All news articles for December 2023

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Editorial picks: Our favourite articles of 2023

By Nikki Hancocks, Olivia Brown, Olivia Haslam

After another year speaking to leading experts, digging into the latest science, discovering exciting insights, and delivering the latest scoop, the editorial team at NutraIngredients reminisces over its 2023 highlights.

DHA levels higher in breastfed infants

DHA levels higher in breastfed infants whose mothers ate specific fish

By Claudia Adrien

Lactating mothers who frequently consumed “Blue-back fish” and/or “White fish” had breastfed infants with higher levels of serum docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), an essential n-3 long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acid (LCPUFA). These levels were higher than...

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Digital trends: Women's health tops the charts

By Nikki Hancocks

A 2024 food trends report from Tastewise informs that women’s health concerns have topped the online conversation charts in the last 12 months, with hormone health top of consumer health agendas.

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Holland and Barrett predicts health trends for 2024

By Olivia Brown

Following strong trends in protein and immunity throughout 2023, Holland and Barrett predicts new consumer demands for natural energy alternatives, cognitive care, personalised hormonal support, and optimised hydration in 2024.

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GOED reveals latest science on omegas for immune health

By Olivia Brown

GOED has revealed the significant role that DHA and EPA may play in immune health following a review of its scientific database, with new research suggesting their potential association with white blood cell biology as well as inflammatory resolution.

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Guest Article

IPA in 2023: A significant strategic shift to embrace the biotic world

By George Paraskevakos, MBA, IPA Executive Director

Life is like a box of chocolates, or is it? Not to challenge the expression made famous in the blockbuster hit “Forrest Gump” and reused often, but I feel once a plan is put in place with proper structure and frameworks to follow, you can have more visibility...

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New paper showcases rapid advances in probiotic, postbiotic enumeration

By Stephen Daniells

From flow cytometry to PCR-based techniques, there are several advances for the enumeration of probiotics and the emerging category of postbiotics. A new review explores the various technologies available for quantifying these modulators of the microbiome.

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ImperialOel on innovating within a shifting omega-3 market

By Olivia Brown

The natural lipid ingredient and supplement supplier ImperialOel l says the omega-3 market is in a transition phase due to high prices and severe fish oil shortages, creating a strong demand for sustainable alternatives to meet the health needs of the...

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Nutricia research highlights malnutrition in cancer patients

By Nikki Hancocks

A new survey and study by Danone Nutricia Research highlight the importance of early nutritional intervention for patients with cancer and the potential for its Fortimel drink to support patients in meeting recommended protein intake.

Purity-IQ launches new tool to authenticate mushroom products

Purity-IQ launches new tool to authenticate mushroom products

By Danielle Masterson

They're in coffee, skincare, various gummies and inescapable at SupplySide West. Mushrooms are popping up everywhere. While there is a lot of enthusiasm around mushrooms, there's also a good amount of skepticism. That's where Purity-IQ...

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Guest Article

Omega-3 Market Update: It’s All About the Supply

By Ellen Schutt, Managing Director, GOED

To sum up the discussions about the EPA and DHA omega-3 market in 2023, only one word is required: “supply.” The focus of just about every conversation during the past year has been concern about the supply of fish oil, specifically from the Peruvian...

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Guest Article

Specialised Nutrition in 2023 and beyond

By Beat Späth, Secretary General, Specialised Nutrition Europe

At Specialised Nutrition Europe (SNE), highlights in 2023 include the publication of the Code of Practice, important advocacy efforts on topics like packaging, nutrition labelling and date marking, key public statements made on infant and young child...

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