01 Nov 2018 --- Colgate has partnered with UK recycling company TerraCycle to enable consumers to recycle their oral care products and packaging. The program allows consumers to recycle any brand of toothbrush, toothpaste tubes and caps, outer packaging, electric and battery toothbrush heads and toothpaste cartons for free, while raising funds for the school, charity or non-profit of the senders choice. Speaking to PackagingInsights, a TerraCycle spokesperson noted that prior to the scheme launching, oral care products and packaging was one of the most frequently requested categories for recycling at TerraCycle.
08 Oct 2018 --- FrieslandCampina Ingredients DMV has launched an “ultra-clean” whey protein isolate. The company touts Nutri Whey Isolate as representing an exciting new proposition: a pure, clean-tasting, nutritionally balanced protein that can deliver unprecedented clarity in protein water and clear drinks applications. This is the first time that FrieslandCampina Ingredients DMV has offered a whey protein isolate. The drivers behind its move into this ingredient space are proprietary R&D advancements that have yielded a minimally-processed, high-performance isolate, coupled with a desire to meet the latest market needs for high protein products.
17 Jul 2018 --- Antibiotic resistance has become one of the biggest threats to global health and food security. In light of antibiotics becoming less effective against superbugs, a Swinburne University researcher is studying traditional agents to modify the behavior of bacteria, rather than killing them. Dr. Sanjida Halim Topa investigated cinnamaldehyde, the compound that gives cinnamon its flavor, and found that it inhibited the development of biofilm, a sticky film of bacteria – like the plaque that forms on teeth – that can cause persistent infections, which resist even the most potent antibiotics.
15 May 2018 --- In line with the personal care market, oral health products are increasingly marketing themselves from a natural positioning, as well as a cosmetic one. “Beauty from within” claims all contribute to a more holistic understanding of wellbeing and consumers are increasingly looking to inherent health benefits from natural ingredients which convey better-for-you appeal. NutritionInsight covers a range of innovative products and suppliers tapping into the tooth-care market. When it comes to teeth, more than a shiny, white veneer is the goal: strong teeth and a healthy mouth – chemically free – are in demand.
06 Apr 2018 --- Ingredia is to launch Proferrin, a native lactoferrin derived from French cow’s milk. According to the company, its expertise in cutting-edge separation techniques allows it to ensure that Proferrin features the highest purity on the market, with more than 96 percent of lactoferrin on total proteins. Proferrin aims to help people reinforce their immune system, such as children, pregnant women, athletes and the aging population.
22 Feb 2018 --- Naturex has launched Bucovia, a natural bio-guided fractionated active aimed at effectively supporting mouth health. Current oral healthcare solutions include biocides (antiseptic or antibiotic), synthetic ingredients that wipe out both good and bad mouth bacteria and increase the virulence of Candida. Naturex’s new solution is composed of active compounds from Solidago virgaurea, a European plant containing saponins that are effective in controlling the growth of mixed fungal-bacterial biofilms. Bucovia regulates Candida albicans genes involved in biofilm formation and inhibits its bacterial partners.
22 Feb 2018 --- Wine polyphenols might be good for your oral health, researchers report in ACS' Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. Previous research had already pointed to the heart and colon health benefits of sipping wine, which are possibly due to the beverage's abundant and structurally diverse polyphenols.
18 Jan 2018 --- The European Food and Safety Authority (EFSA) has rejected a health claim regarding black tea’s effects on the maintenance of normal endothelium-dependent vasodilation in adults. The application, submitted for authorization of a health claim pursuant to Article 13(5) of Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006 by Unilever, pertained to “black tea beverages, either freshly prepared or reconstituted from water extract powders of black tea, characterized by the content of flavanols (expressed as catechins plus theaflavins) of at least 30 mg per 200 ml serving.”
05 Jan 2018 --- NHS England has banned the sale of sugar-sweetened drinks in hospitals, effective July this year. The ban has been written into the updated Standard Contract for hospitals which was posted on the healthcare provider’s website on Wednesday. A number of organizations and lobby groups have lauded the move, although the British Soft Drinks Association noted that while sugar intake from soft drinks has been falling, obesity levels have been increasing over the past years.
27 Nov 2017 --- Children and adolescents in the US who do not drink tap water, which is typically fluoridated, are much more likely to have tooth decay, according to a new study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. However, the study also confirms that those who drink tap water are more likely to have elevated levels of lead in their blood.
23 May 2017 --- Researchers will today present new data on the link between vitamin D and male fertility at the European Congress of Endocrinology (ECE) in Lisbon. The new results add to our understanding of the effects of low vitamin D levels on testosterone levels and whether vitamin D supplementation could help improve fertility in both sexes.
24 Apr 2017 --- BioGaia has signed three new exclusive agreements for Prodentis, its oral food supplement that contains a natural lactic acid bacteria, Lactobacillus reuteri Prodentis. The new agreements will see the product launched in Canada, Vietnam and the Philippines.
20 Oct 2016 --- Resveratrol, a component of red wine and grapes, may help control inflammation induced by a bacterial pathogen that is linked to upper respiratory tract inflammatory diseases, according to a new study published in Scientific Reports.
16 Jun 2016 --- The World Health Organization’s cancer research agency says beverages consumed at more than 65C are probably linked to esophageal cancer.
31 May 2016 --- Canadian company Lallemand Health Solutions (LHS) has announced that their probiotic formula Oralis SB has been recognized for its benefits in dental health management by the Canadian Health Authorities, based on four randomized trials.
11 May 2016 --- Bifodan A/S has announced the market introduction of 2 proprietary probiotic solutions backed by clinical research: Oral Extra and FemiOral Balance.
08 Mar 2016 --- Kent Precision Foods Group (KPFG) has joined forces with CHAMPS Group Purchasing to supply fortified and modified drinks for the US health care industry. Doug Stetzer and Megan Watts of KPFG described to NutritionInsight how their patented Thick-It AquaCare H20 beverage range aids people with swallowing problems.
19 Feb 2016 --- Oral-health probiotic BLIS K12 has received a “Letter of No Objection” from the US Food and Drink Administration (FDA) for its self-affirmed notification of Generally Recognized As Safe (GRAS) status.
07 Dec 2015 --- Scientists at the University of Melbourne’s Oral Health Cooperative Research Centre have warned about the damage sugar-free drinks can do to tooth enamel.
03 Sept 2015 --- Gum disease is a common condition among adults that occurs when bacteria form biofilms or plaques on teeth, and consequently the gums become inflamed. Some severe cases, called periodontitis, call for antibiotics. But now scientists have discovered that wild blueberry extract could help prevent dental plaque formation. Their report in ACS' Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry could lead to a new therapy for periodontitis and a reduced need for antibiotics.