In the past 15 years, antioxidants have soared on promises that remained mostly unfulfilled, and crashed on doubts that were overstated. Where do antioxidants fit today in the palette of functional ingredients?
A new published study finds a direct link between the length of telomeres, the end-caps of DNA, and increased risks of heart attack and death. Find out what science-backed ingredients are tops when it comes to slowing cellular aging, and the companies that are formulating with them.
A new study by the National Institutes of Health sheds light on the action of resveratrol in cells. One resveratrol supplier has hailed the results, while another believes it promotes a pharmaceutical application, as opposed to a dietary supplement.
The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) recently discussed its concerns about the New Dietary Ingredients draft guidance with the FDA. Although the issue has inflamed industry, CRN President Steve Mister said it is still possible to negotiate with the agency.
The natural industry has reacted strongly to a New England Journal of Medicine article calling for FDA premarket approval of dietary supplements. Should responsible supplement manufacturers be punished because of a few rogue companies that sell adulterated products?
Recently on the Dr. Oz Show, a series of weight loss supplements were tested and found adulterated with undeclared pharmaceutical ingredients. The guest who conducted the tests, however, believes industry and FDA have the tools to make things better.
Sens. Orrin Hatch and Tom Harkin have called on FDA to immediately withdraw its draft NDI guidance. The senators said the guidance does not match their intent when they wrote DSHEA, and asked for a meeting soon with FDA to discuss a rewrite of the guidance.
The comments are in and the dietary supplement industry's verdict is clear: The NDI draft guidance is so flawed that a complete rewrite is needed, and FDA should withdraw the guidance now, so that it is clear the the document will not be used as a basis for enforcement in the interim.
A study at Oregon State University indicates that compared to a normal diet, both high-fat and high-sugar diets cause changes in gut bacteria that appear related to a significant loss of cognitive flexibility, or the power to adapt and adjust to changing situations....More
Based on an international survey conducted in the United States, Mexico, Argentina, France and Australia, DSM Global Insights has found that almost two-thirds of consumers are concerned about excess sugar. But the way respondents say they opt to reduce their intake of sweetened products varies dramatically, having far-reaching implications for future product development....More
As Wall Street takes note of the impact of animal agriculture on our world, our waistlines and our wallets, the future of business lies in plants, writes David Benzaquen, a former natural products broker and founder of PlantBased Solutions....More