Health & Wellness

Survey: Strict Regulations Pose Biggest Challenge to Nutrition Industry

24 Mar 2017 --- Strict EU regulations are posing the greatest challenge to nutrition companies, according to new research from the organizers of Vitafoods Europe. The survey also revealed that regulation posed an even bigger challenge than the state of the global economy.

NutriScience Improves Purity of InnovaTea, Launches Vegetarian L-Tyrosine/L-Leucine Products

24 Mar 2017 --- NutriScience Innovations, a leading global supplier of nutritional ingredients and functional raw materials, has announced it has further improved the purity of its proprietary and trademarked InnovaTea, natural caffeine from tea. It has also launched new vegetable origin L-Tyrosine & L-Leucine.

Omega Ingredients First in Industry to Achieve Distinction from BRC Global Food Standard

24 Mar 2017 --- Omega Ingredients Limited has become the first company in the industry to achieve a BRC AA grade to version 7 with the additional approval to the new Traded Items Module.

Kyowa Hakko’s Glutathione Rolls Out in Europe

23 Mar 2017 --- Kyowa Hakko is expanding its premium branded ingredient, Setria Glutathione, into the European markets, it has announced. The move comes after the company has maintained a successful presence in the US and Asian regions by marketing the product as a key antioxidant ingredient.

Beneficial Role of Alpha-Carotene in Metabolic Health Highlighted in New Study

22 Mar 2017 --- A type of pro-vitamin A has been found to play a critical role in preserving optimal health, according to a new study. The vitamin, Alpha-carotene has been found to aid the maintenance of phenotypic flexibility, also known as the ability to respond to physiological changes, in healthy overweight subjects.

Taiyo Joins Forces with Benexia to Distribute Chia Seed Products

22 Mar 2017 --- Taiyo is set to join forces with Benexia, a producer of 100% natural, clean label, non-GMO, gluten-free chia seeds. The new partnership will see the duo exclusively distributes Benexia’s ingredients throughout North America.

UK Trials Alternative Weight Loss Treatment to Gastric Band

22 Mar 2017 --- EndoBarrier, an alternative weight loss treatment to the gastric bypass, could soon be a mainstream option for obese people with type 2 diabetes in the UK, according to new data being presented at Diabetes UK’s Professional Conference 2017.

Sweeteners & Low Sugar Can Help Prevent Tooth Decay: Nutrition Industry's Response to World Oral Health Day

21 Mar 2017 --- The 20th March marked World Oral Health day, triggering the nutrition industry to hone in on the issue of tooth decay, a topic that links closely with the sugar debate currently dominating the industry. In response, both sweeteners and low sugar snacks were highlighted by members of the nutrition industry as ways to promote healthier oral hygiene.

SternVitamin Taps into Value Added Supplementation Trend

20 Mar 2017 --- SternVitamin, a specialist in customized vitamin and mineral premixes, has announced it will be working with manufacturers of foods and food supplements to generate new value-added potential with specific product concepts.

Study Finds Link Between Vitamin D and Autism Prevention

20 Mar 2017 --- Following a string of recent health claims associated with vitamin D, a new animal study has shown how supplementing mice with the vitamin during pregnancy may prevent autism traits in their offspring. Researchers from University of Queensland say the study provides further evidence of the crucial role vitamin D plays in brain development.

Limited Support for Omega 3 Supplementation for Heart Disease Prevention, Claims AHA

17 Mar 2017 --- Omega-3 fish oil supplements prescribed by a healthcare provider may help prevent death from heart disease in patients who recently had a heart attack and may prevent death and hospitalizations in patients with heart failure, according to a new science advisory from the American Heart Association. 

BioGaia and Nestlé Collaborate to Sell BioGaia Protectis Drops in Australia

17 Mar 2017 --- BioGaia has announced that its global collaboration with Nestlé has been extended, with the company signing an agreement with Nestlé Australia Ltd for the exclusive rights to sell BioGaia Protectis drops in Australia from 2017. 

Oatmeal May Improve Heart Health by Lowering Cholesterol and Benefitting Microbiota

16 Mar 2017 --- Scientists at the Science Foundation Ireland–funded APC Microbiome Institute in Cork have revealed that eating porridge regularly could benefit overall heart health by lowering cholesterol and benefitting gut microbiota.

Untapped Potential for Vitamin E: Study Finds it Reduces Acute Kidney Injury by up to 62%

16 Mar 2017 --- Vitamin E could be the key to reducing the risk of acute kidney injury by up to 62%. That’s according to a meta-analysis of three randomized trials published in the American Journal of Kidney Diseases.

US “Low-Content” Nutritional Claims are Misleading for Consumers

15 Mar 2017 --- US consumers may be having a tough time choosing healthy food products due to a lack of consistency in the nutritional claims found on food products, according to a new study in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. 

Cooking at Home is Cheaper and Healthier, Finds US Study

15 Mar 2017 --- People who cook at home more often are more likely to eat a healthier overall diet, according to researchers from the University of Washington School of Public Health. “Cooking at home: A strategy to comply with US dietary guidelines at no extra cost,” was published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, and furthers the notion that home cooking is the best way to get adequate nutrition.

Winclove Steers Around Health Claims Minefield With Vitamin Containing Probiotic Strain

14 Mar 2017 --- The first probiotic with a European health claim is now a fact, according to Dutch probiotic researcher and manufacturer Winclove Probiotics. Winclove’s upgraded Propionibacterium freudenreichii W200 contains adequate amounts of vitamin B12 to make an EFSA approved health claim. 

Wiley’s Finest Introduces High Potency EPA/DHA With Vitamin K2

14 Mar 2017 --- Nattopharma has announced that its visionary partner, Ohio-based Wiley’s Finest Wild Alaskan Fish Oil, is preparing to launch its Adult EPA and DHA Omega-3 formula featuring MenaQ7 Vitamin K2 as MK-7. The Adult formula is the second product from Wiley’s Finest featuring MenaQ7.

Low Gluten Diets Linked to Higher Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

13 Mar 2017 --- According to research presented by the American Heart Association, eating more gluten may be associated with a lower risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. The new findings contradict the idea that by avoiding foods containing gluten, non- celiac consumers could improve their overall health.

Cardiovascular Disease Burdens Overweight and Obese Patients from Younger Age

13 Mar 2017 --- People who are overweight or obese may live as long as people of a healthy weight, but experience cardiovascular disease at an earlier age, and therefore live longer burdened by the disease, according to research presented by the American Heart Association.