Special Report

Platform for innovation: A hearty applause for omega fatty acids

14 Mar 2018 --- It has long been established that healthy fats are an important attribute of a healthy diet. Today, consumers are armed with a far more sophisticated knowledge of the range of goodies and baddies within the “fat” world. We have seen a rapid departure from the days when low-fat products reigned supreme, with consumers turning back to fat as a source of health. Healthy front-runners are the omega 3 fatty acids, with their prevalent claims of cardiovascular health benefits

Nutrition trending: How social media is pushing the nutrition agenda

08 Mar 2018 --- As a means to stay in touch with friends, old and new, or to stay abreast of the latest developments in the world, social media is opening up new opportunities for people to interact with the (virtual) world around them. Popular platforms such Instagram, Snapchat and Facebook are taking up an increasingly pervasive place in the average consumer's life. NutritionInsight looks at how social media is influencing consumers when it comes to nutrition, and how the industry can benefit.

Cholesterol lowering: Staying low to ward off heart health troubles

28 Feb 2018 --- Cholesterol’s deadly relationship with heart disease is well known around the world today. Cardiovascular disease continues to be one of the world’s most urgent health problems – for example, heart failure affects about 6.5 million adults over age 20 in the US, according to the American Heart Association.

Immunity boosters (Part 2): Not diplomatic about immunity – Innovation, new ingredients and R&D

12 Feb 2018 --- Immune health continues to drive trends in the nutrition industry. Today, in the second part of a special report, NutritionInsight continues its in-depth look at the latest ideas in the industry in the immune health space.

Immunity boosters (Part 1): Not diplomatic about immunity – Trends, opportunities and delivery systems

06 Feb 2018 --- Immunity boosters are a popular way of staying on top of immune health: from capsules and tablets to fortified food and beverages, these ingredients are in demand all year round thanks to their protective qualities. Today, NutritionInsight takes a look at the latest developments on the immunity platform.

Herbal extracts (Part 2): Taking value from herbs – Driving innovation in the herbal space

29 Jan 2018 --- Herbal extracts continue to show great potential for innovation in the nutrition sector. The resurgence in the popularity of traditional medicine, which often has a "natural" image, is just one of the reasons why people are showing a renewed interest in products made with herbal content. In the second part of a special report, NutritionInsight looks at innovation and new ingredients within the herbal extracts space.

Herbal extracts (Part 1): Taking value from herbs – Challenges, delivery systems and meeting trends

22 Jan 2018 --- With the popularity of traditional medicine and naturalness, in general, experiencing something a resurgence of late, it is instructive to look at the general space around herbal extracts.

Nutritional gadgets and apps (Part 2): Healthy tech – From losing weight to upping vegetable intake

08 Jan 2018 --- Nutritional gadgets and apps appear to be here to stay as part of the space. In this part of its special report, NutritionInsight explores the companies and ideas dominating the technology in the nutrition space.

Nutritional gadgets and apps (Part 1): Healthy tech – From activity trackers to diet help

02 Jan 2018 --- The benefits of owning a smartphone are well known, and with this gadget's growing popularity, the number of nutritional apps is growing rapidly. On top of this, the popularity of FitBit and success of Apple Watch are by no means the only example of gadgets entering the nutritional space.

Sleeping aids: Nutritional solutions supplement a good night’s rest

21 Dec 2017 --- In stressful times, getting to sleep is sometimes not the simple task that it should be. Luckily, companies in the nutritional space are ready to step in with solutions to improve consumers’ relaxation and ensure long, productive nights of sleep.

Energetic growth: Energy boosters add pep to the nutritional space’s step

11 Dec 2017 --- Busy schedules can cause consumers to go through an “energy crisis” – prompting their desire to reach for products that might offer some support to their energy levels. Energy boosters are certainly showing signs of growth in all regions tracked by Innova Market Insights. Europe is top of the pile worldwide with 28.8 percent of its supplement launches having an energy claim in 2016 and its CAGR amounting to a strong +86.7 percent.

Prenatal supplements – Never too early: Growth, trends and popular ingredients for mother and child

27 Nov 2017 --- When it comes to the supplements industry, one area that may not be considered by every company is prenatal supplements. However, this could be a mistake; nutritional fortification during pregnancy is an area in which there is quite a bit of consumer interest.

Weight management – Keeping the kilos off (Part 3): Trends, innovation and strong opinions

17 Nov 2017 --- Weight management is a hot topic in the nutrition industry, and NutritionInsight has solicited the views of medical professionals and industry insiders on the next steps to take. Today, in the final part of a special report, we share the trends in the industry, some new R&D and expert opinions in the space in general.

Weight management – Keeping the kilos off (Part 2): Challenges and delivery methods

15 Nov 2017 --- Weight management is a hot topic in the nutrition industry, and NutritionInsight has been asking for the views of medical professionals and industry insiders on the next steps to take. Today in the second part of a special report, we look at the challenges currently being presented to the industry and delivery methods being used for weight management products.

Weight management – Keeping the kilos off (Part 1): Science and opportunities

13 Nov 2017 --- With obesity being of growing international concern, keeping weight under control is always a hot topic in the nutrition industry. Various approaches to help consumers stay at a healthy weight by removing ingredients and using reformulation are constantly being proposed.

Food fortification: Improving ingredients with nutritional merit

30 Oct 2017 --- Food fortification is an area of the nutrition space that is being explored by many different companies. As consumers increasingly look to make dietary changes to benefit their health, the idea of food fortification is helping companies to develop foods that are fit for a wide variety of lifestyles. NutritionInsight looks at the latest developments in food fortification.

Food for the heart (Part 2): Consumer trends and innovations

19 Oct 2017 --- Food for heart health is a key trend in nutrition NPD, with many companies exploring ways in which to protect consumers against cardiovascular issues. Today, in the second part of a special report, NutritionInsight examines which consumer trends are driving innovation in the world of heart health products and what these innovations are.

Food for the heart (Part 1): Opportunities, challenges and delivery forms

16 Oct 2017 --- Heart health is literally a matter of life and death – according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about 610,000 people die of heart disease in the US every year. This means that it accounts for 1 in every 4 deaths. Indeed, heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women, so potential nutritional solutions are at the forefront of companies’ thinking.

Synbiotics: The best of both worlds (Part 2) – Innovations and NPD opportunities

06 Oct 2017 --- Synbiotics – dietary supplements or functional food ingredients that contain both prebiotics and probiotics – are seeing a lot of innovations and new products take hold within their specialized space. Today, in the second part of a special report, NutritionInsight looks at these changes with some insights from companies that are producing synbiotics.

Synbiotics: The best of both worlds (Part 1) – The benefits and market

04 Oct 2017 --- To fully understand the ever-evolving gut health space, it is necessary to look not only at probiotics and prebiotics, but also at synbiotics. Synbiotics are dietary supplements or functional food ingredients that contain both prebiotics and probiotics, and these work synergistically to support a healthy intestinal environment.