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  • We Really Are What We Eat

    We Really Are What We Eat

    Joanna Cosgrove, Online Editor || October 4, 2012
    Food Elitists and Food Realists: SAI identifies the complex relationship between food and social class in America.

  • Dietary Supplements: Structure/Function Claims Fail To Meet Federal Requirements

    October 3, 2012
    The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Office of Inspector General has issued a report warning that many weight loss and immune support supplements are illegally labeled and lack the scientific evidence warranted to use those structure/fu…

  • Fluxome Inc. Addresses Bankruptcy Rumors

    October 3, 2012
    In light of recent press, Fluxome A/S, Danish based parent to Fluxome, Inc., has issued a statement indicating it has recently filed for formal reconstruction. “This action was taken in part to preserve assets for its U.S. commercial operations…

  • EPA/DHA Omega-3 Products Market to Hit $35 Billion by 2016

    October 3, 2012
    In a new report titled “The Global Market for EPA/DHA Omega-3 Products,” Packaged Facts has projected that global consumer spending on EPA/DHA fortified products will jump from $25.4 billion in 2011 to $34.7 billion in 2016, for a compoun…

  • Biophytis Completes €2 Million EUR B Round Financing

    October 3, 2012
    In an effort to continue the development of its nutraceutical and drug pipeline, Biophytis, a research company that focuses on metabolic disorders and age-related diseases, has raised €2 million EUR ($2.6 million USD) in a B round. Metabrain Res…

  • Green Coffee Bean Extract with Svetol

    Green Coffee Bean Extract with Svetol

    October 2, 2012
    Private Label Nutraceuticals, Atlanta, GA, has developed Green Coffee Bean Extract with Svetol, following new formula recommendations announced on a popular daytime T.V. health and wellness program. According to new, highly publicized research, Sveto…

  • Frost & Sullivan Innovation Award for Phenolea Complex

    October 2, 2012
    Based on its recent analysis of the antioxidants market, Frost & Sullivan has recognized Italian company Phenofarmwith the 2012 Europe New Product Innovation Award for its extract Phenolea Complex. The product is set to address the European deman…

  • Standard Process Inc.: Logothetis, Bill

    October 2, 2012
    Standard Process Inc., Palmyra, WI, has hired Bill Logothetis as its customer service manager. Mr. Logothetis has more than 10 years of experience in customer service management, and will be responsible for overseeing the company’s customer ser…

  • Epax Receives Frost & Sullivan Product Differentiation Excellence Award

    October 2, 2012
    The Frost & Sullivan Product Differentiation Excellence Award has honored Oslo, Norway’s Epax for its condition-specific range of concentrated EPA/DHA omega 3 ingredient products and the company’s success in carving out a niche in a c…

  • Pinnaclife: Metz, Anna

    October 2, 2012
    Pinnaclife, Coralville, IA, has announced that Anna Metz, Pharm. D., has joined its research division as Pinnaclife's pharmacist. Ms. Metz received a Doctorate of Pharmacy degree from The University of Iowa College o…

  • Cocoa and Chocolate Monograph

    October 1, 2012
    Cocoa and chocolate are derived from the cacao bean (Theobroma cacao). Cacao is native to South America and has been grown in the tropics for at least 3000 years.

  • Vitamin E: Liver cancer

    October 1, 2012
    Nutraceutical: Vitamin E   Indication: Liver cancer   Source: J Natl Cancer Inst, August 8, 2012;104(15):1174-82.   Research: To determine the relationship between vitamin E intake and liver cancer risk researchers analyzed…

  • Vitamin D: Fractures in adults

    October 1, 2012
    Nutraceutical: Vitamin D   Indication: Fractures in adults   Source: NEJM, July 5, 2012;[Epub ahead of print]   Research: The meta-analysis, “A Pooled Analysis of Vitamin D Dose Requirements for Fracture Prevention,&rd…

  • Vitamin B6: Breast cancer

    October 1, 2012
    Nutraceutical: Vitamin B6   Indication: Breast cancer   Source: Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers, and Prevention, August 9, 2012;[Epub ahead of print] Research: Researchers examined the association of pre-diagnostic plasma concen…

  • Cocoa flavanols: Cognitive function

    October 1, 2012
    Nutraceutical(s): Cocoa flavanols   Indication: Cognitive function   Source: Hypertension, September 2012;60 (3):794-801.   Research: In this study, 90 elderly participants with mild cognitive impairment were randomized to d…

  • Algal DHA: Reading performance, working memory and behavior (children)

    October 1, 2012
    Nutraceutical: Algal DHA   Indication: Reading performance, working memory and behavior (children)   Source: PLoS ONE journal, September 6, 2012;[Epub ahead of print]   Research: The DOLAB Trial was a parallel group, fixed-d…

  • The Research Process: Building A Research Platform

    The Research Process: Building A Research Platform

    Douglas Kalman, PhD, MS, RD, CCRC, FACN || October 1, 2012
    Using the tax credits available to your business could substantially increase the bottom line.

  • Healthcare Practitioner Corner: The Dangerous Path to Cheesecake Healthcare

    Healthcare Practitioner Corner: The Dangerous Path to Cheesecake Healthcare

    Erik Goldman || October 1, 2012
    Should the conventional medical system function like a chain restaurant?

  • Metagenics Forms New Personalized Lifestyle Medicine Institute

    September 28, 2012
    Metagenics, Inc., a nutrigenomics and lifestyle medicine company focused on improving health and reversing chronic illness, has announced the foundation of a new organization, the Personalized Lifestyle Medicine Institute (PLMI). The not-for-profit o…

  • Thorne Research Looks Toward Sports Nutrition

    September 28, 2012
    Developer and manufacturer of dietary supplements, Thorne Research, Inc., Sandpoint, ID, has unveiled that the company, in collaboration with Integrative Health Resources, LLC (IHR), Indianapolis, IN, has developed a product line of nutritional formu…

  • Blueberry Antioxidant Significantly Reduces Blood Pressure in Adults

    September 28, 2012
    ChromaDex Corporation Irvine, CA, has released findings from a Phase 2/3 trial at the University of Mississippi Medical Center showing its patented nutritional ingredient pTeroPure (pterostilbene) significantly reduced blood…

  • Naturalrest Plus+ & Açaí Flavored Electrolyte Stamina Power Pak

    Naturalrest Plus+ & Açaí Flavored Electrolyte Stamina Power Pak

    September 28, 2012
    Trace Minerals Research (TMR), Ogden, UT, provider of trace mineral based supplements, has announced the addition of NaturalRest Plus+ to its line of stress and sleep aid products, and a new Açaí Berry flavor to its line of Electrolyte…

  • An Interview with John Elway

    An Interview with John Elway

    Sheldon Baker || September 28, 2012
    John Elway is currently executive vice president of football operations for the Denver Broncos of the National Football League (NFL).Inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2004 in his first year of eligibility, he played college football at Stanford University and spent his entire professional career with the Denver Broncos.

  • Antioxidant-Rich Foods Cut Heart Risk, Supplements Do Not, Say Researchers

    September 24, 2012
    Researchers at the Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have declared that a diet including seven servings of antioxidant-rich fruit and vegetables per day can decrease a woman’s risk of heart attack by 20-29%. The findings were based on data that c…

  • Marketing to the Mature Consumer

    Marketing to the Mature Consumer

    Joanna Cosgrove, Online Editor || September 24, 2012
    In part one of a two part series focused on generational marketing, this article will look at the diverse consumer segments associated with “the aging population” and what marketers can do to best meet their needs.

  • Curcumin C3 Complex Shows Reduction In Serum Triglycerides

    September 21, 2012
    A placebo-controlled, randomized double-blind clinical trial published in Phytotherapy Research titled “Effects of Supplementation with Curcuminoids on Dyslipidemia in Obese Patients: A Randomized Crossover Trial”(Mohammadi et a…

  • Young Men’s Attitudes Towards Health & Wellness Uncovered

    September 21, 2012
    Euromonitor International, Chicago, IL, has published a new report that analyzes the attitudes of young men toward health and wellness. Titled “Young Men’s Attitudes Towards Health, Fitness and Wellbeing: Global Survey Strategic Analysi…

  • Study Links Nutrients, Genes and Cancer Spread

    September 21, 2012
    More than 40 plant-based compounds can turn on genes that slow the spread of cancer, according to a first-of-its-kind study by a Washington State University researcher. Gary Meadows, WSU professor and associate dean for graduate education and schol…

  • Only 20% of ‘Healthy’ Adults are Actually Healthy Eaters

    September 21, 2012
    Consistently eight out of 10 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…

  • Fish Oil and Mercury at Odds in Heart Health

    September 21, 2012
    According to a late August article published by Reuters Health, researchers have found that mercury and omega 3 fatty acids from fish appear to have opposite links to heart health. An analysis of more than 1600 men from Sweden and Finland determine…

  • Young Americans Must Cut Calorie Intake

    September 21, 2012
    American youngsters have a long way to go to reach new goals for a lower childhood obesity rate, a new study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine says. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has set a goal of reducing the childh…

  • Debating the Worth of Organic Food

    September 21, 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 revi…

  • The Psychology Behind Men & Vegetable Intake

    September 21, 2012
    Researchers at Kent State University in Ohio say they have decoded part of the reason why men are less likely to eat their veggies than women. In short, unlike women, men reported having less favorable attitudes about the value of eating fruits and…

  • University of Florida To Research How B Vitamins Are Made in Plants

    September 21, 2012
    According to University of Florida News, University of Florida researchers are developing databases and computer models to show how and where B vitamins are made in plants, knowledge scientists believe they can use to guide plant breeding projects,…

  • Probiotics Support Immune Response in Adults

    September 21, 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…

  • Updated Nutritional Supplement Reference

    September 21, 2012
    The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), Washington, D.C., has released its report, The Benefits of Nutritional Supplements (4th Edition).  The updated book, which assesses the current state of the science on the health benefits as…

  • Enzymedica Continues Partnership With The Autism Hope Alliance

    September 21, 2012
    Enzymedica, Inc., Port Charlotte, FL, has announced their continued partnership with the foundation The Autism Hope Alliance (AHA). To date, Enzymedica has donated more than $300,000 to the Autism Hope Alliance, and has announced a new plan in w…

  • U.S. Food and Drug Administration CFSAN: Khan, Ikhlas A.

    September 20, 2012
    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN), College Park, MD, has recognized Ikhlas A. Khan, assistant director of the University of Mississippi’s School of Pharmacy’s National Cente…

  • Enzymes Safe with Whey Protein, Supports Healthy Cholesterol

    September 20, 2012
    A double-blind, randomized clinical study published in the journal Food Digestion has demonstrated the effects of adding Aminogen, an enzyme supplement from Triarco Industries, Wayne, NJ, to whey protein. The study found the patented enzyme did not a…

  • New Analysis Reveals What We Eat Defines Who We Are

    September 20, 2012
    We really are what we eat, according to new research from Horsham, PA-based SAI Marketing Inc., which described how food has become a class marker separating consumers into two distinct groups: Food Elitists and Food Realists. Bill Melnick, director…

  • 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…