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Playing with particles: German engineering improves ingredient functionality

A German engineering company is deploying ‘pioneering’ fluidised processing techniques to enhance the functionality of active ingredients and to make volatile and sensitive ingredients easier to work with.

Study supports vitamin K2 (but not K1) for heart health

Increased intakes of long-chain menaquinones (vitamin K2) may reduce the risk of mortality from coronary heart disease (CHD), according to data from the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition...

Special edition: Botanicals

Travel to source may be costly, but important to vet supply chain, expert says

Travel to where you source your ingredients, and make no excuses about the cost and time it takes, one expert said.

Nexira plots 4-year growth era as it returns to family values

After becoming fully family-owned and independent last week, French botanicals and ingredient player Nexira is chasing sales of €150-€160m by 2020 with acquisition, Asian expansion and boosted health and nutrition...

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French ingredients house buys British sauce maker

French firm Solina has strengthened its UK presence with the acquisition of specialty sauce manufacturer New Ivory.

French herbal firm seeks global sports nutrition win

Sporting performance enhancement; endurance; recovery and mind-body harmony are the four platforms of Fytexia’s entry into botanicals-based sports nutrition.

Combining polyphenols boosts anti-cancer properties: Rath rodent review

Combining polyphenols and other compounds can dramatically increase their ability to fight cancers, according to a review from the Dr Rath Research Institute of its own and other studies.

Alginate-starch encapsulation could aid probiotic survival

The use of a modified alginate and hi-maize starch encapsulation technique could help to increase the survival rate of probiotics, say Thai researchers.

Chokeberries have ‘minor beneficial effects’ on heart health, says study

Juice or powder products made from chokeberries (Aronia mitschurinii) may improve blood pressure, and reduce some markers of inflammation, says a new study.

Ethical Naturals Inc. introduce Cranberex from Oregon Cranberry

Ethical Naturals Inc. (ENI) is entering the cranberry extract sector with a standardized cranberry extract derived from dark red cranberries from Oregon.

Mixed results for probiotic cirrhosis study

Probiotics given to liver cirrhosis sufferers boosted neopterin levels and reactive oxygen species (ROS) production, but had no significant effect on white blood cells’ ability to consume bacteria, the original aim of...

‘huge win for the industry’

Swedish court throws out EFSA vitamin upper limits

The Swedish food supplement industry is breathing a sigh of relief that a sales ban imposed on vitamin B6 supplements that exceed “EFSA-recommended upper limits” has been overturned by a Swedish court....

New EHPM chair promises botanicals progress at ‘crucial point for our industry’

EHPM, the Brussels-based group representing smaller firms in the EU supplements space has elected a new chair, Michel Horn, who has promised action in the limboed botanicals sector with regard...

Study supports bioavailability of omega-3s from wax ester-rich marine oil

Calanus oil is a highly bioavailable source of the omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA, says a new study that supports its potential as a suitable alternative source of omega-3s....

'The race is on in this industry to take positions for future growth of probiotics.'

Probiotics giant buys world’s best-documented strain

Danish probiotics and enzymes leader Chr Hansen has paid €73m in cash to acquire the Lactobacillus rhamnosus-based LGG suite of probiotic strains from Finnish dairy group, Valio.

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Tate & Lyle increases capacity for added value oat ingredients

Tate & Lyle has upped its manufacturing capacity for added value oat ingredients ten-fold at its Swedish facility.

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Mazza Innovation earns NSF Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) registration for its clean-label botanical extraction facility

Plant extract company Mazza Innovation Ltd. has achieved NSF Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) registration for its Delta, British Columbia botanical extraction facility.

Mice study shows chilli & ginger cancer-battling properties

Consuming gingerol and capsaicin together could combat cancer, with gingerol counteracting capsaicin’s carcinogenic effects, according to a new study on mice.

Australian nutrition industry cheers landmark changes to regulation

Australia’s natural nutrition and complementary health industry has received a “once in a lifetime” boost after the government gave the green light to a raft of changes to how businesses...

Choline and betaine may counter insulin resistance: Study

Increased intakes of choline and betaine may improve insulin resistance in the general population, says a new study.

Could DHA supplements during pregnancy boost attention in children?

Prenatal supplements of the omega-3 fatty acid docosahexanoic acid (DHA) may improve measures of attention in the children at age 5, says a new study from an international team of researchers.

Krill powder stability issues addressed: Study

The long term stability of Rimfrost’s Pristine krill powder at room temperature has been confirmed in two studies, allaying concerns about krill’s viability as a supplement ingredient due to stability...

Frankfurt, 28 November, 2016

NutraIngredients picks final sports nutrition congress line-up

A controversial Oxford University ketones spin-off; GSK Nutrition on new EU caffeine regulations; and a sports nutrition veteran on what the ‘mainstreaming’ of sports nutrition really means are highlights of...

#DNPkills: ‘if you are selling DNP online or offline we will find you’

Dangerous weight loss pill dealers busted in Northern Ireland

Authorities in Northern Ireland have shut down two operations selling weight loss products containing the dangerous industrial chemical DNP (2,4 dinitrophenol) as part of a broader sting.

Review questions food fortification dominance in nutrition policy

Policy makers around the world are relying too much on food fortification and other nutrition-specific interventions, at the cost of using more holistic approaches, according to a review.