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Experts offer clarity on labeling calories for non-macronutrients

By Stephen Daniells

Despite some confusion in the marketplace and an unresolved citizen’s petition on the issue, dietary supplement brands should label all nutrition information, particularly calories on sports nutrition products, industry experts tell NutraIngredients-USA.

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Ulrick & Short launches new functional protein

By Jim Cornall

Product nutritional values and front-of-pack health credentials are now buying factors for many consumers. In the last 18 months, this has been augmented by government initiatives, and the Covid pandemic.

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Lactalis launches 'pure' micellar casein

By Nikki Hancocks

Lactalis Ingredients has launched a new minimally processed micellar casein offering a high protein and amino acid profile.

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Morning protein shake: Good for elderly but maybe not for weight loss

By Nikki Hancocks

A morning protein shake will slightly reduce energy intake at breakfast and lunch, but not at dinner, and overall energy intake will increase overall, therefore this is an effective method for increasing protein consumption in older men, but not necessarily...

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Gut microbiome changes in high-protein diet offer weight loss insights

By Nikki Hancocks

A high protein, calorie restricted diet (HPD) leads to a more diverse gut microbiome in obesity and different microbial change as compared to that seen in response to a normal protein, calorie restricted diet (NPD), which may indicate the reason behind...

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Rapeseed: An untapped protein source

By Danielle Masterson

German scientists say rapeseed (Brassica napus) may be on track to replace soy as the best plant-based protein source.

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Whey protein shown to boost mitochondria in runners

By Hank Schultz

A recent study showed supplementing runners with whey protein provided greater mitochondrial adaptations in response to exercise than did a carbohydrate-only drink used as a control.

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The 'rising star' of sports nutrition: Why collagen is a HIIT

By Nikki Hancocks

Collagen is the sports nutrition industry’s ‘rising star’ thanks to the mega trend for preventative health solutions and the COVID-related health and wellness boom, according to global collagen solutions supplier Rousselot.

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Five-ingredient whey supplement protects against sarcopenia

By Nikki Hancocks

A five-ingredient supplement of whey, micellar casein, creatine, vitamin D3, and omega-3, combined with resistance training, significantly improves lean mass, strength, and overall muscle quality in old age, according to a study of men over 70.

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Immunity startup creates high dose vitamin drinks for rapid recovery

By Nikki Hancocks

An entrepreneur with a passion for preventative health has created immunity supplements with up to ten times more vitamins than competitors, with an extra punch of polyphenols, in a bid to bring more healthful solutions to cold and flu aisles.

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Plant or animal protein: What's healthiest for people and planet?

By Nikki Hancocks

Animal sources of protein are more potent than vegan sources for stimulating muscle growth but their significant impact on climate change means plant sources will be key for future diets, researchers will be told later this week as part of an online physiology...

Nestlé Health Science to acquire majority stake in Vital Proteins

Nestlé Health Science to acquire majority stake in Vital Proteins

By Stephen Daniells

Nestlé Health Science has agreed to acquire a majority stake in Chicago-based Vital Proteins, adding the leading collagen brand to its other vitamin, mineral, supplement and wellness brands, including Atrium Innovations, Garden of Life, Pure Encapsulations...

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Study: Potato protein a winner for women

By Nikki Hancocks

The recommended daily allowance of protein may be inadequate to support maintenance of muscle in young women and eating protein from the humble potato can help to maintain muscle, according to research from McMaster University funded by the Alliance for...

Kerry acquires Spanish plant protein specialist Pevesa

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Kerry acquires Spanish plant protein specialist Pevesa

By Nathan Gray

Irish nutrition specialist Kerry has completed a deal to buy Pevesa Biotech, as it looks to expand its position as a market leader in non-allergenic and organic plant protein ingredients.

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Doctor creates motivational shake to replace empty-calorie coffees

By Nikki Hancocks

An emergency medicine doctor has founded his own brand selling a nutritionally boosted plant-based ‘motivational’ protein shake offering a replacement for "empty-calorie" coffees and additive-filled snacks.

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