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  • IOM Sets New DRIs for Calcium & Vitamin D

    January 3, 2011
    Most Americans and Canadians up to age 70 need no more than 600 international units (IUs) of vitamin D per day to maintain health, and those 71 and older may need as much as 800 IUs, says a new report from the Institute of Medicine (IOM). The amoun…

  • Dietitians Are Healthiest, According to CRN Survey

    January 3, 2011
    When it comes to eating a balanced diet, taking vitamins or other dietary supplements, exercising regularly and engaging in other wellness behaviors, registered dietitians come out on top among eight healthcare professional populations, according to…

  • Getting Ahead of the Curve: Saturated Fat

    Dr. A. Elizabeth Sloan || January 1, 2011
    Saturated fat is the new leader in the fat avoidance market. Two-thirds (67%) of Boomers, 66% of Gen Xers and 46% of Gen Yers are reducing/avoiding saturated fats, vs. 63%, 61% and 49%, respectively, for trans fats, according to the Hartman Group’s 2010 “Reimagining Health and Wellness” report.

  • Vitamin B12: Alzheimer's Disease

    January 1, 2011
    Nutraceutical: Vitamin B12   Indication: Alzheimer’s disease   Source: Neurology, October 19, 2010;75(16):1408-14.   Research: The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between serum levels of homocyst…

  • Omega 3s: Atrial Fibrillation

    January 1, 2011
    Nutraceutical: Omega 3s   Indication: Atrial fibrillation (irregular heartbeat)   Source: JAMA, November 15, 2010; [Epub ahead of print].   Research: Atrial fibrillation (AF) is common, yet there remains an unmet medical…

  • DHA: Alzheimer's Disease

    January 1, 2011
    Nutraceutical: DHA   Indication: Alzheimer’s disease   Source: JAMA, November 2, 2010;304(17):1903-1911.   Research: In this study, researchers wanted to determine if supplementation with DHA could slow cognitive and…

  • Whey & Lactose: Poised for Recovery

    Whey & Lactose: Poised for Recovery

    Joanna Cosgrove || December 30, 2010
    After a rough 2007-2008, whey and lactose are showing positive growth trends.

  • A Small World

    A Small World

    Amanda Baltazar || December 27, 2010
    Nanotechnology could revolutionize our food but are there too many downsides?

  • Breathable Vitamins

    Breathable Vitamins

    Joanna Cosgrove || December 23, 2010
    Novel and convenient, Le Whif’s delivery cylinder takes dosing in a whole new direction.

  • Supplement Safety & Cost-Effectiveness

    Supplement Safety & Cost-Effectiveness

    Joanna Cosgrove || December 20, 2010
    NHRI symposium tackled the top issues affecting supplement industry.

  • Functional Foods Abroad

    Functional Foods Abroad

    Joanna Cosgrove || December 16, 2010
    German functional food conference examined market developments and changes in consumer behaviors.

  • High-Protein, Low Glycemic Diets Assist with Weight Management

    December 13, 2010
    A higher-protein diet paired with lower intake of refined starches like white bread or other high-glycemic index (GI) foods can provide an effective approach to prevent weight regain following weight loss, according to a new study.

  • CRN Scientists Discuss Evidence-Based Nutrition Paradigm

    December 13, 2010
    In commentary published in Natural Medicine Journal, Andrew Shao, PhD, senior vice president of scientific and regulatory affairs, Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), Washington, D.C., and Douglas Mackay, ND, vice president, scientific and regul…

  • The Carotenoid Market: Beyond Beta-Carotene

    The Carotenoid Market: Beyond Beta-Carotene

    Joanna Cosgrove || December 13, 2010
    GIA credits the healthy movement for boosting market worth to more than $1 billion by 2015.

  • An Interview with Jai Mehta

    An Interview with Jai Mehta

    Sheldon Baker || December 10, 2010
    Jai Mehta has spent more than 25 years in pharmaceutical industry. His areas of expertise include product development, quality systems, plant design, build-out and commissioning, regulatory affairs and validation of facility, utilities, equipment and processes. Currently, he is chair of the Nutraceutical Focus Group of the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS).

  • BetaPower Benefits Athletic Performance

    December 10, 2010
    New research presented at the annual conference of the International Society of Sports Nutrition demonstrated that betaine supplementation has a positive impact on athletic power. Research examined the effect of betaine, a nutrient found at high lev…

  • Comax Flavors: Jake Cohen

    December 10, 2010
    Comax Flavors, Melville, NY, has named Jake Cohen sales associate. He will be responsible for new business development, market research, account management and account service. Mr. Cohen previously worked as a digital media specialist for Context Web…

  • Dietitians Healthiest Among Healthcare Professionals

    December 9, 2010
    When it comes to eating a balanced diet, taking vitamins or other dietary supplements, exercising regularly, and engaging in other wellness behaviors, registered dietitians come out on top among eight healthcare professional populations according to the “Life…supplemented” Healthcare Professionals (HCP) Impact Studies.

  • Mmm, Chocolate

    Mmm, Chocolate

    Joanna Cosgrove || December 9, 2010
    Seemingly recession-proof, chocolate’s appeal continues to evolve with the times.

  • ChromaDex to Provide Vitamin K2 Services

    December 6, 2010
    ChromaDex Corporation, Irvine, CA, has entered a global agreement with Kappa Bioscience AS, Oslo, Norway, to supply analytical reference standards, quality control methods and related analytical testing services for vitamin K2, menaquinone-7 (MK-7) i…

  • Chr. Hansen Forges Gut Health Partnership

    Chr. Hansen Forges Gut Health Partnership

    Joanna Cosgrove || December 6, 2010
    The goal of the TI Food and Nutrition alliance is to unravel the 'sophisticated mechanisms of the human gut.'

  • Weight Managers Value Protein

    December 3, 2010
    With more than 1.6 billion overweight adults in the world today, weight management represents one of the largest and most dynamic growth opportunities in the global health and wellness market.

  • ConsumerLab.com: Resveratrol Supplement Price Inconsistent with Quality

    December 2, 2010
    ConsumerLab.com, White Plains, NY, reported today that tests of supplements containing resveratrol—a compound promoted as "life-extending"—revealed that two products provided only 43.4% and 86.7%, respectively, of their listed a…

  • Experts Emphasize Importance of Beta-Carotene

    December 1, 2010
    The intake of preformed vitamin A from animal products is not sufficient in parts of the population in the U.S., Europe and Asia.

  • 2010 State of the Industry Review

    2010 State of the Industry Review

    Rebecca Wright || December 1, 2010
    Executives reflect on the past year in nutraceuticals and look ahead to what the future might bring.

  • Getting Ahead of the Curve: Satiety

    Dr. A. Elizabeth Sloan || December 1, 2010
    With safety issues and consumer skepticism looming over weight loss pills and metabolism-boosting thermogenic agents—and many waist-watchers, especially Boomers, re-focusing on food-based solutions—super-satiating foods, drinks and natural ingredients have tremendous potential to quickly corner the weight loss market.

  • Biothera: The Immune Health Company

    Biothera: The Immune Health Company

    Rebecca Wright || December 1, 2010
    Many companies in the nutraceuticals market spend a lot of money and resources on multiple ingredients spanning multiple health platforms. Not so for Eagan, MN-based Biothera. This biotechnology firm spends millions of dollars specifically to support…

  • Herbal Supplements: Anxiety

    December 1, 2010
    Nutraceutical: Herbal supplements   Indication: Anxiety   Source: Nutr. J, October 7, 2010;9:42.   Research: With the rising cost of prescription medications and their production of unwanted side effects, patients are explo…

  • Green Tea: Breast Cancer

    December 1, 2010
    Nutraceutical: Green tea   Indication: Breast cancer   Source: Breast Cancer Res., October 28, 2010;12(5):R88.   Research: Although many in vitro and animal studies have demonstrated a protective effect of green tea against…

  • Making the Most of Market Research

    Making the Most of Market Research

    Paul Altaffer &rnGrant Washington-Smith || December 1, 2010
    Market research should be a priority in the NPD process.

  • New Practitioner Survey Released

    New Practitioner Survey Released

    Erik Goldman || December 1, 2010
    New research reveals what’s happening between doctors, patients and dietary supplements.

  • ‘Tis the Season

    Rebecca Wright || December 1, 2010
    Since this is the season of giving, Nutraceuticals World would like to offer our most recent issue as the gift that keeps giving the whole year.

  • Research Confirms Safety and Importance of Vitamin D

    December 1, 2010
    Consumers should feel confident that the vitamin D intake levels needed to achieve the numerous health benefits demonstrated by growing scientific literature does not present a health risk, according to the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), Wa…

  • Americans Not Getting Enough Immune-Supporting Nutrients

    December 1, 2010
    The majority of Americans report getting a cold or flu in the past year, and more than a third say they’ll make lifestyle changes to prevent getting sick again this year. However, 40% of Americans don’t plan to take what is arguably the e…

  • European Marine and Algae Oils

    December 1, 2010
    Abundant scientific research on the health benefits of omega 3 ingredients has given the category a definitive edge in the functional foods market, according to a new Frost & Sullivan report titled “Strategic Analysis of the European Marine…

  • The Global Carotenoids Market

    December 1, 2010
    The global carotenoids market is expected to reach $1.2 billion by the year 2015, driven by rising consumer awareness about health benefits offered by various carotenoids and the shift toward healthy and natural food products, according to a report f…

  • DHA Fails to Treat Alzheimer’s in JAMA-Published Study

    December 1, 2010
    GOED and CRN discuss shortcomings of study design.

  • Europe’s Food Makers Opt for General Health Claims

    December 1, 2010
    Uncertainty circles EFSA action, impacting product launches.

  • GOED Responds to Negative Articles on Omega 3s & Pregnancy

    December 1, 2010
    The Global Organization for EPA and DHA Omega-3s (GOED) recently wrote a letter to the editor of the Wall Street Journal in response to reporting on new omega 3 research from JAMA. The study examined the effects of fish oil supplementation containing…

  • CRN Responds to IOM’s Review of Calcium, Vitamin D

    November 30, 2010
    CRN called the IOM's newly-released report on the Dietary Reference Intake (DRI) levels for vitamin D “a modest step in the right direction that fell short of truly capturing the extensive and positive research that has consistently supported the need for people to significantly raise their vitamin D levels.”

  • Van Drunen Farms (VDF) FutureCeuticals

    November 30, 2010
    Van Drunen Farms (VDF) FutureCeuticals, Momence, IL, has obtained Generally Recognized As Safe (GRAS) approval for its patented CoffeeBerry products, including CoffeeBerry Whole Fruit Powder, CoffeeBerry Juice Concentrate Powder and CoffeeBerry Forte…

  • Clinical Review Concludes Probiotics Offer Benefits for Kids

    November 30, 2010
    An American Academy of Pediatrics report published in the journal Pediatrics has reviewed the currently known health benefits of probiotic and prebiotic products, including those added to commercially available infant formula and other food products for use in children.

  • Phase 3 Sugar Controller Reduces Insulin and Glucose Impact to Sucrose

    November 29, 2010
    Results of both pilot and clinical studies recently showed that Phase 3 Sugar Controller, a patent-pending, proprietary combination of a specific form of L-arabinose and a patented form of chromium, significantly reduced both blood glucose and insuli…

  • Superba Krill Oil May Offer Superior Uptake of Omega 3 EPA and DHA

    November 29, 2010
    A new study on the effects of Superba krill oil from Aker BioMarine Antarctic in healthy volunteers indicated comparable metabolic effects at a lower dose of EPA and DHA compared to fish oil. Research was performed in cooperation with Akershus Univer…

  • An Interview with Scott Hagerman

    An Interview with Scott Hagerman

    Sheldon Baker || November 26, 2010
    As president and CEO of Chemi Nutra, Scott Hagerman draws on nearly 30 years of relevant experience in both the nutritional supplement industry and food industry. Chemi Nutra was incorporated by Hagerman in January 2001, as a business unit of Chemi S.p.A., Milan, Italy, an active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) and nutraceutical ingredient manufacturer.

  • The Future of Dehydrating and Freeze Drying

    The Future of Dehydrating and Freeze Drying

    Joanna Cosgrove || November 25, 2010
    Radiant Energy Vacuum (REV) dehydration technology offers a quicker, more cost-efficient alternative to traditional methods.

  • An Interview with Steve Mister

    An Interview with Steve Mister

    Sheldon Baker || November 19, 2010
    Since 2005, Steve Mister has been president and CEO of the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), the leading trade association representing product manufacturers and raw ingredient suppliers of dietary supplements.

  • MU Establishes National Botanical Research Center

    MU Establishes National Botanical Research Center

    Joanna Cosgrove || November 18, 2010
    $7.6 million NIH grant enables MU to be lead coveted interdisciplinary and collaborative research on botanical dietary supplements.

  • The Global Probiotics Market

    The Global Probiotics Market

    Joanna Cosgrove || November 15, 2010
    GIA report confirms market growth and massive growth potential.

  • An Interview with Paul Dijkstra

    An Interview with Paul Dijkstra

    Sheldon Baker || November 12, 2010
    Paul Dijkstra joined InterHealth Nutraceuticals in September 2005 as executive vice president and was promoted to CEO in January 2007. Paul leads both the domestic and international sales and marketing teams and is charged with the responsibility of corporate planning and development along with the management of day-to-day operations of the company.