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Spice up your game? Indena bets on curcumin for sports

Botanical firm Indena will be pushing its curcumin ingredient for use in sports nutrition products.

Could guar gum help satiety?

Guar gum could hold potential for both short and long term control of appetite, say Japanese researchers.

34 entries, 3 finalists…1 winner!

NutraIngredients Readers’ Ingredient of the Year voting is open – have your say

34 high quality Readers’ Ingredient of the Year entries meant our NutraIngredients Awards judging panel had a tough time narrowing the field down to a shortlist of three – but...

Belgium writes BELFRIT botanical list into law

Belgium has notified the European Commission of a draft decree replacing its current lists of botanicals with those approved under BELFRIT – bringing the number of plants from about 645...

Holland & Barrett hits Belgium and Holland

NBTY Europe is re-branding its retail chains Essenza and De Tuinen as Holland & Barrett stores.

Olive oil polyphenol backed for selective anti-cancer potential

A phenolic compound known as oleocanthal can selectively kill cancerous cells while leaving healthy cells intact, say researchers, who suggest their novel findings may explain why olive oil is linked...

Barry Callebaut eyes food supplements after EU opens cocoa flavanol health claim doors

The EC has handed Barry Callebaut cocoa extract blood circulation marketing tools in new sectors – including food supplements for the first time.

Nutress inks Germanic distribution deal for algae offering

Dutch algae company Nutress has signed its first distribution deal for Germany, Austria and Switzerland with German company Harke Pharma.

Naturex responds to market demand with non GMO certification of extracts

French-based botanical ingredients supplier Naturex is adjusting to meet future market conditions in the US by certifying seven of its most popular ingredients non GMO.

Firm goes to ground; nature of poisoning unknown

Police investigating arsenic poisoning in UK herbal supplement case

The UK medicines agency has joined West Yorkshire police in investigating an arsenic poisoning case that has been linked to an impotence herbal supplement sold via the UK arm of...

Will you get more polyphenols from blueberry-grape juice or a smoothie?

Greater research into the impact of food matrixes on the bioavailability of polyphenols is needed, say researchers comparing grape and blueberry juice to smoothie.

Nutritional supplement shown to be effective in reducing female hair loss

Hair loss is a distressing thing for anyone, and is particularly so for women, but scientists have found that taking a nutritional supplement can improve the overall scalp coverage and...

Special edition: Beauty from within

In the eye of the beholder: Where does the EU stand on beauty claims?

Unlike health claims, ‘beauty from within’ claims are regulated post-market and only when challenged – and how this process goes will depend on the case and the member state concerned.

Special edition: Beauty from within

Beauty From Within turns ugly for L’Oréal and Nestlé

It promised so much – the globe’s biggest cosmetic and food players L’Oréal and Nestlé applying serious marketing, research and NPD clout to drive a nascent category into the mainstream...

UK rules against biotin for hair growth and white chestnut for sleep

Adverts for Nourkrin hair growth supplement containing biotin and horsetail extract, and Rescue Night sleep aid with white chestnut Bach flower have had their health claims refuted in the UK...

APIs in banned sex supplements sold openly online says regulator

Tests show Viagra and Cialis APIs present in over 100 brands of bogus ‘sexual enhancement’ pill.

Was the St John’s Wort Amazon UK bust justified? Industry reacts

Industry insiders are disputing whether the UK medicines regulator went too far – or not far enough – in its recent removal of 107 Saint John’s Wort products from Amazon UK.

107 St John’s Wort products pulled from Amazon UK

107 unlicensed St John’s Wort products were removed from the UK Amazon website this week following a joint investigation by the MHRA and HFMA.

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Daily coffee polyphenols can reduce diabetes risk, say Japanese researchers

Japanese researchers have found coffee polyphenols can reduce type 2 diabetes risk via an insulin-regulating intestinal peptide.

Border block: Germany stops product with debated aegeline ingredient

The German authorities have blocked a shipment of products containing the unauthorised novel food ingredient aegeline and American firm USP Labs is making inquiries into whether this relates to its recalled OxyElite product. ...

Garlic extract may help cystic fibrosis patients fight lung infection: Study

Allicin extracted from garlic may help fight antibiotic-resistant bacteria that cause lung infections in people with cystic fibrosis, according to researchers from the University of Edinburgh.

Special edition: Botanicals

What will it take to break the botanicals deadlock?

Two pending European Courts of Justice (ECJ) cases and the prospect of a unified pan-EU list of safe botanicals hold the potential to break the current deadlock around botanicals, according...

Special edition: Botanicals

Huge potential for botanicals in energy drinks

Consumers are looking for alternatives to artificial caffeine, meaning even greater opportunities for botanicals in the energy drink market, with small start-ups leading the way.

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Licorice extract may help protect skin from UV stress

Licorice extract may help protect human skin cells against UV damage by upping production of protective antioxidants, according to German researchers. 

GNC to start selling in UK and Ireland

US-based nutrition company GNC has announced it will expand business to the UK and Ireland selling own-brand products.