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Health claims hole fails to dampen astaxanthin growth

Algatechnologies is targeting the food supplements sector with a new grade of natural astaxanthin oleoresin, as interest in the carotenoid as a skin, eye and heart health ingredient builds.

NutraIngredients’ agenda for 2016

Microbiome metrics, the genderfication of health and active nutrition. NutraIngredients’ 2016 agenda is looking pretty fit to us.

‘Highly stressed’ people may benefit from grape juice’s brain boosting abilities

Including a glass of grape juice in the daily diet may boost memory function and performance particularly for those who lead a stressful lifestyle such as working mothers, suggests a...

EFSA's claim agenda: Joint health, blood sugar, indigestion & stomach ulcers

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) is considering four health claim applications on joint function, blood sugar, indigestion and stomach ulcers.

Portuguese algae business gets a makeover

Portuguese chlorella player Alllma has partially renovated its business model, expanding its production facility and with it the number of algae offerings.

dispatches from fie 2015

Will 'Peru-perfood' sacha inchi be the next quinoa?

High in protein and omega-3, Peruvian sacha inchi has ‘superfood’ potential, according to a supplier of its oil and protein powder.

Biotechs do deal: Eviagenics divests flavonoid technology

French biotech firm Alderys has bought Eviagenics’ micro-organism based flavonoid production platform for an undisclosed sum. The deal will allow Alderys to commercialise the technology and Eviagenics to focus on...

Researchers begin trial to assess sailuotong’s dementia benefits

Australia’s National Institute of Complementary Medicine will begin a clinical trial on a Chinese herbal medicine which pilot studies show to be effective in treating cognitive impairment associated with vascular...

Brown seaweed extract battles cancer

Health evidence for fucoidan stacks up as a new Australian study finds that the seaweed polysaccharide has potential to battle Helictobacter pylori-related diseases and gastric cancer through an anti-adhesion mechanism....

Norway publishes 12/44 ‘other substance’ risk assessments

Norwegian authorities have published risk assessments for 12 so-called unregulated ‘other substances’ in food supplements and energy drinks, including caffeine, taurine and omega-3 forms EPA, DHA and EPA.

Danes launch high-dose Nordic berry

Danish firm Asiros is using its extraction processes to bring the Nordic redcurrant (Ribes Rubrum) to market at high doses.

Add seaweed to food to improve heart health, Danish researchers urge industry

Food manufacturers should add seaweed to help combat cardiovascular disease and related conditions, according to researchers.

First ever micronutrient group to push supplement issues in UK parliament

The UK has launched an All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on micronutrients and health, something the Health Food Manufacturers’ Association (HFMA) said would help bring nutrition to the forefront of discussions...

Discovery

Unraveling the cocoa code: Barry Callebaut discovers undetected polyphenols as it develops ‘cocoa atlas’

Barry Callebaut has found previously undiscovered cocoa polyphenols as it works with Bremen-based Jacobs University to crack the commodity’s molecular code.

Dutch start-up bags DSM funds for immune ingredient ‘shelved’ by Unilever

Dutch start-up Nutrileads has secured seed financing from four investors including DSM, which it plans to use to develop an immunity ingredient previously developed by Unilever.

Naturex CEO: “There is already quite an interesting list of first contacts.”

Naturex takes Barry Callebaut cocoa flavanols to the supplements aisles

Swiss Chocolate titan Barry Callebaut has handed the job of taking EU heart health claim winning cocoa flavanols to the supplements sector to French herbals leader Naturex.

Grape seed extract reduces systolic blood pressure: Study

Grape seed extract reduces systolic blood pressure in middle aged adults with pre-hypertension by 5.6% after six weeks, a study published in the British Journal of Nutrition has suggested.  ...

Scientists trace lycopene activity

Scientists in the US have found a novel way to trace the activity of lycopene in the human body, which could help explain its potential cancer-combating properties.  

Special edition: Inflammation

Study designs looking at chronic inflammation are attractive for researchers, tricky for marketers

Designing a study on a product that can influence inflammation that can subsequently be used directly to support a marketing plan is a delicate operation. It can skirt dangerously close...

There's no easy answer to question of which test methods to use, forum attendees told

Despite pressure on the industry to rapidly adopt some form of DNA testing, the old question still remains:  Methods must be fit for purpose for the products being tested.  Attendees...

Special edition: Inflammation

High potency omega-3s & curcuminoids: NBTY’s top scientists on what’s next in inflammation

New product delivery formats, a long list of ingredients, and scientific consensus are driving developments in supplements positioned for inflammation, NBTY’s top scientists tell NutraIngredients-USA.

The new DMAA: DMBA warnings spread to EU

The Swedish Food Safety Authority (NFA) has urged consumers not to buy products containing DMBA – a novel substance used to replace the banned stimulant DMAA.

EU misspent €6.3bn in 2014

The EU misspent €6.3bn in 2014 overall, according to a report from the European Court of Auditors that called for change. 

Pulp fiction?

Orange crush: Carrot waste finding fibre future

A new fibre ingredient derived from carrot waste pulp offers a level of water absorption that is unlikely to be improved on, its producer says.

White wine extract shows gastro benefits in vitro. Clinicals planned for 2016

A standardised white wine grape seed extract can deliver raised levels of procyanidin antioxidants and improve gastrointestinal wellbeing, researchers in Milan have found.