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  • Men and Veggie Consumption: Cracking the Code

    Men and Veggie Consumption: Cracking the Code

    Joanna Cosgrove, Online Editor || September 20, 2012
    Men inherently eat less vegetables than women and the reason seems to boil down to basic psychology.

  • How One Company Preserved the "Biotic" in Probiotic

    September 18, 2012
    By: Greg Bonfilio The term "probiotic," as we know, means "for life." But how many probiotic bacteria are dead upon delivery? These delicate yet robust microorganisms need to be alive and viable so they can sett…

  • Solid Growth and Diverse Demographics for Vitamins and Supplements

    September 18, 2012
    Throughout the recession and its aftermath of frugal spending, the nutritional supplements market has held steady as Americans embraced supplements as less costly alternatives to pure-play medical options such as doctor visits and prescription medica…

  • Sizing Up the Gluten Free Consumer

    Sizing Up the Gluten Free Consumer

    Joanna Cosgrove, Online Editor || September 17, 2012
    The prevalence of gluten free products has expanded exponentially in recent years. Can the growth be maintained or is the market about to pop?

  • What Can Superfruit Juice Learn From RTD Tea?

    Diana Cowland, Health and Wellness Analyst, Euromonitor International || September 15, 2012
    Superfruits are associated with health, anti-aging and even healing properties due to their high antioxidant content. Berries, for example, which witnessed a rapid ascent into the superfruit arena, have been primarily propelled by their high content…

  • The Perils of Proposition 37

    Steven Allen, Nutrition Capital Network || September 15, 2012
    The State of California is famous for unusual ballot initiatives. This November voters will be asked to pronounce on a measure requiring food companies to label any product sold in the state with the words “Partially Produced with Genetic Engin…

  • Nutrition Policy, Nutrition Information, Nutrition Data

    Michael McBurney, PhD, Head of Scientific Affairs at DSM Nutritional Products LLC || September 15, 2012
    What is the link between these three terms? Governments establish policies, which hopefully create opportunities to promote nutrition, physical activity and health. In the U.S., the Dietary Guidelines for Americans are the cornerstone of federal nutr…

  • Superba Krill Oil Study Plan for Brain Benefits

    September 13, 2012
    A third meeting has been conducted with the Aker BioMarine Science Board (ASB) in Ålesund, Norway, and after discussion with leading neuroscientists, the company aims to fund a study on the neuroprotective health effects of krill oil. The Board…

  • Vitamin C, Beta-Carotene May Protect Against Alzheimer’s

    September 13, 2012
    About 700,000 Germans are afflicted with the forgetfulness, disorientation and reduced mental capacity of Alzheimer's disease. Recent research out of the University of Ulm and led by epidemiologist Professor Gabriele Nagel and neurologist Profess…

  • NattoPharma’s Natural Crystallized MenaQ7

    September 13, 2012
    NattoPharma, Oslo, Norway, international supplier of MenaQ7 and leader in the health effects of vitamin K-2, has announced it will expand its portfolio as a result of extended research and development, which led the ingredient innovator to develop ne…

  • Omega 3s Under Fire

    Omega 3s Under Fire

    Joanna Cosgrove, Online Editor || September 13, 2012
    JAMA, ConsumerLab voice concerns about omega 3s, while industry associations rebuff the criticism.

  • Industry Discounts JAMA Omega-3 Meta-Analysis

    September 11, 2012
    The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) has issued a statement urging consumers not to be swayed by the meta-analysis titled “Association Between Omega-3 Fatty Acid Supplementation and Risk of Major Cardiovascular Disease Events” publ…

  • Enzymotec presents Clinical Trials Strategy for Its Infant Nutrition Ingredients

    September 11, 2012
    Enzymotec Ltd., Kfar Baruch, Israel, has announced an approved strategy for clinical trials of its lipid-based ingredient line for infant nutrition. This plan is part of a business development strategy to develop and market directly or through i…

  • Krill Oil Reduces Fat Levels in Blood

    September 11, 2012
    Aker BioMarine, Oslo, Norway, has announced a new study in the European Journal of Nutrition on krill oil and its effects on the disturbed lipid metabolism in a mouse model of chronic inflammation. Researchers from University of Bergen, Norway have s…

  • Trial Tests If Oral Probiotics Can Help Infant Colic

    September 11, 2012
    A Double-blind, placebo-controlled randomized trial in Melbourne, Australia, entitled The Baby Biotics Trial, aims to see if supplementation of the probiotic Lactobacillus reuteri DSM 179838 is effective in reducing crying in infants less than 3 mont…

  • Researchers Treat MRSA with Vitamin B3

    September 11, 2012
    A new study from the Journal of Clinical Investigation points to vitamin B3 as a potential way to treat serious staph infections, or MRSA. Physicians at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles and the Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State Universi…

  • Dietary Vitamin D Found to Delay the Onset of Alzheimer's Disease

    September 10, 2012
    High dietary intake of vitamin D has been associated with a lower risk of developing Alzheimer's disease among older women, according to a new study published in the Journal of Gerontology: Medical Science. Operating on the hypothesis that low vi…

  • EHPM welcomes Italy Decree on Botanicals in Supplements

    September 7, 2012
    The Brussels-based European trade association EHPM has hailed Italy’s recently adopted Decree on the use of plant and botanical substances and preparations in food supplements. The Decree, which was published in the official gazette on July 21s…

  • Algal DHA Contributes to Better Reading and Behavior in School Children

    September 7, 2012
    Increased dietary intake of algal DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) in school-aged children with low reading levels demonstrated “significant improvements” in reading performance and behavior, according to a new clinical study conducted at the U…

  • An Interview with Audrey Holocher

    An Interview with Audrey Holocher

    Sheldon Baker || September 7, 2012
    Audrey Holocheris president and founder of storied research inc. Holocher’s professional experience is multi-storied. She draws from the fields of narrative consulting, qualitative market research, branding, advertising, and the social, physical and life sciences. In her work as a consultant to branding and advertising agencies, she has worked with numerous Fortune 500 companies.

  • NPD Group: Only 20% of Healthy Adults are Actually Healthy Eaters

    September 7, 2012
    Consistently eight out of ten U.S. adults describe themselves as “extremely healthy” or “very healthy,” but only one-in-five adults have what is considered to be a “most healthy” diet and 65% of adults’ body…

  • Tracking the Visual Impact of Nutrition Labels

    Tracking the Visual Impact of Nutrition Labels

    Joanna Cosgrove, Online Editor || September 6, 2012
    Researchers monitor the amount of attention consumers pay to nutrition labels and offer insights on how labels can continue to evolve.

  • Forskohlii Power for Weight Management

    Forskohlii Power for Weight Management

    September 5, 2012
    Twinlab Corporation, American Fork, UT, and Nature’s Herbs, Merritt, B.C., Canada, have introduced Forskohlii Power, a new natural weight management supplement. Researchers report that forskohlin, the key constituent in Coleus forskohlii,…

  • Ingredients by Nature Receives GMP Registration

    September 5, 2012
    Ingredients by Nature, a manufacturer of citrus bioflavonoids and toll services, has received GMP Registration from NSF International, after successfully completing a rigorous Good Manufacturing Practices audit at its facilities in Montclair, CA. &qu…

  • Debating the Worth of Organic Food

    September 5, 2012
    New research picked up and publicized by the national news has added more fuel to the fiery organic versus non-organic food debate. The research, conducted by Stanford University and published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, systematically review…

  • Experts Weigh In On Safety Of Calcium Supplementation

    September 4, 2012
    According to a panel of experts during the second annual Advances and Controversies in Clinical Nutrition conference hosted by the American Society for Nutrition (ASN), Bethesda, MD, little scientific evidence exists linking calcium supplementation w…

  • Study Shows Probiotics Support Immune Response in Adults

    September 4, 2012
    Howaru Protect, part of the DuPont Danisco range of probiotics, has released details on a human clinical trial in Australia showing that the positive immune response in children treated with probiotics could also be observed in adults. The study recr…

  • Herbal Dietary Supplement Retail Sales Up 4.5% in 2011

    September 4, 2012
    Sales of herbal dietary supplements in the United States increased by 4.5% in 2011, reaching a total estimated figure of nearly $5.3 billion (USD), according to new report published in the current issue of HerbalGram, the nonprofit Ame…

  • High Doses of Vitamin D Speed Tuberculosis Recovery

    September 4, 2012
    In the decades before antibiotics became generally available, sunshine was used to treat tuberculosis, and patients were often sent to clinics to soak up the sun's healing rays. Now, for the first time scientists have shown how and why heliothera…

  • Zinc Monograph

    September 3, 2012
    Zinc is necessary for the functioning of more than 300 different enzymes and plays a vital role in a large number of biological processes.

  • Cereal: The Complete Story

    Cereal: The Complete Story

    Joanna Cosgrove, Online Editor || September 3, 2012
    Kellogg research presentation outlines the health benefits of starting the day with a bowl of cereal.

  • MarketWatch

    September 1, 2012
    Food-to-Personal-Care Continuum Analyzed Antioxidants are featured in a diversity of consumer packaged goods (CPGs)—from granola bars to vitamin shakes to detox skincare. According to a new report from New York, NY-based Packaged Facts, &ldquo…

  • 2012 Beauty Ingredients Directory

    September 1, 2012
    Suppliers share ingredient offerings suitable for both topical and oral formulations.

  • Leading Dermatologists Answer Your Anti-Aging Questions

    September 1, 2012
    Happi’s Anti-Aging Conference & Tabletop Exhibition is set for Sept. 18 & 19, 2012 at the Hyatt Regency, New Brunswick, NJ.

  • Cosmeceuticals & Antioxidants: Perfect Together

    David Sprinkle, Publisher & Research Director, Packaged Facts || September 1, 2012
    Using Mother Nature as inspriation, cosmeceutical marketers are pursuing antioxidant vitamins, minerals and other plant-based ingredients to bolster product lines.

  • Natural Personal Care Trends

    Darrin Duber-Smith & Mason Rubin, Contributing Writers || September 1, 2012
    Mother Nature delivers the goods and smart marketers cash in.

  • Doctors’ Orders

    Tom Branna, VP/Editorial Director, Happi || September 1, 2012
    The link between nutrition and healthy skin has never been stronger. Here’s what leading dermatologists have to say about what people eat and how it affects their appearance.

  • Zarbee’s: One of the Fastest Growing Cough/Cold Brands

    Zarbee’s: One of the Fastest Growing Cough/Cold Brands

    September 1, 2012
    In 2008 FDA investigated the wide use of dextromethorphan (DM) used in children’s cough syrups, and determined it was unsafe for children ages four and under. The controversial ingredient has since been rejected by the American Academy of Ped…

  • The Brain Benefits Of Omega 3s Questioned

    September 1, 2012
    The Global Organization for EPA and DHA Omega-3s (GOED), Salt Lake City, UT, wasted no time in reacting to the mid-June publication of negative omega 3 findings in Cochrane Database Systematic Review. The researchers had concluded, “Direct…

  • Weight Loss Ingredient Portfolio

    September 1, 2012
    The following ingredients were submitted by those who responded to our feature on Weight Loss. For many more, please consult your annual Nutraceuticals World Buyers’ Guide (the latest version will be out in December) or visit our Weight Management/Loss Knowledge Center online:

  • Consumers Still Confused About Losing Weight

    September 1, 2012
    Despite the amount of information available on weight management, new research from HealthFocus, St. Petersburg, FL, shows that a wide disconnect continues to hamper weight loss efforts. The study, titled “Actionable Solutions for Overweight…

  • Getting Ahead of the Curve: Mental/Healthy Aging

    Dr. A. Elizabeth Sloan || September 1, 2012
      Reducing the risk of serious diseases later in life, maintaining proper mental function and mobility are the highest health priorities associated with aging. “Retaining mental sharpness as I age” is the #1 health concern con…

  • Omega 3s: Cognitive decline

    September 1, 2012
    Nutraceutical: Omega 3s   Indication: Cognitive decline   Source: Database Syst Rev, Jun 13, 2012; 6:CD005379.   Research: The objective of this study was to assess the effects of omega 3 PUFA supplementation for the prevent…

  • Antioxidants: Pancreatic cancer

    September 1, 2012
    Nutraceutical(s): Antioxidants   Indication: Pancreatic cancer   Source: Gut, July 23, 2012; [Epub ahead of print]   Research: The objective of this study was to determine whether the dietary antioxidants vitamins C and E, s…

  • Quality Focus: Sourcing Quality Ingredients from Abroad

    Dr. Paula Brown & Gary Leong || September 1, 2012
    Recently, while assisting a company struggling to source consistently high quality ingredients from abroad, I came across an article in the March 2011 issue of Pharmafocus entitled “Sourcing Quality from Abroad” by Gary Leong of Canada&…

  • Business Insights: The Emerging Market for Medical Foods

    Business Insights: The Emerging Market for Medical Foods

    Gregory Stephens, RD, President of Windrose Partners, || September 1, 2012
    Over the past few months there has been quite a bit of activity in the medical foods market. Indeed, industry reports are reflecting consistent and sustainable growth in this multibillion-dollar health and wellness segment. Major pharmaceutical com…

  • Immune Support: Playing Good Defense

    Immune Support: Playing Good Defense

    Lisa Olivo, Associate Editor || September 1, 2012
    Trends show an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

  • 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.

  • All Grown Up... Well, Almost…

    Rebecca Wright, Editor || September 1, 2012
    My oldest niece headed off to college last month and she already knows what she wants to be when she grows up. In fact, she told me—without hesitation—she wants a job in the medical research field. Can you believe that? I remember when…