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  • Pycnogenol Reduces Blood Pressure and Counteracts Kidney Damage

    March 3, 2010
    A study published in the March 2010 issue of the Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology and Therapeutics reveals Pycnogenol, French maritime pine bark extract from Natural Health Science, counteracts kidney damage caused by hypertension, lowering uri…

  • MicroActive CoQ10 Universally Bioavailable

    March 3, 2010
    A new study on MicroActive CoQ10, a patented, highly bioavailable, and universally absorbed form of CoQ10—which is manufactured by BioActives LLC and distributed by Maypro Industries—found that 100% of subjects taking MicroActive CoQ10 ha…

  • ConsumerLab.com Finds Carcinogenic Form of Chromium in Some Supplements

    March 3, 2010
    A carcinogenic form of chromium—hexavalent chromium—is present in some dietary supplements, according to new tests by ConsumerLab.com, White Plains, NY.

  • Funds Boost Research into Cognitive Decline

    March 2, 2010
    The Research Partnership in Cognitive Aging will award up to $28 million over five years to 17 research grants to explore interventions that may prevent, reduce or reverse cognitive decline in older people.

  • Kyowa Hakko USA: Dr. Toshikazu Kamiya

    March 2, 2010
    Kyowa Hakko USA, New York, NY, has named Dr. Toshikazu Kamiya, president and CEO. He previously served as director of Kyowa Hakko Bio, Healthcare Products Development Center in Tsukuba, Japan. Since 1997, Dr. Kamiya has been the head of the Nutraceut…

  • Antioxidants Today!

    Antioxidants Today!

    Alan Richman || March 1, 2010
    They’re more exotic, more condition-specific, and more important than ever.

  • Wellmune WGP Protects Against Stress-Related Health Challenges

    March 1, 2010
    Biothera’s Wellmune WGP, a natural carbohydrate that activates key immune cells, reduced the incidence of cold-like symptoms and improved the psychological well-being of individuals with stressful lifestyles, according to a new study publishe…

  • Getting Ahead of the Curve: Antioxidants

    Dr. A. Elizabeth Sloan || March 1, 2010
    Antioxidants have been on a growth streak, with claims now touted in nearly 200 segments across the traditional supermarket and super center selling floor.

  • Red Clover

    March 1, 2010
    Red clover is a legume, which like soy contains phytoestrogens.

  • Nutraceuticals Multiverse: Editor v. Advertiser: An Expected Victory

    Nutraceuticals Multiverse: Editor v. Advertiser: An Expected Victory

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

  • Notes from Japan: Yakult Delivers More Than Probiotics

    Notes from Japan: Yakult Delivers More Than Probiotics

    Sean Moloughney || March 1, 2010
    Perspectives from a visit to the Far East with Yakult Honsha, Co., Ltd.

  • Fish Oil & Sustainability: A True Story

    Fish Oil & Sustainability: A True Story

    Adam Ismail & Harry Rice || March 1, 2010
    Media outlets continue to float concerns regarding the increasing demand of omega 3s and the negative impact on sustainability, but there’s more to the story.

  • Beauty in Demand

    Beauty in Demand

    Sean Moloughney || March 1, 2010
    The concept of beauty through better nutrition has offered the natural ingredients market a healthy future.

  • Pets Are Undeniably Important

    Pets Are Undeniably Important

    L. Phillips Brown || March 1, 2010
    Nutritional products aimed at pets represent a healthy opportunity for companies.

  • Ganeden Biotech: Pioneering Probiotic Versatility

    Ganeden Biotech: Pioneering Probiotic Versatility

    March 1, 2010
    Founded in 1996, Ganeden Biotech Inc., Cleveland, OH, is one of the largest sellers of over-the-counter (OTC) probiotics in the U.S. through its Digestive Advantage and Sustenex brands. Buoyed by the success of these products, a few years ago Ganeden…

  • Embria Health Sciences: Finding the Right Balance

    Embria Health Sciences: Finding the Right Balance

    March 1, 2010
    Embria, Ankeny, IA, is the brainchild of parent company Diamond V, a leading producer of animal nutrition products. As the story goes, in the mid- to late-1990s company executives noticed that employees who worked in the manufacturing facility had un…

  • Research Confirms Peptan Benefits on Bone Health

    March 1, 2010
    Oral intake of Peptan, from Rousselot, may have a positive impact on osteoporosis. Researchers conducted an in vivo study on ovariectomized mice, used to simulate postmenopausal osteoporosis, which leads to a lower bone mineral density (BMD). Animal…

  • Citicoline May Support Weight Loss Goals

    March 1, 2010
    Scientists at McLean Hospital and professors at Harvard Medical School have explored the effects of Cognizin citicoline, from Kyowa Hakko, on the neurobiological systems involved in appetite and eating behavior regulation. Results indicate a potentia…

  • Study Shows Cardiovascular Benefits of Astaxanthin

    March 1, 2010
    A new human clinical study conducted at Jikei University, Japan, showed a positive relationship between supplementation with AstaREAL astaxanthin, from Fuji Health Science, and cardiovascular health. The study has been accepted for publication by the…

  • Bioenergy Boosts Energy in Baby Boomers

    March 1, 2010
    A study involving 10 healthy adult subjects—aged 50-65—indicates that Bioenergy Ribose, from Bioenergy Life Science, lessens fatigue among Baby Boomers. Participants consumed Bioenergy Ribose water twice daily for two weeks. Both subjecti…

  • InSea2 Impacts Glycemic Response

    March 1, 2010
    In a recent randomized, crossover, double-blind, placebo-controlled human clinical trial led by the Institute of Nutraceuticals and Functional Foods of Laval University (Quebec, Canada), InSea2, from innoVactiv (at a single dose of 500 mg), induced a…

  • Mirtoselect May Reduce Proliferation of Colorectal Tumors

    March 1, 2010
    Pharmacological and clinical data for colorectal carcinoma chemoprevention on Mirtoselect standardized bilberry extract, from Indena, were presented recently at the 51st Annual Meeting of the Italian Cancer Society (SIC) in Sesto San Giovanni, Milano…

  • Omega 3s: Age-related macular degeneration

    March 1, 2010
    Nutraceutical: Omega 3s Indication: Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) Source: Am J Clin Nutr, December 2009;90(6):1601-7. Research: Omega 3 long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (LCPUFAs) affect processes implicated in vascular and neural r…

  • Omega 3 fatty acids: Colon cancer

    March 1, 2010
    Nutraceutical: Omega 3 fatty acids Indication: Colon cancer Source: American Association for Cancer Research Frontiers in Cancer Prevention Research Conference, December 2009. Research: Although experimental and clinical data suggest that long-ch…

  • Hibiscus sabdariffa L. tea (tisane): Blood pressure

    March 1, 2010
    Nutraceutical: Hibiscus sabdariffa L. tea (tisane) Indication: Blood pressure (BP) Source: J Nutr, February 2010; 140(2):298-303. Research: In vitro studies show Hibiscus sabdariffa L., an ingredient found in many herbal tea blends and other bever…

  • Glucosamine and omega 3 fatty acids: Osteoarthritis

    March 1, 2010
    Nutraceutical: Glucosamine and omega 3 fatty acids Indication: Osteoarthritis (OA) Source: Advances in Therapy, September 2009;(26)9:858-871. Research: A total of 177 patients with moderate-to-severe hip or knee osteoarthritis (OA) were tested dur…

  • Coffee: Prostate cancer

    March 1, 2010
    Nutraceutical: Coffee Indication: Prostate cancer Source: American Association for Cancer Research Frontiers in Cancer Prevention Research Conference, December 2009. Research: Coffee has effects on insulin and glucose metabolism as well as sex hor…

  • Black cohosh and red clover: Hot flashes

    March 1, 2010
    Nutraceutical: Black cohosh and red clover Indication: Hot flashes Source: Menopause, Nov-Dec 2009; 16(6):1156-66. Research: The aim of this study was to evaluate the safety and efficacy of black cohosh and red clover compared with placebo for the…

  • Antioxidants and fatty acids: Pancreatic cancer

    March 1, 2010
    Nutraceutical(s): Antioxidants and fatty acids Indication: Pancreatic cancer Source: Int J Cancer, January 26, 2010 [Epub ahead of print]. Research: Since there are no well-established modifiable risk factors for pancreatic cancer except smoking,…

  • Information is Power

    Rebecca Wright || March 1, 2010
    In the March issue, there is a lot of valuable market information that will yield a tremendous amount of power for those who use it wisely. Let’s start with our antioxidant coverage. Alan Richman, a frequent contributor to Nutraceuticals World,…

  • TSI Health Sciences

    March 1, 2010
    TSI Health Sciences, Inc. (TSI), Missoula, MT, has obtained patent #7,629,329 for its sports nutrition ingredient PEAK ATP. The new, broad patented claims cover methods for increasing muscle strength and muscle mass through oral supplementation of AT…

  • Cyvex Partners with the Salk Institute

    March 1, 2010
    Irvine, CA-based Cyvex Nutrition has entered a research and development partnership with the Salk Institute for Biological Studies to examine the effects of vinpocetine (as BioVinca from Cyvex Nutrition) and fisetin, separately and in combination, on…

  • Herbal Insights Debuts on PBS TV Series

    March 1, 2010
    The American Botanical Council (ABC) has teamed up with the producers of a popular public television series to create “Herbal Insights,” a new segment on popular herbs and herb issues. Mark Blumenthal, ABC founder and executive director,…

  • Medical Students Support Use of CAM in Western Medicine

    March 1, 2010
    In the largest national survey of its kind, researchers from UCLA and UC San Diego measured medical students’ attitudes and beliefs about complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) and found that three-quarters of them felt conventional Weste…

  • Study Says NuVal Scores Correspond with DASH Diet

    February 25, 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 new study.

  • Inside the Mars/Barry Callebaut Flavanol Deal

    Inside the Mars/Barry Callebaut Flavanol Deal

    Joanna Cosgrove || February 25, 2010
    Agreement will increase the availability of beneficial cocoa flavanols.

  • FTC to Require Product-Specific Studies to Back Claims

    February 24, 2010
    According to Todd Harrison, partner of the Washington, D.C.-based law firm Venable, and Nutraceuticals World’s “Capitol Comments” columnist, the FTC is very close to changing the way it handles product claims in the dietary supplement and functional food market.

  • eVitamins Launches New Health Encyclopedia

    February 22, 2010
    Online vitamin and supplement retailer eVitamins, Shelby Township, MI, has launched its Health and Wellness Encyclopedia, offering thousands of health articles on vitamins, herbs, supplements, medical conditions and drug interactions. It also include…

  • Gatorade Reinvigorates G

    Gatorade Reinvigorates G

    Joanna Cosgrove || February 22, 2010
    Slumping sales compel Gatorade to invest in new product development.

  • AHPA Representative Provides Counterpoint to DSHEA Changes

    February 19, 2010
    Steven Dentali, PhD, chief science officer, American Herbal Products Association (AHPA), Silver Spring, MD, has offered a point/counterpoint to a call for changes to DSHEA.

  • GOED Seeks Clarification on FTC Action

    February 19, 2010
    GOED is seeking clarification from the Federal Trade Commission in response to the agency’s concern about omega 3 claims regarding brain and vision benefits in children.

  • Food Industry Faulted

    Food Industry Faulted

    Joanna Cosgrove || February 18, 2010
    Children Now study criticizes the self-regulation of foods and beverages marketed to children.

  • Red Microalgae Cosmetic Ingredient Protects Skin

    February 17, 2010
    Results of a new clinical study show that Alguard, an all-natural cosmetic ingredient developed by Frutarom Ltd, provides immediate beauty enhancement when applied to the skin. Alguard is known for its ability to provide long-term protection to skin…

  • Sustamine Increases Performance in Endurance, Exercise and Activity

    February 16, 2010
    A clinical study by Dr. Jay Hoffman, PhD, professor and chair of the Department of Health and Exercise Science at the College of New Jersey, has shown Sustamine L-Alanyl-L-Glutamine, from Kyowa Hakko, increases performance in endurance exercise and a…

  • Study Detects Nattokinase Bioavailability in Human Serum

    February 11, 2010
    Scientists have been able to discern and document the bioavailability of nattokinase in human serum, according to a new study titled “Oral Bioavailability of Nattokinase (NSK-SD).” Researchers, in conjunction with San Francisco General H…

  • Soy’s Bone Benefits Scrutinized

    Soy’s Bone Benefits Scrutinized

    Joanna Cosgrove || February 11, 2010
    Two studies focused on soy’s bone benefits yield less than favorable results.

  • Omega 3 Fails Depressed Heart Patients

    Omega 3 Fails Depressed Heart Patients

    Joanna Cosgrove || February 8, 2010
    Clinical study results termed disappointing.

  • Getting Teens & Young Adults to Eat More Whole Grains

    February 4, 2010
    National survey data published in this month’s issue of the Journal of the American Dietetic Association indicate few adolescents or young adults consume whole grains in the amount recommended to prevent chronic disease and maintain a healthful weight.

  • Dietary Fiber and Colorectal Cancer

    Dietary Fiber and Colorectal Cancer

    Joanna Cosgrove || February 4, 2010
    Commonwealth Medical College awarded grant to study the effect of butyrate on colon cancer risk.

  • Omega 3s May Slow Progression of Psychosis

    February 2, 2010
    Long-chain omega 3 fatty acids may help reduce the risk of developing psychotic disorders, according to a study published in the Archives of General Psychiatry.