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  • St. John's Wort Mined for Medicinal Value

    April 1, 2010
    A unique collection of St. John's wort (Hypericum) curated by Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists in Ames, IA, is providing university collaborators with genetically diverse, well-documented sources of this herb to use in studies examining its medicinal potential.

  • Will Healthcare Reform Make Us Healthier?

    Rebecca Wright || April 1, 2010
    On March 21st the U.S. House of Representatives passed the hotly debated healthcare reform bill (and it will likely get President Obama’s signature before the ink is dry on this editorial). While this may change the health insurance situation f…

  • 5-HTP

    April 1, 2010
    5-HTP is the precursor of the neurotransmitter serotonin. It is obtained commercially from the seeds of the plant Griffonia simplicifolia.

  • Vitamin D Fortification

    Vitamin D Fortification

    Judith Jarvis, MS || April 1, 2010
    Heightened interest in vitamin D research and advances in fortification technology make vitamin D a nutrient to watch these days.

  • Nutraceuticals Multiverse: Evidence Rules vs. Evidentiary Rules

    Nutraceuticals Multiverse: Evidence Rules vs. Evidentiary Rules

    Anthony Almada || April 1, 2010
    A quirky look at nutraceuticals in parallel universe.

  • Getting Ahead of the Curve: Calcium, Vitamin D & Bioavailability

    Dr. A. Elizabeth Sloan || April 1, 2010
    Nowhere is the power of the fast-emerging trend of bioavailability more impressive than in the bone health segment, breathing new life into an ailing calcium market, through promises of greater effectiveness when coupled with vitamin D.

  • Nutricap Labs: Contract Manufacturing, Etc.

    Nutricap Labs: Contract Manufacturing, Etc.

    April 1, 2010
    Nutricap Labs is based in Long Island, NY, where a large chunk of the nutraceuticals industry is concentrated. Prior to starting the company in 2003, Jason Provenzano heavily researched how contract manufacturers were serving their customers in the n…

  • Jungbunzlauer: Finding Success in Fermentation

    Jungbunzlauer: Finding Success in Fermentation

    April 1, 2010
    Jungbunzlauer’s roots extend far back to Bohemia in the 1800s, when it was part of a distillery at the center of the sugar industry. Back then its focus was alcohol, but today it is known for producing a more industrial product—citric aci…

  • Vitamin D: Colorectal cancer

    April 1, 2010
    Nutraceutical: Vitamin D Indication: Colorectal cancer Source: BMJ, January 21, 2010;340:b5500. Research: Researchers set out to examine the association between pre-diagnostic circulating vitamin D concentration, dietary intake of vitamin D and c…

  • Omega 3 (DHA): Brain function in boys

    April 1, 2010
    Nutraceutical: Omega 3 (DHA) Indication: Brain function in boys Source: Am J Clin Nutr, February 3, 2010; [Epub ahead of print]. Research: Emerging evidence suggests that DHA, the principal omega 3 fatty acid in brain gray matter, positively regul…

  • Omega 3 fatty acids: Preterm birth

    April 1, 2010
    Nutraceutical: Omega 3 fatty acids Indication: Preterm birth Source: Obstet Gynecol, February 2010; 115(2 Pt 1):234-42. Research: Researchers conducted a randomized, double-masked, placebo-controlled trial in 13 centers. Women with a history of pr…

  • Glucosamine: Osteoarthritis (OA)

    April 1, 2010
    Nutraceutical: Glucosamine Indication: Osteoarthritis (OA) Source: 73rd Annual Scientific Meeting of the American College of Rheumatology. Research: Researchers studied 201 men and women, average age 52, with mild to moderate knee pain due to oste…

  • 5-HTP (hydroxytryptophan): Hot flashes

    April 1, 2010
    Nutraceutical: 5-HTP (hydroxytryptophan) Source: Maturitas, April 2010;65(4):383-385. Indication: Hot flashes Research: Much recent research has focused on non-hormonal treatments for menopausal hot flashes. The purpose of this study was to deter…

  • Omega 3s Have Gone to the Dogs

    April 1, 2010
    A series of studies published in the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association (JAVMA) offer new insights into the possible benefits derived from feeding foods containing high omega 3 fatty acid concentrations to dogs with osteoarthritis…

  • NuVal Scores Correspond with DASH Diet

    April 1, 2010
    Foods recommended in the popular Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet correspond with the higher-scored items ranked by the NuVal Nutritional Scoring System, according to a study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.…

  • Wellmune WGP Reduces Cold-Like Symptoms

    April 1, 2010
    Wellmune WGP, from Biothera, significantly reduced upper respiratory tract infection symptoms in marathon runners while increasing vigor and overall health, according to a study published in the December issue of the Journal of Sports Science and Med…

  • Research Process: Influencing FDA

    Research Process: Influencing FDA

    Douglas Kalman || April 1, 2010
    Industry must be more proactive in FDA’s decision-making processes.

  • Eurotrends: Claims & Clinicals

    Eurotrends: Claims & Clinicals

    Joerg Gruenwald || April 1, 2010
    Do your clinical trials meet EFSA’s health claim standards?

  • Strengthening the Bone Health Market

    Strengthening the Bone Health Market

    Sean Moloughney || April 1, 2010
    Beyond calcium, a variety of ingredients are building stronger bones for consumers of all ages, while also creating a more competitive, advanced market.

  • Fiber as a Functional Food

    Fiber as a Functional Food

    Mark Crawford || April 1, 2010
    Fiber formulations continue to evolve due to consumer demand.

  • Dietary Supplements 2010

    Dietary Supplements 2010

    Julie Dennis || April 1, 2010
    Despite globalization issues, scientific validation concerns, potentially restrictive regulations, rocky economics and an uneasy healthcare system, the dietary supplement market continues to grow.

  • Sabinsa Inaugurates New Corporate Headquarters

    March 31, 2010
    Sabinsa Corporation has unveiled its new corporate headquarters in East Windsor, NJ. The 33,800 square-foot-building, which provides expanded office and warehouse space to accommodate Sabinsa’s sustained growth. 5% total square footage of the f…

  • ChromaDex Corp. Licenses Rights for Promising Botanical from Ole Miss & ARS

    March 31, 2010
    A natural products chemistry company has licensed the rights for a promising botanical compound from the University of Mississippi and the Agricultural Research Service.

  • Danone and Chiquita Start Joint-Venture to Market Fruit-Based Drinks

    March 31, 2010
    Danone announced today that it will start a joint-venture with Chiquita Brands International, Inc. to market fruit-based drinks, based on Chiquita’s Just Fruit in a Bottle platform, in Europe.

  • Kemin Health: Michael Ceddia

    March 29, 2010
    Kemin Health L.C., Des Moines, IA, has appointed Michael Ceddia, PhD, to vice president of research and development. He will be responsible for the Kemin Health innovation process as well as serving as a member of the executive team. Dr. Ceddia previ…

  • Clarinol CLA Reduces Body Fat in Overweight Children

    March 29, 2010
    Researchers from the University of Wisconsin-Madison demonstrated that Clarinol CLA from Lipid Nutrition reduced body fat mass in 6 to 10 year old children who were overweight or obese, using chocolate milk with CLA for 6 months. Results were publish…

  • eVitamins Launches Health Encyclopedia

    eVitamins Launches Health Encyclopedia

    Joanna Cosgrove || March 29, 2010
    Supplement e-retailer launches comprehensive online health resource to help inform and enlighten consumers.

  • Researchers Discover a Cheese Naturally High in Omega 3 and CLA

    March 25, 2010
    Universities in Italy, in conjunction with a team of doctors in the United States, have some health news that’s whetting the appetite of foodies around the world.

  • Danone Conducts Satiety Study

    Danone Conducts Satiety Study

    Joanna Cosgrove || March 25, 2010
    Fiber and protein-enriched yogurt proven to reduce short-term appetite.

  • Nutricosmetic Supplement Protects Skin and Reduces Wrinkling

    March 23, 2010
    Daily oral supplementation with Lyc-O-Mato, a natural lycopene complex extracted from red ripe tomatoes from LycoRed Corp, enhanced the protective properties of the skin against environmental stress and reduced premature aging and wrinkles, according…

  • Epicor Reduces Incidence of Cold/Flu Symptoms

    March 23, 2010
    A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical study published in the most recent issue of the peer-reviewed Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine concludes that the nutritional-based immune health ingredient EpiCor, from Embria…

  • Most Physicians Don't Approve of Healthcare Plan

    March 19, 2010
    A new media study among 900 physicians revealed that the majority of physicians (71%) reported that they are not in favor of the Obama administration’s plans for healthcare reform. The study was conducted by HCD Research, Flemington, NJ, and t…

  • Protein Blends Optimal for Sports Performance

    March 19, 2010
    Consuming a blend of proteins (isolated soy protein, whey protein and casein) may have advantages for sports performance and provide nutritional advantages over consuming just one type of protein, according to a review by Dr. Greg Paul, global direct…

  • ABC Presents Phytomedicinal Research Award to Bionorica

    March 19, 2010
    Bionorica, San Clemente, CA, has received the American Botanical Council’s Varro E. Tyler Commercial Investment in Phytomedicinal Research award. Named after the botanical expert and former dean of the college of pharmacy at Purdue University,…

  • Vitamin D Pak

    March 18, 2010
    Trace Minerals Research, Ogden, UT, has launched Vitamin D Pak, which contains 2500 IU of a vegetarian source of vitamin D3. Each serving also contains 200 mg each of calcium and magnesium, 100 mg of potassium, 100 mcg of folic acid, and 100 mg of Co…

  • Drivers for Healthier Shopping

    Drivers for Healthier Shopping

    Joanna Cosgrove || March 18, 2010
    When it comes to healthy eating, price discounts were found to be more effective than nutritional education.

  • Fluxome and GlycaNova Join Forces on Beta-Glucan Product

    March 17, 2010
    Fluxome A/S, Copenhagen, Denmark, has entered a strategic exclusivity agreement with research-based biotechnology company GlycaNova Norway AS. Fluxome gains the exclusive rights from GlycaNova to market and sell a beta-glucan product in the U.S. diet…

  • Increased Quantities of Hi-maize Resistant Starch Boost Satiety

    March 17, 2010
    New clinical research published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition has indicated that the quantity of resistant starch in foods correlates with blood glucose response and reduced food intake after two hours. A University of Toronto resea…

  • CRN Responds to Readers Digest Article

    March 16, 2010
    The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), Washington, D.C., has issued a statement in response to a controversial article that appeared in the April 2010 issue of Readers Digest.

  • Beating Breast Cancer Blues

    Beating Breast Cancer Blues

    Joanna Cosgrove || March 15, 2010
    Green tea and exercise help ease depression symptoms in breast cancer survivors.

  • NPs Look to Educate Patients About Supplement Usage

    March 12, 2010
    Eighty-five percent of nurse practitioners agree that one of the roles of healthcare professionals is to provide their patients with information about dietary supplements, according to new research from the "Life...supplemented" 2009 Healthcare Professionals (HCP) Impact Study.

  • Omega 3s and Colon Cancer

    Omega 3s and Colon Cancer

    Joanna Cosgrove || March 11, 2010
    NIEHS study observed a risk reduction but with an unusual twist.

  • 2010 AHPA Awards

    March 9, 2010
    The American Herbal Products Association’s (AHPA), Silver Spring, MD, has named the winners of its fifth annual AHPA Awards to recognize individuals and companies making substantive, positive contributions to the herbal products industry. Kati…

  • WellWise.Org Offers Supplement Information

    March 8, 2010
    WellWise.org, a recently-launched nonprofit foundation, provides an authoritative new website on supplements, the science behind them and other health strategies. "We aspire to become a trusted source of information on supplemental nutrition a…

  • Researchers to Study Grape Seed in Obese Subjects

    March 8, 2010
    Researchers at UC Davis are recruiting subjects for obesity-related studies that will involve grape seed extract, The new double blind, placebo controlled studies will be led by C. Tissa Kappagoda MD, professor of cardiovascular medicine at UC Davis…

  • SoluBlend Technologies Launches Novel Formulation Technology

    March 8, 2010
    Frankfort, IL-based SoluBlend Technologies LLC has launched a new technology that allows manufacturers of beverages as well as frozen, refrigerated, packaged and baked foods the ability to formulate healthy products with fat-soluble ingredients conve…

  • Consumer Health & Wellness

    March 8, 2010
    Now in its 3rd edition, “Consumer Health & Wellness 2010”—a report from Richard K. Miller & Associates—assesses healthcare planning and decision making from a consumer/patient perspective, including how consumers view…

  • The Bountiful Blueberry

    The Bountiful Blueberry

    Joanna Cosgrove || March 8, 2010
    The diminutive ‘superfruit’ is packed with potent antioxidants.

  • Omega 3s Have Gone to the Dogs

    March 5, 2010
    A series of studies published in the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association (JAVMA) offer new insights into the possible benefits derived from feeding foods containing high omega 3 fatty acid concentrations to dogs with osteoarthritis.

  • CRN Joins ASN as Sustaining Member

    March 4, 2010
    The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), Washington, D.C., has become a Sustaining Member of the American Society for Nutrition (ASN), a non-profit organization that brings together nearly 4,000 of the world’s top nutrition researchers, cli…