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Germany overtakes US as top energy drink innovator

For the first time Germany has overtaken the US as the top energy drink innovator with the highest rates of new product development (NPD) in 2015, according to Mintel. 

Saliva test strips help consumers, athletes optimize NO levels

Berkeley Test has firmed up the IP surrounding its nitric oxide testing method with the grant of a US patent. The test, which has already been used by athletes and...

Diabetes game changer? Researchers to look at green tea catechins & insulin

Botanical supplier Plandaí Biotechnology has signed a research agreement with North West University in South Africa to investigate green tea catechins and type 2 diabetes. 

EU rejects more than 90% of all health claims: Study

The EU has authorised only a small fraction of the health claims submitted to it, with a number of categories seeing no authorised claims at all, according to a new...

Males with more muscle don’t need more protein, study finds

More protein intake equals more muscle growth, according to a Scottish study, but the amount of growth does not depend on an individual’s overall muscle mass.

Infant formula sales slump at Biostime but firm bullish over future growth

Sales at Chinese infant nutrition firm Biostime dropped by 14% in the first half of 2016 to RMB1.46bn (US$220m), with the Biostime brand – which accounts for 86% of the...

AUD$9m project puts algae under the nutritional spotlight in New South Wales

An AUD$9m (US$6.9m) project to boost the potential for algae in the nutrition, supplement and bio-industry has been launched in New South Wales.

DHA beats EPA for stroke-induced brain damage: Mice study

Omega-3s can reduce brain damage that occurs as a result of a stroke, a Columbia University study has found.

Could Brexit give a boost to the UK’s supplements industry?

Amid the uncertainty of Brexit, supplement industry groups see opportunities for a more liberal UK regime outside the EU, but others question how much practical difference the UK’s split will...

Probiotic problems: Mastitis marketing flawed, say researchers

A paper claiming the marketing of probiotics to treat mastitis is problematic has caused a controversy, but probiotics researchers and manufacturers say the science is sound.

New product idea? Study used chia and flaxseeds to encapsulate probiotics

By spray drying, researchers from Chile and Canada encapsulated Lactobacillus plantarum and Bifidobacterium infantis using chia and flaxseed.

Special edition: Algae

Expert says algae's promise still huge despite disappointments in ingredient development

Algae companies have a habit of over promising and under delivering. According to one longtime expert in the field, that’s almost by default, resulting from the organisms’ almost unlimited potential...

Vegans should take vitamin B12 supplements ‘permanently’: German Nutrition Society

It is “difficult or impossible” for vegans to get enough of nutrients like vitamin B12, the German Nutrition Society (DGE) has said in a position paper now cited by the government....

Which supplements should women take during pregnancy?

The British Nutrition Foundation (BNF) is seeking insights into general public opinion on supplementation in pregnancy.

Berry eaters may be at lower risk of diabetes: Meta-analysis

Data from almost 400,000 people suggests that consuming berries and the anthocyanins they contain may reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes mellitus by 15-18%.

Targeted intervention boosts Irish athletes’ vitamin D levels

Targeted vitamin D supplementation of elite Irish athletes, prompted by research showing high deficiency levels five years ago, has helped cut deficiency rates according to a new study.

Excessive antioxidant use may interfere with cell stress response, study finds

Antioxidants’ effects may not be altogether beneficial as a study shows the reactive oxygen species (ROS) molecule that antioxidants are so efficient at eliminating may aid in maintaining health. 

Study delivers blow to nutrigenomic hopes – but damage not fatal

Results of a huge EU-backed project have dashed hopes that phenotypic and genotypic information could boost the effectiveness of personalised nutrition programmes. But one of the researchers behind the project...

Fortification, standards and investment: Three priorities for India’s booming food industry

Implementing stringent safety and quality regulations, tackling micronutrient deficiencies and maximising the opportunities from inward investment need to be three of key priorities for the food industry in India, amid...

UK supplements firm eyes high street after capital injection

UK supplements firm Natural Nutrients has bagged a €145k investment from Northstar Ventures to develop its natural and ‘friendly’ brand and expand its product lines and retail distribution.

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British dieticians issue safe sports supplement guide

The British Dietetic Association (BDA) has produced a guide to help athletes “from the elite to the exercising public” buy and use sports nutrition products.

Vitamin D pills improve insulin measures in healthy adults: RCT

Supplements of vitamin D may improve fasting glucose levels and insulin resistance in healthy Japanese adults, says a new study.

Ginger nanoparticles could help alleviate inflammatory bowel disease: Study

Edible ginger-derived nanoparticles could alleviate symptoms of Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, the two main forms of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), researchers claim.

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UK launches campaign against fake weight loss pills

The UK medicines agency is warning people – especially young women – off buying weight loss pills and supplements, most of which it says are unlicensed and potentially dangerous to health.

Noni leaf extract delayed fatigue in swimmers (rodent ones, at least)

A rodent study from Malaysia suggests that noni leaf extract may be more potent than green tea leaf extract in delaying time to exhaustion.

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