The Traditional Herbal Medicinal Products Directive is changing the face of the botanicals extracts and supplements sector – in the European Union at least. The requirement for herbals to demonstrate good science has never been more urgent as health claims scrutiny tightens and consumer interest heightens.
Australia is to establish a legal medical cannabis trade in as little as eight weeks under plans announced by federal health minister Greg Hunt.
Curcumin can help suppress the activation of dendritic cells (DCs), which play a pivotal role in the progression of inflammatory bowel disease, research from China has discovered.
Brazilian peppertree berries contain a flavonoid-rich extract that may disarm antibiotic-resistant bacteria, according to US scientists.
Cannabidiol (CBD) can exert a potentially neuroprotective effect against brain ischemia/reperfusion injury, with a new study from China documenting how it does so “for the first time”.
Both regulators, and the industry itself, should be doing more to test and improve quality control of herbal supplements, says a report highlighting the issue of ‘hidden’ drugs in certain...
Trade body Complementary Medicines Australia (CMA) has insisted consumers can have full confidence in products purchased in Australia after a new review claimed it was a 'misperception' that herbal medicines are...
Soy consumption has been shown to have both a positive and negative effect on cancer treatment as the legume appears to exhibit specific effects according to when it is consumed. ...
Supplier of wild forest berry ingredients, Kiantama, has received a certification of safety from the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI).
Nutritional ingredients specialty distributor, Gee Lawson, has merged with Lehvoss UK allowing it to enlarge its international market reach effectively.
English organisation improving the sustainability of plant based agriculture and horticulture, Agri-Tech East, says the benefits of breeding plants can be seen in strawberries and wheat-derived starch.
Banned pre-workout stimulant DMAA continues to appear on-market in the UK and elsewhere – with the UK medicines regulator making seven busts in 2016.
The European Food safety Authority (EFSA) is moving open meetings back to its Parma Italy base after a year in Brussels failed to increase turn-outs.
A Japanese firm has won EU novel foods approval for a blood clot-benefitting fermented soy bean extract for all groups except “pregnant and lactating women.”
Eating more extra virgin olive oil could cut your risk of osteoporosis related fractures, says a new study.
The anti-inflammatory properties of caffeine may be why coffee drinkers live longer, says a Nature study, in which its research team provide proof for the compound’s role in heart health....
Cargill and FDA have jointly announced a new validated method for measuring the levels of plant sterols and stanols in foods and dietary supplements. The method, developed over a number...
Cap-based nutrient delivery systems have been around for several years but have not won widespread uptake on-shelf. A reusable cap featured at the recent Health Ingredients Europe (HiE) trade show...
Flavonoid-rich foods appear to alter body composition as UK researchers tie in a higher intake of anthocyanins, flavonols and proanthocyanidins with a lower body fat mass.
Supplementation with sea buckthorn could significantly reduce heart disease risk by improving blood cholesterol and blood lipid profiles, finds a pooled analysis of previous RCTs.
A food supplement with a similar composition to cholesterol-lowering statins may increase the risk of muscle and liver injuries, a study has found.
Canadian and Chinese suppliers have applied for algae omega-3 and plant sterol approval under ‘substantial equivalence’ EU novel food rules.
A comprehensive meta-analysis of data from eight RCTs supported a role for pomegranate juice in a heart-healthy diet.
Sofia-based healthy snack and ‘superfood’ producer Smart Organic has won a €2 million loan from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) to aid expansion for the rising healthy...
Blue maize antioxidants may help protect against metabolic syndrome, cardiovascular disease and diabetes raising possibilities of using blue maize as a nutraceutical and functional food component.
Belgian firm KitoZyme is planning a roll out of of medical device products that put restoring gut flora at centre stage, company told Nutraingredients after receiving two new certifications.