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.
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.
At the recent IFT Annual Meeting and Expo, Stephen Daniells talked to Dr Jim Kaput, director of FDA’s Division of Personalized Nutrition and Medicine about the paradigm shift needed to move personalized nutrition forward.
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.
Dr Peter Hollman has spent 30 years researching polyphenols which has led him to the conclusion they don’t work as antioxidants when ingested in foods and supplements because the human body makes enough of its own. But that doesn’t mean they aren’t useful...
Scott Bush, the VP of marketing, health and nutrition in Bioactives at Danisco USA, talks to Stephen Daniells about the challenges the probiotics industry faces in the form of new European Union health claims laws.
A negative opinion from EFSA on a health claim is not necessarily the end of the line for marketing the products benefits, and avenues to market the product are still available, says a UK-based lawyer.