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New study explores CBD and CBN for sleep

By Danielle Masterson

CBD brand CBDistillery in partnership with MoreBetter (dba Releaf App) recently announced the results from a 31-day study it calls the Sleep Pathfinder Mission utilizing CBDistillery's Regular Strength Sleep Synergy Tincture.

NutraCast: Eat Beyond's Michael Aucoin on sober culture

NutraCast: Eat Beyond's Michael Aucoin on sober culture

By Danielle Masterson

We just entered 2022, and for many, it’s Dry January, which is ditching alcohol in the first month of the New Year to drink less or perhaps "detox" from going a bit overboard with drinking over the holidays. While this is one month for some,...

Biosyntia and Lantana Bio in flavonoid discovery agreement

Biosyntia and Lantana Bio in flavonoid discovery agreement

By Nicola Gordon-Seymour

Danish biotech company, Biosyntia and French counterpart, Lantana Bio, have joined forces to step up development of sustainable flavonoids for use in dietary supplements, food and drink fortification, and personal care.

EFSA submission suggests CBD position statement imminent

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EFSA submission suggests CBD position statement imminent

By Will Chu

The European Food and Safety Authority (EFSA) is expected to outline its position on the safety of cannabidiol (CBD) as a novel food in a move expected to aid in future novel food applications.

The FSA issues warning on responsible CBD food marketing

The FSA issues warning on responsible CBD food marketing

By Kavitha Sivasubramaniam

The UK Food Standards Agency (FSA)’s chief executive is urging the CBD industry to market their products responsibly and has offered support to local authorities that need help with their enforcement efforts.

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Curcumin: The powerful botanical that could

By Traci Kantowski, Communications Director, Global Curcumin Association

When asked to write this article, the Simple Minds song “Don’t You forget about me” immediately popped in my head. While it’s no longer the exciting new kid on the block, curcumin is the “friend” the industry needs.

European Council adopts 0.3% maximum THC levels

European Council adopts 0.3% maximum THC levels

By Kavitha Sivasubramaniam

The European Council has adopted the new Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), which restores tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) levels of hemp varieties back to 0.3%.

Coffee berries, also known as coffee cherries or the outer layer of the coffee fruit, are a rich source of polyphenols, which may exert brain health benefits.   Image © Bartosz Hadyniak / Getty Images

Coffee berry extract may boost alertness & mood: PepsiCo study

By Stephen Daniells

A single dose of an extracts from coffee berry – the outer layer of the coffee fruit and a rich source of polyphenols – may boost alertness in healthy men and women, with effects still observable six hours after consumption, says a new study.

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Journal retracts botanical DNA barcoding paper by Newmaster

By Stephen Daniells

A paper that concluded that DNA barcoding techniques were more cost-effective than traditional practices for identification of vegetation species has been retracted after the lead researcher – Dr Steven Newmaster – failed to respond to questions about...

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Big opportunities in merging nutra and pharma

By Nikki Hancocks

Consumer trends, technological advancements and business strategies are causing the pharma and nutra markets to merge and this opens opportunities for the players in both industries to cater to consumers looking for the ultimate wellness solutions.

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