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  • An Interview with The Caltons

    An Interview with The Caltons

    Sheldon Baker || May 11, 2012
    The Caltons are among the world’s leading experts on the topics of weight management, lifestyle medicine and micronutrient deficiency. Jayson B. Calton, PhD, FAAIM, DCCN, CMS, CISSN, BCIH, ROHP is a fellow of the American Association of Integrative Medicine, diplomate of the College of Clinical Nutrition, Board certified in integrative health and sports nutrition and one of only seven Registered Orthomolecular Health Practitioners in the U.S. Mira Calton, CN, FAAIM, DCCN, CMS, CPFC, BCIH is a licensed certified nutritionist, a fellow of the American Association of Integrative Medicine, diplomate of the College of Clinical Nutrition, a certified personal fitness chef and is board certified in integrative health.

  • Autism and NAET Therapy

    Autism and NAET Therapy

    Joanna Cosgrove, Online Editor || May 10, 2012
    Study finds multidisciplinary allergen elimination technique to be effective in the treatment of autism.

  • Finds Lead Contamination and Mislabeling in Joint Health Supplements

    May 8, 2012 purchased and tested more than 50 human and pet osteoarthritis supplements containing  glucosamine, chondroitin, and MSM and found some of the products to be contaminated with lead, missing certain listed ingredients, or have ina…

  • Omthera Pharmaceuticals Announces Positive Top-Line Results from Phase 3 EVOLVE Study

    May 7, 2012
    Omthera Pharmaceuticals, Inc., has announced positive top-line data from its EVOLVE clinical study for Epanova, the company's lead compound for the treatment of patients with very high triglycerides. The Phase 3 clinical trial randomized 399 subj…

  • The Hotter the Better

    The Hotter the Better

    Joanna Cosgrove, Online Editor || May 7, 2012
    Researchers spotlight hot pepper capsaicinoids for their ability to positively influence heart health.

  • Life Extension: Rockway, Dr. Susie

    Life Extension: Rockway, Dr. Susie

    May 4, 2012
    Dr. Susie Rockway, Ph.D., C.N.S., has joined Life Extension in Fort Lauderdale, FL, as executive director of Product Development. In her new position she will oversee corporate product development. Previously, Dr. Rockway was director of research and…

  • Frutarom’s SoyLifeand Cacao Flavonoids for Type 2 Diabetes

    May 4, 2012
    A new, one-year, double-blind controlled clinical study shows that cacao-flavonoids and soy isoflavones can significantly improve biomarkers of CVD risk in postmenopausal women with type 2 diabetes. The trial, conducted by Peter J. Curtis, Ph.D., et…

  • Krill Powder Improves Liver Lipid Metabolism in Mice

    May 4, 2012
    Aker BioMarine has announced a publication on its first preclinical study of krill powder and the effect of krill powder supplementation on the disturbed lipid metabolism and inflammation in a mouse model of chronic inflammation in the journal Metabo…

  • Wellmune WPG Decreases Severity of Upper Respiratory Tract Infections

    May 4, 2012
    In a recent study published in the peer-reviewed journal Nutrition, Wellmune WGP, a food supplement containing a refined 1,3/1,6 glucopolysaccharide that improves the antimicrobial activity of the innate immune cells by the priming of lectin sites, d…

  • Glucosamine’s Role in Cellular Health

    May 4, 2012
    Drs. Martin Lotz and Beatriz Carames from The Scripps Research Institute have unveiled preclinical research exploring the mechanistic action of glucosamine in cellular health. The authors conclude that, “These findings suggest that glucosamine…

  • BioCell Collagen Supports Joint Health

    May 4, 2012
    In results of a multi-center, double-blind, placebo-controlled human clinical study published by the Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry; researchers found that people experienced significant improvement in joint discomfort levels and the abili…

  • Marketers Reach Out to Millennials

    May 4, 2012
    According to "Millennials in the U.S.", a report from Packaged Facts, many generational ties bind this diverse group of young consumers and differentiate them from older consumers.  Millenials, defined as those in the 18- to 29-ye…

  • Yakult Honsha Co. Acquires GRAS Status for Probiotic Strain

    May 4, 2012
    Yakult Honsha Co., Ltd., Torrance, CA, has announced the acquisition of self-affirmed GRAS (Generally Recognized as Safe) status for its exclusive probiotic strain, Lactobacillus casei strain Shirota in the United States. This probiotic strain is fou…

  • Claim-Assure Clinical Program

    May 4, 2012
    Pure Naturals Certified, LLC, Denver, CO, a Contact Research Organization (CRO), has announced the launch of its Claim-Assure Clinical Program. Claim- Assure is a new program aimed to provide clinical studies, research and testing to supplement compa…

  • Food Authenticity Encouraging Sustainable Supply Chains

    May 3, 2012
    Food authentication techniques are gaining popularity, partly because of growing concerns about fraud involving organic and sustainable foods, according to Organic Monitor, which said this development is encouraging sustainability by providing greate…

  • U.S. Cosmeceuticals Sales Approach $10 Billion

    May 3, 2012
    Like many consumer packaged goods categories, cosmeceuticals sales suffered during the recession, but the going could have been tougher were it not for cosmeceuticals’ “little luxury” appeal and bang-for-the-buck ability to deliver…

  • Food Bars in the U.S.

    Food Bars in the U.S.

    Joanna Cosgrove, Online Editor || May 3, 2012
    Bolstered by health conscious ingredients and innovative delivery formats, the bar market is blurring the line between meals and snacks.

  • Omega 3s Monograph

    May 1, 2012
    Dietary sources of omega-3 fatty acids include fish oil and certain plant/nut oils. Fish oil contains both docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), while some nuts (English walnuts) and vegetable oils (canola, soybean, flaxseed/linseed, olive) contain alpha-linolenic acid (ALA).

  • Vitamin D: Menstrual cramps

    May 1, 2012
    Nutraceutical: Vitamin D Indication: Menstrual cramps Source: Arch Intern Med, February 27, 2012;172(4):367-9. Research: The goal of this small study was to see if vitamin D could remedy menstrual cramps, with the hope that it could one day be an…

  • Omega 3: Cardiovascular disease

    May 1, 2012
    Nutraceutical: Omega 3 Indication: Cardiovascular disease Source: Arch Intern Med, April 9, 2012; [Epub ahead of print] Research: Although previous randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trials reported the efficacy of omega 3 fatty acid sup…

  • Omega 3: Dementia

    May 1, 2012
    Nutraceutical: Omega 3 Indication: Dementia Source: Neurology, February 28, 2012; 78(9):658-64. Research: Higher dietary intake and circulating levels of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) have been related to a reduced ris…

  • Lactobacillus acidophilus and Bifidobacterium bifidum: Common cold

    May 1, 2012
    Nutraceuticals: Lactobacillus acidophilus and Bifidobacterium bifidum Indication: Common cold Source: Pediatr Int., Apr 16, 2012 [Epub ahead of print] Research: The goal of this study was to assess the efficacy of a two-strain combination probioti…

  • The Research Process: The GRAS Process

    The Research Process: The GRAS Process

    Douglas Kalman, PhD, MS, RD, CCRC, FACN || May 1, 2012
    This underutilized avenue might be a reasonable solution in bringing your ingredient to market.

  • From the Corners of the World: Global Views from An Investment Bank

    From the Corners of the World: Global Views from An Investment Bank

    Paul Altaffer & Grant Washington-Smith || May 1, 2012
    An interview with Janica Lane, a partner with Partnership Capital Growth Advisors, sheds light on navigating international markets.

  • Getting Ahead of the Curve: Digestive Regularity

    Dr. A. Elizabeth Sloan, Sloan Trends || 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…

  • Word From Wall Street: Are We on the Verge of Significant Consolidation?

    Word From Wall Street: Are We on the Verge of Significant Consolidation?

    Adam Ismail, Executive director of the Global Organization for EPA and DHA Omega-3s (GOED) || May 1, 2012
    M&A activity is on the rise in the supplement market.

  • Ingredients for Mood Support

    Ingredients for Mood Support

    Joanna Cosgrove and Rebecca Wright, Online Editor and Editor || May 1, 2012
    Research lends credence to the use of several nutraceuticals for depression and anxiety.

  • The Next Chapter in Sports Nutrition

    The Next Chapter in Sports Nutrition

    Janica Lane, Partner, Partnership Capital Growth Advisors || 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.

  • An Interview with Jingshi Joe Zhou

    An Interview with Jingshi Joe Zhou

    Sheldon Baker || 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.

  • Cannabis and Cancer Treatment

    Cannabis and Cancer Treatment

    Joanna Cosgrove, Online Editor || April 30, 2012
    Cannabis Science moves forward with IND process as a topical cannabis product proves successful in skin cancer treatment.

  • HP Ingredients Obtains Patent for ParActin

    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…

  • An Interview with Dr. Cathy Rosenbaum

    An Interview with Dr. Cathy Rosenbaum

    Sheldon Baker || 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 ( For more information about Dr. Rosenbaum’s professional philosophy and personalized consultations in person or via telephone/Skype, visit

  • Immunel Supports Immune Modulation

    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.…

  • New Myricetin Concentrations

    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’…

  • Few Prostate Supplements Found to be Effective

    April 26, 2012 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…

  • Provexis plc: Morton, Dr. James

    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…

  • Sun Capital Acquires CornerStone

    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…

  • Protein Crucial in Children’s Breakfasts

    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…

  • USP Creates Database of Foods Most Prone to Adulteration

    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…

  • CDC Issues Mixed Assessment of U.S. Vitamin Intake

    April 25, 2012
    Consumers have good levels of vitamins A and D and folate, but fall short in other areas.

  • Local Trumps Organic

    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…

  • Beverage Manufacturers Slow to Respond to Chinese Consumers

    April 25, 2012
    Consumers are ready for healthier alternatives but companies have yet to fulfill this demand.

  • AHRQ Meta-Analysis Supports EPA & DHA Benefits for Cardiovascular Health

    April 25, 2012
    GOED puts new study in perspective, viewing it as a positive step for omega 3s in terms of the science.

  • Fruit Juice Improves Nutritional Status of Children & Teens

    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…

  • Consumer Supplement Purchases Remain Steady

    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.

  • Nestlé to Acquire Pfizer Nutrition

    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…

  • CRN and FMI Debut Tool for Pharmacists

    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…

  • Satiety Pudding Put to the Test

    Satiety Pudding Put to the Test

    Joanna Cosgrove, Online Editor || April 23, 2012
    NEWtritious begins clinical study of its Kherb Appeal appetite suppressant pudding.

  • Sheraton Adds Color to its Guest Plates

    Sheraton Adds Color to its Guest Plates

    Joanna Cosgrove, Online Editor || April 19, 2012
    Hotel chain launches 'Color Your Plate' balanced meal options menu.

  • The Sauce Market Gets Spicy

    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…