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  • Beyond GRAS

    Beyond GRAS

    Michael Baumann, Integrated Project Management Co. || March 2, 2011
    Creating a pathway to regulatory success

  • Prolonged Release Melatonin: Insomnia

    March 1, 2011
    Nutraceutical: Prolonged Release Melatonin (PRM)   Indication: Insomnia   Source: Curr Med Res Opin, January 2011;27(1):87-98.   Research: A total of 930 males and females aged 18-80 years with primary insomnia who reported mean nightl…

  • Multivitamins: Diabetes

    March 1, 2011
    Nutraceutical: Multivitamins   Indication: Diabetes   Source: Diabetes Care, October 26, 2010; [Epub ahead of print].   Research: Understanding the relationship of multivitamin use with diabetes risk is important given the wide use of…

  • Meriva (curcumin-phosphatidylcholine phytosome complex): Osteoarthritis

    March 1, 2011
    Nutraceutical: Meriva (curcumin-phosphatidylcholine phytosome complex)   Indication: Osteoarthritis   Source: Altern Med Rev, December 2010;15(4):337-44.   Research: In a previous 3-month study of Meriva, a proprietary curcumin-phospha…

  • Fish Oil (DHA): Weight Loss

    March 1, 2011
    Nutraceutical: Fish oil (DHA)   Indication: Weight loss   Source: J Nutr, February 2011;141(2):207-13.   Research: Fish oils containing both EPA and DHA have been shown to have beneficial cardiovascular effects, but less is known about…

  • Fish/Shellfish: AMD

    March 1, 2011
    Nutraceutical: Fish/shellfish   Indication: Age-related macular degeneration (AMD)   Source: Ophthalmology, December 2010;117(12):2395-401.   Research: A food frequency questionnaire was used to estimate weekly fish/shellfish consumpti…

  • Essential Fatty Acids: PMS

    March 1, 2011
    Nutraceutical: Essential fatty acids   Indication: Premenstrual syndrome (PMS)   Source: Reprod Health, January 17, 2011;8(1):2.   Research: Investigators conducted a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study on 120 women with…

  • Blueberries: Blood Pressure

    March 1, 2011
    Nutraceutical: Blueberries (flavonoids)   Indication: Blood pressure   Source: Am J Clin Nutr, February 2011;93(2):338-47.   Research: Dietary flavonoids have beneficial effects on blood pressure in intervention settings, but there is…

  • Nurse Practitioners are Trusted Healthcare Partners

    March 1, 2011
    While research conducted by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) shows that 81% of Americans have had or know someone who has had a direct experience with a nurse practitioner (NP), many are still not sure exactly what role these healthcare practitioners play in the healthcare paradigm, according to the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), Washington, D.C.

  • Aker BioMarine

    March 1, 2011
    Aker BioMarine, Oslo, Norway, has self-affirmed that its Superba krill oil is safe for use a human food ingredient following review by an independent panel of recognized experts. The panel conducted a critical review of extensive safety, toxicology a…

  • Indena: Naturally Rooted in Science

    Indena: Naturally Rooted in Science

    Sean Moloughney || March 1, 2011
    Defined by its commitment to the research of active ingredients from plant sources, Indena S.p.A., Milan, Italy, serves the pharmaceutical, dietary supplement, functional food and cosmetic markets by developing botanical active ingredients and proprietary botanical formulations.

  • Curcumin, Turmeric

    March 1, 2011
    The rhizome (root) of turmeric (Curcuma longa Linn.) has long been used in traditional Asian medicine to treat gastrointestinal upset, arthritic pain, and "low energy."

  • Getting Ahead of the Curve: Sodium

    Dr. A. Elizabeth Sloan || March 1, 2011
    The 2010 U.S. Dietary Guidelines Committee report, mandatory menu labeling for restaurants, and a new American Stroke Association at the American Heart Association are among the new forces fueling the lower sodium movement.

  • Healthcare Practitioner Corner: Change We’d Better Believe In

    Healthcare Practitioner Corner: Change We’d Better Believe In

    Erik Goldman || March 1, 2011
    Regardless of politics, the healthcare situation will continue to spiral out of control—and most doctors want out.

  • How Should ‘Bioactives’ Be Studied?

    How Should ‘Bioactives’ Be Studied?

    Andrew Shao, PhD || March 1, 2011
    The conversation among researchers in the scientific community about studying bioactives has started, and industry needs to be part of those discussions.

  • Functional Confectionery: Finding the Sweet Spot

    Functional Confectionery: Finding the Sweet Spot

    Sean Moloughney, Associate Editor || March 1, 2011
    Is there a place for healthiness in the indulgent world of candy, chocolate and gum?

  • Is Vitality the New Energy?

    Is Vitality the New Energy?

    Julian Mellentin, Editor || March 1, 2011
    Vitality is becoming an attractive health proposition for consumers and a good business opportunity for companies.

  • Antioxidant Science: From Antioxidants to ‘AntiAGEnts’

    Antioxidant Science: From Antioxidants to ‘AntiAGEnts’

    Ronald Prior, PhD || March 1, 2011
    Antioxidants are entering a new era of product performance.

  • Antioxidants: High Expectations for a High Quality of Life

    Antioxidants: High Expectations for a High Quality of Life

    Mark Crawford, Contributing Editor || March 1, 2011
    In a market filled with so many options for consumers, only the best will rise to the top—and stay there.

  • Tiger Moms on the Prowl

    Tiger Moms on the Prowl

    Sean Moloughney || March 1, 2011
    I’ll admit right off the bat that I’m biased on this one. Totally self-serving as it is, I have a vested interest in the health and education of young people today, as I maintain delusions there will be Social Security money for me when I…

  • NAD Review Supports Some i-flex Claims, Recommends Changes

    March 1, 2011
    The National Advertising Division (NAD) of the Council of Better Business Bureaus has recommended that Parsippany, NJ-based DSM Nutritional Products discontinue certain advertising claims for its “i-flex” dietary supplement, including per…

  • LSRO Reviews Diet’s Effect on Mental Energy

    March 1, 2011
    The Life Sciences Research Organization, Inc. (LSRO), Bethesda, MD, has undertaken a review of the scientific evidence for more than 35 food ingredients, dietary supplements, dietary constituents and dietary factors and any measure of mental energy t…

  • NCCAM Includes Favorable Mention of Omega 3s in Strategic Plan

    March 1, 2011
    The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) has released its third strategic plan (2011-2015), presenting a series of goals and objectives to help determine priorities for future research. Within the plan document, omega 3s…

  • How Do Dietary Supplements and Food Components Fit Into the Investigational New Drug Process?

    March 1, 2011
    CRN believes FDA should provide a broader list of IND exemptions for dietary supplements and food components.

  • The Children Are Our Future

    March 1, 2011
    The long-term health of children hangs in the balance as parents learn to navigate tricky nutrition labels and the energy beverage market.

  • Thorne Vet

    February 28, 2011
    Thorne Research, Sandpoint, ID, has introduced its Thorne Vet line of more than 40 integrative and holistic animal health products, which includes advanced specialty formulations of antioxidants, products to support metabolic, cardiovascular, neurolo…

  • The Dairy Difference

    The Dairy Difference

    Joanna Cosgrove || February 28, 2011
    Dairy calcium shows promise in cholesterol control.

  • Almond Milk Emerging in Dairy-Free Market

    February 25, 2011
    While soy milk continues to dominate the growing dairy-free market in most countries of the world, there are signs that newer alternatives are emerging into the mainstream grocery sector, using alternative ingredients such as rice, oats and, more recently, almonds.

  • Spirulina Pacifica Effective for Anemia & Immune Function

    February 25, 2011
    Spirulina supplementation may be a logical, nutritional approach for people 50 years of age and older who are often subject to weakened immune systems and anemia, according to a human clinical study conducted by M. Eric Gershwin, MD, and a team of sc…

  • Testofen Improves Sexual Function

    February 24, 2011
    A human clinical study completed in Australia and published in Phytotherapy Research indicates Testofen, from Gencor Nutrients may improve sexual function in men. The randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study tested sexual function, perform…

  • Oligonol Effects Inflammatory Markers

    February 24, 2011
    A study published recently in Nutrition Research and Practice demonstrates anti-inflammatory effects of Oligonol lychee fruit polyphenol from Maypro Industries. The study examined Oligonol intake on cortisol and related cytokines in healthy young men…

  • Wisdom of the Ancients

    Wisdom of the Ancients

    Joanna Cosgrove || February 24, 2011
    Study finds consumers in search of contemporary wellness are looking to the culinary past.

  • Amino Acids Market to Exceed $11 Billion

    February 23, 2011
    The global market for amino acids is forecast to reach $11.6 billion by the year 2015, according to a new report from Global Industry Analysts, Inc.

  • Organic Industry Watchdog Files Complaint Over ‘Natural’ Claims

    February 22, 2011
    The Cornucopia Institute has filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission alleging that Hearthside Food Solutions, which manufactures Peace Cereal, is misleading consumers by suggesting that its “natural” breakfast cereals are grown and processed without pesticides.

  • An Interview with Mark Blumenthal

    An Interview with Mark Blumenthal

    Sheldon Baker || February 18, 2011
    An Interview with Mark Blumenthal

  • Some Curcumin Products Fail Quality Review

    February 17, 2011
    Two out of 10 turmeric products recently selected for quality testing by ConsumerLab.com, White Plains, NY, were found to provide only 7.7% and 14.7%, respectively, of expected curcuminoid compounds.

  • Superba Krill Oil Impacts Fat Signaling Markers in Obese Humans

    February 17, 2011
    New research published in Nutrition & Metabolism indicates Superba krill oil from Aker BioMarine offers positive benefits on the endocannabinoid (EC) system in humans. The EC system is comprised of a group of lipids and receptors that act within…

  • Testofen Imparts Anabolic Activity in Rats

    February 17, 2011
    Furostanol glycosides isolated from fenugreek (Fenu-FG) appear to impart anabolic activity in male rats, according to a study published in the journal Phytotherapy Research. Gencor Nutrients’ Testofen Fenugreek extract was used in this study,…

  • One Size (Doesn’t) Fit All

    One Size (Doesn’t) Fit All

    Joanna Cosgrove || February 17, 2011
    New line of supplements is formulated to meet the unique health needs of African, Asian, European and Hispanic consumers.

  • Fiber Linked to Lower Risk of Disease

    February 15, 2011
    Dietary fiber may reduce the risk of death from cardiovascular, infectious and respiratory diseases, according to research recently published in the Archives of Internal Medicine.

  • Energy Drinks Pose Risk to Kids

    February 15, 2011
    A review of energy drink consumption among children, adolescents and young adults, published in the journal Pediatrics, concludes that long-term research should aim to understand the effects in at-risk populations, toxicity surveillance should be improved and regulations of energy-drink sales and consumption should be based on appropriate research.

  • IADSA Highlights Global Food Supplement Trends

    February 14, 2011
    Growing market sizes, heightened attention on product safety and the continuing harmonization of food supplement regulations show a global trend toward more regulation, according to the International Alliance of Dietary/Food Supplement Associations (IADSA).

  • NCCAM Includes Favorable Mention of Omega 3s in Strategic Plan

    February 11, 2011
    The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) has released its third strategic plan (2011-2015), presenting a series of goals and objectives to guide NCCAM in determining priorities for future research in complementary and alternative medicine.

  • Slimaluma May Curb Obesity

    February 11, 2011
    A study recently published in the Journal of Nutrition and Metabolism indicates Slimaluma (Caralluma fimbriata) extract, from Gencor Nutrients, has the potential to curb obesity and the pathologies linked to obesity. This study evaluated the extract…

  • Resveratrol Study to Investigate Metabolic Syndrome

    February 11, 2011
    The Danish Council for Strategic Research has granted more than $3 million for a research project that will investigate the use of resveratrol for management of metabolic syndrome, osteoporosis and inflammation in humans. Fluxome A/S will supply Flux…

  • An Interview with Yasuko Kuroda

    An Interview with Yasuko Kuroda

    Sheldon Baker || February 11, 2011
    Yasuko Kuroda is executive vice president of New Jersey-based Fuji Health Science, Inc. She has been with Fuji Chemical since 1995 and Fuji Health Science since its establishment in 2004. She has been involved with international business development…

  • Healthy Video Games

    Healthy Video Games

    Joanna Cosgrove || February 7, 2011
    Baylor researchers assert that video games have the power to persuade kids to make healthier lifestyle choices.

  • An Interview with Ellen Schutt

    An Interview with Ellen Schutt

    Sheldon Baker || February 4, 2011
    Ellen Schutt was responsible for the creation of Nutraceuticals World. She spearheaded the initial research and magazine concept, recruited a stellar editorial advisory board and top-notch columnists and produced varied content that has proven its su…

  • General Mills & Nestle Invest in Innovation Center

    February 2, 2011
    General Mills and Nestle have opened a new innovation center in Switzerland as part of Cereal Partners Worldwide, (CPW), a joint venture between the two companies.

  • FenuLife May Reduce Acid-Reflux & Heartburn

    February 2, 2011
    A new clinical study suggests that FenuLife, from Frutarom Inc., as an aid to improve blood glucose response, is also a safe alternative to pharmaceutical acid-reflux and heartburn medications. The two-week clinical trial conducted by DiSilvestro, e…