Israeli supplier, Frutarom, has won a gong from Frost & Sullivan for its “scientifically-backed product line based on natural extracts with different modes of action” in the weight management area.
Sales of complementary therapies such as traditional Chinese and Ayurvedic medicines are booming in the UK as increasing numbers of people turn away from prescription drugs, according to Mintel.
Increased levels of omega-3 fatty acid DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) may decrease the risk of dental diseases, suggests a new study from Japan.
Polish company Polpharma Ltd has signed an exclusive agreement with Israel’s Anlit to market the Israeli company’s supplements for toddlers and children in Poland.
Oral supplements of lactolycopene may boost skin levels of lycopene and beta-carotene, says a study from Nestlé and L’Oreal.
French supplier Bio Serae is offering an organic version of one its marquee cactus ingredients, Cacti-Nea, which it says is increasingly sought after by its food supplement and functional foods...
Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are the target of a new guide on how to achieve a health claim approval in the EU.
Higher blood levels of folate may reduce the risk of depressive symptoms in men, but not women, says a new study from Japan.
Too many antioxidants may interfere with cell signalling, and that a balance between anti- and pro-oxidants is best for optimal health, US-based researchers report.
Japanese probiotics pioneer, Yakult Honsha, will commence manufacturing its little probiotic dairy bottles in the US for the first time in 2012, the company has announced, as it seeks to...
Adding milk to coffee does not reduce the bioavailability of antioxidants, says a new study from the Nestlé Research Center.
Ireland’s chief specialist in public health nutrition is at odds with natural health care practitioners and health shop representatives over pending EU regulation on high potency supplements, according to a...
The growing Indian nutraceuticals market is attracting the attention of pharmaceuticals players such as GlaxoSmithKline, Dabur, Cadila Healthcare and Novartis, according to Indian press reports.
The arrival of counterfeit weight loss drug Alli in the US has led to warnings in Britain of the danger of buying OTC medicines from unregulated websites.
A blend of pomegranate oil and brown seaweed extract may produce weight loss of about five kilos, as well as improvements in liver health, says new study.
In the final article in our weight management series, NutraIngredients looks at the companies behind some of the key ingredients in the sector.
Reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated, quipped Mark Twain. Predictions of the demise of Cadbury following the approval of Kraft’s offer are premature and are flawed by knee-jerk...
Swedish probiotics player, Probi, is pursuing “unofficial” dialogue with the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) after the scientific agency closed the formal process by rejecting its probiotic health claim appeal.
The private equity owner of Chr Hansen, PAI Partners, is evaluating the possibility of publically listing the company, the Danish ingredients company has confirmed.
Spanish dairy, Ebro Puleva, may sell off its functional foods and ingredients division, Puleva Biotech, as it seeks a cash injection and reduced exposure to low-margin products.
In a world with a chronic ‘globesity’ problem spreading beyond western shores to places like India and China, products that promise to help individuals manage their weight via calorie control,...
The growing level of innovative Israeli incubator projects focused on nutritional product development is behind a seasoned industry player’s decision to establish a consultancy aimed at taking these start-ups to...
General cholesterol reducing health claims can be utilised on all food products including food supplements even if the authorised specific cholesterol percentage reduction cannot.
The bioavailability of antioxidant catechins from green tea may be more than previously thought, says a new study from Italy.
How usable are the health claims that have already been approved? First, companies need to see if there is any wiggle room around EFSA’s scientific language. Then, the thorny nutrient...