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NewsBite Podcast (Feb 15-19): Vitamin C and zinc not found to shorten the duration of COVID-19 symptoms

 22 Feb 2021

Various global research advances were reached this week. Scientists stood by their investigation finding that zinc and vitamin C did not help patients with COVID-19, despite backlash from the Council of Responsible Nutrition. Meanwhile, engineers developed a skin patch that simultaneously monitors hemodynamic and metabolic biomarkers.

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14 Jun 2021 | CNS Media

As detailed in this week’s NewsBite podcast, Nestlé Health Science’s Vitaflo purchased certain Dr. Schär products, and NextFerm successfully produced yeast-based protein. Also, NattoPharma is set to examine the impact of high-dose vitamin K2 on heart health.

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07 Jun 2021 | CNS Media

This NewsBite podcast delves into Chr. Hansen and Lonza’s joint venture, Bacthera, receiving manufacturing licenses to start supplying live biotherapeutic products. Meanwhile, Probi partnered on probiotic research for vaginal health NPD targeting the “underserved” market. Also, a Safefood report revealed... Read More

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31 May 2021 | CNS Media

Last week, NutritionInsight dug into various research developments: A new mouse study found beta-sitosterol, a natural food sterol traditionally known to reduce cholesterol levels, can acutely reduce anxiety. Meanwhile, Winclove’s probiotics were found to help prevent antibiotic-associated diarrhea in an... Read More

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21 May 2021 | CNS Media

Mental health and well-being are high on the agenda in this week’s nutrition developments. FrieslandCampina Ingredients revealed its Biotis GOS can provide anxiety relief in young women, while Pharmactive’s saffron ingredient Affron was recognized as an official aid for low mood-related issues in the US.... Read More

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17 May 2021 | CNS Media

There were a host of beverage moves last week, including Nestlé Health Science snapping up Nunn and Eat Beyond’s investment in Daydream Drinks. Also Hofseth BioCare and Catalent teamed up on a delayed-release version of fish oil.

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10 May 2021 | CNS Media

PepsiCo launched Soulboost, a sparkling water beverage range with a “splash of real juice and functional ingredients.” Meanwhile, the international probiotics sector came to a consensus on how to classify postbiotics in contrast to probiotics. In immunity moves, Kemin Industries was granted a US patent for... Read More

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03 May 2021 | CNS Media

Last week saw a disappointment for Nestlé’s cereal brands’ health claims. There was also a major investment in probiotics for the gut-lung axis, and Unilever, which acquired Onnit, was behind one of this week’s big acquisitions.

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26 Apr 2021 | CNS Media

In industry developments last week, Merit Functional Foods unlocked canola protein potential with a new patented extraction process, while AstaReal secured a patent for its muscle-aiding astaxanthin to personalize F&B. In the sports arena, Robertet further shed light on the role of cellular health on sports... Read More

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19 Apr 2021 | CNS Media

Probiotics were in the spotlight last week, with their uses ranging from upper respiratory infections and inflammation to metabolism and the scalp. Additionally, Arla Foods Ingredients revealed it will transform papaya waste and dairy ingredients into nutritious, affordable snacks.

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12 Apr 2021 | CNS Media

This week in nutrition news, Impossible Foods VP Sue Klapholz commented on meat analogs’ nutritional values as the plant-based meat space is facing some health ambiguity. Meanwhile, Milk Specialities Global unveiled a whey protein line and Sumitomo Chemical partnered with Nuritas to use its AI and DNA... Read More

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30 Mar 2021 | CNS Media

Last week, Rousselot detailed the top themes in marine collage. The nutrition industry also saw a host of intriguing research stories, including the link between genetics and supplement efficacy, as well as the best way to analyze dietary fiber.

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22 Mar 2021 | CNS Media

This NewsBite delves into BASF Venture Capital’s investment in synthetic biotech company Bota Biosciences. Nutricosmetics are also in the spotlight, with Nexira unveiling its NutriBeauty Range and Givaudan Active Beauty launching Chronoglow powered by AI. Meanwhile, BioCell Technology underscored the... Read More

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15 Mar 2021 | CNS Media

The last week saw infant nutrition innovations such as gut-friendly goat milk formula. UK measures on sugar and salt were in the spotlight, and there was a host of NPD, including from Unibar and Lycored.

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08 Mar 2021 | CNS Media

In industry developments last week, NutritionInsight delved into varying nutritional approaches to tackle obesity, ranging from educational programs from the UK government to study reports. Alternative ingredients for fat made from modified rapeseed oil, as well as for sucrose made from stevia blends, were... Read More

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01 Mar 2021 | CNS Media

The last week saw the US FDA issue stern reminders about mental health claims. Other major stories include partnerships between FrieslandCampina Ingredients and Cayuga Milk Ingredients, and between Ferring, Rebiotix and MyBiotics.  

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15 Feb 2021 | CNS Media

During the last week, Evolve BioSystems landed US$55 million for the commercialization of its “next generation of probiotic.” Other top stories include Lonza’s US$4.7 billion sale of its Speciality Ingredients business and Kappa Bioscience’s US expansion of its vitamin K2 production.

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08 Feb 2021 | CNS Media

In the sports nutrition sector this week, The California Prune Board partnered with Canadian athletes to highlight the role of good nutrition and exercise in bone health. Standard Process created a high-performance supplement bar for US athletes and “adventurers.” A study from the German Sport University... Read More

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