Special Report

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.

Beauty from within presents attractive options despite regional challenges

29 Sep 2017 --- The beauty-from-within space has been gaining traction over recent years, with a number of key ingredients piquing the interest of consumers and suppliers alike. Today, NutritionInsight looks at some of the regional differences, challenges and opportunities this space offers.

Nutritional supplements to bring out beauty from within

27 Sep 2017 --- Beauty through nutrition is a topic that has arguably long been underexplored outside of Asia. However, there is no shortage of companies or products looking to bring this trend to the rest of the world in different ways. Today, in the first part of a special report, NutritionInsight looks at the hottest ingredients in the beauty-from-within space.

Omega 3: A rich source of health benefits and NPD opportunities

11 Sep 2017 --- Omega 3’s benefits keep making the news in the world of nutrition, with the fatty acids’ tight connection to the healthy aging trend just one of the reasons why omega 3 continues to be on the tips of everyone’s tongues.

Reeling in the years: Innovation to help older consumers

06 Sep 2017 --- Healthy aging through nutrition is a hot topic as Healthy Aging Month continues in the US. Today, in the second part of a special report, we look at the innovations and ingredients that companies are hoping will prove a success in the healthy aging market.

Golden years – NPD targeting the needs of the healthy aging market

04 Sep 2017 --- September is Healthy Aging Month, an annual event initiated by Healthy Aging magazine in the US, so there could be no better time to explore the latest industry opinions on the healthy aging space. 

Enzyme products evolve as market fills with new applications and green ideas

30 Aug 2017 --- Today, to follow up the first part of its special report, NutritionInsight looks at innovations in the enzymes space and sees what companies are doing to deal with the tricky issue of sustainability.

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