French researchers observe the changes of ascorbic acid, B-carotene, and A-tocopherols in fortified beverages bottled in both PET bottles and glass. After 97 days, they found significant changes for all three in both bottles, but one fared better than...
A new electronic tongue system that can be applied to the analysis of the antioxidant power and other quality parameters of juices, fruit and fruit purées, has been developed by a team of Spanish researchers.
Women who are at a high risk of heart disease are unlikely to
realise any benefit from taking antioxidant vitamins C, E or beta
carotene, concludes a major study - but nor are they likely to
suffer any harm.
The use of calcium ascorbate with threonate in food supplements is
comparable in bioavailability to ascorbic acid as a vitamin C
source, and does not pose health threats in the doses used, says a
new opinion from EFSA.
The sale of Zila's nutraceutical business to NBTY, including
Ester-C, has completed, marking the new owner's entry into
ingredients and freeing up the old owner's attention for its core
cancer detection interests.
Zila Nutraceuticals has developed and patented a new form of
Ester-C said to offer improved antioxidant and anti-carcinogenic
potential, which should allow it to maintain its advantage in the
vitamin C market until the end of next...
Zila Nutraceuticals felt the pinch of lower Ester-C sales in the US
in Q1 2006, when net revenues fell by 15 percent. But the company
expects strong sales on the international front to restore it to
its growth trajectory before the...
DSM is to close down production of bulk vitamin C in the US and cut
costs at its plant in Dalry, Scotland, as part of a series of
measures to ease pressure on its vitamin business, reports
Zila, a US pharma and biotech company, has achieved double-digit
sales growth for the first half of 2004, mainly due to the
performance of its nutraceutical division. Operational costs
exceeded sales however, due to higher cost of...
Scientists in Spain have identified a gene in ripe strawberries
that could help create vitamin-enriched food in the future,
according to a report by ABC News. The gene encodes an
enzyme in strawberry plants that helps to convert a...