Consumer knowledge low on supplements
Consumers are baffled by the names of supplements and often do not
know exactly what they are consuming when they take them, suggests
a new survey.
Caffeine linked to lower type 2 diabetes risk long-term
Men and women who drank more coffee and other caffeinated beverages
were less likely to develop type 2 diabetes than those who drank
few or no caffeinated beverages, report researchers in a new study.
Eastern remedy for infant disease
A Chinese herbal tea could be an effective alternative treatment
for jaundice, an illness common in newborn infants, report
Whole soy protein, not isoflavones, lower cholesterol
Soy isoflavones may not offer the benefits to heart health often
attributed to soyfoods, finds a new study that suggests that
another part of the plant could be responsible for its
Buyers tidy up purchases of supplement makers
Michigan-based IdeaSphere announced this week that it had completed
the purchase of supplement maker Twinlab and its Twin Laboratories
Grape juice to regain youth
Grape juice significantly improved short-term memory and some
neuro-motor skills such as coordination and balance in preliminary
research on animals, presented last month.
Sports nutrition group organises to lobby new directive
Manufacturers of sports nutrition products have formed a new
alliance to better represent their trade in the face of a
forthcoming directive, set to tightly regulate foods and beverages
marketed to sportspeople.
Herbals directive will not include substances regulated as food
MEPs last week voted through amendments to the traditional herbal
medicinal products directive (THMPD) that will prevent it from
regulating herbal products sold under food law.
Novogen gets patent for soy isoflavone supplements
Australian biotech firm Novogen has been granted a US patent
covering the use of soy isoflavones in tablet or capsule dietary
supplements, it revealed last week.
Numico completes exit from supplements
Dutch group Royal Numico announced on Friday the end of its
dealings in nutritional supplements, as it completed the sale of
its US business GNC to investor group Apollo Management.
Skane dairy to add Reuteri to milk products
Leading Swedish dairy firm Skanemejerier has gained the rights to
use BioGaia's probiotic Reuteri bacteria in milk products for
launch on the Scandinavian market at the end of next year.
Plant extract for stress-free supplements
Vermont-based NutraGenesis has introduced a patented bioactive
extract of the Indian herb Withania somnifera, which it claims acts
to reduce the body's response to stress.
Dietary supplements high on advertising complaints
Ads for dietary supplements consistently break advertising code
rules and are part of one of the most complained about sectors in
the UK, according to the country's Advertising Standards Authority.
Herbal pick-me-up for Japanese market
Japanese pharma firm Taisho Pharmaceutical has developed a tonic,
containing a cocktail of herbals and vitamins to boost energy after
DHA supplements could reduce postnatal depression
Low levels of the omega-3 fatty acid docosahexaenoic acid (DHA)
after pregnancy are associated with postnatal depression, report
researchers in a new study.