NPEW 2024 live: Cargill details latest research on stevia safety and health benefits 

 28 Mar 2024

At Natural Products Expo West (NPEW) we talked to Alyssa Leyva, Cargill’s product line manager for high-intensity sweeteners, about the company’s latest research on its stevia sweetener, finding no significant impact on gut microflora. She also highlighted how another study showed that consuming stevia-sweetened beverages pre-meal reduced feelings of hunger and calorie intake. 

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13 Jun 2024 | Monell Chemical Senses Center

Paul Breslin, Ph.D. researcher at Monell Chemical Senses Center and professor of nutritional science at Rutgers University, US, discusses his recent findings concerning if and how the sweet taste receptor TAS1R2-TAS1R3 regulates glucose metabolism. Breslin further details the implications of the teams’ new... Read More

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12 Jun 2024 | Aronpharma

Krzysztof Lemke, CEO of Polish-based Aronpharma, told us that consumers are looking for new product formats in supplements, such as gels. In response to this trend, the company showcased its latest innovations at the recent Vitafoods trade show, such as syrups and eye health gummies. The research-based... Read More

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12 Jun 2024 | Bart

Bart, the Polish producer of natural colors, flavors, emulsions and liposomal vitamins, launched its new Liposovit-Fe iron product at Vitafoods Europe 2024. There, we spoke to the company’s CEO Piotr Pietruszynski, who outlined how the liposomal iron (bisglycinate) supplement in powder form stands out from... Read More

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12 Jun 2024 | Balchem Human Nutrition & Health

We caught up with Dominik Mattern, VP science, business development and marketing and Jane Durga, scientific affairs and advocacy of Balchem Human Nutrition & Health at Vitafoods Europe 2024. The company’s strategic rebranding is in full swing in which the acquisitions of Kappa Bioscience K2Vital and... Read More

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11 Jun 2024 | Biofortis

At the recent Vitafoods trade show, we met with two recently merged clinical and contract research organizations. Dr. Volker Schehlmann, managing director of analyze & realize, explained how companies need high-quality clinical documentation of an ingredient’s benefits to develop differentiated value... Read More

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11 Jun 2024 | PLT Health Solutions

PLT Health Solutions showcased its latest innovation serezin for restorative sleep at Vitafoods Europe 2024. We spoke with the company’s vice president of marketing, Steve Fink about how the product tackles inflammation to enhance body comfort. It facilitates falling asleep faster and waking up refreshed.... Read More

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11 Jun 2024 | Kerry

We sit down with Dr. Aoife Marie Murphy, the senior manager of sustainable nutrition at Kerry, to discuss the latest nutrition trends and get a look at the company’s future focus. Dr. Murphy highlights new and emerging trends, such as cognition and the microbiome and their implications for the industry... Read More

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10 Jun 2024 | Lallemand Health Solutions

Lallemand Health Solutions came to Vitafoods 2024 bearing several clinical studies proving the benefits of its probiotics. We caught up with the company’s marketing and technical support director, Bérengère Feuz who told us that its prenatal probiotics showcase Prenatis supports a healthy pregnancy and... Read More

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10 Jun 2024 | Nexira

Nexira focused on metabolic health at this year’s Vitafoods Europe. Leslie Lannebere, the company’s global marketing manager of health, highlighted that this area encompasses healthy weight and blood sugar. She also told us that Nexira expanded its inavea product range with inavea Cinnamon & Acacia,... Read More

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10 Jun 2024 | Epax

We met with Dr. Derek Tobin, clinical science manager at Epax, at Vitafoods Europe 2024 to discuss the omega-3-9-11 it launched at the event. Tobin spotlighted the company’s innovative sourcing of oil for the new product and how it leveraged the omega-3 content level with that of omega-9 and 11. He talked... Read More

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07 Jun 2024 | Corbion

In Geneva, Switzerland, we sat down with Erica Franco, the global marketing and communications manager at Corbion, to discuss the company’s health and nutrition business. The new business has unveiled several solutions from its fermentation processes. These include algal-based omega-3s, 6 and 9s. She further... Read More

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07 Jun 2024 | Gelita

At the trade show, we talked with Oliver Wolf, Gelita’s regional marketing manager for EMEIA, to discuss the company’s latest innovation, OptiBar. Wolf detailed how the collagen ingredient for cereal and high protein bars can replace sugar and as a binding agent, allowing for reduced-sugar bars and opening... Read More

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07 Jun 2024 | Agrana

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06 Jun 2024 | ProVeg

We sat down with ProVeg experts Prakrit Sachdeva, impact program manager, and Che Green, research and impact consultant, to discuss the organization’s initiative Kickstarting for Good, made possible alongside Vegan Hacktivists. The incubator program aims to inspire the launching of new animal advocacy... Read More

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06 Jun 2024 | Roquette

On the trade show floor, we caught up with Udo Losehand, the head of global technical developers at Roquette, to discuss the company’s newly launched gelatin-, plasticizer- and sorbitol-free softgel capsule technology, Lycagel Flex. Losehand revealed that the plant-based pea starch premix meets the latest... Read More

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06 Jun 2024 | Givaudan

Dan Souza, global product manager for branded ingredients at Givaudan, detailed the latest clinical trial results supporting the efficacy and reliability of Pacran, the company’s cranberry ingredient for urinary tract health. The research confirmed earlier findings, revealing that 500 mg of Pacran daily... Read More

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06 Jun 2024 | Carberry

We spoke with Fiona Rawlinson, the strategic marketing manager at Carberry, and Eimear Blackwell, the company’s business development and technical specialist, about its latest hydrolyzed whey protein innovation, OptiPep RTD (ready-to-drink). Rawlinson and Blackwell explained the offering’s main health... Read More

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