ADM Natural Health and Nutrition has expanded its range of soya
isoflavone concentrates for use in food and food supplements.
Novasoy 700 has a minimum 70 per cent isoflavone content and
Novasoy 200 is a 20 per cent isoflavone concentrate.
US-based SourceOne Global Partners has established a strategic
alliance with Seltzer Nutritional Technologies (SNT), a division of
Seltzer Chemicals, for its patented cholesterol-lowering product
Researchers at Queen's University in Canada have been awarded $8
million to study the efficacy and safety of the plant extract
quercetin, saw palmetto, and the bark of African pygeum tree as
therapies for prostate and bladder...
Many Canadian health food stores have ignored a stop-sale order on
the herbal kava issued in August last year, shows a study, which
raises questions about the country's powers to regulate the natural
health industry, say researchers.
A syrup made with the popular herb echinacea reduced the number of
respiratory tract infections in children but did not reduce the
severity or duration of infections, report authors of a new
clinical trial in today's Journal...
Hawaiian firm Cyanotech has yet again managed to stave off a
delisting from the Nasdaq SmallCap market, meeting requirements for
the bid price of $1 per share for a consecutive 10 days in recent
The use of herbal medicines entails risks, but probably fewer than
with synthetic drugs, argues a British Medicial Journal
editorial out tomorrow. And failing to fund further studies on
herbals represents the biggest risk to consumers,...
Members of the UK's herbal industry have proposed an overhaul of
current legislation to ensure stricter standards and safety for
those products not regulated by the new European Traditional
Medicinal Herbals directive.
Ingredients in Chinese herbal medicines may vary widely depending
on the manufacturer, said scientists speaking at a conference this
week. This could have implications for the safety and efficacy of
the medication, they suggest.
The EU's traditional herbal medicinal products directive will not
lead to the major loss of popular herbal products on the UK market
feared by many in the retail sector, suggests the latest estimate
from the country's medicines...
UK doctors are being encouraged to support the use of herbal
remedies by the country's herbalists, currently trying to increase
understanding of the power of plant-based remedies during Herbal
Medicine Awareness Week.
A new breed of soft drink is making its debut in the functional
drinks sector. A blend of Chinese herbs and fruit juice, Firefly
provides health-conscious consumers with an energy drink with no
added sugar or artificial stimulants.
German sweeteners firm Nutrinova reports on new research showing
how sweeteners used in hot drinks can alter the flavour profile.
The results allow the company to provide sweetener manufacturers
with useful guidance, it says.
Dutch company Acatris, formed recently following a merger between
four Royal Schouten businesses, established its new name with the
launch of a lignan product at last week's VitaFoods trade fair in
Norwegian and Japanese scientists have confirmed several culinary
and medicinal herbs as important sources of dietary antioxidants.
But they say there is more than a 1000-fold difference among
The UK complementary medicines market has grown by almost 60 per
cent in the last five years to an estimated value of £130 million
(€187m), despite the impact of new legislation and negative
publicity regarding herbal remedies and...
The efficacy of individual herbs and supplements to help glucose
control in diabetics is still unproven, suggest researchers
compiling a review of all published studies. American ginseng and
Coccinia indica seem to show positive potential...
UK company Barefoot Botanicals introduced its Rosa Fina botanical
skin care products to the US market this week. The range which
contains rosehip seed oil, vitamins and natural antioxidants, is
the first to be launched by the company's...
The presence of botanical ingredients in beverages and foods is
certainly an increasing trend that looks set to continue in the
near future. A conference to be held by UK food research
organisation Leatherhead Food RA will address...