Health & Wellness

Indena partners on the development of DNA authentication kits

26 Sep 2017 --- Indena, Hyris and NHP Research Alliance have signed a strategic cooperation agreement for the joint development of DNA authentication test kits for botanicals and related natural health products. The strategic partnership is intended to bring together the strengths of the two corporations alongside the consortium.

NP Nutra introduces Triple-T Verification Program

26 Sep 2017 --- Nature’s Power Nutraceuticals Corp (NP Nutra), a wholesale supplier of premium nutraceutical ingredients is to launch its Triple-T Verification Program at Supply Side West, which aims to guarantee the quality and traceability of its supply chain.

Three cups of coffee found to halve mortality risk in patients with both HIV and HCV

26 Sep 2017 --- Further potential benefits of drinking coffee have emerged with the news that in HIV-HCV co-infected patients, drinking at least three cups of coffee each day halved the risk of all-cause mortality. This is according to a new study published in the Journal of Hepatology.

Milk-alternative drinks shown to be short on iodine

26 Sep 2017 --- Consumers of milk-alternative drinks may be at risk of iodine deficiency, according to the findings of the first study of its kind in the UK, published in the British Journal of Nutrition. This may prove to be another potential marketing platform for the dairy industry following the recent European Court of Justice ruling that purely plant-based products cannot be marketed with names like “milk.”

Bayir achieves patent approval for “groundbreaking” curcumin nanoparticles

26 Sep 2017 --- Bayir Inc., a manufacturer of ingredients for the dietary supplement, functional food & beverage and nutraceutical industries, has announced the approval of a process patent synthesizing curcumin nanoparticles. The nanoparticles have been developed using the New Jersey, US-based company’s in-house technology.

PB Gelatins/PB Leiner explores collagen’s wide range of potential applications

25 Sep 2017 --- Convenience, health and wellness and protein are buzzwords on the tips of everyone’s tongues, and these trends are currently providing the inspiration for a range of NPD at PB Gelatins/PB Leiner. The company is currently bringing its convenient, indulgent products to a wide audience, with collagen peptides being its star ingredients.

American River Nutrition launches campaign to increase understanding of tocotrienols

25 Sep 2017 --- As part of its drive to improve the industry’s understanding of the difference between tocotrienols and other forms of vitamin E, American River Nutrition company is set to introduce a new campaign at SupplySide West in Las Vegas, which will include a new website, new logos and presentations to health care provider groups. 

High-pressure processing ensures that broccoli sprouts keep cancer-fighting compounds, researchers find

22 Sep 2017 --- High-pressure processing could wipe out harmful bacteria in raw broccoli sprouts while maintaining high concentrations of its health-promoting ingredients, researchers have reported in the American Chemical Society’s Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry.

Doctors advised to recommend cranberry products as first line of defense against lingering UTIs

22 Sep 2017 --- A review of dozens of studies has led scientists to advise doctors to recommend cranberry products as the first line of defense against repeated urinary tract infections (UTIs).

Salutivia launches new NPD food and nutrition laboratory

21 Sep 2017 --- Food ingredient and supplement distribution company Salutivia has announced the launch of its new laboratory, based in Redditch in the UK and dedicated to driving new product development (NPD) in support of customer projects. The new laboratory is capable of making finished consumer concepts incorporating ingredients from its supplier partners.

Frutarom launches fruit-based formulations to deliver nutraceuticals naturally

20 Sep 2017 --- Frutarom BU Health has launched Frutaceuticals, a new fruit-based delivery system combining “great flavor enhanced with the benefits of Frutarom’s-branded health ingredients.” The fruit-based supplements are to be first presented at SupplySide West, Las Vegas. 

Naturex signs distribution agreement with MycoTechnology for shiitake mushroom protein

19 Sep 2017 --- Naturex has signed a global distribution agreement via its Open Innovation program (Ingenium) with Colorado-based start-up MycoTechnology for its PureTaste, a shiitake mushroom plant protein with nine essential and 11 non-essential amino acids.

Organic AstaPure astaxanthin verified by Non-GMO Project

19 Sep 2017 --- Algatechnologies’ organic Haematococcus pluvialis microalgae powder and astaxanthin oleoresin have been granted non-GMO verification by the Non-GMO Project. Algatech is the first astaxanthin manufacturer to attain this verification.

Cambridge Commodities taps into consumer trend toward convenient nutritionals

18 Sep 2017 --- The way in which the markets of sports nutrition and health and wellbeing are merging is presenting a unique challenge for companies in the nutritional space. Clare Baker, Cambridge Commodities’ Head of Product Development, spoke with NutritionInsight about making a product that is popular across several market segments and other opportunities consumer trends in the nutritionals market currently present.

Baker Perkins launches manufacturing technology for functional and medicated confectionery

15 Sep 2017 --- Baker Perkins, a company that supplies process equipment to the confectionery industry, is launching new manufacturing technology for the functional and medicated confectionery sector in the form of the ServoForm Mini. The ServoForm Mini is a small batch/lab-scale depositor developed in response to rapid expansion of the market for supplements and OTC medication, which is being driven by consumers looking for easier and more palatable delivery methods than pills or capsules, according to Baker Perkins. These include new gummy formats for vitamins, minerals and supplements (VMS) as well as established hard candy applications such as remedies for coughs, colds and sore throats.

BASF enters personalized health analytics collaboration with Segterra

15 Sep 2017 --- BASF and Segterra have initiated a collaboration with BASF’s health ingredients brand, Newtrition, to provide personalized nutrition recommendations and scientific support for InsideTracker, an online platform developed by Segterra. InsideTracker is a platform for personalized health analytics in the US market. It is said to track and analyze blood biomarkers and applies algorithms and scientific databases to recommend personalized plans for optimizing an individual’s health.

Global Burden of Disease study links 1 in 5 deaths to poor diet

15 Sep 2017 --- Poor diet is linked to 1 in 5 deaths, with a high blood glucose, high blood pressure, high body mass index (BMI) and high total cholesterol all in the top ten leading risk factors for death globally. These are among the latest estimates for the state of the world's health by the Global Burden of Disease study (GBD), published in The Lancet. The authors note that the relatively poor track record for global dietary risk reduction might in part reflect low investment, as compared to curative health care, as well as the continuing challenges of improving many risky behaviors.

 

Mazza announces expansion of extraction capabilities

13 Sep 2017 --- Canadian manufacturer Mazza Innovation Ltd. has announced that it is introducing toll-drying services for its customers’ extracts, and more than doubling its extraction capabilities through the construction of a second extractor processing unit. The news comes as the company announces that it has raised Can$2.8 million (US$2.3 million) from existing and new shareholders to fund an expansion of operations at its Delta, BC, Canada PhytoClean extraction facility.

Fermentalg joins DIC to create natural food colorings as it announces half-year results

12 Sep 2017 --- Fermentalg, a French company providing microalgae products for nutrition and health, and DIC Corporation, a Japanese company in the global chemicals industry, have announced the signing of a cooperation agreement. The agreement was revealed as Fermentalg announced its 2017 half-year financial report, which shows a slowdown in cash expenditure that is in line with forecasts, and comes on the back of controlled spending, notably through cuts in administrative costs (primarily fees), as the Group prepares for its future industrial deployment.

NuGo launches “first and only” gluten-free pea protein cookie

12 Sep 2017 --- NuGo Nutrition is expanding its line of products by launching NuGo Protein Cookies, which it calls the first and only gluten-free, vegan pea protein cookie. NuGo states in its press release that it is the first major protein bar brand to launch protein cookies. The baked cookies have a short list of clean, non-GMO ingredients with 16 grams of protein in every package, it adds.

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