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By Dr. A. Elizabeth Sloan, Sloan Trends
Published May 1, 2012
With all the talk about gut health, it’s surprising that the nutraceutical industry has not given more attention to America’s #1 complaint—digestive regularity and constipation.    According to the National Institute of Di… Read More »
Word From Wall Street: Are We on the Verge of Significant Consolidation?
By Adam Ismail, Executive director of the Global Organization for EPA and DHA Omega-3s (GOED)
Published May 1, 2012
M&A activity is on the rise in the supplement market. Read More »
Ingredients for Mood Support
By Joanna Cosgrove and Rebecca Wright, Online Editor and Editor
Published May 1, 2012
Research lends credence to the use of several nutraceuticals for depression and anxiety. Read More »
The Next Chapter in Sports Nutrition
By Janica Lane, Partner, Partnership Capital Growth Advisors
Published May 1, 2012
The category continues to wield enormous power in the dietary supplement market, so where will it go from here? The sky’s the limit. Read More »
An Interview with Jingshi Joe Zhou
By Sheldon Baker
Published May 1, 2012
Jingshi Joe Zhou is the CEO and co-founder of TSI Group Ltd. in Shanghai, China, established in 1996.TSI Group is a Hong Kong registered global researcher, developer and manufacturer of ingredients and finished products with offices in the US, EU, Australia, Japan, and China.The North American division is based in Missoula, MT. Prior to co-founding TSI, Joe was a senior research scientist at both Amway and Avon. He has an educational background in both China and the United States, and has received advanced degrees in chemical engineering, chemistry, and industrial pharmacy. Read More »
Cannabis and Cancer Treatment
By Joanna Cosgrove, Online Editor
Published April 30, 2012
Cannabis Science moves forward with IND process as a topical cannabis product proves successful in skin cancer treatment. Read More »
Published April 27, 2012
HP Ingredients, Bradenton, FL, has obtained U.S. patent #8,084,495 B2 for ParActin. The patent is titled “Composition of Labdane diterpenes extracted from Andrographis paniculata, useful for the treatment of autoimmune diseases, and Alzheimer D… Read More »
An Interview with Dr. Cathy Rosenbaum
By Sheldon Baker
Published April 27, 2012
Cathy Rosenbaum PharmD, MBA, RPh is a holistic clinical pharmacist and founder and CEO of Rx Integrative Solutions, a private consulting practice in holistic medicine. She is a traditionally trained pharmacist who also focuses on body mind and spiritual (holistic) interventions for healing. Dr. Rosenbaum bases her traditional and non-traditional health and medicine recommendations on a review of published medical clinical literature integrating both professional worlds, and honors the patient/physician relationship with the physician at the helm of the team. Dr. Rosenbaum hosts the weekly talk radio show called Your Holistic Health on WMKV 89.3 FM www.wmkvfm.org (www.FaithandFriendsRadio.com). For more information about Dr. Rosenbaum’s professional philosophy and personalized consultations in person or via telephone/Skype, visit www.rxintegrativesolutions.com. Read More »
Published April 26, 2012
Immunel from Sterling Technology is a low molecular weight colostrum fraction that can rapidly mobilize and activate cells to support specific immune defense mechanisms, according to two published research papers in the journal Preventive Medicine.… Read More »
Published April 26, 2012
Cactus Botanics has has extended its line of myricetin, a potent flavonoid derivative of Chinese bayberry bark (Myrica cerifera) to accommodate a global spike in demand following a flurry of independent research in 2011 and 2012. The company’… Read More »
Published April 26, 2012
ConsumerLab.com has conducted an extensive review of prostate supplements containing saw palmetto and/or beta-sitosterol and has determined that few were likely to reduce the symptoms of prostate enlargement in men.  While investigating the evi… Read More »
Published April 26, 2012
U.K.- based Provexis plc has recruited sports nutrition academic Dr. James Morton to its specialist Science in Sport (SiS) business. In his role as senior sports nutritionist, Dr. Morton will focus on endurance sports, and communicating the benefit… Read More »
Published April 26, 2012
An affiliate of Sun Capital Partners, Inc., a private investment firm, has acquired CornerStone Research & Development, Inc., a global contract manufacturer of vitamins and dietary supplements, from Mitsui & Co., Inc. CornerStone is a &ldqu… Read More »
Published April 25, 2012
A protein-rich breakfast plays a key role increasing satiety and energy, and according to new research presented at IFT Wellness 12 in Chicago, IL, it should be an essential breakfast component for school-aged children, as it does a better job of i… Read More »
Published April 25, 2012
In new research published in the April Journal of Food Science, analyses of the first known public database compiling reports on food fraud and economically motivated adulteration in food highlights the most fraud-prone ingredients in the food supp… Read More »
Published April 25, 2012
Consumers have good levels of vitamins A and D and folate, but fall short in other areas. Read More »
Published April 25, 2012
It seems like just yesterday natural and organic was the hot ticket, but local is quickly becoming a consumer favorite, as locally-sourced products are becoming more popular at grocery stores and restaurants alike. According to recent Mintel resear… Read More »
Published April 25, 2012
Consumers are ready for healthier alternatives but companies have yet to fulfill this demand. Read More »
Published April 25, 2012
GOED puts new study in perspective, viewing it as a positive step for omega 3s in terms of the science. Read More »
Published April 25, 2012
Consumption of 100% fruit juice is closely linked to improved nutrient adequacy among 2-18 year olds, according to new research published in Public Health Nutrition. The new study from researchers at the Louisiana State University Agricultural Cent… Read More »
Published April 25, 2012
A sluggish economy has seemingly had little influence on consumer supplement purchasing habits, according to the most recent consumer survey by the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), Washington, D.C., which found more than 71% of consumers continued to buy supplements despite the economic downturn. Read More »
Published April 25, 2012
In what’s been called its largest acquisition ever, Nestlé has agreed to acquire Pfizer Nutrition for $11.85 billion (USD) to enhance its position in global infant nutrition. The acquisition, which is subject to regulatory approval, will… Read More »
Published April 24, 2012
The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) and the Food Marketing Institute (FMI) are embarking on a joint mission to remind pharmacists about their legal obligations when selling dietary supplements in a retail setting by adding an insert page spec… Read More »
Satiety Pudding Put to the Test
By Joanna Cosgrove, Online Editor
Published April 23, 2012
NEWtritious begins clinical study of its Kherb Appeal appetite suppressant pudding. Read More »
Sheraton Adds Color to its Guest Plates
By Joanna Cosgrove, Online Editor
Published April 19, 2012
Hotel chain launches 'Color Your Plate' balanced meal options menu. Read More »
Published April 17, 2012
Activity in the diverse prepared sauces market is heating up. Spanninga wide range of different product types, including pasta sauces, cooking sauces, bottled and table sauces and condiments,and salad sauces and dressings, market research from Innova… Read More »
Published April 16, 2012
Salt Lake City, UT-based Schiff Nutrition International, Inc., has acquired Airborne, Inc., for $150 million in cash, according to a press release issued by Schiff.  “Schiff is focused on building premium brands and leading innovation,&rd… Read More »
Published April 13, 2012
Beyond traditional granola bars, food bars have created niche opportunities in many market categories spanning breakfast, meal replacement and snack bars. According to a new Packaged Facts report, the $5.7 billion U.S. retail market for food bars can be split into two broad categories: cereal/granola bars and energy/nutrition bars. Read More »
An Interview with Marc St-Onge
By Sheldon Baker
Published April 13, 2012
Marc St-Onge is the founder and CEO of Ascenta. He is a renowned expert in the field of omega-3 and formulator of the Ascenta product line. St-Onge passionately pursues the goal of establishing Ascenta as a world leader in health, environmental stewardship and social responsibility. He has a Bachelor of Science degree from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Read More »
Published April 12, 2012
A protein-rich breakfast plays a key role increasing satiety and energy, and according to new research presented at IFT Wellness 12 in Chicago, IL, it should be an essential breakfast component for school-aged children, as it does a better job of increasing fullness and decreasing caloric intake at later meals. Read More »
Boosting Chemotherapy with Antioxidants
By Joanna Cosgrove, Online Editor
Published April 12, 2012
NIH study finds certain antioxidants are capable of killing treatment-resistant cancer cells. Read More »
Published April 10, 2012
A meta-analysis published online late yesterday by the Archives of Internal Medicine has been panned as “limited” and “inaccurate” by industry trade associations. The study, titled “Efficacy of Omega-3 Fatty Acid Supplem… Read More »
Published April 10, 2012
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) must reconsider imposing the pre-market approval paradigm of food additives to dietary supplements as proposed in its New Dietary Ingredient (NDI) Draft Guidance, according to a commentary by the Council for Respons… Read More »
Published April 9, 2012
The global market for Whole Grain and High Fiber Foods is forecast to reach US$27.6 billion by the year 2017, according to a new study from Global Industry Analysts (GIA). Read More »
Published April 9, 2012
In new research published in the April Journal of Food Science, analyses of the first known public database compiling reports on food fraud and economically motivated adulteration in food highlight the most fraud-prone ingredients in the food supply; analytical detection methods; and the type of fraud reported. Based on a review of records from scholarly journals, the top seven adulterated ingredients in the database are olive oil, milk, honey, saffron, orange juice, coffee, and apple juice. Read More »
Published April 2, 2012
According to the Second National Report on Biochemical Indicators of Diet and Nutrition, released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the US population has good levels of vitamins A and D and folate in the body, but some groups still need to increase their levels of vitamin D and iron. Read More »
P&G Pens a New Chapter
Published April 2, 2012
The acquisition of VT-based New Chapter opens the door for P&G’s foray into the dietary supplement market. Read More »
The Stage is Set…
By Sean Moloughney, Associate Editor
Published April 2, 2012
I began my education in the field of health and wellness when I came to work for this magazine four years ago. I hadn’t heard the term “nutraceuticals” before that time, and it took a while for lingo like “randomized, double-b… Read More »
Published April 2, 2012
Demand for aseptic packaging in the U.S. is projected to expand 8% per year to $5.1 billion in 2015, well above the overall packaging average, according to a new study from The Freedonia Group, Inc., a Cleveland, OH-based industry market research fir… Read More »
Published April 2, 2012
According to a new report published by Transparency Market Research, the global baby food and pediatric nutrition market is estimated to be $38 billion in 2011 and expected to reach $41.5 billion in 2012, further reaching nearly $64.7 billion at a CA… Read More »
Published April 2, 2012
Total retail sales of soymilk, almond milk, rice milk and other plant milks reached $1.3 billion in 2011, according to “Dairy Alternative Beverages in the U.S.,” a recently released report from market research firm Packaged Facts, Rockvil… Read More »
Published April 2, 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. The survey went… Read More »
Published April 2, 2012
Reports indicate opportunities for long-term success. Read More »
Published April 2, 2012
Innova Market Insights assesses emerging opportunities. Read More »
Published April 2, 2012
Two-thirds of U.S. grocery shoppers bought a food or beverage for a specific health concern in the past year. Read More »
Published April 2, 2012
The New York Times published an article on March 13 quoting Matts Johnasen, executive vice president of sales and marketing for Aker BioMarine Antarctic AS on the subject of krill sustainability. The article covered the recent history of the krill fi… Read More »
Published April 1, 2012
Nutraceutical: Walnuts Indication: Memory Source: J Alzheimer's Dis, February 20, 2012; [Epub ahead of print] Research: This cross-sectional study evaluated whether antioxidant-rich foods from the Mediterranean diet were associated with better… Read More »
Published April 1, 2012
Nutraceutical: Omega 3s, B vitamins Indication: Cancer prevention Source: Arch Intern Med, February 13, 2012; [Epub ahead of print]: doi:10.1001/archinternmed.2011.1450 Research: Researchers investigated the effects of B vitamin and/or omega 3 fat… Read More »
Published April 1, 2012
Nutraceutical: Omega 3s and vitamins Indication: Brain shrinkage Source: Neurology, December 28, 2011; [Epub ahead of print] Research: This study involved 104 people with an average age of 87 and very few risk factors for memory and thinking probl… Read More »
Published April 1, 2012
In mid-March, Dateline NBC aired a segment on “dry labbing,” which focused on testing in the dietary supplement industry. Dry labbing is the practice of supplying fictional results in lieu of performing appropriate analytical tests.  … Read More »
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