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Published June 14, 2010
Despite ongoing regulatory issues with regard to health claims, the positioning of food and drink products on a heart health platform appears to be continuing unabated. Read More »
Published June 14, 2010
France-based Danone has signed an agreement to acquire Medical Nutrition USA, Inc. (MNI) for $62 million. Read More »
A New
By Joanna Cosgrove
Published June 14, 2010
Researchers develop special contact lens that aids in prolonged medicine delivery. Read More »
Published June 11, 2010
The first Plenary Meeting of a newly formed Technical Committee, provisionally titled Traditional Chinese Medicine when it was formed last year by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), met over the last two days in Beijing, China. Read More »
An Interview with Gregory Stephens
By Sheldon Baker
Published June 11, 2010
Gregory Stephens is vice president of strategic consulting with the Natural Marketing Institute (NMI) and has 30 years of specialized expertise in the nutrition and pharmaceutical industries. Read More »
Published June 10, 2010
A new study involving Institut Rosell-Lallemand’s probiotic Probio’Stick strengthens the idea of a role for the gut microflora and probiotics in the gut brain-axis, or gut-brain communication, indicating potential applications for probiot… Read More »
Published June 10, 2010
TSI Health Sciences, Missoula, MT, has obtained self-affirmed GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe) status for the use of its PUREFLEX chondroitin sulfate sodium products in conventional foods and beverages. The GRAS affirmation for chondroitin was con… Read More »
Published June 10, 2010
Several new research studies underscore the important role of dairy foods in the diets of Americans, particularly children. Read More »
Phytochemicals for Inflammation
By Joanna Cosgrove
Published June 10, 2010
DiscoveryBioMed awarded NIH grant to delve into phytochemical treatments for inflammation. Read More »
Published June 9, 2010
Greens powders—made from wheat grass, alfalfa, kelp, spirulina, leafy vegetables and other chlorophyll-containing ingredients—were recently tested by ConsumerLab.com, White Plains, NY, for potential contamination with heavy metals and pesticides. Read More »
Published June 9, 2010
A recent HealthFocus International study revealed significant confusion and concern among U.S. consumers regarding acceptable sodium levels in the foods and beverages they regularly consume. Read More »
Published June 8, 2010
An Adweek/Harris Poll conducted recently by Harris Interactive shows that 56% of Americans are opposed to a tax on soft drinks, with less than a third supporting the idea. Read More »
Published June 8, 2010
Two studies recently published by the Journal of Functional Foods, sponsored by KGK Synergize Inc., evaluated the safety and efficacy of Diabetinol, a proprietary ingredient, in both an in vivo and a human clinical study. The results of the in vivo s… Read More »
Published June 7, 2010
Enzymatic Therapy, Green Bay, WI, has revamped its Fatigued to Fantastic! Energy Revitalization System. The new formula for this multivitamin powder contains the Fatigued to Fantastic! Daily Energy B Complex and is based on the latest scientific rese… Read More »
Energy Ingredients for Baby Boomers
By Joanna Cosgrove
Published June 7, 2010
Opportunities abound in this very specific niche market. Read More »
Published June 4, 2010
Polifenoles Naturales SL (Polinat), Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, Spain, and P.L. Thomas, Morristown, NJ, have developed a strategic collaboration to identify and bring to the marketplace unique natural ingredient solutions. Polinat has recently establis… Read More »
LOHAS Opportunities Await
By Joanna Cosgrove
Published June 3, 2010
NMI’s Lifestyles Of Health And Sustainability study reveals a $290 billion opportunity. Read More »
Published June 2, 2010
According to the Natural Marketing Institute (NMI), Harleysville, PA, retail sales within the U.S. consumer packaged goods health and wellness industry reached almost $125 billion in 2009. Read More »
Men: Charting New Courses in Health and Wellness
By Rebecca Wright
Published June 1, 2010
Men are creating their own identity in the natural products market and beyond. Read More »
Companies to Watch
By Sean Moloughney
Published June 1, 2010
Introducing five companies poised to make a lasting impression on the world of dietary supplements and functional foods. Read More »
Published June 1, 2010
With neurodegenerative disease rates expected to explode in the decades to come, many food companies are focusing on cognitive health, and searching for communication opportunities for cognitive health claims. Read More »
Published June 1, 2010
The U.S. whey proteins market is expected to reach 472.3 million pounds by 2015, driven largely by functional advantages of whey proteins and surging demand from the nutrition industry, according to a new report. Read More »
The Research Process: Substantiation, According to FTC
By Douglas Kalman
Published June 1, 2010
Stick with the regulatory definition of substantiation and you will be ahead of the curve. Read More »
By Rebecca Wright
Published June 1, 2010
This month it was my turn to journey through the world of men’s health. And I can tell you that my ride wasn’t nearly as interesting as my associate editor’s—Sean explored the world of women’s health in the May issue (… Read More »
Capitol Comments: Enforcement, According to FDA
By Todd Harrison
Published June 1, 2010
We have entered a new regulatory era, so make sure your products are safe and the claims are substantiated. Read More »
By Dr. A. Elizabeth Sloan
Published June 1, 2010
It’s time to reinvigorate the energy market with a new generation of multi-functional products and solutions directed at specific interlocking need states, more natural/lower calorie/healthier ingredients and longer-lasting effects. Read More »
Published June 1, 2010
Nutraceutical: Vitamin K   Indication: Non-Hodgkin lymphoma   Source: Annual Meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research, April 2010.   Research: This study enrolled 603 patients who were newly diagnosed with no… Read More »
The Enzyme Market
By Rebecca Wright
Published June 1, 2010
Besides digestive health, enzymes offer many other health benefits. Read More »
Published June 1, 2010
Nutraceutical: St. John’s Wort   Indication: Hot flashes   Source: Menopause, February 2010;17(2):326-31.   Research: One hundred women—50 years old on average who were having moderate to severe hot flashes at l… Read More »
Published June 1, 2010
Nutraceutical: Soy and a prebiotic   Indication: Cardiovascular health    Source: Metabolism, January 21, 2010 [Epub ahead of print].   Research: The value of soy protein as part of a cholesterol-lowering diet has been… Read More »
Published June 1, 2010
Nutraceutical: Red clover   Indication: Depression   Source: Maturitis, March 2010;65(3):258-61.   Research: Researchers set out to examine the effect of isoflavones derived from red clover extracts on anxiety and depressi… Read More »
Published June 1, 2010
Nutraceutical: Lutein   Indication: Retinitis pigmentosa   Source: Arch Ophthalmol, April 2010; 128(4):403-411.   Research: Researches set out to determine whether lutein supplementation would slow visual function decline… Read More »
Published June 1, 2010
Nutraceutical: Flaxseed   Indication: Cholesterol   Source: Experimental Biology Meeting, April 2010.   Research: Researchers studied the effects of flaxseed lignans in 90 men and women diagnosed with high cholesterol, bu… Read More »
Published June 1, 2010
Nutraceutical: Fish oil   Indication: Cognitive function   Source: Am J Clin Nutr, April 21, 2010 [Epub ahead of print].   Research: The OPAL study investigated the effects of taking omega 3 long-chain polyunsaturated fatty… Read More »
Published June 1, 2010
Nutraceutical: Fiber   Indication: Colorectal cancer   Source: J Natl Cancer Inst., May 5, 2010;102(9):583-5.   Research: Investigators examined the association between dietary fiber intake and colorectal cancer risk by con… Read More »
Published June 1, 2010
Nutraceutical: DHA   Indication: Cognitive function   Source: Alzheimers Dement, April 29, 2010 [Epub ahead of print]   Research: MIDAS is the first large, randomized, placebo-controlled study demonstrating the effects of a… Read More »
Bioenergy: Getting to the ‘Heart’ 
of the Nutraceuticals Market
By Rebecca Wright
Published June 1, 2010
Bioenergy, Inc., is an integrated biotechnology company based in Minneapolis, MN, which was founded by a pediatric cardiac surgeon, Dr. John Foker, who spent many years studying D-ribose’s effect on improving heart function. This pursuit led hi… Read More »
Published June 1, 2010
DiscoveryBioMed, Inc. (DBM), Birmingham, AL, has been awarded a $200,000 Small Business Innovations Research (SBIR) Phase 1 grant by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to continue research into the discovery and development of anti-inflammatory… Read More »
Published June 1, 2010
FDA has requested comments and information about front-of-package nutrition labeling and on shelf tags in retail stores. The agency is seeking public participation as it deliberates about how to enhance the usefulness to consumers of point-of-purchas… Read More »
Published June 1, 2010
Several groups are advocating against net-pen salmon farms in favor of wild salmon stocks due to pollutants and environmental concerns. “That innocuous piece of salmon on your plate has a sordid history,” said Lauren Hornor, of Fraser R… Read More »
Published June 1, 2010
An independent panel convened by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) determined that the value of strategies for delaying the onset and/or reducing the severity of cognitive decline or disease has not been demonstrated in rigorous studies. The pa… Read More »
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Published June 1, 2010
Despite the availability of a wide range of foods that contain phytonutrients, many Americans are getting phytonutrients from a relatively small number of specific foods, which are not necessarily the most concentrated sources, according to a new stu… Read More »
Published June 1, 2010
Greater levels of a brain protein called monoamine oxidase A (MAO-A) may explain why postpartum blues and clinical depression are so common after childbirth, according to study published recently in the Archives of General Psychiatry. Researchers hop… Read More »
Published June 1, 2010
Kashi, the natural foods breakfast cereal brand from Kellogg, has released new consumer research (conducted jointly with EverdayHealth.com), which found that of 5000 respondents surveyed, although 60% were concerned about heart health, 55% of this gr… Read More »
Published June 1, 2010
Sales of herbal dietary supplements in the U.S. increased by almost 5% in 2009, reaching a total estimated figure of just more than $5 billion, according to the American Botanical Council (ABC), Austin, TX. The statistics are conclusions of a new rep… Read More »
Published June 1, 2010
Subtle differences in the molecular structure of various beta 1,3/1,6 glucans can significantly affect their ability to enhance innate immune system responses, according to new research from Biothera presented recently at the National Cancer Institut… Read More »
An Interview with Anil Shrikhande
By Sheldon Baker
Published May 28, 2010
Anil Shrikhande is president of Polyphenolics and is a research and development veteran with 30 years of experience in executing science and technology with a key interest in flavonoids and polyphenolics of grape, wine and by-products. Read More »
Published May 27, 2010
Food manufacturers and restaurants have successfully reformulated products to reduce trans fats without increasing saturated fat content, according to new research published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Read More »
Published May 26, 2010
The Washington, D.C.-based Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), a national dietary supplement trade association, today testified on behalf of the dietary supplement industry before the United States Senate Special Committee on Aging. The hearing was titled “Dietary Supplements: What Seniors Need to Know.” Read More »
Published May 26, 2010
Senators Tom Harkin (D-IA) and Orrin Hatch (R-UT) have introduced new legislation to provide FDA with additional resources so that it can continue to enforce the existing laws governing dietary supplements. Read More »
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