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  • The Great Motivator

    The Great Motivator

    March 1, 2007
    When President Roosevelt gave his inaugural address in 1933 he said, "The only thing we have to fear is fear itself." At the time this phrase was very relevant, as the Great Depression had reached its depth and people were scared and vulnerable. Pres…

  • Antioxidants: A Most Fruitful Category

    Antioxidants: A Most Fruitful Category

    Lisa Schofield || March 1, 2007
    One of the largest segments of the dietary supplement market, antioxidants are entering a new phase of development.

  • The Essential Fatty Acid Frenzy

    The Essential Fatty Acid Frenzy

    Rebecca Wright || March 1, 2007
    It has taken decades to establish essential fatty acids (EFAs), particularly omega 3's, as a reputable nutritional category, and only now are they starting to get the attention they rightfully deserve.

  • Acticoa Chocolate May Contribute to Longevity

    March 1, 2007
    A recent study conducted by the independent ETAP Research Center in France has established links between the consumption of polyphenols and longevity. Its findings point to the possibility that cocoa polyphenols not only improve the quality of life,…

  • UHT Processing of Soy Protein Shown to have Detrimental Effects

    March 1, 2007
    Nutri Pharma, Oslo, Norway, has released the results of a published placebo-controlled, randomized, double-blind clinical study on the effects of UHT (ultra high temperature) processing of soy protein that was carried out in conjunction with the Karo…

  • CardioTrim Core Formula Effective for Weight Loss and Metabolic Syndrome

    March 1, 2007
    A new human clinical study published in Lipids in Health and Disease has shown that the Core formula in Soy Labs’ (Fairfield, CA) Cardio-Trim line of nutritional supplements is effective in the fight against metabolic syndrome and obesity. The…

  • Hyal-Joint Studies Allow Manufacturers to Make Substantiated Claims for Joint Health Products

    March 1, 2007
    Recent studies and clinical trials on Hyal-Joint that prove the effectiveness of Hyal-Joint include positive findings that may aid manufacturers interested in making claims. Some of these highlights include: • A randomized, double-blind, plac…

  • Research Shows Beneo Prebiotics May Improve Heart Health

    March 1, 2007
    Research published in the British Journal of Nutrition suggests that inulin and oligofructose have important heart health properties. The study, in mice with a predisposition to heart disease, showed that diets supplemented with Orafti’s Beneo…

  • ActivAli Demonstrates Significant Benefits for Athletes and Dieters

    March 1, 2007
    SourceOne Global Partners has completed a new study validating the many benefits of its proprietary ActivAli tongkat ali product. As multiple clinical studies have demonstrated ActivAli Tongkat Ali to safely increase endurance, strength and stamina,…

  • Diachrome Improves Blood Sugar Profiles in People with Type 2 Diabetes

    March 1, 2007
    A study released at the 19th World Diabetes Congress meeting in Cape Town, South Africa, demonstrated that supplementing with chromium picolinate led to significant improvements in blood sugar levels of people with type 2 diabetes over a six-year per…

  • Flavoxine Addresses Multiple Risk Factors of Heart Health

    March 1, 2007
    Next Pharmaceuticals has released the results of a clinical trial on its new patented heart health ingredient Flavoxine. The principal investigator for the trial was Dr. Julius Oben, head of the department of biochemistry, University of Yaounde in Ca…

  • Policosanol

    March 1, 2007
    Indication: Cholesterol Source: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, December 2006;84(6):1543-8. Research: Historically, the use of policosanol to treat elevated cholesterol is based on clinical trials conducted in Cuba, which showed sugar…

  • Folic acid

    March 1, 2007
    Indication: Hearing loss Source: Ann Intern Med, January 2, 2007;146(1):63-4. Research: Seven hundred and twenty-eight older Dutch men and women showing signs of hearing loss were randomly assigned to receive either 800 micrograms of folic aci…

  • Folic acid

    March 1, 2007
    Indication: Cognition (older adults) Source: The Lancet, January 20, 2007;369:208-15. Research: Participants in this study were part of the Folic Acid and Carotid Intima media Thickness (FACIT) trial, investigating the effect of folic acid sup…

  • Folic acid

    March 1, 2007
    Indication: Cleft lip palate Source: British Medical Journal, January 26, 2007;Epub ahead of print. Research: This population-based study was conducted in Norway, which has one of the highest rates of facial clefts in Europe and does not allow…

  • Folate

    March 1, 2007
    Indication: Alzheimer’s Source: Archives of Neurology, January 2007;64(1):86-92. Research: Researchers set out to determine the effects of folate and vitamins B6 and B12 on Alzheimer’s disease. Researchers followed up 965 subjects…

  • Fish oil

    March 1, 2007
    Indication: Pregnancy (benefits in children) Source: Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed. December 21, 2006;Epub ahead of print. Research: The purpose of the study was to assess the effects of antenatal omega 3 long chain polyunsaturated fatty ac…

  • Calcium

    March 1, 2007
    Indication: cholesterol (in overweight women) Source: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, January 2007;85(1):54-9. Research: The objective of the study was to determine the effects of daily calcium intake and of supplementation with calc…

  • USP, Therapeutic Research Center & Consumer Reports Collaborate

    March 1, 2007
    United States Pharmacopeia (USP), Rockville, MD, has formed a collaboration with the Therapeutic Research Center and Consumer Reports to include its USP Verified Mark in their nationally recognized online health databases: Natural Medicines Comprehen…

  • Policosanol

    February 21, 2007
    Indication: Cholesterol Source: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, December 2006;84(6):1543-8. Research: Historically, the use of policosanol to treat elevated cholesterol is based on clinical trials conducted in Cuba, which showed s…

  • Folic acid

    February 21, 2007
    Indication: Hearing loss Source: Ann Intern Med, January 2, 2007;146(1):63-4. Research: Seven hundred and twenty-eight older Dutch men and women showing signs of hearing loss were randomly assigned to receive either 800 micrograms of foli…

  • Folic acid

    February 21, 2007
    Indication: Cognition (older adults) Source: The Lancet, January 20, 2007;369:208-15. Research: Participants in this study were part of the Folic Acid and Carotid Intima media Thickness (FACIT) trial, investigating the effect of folic aci…

  • Folic acid

    February 21, 2007
    Indication: Cleft lip palate Source: British Medical Journal, January 26, 2007;Epub ahead of print. Research: This population-based study was conducted in Norway, which has one of the highest rates of facial clefts in Europe and does not…

  • Folate

    February 21, 2007
    Indication: Alzheimer's Source: Archives of Neurology, January 2007;64(1):86-92. Research: Researchers set out to determine the effects of folate and vitamins B6 and B12 on Alzheimer's disease. Researchers followed up 965 subjects 65 yea…

  • Fish oil

    February 21, 2007
    Indication: Pregnancy (benefits in children) Source: Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed. December 21, 2006;Epub ahead of print. Research: The purpose of the study was to assess the effects of antenatal omega 3 long chain polyunsaturated fat…

  • Calcium

    February 21, 2007
    Indication: cholesterol (in overweight women) Source: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, January 2007;85(1):54-9. Research: The objective of the study was to determine the effects of daily calcium intake and of supplementation with cal…

  • USP Collaborates with Therapeutic Research Center & Consumer Reports

    Rebecca Wright || January 20, 2007
    United States Pharmacopeia (USP), Rockville, MD, has formed a collaboration with the Therapeutic Research Center and Consumer Reports to include its USP Verified Mark in their nationally recognized online health databases: Natural Medicines Comprehen…

  • Alternative therapies

    January 8, 2007
    Indication: High cholesterol Source: Annals of Pharmacotherapy, November 2006;40(11)1984-92. Research: Researchers from Kaiser Permanente of Colorado reviewed the literature on select alternative therapies for the management of dyslipidemia.…

  • Pycnogenol

    January 8, 2007
    Indication: Edema Source: Clin Appl Thromb Hemost, October 2006;12(4):440-4. Research: This study sampled 53 hypertensive patients at the G D'annunzio University in Italy. All patients suffered from edema of their ankles and feet as a res…

  • Chocolate nutrition bar (CocoaVia)

    January 8, 2007
    Indication: Cholesterol lowering Source: Journal of the American Dietetic Association, November 2006;106:1804-1813. Research: Sixty-seven men and women with elevated cholesterol (>200 mg/dl total cholesterol) were randomly assigned to one o…

  • Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA)

    January 8, 2007
    Indication: Alzheimer's disease Source: Archives of Neurology, November 11, 2006;63(11):1527-1528. Research: Researchers set out to study the association between dementia and DHA status among 899 men and women who were part of the Framingham H…

  • The Research Process: R&D Credit & Spending

    Douglas Kalman || January 1, 2007
    Learning about available tax credits may increase R&D spending in the future.

  • Business Insights: Critical Success Factors for Nutraceutical Products

    Gregory Stephens, RD || January 1, 2007
    Developing a successful nutraceutical product is a battle, but sticking to the right criteria might lead a company to victory.

  • Phytonutrients Poised for Growth

    Joanna Cosgrove || January 1, 2007
    A new report sheds light on the hopes and hindrances of this age-old segment.

  • WEB EXCLUSIVE: To IND or not to IND

    Joanna Cosgrove || January 1, 2007
    Taking the IND route with botanical ingredients is not a journey for the faint of heart or light of funded.

  • Top 10 Predictions for 2007

    Top 10 Predictions for 2007

    January 1, 2007
    10. It's no secret that consumers have become quite complex. Those that read National Geographic don't necessarily listen to National Public Radio or have an interest in joining the Sierra Club-they might listen to Howard Stern and not have a care in…

  • ProEPA/EPA Supplement Reduces Anxiety in Adults with History of Substance Abuse

    January 1, 2007
    A recent double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomized trial published in the Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology is one of the first to demonstrate benefits of fish oil in adults with anxiety and a history of substance abuse, according to Nordic N…

  • Alternative therapies

    January 1, 2007
    Indication: High cholesterol Source: Annals of Pharmacotherapy, November 2006;40(11)1984-92. Research: Researchers from Kaiser Permanente of Colorado reviewed the literature on select alternative therapies for the management of dyslipidemia. Se…

  • Pycnogenol

    January 1, 2007
    Indication: Edema Source: Clin Appl Thromb Hemost, October 2006;12(4):440-4. Research: This study sampled 53 hypertensive patients at the G D’annunzio University in Italy. All patients suffered from edema of their ankles and feet as a re…

  • Chocolate nutrition bar (CocoaVia)

    January 1, 2007
    Indication: Cholesterol lowering Source: Journal of the American Dietetic Association, November 2006;106:1804-1813. Research: Sixty-seven men and women with elevated cholesterol (>200 mg/dl total cholesterol) were randomly assigned to one o…

  • Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA)

    January 1, 2007
    Indication: Alzheimer’s disease Source: Archives of Neurology, November 11, 2006;63(11):1527-1528. Research: Researchers set out to study the association between dementia and DHA status among 899 men and women who were part of the Framing…

  • Nestlé to Fund Brain Research

    January 1, 2007
    The Nestlé Research Center (NRC), Lausanne, Switzerland, and EPFL (one of the two Swiss Federal Institutes of Technology) have signed a five-year agreement to conduct research on the relationship between nutrition and the brain. Under this agr…

  • Vitamin D

    December 11, 2006
    Indication: Breast cancer Source: J Clin Pathol., October 17, 2006;Epub ahead of print. Research: Laboratory and epidemiological studies have implicated vitamin D deficiency in the pathogenesis of breast cancer. This was the impetus for researc…

  • Plant sterols

    December 11, 2006
    Indication: Heart disease risk factors Source: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, October 2006;84(4):756-761. Research: In a previous study, researchers were able to show that supplementation with orange juice containing plant sterols (2 g…

  • Milk thistle

    December 11, 2006
    Indication: Diabetes Source: Phytotherapy Research, October 30, 2006;published online ahead of print. Research: Researchers conducted a study on 51 diabetics to determine the effects of milk thistle, and specifically an active constituent (flav…

  • Curcumin

    December 11, 2006
    Indication: Cognitive function Source: American Journal of Epidemiology, November 2006;164(9):898-906. Research: Curcumin, from the curry spice turmeric, has been shown to possess potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties and to reduc…

  • B Vitamins

    December 11, 2006
    Indication: Heart disease Source: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, October 2006;84(4):880-887. Research: Laboratory and observational studies suggest that antioxidant and B vitamin supplementation may prevent atherosclerosis. Although t…

  • Proprietary Perspective: Exclusivity Agreement: Exclude the Bad & Exalt the Good

    Anthony Almada, B.Sc. || December 1, 2006
    As the dearth of blockbuster bioactives continues, the drive to inflate the small into the superior and the new into allowed proceeds unabated.

  • Hitting Bottom

    Hitting Bottom

    December 1, 2006
    More regulation is not only a possibility, but most certainly a reality for the future of dietary supplements and functional foods. Let's start with dietary supplements. Authorities, from Congress to FDA to FTC and down the line, in my opinion, have…

  • Research Highlights

    December 1, 2006
    Dermylex Relieves Psoriasis Symptoms A recently completed randomized, double-blind placebo-controlled clinical trial of Advitech, Inc.’s (Quebec, Canada) Dermylex supplement has demonstrated the product’s measurable impact on relieving p…