19 Apr 2019 --- A study of cannabidiol (CBD) has found that the non-psychoactive compound in cannabis could have a new application as a “Trojan horse” – helping slip medications across the blood-brain barrier (BBB) and into the brain. Research of this effect was conducted by scientists at the Complutense University in Spain, through a mouse study. Medication absorbed...
18 Apr 2019 --- Growth and innovation are pivotal for industry and an efficient way to achieve both is to invest in promising start-up companies. Small players can bring innovative ideas and a fresh view of the market that established companies value. The dynamic food business arena is ever-changing and keeping up with consumer demands requires staying on top of trends that smaller players may...
Boosted cognitive performance, without the crash? Mushroom-infused coffee start-up gains Food-X backing
17 Apr 2019 --- Former professional basketball player Stipe Rezic has in mind a plan to fully assimilate the mind and body-enhancing potential of fungi into everyday routine, with his original brand of mushroom-infused coffee – MushroomCups. NutritionInsight speaks to Rezic on the emergent hype surrounding mushroom-infused coffee and his budding startup’s success.
Functional probiotic products are in demand, as consumers are increasingly becoming aware of the health benefits associated with a balanced gut microbiome. Novel combinations of probiotic ingredients commonly used in dairy products are emerging across market categories such as soft drinks, confectionery, bakery and desserts. Food and beverage launches with probiotic ingredients are on the rise,...
The use of energy ingredients in food & beverage launches has increased globally, featuring a +57% year-over-year growth when comparing 2018 and 2017 launches. In 2018, the top category of global product launches tracked with energy ingredients was soft drinks (48%), with caffeine being the leading ingredient among the ingredients tracked. The top health positionings of global product launches...
In less than two decades, protein supplementation and high protein diets have moved from having niche appeal (primarily the domain of bodybuilders), to being truly mainstream. Innova Market Insights Market Analyst, Myrthe de Beukelaar, takes you inside sports nutrition innovation and how mainstream consumer pay more attention to factors beyond efficient muscle building such as ethical and...
Irish company EauLab launched at IFE 2019 in London. The start-up saw a gap in the water market and aims to bring natural, plant-based function to the natural beverage. It was particularly highlighting its gut-support water at the show, which is infused with chicory root. As Founder Sean Moran says, “gut health is hot.”
Millennials present a significant supplementation opportunity, but convenient delivery forms must be considered. While Millennials’ nutritional wishes/demands can sometimes to be the polar opposite to those of the older demographic, their attitudes towards issues such as cognitive health – traditionally associated with the aging – present a huge opportunity. For Jeff Hilton,...
Weekly roundup: AbelaPharm Swiss acquires Belgrade production facility, Poor eating habits may worsen post-heart attack...
19 Apr 2019 --- In nutrition news this week, probiotic producer AbelaPharm Swiss has acquired a Belgrade production facility from German pharmaceutical company STADA. A Fibersol, a full line of soluble prebiotic dietary fiber, was granted approval... Read More
18 Apr 2019 --- French company Luzerne Recherche Développement (L-RD) has released a new herbal ingredient that targets nutrition during pregnancy, as well as tackling malnutrition. Luzixine is a 100 percent natural extract of French alfalfa... Read More
Peanut allergy advance: Oral therapy for allergy desensitization deemed safe for preschool-aged kids
18 Apr 2019 --- Oral immunotherapy (OIT) is a safe method for treating peanut allergies in children as young as nine-months to five-years of age, according to a new study led by scientists and pediatric allergists at the University of British... Read More
16 Apr 2019 --- Over the next two years, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) is to target innovation in agriculture and promoting nutrition-sensitive food systems. This is according to FAO Director-General José Graziano da... Read More
Nutrition Focus : Brain health on top of consumers' minds
Brain health is a growing category for product launches, and within this space, certain botanicals are gaining recognition for their ability to provide a mental boost. Baby & toddlers remains the leading market category for brain health claims.
Analysis Feature Energy ingredients innovation
The use of energy ingredients in food & beverage launches has increased globally, featuring a +57% year-over-year growth when comparing 2018 and 2017 launches. In 2018, the top category of global product launches tracked with energy ingredients was soft drinks (48%), with caffeine being the leading ingredient among the ingredients tracked. The top health positionings of global product launches...View Analysis