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  • Omega 3s Linked to Lower Risk of Arrhythmia

    February 1, 2012
    In older adults, higher circulating total long-chain omega 3 fatty acid and DHA levels were associated with lower risk of incident atrial fibrillation (AF), according to recent research published in Circulation.

  • Milk May Benefit Brain Health

    January 30, 2012
    One glass of milk each day may positively impact brain and mental performance, according to a recent study published in the International Dairy Journal.

  • An Interview with Darryl Sullivan

    An Interview with Darryl Sullivan

    Sheldon Baker || January 27, 2012
    Darryl Sullivan is the director of scientific and regulatory affairs for the Nutrition Chemistry and Food Safety Division at Covance Laboratories. Mr. Sullivan acts as the primary liaison with food, nutritional and dietary supplement companies as well as providing expertise on designing comprehensive testing programs to meet scientific and regulatory requirements.

  • Study Supports Xanthigen's Mechanism of Action

    January 25, 2012
    PL Thomas and Polinat have announced that a recent paper elaborating the mechanism of Xanthigen has been published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry in January. This research supports the 2010 published peer-review clinical paper desc…

  • ChromaDex Taps Glanbia Nutritionals to Distribute pTeroPure

    January 25, 2012
    ChromaDex Corporation, Irvine, CA, has signed a letter of intent with Glanbia Nutritionals (NA), Inc., Carlsbad, CA, for the distribution of pTeroPure brand pterostilbene. Glanbia Nutritionals will serve as the primary distributor of pTeroPure in Nor…

  • Pycnogenol May Improve Signs of Aging

    January 25, 2012
    Human skin is the body's first line of defense and often mirrors the health, nutritional status and age of a person. Over time, skin shows signs of aging due to the gradual breakdown of collagen and elastin. However, skin can be rebuilt and made…

  • Floral Ingredients Spicing Up Flavor Market

    January 25, 2012
    Rising interest in naturalness and a growing awareness of the potential health benefits of botanical ingredients have combined with the desire for something more unusual to develop the demand for floral ingredients and flavorings.

  • All Signs Point to Growth

    All Signs Point to Growth

    Joanna Cosgrove, Online Editor || January 23, 2012
    Research indicates global demand for nutraceutical ingredients is set to increase steadily.

  • Almond Milk Leads Dairy Alternative Beverage Market

    January 19, 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, Rockville, MD.

  • Nutrition Facts? No Thanks.

    Nutrition Facts? No Thanks.

    Joanna Cosgrove, Online Editor || January 19, 2012
    ADA study asserts most consumers don’t pay much attention to Nutrition Facts labels.

  • Martin Bauer Group Acquires Beverage House Inc.

    January 18, 2012
    Looking to expand its offering in North America, Germany-based Martin Bauer Group has acquire Beverage House Inc., Cartersville, GA. “This acquisition brings together Martin Bauer Group’s Expertise in teas, extracts and botanicals and Bev…

  • ThinBerry Satiety

    January 17, 2012
    Rainbow Light, Santa Cruz, CA, has released ThinBerry Satiety, a dietary supplement designed to suppress appetite and help people feel full longer. The product contains Slendesta, a proprietary extract of U.S.-grown, non-GMO russet potatoes. Clinical…

  • Safety Evaluation of Natural Eggshell Membrane Published

    January 16, 2012
    A safety manuscript for ESM Technologies’ flagship ingredient NEM (Natural Eggshell Membrane), titled “Safety evaluation of a natural eggshell membrane-derived product,” has been published in the journal Food and Chemical Toxicology…

  • Magnesium Tied to Lower Stroke Risk

    January 16, 2012
    Dietary magnesium intake is inversely associated with risk of stroke, specifically ischemic stroke, according to research published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Researchers conducted a dose-response meta-analysis to summarize the e…

  • Where Are All the Angels?

    Where Are All the Angels?

    Steven Allen, Nutrition Capital Network || January 16, 2012
    According to the Angel Capital Association, there are between 10,000 and 15,000 people who belong to Angel groups throughout the U.S. A recent Wall Street Journal article suggests the number of businesses that have received funding in 2011 have incre…

  • Following Trends Toward a Unique Formula

    Following Trends Toward a Unique Formula

    Patrick Morris, Fortitech || January 16, 2012
    It’s interesting how many different trend predictions are being made at this time of year for what’s in store for our industry in 2012. Some say the word “pure” is resonating more with consumers than “natural,” and…

  • Logical Pairing for Cognitive Advances

    Logical Pairing for Cognitive Advances

    Joanna Cosgrove, Online Editor || January 12, 2012
    Abbott Nutrition partners with University of Illinois to create Center for Nutrition, Learning and Memory.

  • Anurag Pande, Ph.D. Joins Sabinsa as VP Scientific Affairs

    January 10, 2012
    Dr.Anurag Pande has been named Vice President, Scientific Affairs of Sabinsa Corp. Dr.Pande has been with Sabinsa's parent company, Sami Labs, since 2004 in a research capacity, and since 2008 has been based in Sabinsa Japan's Tokyo offic…

  • Vitamin D May Counter Side Effects of HIV Drug

    January 10, 2012
    Vitamin D may help prevent hormonal changes that can lead to bone loss among those being treated for HIV with the drug tenofovir, according to the results of a National Institutes of Health network study of adolescents with HIV.

  • Sabinsa Corporation: Anurag Pande

    January 9, 2012
    Sabinsa Corporation, East Windsor, NJ, has named Anurag Pande, PhD, vice president, Scientific Affairs. Dr. Pande has been with Sabinsa’s parent company, Sami Labs, since 2004 in a research capacity. Since 2008 he has been based in Sabinsa Japa…

  • Pre-Clinical Study Suggests NEM Mechanism

    January 9, 2012
    A new research study on NEM (Natural Eggshell Membrane) ESM Technologies has been published in the Journal of Medicinal Food. This new mechanism of action research was conducted to gain insight into NEM’s clinical efficacy in reducing joint pai…

  • Milk Thistle and Lung Cancer

    Milk Thistle and Lung Cancer

    Joanna Cosgrove, Online Editor || January 9, 2012
    University of Colorado Cancer Center finds milk thistle extract stops lung cancer in mice.

  • Fertinatal

    January 6, 2012
    Fertility Nutraceuticals, LLC, New York, NY, has launched Fertinatal micronized dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) supplement, which is designed to augment female fertility. Physicians at New York’s Center for Human Reproduction (CHR), a leading fer…

  • European Project to Strengthen Production Process for Ingredients

    January 6, 2012
    Denmark-based Fluxome will strengthen its technology platform through an extensive European modeling tool project. The BioPreDyn Project will develop novel computational tools, methods and algorithms, and will integrate these into a user-friendly sof…

  • Superba Krill Oil Improves Heart Health in Experimental Model

    January 5, 2012
    Supplementation with Superba Krill oil from Aker BioMarine Antarctic resulted in beneficial effects on heart function in an experimental model of heart failure. Pre-treatment with krill oil attenuated left ventricular dilatation and hypertrophy after…

  • The State of the Plate

    The State of the Plate

    Joanna Cosgrove, Online Editor || January 5, 2012
    America’s health issues continue to impact the food service industry.

  • Low Omega 3 Levels Linked to CVD in Women

    January 3, 2012
    Low intake of fish and omega 3 fatty acids was associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease among women, according to a new study published in Hypertension: Journal of the American Heart Association.

  • Getting Ahead of the Curve: Magnesium

    Dr. A. Elizabeth Sloan || January 2, 2012
    The next wave in mineral-mania appears to be magnesium. Magnesium was the fastest-growing mineral supplement in the $2.3 billion mineral category over the past three years, posting sales of $340 million in 2009, according to Nutrition Business Journal. SymphonyIRI reported that magnesium supplement sales were up nearly 25% in 2010 in mass channels excluding Walmart.

  • Resveratrol Monograph

    January 2, 2012
    Resveratrol is found in over 70 plant species including nuts, grapes, pine trees, certain vines, and red wine. Some experts believe that resveratrol may be a factor in the French paradox that coronary heart disease mortality in France is lower than other similar industrialized countries due to the frequent consumption of red wine.

  • NAD Says PNI Can Support Certain Sytrinol Claims

    January 2, 2012
    The National Advertising Division of the Council of Better Business Bureaus Claims has determined that Proprietary Nutritionals, Inc., Kearny, NJ, can support certain advertising claims for the company’s Sytrinol product. However, it also recom…

  • Global Pet Food Market to Reach $95 Billion by 2017

    January 2, 2012
    The global market for pet foods is projected to exceed $95 billion by the year 2017, according to a new report from Global Industry Analysts, Inc. (GIA) titled “Pet Foods: A Global Strategic Business Report,” with macro regional economic…

  • ‘Conservatism’ Dominates Shopper Mindsets

    January 2, 2012
    More consumers are eating at home, researching products and clipping coupons.

  • Global Sales for Nutraceutical Ingredients to Reach $24 Billion by 2015

    January 2, 2012
    China will surpass the U.S. and Western Europe as the largest global producer and consumer of nutraceutical ingredients by 2020.

  • His & Hers: Nutrition Bars Keep Everyone Happy

    His & Hers: Nutrition Bars Keep Everyone Happy

    Amanda Baltazar, Contributing Writer || January 2, 2012
    Tailoring nutrition bars for specific needs is keeping them relevant to all consumers.

  • Chronic Inflammation: Managing the Message

    Chronic Inflammation: Managing the Message

    Barbara Katz, President, HealthFocus International, St. Petersburg, FL || January 2, 2012
    As science proliferates consumer understanding lags behind, but the message is becoming more relevant for those most in need of relief.

  • Nutrition’s New Alphabet

    Nutrition’s New Alphabet

    Alan Richman, Contributing Writer || January 2, 2012
    There’s more than A, B, C to watch—and watch out for—in the vitamin category.

  • Quality Focus: The Gloves Are Off!

    Quality Focus: The Gloves Are Off!

    Paula Brown & James Neal-Kababick || January 2, 2012
    FDA moves from warning letters to shutdowns, seizures and permanent injunctions.

  • Business Insights: Reflections of a Changing Industry

    Business Insights: Reflections of a Changing Industry

    Gregory Stephens, RD || January 2, 2012
    Understanding of nutrition has evolved considerably over the years, shifting perspectives and impacting the natural products marketplace.

  • Resveratrol (resVida): Obesity

    January 2, 2012
    Nutraceutical: Resveratrol (resVida) Indication: Obesity Source: Cell Metabolism, November 2, 2011;14(5): 612-622. Research: Researchers treated 11 healthy, obese men with placebo and 150 mg/day resveratrol (resVida) in a randomized double-blind c…

  • Omega 3s: Childhood obesity

    January 2, 2012
    Nutraceutical: Omega 3s Indication: Childhood obesity Source: Am J Clin Nutr, September 2011;94(3):701-8. Research: This study examined how omega 3 and omega 6 intake during pregnancy might be linked to childhood obesity. The study included 1649 m…

  • Omega 3s: Osteoporosis

    January 2, 2012
    Nutraceutical: Omega 3s Indication: Osteoporosis Source: Nutr Metab, October 15, 2011;8(1):71. Research: Seventy-nine healthy sedentary post-menopausal women aged 58-78 years were randomized to one of four groups: exercise + supplement (E+S, n=21)…

  • More Consumers Focused on Labels and Ingredients

    December 29, 2011
    According to a recent survey by Mambo Sprouts Marketing, Collingswood, NJ, consumers are as concerned about what's not in their products as what is.

  • Vitamins and Omega 3s Linked to Better Cognitive Function

    December 28, 2011
    Higher levels of vitamins and omega 3 fatty acids were tied to better cognitive function and brain volume in elderly subjects, according to research published in Neurology, the journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

  • Vitamin D Research Shows Fracture Reduction, Limited Effects on Cancer

    December 27, 2011
    New research published in the Annals of Internal Medicine supports the efficacy of vitamin D and calcium to reduce the risk of fracture. However, the same study concluded evidence is lacking regarding the benefits of vitamin D supplementation for the prevention of cancer.

  • A Push for Superior Produce

    A Push for Superior Produce

    Amanda Baltazar, Contributing Writer || December 26, 2011
    Monsanto’s marker-assisted selection technology adds a serving of science to consumer eating habits.

  • Cardium and SourceOne to Develop Supplements, Medical Foods

    December 22, 2011
    Cardium Therapeutics has entered into a cross-strategic investment agreement with SourceOne Global Partners that provides for the joint development and commercialization of customized nutritional supplements, as well as pharmaceuticals and medical foods.

  • Aseptic Packaging Demand to Exceed $5 Billion in 2015

    December 21, 2011
    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 firm.

  • Review of Lacidofil Probiotic Studies Published

    December 21, 2011
    Scientists from the University of Florida Food Science and Human Nutrition Department and from Institut Rosell have published a comprehensive review of all the scientific studies published to date about Institut Rosell’s key probiotic preparati…

  • Abbott and University of Illinois Establish Nutrition Research Center

    December 19, 2011
    Abbott Nutrition, Abbott Park, IL, and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have established the first-ever multi-disciplinary nutrition and cognition research center, which will be located on the Urbana campus.

  • Getting to the Heart of Weight Loss

    Getting to the Heart of Weight Loss

    Joanna Cosgrove, Online Editor || December 19, 2011
    New HealthFocus study set to uncover practical weight loss solutions to suit most types of dieters.