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NutritionInsight 04/09/2020 20:00
10 Apr 2020 --- In nutrition news this week, the Association for the Cannabinoid Industry (ACI) announced new regulations for its CBD Safety Certification program, while the Botanical Adulterants Prevention Program (BAPP) launched the publication of a new Laboratory Guidance Document (LGD) on turmeric raw material and products.
NutritionInsight 04/08/2020 20:00
09 Apr 2020 --- of sports nutrition revealed how COVID-19 is spurring rapid personalization, which could provide an extra opportunity for companies to stand in the increasingly crowded market. This second part shines a light on the splintered target market, with regionality emerging as a key consideration. Additionally, ingredient quality is more important than ever before – both in the stalwart of protein, as well as emerging ingredient astaxanthin.
NutritionInsight 04/07/2020 20:00
08 Apr 2020 --- COVID-19 is spurring the rapid personalization of sports nutrition as gyms around the world are increasingly shut and sporting gatherings are banned. This could provide an extra opportunity for companies to stand out from the crowd, which is crucial as the mainstreaming of sports nutrition has led to heightened competition within the sector. In this first part of NutritionInsight ’s Special Report, key movers in the industry detail the “massive transformation” of what was once considered a niche category, and why differentiation has never been more important.
NutritionInsight 04/07/2020 20:00
08 Apr 2020 --- Valensa International has received renewed United States Pharmacopeia (USP) Ingredient Verification Program for Dietary Ingredients (IVP-DI) status for its USPlus saw palmetto extract. For the second consecutive year, the company has demonstrated its saw palmetto extract meets the necessary identity, quality, potency and purity standards. Such third-party certifications help botanical brands boost their credibility with consumers as adulteration efforts wreak havoc in this space.
NutritionInsight 04/07/2020 20:00
08 Apr 2020 --- Global focus on immunity has never been stronger as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to wreak havoc across the globe. While there is no substitute for medical care and taking measures such as handwashing and social distancing, many consumers are still seeking to strengthen their immune systems. NutritionInsight takes a closer look at how zinc has emerged as a so-called hot ingredient on the market, thanks to its contribution to both the innate and adaptive immune systems, which are the body’s first and second lines of defenses, respectively.
NutritionInsight 04/07/2020 20:00
08 Apr 2020 --- Mental well-being and its connection to nutrition is fast becoming a top consumer focus. Science is flagging the gut-brain axis link, while ayurvedic tradition is making its way into the food industry, targeting consumers who seek a holistic approach to nourishment. A trending ingredient in the space is ashwagandha, which is taking over the market with innovative applications within the functional foods genre. Moreover, industry experts also underscored ashwagandha’s health-boosting synergy with ingredients like curcumin.
NutritionInsight 04/06/2020 20:00
07 Apr 2020 --- US-based snack brand This Saves Lives has launched its second children’s snack line, Kids Krispy Kritter Treats, which are school-safe and are free from common allergens such as soy, dairy, nuts, peanuts and gluten. Building upon its anti-malnutrition campaign, which matches every purchase with a food packet to children in need internationally, Co-Founder and actor Kristen Bell has announced that the brand will temporarily also send its products to food insecure families in the US in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
NutritionInsight 04/06/2020 20:00
07 Apr 2020 --- The COVID-19 pandemic will lead to “long-lasting” changes in popular attitudes surrounding immune health. This is according to John Quilter, Vice President and General Manager at Kerry, who discusses the main drivers behind interest in immunity with NutritionInsight . Under the Wellmune brand, the company has carried out a survey of over 11,000 consumers in 14 different countries, which revealed the importance of scientific-backing and transparency on any lifestyle product.
NutritionInsight 04/06/2020 20:00
07 Apr 2020 --- As demand for hand sanitizers and soaps is rising in light of the COVID-19 outbreak, major personal care players are making charitable moves to help ameliorate the crisis. After the US Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) guidance allowing alcohol companies to produce hand sanitizers, a slew of brands also joined the bandwagon. Personal care organizations such as the Personal Care Products Council (PCPC) are maintaining that the situation is well monitored and that industry is coordinating efforts.
NutritionInsight 04/06/2020 20:00
07 Apr 2020 --- A year into its partnership with South Korean plant cell culture company, BIO-FD&C, Givaudan Active Beauty has unveiled two active ingredients crafted by “green biotechnology.” Inspired by the latest Korean beauty trends, K-phyto [SC] Camellia is an extract of plant stem cells designed to address dry scalps and dandruff, while K-phyto [PP] GHK is a phyto peptide aimed to reduce skin sebum production. The launches come as naturality in cosmetic ingredients continues to influence consumers who seek vegetal and botanical formulations.
NutritionInsight 04/05/2020 20:00
06 Apr 2020 --- Daily supplementation with Evolva’s Veri-te resveratrol ingredient can improve cognitive performance and reduce the decline in cerebrovascular responsiveness (CVR) of postmenopausal women. This is according to the first findings of the Resveratrol Supporting Healthy Aging in Women (RESHAW) clinical study, which makes for the largest, longest-running study of its kind with resveratrol. The newly highlights that regular consumption of resveratrol can support the cause against cognitive decline, considering that independent of life expectancy, dementia mortality rates in global women in 2016 were almost twice that of men.
NutritionInsight 04/05/2020 20:00
06 Apr 2020 --- COVID-19’s march continues seemingly unencumbered and consumers around the world have been staying at home to help “flatten the curve” of contagion. As a result, consumers are cooking more as eating out is no longer a viable option. On the other end of the spectrum, food delivery services are another flourishing option with many companies marketing healthy meal kits and indulgent flavors to appeal to consumers. NutritionInsight examines how one can maintain a healthy diet during confinement, as well as the healthy delivery options.
NutritionInsight 04/05/2020 20:00
06 Apr 2020 --- Microalgae is an untapped area, with applications including weight management, fatty liver disease, eye health and UV protection. This is according to Eyal Shalmon, CEO of Yemoja, who speaks to NutritionInsight about the start-up’s new platform for cultivating customized, pharmaceutical grade microalgae on demand. By using a unique, high-precision fast-track photobioreactor technology, the company can produce a variety of pure algae at any scale and in a short time.
NutritionInsight 04/05/2020 20:00
06 Apr 2020 --- There are few differences in outcomes of most diet regimes in terms of weight loss and improvements in cardiovascular risk factors over a period of six months. This is according to a study published in BMJ , which examined 121 randomized trials, involving a total of 21,942 overweight or obese patients who followed a popular named diet or an alternative control diet. The researchers highlight that people should choose a diet they prefer without being concerned about the size of benefits.
NutritionInsight 04/02/2020 20:00
03 Apr 2020 --- The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has rejected the claimed effect put forward by German coffee retailer Tchibo that consuming an Arabica roast coffee blend could reduce DNA damage occurring in white blood cells. This ruling was taken considering the lacking cause and effect relationship between the consumption of Coffee C21 and the protection of DNA from strand breaks. In other jittering research, a study to be presented at the American Chemical Society found that dark-roasted hot-brewed coffee contains more antioxidants from the grind than its counterpart.
NutritionInsight 04/02/2020 20:00
03 Apr 2020 --- This week in nutrition news, Nestlé Purina PetCare acquired natural pet food brand Lily’s Kitchen. A US study revealed that infants introduced early to solid foods show gut bacteria changes that may portend future health risks. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, telehealth start-up Fruit Street Health joined forces with plant-based meal kit company to expand its diabetes prevention program to people with low-risk of Type 2 diabetes to increase healthy food access to people in need. While Youtheory received USP certification for its Turmeric Extra Strength supplement, Restoridyn produced by Verdure Sciences obtained Non-GMO Project Verified status. Also, Medical Marijuana introduced two new flavors to its cannabidiol (CBD)
NutritionInsight 04/02/2020 20:00
03 Apr 2020 --- A booming application genre for probiotics is the gut-brain axis, with certain psychobiotics supported by research as having a positive effect on stress-related gut discomfort, as well as on psychological stress resiliency. This is according to Bérengère Feuz, Marketing Director at Lallemand Health Solutions, who spotlights the Canada-based company’s probiotic strains Lactobacillus helveticus Rosell-52 and Bifidobacterium longum Rosell-175. Feuz also tells NutritionInsight that the company is releasing more scientific evidence in support of its psychobiotic for the gut-brain axis this spring.
NutritionInsight 04/02/2020 20:00
03 Apr 2020 --- Global upheaval as cases of COVID-19 reach the million-mark has seen revitalized consumer interest in immunity. Activity in this space has flourished as people look to ways to bolster their immune system, with vitamin C emerging as an area of particular intrigue. NutritionInsight speaks to experts who flag vitamin C-related supply chain challenges, shipment delays and increased prices amid booming demand.
NutritionInsight 04/01/2020 20:00
02 Apr 2020 --- Vitamin K2’s significant role in reducing inflammation and boosting cardiovascular health has been identified by new research, endorsed by NattoPharma. Published in Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation, the paper examined the link between early vascular aging in chronic kidney disease (CKD), with a focus on the role of NattoPharma’s MenaQ7 vitamin K in counteracting oxidative stress and the aging process. The researchers note that the findings are a crucial step toward solidifying a reference daily intake (RDI) for vitamin K2.

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