14 Jun 2019 --- Nestlé has launched a probiotic solution for lactating mothers, to help them reduce the risk of breast pain and mastitis – a painful inflammatory condition of the breast – during breastfeeding. MATERNA Opti-Lac is a food supplement that contains a patented probiotic strain L. fermentum LC40, naturally found in breastmilk of healthy mums to support breast health....
06 Jun 2019 --- Gut health is a top concern among consumers and industry is zeroing in on this market with targeted NPD. A common gut-related affliction is irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). The gluten-free diet craze has cemented itself in the mind of consumers who wish to diminish gut discomfort. However, a new kind of diet that specifically targets IBS also holds growing promise. The low-FODMAP...
28 May 2019 --- As technology improves and becomes less expensive, and while insights into human health increase, our capacity for producing effective functional foods strengthens. Companies are especially innovating in the functional foods space using this information, and are only beginning to scratch the surface. The introduction of bioengineering into this space fits perfectly, according to...
Proper nutrition is the cornerstone of healthy aging and an active senior life. Prevention is key in this space and older consumers seek products that offer health benefits such as immunity and mobility, which may lead to a quality, independent senior lifestyle.
The use of vitamins in food & beverage launches has increased globally, featuring a +5% year-over-year growth when comparing 2018 and 2017 launches. In 2018, the top categories of global product launches tracked with vitamins were bakery (19%), soft drinks (13%) and baby & toddlers (11%), with vitamin C being the leading ingredient among the vitamins tracked. The top health positionings of global...
There can often be a disconnect between what consumers perceive as healthy in a food or beverage, what science shows is healthy, and what claims can be made. How can you deliver on-trend foods with a strong health halo, while ensuring consumers get the health benefit they expect from a product? Watch the Kerry Health and Nutrition Institute ‘Proactive Health’ webinar, where we share...
At Vitafoods Europe 2019, NutritionInsight spoke with Stephen Gregory, Head of Global R&D, NZMP Medical Nutrition, about innovative ways to offer medical nutrition to those in need of additional protein and convenient dosage formats.
Vitafoods Europe 2019 brought the industry together to discuss key challenges such as sustainable sourcing; wider trends like plant-based ingredients; and novel innovations in hemp and CBD extracts. There was also a focus on personalized nutrition, as well as on natural, evidence-based and branded ingredients – in...07 May 2019 - 09 May 2019 Geneva, Switzerland
Weekly Roundup: Pharmako Biotechnologies secures US$100k for curcumin research, BioCell Technology’s collagen ingredient...
14 Jun 2019 --- In nutrition news this week, Pharmako Biotechnologies was granted US$100,000 to investigate the efficacy and bioavailability of its curcumin extract, while supplementation with BioCell Technology’s BioCell-Collagen was found to... Read More
Irish researchers call for increased vitamin D fortification, supplementation to battle high deficiency rates
14 Jun 2019 --- Over a quarter of adults aged over 50 are deficient in vitamin D, according to researchers from Trinity College Dublin. Over half (57 percent) had inadequate serum vitamin D levels, of which 26 percent were classed as vitamin D... Read More
Senior nutrition: Vitamin K deficiency linked to mobility limitations in older adults, research finds
13 Jun 2019 --- Low levels of circulating vitamin K in the body are linked to an increased risk of mobility limitations and disability in older adults, identifying a new factor to consider for maintaining bodily functions in older age, according to a... Read More
“Even identical twins have different responses to food”: Landmark study highlights personalized nutrition potential
11 Jun 2019 --- Individual responses to the same foods are unique, even between identical twins, demonstrating that one-size-fits-all dietary guidelines are too simplistic. This is among the first results from the largest ongoing scientific nutrition... Read More
Nutrition Focus : Low FODMAP product launches on the rise
FODMAPs (Fermentable Oligosaccharides, Disaccharides, Monosaccharides and Polyols) are short-chain carbohydrates found in many fruits, vegetables, grains, dairy foods and sweeteners. In some cases, these are poorly absorbed, attracting excess water and fermentable bacteria that cause the symptoms... More
Analysis Feature Vitamins innovation
The use of vitamins in food & beverage launches has increased globally, featuring a +5% year-over-year growth when comparing 2018 and 2017 launches. In 2018, the top categories of global product launches tracked with vitamins were bakery (19%), soft drinks (13%) and baby & toddlers (11%), with vitamin C being the leading ingredient among the vitamins tracked. The top health positionings of global...View Analysis