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  • Pharmline: Time to Celebrate!

    Pharmline: Time to Celebrate!

    Rebecca Wright || November 1, 2011
    Reaching a major milestone of 25 years in the nutraceuticals business this year, Pharmline, Florida, NY, has plenty of reasons to celebrate. Not only has its cGMP, cGMP, ISO 9001:2000 and HACCP certified facility turned the company into a leader in g…

  • Nutraceuticals Multiverse: Proprietary Puncture: Part II

    Nutraceuticals Multiverse: Proprietary Puncture: Part II

    Anthony Almada || November 1, 2011
    Proprietary compositions and “blends” enjoy partial insulation...but what if regulatory agencies and consumers could dereplicate them?

  • The Research Process: The Reebok/FTC Settlement

    The Research Process: The Reebok/FTC Settlement

    Douglas Kalman, PhD, MS, RD, CCRC, FACN || November 1, 2011
    Why the details of this case are relevant to the dietary supplement industry.

  • Business Insights: Supplement Sales Increasing

    Business Insights: Supplement Sales Increasing

    Gregory Stephens, RD || November 1, 2011
    Why are supplement sales rising during this economic crisis?

  • More Bad News About Article 13.1 Claims in EU

    November 1, 2011
    Increased barriers to trade and less consumer choice will be the likely effect on the food supplement market if the European Food Safety Authority’s (EFSA) article 13.1 claims evaluations become law, trade association EHPM has said. Commenting…

  • SAMe Supplements Tested

    November 1, 2011
    Dietary supplements with SAMe (S-adenosyl-methionine) are used to treat osteoarthritis as well as depression, but only seven out of 10 SAMe supplements recently selected for testing by ConsumerLab.com, White Plains, NY, met all quality criteria. No S…

  • New Data Show Consumers Eating More Healthy Foods

    November 1, 2011
    People are eating more vegetables, fish, chicken and whole-grain foods, while decreasing the amount of foods they eat containing trans fats, according to the American Dietetic Association’s public opinion survey “Nutrition and You: Trends…

  • Class Action Suit Filed Against Dean Foods & White Wave

    November 1, 2011
    According to the Global Organization for EPA and DHA Omega-3s (GOED), Salt Lake City, UT, a class action lawsuit has been filed against Dean Foods and White Wave Foods for structure-function claims on the companies’ Horizon Organic Milk with DH…

  • Supplement Users Obtain More Nutrients from Food than Non-Users

    November 1, 2011
    People who take dietary supplements often get more nutrients from food than non-supplement users, and may be getting too much of certain minerals, according to research published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. In this analysis, resear…

  • Poor Dietary Patterns Develop as Early as 12-24 Months

    November 1, 2011
    Simple dietary changes can lead to important improvements in the quality of children’s diets.

  • Better-For-You Foods is Good Business

    November 1, 2011
    New report shows companies that provide healthy foods and beverages have a better bottom line.

  • Supplement Setbacks

    November 1, 2011
    Two recent studies question the benefits, and even suggest harm, in taking certain vitamins and minerals.

  • American Dietetic Association Becomes Academy of Nutrition And Dietetics

    November 1, 2011
    The American Dietetic Association, the world’s largest organization of food and nutrition professionals, will change its name effective January 2012 to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Registered dietitian and ADA President Sylvia Escott…

  • Do Supplements Increase Death Risk?

    Do Supplements Increase Death Risk?

    Joanna Cosgrove, Online Editor || October 31, 2011
    Controversial study links certain supplements to higher mortality risk in older women.

  • CRN Submits Comments on Phytosterols

    October 27, 2011
    The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), Washington, D.C., has submitted comments to FDA regarding the agency’s proposal to amend the regulation authorizing a health claim on the relationship between phytosterols and reduced risk of coronary heart disease (CHD).

  • NPA Challenges WSJ Article on Supplements

    October 27, 2011
    The Natural Products Association (NPA), Washington, D.C., responded to a recent article in the Wall Street Journal about the benefits of vitamins, calling it “irresponsible” and “inaccurate.”

  • Revenue Rising in Vitamin & Supplement Manufacturing Market

    October 26, 2011
    Healthcare reform, an aging population and growth in the number and variety of dietary supplements offered will boost revenue for the Vitamin and Supplement Manufacturing industry at an average rate of 4.5% annually to $34.7 billion in the five years to 2016, according to IBISWorld, publisher of industry research.

  • IOM Report Calls for New Nutrition Labeling System

    October 24, 2011
    Federal agencies should develop a new nutrition rating system with symbols to display on the front of food and beverage packaging that graphically convey calorie counts by serving size and a "point" value showing whether the saturated and trans fats, sodium and added sugars in the products are below threshold levels.

  • From the Gridiron to the Supplement Aisle

    From the Gridiron to the Supplement Aisle

    Joanna Cosgrove, Online Editor || October 24, 2011
    Hall of Fame quarterback Dan Marino debuts a personally inspired supplement line for active baby boomers.

  • An Interview with Scott Steil

    An Interview with Scott Steil

    Sheldon Baker || October 21, 2011
    Scott Steil is an international executive skilled in business development, management, sales, marketing and strategic planning. He graduated from St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in biology and a concentration in economics. He began working for F. Hoffmann-La Roche in Duluth, Minnesota in 1991 as a territory manager.

  • More Bad News About Article 13.1 Claims in EU

    October 20, 2011
    Increased barriers to trade and less consumer choice will be the likely effect on the food supplement market if the European Food Safety Authority’s (EFSA) article 13.1 claims evaluations become law, trade association EHPM has said.

  • ADA

    ADA's New Name But Familiar Message

    Joanna Cosgrove, Online Editor || October 20, 2011
    American Dietetic Association becomes Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and releases results of its consumer nutrition survey.

  • The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN): Carl Hyland

    October 18, 2011
    The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), Washington, D.C., has named Carl Hyland director of membership development. He has more than 25 years of experience in business development, sales, marketing and operations within the dietary supplement, i…

  • Kemin’s AssuriTEA Wellbeing Attains GRAS Status

    October 17, 2011
    Kemin, Des Moines, IA, has self-affirmed that its AssuriTEA Wellbeing blend of green and black teas is Generally Recognized As Safe (GRAS) following review of available data by an independent panel of scientific experts. This approval allows for the…

  • IADSA Releases Publication Promoting Food Supplement Use

    October 17, 2011
    The International Alliance of Dietary/Food Supplement Associations (IADSA), Brussels, Belgium, has released a scientific publication detailing the role of food supplements in ensuring micronutrient adequacy for vulnerable groups around the world. Dra…

  • Joint Juice Acquires Premier Nutrition

    October 17, 2011
    San Francisco, CA-based Joint Juice, Inc., has acquired Premier Nutrition, Carlsbad, CA. Founded in 1997, Premier Nutrition, Inc. offers several lines of high-protein nutrition products, including ready-to-drink shakes, bars, powders and cookies. The…

  • Carbogen Increases Glucose Absorption

    October 17, 2011
    A collection of pre‐clinical animal studies published in the Journal of Medicinal Food in October confirms that adding Triarco’s patented Carbogen enzyme system to a meal replacement bar increased the rate of glucose absorption. Increased blo…

  • Cellagon

    October 17, 2011
    German health drink company Hans-Günter Berner GmbH & Co. KG has enhanced its Cellagon aurum brand with the inclusion of PromOat, the all-natural oat beta-glucan ingredient from Swedish company Biovelop AB. First launched in 1986, Cellagon a…

  • New Equine Formulas

    October 17, 2011
    Standard Process, Palmyra, WI, has launched three new supplements to help meet the nutritional challenges of horses. Each contains whole food ingredients that deliver a full spectrum of nutrients in their most natural and comprehensive form. Equine G…

  • Campbell Soup Company: Joshua Anthony

    October 17, 2011
    Joshua Anthony, PhD, has joined Campbell Soup Company, Camden, NJ, as vice president, Global Nutrition and Health. He will lead Campbell’s Nutrition team within the Research & Development organization and will be responsible for driving str…

  • High Demand for Specialized Ingredients in EU

    High Demand for Specialized Ingredients in EU

    Joanna Cosgrove || October 17, 2011
    Antihypertensive and immune ingredients show high potential for growth.

  • Powder Format: Next Step to Stardom for Coconut Water?

    Powder Format: Next Step to Stardom for Coconut Water?

    Claire Moulin, Euromonitor Analyst || October 17, 2011
    Coconut water was the biggest health craze in 2010. Its versatility—with a positioning between fruit juice, bottled water, ready-to-drink (RTD) tea and sport drinks—made it the next big thing in the soft drinks landscape (see Coconut wate…

  • Formulating for Boomers

    Formulating for Boomers

    Patrick Morris, Fortitech || October 17, 2011
    If a manufacturer is serious about competing in the functional food and beverage market, it cannot just create products that appeal to 18- to 34-year-olds and expect to thrive. Baby boomers are everywhere and the market for them is going to remain vi…

  • New Report Shows Providing Better-For-You Foods is Good Business

    October 14, 2011
    Over the past two decades, obesity rates for children and adults have grown to epidemic proportions, according to a new report from the Hudson Institute, New York, NY.

  • SAMe Supplements Tested

    October 14, 2011
    Dietary supplements with SAMe (S-adenosyl-methionine) are used to treat osteoarthritis as well as depression, but only seven out of 10 SAM-e supplements recently selected for testing by ConsumerLab.com met all quality criteria.

  • East Meets West in U.S. Hospitals

    East Meets West in U.S. Hospitals

    Joanna Cosgrove || October 13, 2011
    National survey reveals more hospitals are offering CAM services to complement traditional care.

  • U.S. Fats & Oils Market Driven By Health

    October 12, 2011
    The U.S. market for edible fats and oils is thriving, boosted by a wave of new product introductions, which capitalize on consumers' growing knowledge that not all fats are bad for you and, in fact, some are important to good health.

  • CRN Notes Bias in New Study on Supplements And Mortality

    October 11, 2011
    Responding to a study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine titled “Dietary Supplements and Mortality Rate in Older Women,” the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), Washington, D.C., issued a two-part statement.

  • Efficacy of InSea2 Demonstrated in Two Recent Studies

    October 11, 2011
    Two scientific studies supporting the efficacy of InSea2, from innoVactiv, to beneficially affect post-meal blood sugar and insulin levels have been accepted for publication in peer-reviewed scientific journals.   The first publication features…

  • Lonza to Sell Lipogen Phosphatidylserine

    October 11, 2011
    Bolstering its nutrition ingredient portfolio, Lonza, Basel, Switzerland, has entered a global commercial partnership with Lipogen for the exclusive rights to sell phosphatidylserine (PS) and PS-based formulations in dietary supplements, medical food…

  • Salty-R

    October 11, 2011
    Horphag Research Nutrition, a subsidiary of Horphag Research, has introduced Salty-R, a natural and cost-effective salt enhancer designed to help reduce sodium in food while maintaining great taste. Salty-R can reduce salt by 25-35%, depending on the…

  • Large-Scale Study to Document Immune-Boosting Properties of Probiotics

    October 10, 2011
    Denmark-based Chr. Hansen has launched the largest probiotic immune study of its kind to further substantiate the scientific documentation behind its probiotic strains. Ultimately, the objective is to prove that consuming probiotics will help people…

  • Schiff Nutrition International: Shane Durkee

    October 10, 2011
    Schiff Nutrition International, Salt Lake City, UT, has appointed Shane Durkee, senior vice president, Research and Development. He will assist in advancing the growth strategy of building premium brands, leading innovation, expanding the channel and…

  • Merastin Reduces Body Weight, Hip and Waist Size

    October 10, 2011
    Merastin, a proprietary blend of two plant extracts—Sphaeranthus indicus flower heads and Garcinia mangostana fruit rind—from InterHealth Nutraceuticals, significantly reduced body weight, waist and hip size in two weeks, according to res…

  • Actazin

    October 10, 2011
    Stratum Nutrition, has introduced Actazin, a standardized kiwifruit supplement ingredient for digestive regularity. This new ingredient comes from the superior New Zealand green kiwifruit, which has been shown to support digestive health by promoting…

  • Nutra Rinse Mouthwash

    October 10, 2011
    Vitamin Mineral Shop LLC, Clinton Township, MI, has launched Nutra Rinse Mouthwash, an alcohol-free product that contains a natural nutritional blend of: herbal extracts, including green tea, echinacea, goldenseal and olive leaf; essential oils, incl…

  • Chr. Hansen Partners with Amino Up to Develop Formulations

    October 10, 2011
    Looking to create clinically-documented products that address areas such as immune health and weight management, Chr. Hansen A/S, Hoersholm, Denmark, has entered into a five-year partnership agreement with Amino Up Chemical Co. Ltd., Sapporo, Japan.…

  • Horphag Research Nutrition: Markus Beba, David Johnston

    October 10, 2011
    In launching its new Horphag Research Nutrition division, Horphag Research, Geneva, Switzerland, has named Markus Beba, vice president, Sales and Business Development and David Johnston, vice president, Technical Development. Both previously worked w…

  • Horphag Research Launches Nutrition Company

    October 10, 2011
    Horphag Research, Geneva, Switzerland, has launched Horphag Research Nutrition, a new division that will focus on the growing opportunities for Pycnogenol, its flagship ingredient, in the functional food and beverage sector as well as developing othe…

  • Supplement Users Obtain More Nutrients from Food than Non-Users

    October 10, 2011
    People who take dietary supplements often get more nutrients from food than non-supplement users, and may be getting too much of certain minerals, according to research published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.