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‘Critics think it's snake oil medicine’: Call for more TCM research to prove doubters wrong

More clinical trials are needed to build up a catalogue of evidence-based findings to enable Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) to play a bigger role in Singapore’s healthcare system.

Cargill pairs with start-up to make spirulina from malt waste

Cargill has partnered with a French start-up to turn waste water and CO2 from one of its malt production plants into spirulina production ‘fuel’.

Next Gen sequencing still not mature enough to use as standard botanical test method, experts argue

The hesitancy of the foodborne pathogen testing industry to adopt Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) for DNA tests is a signal that the technology is immature and needs further refinement before...

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Indian carotenoid player enters Europe

Bangalore-based lutein and carotenoid specialist Katra Phyto has enlisted UK-based ingredient player and distributor Gee Lawson as its European partner.

Korean menopause botanical blend wins EFSA backing

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has said a herbal root mix is safe for use in menopause food supplements.

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Authentic action: Standing out in a competitive landscape

With more than 30,000 businesses generating sales of over A$4bn (US$3.1bn), the Australian complementary medicines industry has created a highly competitive landscape.

Red wine compound can reset infertility hormones: Study

Resveratrol may help tackle a hormone disparity in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), a common condition that can cause infertility, according to a study. 

French flavour firm buys nutrition partner

French flavours firm Robertet has completed its acquisition of melon extract producer Bionov, bringing products marketed to combat stress and cellulite into its portfolio. 

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French firm seeks male fertility health claim

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) is assessing a health claim linking a multivitamin, mineral and botanical mix and male fertility following an application from French firm Laboratoire Nurilia.

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A glance at sports nutrition science/NPD

More energy, better concentration, increased strength, longer endurance, swifter recovery - sports nutrition science never sleeps. We scan developments.

'An unexplored niche': Edible petals as a promising nutrient source

Edible petals offer a promising source of bioactive nutrients, Portuguese researchers have said.

Neem plant compound could suppress development of prostate cancer: Singapore study

Nimbolide, a bioactive terpenoid compound derived from Azadirachta indica, more commonly known as the neem plant, could reduce the size of prostate tumours by up to 70 per cent and...

Nutrition sprays: The modern format for traditional botanicals?

Pills and capsules are old hat, says a young French firm banking on a botanical range of oral nutrition sprays.

EFSA to consider green tea catechins safety

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) will look at the safety of green tea catechins in a report that could confirm or clear up long-standing concerns over liver damage. 

BEUC: ‘EU food supplements market is only partially regulated’

Europeans rely ‘more and more’ on food supplements but are being let down by a ‘patchy regulatory network’ governing a market awash with dodgy products and claims, the EU’s premier...

New products created as demand for dairy alternatives rises

Demand for dairy alternatives is growing with the creation of dairy-free milk in labs, the emergence of vegan milk alternatives, and increased adoption of coconut and banana milks that offers...

Mice study on Kemin's spearmint and rosemary extract ingredient supports its learning and memory benefits

In a study funded by manufacturer Kemin and the VA Medical Center in St. Louis, spearmint and rosemary extracts improved age-related oxidation markers in brain tissue of SAMP8 mice.

Magic move? Tesco targets wintery Brits with vitamin D mushrooms

Tesco has launched vitamin D2-enriched mushrooms in the UK, a move that could help Britons deficient in the nutrient, dieticians say.

EU herbals: Creative escape routes out of botanical claims limbo-land

With around 2000 botanicals claims on-hold whilst the European Commission comes up with a solution, individual countries and supplement companies are taking matters into their own hands.

EU botanicals mini-Q&A

We asked the Alliance for Natural Health-International (ANH-I) founder, executive and scientific director, Dr Robert Verkerk a few questions about the ever-changing EU herbals market.

Root 66? Spearmint’s phenolic matrix mapped

Mass spectrometry techniques have shed light on spearmint’s complex phenolic matrix, according to ‘tentative’ findings from Italy.

Botanicals: Research round-up

As part of our special edition on botanicals, NutraIngredients takes a look at recent research of some popular botanical ingredients.

Stealth carrots: How veggies are finding victory in F&B

Carrots might look dull compared to trendy super fruits and leafy vegetables, but the humble vegetable is in demand as a subtle but powerful nutritional boost, as consumers seek to...

Algae omega-3 wins €1m+ Oz research boost

Scientists are using metabolic engineering to scale up omega-3 rich algae production in Australia.

Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease: Could plant-based Traditional Chinese Medicines aid treatment?

A new study of classical Chinese medical texts has found almost 1500 references to age-related memory impairment similar to Alzheimer's disease, and to several plant-based ingredients that should be assessed...

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