French botanicals leader Naturex has emphasised its ambition to be the “world leader in the specialty fruit & vegetable category” by launching an extract range targeting food supplements including gummies.
High-priced botanicals like bilberry and saw palmetto continue to attract counterfeiters and adulterers, meaning supply chain integrity is more important than ever, the world’s biggest herbal extract player has said.
A multi-centre collaboration between academia and industry has confirmed a new validation method for cocoa flavanols and procyanidins that study backer Mars says could have, “far-reaching implications for researchers and consumers.”
If last month’s paper in the Journal of Analytical Toxicology was seen by some observers as the ‘final nail in DMAA’s coffin’, a new paper published in Drug Testing and Analysis this month appears to drive that nail home.
South African based Dynamic Extractions and Formulations (DEF) is marketing the first commercially available herbal extract - Sceletium tortuosum - produced since uniting with extraction specialist, Green Cell Technologies (GCT).
A new test method may enhance the identification of adulterants in black cohosh products, and allay concerns over potential liver toxicity from the presence of other related herbal species in black cohosh formulations.