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Antioxidants show benefits for over-50 sporty-types

Supplements containing antioxidants and arginine may boost athletic performance for the over-50s, says a new study from the US.

EU herbal directive faces legal challenge

The Alliance for Natural Health International (ANH-I) has announced it will challenge the European Union Traditional Herbal Medicinal Products Directive (THMPD) after consulting with two UK legal firms.

Resveratrol encapsulation may boost bioavailability

Microencapsulation of resveratrol may prolong the release of the compound and improve it’s absorption, claims a new study from China.

Marine ingredient firm gets Tate & Lyle cash injection

UK-based marine biotechnology firm Aquapharm Biodiscovery has received £4.2m in extra financing from its current investors which includes Tate & Lyle Ventures – a move it says will boost further...

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Glanbia Performance Nutrition awarded £200,000

Ingredients firm Glanbia Performance Nutrition has received a £200,000 grant from regional development agency One North East.

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Sabinsa debuts capsicum extract

New Jersey botanicals supplier Sabinsa has launched a capsicum extract it says supports, “cardiovascular health and wellness, healthy skin aging, and normal immune functions.”


Supply chain transparency only answer to hostile campaigns

Food companies must ensure their supply chains are transparent and socially responsible in order to prevent backlashes from consumer activists and non-governmental groups on Facebook or Twitter, which could have...

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Probiotics group tells EFSA to consult specialist scientists

The European Food and Feed Cultures Association (EFFCA) has called on the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) to bring scientists with “core expertise” in gut and immune health into its...

Carbery launches whey-omega-3 blend

Irish supplier Carbery Ingredients has debuted a whey protein concentrate (WPC)-omega-3 combination ingredient it says is the result of “extensive development work” in the area.

New cranberry-probiotic mix 'guarantees' quality UTI products

A combination of cranberry powder and probiotic bacteria for the management of urinary tract infections (UTI) has been released by Lallemand Health Ingredients and Institut Rosell-Lallemand with guaranteed extended shelf...

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Personalised nutrition and diabetes to headline Vitafoods conference

Topics including diabetes, personalised nutrition, reproductive health, and diet and immunity will feature at the upcoming Vitafoods Conference, with more acedemics than ever taking to the podium.

Rising obesity levels should inform future FSA research, review

Research into the factors causing the growing overweight and obesity levels in the UK should inform the bulk of future commissioned research by the UK’s Food Standards Agency (FSA), according...

Selenium may decrease diabetes risk: French study

Increased blood levels of selenium may decrease a man’s risk of abnormal blood sugar metabolism, and maybe protect against diabetes, says a new study from France.

EFSA says insufficient safety data for carotenoid carrier

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has concluded there is “insufficient data” to determine the safety or otherwise of calcium lignosulphonate (40-65), a substance most commonly used to carry carotenoids...

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Chr Hansen reshuffles board

Ingredients firm Chr Hansen has announced two new additions to its board, as one members step down.

Nestlé to evalute protein impact on muscle wastage

Combating muscle wastage in the elderly through greater understanding of the mechanisms of protein coupled with exercise is the primary focus of a three year research project involving Nestlé’s Research...

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BioGaia eyes Argentina after Egyptian pull-out

Sweden’s BioGaia has announced an agreement with Ferring Pharmaceuticals in Argentina to launch probiotic drops and tablets in Argentina, while simultaneously discontinuing an agreement in Egypt.

NASA examines omega-3 for bone health during space flight

Supplements of omega-3 EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) may protect against bone loss during weightlessness, according to a new study from NASA.

Martek commits to EPA, while DSM debuts infant DHA

Maryland-based Martek Biosciences will make its debut in the EPA market with an EPA/DHA blend “by year’s end”, learnt at Expo West last week.

UK firm develops ‘pickled grain’ probiotics

UK start-up Symprove is marketing a barley drink featuring probiotics sourced from ‘pickled grain’ technology developed for the animal feed industry.

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IADSA to extend scientific programme

The group that represents global supplements manufacturers has committed to expanding its scientific programme to better cover substantiation of claims and botanical ingredients.

Public sector funding boosting functional foods innovation in Spain

Andalusian public policies for research in the functional foods sector have achieved significant results, with many scientific groups of international renown being attracted to the region, according to a journal...

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Cognis for sale despite IPO plan

Private equity-owned Cognis is still being offered for sale by Permira and Goldman Sachs, according to reports, even though plans are already underway for an IPO.

Cactus extract may help manage weight, water loss

Supplements of a cactus extract may reduce weight gain while acting as a diuretic, according to data from studies with rats and humans.

Green tea may boost oral health, reduce tooth loss

Drinking one cup of green tea may improve dental health and reduce the risk of loosing teeth by about 20 per cent, according to a new study from Japan.