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  • Kappa Bioscience Receives Novel Food Approval for K2VITAL

    March 29, 2012
    Kappa Bioscience, Oslo, Norway, has been granted novel food approval for its vitamin K2 as menaquinone-7 (K2VITAL) in the EU. The Novel Food application was submitted to the German Food Safety Agency. Based on a positive German assessment, all the EU…

  • Antioxidants Offer Growing Appeal in Mainstream Products

    March 26, 2012
    Antioxidants are featured in a diversity of consumer packaged goods—from granola bars to vitamin shakes to detox skin care. According to a just-released report from Packaged Facts, "Antioxidant Products in the U.S.: Foods, Beverages, Supplements, and Personal Care," this reflects a metatrend whereby the link between dietary supplements and actual diets is becoming ever stronger.

  • Promoting Probiotic Exploration

    Promoting Probiotic Exploration

    Joanna Cosgrove, Online Editor || March 26, 2012
    Dannon launches fellowship program to encourage and support research in probiotic studies.

  • An Interview with Ginni Garner

    An Interview with Ginni Garner

    March 23, 2012
    Ginni Garner is the president of Sanford Rose Associates—Beachwood, a recruitment firm with primary focus on placing executive and management talent with healthy living consumer products companies. Her clients include nutrition, dietary supplem…

  • Nutritional Vending: One Touch Away

    Nutritional Vending: One Touch Away

    Joanna Cosgrove, Online Editor || March 22, 2012
    The MIND vending machine arms consumers with nutrition information and tips for healthy eating.

  • Omega 3 Trial to Evaluate Effects on Intelligence, Behavior

    March 21, 2012
    University of Kansas researchers John Colombo and Susan Carlson have been awarded $2.5 million for the next five years for a 10-year, double-blind, randomized controlled trial to determine whether prenatal nutritional supplementation with the omega 3…

  • Sustamine Maintains Performance Levels For Collegiate Basketball Players

    March 20, 2012
    Collegiate female basketball players maintained better skill performance and visual reaction time using water mixed with Sustamine—an ingredient from Kyowa Hakko that works on multiple levels to help rehydrate the body and sustain energy levels…

  • Omega 3 Users Looking for Fish Oil Alternative

    March 20, 2012
    A recent survey conducted by Discovery Research Group, in partnership with Aker BioMarine Antarctic, US, revealed that nearly four out of 10 consumers who want to take an omega 3 supplement are looking for an alternative to fish oil.

  • Probiotic Ice Cream for Hospitals

    March 19, 2012
    Los Angeles, CA-based NEWtritious has launched HHice Cream Probiotic Defense (HHice Cream for short), a “Healthy Hospital” soft serve frozen yogurt mix. It delivers viable and potent probiotics along with a beneficial serving of vitamins…

  • Industry Reacts to Dateline NBC Segment on ‘Dry Labbing’

    March 19, 2012
    A recent Dateline NBC segment concerning dietary supplements focused on the practice of fraudulent analytical testing practices known as "dry labbing," in which lab results pertaining to the potency and identity of ingredients as labeled are suspected of having been deliberately manipulated or fabricated.

  • Probiotic Ice Cream for Hospitals

    Probiotic Ice Cream for Hospitals

    Joanna Cosgrove, Online Editor || March 19, 2012
    HHice Cream supports immune function and nutrition during hospital recovery periods.

  • The Market for Health & Wellness

    The Market for Health & Wellness

    Joanna Cosgrove, Online Editor || March 15, 2012
    New report unveils key market drivers and standout categories.

  • Financing and Expo West

    Financing and Expo West

    Steven Allen of Nutrition Capital Network || March 15, 2012
    As industry headed off to Natural Products Expo West last week, there was optimism about the growth prospects for the nutraceutical and functional food industries. The sales tracking companies report growth in many categories. In fact, extremely stro…

  • Nutraceutical Potential

    Nutraceutical Potential

    Claire Moulin, , Departmental Research Analyst, Euromonitor International || March 15, 2012
    Nutraceuticals are food/beverages or supplements that claim to have a physiological benefit to health beyond basic nutritional functions. Their positioning—between food, medicine and sometimes cosmetics—has proved to be a major issue for…

  • Bad Math = Bad News for the Dietary Supplement Industry

    Bad Math = Bad News for the Dietary Supplement Industry

    Rend Al-Mondhiry, regulatory counsel, Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) || March 15, 2012
    Have you ever read a news report discussing Adverse Event Reports (AERs) and dietary supplements? If so, then you may have seen a statistic cited by FDA (and other government agencies) suggesting the agency receives “less than 1% of all adverse…

  • The Middle East: A Growing Market for Fortified Products

    The Middle East: A Growing Market for Fortified Products

    Patrick Morris, Fortitech || March 15, 2012
    It’s interesting to see what types of products, along with specific nutrients, resonate with consumers when you have the opportunity to travel to different parts of the world. I just attended GulFood/Ingredients Middle East in Dubai and, in add…

  • Solazyme Roquette Reaches European Agreement

    March 14, 2012
    Solazyme Roquette Nutritionals, South San Francisco, CA, a microalgae-derived food ingredients company, has reached an exclusive European commercial agency agreement for its food products with global food ingredient parent company, Roquette. This agr…

  • BioGaia Extends Collaboration with Nestlé

    March 14, 2012
    Sweden-based BioGaia and Nestlé have extended an existing collaboration in the field of infant nutrition products. These agreements are of significant strategic value for BioGaia since they not only involve an extended close collaboration with…

  • Balance Bar BARE Blueberry Acai

    Balance Bar BARE Blueberry Acai

    March 14, 2012
    Balance Bar Company, Valhalla, NY, has launched Balance Bar BARE Blueberry Acai. The new flavor joins two other popular BARE bars: Sweet & Salty Chocolate Almond and Sweet & Salty Peanut Butter. BARE Blueberry Acai contains a crisp high-prote…

  • Axellus Group Acquires Denomega

    March 14, 2012
    Strengthening its investment in marine oils the Axellus Group has acquired omega 3 manufacturer Denomega from Borregaard. Under the takeover agreement, Denomega Pure Health becomes a separate division of Axellus. Denomega is an international supplier…

  • Supplement Use on the Rise

    March 14, 2012
    Sixty-nine precent of U.S. adults take dietary supplements according to a survey commissioned by the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), Washington, D.C.

  • Glanbia’s Canadian Plant Obtains SQF Certification

    March 13, 2012
    Glanbia Nutritionals, Fitchburg, WI, has achieved the Safe Food Quality (SQF) 2000 Code, level 2 certification for its flaxseed plant in Angusville, Manitoba, Canada. Verified by a third party for its rigorous and credible food safety management syst…

  • Guardian Chelox L

    March 13, 2012
    DuPont Nutrition & Health, New Century, KS, has introduced Guardian Chelox L, a unique, patent-pending blend of natural plant extracts with antioxidant properties that combines strong metal chelation and free-radical scavenging to create a non-al…

  • Associations Call for Scientific Criteria Reassessment for Health Claims

    March 12, 2012
    In joint comments submitted at the end of January on the final three batch opinions from the European Food safety Authority (EFSA) and the risk management decisions taken on the basis of those opinions, the EHPM, EBF and ERNA all believe that a distinction between “maintenance” and “improvement” in the scientific assessment procedure is essential to avoid unnecessary rejections of health claims.

  • The Smart Scent of Rosemary

    The Smart Scent of Rosemary

    Joanna Cosgrove, Online Editor || March 12, 2012
    The scent of the common culinary herb and essential oil demonstrates the ability to boost brain performance.

  • An Interview with Nancy Booth

    An Interview with Nancy Booth

    Sheldon Baker || March 9, 2012
    Nancy Booth, PhD, is a senior science consultant at Spherix Health Sciences Consulting, providing scientific and regulatory support to clients for the purpose of assuring the safety and benefit of their products, and achieving successful outcomes in regulatory approvals and compliance.

  • Omega 3 & Brain Health

    Omega 3 & Brain Health

    Joanna Cosgrove, Online Editor || March 8, 2012
    Can omega 3s influence intelligence, behavior and psychiatric disorders? Researchers hope to find out in two separate studies.

  • Wellness Essentials Personalized Daily Nutrition

    March 7, 2012
    Metagenics, Inc., San Clemente, CA, has introduced its Wellness Essentials Personalized Daily Nutrition Packets line, which consists of seven products that feature once-daily packets of nutritional supplements backed by scientific research to support…

  • Weight Management Soy Protein Isolates

    March 7, 2012
    Solbar has introduced a new line of soy-protein isolates for the weight-management market. The new line includes innovative textured products designed specifically for a complete healthy and balanced meal that helps ensure an optimal daily consumptio…

  • AssuriTEA Green Obtains GRAS Status

    March 7, 2012
    Kemin, Des Moines, IA, has obtained confirmation that its AssuriTEA Green all-natural green tea extract is Generally Recognized As Safe (GRAS) for food and beverage applications. After evaluating available data, an independent panel of scientific exp…

  • Flax Research Database Launched

    March 7, 2012
    The Flax Council of Canada, Manitoba, Canada, and Glanbia Nutritionals, Fitchburg, WI, have partnered to offer an extensive updated Flax Research Database for Human Health and Nutrition. With scientific evidence regarding the health benefits of flax…

  • Stratum Adds Oral Probiotics to Portfolio

    March 7, 2012
    Stratum Nutrition, St. Louis, MO, has formally added BLIS K12 and BLIS M18 oral probiotics to its specialty product portfolio. BLIS K12 and BLIS M18 are specific strains of Streptococcus salivarius (S. salivarius), some of the most important, numerou…

  • Albion Acquires P&G’s NutriStar Business

    March 7, 2012
    Expanding its intellectual property (IP) portfolio, Albion Laboratories, Clearfield, UT, has acquired hundreds of IP assets from the Procter & Gamble Company (P&G) and its NutriStar business. The transfer of the NutriStar brand, along with it…

  • Suntheanine May Improve Sleep Quality for Boys with ADHD

    March 7, 2012
    Researchers have found L-theanine may help boys diagnosed with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) get more restful sleep. The study, conducted at the Canadian Centre for Functional Medicine in conjunction with the Food, Nutrition & H…

  • Proasis

    March 7, 2012
    Protica, Whitehall, PA, has released Proasis, an all-natural protein shot designed with the nutritional needs of senior citizens in mind. The product contains 25 grams of protein in one serving and only five grams of sugar, so diabetes patients or th…

  • Kherb Appeal

    March 6, 2012
    NEWtritious has launched Kherb Appeal, an instant pudding designed to promote weight loss. The product contains “excellent source” of fiber of soluble and insoluble fibers such as glucomannan konjac root, African mango seed extract, gum a…

  • Global Gums Market Driven by Nutraceutical Applications

    March 5, 2012
    Global Industry Analysts has released a new report on the gums market, which it predicts will reach $23 billion by 2017.

  • FocusFactor Improves Memory, Concentration & Focus

    March 1, 2012
    A new clinical study found that adults who took FOCUSfactor as directed improved their memory, concentration and focus. FOCUSfactor is a nutritional supplement formulated with a patent-pending blend of brain supporting vitamins, minerals, antioxidant…

  • Cardium and SourceOne to Develop Supplements, Medical Foods

    March 1, 2012
    Cardium Therapeutics, San Diego, CA, has entered a cross-strategic investment agreement with SourceOne Global Partners, Chicago, IL, that provides for the joint development and commercialization of customized nutritional supplements, as well as pharm…

  • Abbott and University of Illinois Establish Nutrition Research Center

    March 1, 2012
    Abbott Nutrition, Abbott Park, IL, and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have established the first-ever multi-disciplinary nutrition and cognition research center, which will be located on the Urbana campus. The Center for Nutrition, Le…

  • Consumers Fail to Meet MyPlate Guidelines

    March 1, 2012
    The nutritionally-balanced quadrants of the USDA’s MyPlate, the graphic interpretation of the new federal dietary guidelines that depicts a healthful daily diet, looks very different than what’s actually on the plates of most Americans, a…

  • Fish Oil Tops Supplements Among Users

    March 1, 2012 analyzes probiotics, zinc in separate reviews.

  • Seniors Drive Nutrition Trends

    March 1, 2012
    Report indicates demographic needs to be segmented since needs and attitudes vary at life stages.

  • U.S. to Overhaul School Lunch Program

    March 1, 2012
    First Lady Michelle Obama and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack have unveiled new standards for school meals they hope will result in healthier meals for kids across the U.S. The new meal requirements, expected to cost $3.2 billion over the next five…

  • Time to Integrate

    Time to Integrate

    Sean Moloughney, Associate Editor || March 1, 2012
    Turn the clock back to 1994 for a minute. Doesn’t it feel like a lifetime ago? How’s your hair looking? Still got the same killer dance moves? I guess some things never change. The nutraceuticals landscape has matured significantly sin…

  • The Dating Game

    Rebecca Wright, Editor || March 1, 2012
    Dating websites are today’s answer to finding love in all the right places. In fact, 30 million people in the U.S. are currently going online to find a mate, fueling a $2 billion industry that barely existed a decade ago. While well-known si…

  • The Research Process: Regulatory Impacts on Science

    The Research Process: Regulatory Impacts on Science

    Douglas Kalman, PhD, MS, RD, CCRC, FACN || March 1, 2012
    Proper finished product testing can help avoid FDA or FTC action.

  • From the Corners of the World: Alternate Source Proteins: Global Sources, Applications and Niches

    From the Corners of the World: Alternate Source Proteins: Global Sources, Applications and Niches

    Paul Altaffer & Grant Washington-Smith || March 1, 2012
    Product developers have many opportunities, and challengers, in this growing market space.

  • Healthcare Practitioner Corner: Know Thy Customer!

    Healthcare Practitioner Corner: Know Thy Customer!

    Erik Goldman || March 1, 2012
    We may not need politicians to dictate healthcare reform; MDs, consumers and other healthcare practitioners can handle it on their own.

  • Word From Wall Street: Private Equity: Bain of the Health & Wellness Industry?

    Word From Wall Street: Private Equity: Bain of the Health & Wellness Industry?

    Adam Ismail || March 1, 2012
    Natural foods companies are an attractive investment right now, and there’s still money for some supplement companies too.