The Traditional Herbal Medicinal Products Directive is changing the face of the botanicals extracts and supplements sector – in the European Union at least. The requirement for herbals to demonstrate good science has never been more urgent as health claims scrutiny tightens and consumer interest heightens.
In the fourth part of our special beauty from within series, we take a look at the regulations governing what you can say about nutriscosmetics products – which, in most...
The anthocyanin content of black rice may rival that of the blueberries and blackberries, and be available for a fraction of the cost, suggests new data from Louisiana.
Dietary supplementation with soluble plant fibers could reduce the effects of Crohn’s disease, whilst emulsifiers in processed foods could be exacerbating the problem, new research reports.
German supplier Cognis improved EBITDA performance by 67.5 per cent in the first half of 2010- but its nutrition and health division lagged behind the performance of its household chemicals...
Danone has paid an undisclosed sum for fellow French smoothie maker Immedia in a move that bolsters its presence in the European juice market.
The chairman of the UK Herbal Forum has warned that the European Union may find its pharmacy store shelves filled with illegal herbal products if companies don’t register their products...
The firm behind heart-friendly beetroot juice Beet It has secured new retail listings for its ‘one-shot’ 70ml packs after a successful launch in Holland & Barrett.
A recently issued consumer warning against menopausal herb, black cohosh, by the Danish Veterinary and Food Administration (DVFA) may be based on false pretences according to a US-based herbals expert.
A new study has linked frequent intake of capsaicin to a reduction in blood pressure, the first time that the effect has been observed for long-term use.
Leading soy supplier Solae has criticised the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) for a selective approach that saw the agency’s health claims panel dismiss upward of 30 human intervention studies...
New research has observed the suppressive effects of resveratrol on inflammation and oxidative stress in humans – the first time such effects have been observed.
An olive extract rich in hydroxytyrosol may protect neurons in the brain from the normal deterioration associated with aging, suggests a new study.
Italian researchers have found that rooibos tea is able to boost plasma antioxidant defences in humans.
UK firm, Provexis, has won approval from the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) for use of its Fruitflow technology in dietary supplements.
The UK Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has ruled against press adverts promoting the bowel health potential of probiotic and fibre-containing food supplements due to a lack of scientific backing.
The Danish Veterinary and Food Administration (DVFA) has issued a consumer warning about food supplements containing black cohosh after becoming aware of several websites promoting the menopausal herb.
In the fourth and final part of this eye health series, NutraIngredients peers into an increasingly complex legislative scene.
Researchers have found consumers will pay more for sterol-fortified yoghurt products making cholesterol-lowering claims, even those who don’t have cholesterol issues.
In part two of this exclusive NutraIngredients podcast, Professor Albert Flynn, chair of European Food Safety Authority’s Scientific Panel on Dietetic Products, Nutrition and Allergies (NDA) refutes criticism the agency...
Combining a series of chemical and cell-based antioxidant tests is the best way to understanding antioxidant effects and the biological relevance of the data, says a new study with acai.
Amended European Union plant sterols/stanols health claims will permit products such as spreads and yoghurts to make claims with a lower content of the cholesterol-lowering ingredients.
A UK man has been sentenced to six months in prison for illegally marketing ephedrine food supplements in the UK, reports the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA).
Daily supplements of an extract of green tea may reduce levels of a protein linked to heart disease, says a new study from the US.
French nutricosmetics specialist Laboratoires Innéov has had a submission linking its proprietary blend with improved skin health turned down by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) health claims panel.
Legislation such as the Traditional Herbal Medicinal Products Directive (THMPD) based on western ideas of medicine must be rethought if whole sectors such as Traditional Chinese Medicines (TCMs) are not...