The science behind personalized nutrition
Technological advances, including wearable nutrition tracking devices and microbiota mapping tools, present new potential to address an aware consumer, who is interested in tailored nutrition concepts that specifically work for them. “Technology has made people aware of their own behavior for the first time, as people are wearing these devices and using them,” Dr. Lisa Ryan, Head of the Department of Natural Sciences at Galway-Mayo (GMIT) in Ireland, tells NutritionInsight. “One of the targets of public health in the past was to make people more aware of what they were doing. It is now about harnessing that awareness and driving it into further good. People are really engaging with their health and wanting to try to do something to address it. Our challenge is to be able to allow them to do so.”
Amid a “boom” in the early life segment, DSM is eyeing increasing demand and interest across the EMEA region in addressing pre-conception and pregnancy requirements. DSM’s Karino Negro, EMEA Early Life Nutrition segment lead, explains how the company is introducing metafolin as a bioavailable and... Read More
Amid toughening regulations surrounding titanium dioxide (TiO2) as a whitening ingredient, Lonza is expanding its Capsugel offering to meet TiO2-free requirements for food supplements in the EU. The company’s global product manager Julien Lamps details the opportunities and challenges surrounding the... Read More
Chr. Hansen is expanding the breadth of its portfolio in addition to reinforcing its core portfolio of gut and immune health. Recent studies have revealed the company’s strains have a positive impact on sleep in night shift workers, for example. Linda Neckmar, senior vice president for human health, also... Read More
If you’re a nutritional supplement or beauty brand, there’s a growing trend to pay attention to called ‘Beauty Nutrition.’ Learn what you need to know in under 2 minutes so you don’t miss out!
Lactalis Ingredients offers Pronativ® Native Micellar Casein, a slow digestion protein to slow down muscle degradation during fasting period. This protein completes the range of native proteins, including Pronativ® Native Whey Protein. Pronativ® native proteins are pure and natural proteins. Thanks to a... Read More
In light of the EU’s ban on titanium dioxide, Anne Holderbach explores Lonza’s alternatives for capsules, which use iron oxide for an opaque effect and moderate UV protection. In terms of more vivid semi-opaque options, the company has also developed food-colored capsules.
While the COVID-19 pandemic initially drove immunity demands, this did not last beyond 2020, argues Axel Salomon of Monteloeder. Instead, he has seen rising demands around sleep and stress. Notably, even as many aspects of daily life return to normal, it will take consumers time to recover these aspects of... Read More
Silvi Siddhu explains how Univar Solutions’ prebiotic ingredients can influence overall health. Notably, prebiotics go beyond gut health and can influence short-chain fatty acids. The company’s Fossence prebiotic can be used for holistic health and is suitable for consumers of all ages as it addresses... Read More
Following the acquisition of Nattopharma, Gnosis by Lesaffre’s managing director Marc Philouze details the company’s approach to further expansion. Innovation is a key priority, which means companies that can offer new ingredients or products are especially appealing as partners.
Austria-based sports nutrition company Peeroton has transformed its vitamin-rich sports gels into a familiar format for the mainstream consumer. The soft Sports Drops contain vitamin B, D and magnesium, and are designed to give a quick energy boost within two minutes. Thomas Uitz, commercial director for the... Read More
Conventional chewing gum brand Chickles Gum is entering a new era of functional products. Slim&Fit sugar-free gum is formulated with ADM’s BPL1 probiotic, which has been studied in a number of trials for its potential to decrease waist circumference. Samuel Bonete, sales and marketing, describes the three... Read More
As Brenntag builds up its nutritional portfolio, it has partnered with AAK to distribute Akovita ELIP, egg-derived phospholipids. They are rich in bioavailable choline and DHA, and can be taken as supplements or in dairy products like yogurts, for example. Christoph Conrad explains that Brenntag has also... Read More
Children who aren’t anemic but lack iron have few solutions on the market, reports Matevž Ambrožic, marketing and PR director at PharmaLinea. He notes that gastric irritation and problems with taste consistently affect compliance. Aiming to fill the gap, the company’s >Your<Iron syrup was recently found to... Read More
Mibelle’s SantEnergy Nu Santa Herba extract is targeting a number of sectors, including beauty-from-within, cognition and energy. Alice Olufeso notes that consumers are increasingly concerned with the future of their health, as well as observing that younger generations seek out innovative delivery formats... Read More
Solugel collagen peptides have been found to reduce pain in middle-aged adults. Reyhan Nergiz-Unal, health and science lead at PB Leiner, explains how the research could help individuals with undiagnosed conditions stay active by relieving pain during exercise. The study stands out for its focus on a healthy... Read More
A key trend within nutrition is how much more consumers are aware of the bioavailability of their products, particularly in the sphere of magnesium ingredients, according to Dr. Joswin Kattoor, business development and marketing at Dr. Paul Lohmann. These trends are shaped by the EU and US, setting in motion... Read More
Valio is focusing on health and nutrition, unveiling better-for-you solutions like sugar reduction and protein enrichment. Timo Pajari explains how lactose-free Nutri F+ milk powder helps appeal to seniors in markets like Asia, where lactose intolerance is especially widespread. The company has also long... Read More