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Study supports efficacy of HolisFiit polyphenol-rich formulation for 'mind and body well-being'

A polyphenol-rich formulation may enhance the benefits of mind-body practices, such as yoga, Pilates, and Taïchi, says a new study from Europe.

Your Voice Matters

Have your say today: NutraIngredients state of the industry survey

Which consumer trends will be important for your business? Are European markets too fragmented? What is in store for your category? How are EU rules affecting your prospects? To gauge...

Enzyme combination may offer recovery benefits for athletes

An oral enzyme combination may reduce exercise-induced fatigue, muscle soreness and damage in endurance athletes, says a new study.

Special Edition: Functional Foods

Naturally functional: Are consumers turned off by 'added' functionality

A huge 70% of Europeans prefer health benefits from natural foods, rather than added benefits, according to Mintel - so could the perception that functional foods are unnatural be a barrier to...

SPORTS NUTRITION ONLINE EVENT

Regulatory consistency lacking for sports supplement use, expert declares

Authorities have not paid enough attention to the issue of supplement contamination, failing to sufficiently investigate this issue, according to Luca Bucchini.

Sports Nutrition Online Event

Ageing consumers have potential to lead the sports nutrition market, say experts

Ageing consumers, more feminine products and ‘natural’ functional foods will lead the market in the coming years, analysts from Euromonitor International told attendees of our recent online event on Sports Nutrition....

Lion Capital take majority stake in UK sports nutrition firm Grenade

Private equity firm Lion Capital has acquired a majority stake in UK-based active nutrition firm Grenade Holdings in a deal that sees the business valued at £72 million (€83m).

FOOD VISION 2017: Food evangelists, 3D printed selfies and the importance of ingredient diversity

Industry movers and shakers gathered in London last week for Food Vision discussing the some of the hottest trends and issues affecting the industry today. Here are some highlights if...

HIGHLIGHTS FROM PROBIOTA 2017 IN BERLIN

Probiota Insights: Which probiotic formats hold the most exciting future potential?

There is a huge focus on finding 'the next big thing' in terms of probiotic delivery formats. But which ones do our Probiota community think hold the most potential?

Company to sell 60% stake in Dairy Ireland to Irish co-op

Strong results reiterate Glanbia's nutrition focus; as firm announces Dairy Ireland spin-off

Glanbia reported better than expected growth in 2016 with performance nutrition driving revenue and profits, said the firm as it announced the part sell-off of its Irish dairy business. 

Carbs ‘better than antioxidants’ to boost immunity and recovery after exercise: Australia review

Consuming carb-heavy bars or gels either during or immediately after intense exercise helps cut immune disturbances and can aid the body’s recovery, but there is insufficient evidence to support the...

Indian tree bark extract shows may improve athletic performance: Study

A proprietary extract from the bark of Terminalia arjuna may boost cardiovascular efficiency and improve athletic performance in young healthy male adults, says a new study.

News in brief

Aker BioMarine invest €112.6 million in new krill vessel

Norwegian krill player Aker BioMarine has commissioned a new environmentally-friendly krill fishing vessel, at a cost of around €112.6 million (NOK 1 billion).

70 product launches in just over 2 years

New clinical data opening doors for Nitrosigine beyond sports nutrition

Having quickly established its credentials in the sports nutrition space, positive results in recent clinical trials are creating new opportunities for Nutrition 21’s Nitrosigine in the cognitive health sector.

Arla Foods Ingredients adds to whey hydrolysates portfolio

Arla Foods Ingredients has unveiled a new generation of whey hydrolysates for the mainstream sports nutrition market.

'The lowest effective dose of creatine seen in the current literature'

Short-term creatine supplementation may benefit muscle power in elite youth athletes

Low-dose, short-term creatine supplementation “beneficially affected muscle power output,” even without the usually recommended loading phase, according to findings from a double-blind, placebo-controlled study. 

A2 milk matches regular milk for post-exercise benefits: Study

Milk containing only A2 protein is as effective as regular milk at improving post-exercise recovery according to researchers, who suggest A2 milk could be used to prevent GI issues in...

Glanbia strengthens performance nutrition offering with €181 million double deal

Dairy and nutritional ingredients firm Glanbia has confirmed two strategic acquisitions that will enhance its performance nutrition division by bringing a greater focus on plant-based foods and direct-to-consumer sales.

News in brief

Czechs bust 33 food supplement ads

A total of 33 advertisements that did not comply with EU food laws were found during an investigation carried out by The Czech Agriculture and Food Investigation Authority last year.

ESSNA: 'It is the sad reality that DMAA is widely available'

DMAA sighted in Denmark

Long withdrawn DMAA-containing pre-workout supplement Jack3d has been targeted by the Danish Food Administration (DFA) after it was alerted to internet and Facebook sales.

Water and acid stable encapsulation backed for creatine uptake

A new water stable micro-encapsulaton of creatine has enabled the ingredient to be used in a liquid shot for the first time, says Anabio Technologies.

Cambridge Commodities teams up with Unette Nutrition to produce functional gels

UK ingredient supplier and contract manufacturer Cambridge Commodities Ltd (CCL) has inked a deal to develop its presence in the private label gel space. 

UK focuses on banned DMAA after 7 ‘urgent notices’

Banned pre-workout stimulant DMAA continues to appear on-market in the UK and elsewhere – with the UK medicines regulator making seven busts in 2016.

News in brief

EFSA quits Brussels for Parma home; commits to livestreaming

The European Food safety Authority (EFSA) is moving open meetings back to its Parma Italy base after a year in Brussels failed to increase turn-outs.

Food Vision preview: London, 1-3 March 2017

Personalised sports nutrition gains another player

At Food Vision  in London on March 1-3 ex-Olympian Andrew Steele will explain why he is so excited about applying genetics to dramatically improve the nutrition and performance of sportspeople....