Beeb cans CAM from online service
17-Mar-2008 By Shane Starling
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) has removed a section
devoted to Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) from its
website in a move that has caused consternation throughout the
British CAM community.
Poland panel considers borderline supplements
17-Mar-2008 By Shane Starling
Poland has established a government-backed group briefed with
developing criteria relating to the classification of a range of
nutrients under either food or medicine law.
Irish retailers petition EU for high-dose supplements
12-Mar-2008 By Shane Starling
An Irish health food store association will have its pro-high-dose
food supplements petition considered by the European Commission
after it was deemed 'admissible' by a European Parliament
Nutrient profiling irrelevant for supplements, says EHPM
07-Mar-2008 By Shane Starling
Food supplements should be exempt from European nutrient profiling
regulations because their fat, salt and sugar levels are scant
enough not to warrant concern, according to an industry group.
Elderly muscles benefit from amino acid supplements
06-Mar-2008 By Stephen Daniells
Supplementing the diet of elderly people with the full set of
essential amino acids can boost their lean body mass, strength and
physical function, according to a new study.
Royal decree threatens Belgian botanicals
06-Mar-2008 By Shane Starling
The Belgian government has drafted a law that threatens to
reclassify as medicines up to 150 botanicals commonly used as food
Swinging voters key to European supplements debate
05-Mar-2008 By Shane Starling
As the European Union debate over maximum and minimum nutrient
levels in supplements and functional foods moves closer to a mooted
January 2009 denouement, a key lobbyist says "it is all to play
CRN denounces FDA supplement labeling guidance
04-Mar-2008 By Lorraine Heller
The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) has requested that the
FDA withdraw its guidance on the labeling of dietary supplements,
suggesting it is unnecessary and potentially misleading for
Supplements regulations get healthy airing at Brussels event
03-Mar-2008 By staff reporter
Twenty European and American companies heard presentations from
three food law experts and participated in a lively floor debate
and Q&A session at a recently held one-day event in Brussels
designed to give "practical tips...
New botanicals launched for chronic health diseases
29-Feb-2008 By staff reporter
Indian firm Avesthagen has launched seven new botanical bioactives
which are targeted at specific degenerative conditions like
diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
Supplement market nears maturity, nutraceuticals report
29-Feb-2008 By Lorraine Heller
The US, Europe and Japan will continue to drive the global
nutraceuticals market, although growth in dietary supplements is
expected to slow, according to a new report.
EC not phased by 20,000-plus health claims
26-Feb-2008 By Shane Starling
The European Commission insists it is on track with the process of
tabulating the thousands of health claim petitions submitted to it
by member states and European trade organisations, but industry
sources are not so optimistic.
Supplements - do we ask too much?
Taking a range of supplements from vitamin A to zinc is becoming
part of everyday life. But as the latest study is published
questioning their efficacy, people could be left wondering do they
Danisco probiotics to be launched in supplements
15-Feb-2008 By Alex McNally
Danisco has today said it has entered into a new licence agreement
with Fonterra for the "long term use" of two probiotic strains,
which will see them added in supplements.
CRN to examine supplement science
11-Feb-2008 By staff reporter
Supplements for disease management and ensuring the integrity of
ingredients will be the focus of the forthcoming scientific
symposium organized by the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN).
Maternal micronutrient supplements boost baby weights
08-Feb-2008 By Stephen Daniells
Supplements of micronutrients during pregnancy may result in bigger
and heavier babies, relative to babies born to mothers taking only
iron and folic acid, suggests a new study.
Survey says supplements could help fill nutrition blackhole
04-Feb-2008 By Alex McNally
A fifth of adults in the UK ignore nutritional guidelines when it
comes to buying food, a survey has revealed, which could further
open the door for dietary supplements.
Demand soars for supplement rulebook
30-Jan-2008 By Alex McNally
A European wide set of guidelines to help companies comply with EU
laws on producing and selling supplements has gained "global
demand", the publishers have said.
Probiotics, friend or foe?
The headlines are sensationalist: twenty-four people have died in a
probiotic trial. Therefore, probiotics may be fatal. Throw those
yoghurt shots away!
Industry and world leaders discuss beating poor nutrition
24-Jan-2008 By Alex McNally
Improving worldwide nutrition was brought to the international
forefront at the World Economic Forum last night.
US women could be easing off supplements, says report
21-Jan-2008 By Lorraine Heller
Women appear to be leaving the US dietary supplement category in
significant numbers, according to survey results released last
EFSA names botanicals to be assessed
19-Dec-2007 By Alex McNally
A draft document on how to assess the safety of botanicals for use
in food and food supplements has been released by the European Food
Safety Authority (EFSA).
Turkey is ripe for supplements, BI Nutraceuticals says
18-Dec-2007 By Alex McNally
BI Nutraceuticals is seeking to tap potential for its ingredients
for supplements in a high-potential emerging market by signing a
deal which will see its ingredients available in Turkey.
Innovation is in the supplement market driving seat
06-Dec-2007 By Alex McNally
Innovation is one of the biggest driving forces in the supplement
market and unique products are one way to get ahead in a
competitive market place, a report has said.
Review casts doubt on isoflavone supplements
30-Nov-2007 By Alex McNally
The Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) in Germany has said
the long-term intake of supplements containing isoflavones carries
a risk to menopausal women.
Rulebook to help produce high quality supplements
26-Nov-2007 By Alex McNally
A European wide set of guidelines has been developed by a team of
technical experts to help companies comply with EU laws on
producing and selling supplements.
EHPM pleads to stop nutrient profiling of supplements
06-Nov-2007 By Alex McNally
As the European Food Safety Authority prepares its opinion on the
feasibility of nutrient profiling, the trade organisation EHPM has
asked that food supplements should be exempted from the rule.
Mastertaste makes healthy flavours with Active Botanicals range
11-Oct-2007 By Jess Halliday
Mastertaste is aiming to tap two key trends for food formulation
with it new range of Active Botanicals: natural flavours and
perceived health benefits.
Folic acid supplements may slash arsenic levels
08-Oct-2007 By Stephen Daniells
Supplements of folic acid may lower blood levels of arsenic in
individuals exposed to the toxin in contaminated drinking water,
researchers have suggested.
Technicolour liquid supplements from Capsugel
21-Sep-2007 By staff reporter
Capsugel has extended its line of supplement capsules by adding a
range of colours to them, which it says will make bland formulas
more appealing to consumers.
Ginseng juice eyed as anti-diabetic dietary supplement
20-Sep-2007 By Stephen Daniells
An extract from American ginseng berry may reduce blood sugar
levels by 30 per cent and aid weight loss, reports a new study from
the University of Chicago using obese diabetic mice.
Vitatene says Gday to Aussie supplements market
20-Sep-2007 By Alex McNally
Vitatene has been granted permission to market two ingredients in
Australia and New Zealand as supplements, a move which will open up
further horizons for the Spanish company.
Supplements for over 50s may boost diet deficiency
18-Sep-2007 By Alex McNally
Men and women over the age of 51 who regularly take dietary
supplements are more likely to get adequate amounts of several
vitamins and minerals than those who do not, a study suggests
Commission wins over Germany in garlic supplement ruling
07-Sep-2007 By Alex McNally
The European Court of Justice's opinion to not allow Germany to
label garlic supplements as a medicine has been seen as a fine
example of the intended use principle winning out.
Vitiva makes lutein ester for smaller supplements
06-Aug-2007 By Alex McNally
Vitiva is introducing a lutein ester ingredient extracted from
marigold flowers that is being aimed at enabling higher
dosages in dietary supplements in the US and Europe.
Ajinomoto launches capsinoid supplement for weight loss
12-Jul-2007 By Clarisse Douaud
Ajinomoto has announced it is introducing its capsinoid dietary
supplement into the US market after being given the green light as
a new dietary ingredient.
Dietary calcium better for bones than supplements - study
18-Jun-2007 By Stephen Daniells
Women who get most of their daily calcium from dietary sources have
healthier bones than women whose calcium comes mainly from
supplements, says new research.
Ireland recommends vitamin D supplements for infants
29-May-2007 By Stephen Daniells
The Irish Food Safety Authority (FSAI) has recommended the
implementation of a national policy of vitamin D supplementation in
all infants aged 0-12 months.
Supplements promoted to boost summer of love
28-May-2007 By staff reporter
With spring turning to summer, retailers are looking beyond
supplements for long-haul flights and hayfever by promoting
ingredients for holiday romance and more.
Fish-diabetes pollution link may boost supplements
13-Apr-2007 By Stephen Daniells
A new study linking pollutants found in fish to insulin resistance
and type-2 diabetes may further turn people off fish and boost the
omega-3 supplements market.
Ephedra risk-benefit analysis endangers supplements, NPA
10-Apr-2007 By Jess Halliday
The most recent court ruling on ephedra blurs the distinction
between supplements and drugs and could force the industry to
conduct clinical tests, says the Natural Products Association,
which has filed an amicus curiae with the Supreme...
Gut health to drive Polish supplements growth
06-Apr-2007 By Stephen Daniells
The dietary supplements market in Poland is expected to grow by 25
per cent this year, with the society's greater concern about
healthy living, particularly gut health, continuing to drive
Cactus Botanicals launch 80 percent myricetin
05-Apr-2007 By staff reporter
Cactus Botanicals is introducing a potent 80 percent myricetin
ingredient from bayberry bark for use in supplements in the United
Sabinsa unveils LeanGuard for supplements
30-Mar-2007 By Clarisse Douaud
Sabinsa Corporation is combining the forces of three of its
established patented ingredients in the unveiling of a new weight
management ingredient LeanGard.
Zinc supplements may cut deaths among low-income kids
16-Mar-2007 By Stephen Daniells
Daily zinc supplements reduced the risk of death among children
aged 12 to 48 months by 18 per cent, says a clinical trial set in
NIH-funded clinical trials misguided for supplements
09-Mar-2007 By Clarisse Douaud in Anaheim
The traditional scientific model does not always apply to dietary
supplements, nor does the objective of government-funded clinical
trials in testing them necessarily suit their common applications,
according to NutraCon panelists.
Study links antioxidant supplements to increased mortality
28-Feb-2007 By Stephen Daniells
A meta-analysis of 68 randomised trials with antioxidant
supplements has reported that vitamins A and E, and beta-carotene
may increase mortality risk by up to 16 per cent, but vitamin C did
not have an effect on mortality and the...
EBF proposes safety assessment model for botanicals
26-Feb-2007 By staff reporter
The European Botanical Forum has proposed a model for assessing the
safety of botanicals for use in food supplements – including a
'negative list' of botanics that should not be used due to safety
concerns – which it hopes...
Channel Islands supplements 'a threat to UK businesses'
21-Feb-2007 By Jess Halliday
The regulatory status of supplements sold out of the Channel
Islands is under the spotlight in the UK, as a House of Commons
motion urges a strategy to address unfair and illegal competition
to protect consumers and responsible businesses.
Selenium supplements could slow age-related cognitive decline
02-Feb-2007 By Stephen Daniells
The decline of mental function that naturally occurs with age may
be increased by falling selenium levels, suggests new research from