European regulators confirm Unilever’s assertion that black tea can improve attention identifying caffeine and l‐theanine actions as ‘sufficiently characterised’ during the health claim approval process.
A food and cosmetic convergence, where food ingredients find a place among cosmetic applications, could well form the next wave of innovation as consumers look to nutritional supplements for beauty purposes.
Allmicroalgae Natural Products’ Chlorella vulgaris microalgae has received organic certification by the European Union as the Portuguese-based firm look to respond to growing demand for organic, fully traceable plant-based ingredients.
The European Patent Office (EPO) has granted a patent for "composition for use in treatment" to Arjuna Naturals' BCM-95 turmeric extract, which has shown efficacy in rheumatoid arthritis and Alzheimer's disease.
The “beauty from within” concept, inextricably linked with ingestible skin care and nutricosmetics, is now underlining an anti-ageing element to consumers adopting a healthier and more active lifestyle.
The use of a gamma-cyclodextrin formulation in curcumin supplements could provide a significant boost to bioavailability, say researchers who report a 39-fold improvement versus standardised unformulated curcumin.