Bone/Joint Health

EFSA greenlights novel foods status for Biova’s egg membrane hydrolysate, amid joint health surge

06 Aug 2018 --- 06 Aug 2018 The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) Panel on Dietetic Products, Nutrition and Allergies (NDA) has recognized egg membrane hydrolysate BiovaFlex as novel food pursuant to Regulation (EU) 2015/2283. According to the applicant, Biova LLC (the supplier of BiovaFlex), the ingredient holds particular market potential due to its natural sourcing credentials as well as the convenience it brings by being water-soluble.

Gelita develops controlled soft gelatin capsule fill release

12 Mar 2018 --- Gelita is offering manufacturers of soft gelatin capsules the opportunity to see first hand the complete spectrum of capsule fill release profiles – including the latest addition to Gelita’s pharmaceutical gelatin portfolio: Gelita EC for enteric performance.

US arthritis numbers much higher than current estimates, new research indicates

27 Nov 2017 --- The prevalence of arthritis in the United States has been substantially underestimated, especially among adults over 65 years old, according to new research. The Arthritis & Rheumatology findings indicate that research is needed to better monitor arthritis prevalence in the US population and to develop better prevention strategies.

New MenaQ7 patents granted to NattoPharma in US, Israel and Australia

08 Nov 2017 --- NattoPharma ASA has successfully secured patents in Israel, the US and Australia for its “nature-identical synthesis” creating MenaQ7 PharmaPure Vitamin K2 as MK-7, adding further to the company’s patent portfolio.

Regularly Consuming Fish Helps Ward off Rheumatoid Arthritis

23 Jun 2017 --- 23 Jun 2017 Those suffering from rheumatoid arthritis (RA) might want to consider upping their intake of fish, as researchers have recently discovered that individuals with RA who consumed fish more than twice a week had lower disease activity (swollen/tender joint counts along with other assessments) than those who never ate fish or just once a month. 

NattoPharma Signs Agreement with Nutriangels, Expands MenaQ7 Brazil Presence

16 Jun 2017 --- NattoPharma has announced a new partnership with Nutriangels, a Brazilian nutraceutical brand with products that include chelated minerals, further expanding the presence of MenaQ7 Vitamin K2 as MK-7 in Brazil. The company reports that Nutriangels launched K2 + featuring MenaQ7 in Q2 2017, adding that the product has already been well received. K2 + is positioned to support both bone and cardiovascular health. 

Exercise May Lower Chances of Developing Severe Mobility Problems

09 Feb 2017 --- A team of researchers has looked into how exercise, health workshops and nutrition training, can help older adults prevent or delay disabilities that interfere with independent living. 

Milk, Vitamin Supplements and Exercise Raise Children's Vitamin D Levels

08 Feb 2016 --- Sufficient intake of fortified dairy products is of significant importance for the serum vitamin D level in primary school children, shows a new study from the University of Eastern Finland. Children who drink at least three glasses of milk per day had a higher serum vitamin D level than their peers who drink milk in lesser amounts. 

DSM Marks World Osteoporosis Day As Official Nutrition Supporter

21 Oct 2015 --- DSM is celebrating World Osteoporosis Day today 20 October 2015, by highlighting the importance of vitamin D in improving bone mineral density through calcium absorption and deposition. Marking the start of a year-long campaign, DSM is an official nutrition supporter as part of its longstanding partnership with the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF). This has included support of IOF’s research on vitamin D status in both the developing and industrialized world, which concluded that more than one third of the entire global population is showing insufficient levels of vitamin D.

DSM and Kemin Launch New Forms of Lutein and Zeaxanthin

02 Oct 2015 --- DSM and Kemin have announced two new additions to their portfolio of eye health solutions including FloraGLO Lutein and OPTISHARP Zeaxanthin, which are being introduced as part of their longstanding partnership. This move signals the continued investment by DSM and Kemin in providing high quality ingredients, tailored applications expertise and access to the latest scientific advances, in response to the growth in global demand for dietary supplements targeted at eye health and visual comfort.

Resistance Exercise and Specific Collagen Peptides Fight Sarcopenia

18 Sep 2015 --- A new clinical study published in the “British Journal of Nutrition” raises hope: in combination with resistance training specific collagen peptides developed by GELITA, significantly increase muscle mass and strength and decrease fat mass.

Study: Potassium Salts Aid Bone Health and Limit Osteoporosis Risk

15 Jan 2015 --- 15 Jan 2014 The latest research from the University of Surrey has found that the potassium salts (bicarbonate and citrate) which are plentiful in fruit and vegetables, play an important part in improving bone health.

Ingredion Launches New GOS Prebiotic Ingredient

08 Oct 2014 --- Ingredion Incorporated, a leading global provider of ingredient solutions to diversified industries, announced the introduction of BIOLIGO GL 5700 IMF galacto-oligosaccharides (GOS), a new prebiotic ingredient. Galacto-oligosaccharides are some of the most studied oligosaccharides in the world, and provide numerous digestive and immune health benefits.

Valensa Introduces Flex Pro ES Astaxanthin Gummy for Joint Health

06 May 2014 --- Valensa International announced that it has launched and is shipping a new joint health gummy based on its existing Flex Pro ES™ joint health product, previously only available in capsules. Flex Pro ES Gummy was developed to provide near- and long-term joint health support using Inulin plus four potent joint health ingredients – Zanthin Natural Astaxanthin, BiovaFlex™ Water-Soluble Egg Shell Membrane, Boswellia and a proprietary form of Hyaluronic acid.

Study Looks At Why Vitamin D Deficiency Diagnoses Surged

01 Apr 2014 --- New research from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center suggests that physicians are ordering vitamin D deficiency screening tests for preventive care purposes rather than after patients develop conditions caused by decreased bone density.

MenaQ7 Crystals First Natural Vitamin K2 Launched in a Medical Food

09 Oct 2013 --- 9 Oct 2013 NattoPharma has announced the introduction of MenaQ7 Crystals in a prescription medical food called Fosteum PLUS from Primus Pharmaceuticals. This is the first medical food product to incorporate vitamin K2, targeting bone health while protecting cardiovascular health. This represents an exclusive license for the bone-health category in medical foods.