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Editor's Spotlight: Video Diaries

WATCH: How are digital technologies altering the nutrition industry?

By Nathan Gray

Digital technologies are rapidly changing the industry operates. From e-commerce, and new routes to market, to better and more efficient supply chains … and new ways to market products – there is a seemingly endless scope for ways that smart tech and...

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NutraIngredients speaks to nutritionist to find out what deficiencies people are risking when following on-trend diets, and what they must do to stay healthy.

Trendy diets lead to dangerous disorders, warns nutritionist

By Nikki Cutler

Trendy diets touted on social media are leading people to have serious nutritional deficiencies and irreversible illnesses, a nutritionist has warned.

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WATCH: Does sports nutrition still have an image issue?

By Nathan Gray

While the sports nutrition market continues to blossom in the wider consumer marketplace, a small number of elite-level athletes continue to suggests 'dodgy' supplements are to blame for failed doping tests. In our latest Nutra video diary we...

WATCH: What are the biggest sports nutrition myths?

Editor's Spotlight: Video Diaries

WATCH: What are the biggest sports nutrition myths?

By Nathan Gray

When it comes to sports nutrition, there's a lot of fake news. But what are the biggest myths in the area? In our latest video diary we asked a panel of experts at the recent Sports Nutrition Congress 2018 to share the myths they hear most often.

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From the Editor's Desk

Vitamin D & bone health: The flawed logic of RCTs for vitamins

By Stephen Daniells

It was supposed to be the final word on vitamin D for bone health, but a new meta-analysis does more to illustrate the flaws in applying a drug model to essential nutrients than it does to dismiss the potential bone health benefits of the sunshine vitamin.

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Nutraingredients gets behind the scenes insight into unconventional products being developed by supplements and sports nutrition giant Sci-MX

Re-writing convention: The only way to innovate in a saturate market

By Nikki Cutler

Manufacturers must ignore the status-quo and pursue unconventional ideas in order to innovate in an over-saturate market, according to the product manager at Sci-MX.

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NutraIngredients sports nutrition market survey: Three days left to have your say

By Robert Rose

While the sports nutrition market appears to be booming, it is important to keep reality in check. In our first ever sports nutrition survey we ask how market forces, regulations, and innovation are impacting the market. There's just three days left...

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From the Editor's Desk

No BBC, probiotics are not 'quite useless'

By Stephen Daniells

A new BBC article dismisses the benefits of probiotics because a study failed to find colonization. It is a serious mistake to confuse colonization with efficacy and we need to get this message across to consumers.

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We want you! NutraIngredients is hiring …

By Nathan Gray

Can you break news in multiple formats? Are you comfortable interviewing a CEO, food scientist, politician or legal hound? Do you have the temperament to handle daily deadlines as you work on Europe’s leading nutrition sector publication? Well, get in...

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Guest article

Your trade association not a luxury; it’s an extension of your company

By Steve Mister, president & CEO, Council for Responsible Nutrition

In this guest article, Steve Mister, president and CEO of the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), discusses the importance of joining a trade association to support the industry and your company's growth potential.

The North American nutritional markets for omega-3s stabilized during 2017. Image: © Getty Images / redstallion

Guest article

The Year in Omega-3s

By Adam Ismail, Executive Director, GOED

Optimism and uncertainty seemed to define the omega-3 universe in 2017, which may seem strange since these two attributes are seemingly at opposite ends of an emotional spectrum. However, when an industry has gone through the type of turbulence the omega-3...

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Guest article

Probiotic crusades and other energetic and organized campaigns concerning probiotic issues

By George Paraskevakos, Executive Director of the International Probiotics Association

Despite the connotation of medieval military expeditions when one speaks of crusades, the one which IPA has taken on the last year has not resulted into any blood being spilt. On the contrary, the probiotic crusades have been constructive, open and accepting...

“We’ve never seen consumers as confused” (about what is ‘good for you’), said PepsiCo Chairman and CEO Indra Nooyi.

"The consequence of this is a fundamental blow to the belief in health claims as a magic bullet."

Consumers are food confused...Are you helping?

By Peter Wennstrom

Consumers have never been more confused about food, argues Healthy Food Marketing chief Peter Wennstrom in this guest article. The food industry needs to step up...

Special edition: 25 years of functional foods

Functional Foods 2.0: Beyond the nutritional shoehorn...

By Julian Mellentin

Products such as probiotic pizza, probiotic snack bars, high-fibre chicken or fish-oil fortified yoghurt may seem bizarre, says market expert Julian Mellentin in this guest article, but since 1990 thousands of products like this have been launched – and...

Blame game: Supplements have been fingered once more for a doping infringement but are the facts surrounding the case contaminated?

On the spike: The curious case of a contaminated sports supplement

By Shane STARLING

‘Don’t take sports supplements, they can’t be trusted’ was the takeaway message from Welsh track stars Rhys Williams and Gareth Warburton after the recent UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) tribunal agreed steroids got into their blood streams via contaminated sports...

The nutritional ingredients industry must also create educational category platforms to enable growth, warns Peter Wennstrom.

Bullet point insights

Put consumer education before health claims, says marketing expert

By Peter Wennström

An ingredient industry more focused on health claims than in educating consumers is actively destroying the market for both itself and it's customers, says Healthy Marketing Team president and expert consultant, Peter Wennstrom, in this guest article.

The Pope said food was susceptible to manipulation by complaints of the economic crisis

Pope Francis: Food has been reduced to a commodity

By Caroline SCOTT-THOMAS

Market pre-eminence has reduced food to a commodity subject to financial speculation, Pope Francis told attendees at a major nutrition conference in Rome this morning.

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