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Kemin wins global award for satiety potato extract

Market researcher, Frost & Sullivan, has handed Iowa-based Kemin Health its Global New Product Innovation Award in the Appetite Suppressants and Satiety Ingredients category for its Slendesta potato extract.

New high potency ginkgo concentrate launched

Dutch start-up Xenobiosis is promoting a ginkgo biloba extract it says is 16 times more potent than regular versions of the cognitive and energy boosting herb.

ASA rules against ad for weight loss aid

The Advertising Standards Agency (ASA) has decided that an advert for the supplement LIPObind does make a weight loss claim and ruled that it must not be broadcast until medical...

Special edition: Market insights

F&S: The danger of overstepping health claim boundaries

Health claim confusion has never been greater as industry adjusts to the new European health claims process. As part of a NutraIngredients series canvassing analyst insights, market researcher Frost &...

Omega-3 may improve blood pressure in kidney disease patients

A combination of omega-3 fatty acids and coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) may decrease blood pressure and heart rate in kidney disease patients, says a new study.

Current vitamin D doses insufficient for mothers-to-be

Many mothers to be are not getting enough vitamin D, even those taking supplements at the recommended doses, says a new study from Northern Ireland.

Solbar launches calcium-fortified soy ingredient

Israeli soy specialist Solbar has launched a calcium-fortified product, which it claims is a ‘single-pack solution’ for manufacturers of ready-to-drink pH neutral beverages.

Special edition: Market insights

Zenith: European frontrunners in beverage functionality

As Europe continues to play catch-up to American activities in the functional beverage industry, the new health claims regulation is likely to benefit – rather than hinder – the market....

Snack Size Science: Soy’s promise for long-life

NutraIngredient’s Snack Size Science brings you the week's top science every two weeks. This week we look at the potential of soy to slow the ageing process and extend lifespan....

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EFSA botanicals advice does not consider QC, says EHPM

The guidance on the safety of botanicals published last week by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) does not take into consideration quality control measures industry has taken to address...

Apple extracts offer antioxidant promise

Apple cracking specialist Val de Vire Bioactives has developed a natural antioxidant extract for the functional beverages market.

Danes debut healthy ingredients database

A Danish start-up has launched a database of healthy food ingredients and active molecules that food, drink and food supplements manufacturers can tap into when researching and sourcing ingredients.

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Mintel: Preparing for a functional foods turnaround

The intrinsic health benefits of foods are likely to become a key focus of functional food growth in Europe as industry prepares for a major shift in the coming year....

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Ecological Food Manufacturers Association seeks members

Helping food companies meet growing demands for foods and beverages that are safe, nutritious and ecological is the aim of the new Ecological Food Manufacturers Association (EFMA).

Antioxidant-rich melon extract may ease stress, fatigue

Daily consumption of a melon extract rich in the antioxidant enzyme superoxide dismutase (SOD) may relieve stress and fatigue, suggest findings from a French study.

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Danone-backed Yakult expands in India

Distribution of probiotic one-shot drinks is broadening in India, with a major push occurring in cities like Mumbai, as disposable Indian incomes rise, and more people take an interest in...


Bisphenol A: Hearts versus minds

Forget GMO and nanotechnology - the biggest food safety issue of our times is bisphenol A (BPA).

Carbery finds bodybuilders embracing health

Whey protein supplier Carbery says new bodybuilding supplements should become more than just fuel for muscle growth and offer added nutritional value to consumers.

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Datamonitor: New horizons for omega-3

Most European consumers identify omega-3 as essentially healthy, but there is a “significant knowledge shortcoming” about specific health benefits, Datamonitor tells NutraIngredients as part of a special series revealing insights...

Industry hits back at anti-supplements professor

The UK Health Food Manufacturers' Association (HFMA) has defended its members against a UK professor who last week poured scorn on the food supplements industry by slamming many supplements as...

Special Edition: Resveratrol

Science: Resveratrol’s miraculous promise

In the final part of a special series on resveratrol, NutraIngredients looks at the science behind the ingredient. Is there nothing it cannot do?

Could soy isoflavones extend life?

Soy isoflavones may activate anti-ageing proteins and lead to an extension of life, suggests preliminary research from Newcastle University in the UK.

Australia adopts mandatory folic acid fortification

Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) has announced that as of Sunday, Australian bread makers must use folic acid-enriched flour to reduce the risk of neural tube defects (NTDs) in...

Martek settles second omega-3 patent dispute in a week

Capsugel France has agreed to purchase all its algal DHA omega-3 exclusively from Martek Bioscience Corporation in the second patent dispute Martek has settled in a week.

EFSA issues long-awaited herbal product safety guidelines

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has issued long-awaited safety guidance for botanicals use in food supplements that proposes a lenient approach toward non-clinical and history-of-use data.