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  • Nutritional Formulations for Sarcopenia

    Nutritional Formulations for Sarcopenia

    Joanna Cosgrove || October 11, 2010
    As the elderly population swells, supplement formulators are working to provide age-related muscle loss solutions.

  • PepsiCo Establishes Global Nutrition Group

    October 8, 2010
    Intending to deliver “breakthrough innovation” in the areas of fruits and vegetables, grains, dairy and functional nutrition, PepsiCo will create a new Global Nutrition Group.

  • Longvida

    October 8, 2010
    Verdure Sciences has launched Longvida optimized curcumin. This patent-pending ingredient features the proprietary Solid Lipid Curcumin Particle (SLCP) Technology, based on the results of numerous trials in live pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic mo…

  • Wellmune WGP Affects Cold/Flu Symptoms, Energy Levels

    October 8, 2010
    Moderately to highly stressed women experienced fewer cold/flu symptoms and higher energy levels while taking Wellmune WGP from Biothera, according to research presented at the 51st Annual Meeting of the American College of Nutrition. Seventy-seven…

  • Scientific Review Supports Herbal Products for Anxiety

    October 7, 2010
    Nutritional and herbal supplementation is an effective method for treating anxiety and anxiety-related conditions without the risk of serious side effects, according to a systematic review of studies published in Nutrition Journal.

  • Nutritional Hybrid Technology

    Joanna Cosgrove || October 7, 2010
    USANA unveils supplements in a bi-layered format.

  • Superba Krill Oil Phospholipid Content Characterized

    October 6, 2010
    A new study published in the journal Lipids provides detailed characterization of the phospholipid fatty acids profile for Superba krill oil, from Aker BioMarine.   Superba krill oil provides the majority of its omega 3 fatty acids in the fo…

  • Weight Management

    October 6, 2010
    The move toward a more sedentary lifestyle, accompanied with dramatic changes in diet—particularly in Western countries—has directly contributed to the rise in obesity, according to a report from Leatherhead Food Research titled “Th…

  • Probiotic Decreases Risk of Common Infection

    October 5, 2010
    Results of a randomized study conducted to evaluate the effects of a synbiotic preparation (ProbioKid from Institut Rosell-Lallemand) on the incidence of infectious episodes in children during the winter period indicated a reduction in the relative r…

  • CRN Honors Industry Leaders with ‘Apple Awards’

    October 5, 2010
    The Council for Responsible Nutrition’s (CRN), Washington, D.C., has given its 2010 Apple Awards to Jon Benninger of Virgo Publishing, LLC, Vasilios “Bill” Frankos, PhD, of Herbalife Ltd. and formerly with FDA, and John Wise, PhD, c…

  • ResistAid Enhances Immune System of Healthy Adults

    October 5, 2010
    New research demonstrates the ability of ResistAid, Lonza’s all-natural arabinogalactan-based immune ingredient, to increase the antibody response of healthy volunteers to the 23-valent pneumococcal (pneumonia) vaccine. The study was conducted…

  • Black Rice: A New (But Ancient) Superfood

    Black Rice: A New (But Ancient) Superfood

    Joanna Cosgrove || October 4, 2010
    Researchers find the Asian staple has more antioxidant power than blueberries.

  • Supplement Usage Remains Steady

    October 1, 2010
    A consistent percentage of U.S. adults label themselves as supplement users, with 66% classifying themselves as such, according to a new survey conducted by Ipsos-Public Affairs for the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), Washington, D.C.

  • An Interview with David Frumkin

    Sheldon Baker || October 1, 2010
    Since 2005, David Frumkin has been director of business development and marketing for the Life Sciences Research Organization (LSRO) a non-profit based in Bethesda, MD. LSRO provides scientifically objective analysis of important topics in he…

  • Sports Nutrition: It’s How You Play the Game!

    Sports Nutrition: It’s How You Play the Game!

    Alan Richman || October 1, 2010
    There are cheaters in both sports and sports nutrition, but those who keep it straight expect to come out on top.

  • Immune Support: A Healthy Market

    Mark Crawford || October 1, 2010
    Several ingredients are in the running to support this rapidly growing segment.

  • The Road to Pain Relief

    The Road to Pain Relief

    Sean Moloughney || October 1, 2010
    Now more then ever, millions of people suffering from chronic pain need safe, effective products they can rely on.

  • FrieslandCampina Domo: Bringing Quality Ingredients ‘Closer to You’

    October 1, 2010
    FrieslandCampina Domo, Paramus, NJ, was formed as an operating company of its parent Royal FrieslandCampina, based in The Netherlands, following the merger between Friesland Foods Domo and Campina DMV in January 2009. Royal FrieslandCampina is a glob…

  • SAMe

    October 1, 2010
    SAMe was first discovered in 1953 by a researcher named Cantoni. It is formed in the body from methionine and adenosine triphosphate in a reaction catalyzed by methionine adenosyltransferase. SAMe functions as a primary methyl group donor in a variety of reactions in the body.

  • Getting Ahead of the Curve: Immunity

    Dr. A. Elizabeth Sloan || October 1, 2010
    Immunity is one of the fastest growing—and most elusive—nutraceutical markets. The fear of losing one’s job if they become ill, global mega viruses, e.g., H1N1, an unprecedented intolerance among schools to allow children with even minor ailments to stay in class, and the return of serious infectious diseases, e.g., whooping cough, have heated up the immunity market, way beyond its upcoming seasonal boost.

  • Vitamin D: Preeclampsia

    October 1, 2010
    Nutraceutical: Vitamin D   Indication: Preeclampsia   Source: Am J Obstet Gynecol, August 9, 2010: Epub ahead of print.   Research: Vitamin D deficiency has been linked to adverse pregnancy outcomes. The purpose of this i…

  • UltraMeal Plus 360: CVD Risk Factors

    October 1, 2010
    Nutraceutical: UltraMeal Plus 360° (medical food)   Indication: CVD risk factors   Source: American Diabetes Association 70th Scientific Sessions;June 27, 2010; Orlando, FL.   Research: A team of researchers from the Un…

  • SAMe: Major Depressive Disorder

    October 1, 2010
    Nutraceutical: SAMe   Indication: Major depressive disorder   Source: Am J Psychiatry, August 2010;167:942-948.   Research: There is a modest amount of literature exploring the efficacy of SAMe as monotherapy in depression,…

  • Probiotic & Conventional Yogurt: Cholesterol

    October 1, 2010
    Nutraceutical: Probiotic and conventional yogurt   Indication: Cholesterol   Source: Br J Nutr, June 2010;103(12)1778-83.   Research: Many studies have been done on the hypocholesterolemic effect of probiotic yogurt. The…

  • B Vitamins: Mild Cognitive Impairment

    October 1, 2010
    Nutraceutical(s): B vitamins   Indication: Mild cognitive impairment   Source: Public Library of Science (PLoS) One journal, September 2010:Epub ahead of print.   Research: During a 2-year trial, 271 individuals with mild c…

  • Antioxidant Vitamins: Preeclampsia

    October 1, 2010
    Nutraceutical: Antioxidant vitamins   Indication: Preeclampsia in diabetic pregnant women   Source: Lancet, July 24, 2010;376(9737):214-16.   Research: Results of several trials of antioxidant use during pregnancy have not…

  • Nutraceuticals Multiverse: Consumer Confidence Confluence

    Nutraceuticals Multiverse: Consumer Confidence Confluence

    Anthony Almada || October 1, 2010
    What if a wholly independent entity dutifully served consumers by evaluating consumer products in a compelling and inspiring manner?

  • From the Corners of the World: Regulatory Challenges in NPD

    Paul Altaffer & Grant Washington-Smith || October 1, 2010
    There are clear benefits to marketing products internationally as long as you know the rules of each region you enter.

  • Healthcare Practitioner Corner: Healthcare Reform & Practitioners

    Healthcare Practitioner Corner: Healthcare Reform & Practitioners

    Erik Goldman || October 1, 2010
    How will ‘ObamaCare’ affect the wide spectrum of healthcare practitioners?

  • Low Vitamin D Levels Linked to Autoimmune Diseases

    October 1, 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. Researchers found that vitamin D binds directly to genes associated with several common au…

  • Top Military Official Says Omega 3s Could Improve Force Fitness

    October 1, 2010
    Admiral Mike Mullen, chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, has written an editorial in Military Medicine highlighting omega 3s as an example of ways to improve the fitness of U.S. military forces, according to the Global Organization for EPA an…

  • Monk Fruit Gaining Attention as Stevia Rival

    October 1, 2010
    Armed with GRAS approval, this new sweetener has a lot of potential.

  • Low Omega 3 Dose Fails to Help Heart Attack Survivors

    October 1, 2010
    Citing study shortcomings, GOED says findings should not negate previous research.

  • NIH To Collaborate With Botanical Research Centers

    October 1, 2010
    These centers will assess the safety, efficacy and biological action of botanicals.

  • Neptune Technologies & Bioressources Inc.

    September 30, 2010
    Neptune Technologies & Bioressources Inc., Laval, Quebec, Canada, has received approval from Health Canada related to therapeutic and risk reduction claims for its Neptune Krill Oil (NKO) following a two-year review of safety and clinical researc…

  • U.S. Army Approves Omega 3 Study

    September 30, 2010
    The U.S. Army has approved a study on the use of EPA and DHA omega 3s to improve the mood and mental health of soldiers in Iraq, according to the Global Organization for EPA and DHA Omega-3.

  • Poor Nutrition Grows in Affluent Nations

    September 29, 2010
    During the Second World Congress of Public Health Nutrition held in Portugal recently, several new and pending studies were presented that show clear evidence that poor nutrition is growing in affluent countries, despite widespread consumer access to nutritious foods and nutritional education campaigns.

  • Beta-Glucan May Lower LDL Cholesterol

    September 27, 2010
    Research published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition indicates that 3 grams per day of bioactive beta-glucan from OatWell oat bran effectively lowers LDL-cholesterol levels.   Subjects from Canada, Australia and the U.K. consumed…

  • Nestlé Invests in Space Between Food & Pharma

    September 27, 2010
    In an effort to pioneer a new industry between food and pharma, Nestlé has created Nestlé Health Science S.A. and the Nestlé Institute of Health Sciences. These two separate organizations will allow Nestlé to develop the i…

  • Research Leads to Gains in Women’s Health Issues

    September 24, 2010
    Efforts to boost research on women's health over the last two decades has lessened the burden of disease and reduced deaths among women due to cardiovascular disease, breast cancer and cervical cancer, according to a report from the Institute of Medicine.

  • The Global Heart Health Market

    The Global Heart Health Market

    Joanna Cosgrove || September 23, 2010
    The global threat of cardiovascular disease continues to inspire innovation in heart healthy food and drink development.

  • Low-Income Shoppers Represent $115 Billion Opportunity

    September 21, 2010
    Even in a challenging and changing marketplace, lower-income shoppers will generate $115 billion in incremental spending during the next decade, according to research from SymphonyIRI Group.

  • Superba Krill Oil May Reduce Arthritis Severity

    September 20, 2010
    A new study indicates Superba krill oil, from Aker BioMarine decreased rheumatoid arthritis scores in an experimental animal model. Results were published in BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders. Conducted by researchers at MD Biosciences, Neurology Disco…

  • Health & Wellness Insights

    Joanna Cosgrove || September 20, 2010
    Hartman Group study reveals consumers are driven less by disease prevention and more by the quest for better quality of life.

  • Whole Grain Product Sales to Reach Record Highs

    September 17, 2010
    With obesity fears a constant concern, many consumers are striving to eat better, seeking out affordable better-for-you food options.

  • Calcium & Vitamin D Tied to Weight Loss

    September 16, 2010
    Higher dairy calcium intake and increased serum vitamin D are related to greater diet-induced weight loss, according to results of a study published recently in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

  • Encapsulation Trends

    Encapsulation Trends

    Joanna Cosgrove || September 16, 2010
    The Global Food Encapsulation Market is poised to reach $39 Billion by 2015.

  • Inability of Liver to Produce DHA May Contribute to Alzheimer’s

    September 15, 2010
    UC Irvine researchers have discovered that markedly depleted amounts of an omega 3 fatty acid in brain tissue samples from Alzheimer’s patients may be due to the liver’s inability to produce the complex fat, also contained in fish-oil supplements.

  • Stratum Nutrition Begins Clinical Trial for Artinia

    September 15, 2010
    Stratum Nutrition, in collaboration with its commercialization partner, KitoZyme, has received regulatory (Institutional Review Board) approval for clinical protocol and initiated recruitment and randomization for an additional clinical study on the…

  • Probiotics Market to Reach Nearly $29 Billion by 2015

    September 14, 2010
    The global probiotics market, still in its infancy stage, is forecast to reach $28.8 billion in revenue by 2015, according to a new report from Global Industry Analysts, Inc.