In recent years, research on aging has seen some major advancements, including the discovery that the rate of aging is controlled, at least to some extent. And according to Dr. Paul Clayton, who has researched, written and presented about the process...
What’s new in the botanical supplements and functional foods this year? We caught up with some botanical-focused companies at the Natural Products Expo West show in Anaheim, CA, earlier this month to get the scoop.
The convergence of nutrition and pharmaceutical industries sits with growing consumer health companies and in the development of new technologies for personalised nutrition and medicine, according to the senior vice president of consumer health and nutrition...
What can pharmaceutical and nutrition industries learn from each other, and is the historical divide between the two slowly starting to be bridged? In this special edition article we look at how the two worlds of pharma and nutrition are colliding.
The probiotic category continues to grow rapidly on a global basis. And with growth comes increased interest probiotics and microbiome modulation therapies from the pharmaceutical sector. But is this increased interest a good thing for the traditional...
Australia’s National Institute of Complementary Medicine will begin a clinical trial on a Chinese herbal medicine which pilot studies show to be effective in treating cognitive impairment associated with vascular dementia.
A young Irish man has died after apparently taking slimming tablets bought online that contained the toxic fat burner dinitrophenol (DNP), the Irish Health Products Regulatory Authority (HPRA) has said.
The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has issued a string of warnings against a number of herbal medicines sold online and containing ingredients not authorised for the sale in the UK.
The UK Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has reappointed members to its Herbal Medicines Advisory Committee (HMAC) that advises on matters including the EU Traditional Herbal Medicinal Products Directive (THMPD).
The UK Food Standards Agency (FSA) is pushing hard to end an illicit trade in the industrial chemical DNP (2,4-Dinitrophenol) which is being used as a fat burning, weight loss aid and has been linked to at least two deaths.
Pharmaceutical omega-3 products are important but will grow more slowly than some expect because of the long timeframe for drug approval, says the chief of the Global Organisation for EPA and DHA Omega-3s (GOED).
Certain combinations of natural products can be as effective as man-made drugs in acting against specific diseases. But the chances of finding an effective combination could be as low as below 3%, according to new research data.
The multi-billion euro global nutraceutical industry will never achieve its potential until it better adapts pharma protocols – and this can be done with food nutrients, says Dr Stephen de Felice, who was the keynote speaker at the recent Vitafoods expo...
Supplement products bearing ingredients like milk thistle, DMAA, valerian, hoodia, porcine thyroid glandular, melatonin and horny goat weed are being targeted by the UK medicines regulator as potential ‘unlicensed medicines’, as EU herbal law enforcement...
The Herbal Quality Campaign (HQC), conceived to push the merits of registering botanicals as medicinal products under new European Union laws, has formally entered life with a Westminster ceremony last week.
The British Herbal Medicine Association (BHMA) says the recently implemented European Union Traditional Herbal Medicinal Products Directive (THMPD) is good for the botanical industry, although others have criticised it for working against smaller players...
South African complementary and alternative medicines (CAMs) including herbal products and food supplements are blighted by inconsistent manufacturing processes that are damaging the sector, a leading manufacturer has said.
Non-governmental organisation ANH-International is set to file its legal challenge to the controversial Traditional Herbal Medicines Product Directive (THMPD) at the High Court in London by the end of March, NutraIngredients.com has learnt.
A food supplement for men which claims to help prevent erectile disfunction has been withdrawn from the market because it contains substances similar to sildenafil, the active pharmaceutical ingredient in Viagra.
A provider of proprietary developments for nutraceutical and cosmeceutical ingredients has extended an existing cooperation for discovering new functional materials sourced from the jungles of Malaysia.
German natural product innovator, InterMed Discovery, has joined with a Malaysian herbal specialist to “investigate and commercialise” botanicals in what is considered one of the world’s “biodiversity hotspots”.