The science behind personalized nutrition

 18 Mar 2019

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.”

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27 Oct 2021 | Finzelberg

Nootropics have expanded beyond cognitive performance to address stress and anxiety. Andrea Schid, senior marketing expert at Finzelberg, explains that mental well-being positionings, accelerated by COVID-19, are here to stay. Botanical ingredients like Concental – made from the Greek Mountain Tea plant –... Read More

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22 Oct 2021 | ofi

olam food ingredients (ofi), a global leader in natural and sustainable food ingredients, including dairy, has just revealed its new corporate brand. The identity taps into themes and colors, which reflect ofi’s ability to drive innovation in all areas of its business to deliver more growth and impact for... Read More

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19 Oct 2021 | Carbery

Tapping into differentiated sports nutrition offerings, Carbery has verified its Optipep 4Power hydrolyzed whey protein in a clinical study. The ingredient has been shown to increase power and reduce fatigue when taken before a high-intensity workout. Sarah O’Neill, marketing manager at Carbery, discusses... Read More

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13 Oct 2021 | GOED

The Global Organization for EPA and DHA Omega 3s (GOED) shares some of the top misunderstandings surrounding fish oil and omega 3s. Concerns around contaminants and environmental sustainability are unwarranted, asserts Ellen Schutt, executive director at the non-profit. She also reveals a gap in perception... Read More

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08 Oct 2021 | Euromed

Euromed’s latest lemon extract Wellemon can help consumers make the most out of bioflavanoids, according to Andrea Zangara, head of scientific communications and marketing. The company’s latest extract launch has been shown to benefit “low producers,” people who lack certain microbiota to transform compounds... Read More

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08 Oct 2021 | IFF Health

IFF Health’s Beau Bogemans and Vanessa Azevedo – who originally hails from DuPont Nutrition & Biosciences – give an update about the mega-merger nearly a year after completion. The new company has married DuPont’s science focus with IFF’s production and extraction expertise. The next year is also set to... Read More

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07 Oct 2021 | Nexira

Julie Imperato unveils Nexira’s latest ingredient innovation at Vitafoods Europe 2021 – a combination of clove and immortelle positioned to protect the liver. She details how the company’s R&D team uncovered the botanicals’ potent synergy and forecasts a bright future for innovation in the liver health arena.

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07 Oct 2021 | Chr. Hansen

Last week, Linda Neckmar was appointed Chr. Hansen’s senior vice president of human health. At Vitafoods Europe 2021, she discusses how the business has been shaped by a chain of acquisitions and a broadened portfolio. Women’s health is a key area of focus, while the company is also looking at expanding more... Read More

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06 Oct 2021 | Probiotical

Consumers are gaining a better understanding of gut health, with demands in this space diversifying, notes Vera Mogna, Probiotical’s CEO. Areas of overlap include weight management, stress and immunity. The company is also launching a product for asthma, further highlighting its wider applications.

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27 Sep 2021 | Lubrizol Life Science

The COVID-19 pandemic has shifted consumers’ focus toward a more preventative approach and they are actively looking for products that support a healthy aging. To meet the consumer needs, Lubrizol Life Science offers science-backed branded ingredients with technological added-value for improved cognitive... Read More

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07 Sep 2021 | Mane

Mane recently unveiled a consolidated portfolio of natural aromatic ingredients delivering taste coming 100 percent from the source, under the Mane Source banner. Sharing their knowledge on the clean and natural trends, Margaux Cavailles and Dominique Delfaud speak to NutritionInsight about how these demands... Read More

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18 Aug 2021 | Laïta Nutrition

Following Laïta Nutrition’s shift toward plant-based offerings, marketing manager Mathieu Lucot sheds light on the company’s clinical nutrition offerings. He also explains how dairy formulation experience can be applied for new markets, arguing there is room for both plant-based and dairy options to co-exist.

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03 Aug 2021 | ACG

Ilesh Desai, chief strategy officer of capsules at ACG, reveals how the pharmaceutical company is an “integral part of the nutraceutical ecosystem.” He gives more insight into the pandemic-driven immunity trends, as well as shifts in consumers’ behavior from “reactive to proactive.”

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27 Jul 2021 | Nektium

Failing to invest in R&D is a risk to company innovation, according to Julia Wiebe, chief scientific officer at Nektium. She shares the developments of her company’s Zynamite ingredient and reveals challenges Nektium faced in the R&D process. Uncertainty is always a present factor in R&D, she highlights, but... Read More

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20 Jul 2021 | Probiotical

With decades of experience in probiotic R&D, Italy-based Probiotical discusses how the European market has changed in recent years. Speaking with NutritionInsight, company CEO Vera Mogna talks about research challenges, new strains and the potential of probiotics to “fight some of the most concerning issues... Read More

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13 Jul 2021 | The University of Guelph

New research reveals challenges to sustainable eating at the household level and concrete strategies families can take for individual and planetary health. Dr. Jess Haines, associate professor of applied nutrition from the University of Guelph, Canada, explains the work, which earned her first place in this... Read More

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08 Jul 2021 | Innova Market Insights

Innova Market Insights’ latest survey of 10,000 consumers across ten countries evidences the mainstay demand for F&B products with immunity claims. Lu Ann Williams, global insights director, details the regional variances of the trend while highlighting popular formats for wellness-promoting ingredients.

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