The Global Retailer and Manufacturer Alliance (GRMA) has launched www.GRMAlliance.org to encourage participation in the ANSI standards development process, with its GMP standard for supplements expected soon.
The global nutraceuticals market is expected to reach a value of $302,306m by the year 2022, on the back of CAGR of 7.04%. But, according to new research, APAC is poised to outstrip the global growth average.
Fortified foods and supplements designed for infants could have significantly less – or more – actual vitamin D than the amounts labelled, however most products do fall within acceptable EU ranges, say Dutch researchers.
Technological advances, from genomic testing to real-time data collection from wearables, will open up new opportunities for dietary supplements as wellness moves from a disease-centric to a health-centric model, says Dr Jeffrey Bland.
There have been several cases of the dangerous stimulant 1,3-dimethylamylamine (DMAA) being blocked at the EU borders over the last few months. But what is being done to stem the flow of the outlawed ingredient?
Recent years have seen an upsurge in supplement use. Products that were only available in specialist health food stores have gone mainstream, available alongside groceries in the supermarket and online.
The sale of dietary supplements is estimated to be worth worth around €7.2 billion to the European economy in 2015, but which markets are the biggest, and where is future growth projected to come from?
Critics of the dietary supplement industry who were invited to speak at the scientific conference held this week at the University of Mississippi were pulling no punches. Olivier Rabin, PhD, of the World Anti Doping Agency, renewed a call for more stringent...
The European Specialist Sports Nutrition Alliance (ESSNA) sees two new members – Medix Laboratoires and Smart Nutrition – join its ranks after its associate member Health Food Manufacturers Association (HFMA) bows out.
‘Don’t take sports supplements, they can’t be trusted’ was the takeaway message from Welsh track stars Rhys Williams and Gareth Warburton after the recent UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) tribunal agreed steroids got into their blood streams via contaminated sports...
Challenging ingredients like krill oil and fish oil are driving demand for Capsugel’s Licaps liquid-filled hard capsule technology, says the company, as Healthy Directions becomes the latest manufacturer to use the capsules for its Krill Omega Defense...
A recent draft reform of China’s Food Safety Law, which is now available for public comment, is a great improvement for supplements exporters who have been increasingly frustrated at the time and expense required to gain certification in the country.
Russia may still hold the lion share of the dietary supplements market in the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), but it’s the comparatively more stable Kazakhstan that will lead in growth, according to a market report.
The dietary supplements market is set to grow by 4% annually running up to 2018, with Singapore, Hong Kong and Norway being the top spenders by household consumption, according to Euromonitor International.
If the nutritional supplements sector is to ever cast off its reputation for ‘dangerous’ and unlabelled contaminants then big online retails must embrace and enforce stricter anti-doping policies, argues Luca Bucchini, PhD.
In another high profile blow to the credibility of dietary supplements, the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia has removed all but a few dietary supplements from its formulary, meaning parents of children in the hospital will have to sign a waiver in...
As Stepan Liquid Nutrition looks to expand the use of its Clarinol CLA in sports nutrition products, it’s time to trot out a sports analogy. Stepan is looking for companies that are willing to step up to the plate.
Sports supplements and weight loss products that contain a combination of caffeine and synephrine from bitter orange may not comply with current regulations and could be classified as unsafe, warns the BfR.
As the number of omega-3 sources in the market increases, including fish, krill, squid, algae, and plant, suppliers are increasingly using the omega-3 form to differentiate their products. But where does the science currently stand, which questions remain,...
The dietary supplements industry should be encouraged and not threatened by increased scrutiny of its products by the mainstream medical community, because it means they are taking the products – and the questions from their patients – seriously.
Earlier this week we ran a story based on a Euromonitor blog that asked some questions of the efficacy, safety and marketing of food supplements. Here Alan Ruth, PhD, CEO of the Irish Health Trade Association responds...
Food supplements and herbal products are the safest bodily inputs with the risk of death of using them less than 1 in 10 million, about as likely as being struck and killed by lightning, according to a report from the Alliance for Natural Health International...
A study of 25 healthy men has found DMAA-containing, pre-workout sports supplement, Jack3D, does not change resting heart rate, blood pressure or affect liver and kidney function when used at recommended dosage levels.
A study published this week in the Archives of Internal Medicine that found multivitamins, and iron and copper supplements, may increase mortality rates in older women, has been slammed by industry groups.
The €100m Romanian dietary supplements market grew only one per cent in 2009 as the recession took hold, but is set to return to pre-lull levels of 20 per cent or more as consumers reinvest in the sector.
In the fourth part of NutraIngredients’ sports nutrition series, we scan a category as reliant on its elite sports roots as it is at times reviled by them and the rules that can lead to perfectly good products being called foul.
The dietary supplements industry has been boosted by a Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) survey results that show 79 per cent of physicians and health care professionals recommend dietary supplements to their patients.
A new report investigating the use of performance-enhancing
substances in Major League Baseball (MLB) could help the
dietary supplement industry, whose products are often blamed
for misleading athletes into consuming banned substances.
In a survey of 3,500 people, a University of Connecticut team
discerned that 34 percent of Americans trying to lose weight are
using supplements - an encouraging indicator for the dietary