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Childhood stunting costs billions in lost productivity each year

By Shane Starling

Childhood stunting costs low-to-middle income countries (LMICs) up to 1.2% of their annual gross domestic product (GDP), and could be cheaply remedied via nutritional shifts, according to research published in Lancet e-Clinical Medicine.

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Vitamin enhanced juice firm clearing hurdles

By Liza Laws

An Australian living in London has overcome an extraordinary set of challenges including Brexit, the pandemic and more recently a sharp rise in prices as a result of the war in Ukraine to keep his vitamin enhanced juice business thriving.

Cohort finds lutein and zeaxanthin reduce effects of AMD

Cohort finds lutein and zeaxanthin reduce effects of AMD

By Shane Starling

Lutein and zeaxanthin can better reduce the often devastating effects of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) than beta-carotene or omega-3s, a 10-year cohort of almost 3,000 individuals has shown.

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UK FSA: EFSA’s safety concerns will not provoke CBD product removals

By Shane Starling

EFSA’s decision this week to stop the clock on 150 CBD (cannabidiol) Novel Food applications and publish a litany of ‘data gaps’ does not threaten thousands of on-market CBD products in the UK, its Food Standards Agency (FSA) has told NutraIngredients.

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Science shorts: NAD+, NMN, vitamin E in the spotlight

By Tingmin Koe

This round-up of new scientific findings will look at how low NAD+ level is associated with anaemia in women, Mitsubishi Life Sciences’ NMN clinical study findings, and the benefits of vitamin E for exercise recovery and PCOS.

Puritan's Pride throws hat in vitamin packs ring

Puritan's Pride throws hat in vitamin packs ring

By Danielle Masterson

Nature Made, Vous Vitamins, Care/Of, Persona and Vitally are just a handful of the growing number of brands offering personalized vitamin packs. And after nearly half a century in the vitamins and supplements business, Puritan's Pride has hopped...

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Study: Many CBD products would trigger doping bans

By Shane Starling

Almost a third of 23 tested CBD products contained traces of banned cannabinoids at levels that would have provoked doping infringements, according to a just-published study.

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EFSA says CBD safety data “cannot currently be established”

By Shane Starling

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has issued a wide-ranging opinion calling for more safety data for CBD products that could challenge the Novel Foods status of many offerings in the nascent category across the bloc and beyond.

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Can DSM Firmenich merger deliver on its synergistic promise?

By Shane Starling

DSM and Firmenich’s mooted 2023 ‘Merger of Equals’ will create a nutrition, food ingredients and fragrances behemoth with 277 years of collective business experience and a combined annual revenue pushing towards €12 billion (£10.2bn).

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