Reprieve for enzyme supplements likely
Enyzmes in food supplements are not, as previously thought, likely
to come under a proposed new European law that will create a
positive list of enzymes allowed for use in food.
Vegetarians need DHA supplements, says Nutrinova
Vegetarians should take supplements of the omega-3 fatty acid DHA
(docosahexaenoic acid) to reduce their risk of heart disease, says
German firm Nutrinova, manufacturer of vegetarian DHA.
Zinc supplements fight off illness in HIV children
Zinc supplements can safely reduce illness in children with HIV,
finds a new study in this week's Lancet.
Ephedra products could harm supplements industry
A Utah-based company's reintroduction of ephedra-containing dietary
supplements when the legal position is still unclear could prove
damaging for the industry at large.
Herbal supplement inhibits prostate cancer cells in lab
An herbal extract developed by New Chapter suppresses the growth of
prostate cancer cells and induces prostate cancer cells to
self-destruct, according to new research.
Martin Bauer to distribute Layn botanicals
Herbal extracts firm Martin Bauer will distribute a new range of
botanical extracts produced by China-based Guilin LAYN Natural
Schwarzenegger signs young athletes' supplements ban
A new law that bans Californian high school athletes from using
ephedra, DHEA or bitter orange was signed by governor Arnold
Schwarzenegger on Friday, raising industry fears that it could harm
the reputation of all supplements.
Herbal supplements could have greater role in NHS
Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), including herbal
supplements, could make a cost-effective contribution to health
care in the UK, according to a report commissioned by the Prince of
Calcium supplements may have usefulness limit, suggests study
Calcium supplements may not increase the bone mineral density in
young women after a certain threshold level of intake has been
achieved, according to a new study from Creighton University.
The future of the European supplements industry: challenges and strategies
The European dietary supplements market has yet to achieve
saturation and the next six years will present the industry with a
unique set of challenges and opportunities, according to Frost
BASF launches allergen-free, vegetarian b-carotene and vitamin E for supplements
Number two vitamin maker BASF has created vegetarian variants of
its vitamin E and beta-carotene for supplements that are also
Iron transporter discovered; major impact for supplements
Iron supplements could be improved by new research in the UK that
has identified for the first time a molecule responsible for
absorption of the mineral in the gut.
Nutrition and dietary supplements market offer growth in enzymes
Opportunities in the mature enzyme market lie in developments,
driven by biotechnology, that provide food and beverage makers with
the right tools to meet consumer trends, claims a new report.
L-Carnipure supplements may help reduce diabetes during pregnancy
Taking supplements of L-Carnipure tartrate during pregnancy can
significantly reduce the increased level of plasma free fatty acids
that is considered the main cause of insulin resistance in pregnant
women, shows a new study.
Little evidence to support weight loss effect of all chitosan supplements
The shellfish fibre chitosan has been shown in some trials to help
weight loss but inconsistent product quality has led to conflicting
results, believes one supplier.