Unilever enters “healthy” ice cream category with Culture Republick probiotic brand

22 Oct 2018 --- Unilever has launched its version of a better-for-you healthy ice cream with probiotics and protein. New brand Culture Republick is a low-calorie alternative in the increasingly popular healthy ice cream category which saw Halo Top scoop US grocery sales last year, taking market share away from iconic giants Ben & Jerry’s and Häagen-Dazs.

Pesticide Testing: NSF International updates dietary supplement certification standard

14 Aug 2018 --- NSF International and the NSF/ANSI 173 Joint Committee have updated the pesticide testing requirements included in NSF/ANSI 173, the only American National Standard for dietary supplements. A recent NSF study established chemical-specific pesticide limits for 185 pesticides that might be present in botanical ingredients used in dietary supplement ingredients.

Fibers and proteins among Naturex’s expansion and diversification strategy

24 Nov 2017 --- Over the past months, Naturex has moved to boost its presence in the natural nutrition market with the acquisition of Swedish Oat Fiber, a specialized manufacturer of oat dietary fibers, oils and proteins, as well as the signing of a global distribution agreement via its Open Innovation program (Ingenium) with a Colorado-based start-up, MycoTechnology, for their PureTaste, shiitake mushroom plant protein created by patent-pending fungi fermentation technology.

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.

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.

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.

Looking to the future of antioxidants

16 Aug 2017 --- As antioxidants maintain their popularity, companies that produce them are continually looking to future potential applications. Today, NutritionInsight concludes its special report by looking at the research that has been conducted into future opportunities for their use and ingredients that might be popular in the future. You can read the first part of our report here.

Athlete complaints of contaminated ingredients could be “valid”

25 Jul 2017 --- It is possible that complaints about contamination of the ingredients used in athletes’ dietary supplements have some merit. This is according to Lukas Vaclavik, a Staff Scientist at Covance Food Solutions, which is a LabCorp business. Vaclavik notes that dietary supplements that were taken by athletes who have been banned from competing could conceivably have contained products that were not listed on product labels.

Hyris Introduces Platform for On-Site Genomic Identification of Botanical Species

14 Jun 2017 --- Indena and Hyris last month signed a strategic cooperation agreement for the development of methods dedicated to the genomic identification of botanical species, based on unique sets of reagents for specific DNA sequences (bKITs) and the use of Hyris’ bCUBE, a state-of-the-art device for the analysis of nucleic acids. Speaking to NutritionInsight at Vitafoods Europe, Hyris CTO Lorenzo Colombo explains that the portable DNA analysis platform “is made available not only to experienced users but also to non-experienced users,” and is highly user-friendly.

Cognitive Health: Standout Trend at Vitafoods 2017

16 May 2017 --- Products aimed at improving brain health and cognitive functions played a starring role at Vitafoods Europe last week. According to data provided by Innova Market Insights, brain health launches are predominantly being found in the supplements category. From 2012 to 2016, the number increased by 20% in Europe, accounting for 21% of supplements launches in 2016. The number of food launches with a brain health claim remains limited, however, with a relatively modest growth of +5% from 2015 to 2016.

Naturex Targets Healthy Aging with Two New Launches

10 Apr 2017 --- Naturex has strengthened its portfolio of healthy aging ingredients with the launch of two new products: ThinkBlue, a wild blueberry extract for cognitive health, and Turmipure, an organic turmeric extract for joint health. Both products will be available in May and can be used in food and beverage applications, with turmeric in particular becoming popular in functional beverages, Naturex spokesperson Eve Landen tells NutritionInsight.

Arjuna’s Gut Health Herbal Blend Approved in Belgium

06 Apr 2017 --- The Belgian government has granted Arjuna Natural Extracts official recognition to market its proprietary herbal blend for overall wellness in Belgium, which would make registration and notification in all other European countries possible. The blend, branded “Herbagut,” consists of 14 herbal extracts, all approved as non-Novel Food by the European Commission and accepted for use in food supplements.

Gelatin-Free Tumeric Gummy to Hit Confectionery Market

21 Feb 2017 --- Anlit Ltd, are launching vegetarian curcumin gummies for consumers seeking curcumin supplement alternatives. Anlit will present this supplement and other novel products during Vitafoods Europe-FPE, May 9-11, 2017, in Geneva.

Sabinsa’s Curcumin C3 Complex Linked to Antioxidant Effect in Diabetes Patients

06 Feb 2017 --- A new study, named “Antioxidant effects of curcuminoids in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus: a randomized controlled trial,” has explored the benefits of Sabinsa’s Curcumin C3 Complex in reducing oxidative stress in patients suffering from type II diabetes.

SPECIAL REPORT: Food Safety ‘From Farm-to-Fork’

12 Apr 2016 --- Safety is a natural prerequisite for our food. NutritionInsight looks at the complex process by which food reaches the consumer's table, and highlights the advances in systems that ensure quality and safety of food from farm-to-fork.

Algatechnologies Announces Verification by the Non-GMO Project

01 Feb 2016 --- Verification by the Non-GMO Project (NGP) ensures that AstaPure natural astaxanthin products are produced in compliance with the Non-GMO Project Standard, including ongoing testing of high-risk ingredients. The Certification of Compliance, together with the NGP seal, was received last month.

Plant-Based Compounds May Be Key to Future Cancer Prevention

24 Nov 2015 --- Advancements in precision medicine have led to many new targeted cancer therapies for cancer patients. These treatments focus on using agents that target one or two genes that contribute to tumor development. The approach tends to be more effective against cancer cells and less toxic toward normal cells than standard chemotherapeutic regimens.

Curcumin and Turmeric Can Enhance Absorption and Bioavailability

13 Aug 2015 --- Few natural products have demonstrated the range of protective and therapeutic promise as have turmeric and its principal bioactive components, the curcuminoids. Success in translating this potential into tangible benefits has been limited by inherently poor intestinal absorption, rapid metabolism, and limited systemic bioavailability.

Curcumin Offers Potential Therapy for Cancers Caused by HPV

24 Apr 2015 --- Curcumin, an antioxidant found in the curry spice turmeric, has been found to slow or limit the activity of the HPV virus, which causes oral and cervical cancers.

AQUANOVA Receives Technology Leadership Award for NovaSOL Technology

14 Aug 2014 --- AQUANOVA AG, leading Business-to-Business manufacturer of liquid colloidal formulations again gets awarded by the global business consultancy Frost & Sullivan. The company is given the Technology Leadership Award 2014 for its innovative and patent protected formulation technology.

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