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.
The COVID-19 pandemic has seen a spike in demand for immunity-boosting products, but what scope is there for new and credible research to examine if nutra products have a role to play in helping tackle the crisis?
Motion Nutrition has addressed an Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) ruling which deemed a description of its nootropic supplement as a claim to be able to protect against neurodegenerative diseases.
The UK’s advertising watchdog has dismissed claims made by a retailer stating its cannabidiol (CBD) pain relief patch could reduce chronic pain, anxiety and diabetes, pointing out the claims were medicinal.
A panel of science researchers has put up a list of key findings on the role of micronutrients in supporting the immune system, which firms can tap on to educate the consumers in light of the coronavirus outbreak.
A FANCL-funded RCT study has discovered that the ingestion of tea flower extract, mulberry leaf extract, and chitosan could reduce postprandial blood glucose and triglyceride levels in healthy subjects.
Contract manufacturer Icelandirect has announced it has achieved organic certification, the company announced recently, which is part of a trend of widening organic options with the dietary supplement industry.
The US Food and Drug Administration has sent warning letters to seven companies that have been alleged to have been making COVID-19 disease treatment claims. Among the recipients of the warning letters is a prominent televangelist.
Antioxidant supplements do not improve semen quality among men with infertility, according to a new study claiming to be the largest randomised, placebo-controlled trial to examine the effects of antioxidants on male fertility without additional assisted...
Sports nutrition marketing of the female athlete has come a long way as the industry embraces representing her as strong and powerful image rather than skinny and sexy, says Dr. Susan Kleiner, founder of High Performance Nutrition, and director of science...
Microbiome sequencing is ‘more accurate’ than full genome sequencing at distinguishing between healthy and ill people … and could predict whether you are likely to die in the next 15 years, two new papers suggest.
One of the latest celebrity trends sweeping wealthy, beautiful people involves a novel approach to taking vitamins and supplements, but a Malaysian clinic is also touting the benefits for more down-to-earth consumers.
Content on Holland and Barrett’s website falls foul of The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) guidelines, which deems the retailer’s choice of product categorisation cannot apply to its food supplement range.
Clinical trials involving diet are severely under-funded and more difficult to complete than drugs studies, say researchers who warn that nutrition studies are prone to bias, are often too small and of too short duration and regularly change outcome...
People with depression or vulnerability to depression should be encouraged to eat plant-based diets with higher levels of grains, fibres and fish, according to new recommendations published by the MyNetGut consortium.
Influencer marketing is still quite novel and yet it's predicted to grow to more than double 2017 figures to become a $6.5bn industry this year (Influencer Marketing Hub) so its important to ensure these promo's are legal and ethical.
Europe’s food supplement sector makes some of the world’s best, but QC issues around stability and blends threaten its standing, with only 10% of finished products bothering to conduct end-product stability testing, according to an industry player.