangers

    August 2, 2012
    In a new report in its September issue and online,Consumer Reports has identified ten hazards that it says might surprise the more than 50% who take vitamins, herbs, or other nutritional supplements.   "Patients sometimes assume that supple…

  • OncoQOL™ Supplements and Personal Care Products for Cancer Patients

    August 2, 2012
    Thorne Research, Inc. and Helsinn have jointly announced the launch OncoQOL™, a product line consisting of 13 nutritional supplements formulated to support the unique nutritional needs of patients undergoing cancer treatment. The OncoQOL p…

  • AHPA's McGuffin Receives NBJ Award for “Efforts on Behalf of the Industry”

    August 2, 2012
    American Herbal Products Association (AHPA), Silver Springs, MD, president Michael McGuffin has received the Nutrition Business Journal (NBJ) 2011 “Efforts on Behalf of the Industry” Award. This is the second time Mr. McGuffin has been ho…

  • Innophos Holdings Announces Acquisition of AMT Labs

    August 2, 2012
    Innophos Holdings, Inc., Cranbury, NJ, international producer of performance-critical and nutritional specialty ingredients, has announced that it had completed the acquisition of AMT Labs, Inc., North Salt Lake, UT. AMT has been manufacturing custom…

  • Glanbia Acquires Aseptic Solutions USA

    August 2, 2012
    Glanbia plc, Fitchburg, WI, the international nutritional ingredients and cheese group, has acquired Aseptic Solutions USA, Corona, CA, a manufacturer of premium shelf stable high acid beverages made with aseptic technology. The business will be part…

  • Alix Technologies Receives IASC Certification

    August 2, 2012
    The Salt Lake City, UT, facility of Alix Technologies, a division of Pharmachem Laboratories, Inc., has been certified by the International Aloe Science Council (IASC) and approved to manufacture certified products meeting IASC’s standard. Acco…

  • C.K. Foods Inc. Announces Name Change to CK Ingredients Inc.

    August 2, 2012
    Toronto-based C.K. Foods Inc., the supplier of functional and nutritional raw materials, has announced that it has changed its legal name. C.K. Foods Inc. and its CK Nutritional Ingredients division have become a single entity named CK Ingredients In…

  • NSF Develops Global Protocol to OTC Compliance with GMPs

    August 1, 2012
    NSF International has developed a new global protocol to assess whether an over-the-counter (OTC) pharmaceutical or prescription drug manufacturer complies with current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMPs) as outlined in the Code of Federal Regulatio…

  • Metabolic Syndrome Support

    July 31, 2012
    Nathealth Solutions, Reno, NV, has announced the U.S. launch of a clinically validated nutritional supplement that targets a number of risk factors associated with metabolic syndrome. BergaMet MEGA, the patented extract of the citrus fruit bergamot,…

  • Canned Foods for Health

    Canned Foods for Health

    Joanna Cosgrove, Online Editor || July 30, 2012
    MSU study cites low cost, high nutritional value of canned food as an important tool in the fight against obesity.