Vitamin and mineral-enriched chia seeds and fibre-packed goji berries are now part of a healthy diet for around half of Germany’s population, says a survey by the country’s institute for risk assessment.
As 2020 enters its final month, NutraIngredients, once again presents the monthly recall round-up, with food alerts involving a steroid-containing sports supplement and over 80 cases of firms misusing the coronavirus claims.
The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has ordered a nutrition firm not to state or imply its food supplements could prevent, treat or cure human disease after its ad used unauthorised health claims.
The gut-brain axis is a hot topic amongst scientists, doctors, and dietary supplement businesses today, but this was not the case just five years ago, where the idea of using probiotics to address mental and cognitive health issues was met with much scepticism.
Tackling allergies, improving digestion and aiding immunity are the key pillars for infant nutrition product innovation, says a group of expert panellists from major brand names such as Biostime, Morinaga, and Nuchev.
Finished goods manufacturer Wiley’s Finest maintains that the immune health benefits omega-3s shouldn’t get swept under the rug, even with the heightened sensitivity about antiviral claims during the pandemic crisis.
The supplementation of astaxanthin and tocotrienol has been shown to improve composite and verbal memory in individuals who have exhibited mild forgetfulness, according to an RCT sponsored by BGG Japan.
A report by Austria’s Agency for Health and Food Safety (AGES) reveals that almost 40% of plant-based supplements tested that use the terms “superfood,” "purification" and "detoxification," were rejected.
The supplementation of lutein and zeaxanthin for preserving eye health is more effective in individuals with healthy BMI (lower than 25kg/m2), a 16-week human clinical trial conducted in Japan has shown.
Regular caffeine consumption induces very limited anti-inflammatory effects, while sedentary behaviour and body fat accumulation induce significant inflammatory effects, according to a new study involving nearly 250 men and women.
An ingredient made from alpinia galanga – a plant from the ginger family – has shown to increase mental alertness and sleep quality without causing side effects such as cardiovascular problems in a 12-week RCT.
A pilot study from Japan found that astaxanthin supplementation for three months can suppress oxidative stress and improve cardiac function and exercise tolerance in patients suffering from heart failure.
The US Food and Drug Administration will not object to the use of certain qualified health claims regarding consuming certain cranberry juice and supplements and a reduced risk of recurrent urinary tract infection (UTI) in healthy women.
Japanese dairy product company Morinaga Milk Industry has revealed plans to expand its yoghurt range by introducing more products with functional benefits, accelerate its lactoferrin research and e-commerce business as part of its key initiatives for...
India is leading the APAC market with the highest number of new food, drinks and supplements that bear immune system-boosting claims launched in the last five months. Australia and Indonesia ranked second and third.
NZMP, the global dairy ingredients brand of Fonterra, has announced a European patent has been granted allowing NZMP customers the ability to position their products as beneficial for cognitive development.
Australian brand Bioclinic Naturals has launched a range of ‘scobiotics’ – consisting prebiotics, probiotics, yeast, spirulina and enzymes – designed to address gastrointestinal problems ranging from inflammation to bringing homeostasis in the gut microflora.
Regulators from China and importing countries should cooperate to arrest the problem of milk formula not intended for infant consumption being marketed as such in the China market, said an industry observer.
Consuming a New Zealand blackcurrants supplement increases the level of cyclic glycine-proline (cGP) – a compound linked to brain health – in patients with Parkinson’s Disease (PD), a recent study has found.
The Association for the Cannabinoid Industry (ACI) has received clarification from the Food Standards Agency (FSA) regarding updated deadlines set for Cannabinoid (CBD) firms to apply for Novel Foods status.
The European Commission (EC) makes available a working document that describes the objectives of the nutrition and health claim regulations made on plants and their preparations for food use as ‘not fully attained’.
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) gives its thumbs up to a botanical extract and a single‐cell microalga, concluding that these two supplement ingredients are safe to use at the proposed levels.
It is "inconceivable" that immunity will not remain high on the list of health priorities when this pandemic ends and now is the time to create more "convincing experiences" to ensure trial turns into adoption, according to food and...
Scientists have identified a link between the outcome of COVID-19 disease and dietary selenium – found in fish, seafood, meat, poultry, and cereals. FoodNavigator hears from lead researcher Professor Margaret Rayman, from the University of Surrey, to...
Diabetic patients who adopt a nutrition therapy consisting of whey protein and monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFA) have lower fasting blood glucose during the one-month long Ramadan fasting period, a clinical trial in Malaysia has shown.
A curcumin and artemisinin-based oral spray has been proposed as a treatment for COVID-19 patients and a clinical trial will be conducted, ASX-listed phytocannabinoid firm MGC Pharmaceuticals has revealed.
The US Food and Drug Administration has issued an additional six warning letters in recent days on coronavirus claims. The letters coincide with an industry coalition raising a red flag on the growing flood of such claims on dietary supplement-type products.
Holland & Barrett staff have set up a petition, signed by thousands of staff and customers, begging the company to close its stores during the coronavirus pandemic as they argue their lives and the lives of customers are being put at risk.
A coalition of dietary supplement industry trade associations have come out in support of FDA actions against fraudulent coronavirus treatment claims and have urged retailers to not stock products with such claims on their labels.