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  • Men

    Men's Grooming Products

    Joanna Cosgrove || September 2, 2010
    No longer relegated to using their wives’ shampoos and body washes, men aren’t ashamed to look good and smell great using products made just for them.

  • NIH Selects Botanical Research Centers

    September 1, 2010
    Studies of the safety, effectiveness and biological action of botanical products are major focuses for the five dietary supplement research centers selected to be jointly funded by the Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS) and the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM), two components of the National Institutes of Health. The NIH's National Cancer Institute is co-supporting two of the five centers.

  • Natural Health Science/Horphag Research: Beyond Pycnogenol

    Natural Health Science/Horphag Research: Beyond Pycnogenol

    September 1, 2010
    Nutraceuticals World last wrote about Natural Health Science (NHS)/Horphag Research in 2003. At the time the company was focusing its efforts on clinical research, branding and getting its flagship ingredient Pycnogenol into foods. A lot has changed…

  • Cognis Nutrition & Health: ‘New’tritious Beginnings

    Cognis Nutrition & Health: ‘New’tritious Beginnings

    September 1, 2010
    Almost a decade ago, Cognis separated from its parent company, Henkel, to become Cognis Corporation, which included the Nutrition & Health division. Today it has a new parent, BASF, who reached an agreement to acquire the specialty chemicals comp…

  • Getting Ahead of the Curve: The Gluten-Free Market

    Dr. A. Elizabeth Sloan || September 1, 2010
    The gluten-free market generated $1.6 billion in 2009 and is projected by the Nielsen Co. to grow 15-25% per year to reach $2.6 billion by 2012. Sales of gluten-free products rose 74% in the U.S. between 2004 and 2009. Sales of gluten-free grocery items hit $1.2 billion in 2009, up nearly 14% in the natural channel and more than 11% in conventional stores (SPINS/NFM, 2010).

  • Nutraceuticals Multiverse: Ipsilateral IP: Patent Pending Impotence

    Nutraceuticals Multiverse: Ipsilateral IP: Patent Pending Impotence

    Anthony Almada || September 1, 2010
    What are salient elements related to the creation and exploitation of knowledge assets aspiring to become a patentable invention?

  • The Research Process: What do FTC’s Consent Decrees Mean for Research?

    The Research Process: What do FTC’s Consent Decrees Mean for Research?

    Douglas Kalman, PhD || September 1, 2010
    Conducting clinical studies is not as burdensome as you think.

  • Quality Focus: The Perils of Paula Episode 3: Interview with a Botanist

    Quality Focus: The Perils of Paula Episode 3: Interview with a Botanist

    Paula Brown & Dr. Wendy Applequist || September 1, 2010
    Identity testing is dependent on botanical reference materials.

  • Eurotrends: European Health Claims & Glucosamine

    Eurotrends: European Health Claims & Glucosamine

    Joerg Gruenwald || September 1, 2010
    This case study proves it is worth fighting back against health claim rejections.

  • Capitol Comments: New Substantiation Standards from FTC?

    Capitol Comments: New Substantiation Standards from FTC?

    Todd Harrison || September 1, 2010
    The recent Nestle and Iovate settlements could change what it takes to support product claims.

  • Business Insights: The Pursuit of Personal ROI

    Business Insights: The Pursuit of Personal ROI

    Gregory Stephens, RD || September 1, 2010
    Emerging consumer values are affecting purchase decisions.

  • Fat Chance

    Fat Chance

    Rebecca Wright || September 1, 2010
    ‘Weighing’ the risks and opportunities in the weight management market.

  • Omega 3s: Industry All-Stars

    Omega 3s: Industry All-Stars

    Sean Moloughney || September 1, 2010
    Scientific strides have given the omega 3 market strong legs, but some significant hurdles still stand in the way.

  • The Global Nutricosmetics Market

    The Global Nutricosmetics Market

    Anastasia Alieva || September 1, 2010
    Interest in nutricosmetics varies by region.

  • CRN Offers Suggestions on Biomarkers

    September 1, 2010
    Biomarkers represent one of the greatest obstacles to research on the role of diet and nutrition in health promotion and disease prevention, according to Andrew Shao, senior vice president, Scientific & Regulatory Affairs, Council for Responsible…

  • Energy Drinks Struggle to Attract New Customers

    September 1, 2010
    Despite a 136% increase in sales from 2005-2009, energy drinks/shots manufacturers are having trouble attracting new customers, according to Mintel research. In fact, 74% of those surveyed say they don’t consume energy drinks/shots and 69% of t…

  • Vitamin D Status Not Linked to Cancer Risk

    September 1, 2010
    Despite hopes that higher blood levels of vitamin D might reduce cancer risk, a large study found no protective effect against non-Hodgkin lymphoma or cancer of the endometrium, esophagus, stomach, kidney, ovary or pancreas. In this study, carried ou…

  • Reviews Echinacea, Muscle Enhancers & Ginseng

    September 1, 2010
    Testing confirms quality issues and variability among products tested.

  • Industry Responds to Dietary Guidelines Draft

    September 1, 2010
    Several industry organizations have offered responses to the 2010 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC) Draft Report, urging in some cases that the committee take several changes into consideration.

  • Consumer Reports Publishes ‘Dirty Dozen’ List

    September 1, 2010
    Magazine widely publicizes 12 problem supplement ingredients; industry responds.

  • Mark Blumenthal Receives Varro E. Tyler Prize from ASP

    September 1, 2010
    Founder and executive director of the American Botanical Council (ABC), Mark Blumenthal, has received the American Society of Pharmacognosy’s (ASP) Varro E. Tyler Prize, which is awarded each year to someone who has made a significant contribut…

  • GOED Puts Latest Omega 3 Study in Context

    August 31, 2010
    A recent omega 3 study published in the New England Journal of Medicine had significant limitations that prevent broad conclusions that would change scientific opinion on the benefits of omega 3s, said the Global Organization for EPA and DHA Omega 3 (GOED).

  • U.S. Joint Chiefs Says Omega 3s Could Improve Force Fitness

    August 31, 2010
    Admiral Mike Mullen, Chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, has written an editorial in Military Medicine that highlighted omega 3s as an example of ways to improve the fitness of U.S. military forces, according to the Global Organization for EPA and DHA Omega 3 (GOED).

  • Health Conscious Consumers Sustain U.S. Supplement Market

    August 31, 2010
    While the world’s economic problems have hit many industries hard, the nutritional supplement business has proved resilient on the strength of spending by the aging Baby Boomer population and other health conscious consumers, according to a new report.

  • Low Omega 3 Dose Fails to Help Heart Patients

    August 30, 2010
    Low-dose supplementation with omega 3 EPA/DHA or ALA did not significantly reduce the rate of major cardiovascular events among patients who previously had a heart attack, according to research published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

  • The Pharmacist’s View of Supplements

    The Pharmacist’s View of Supplements

    Joanna Cosgrove || August 30, 2010
    Pharmacists have become more accustomed to fielding tough questions about supplements, their uses and the interactions they may cause with Rx treatments.

  • An Interview with Allen Freed

    An Interview with Allen Freed

    Sheldon Baker || August 27, 2010
    Allen Freed is CEO of Gum Technology (, a manufacturer of hydrocolloids which he helped found 30 years ago. He is the author of several books on food and food science trends and recently co-authored a reference text on food science geared toward chefs and food industry workers.

  • Plantain Fibers May Benefit Crohn’s Disease Patients

    August 26, 2010
    Research conducted by scientists at the University of Liverpool and published in the journal Gut showed that soluble fibers found in plantain, a type of large banana, may help treat patients with Crohn’s disease.

  • Cyvex Nutrition: Ginger Jinjarak

    August 26, 2010
    Cyvex Nutrition, Irvine, CA, has appointed Ginger Jinjarak as technical services manager. She has five years of direct lab management experience and will lead the company's efforts to ensure adherence to strict standard operating procedures, assi…

  • The Mini Market

    The Mini Market

    Amanda Baltazar || August 26, 2010
    The number of children’s foods continues to grow, with many fortified and organic foods.

  • Wellmune WGP Improves Psychological Well-Being

    August 24, 2010
    Highly stressed hospital workers in Japan reported improved psychological well-being after taking Wellmune WGP, from Biothera, for two weeks, according to a new peer-reviewed study published in Biotherapy, the official journal of the Japan Society fo…

  • Vitamin D Linked to Various Diseases

    August 24, 2010
    Vitamin D may influence the risk of certain diseases by affecting gene expression, according to a study published in the peer-reviewed journal Genome Research.

  • Test Confirms Bioavailability of Peruvian Purple Corn Extract

    August 24, 2010
    Test results obtained using the CAP-e test indicate that active compounds in PURPLE-X, a Peruvian purple corn extract from Rainforest Botanicals LLC, protect live cells from oxidative damage. CAP-e is used for evaluating the antioxidant potential…

  • Women Feel Empowered by Active Lifestyles

    August 23, 2010
    A new survey of 443 women ages 25-49 showed those who work out regularly do not just do it to be healthy; they do it to feel like a more confident, energized and accomplished woman.

  • Lovaza vs. Supplements: Friends or Foes?

    Lovaza vs. Supplements: Friends or Foes?

    Sean Moloughney, Associate Editor || August 23, 2010
    Can the omega 3 dietary supplement and prescription drug markets coexist?

  • An Interview with Jesse Lopez

    An Interview with Jesse Lopez

    Sheldon Baker || August 20, 2010
    Jesse Lopez is president and chief executive officer of Chicago, IL-based SourceOne Global Partners. Lopez has more than 30 years of experience in the nutrition and health market as a leader in launching innovative, science-backed products to the dietary supplement and functional foods industry.

  • Metagenics Acquires Bariatric Advantage Maker

    August 19, 2010
    Metagenics, Inc., San Clemente, CA, has acquired Catalina Lifesciences, Inc., Irvine, CA, which makes Bariatric Advantage, a micronutrient replacement product for weight loss surgical patients.

  • Energizing Foods and Beverages

    Energizing Foods and Beverages

    Joanna Cosgrove || August 19, 2010
    Portable, great tasting products that deliver a real boost continue to resonate with increasingly time-crunched consumers.

  • Monk Fruit Gaining Attention as Stevia Rival

    August 17, 2010
    As stevia moves into the EU food market, interest is already turning to new quarters and suggestions of a rival in the natural sweetener stakes have focused interest on luo han guo, or monk fruit.

  • The Omega 3 Cookie

    The Omega 3 Cookie

    Joanna Cosgrove || August 16, 2010
    Florida company formulates a sweet snack that delivers the heart-healthy equivalent of a salmon dinner.

  • Lanconone

    August 13, 2010
    Exotic Naturals has released Lanconone, a patent-pending, proprietary formula that blends natural ingredients to reduce joint pain. Research indicates that Lanconone reduces joint pain and stiffness (46% improvement in VAS Score of pain and 44% impro…

  • Kappa BioSciences Launches New Vitamin K Product

    August 13, 2010
    After three years of research and development, Kappa BioSciences has launched a new form of vitamin K2 MK-7. The company’s proprietary technology will initially be used to produce menaquinone or vitamin K2 MK-7 for the human nutrition market in…

  • Carnipure Helps Post-Exercise Recovery

    August 13, 2010
    A new study provides evidence that daily supplementation with 2 grams of L-carnitine in the form of Carnipure tartrate, from Lonza, can accelerate post-exercise recovery and reduce muscle soreness in middle-aged individuals. The double-blind, place…

  • Energy Drinks Struggle to Attract New Customers

    August 11, 2010
    Energy drinks/shots manufacturers are having trouble attracting new customers, despite a 136% increase in sales from 2005-2009, according to exclusive Mintel research. In fact, 74% of those surveyed say they don’t consume energy drinks/shots an…

  • Consumers Say Certain Foods Satisfy Health Goals, More Than Supplements

    August 9, 2010
    Consumer interest in food and beverages that offer better digestive health, increased energy, weight loss, and healthy blood sugar levels is greater than or similar to interest in vitamins and supplements that provide the same health and wellness benefits.

  • AHPA Says Consumer Reports Gets It Wrong, Again

    August 6, 2010
    When Consumer Reports (CR) first identified its “Dirty Dozen” dietary supplement ingredients in 2004, American Herbal Products Association’s (AHPA) Steven Dentali, PhD, submitted a letter to the editor to provide some clarity.

  • Consumer Reports Identifies ‘Dirty Dozen’ List of Supplements

    August 3, 2010
    A Consumer Reports investigation has identified 12 dietary supplement ingredients it says have been linked to serious adverse events. The report also criticized industry regulations and cited a lack of government oversight.

  • PureCircle Expands Stevia Processing and Agriculture

    August 2, 2010
    Representing the diversification of its supply chain, PureCircle, Oak Brook, IL, has started processing stevia leaf sourced from both Kenya and Paraguay in its stevia extract facilities in China. The company intends to start constructing stevia extra…

  • Cherry Study Yields

    Cherry Study Yields 'Super'fruit Insights

    Joanna Cosgrove || August 2, 2010
    CMI polled industry execs and learned why certain ingredients are favored over others.

  • Meta-Analysis Finds Calcium Associated with CVD Risk

    July 30, 2010
    Calcium supplementation (without co-administered vitamin D) was associated with an increased risk of myocardial infarction, according to a meta-analysis published in the British Medical Journal.