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Botanical giants debate EU herbal health claims hiatus

Dispatches from HIE 2010

Botanical giants debate EU herbal health claims hiatus

By Shane Starling in Madrid

The world’s two biggest herbal extract suppliers respond to the recent European Commission decision to temporarily remove botanicals from the European Union health claims process.

Meeting consumer demands for added fibre

Dispatches from HiE 2010

Meeting consumer demands for added fibre

By Nathan Gray

Research in North America, Europe and Asia shows that consumers understand fibre and the potential health benefits, and there is a strong consumer demand, says Tate & Lyle’s Sandra Einerhand.

The grey area between beauty claims and health claims

The grey area between beauty claims and health claims

Are beauty from within products covered by the health claims regulation? Eversheds lawyer Owen Warnock explains the grey area between beauty and health – and why the lack of clarity may eventually go to court.

Probiotics may send signals from gut to skin

Dispatches from Beauty from Within

Probiotics may send signals from gut to skin

Much more is known about how probiotics work in the gut, than for the skin, but it seems there are signals coming from gut micro-organisms to the skin and mucosa that may allow interaction between probiotics in the gut and effects on the skin.

Who will fund antioxidant biomarker development?

Who will fund antioxidant biomarker development?

By Shane Starling

The controversy surrounding antioxidant science is not being helped by a lack of validated biomarkers, says Professor Wilhem Stahl, an antioxidant researcher at the University of Dusseldorf. Which doesn’t mean they are due any time soon.

Ocean Spray: ‘We need antioxidant biomarker support’

Ocean Spray: ‘We need antioxidant biomarker support’

By Shane Starling

A European Union health claim rejection hasn’t dampened the spirits of global cranberry leader, Ocean Spray, which has continued to invest in science for urinary tract infections and frontier areas.

Antioxidants demonstrate brain health benefits

Antioxidants demonstrate brain health benefits

By Shane Starling

Dr David Vauzour, a post-doctorate fellow at the University of Reading, is leading research into how antioxidants may improve brain function - with animal studies throwing up interesting results.

DSM builds health platforms on positive EFSA opinions

DSM builds health platforms on positive EFSA opinions

By Shane Starling

Anthony Hehir, market development manager, Europe, Middle East and Africa, DSM Nutritional products tells Shane Starling about the reasoning behind the company’s new health benefit-based portfolio.

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