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  • Integrated Nutritional Solutions

    September 7, 2011
    Sabinsa Manufacturing, a division of Sabinsa Corporation, has introduced Integrated Nutritional Composites (INC), bi-layered, multi-release nutritional compositions targeting specific health maintenance needs. These compositions deliver stable dosage…

  • Sugar-Free and Gluten-Free Gummy Vitamins

    September 7, 2011
    Hero Nutritionals LLC, San Clemente, CA, has introduced sugar-free gummy multi-vitamins for children and adults. For adults, the new Slice of Life Sugar Free Gummy Multi-Vitamin delivers a full-spectrum of essential nutrients to meet their complex nu…

  • Thorne Bariatric

    September 7, 2011
    Thorne Research, Inc., Dover, ID, has launched Thorne Bariatric, a line of dietary supplements for individuals who will undergo bariatric surgery, and individuals who have had bariatric surgery and need nutritional support to help maintain weight los…

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    September 7, 2011
    Balance Bar, Valhalla, NY, has launched nimble, a nutrition/energy bar for women that contains antioxidants, beta-carotene and 10 mg of FloraGLO lutein, as well as protein (10 grams), fiber (5 grams), calcium, iron, folate, and vitamins D and B6. The…

  • Bioperine Improves Bioavailability of Resveratrol

    September 7, 2011
    A study published in Molecular Nutrition & Food Research (Special Issue: Resveratrol – Current Status and Outlook) found the absorption of resveratrol was increased significantly when combined with piperine (black pepper extract). The resve…

  • Solathin

    September 7, 2011
    Cyvex Nutrition and Solanic have formed a global distribution alliance for the dietary and weight management supplement SolaThin. This alliance will streamline global operations, with Cyvex assuming all duties relating to the supplement's sales,…

  • Confectionery Market Buoyed By New Concepts & Innovation

    September 7, 2011
    According to Innova Market Insights, based in the Netherlands, the confectionery market was the leading food and drinks sector in terms of global launch activity in the first half of 2011.

  • The Most Important Meal of the Day

    The Most Important Meal of the Day

    Joanna Cosgrove || September 5, 2011
    Kellogg consumer survey exposes breakfast attitudes and behaviors.

  • NPA Responds to Criticism of Dietary Supplements

    September 2, 2011
    Responding to a recent story about dietary supplements in the New York Times, Natural Products Association (NPA), Washington, D.C., executive director and CEO John Gay defended current regulations and responsible industry.

  • Fat Fighting Strategies

    Fat Fighting Strategies

    Sean Moloughney, Associate Editor || September 1, 2011
    The collective weight of the world has become unbearably burdensome, and the ripple effect could be felt for another generation.

  • Up & Coming Markets: Mining the Mega Market Re-Direction

    Up & Coming Markets: Mining the Mega Market Re-Direction

    Dr. A. Elizabeth Sloan, President, Sloan Trends Inc. || September 1, 2011
    It’s anything but business as usual in the market these days, so understanding the new rules, roles and market boundaries consumers are imposing on supplements, functional foods/beverages and natural remedies will be the key to future success.

  • Medical Nutrition Market Emerging

    September 1, 2011
    A small number of products for specific diseases have been introduced over the years, but companies have only recently started to focus on the specific nutritional requirements of patients with different diseases in depth. A new report from Business…

  • Nestlé Health Science Partners with Vital Foods

    September 1, 2011
    Focused on digestive health issues, Switzerland-based Nestlé Health Science has become a strategic investor in New Zealand-based Vital Foods, taking a minority stake in the company. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Nestlé…

  • Associations Oppose Supplement Labeling Bill

    September 1, 2011
    The Natural Products Association (NPA), Washington, D.C., has launched a grassroots campaign to oppose the “Dietary Supplement Labeling Act” recently introduced in Congress by Senator Richard Durbin (D-IL). NPA is urging its more than 190…

  • Heart Health & Fiber Drive Consumers to Health Products

    September 1, 2011
    More consumers are being proactive and looking for healthy ingredients.

  • FDA Releases NDI Draft Guidance

    September 1, 2011
    Trade associations respond, requesting an extended comment period.

  • Pfizer to Sell Nutrition Business

    September 1, 2011
    In early July, Pfizer, New York, NY, announced plans to spin off its animal and nutrition units. At the time, the company said it was considering options including, among others, a full or partial separation of each of these businesses from Pfizer th…

  • Research Confirms Presence of Lutein in Infant Brain

    September 1, 2011
    Preliminary research has demonstrated for the first time that lutein, an important phytonutrient that supports eye health, is the predominant carotenoid present in key areas of the infant brain, including areas that regulate overall brain function, c…

  • ‘All Shook Up’

    Rebecca Wright || September 1, 2011
    As I sat down to write my editorial for this issue, a 5.9 magnitude earthquake hit the East Coast. Earthquakes are rare in this neck of the woods but they do happen. Anyway, it got me thinking about the nutraceuticals market and how it has experience…

  • Nutra3 Complex: Exploring New Frontiers in Oral Strip Technology

    Nutra3 Complex: Exploring New Frontiers in Oral Strip Technology

    Rebecca Wright || September 1, 2011
    Pleasantville, NJ-based NutraFood Science Delivery System, Inc. (NSDS) has been working tirelessly with nutraceutical customers for the last year to create the perfect delivery system.

  • Gnosis: Forging Ahead in Fermentation

    Gnosis: Forging Ahead in Fermentation

    Rebecca Wright || September 1, 2011
    Gnosis, Desio, Italy, owns and operates two pharmaceutical cGMP-approved manufacturing facilities located in Southern Italy and Switzerland.

  • Nutraceuticals Multiverse: A Real Class Act(ion)

    Nutraceuticals Multiverse: A Real Class Act(ion)

    Anthony Almada || September 1, 2011
    What if ‘consumer’ class action suits achieved more than just consumer redress?

  • Aventis Buys Indian Nutraceutical Business

    August 29, 2011
    Aventis Pharma Ltd, a unit of the $44 billion French pharmaceutical giant Sanofi-Aventis, has plans to acquire Universal Medicare Pvt Ltd’s marketing and distribution business of branded nutraceutical formulations in India.

  • A Meeting of the Minds

    A Meeting of the Minds

    Joanna Cosgrove || August 29, 2011
    Senator Orrin Hatch’s town hall meeting had a decidedly NDI-flavored focus.

  • Cereal’s Confusing Claims

    Cereal’s Confusing Claims

    Joanna Cosgrove || August 25, 2011
    Yale researchers call for greater government regulation on misleading health claims in the cereal aisle.

  • CLA Market to Reach Nearly $200 Million by 2017

    August 24, 2011
    One of the most prominent nutritional and dietary supplements gaining impetus globally is conjugated linoleic acid (CLA), perceived as a panacea for several modern-day ills, according to a new report from Global Industry Analysts, Inc. titled “Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA): A Global Strategic Business Report.”

  • Low DHA Levels Tied to Suicide Risk Among U.S. Military

    August 24, 2011
    A new study suggests that low levels of the highly unsaturated omega 3 essential fatty acids—DHA in particular—may be associated with increased risk of suicide.

  • Fatty Acids Offer Individual, Collective Benefits

    August 22, 2011
    Individual and total omega 3 fatty acid concentrations are associated with lower incidence of congestive heart failure in older adults, according to a new study funded by the National Institutes of Health.

  • It Takes a City

    It Takes a City

    Joanna Cosgrove || August 22, 2011
    Major Iowa city puts Embria Health Sciences' immune health supplement to the test.

  • An Interview with Dan Murray

    An Interview with Dan Murray

    Sheldon Baker || August 19, 2011
    Dan Murray is vice president of business development at Xsto Solutions, LLC, based in Morristown, NJ, but resides in Atlanta, GA. XSTO’s core focus is bringing a small number of new science-supported nutritional ingredients to the functional food and dietary supplement markets across North America. XSTO personnel have successfully and profitably launched new products, driving sales by acting as U.S.-based sales and marketing partners.

  • Healthy Vending Trends

    Healthy Vending Trends

    Joanna Cosgrove || August 18, 2011
    New report illuminates the challenges and opportunities.

  • JISSN Highest Rated Sports Nutrition Journal

    August 17, 2011
    The Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition (JISSN), an open-access peer-reviewed journal published by BioMed Central, has received an official Impact Factor of 2.68, according to a Journal Citation Report (JCR), placing the JISSN as…

  • Ayush Herbs Designated EQP Gold Partner

    August 17, 2011
    Ayush Herbs, Redmond, WA, recently received designation as an Emerson Quality Program (EQP) Gold partner, a quality assurance program for the nutritional supplements industry. The EQP identifies and verifies manufacturers with a commitment to quality…

  • Metabolic Technologies Partners with TSI Health Sciences

    August 17, 2011
    Looking to develop and commercialize new, innovative ingredients, Metabolic Technologies, Inc. (MTI), Ames, IA, has partnered with TSI Health Sciences, Missoula, MT. MTI develops credible, safe and effective nutritional products while TSI Health Scie…

  • Sabinsa Corporation: Dr. Reza Kamarei

    August 16, 2011
    Dr. Reza Kamarei has joined Sabinsa Corporation, East Windsor, NJ, as vice president of science and technology. He previously provided research and development and management consulting services to companies in the areas of functional ingredients, nu…

  • Rise Bars

    August 16, 2011
    Rise Bar, Escondido, CA, formerly known as Divine Foods, has rebranded its nutrition bar line, which includes new packaging, branding and design. The company has united the PranaBar and Boomi Bar brands under one Rise Bar umbrella. Boomi Bars will no…

  • Slimaluma Could Inhibit Hyperplastic Obesity

    August 16, 2011
    A study published in the journal Food & Nutrition Sciences indicates Slimaluma, a standardized extract of the plant Caralluma fimbriata, from Gencor Nutrients, has the potential to inhibit hyperplastic obesity by inhibiting pre-adipocyte cell div…

  • Cargill Looks to Acquire Animal Nutrition Leader

    August 15, 2011
    Cargill, Minneapolis, MN, has made a binding offer to acquire Provimi, the global animal nutrition company, for an enterprise value of €1.5 billion from Permira funds, the private equity firm which owns Provimi. Provimi has agreed, on an exclusive basis, to commence the necessary Works Council consultations and appropriate regulatory approvals.

  • Abbott Helps Moms Deal with Picky Eaters

    August 12, 2011
    Providing proper nutrition is one of the most important things moms can do to help kids grow and develop. However, a recent survey by Abbott, the makers of PediaSure nutritional shakes, revealed that getting kids to eat a balanced diet is just as challenging as getting them to do homework.

  • Omega 3 Products See Explosive Growth

    August 11, 2011
    Awareness of omega 3 fatty acids as among the most important nutrients for physical and mental health has reached critical mass, according to a new Packaged Facts report titled "Omega-3: Global Product Trends and Opportunities."

  • Interest Growing in Medical Nutrition Market

    August 8, 2011
    A small number of products for specific diseases have been introduced over the years, but companies have only recently started to focus on the specific nutritional requirements of patients with different diseases in depth.

  • Personalized Supplements for Food Intolerances

    Personalized Supplements for Food Intolerances

    Joanna Cosgrove || August 8, 2011
    Gemoscan’s Hemocode System helps Canadians live with specific food intolerances using a comprehensive yet personalized approach.

  • NAD Suggests Nu Century Modify or Discontinue Certain Claims

    August 5, 2011
    The National Advertising Division (NAD) of the Council of Better Business Bureaus (BBB) has recommended that Nu Century Herbs modify or discontinue certain claims for the company’s Resprin dietary supplement.

  • An Interview with John Gay

    An Interview with John Gay

    Sheldon Baker || August 5, 2011
    John Gay, CAE, is the executive director and CEO of the Natural Products Association (NPA), which represents more than 1900 members, accounting for over 10,000 retail, manufacturing, wholesale and distribution locations of natural products, including foods, dietary supplements and health/beauty aids. Mr. Gay supervises a staff of 14 in offices in Washington D.C. and Beijing, China, and oversees a $4 million budget.

  • Three Quarters of Consumers Believe Functional Foods Can Impact Health

    August 4, 2011
    Maintaining health and reducing risk of disease is at the forefront of many consumers’ minds as they age.

  • ConsumerLab.com Tests 3 Biggest Coconut Water Brands

    August 4, 2011
    Coconut water—the natural juice from green coconuts— is often touted as a natural alternative to sports drinks. But does it really deliver?

  • Sea Buckthorn: From Ancient Shrub to Modern Super Fruit

    Sea Buckthorn: From Ancient Shrub to Modern Super Fruit

    Joanna Cosgrove || August 4, 2011
    Used medicinally for centuries, the plant is enjoying new popularity resurgence in an industry still learning how to harness its potential.

  • Zone Labs Successfully Challenges Claims on Nordic Naturals Product

    August 2, 2011
    The National Advertising Division (NAD) of the Council of Better Business Bureaus (BBB) has recommended that California-based Nordic Naturals, Inc., discontinue certain claims for the company’s Ultimate Omega Sport 90 fish oil product.

  • Pfizer to Sell Nutrition Business

    August 1, 2011
    In early July, Pfizer, New York, NY, announced plans to sell or spin off its animal and nutrition units.

  • Healthy Vending Growth to Skyrocket

    August 1, 2011
    America’s massive vending market for foods and beverages may be static—at around $43 billion, according to Vending Times’ most recent “Annual Vending Industry Census”—and the “healthy” segment may account for only 4% of this total, but healthy vending’s rate of growth is firmly in double-digits, with some industry executives forecasting growth of as much as 50% per annum.