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NutritionInsight 02/23/2020 19:00
24 Feb 2020 --- Increased daily fiber intake is associated with a 23 percent lower risk of ischaemic stroke, while extra egg consumption can lead to a 25 percent higher risk of hemorrhagic stroke. This is according to a newly published European cohort study, which investigated ischaemic stroke and hemorrhagic stroke separately, as opposed to previous studies conducting research on dietary intake and total stroke. Targeted dietary intervention may help patients prevent stroke risk more independently, as the World Health Organization (WHO) data indicates that cerebrovascular accidents are the second leading cause of death and the third leading cause of disability worldwide.
NutritionInsight 02/23/2020 19:00
24 Feb 2020 --- Lonza is highlighting how over half of US supplement users now seek products with sustainable origins. The company is set to showcase its range of naturally derived ingredients, capsules and delivery forms at Natural Products Expo West, to be held next month in California, US. The company’s products tap into the growing consumer interest in natural ingredients sourced with eco-conscious ambitions.
NutritionInsight 02/23/2020 19:00
24 Feb 2020 --- Public Health England (PHE) has launched updated guidance on weaning – introducing infants to a solid foods diet – as part of its Start4Life campaign. The move has been welcomed by the British Nutrition Foundation (BNF), which also flagged the industry’s role in reducing added sugars in foods intended for children. “There should be more products available with a lower total sugar content and more products made with less sweet vegetables,” Bridget Benelam, Nutrition Communications Manager for BNF tells NutritionInsight .
NutritionInsight 02/23/2020 19:00
24 Feb 2020 --- Functional beverages are rising in popularity as consumers seek added nutritional benefits and health-boosting properties from the products they consume, often in convenient drinking formats that are easy to consume on the go. Better-for-you positionings maintain their appeal and the industry is prolific with NPD that offers functional benefits, as well as pleasant tastes. For 2020, key themes gathering pace in the beverage space are claims around cognitive function, aiding sleep and naturally maintaining energy levels. NutritionInsight takes a look at what is happening in this arena.
NutritionInsight 02/20/2020 19:00
21 Feb 2020 --- The popularity of drinks with functional benefits looks set to increase at a rapid pace in 2020. That is according to John Quilter, VP and General Manager for Kerry, who tells NutritionInsight that rather than looking for catch-all products with vague benefits, “consumers increasingly want functional beverages that offer targeted nutrition.” In particular, there are high levels of interest in beverages that deliver immune health support, he affirms. Digestive health and immunity are staple nutrition trends that Quilter says will grow further in 2020.
NutritionInsight 02/20/2020 19:00
21 Feb 2020 --- Royal DSM has agreed to acquire Glycom A/S (Glycom), a major supplier of Human Milk Oligosaccharides (HMOs) for an enterprise value of €765 million (US$826 million). “The acquisition of Glycom, adds HMOs to our portfolio, a novel high-growth ingredient for next generation Early Life Nutrition solutions. It also enables us to accelerate growth and provide customers with innovative solutions for our Human Nutrition Business,” a DSM spokesperson tells NutritionInsight . The transaction is expected to close in the second quarter of 2020.
NutritionInsight 02/20/2020 19:00
21 Feb 2020 --- In nutrition news this week, a DuPont Nutrition & Biosciences endorsed study found certain probiotic strains to benefit mood and ameliorate stress. Lycored revamped its interactive educational platform “Lycopedia” to raise awareness for its ingredients and Evonik Animal Nutrition launched its Precision Livestock Farming tool for animal nutrition in the Middle East.
NutritionInsight 02/19/2020 19:00
20 Feb 2020 --- Industry spotlights human milk oligosaccharides (HMOs) on labels due to their beneficial health properties, but an impending EU Regulation is to set stricter marketing requirements. The move seeks to assure that advertising does not overexaggerate nutrient claims or mislead consumers. The news comes as a new study conducted at the University of California – San Diego, US, showed that HMOs found in breast milk may influence a child’s growth from infancy through early childhood, while maternal obesity may affect HMO composition in breast milk. The study emphasizes the central role and abundant opportunities HMOs hold not only for the infant formula sector but for nutrition in general.
NutritionInsight 02/19/2020 19:00
20 Feb 2020 --- Montmorency tart cherries juice has been linked to improved sports performance, according to new research published in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition. A meta-analysis of ten previously published studies on Montmorency cherry juice indicated that tart cherry concentrate in juice or powdered form significantly improved endurance exercise performance when consumed anywhere between seven days to 90 minutes before cycling, swimming or running. The findings add to the juice’s newly gained reputation as a sports recovery drink and expand its applications to the sports nutrition sector.
NutritionInsight 02/19/2020 19:00
20 Feb 2020 --- Nutritional products retailer The Vitamin Shoppe has launched what is branded as the fitfactor Weight Management System. Inspired by consumer research and backed by The Vitamin Shoppe’s scientific formulations, the system is an easy-to-manage, integrated offering of nutritionist-recommended, quality products combined with free nutrition coaching and an online community for support and education. The move comes as industry is seeing an increased popularity of weight loss-boosting and keto-related NPD, in line with one of the most popular diets of the previous year – the ketogenic diet.
NutritionInsight 02/18/2020 19:00
19 Feb 2020 --- DuPont Nutrition & Biosciences (DuPont) is collaborating with biopharmaceutical company MRM Health to tackle a range of metabolic diseases via innovative solutions based on the human microbiome. The collaboration will combine MRM Health’s proprietary technology platform and selected DuPont strains to develop novel therapeutics based on live bacterial strain combinations. In addition, MRM Health confirmed the successful completion of its first external investment round which raised over €14 million (US$15 million). The funding will be used to advance clinical and preclinical development programs in the field of microbiome-based therapeutics.
NutritionInsight 02/18/2020 19:00
19 Feb 2020 --- Bisphenol A (BPA)-free plastic products could negatively affect both a mother’s placenta and potentially the development of a baby’s brain. This is the conclusion of a new mice study led by the University of Missouri in the US, which highlights that chemical BPA-alternatives, such as Bisphenol S (BPS), are unsafe for humans. This research comes on the heels of precedent studies flagging how exposure to BPS can pose health hazards equally as concerning as BPA.
NutritionInsight 02/18/2020 19:00
19 Feb 2020 --- South Korean cosmetics conglomerate Amorepacific’s R&D Center has launched the Green Tea Probiotics Research Center to further study a newly found lactobacillus in Jeju island’s organic green tea variety. The move seeks to develop innovative products including the green tea probiotic strain in health, food and cosmetics. Moreover, the company aims to globally expand competitive microorganism research and its related technologies.
NutritionInsight 02/17/2020 19:00
18 Feb 2020 --- Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and its subtype non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) affect approximately 30 percent and 5 percent, respectively, of the US population, according to the American Liver Foundation. As these numbers continue to soar, the conclusions of a new US mice study indicate that a combination of green tea extract and exercise may provide a novel avenue for research on fatty liver disease. Meanwhile, Canadian research has highlighted the central role vitamin E supplementation may play in treating NASH in HIV-infected patients. NutritionInsight investigates the current groundwork laid in this field and what potential it holds for NAFLD and NASH treatment.
NutritionInsight 02/17/2020 19:00
18 Feb 2020 --- Hum Nutrition has introduced its latest nutritional supplement called Private Party to help support vaginal microbiome health and prevent urinary tract infections (UTI). The product is formulated with three carefully selected Lactobacillus probiotic strains and cranberry proanthocyanidins (PACs) standardized to clinically proven amounts, offering consumers a clean, convenient oral capsule for daily consumption. Through this launch, the US-based company is striving to normalize the conversation around women’s anatomy and female reproductive health by putting the word “vagina” in the foreground of the label.
NutritionInsight 02/17/2020 19:00
18 Feb 2020 --- Beyond food and nutraceutical applications, cannabidiol (CBD)’s potential for the personal care industry is increasingly recognized. CBD holds beneficial properties, such as calming and nourishing the skin, in addition to its supplements that may boost skin health from the inside out. While regulatory hurdles keep CBD applications in food and beverages in the gray zone, the personal care sector is set on clearing the air. In April, during the 12th Cosmetic Compliance Spring 2020 Summit, in New York, US, federal and state lawmakers and regular affairs specialists from both big and independent cosmetic brands will discuss practical strategies to remain compliant in a constantly changing regulatory landscape.
NutritionInsight 02/17/2020 19:00
18 Feb 2020 --- Japan-based Zeria Healthway’s food supplement has obtained an anti-stress health claim from the Consumer Affairs Agency of Japan. “Yasuragi Life – Peaceful life,” is largely based on the active ingredient Extramel produced by French ingredient company Robertet. The approval means that manufacturers that use Extramel to formulate FFC (Food with Function Claims) with Zeria will be able to get the claim “reduces the perceived stress of everyday life and physical and mental fatigue” on their final product in Japan. The claim approval comes at a time when industry is increasingly seeking ingredients that and enhance performance.
NutritionInsight 02/16/2020 19:00
17 Feb 2020 --- Danone has launched a digitally-enabled data service for baby formula applications called Track & Connect that gives consumers and retailers greater transparency on the product’s farm-to-fork journey. A dual QR code on both the outside and the inside of the packaging offers consumers additional information, such as customized after-sale support and services. The Track & Connect service also allows Danone and its distributors and retailers to more easily forecast consumer preferences, while catering to consumer demand for more traceable, transparent products.
NutritionInsight 02/16/2020 19:00
17 Feb 2020 --- Awareness of the link between performance and nutrition, in particular the importance of protein, is now firmly embedded in consumers’ consciousness. That is according to what Joe Katterfield, Sales Development Manager for Sports Nutrition and Health Foods, Arla Foods Ingredients (AFI), tells NutritionInsight . As the market becomes more crowded, the most successful manufacturers will be those who maximize consumer appeal, he notes. “The biggest and most important trend will be the continuation of the mainstreaming for sports nutrition products we have seen in recent years,” Katterfield asserts.


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