A new study by the Life Science Research Office announced on November 24, found that “The FDA definition for whole grains as a selection criterion to evaluate the scientific literature is limiting because most of the studies use a broader concept of whole grains.”
Gencor Pacific (Hong Kong) received a Frost & Sullivan (Palo Alto, CA) award for its weight management supplement, Slimaluma, the company announced on November 21. Gencor received the Global Appetite Suppressant and Satiety Ingredients Product Innovation of the Year award. “Gencor Pacific Group’s Slimaluma is a unique ingredient that has been scientifically validated for its efficacy and safety in human consumption,” said Frost & Sullivan analyst Natalie Watt.
Consumers knows omega-3s are good for them, but that’s about all they know on the topic, says the Global Organization for EPA and DHA Omega-3 (GOED; Salt Lake City).
Martek Biosciences Corp. (Columbia, MD) announced the launch of two new products containing \"life\'sDHA,\" a polyunsaturated omega-3 fatty acid found in the body. The company subsequently reached 100 products containg DHA, Martek announced on November 18. “A growing number of experts around the world are recognizing the importance of DHA for healthy brains, eyes and hearts. They are also recognizing that most people\'s diets do not include adequate amounts of DHA,\" said Steve Dubin, Martek\'s CEO.
Solae, a soy ingredient supplier, presented a study confirming soy consumption’s link to lower cholesterol at the American Heart Association 2008 Scientific Sessions on November 10.
Ginkgo biloba does not eliminate or prevent the progression of dementia or Alzheimer\'s, according to a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (Chicago).
Pacific Rainbow International (PRI; Industry, CA) will double its warehouse and office space, the company announced on November 18. “This expansion will enable us to dramatically increase on-site inventory of our most popular ingredients,” said Herman Zhang, PRI president. “In addition, it will give us the capability to inventory new ingredients we don’t normally stock.”
Ecuadorian Rainforest’s (Belleville, NJ) vice president of marketing, Steve Siegel, will conduct a “Nutraceuticals 2009” webinar on December 11th, 2008 at 2:00pm. The seminar will look at “a new year full of new ingredients, new trends and an ever changing economy,” the company said.
Long-term use of Vitamins C and E does not prevent cancer, concluded the Physicians' Health Study II, the American Association for Cancer Research (Philadelphia) announced on November 16.
InterHealth Nutraceuticals (Benicia, CA) has received its ISO 9001:2000 certification, the company announced on November 14.An ISO certification provides assurance on good management practice by an independent body.\"Our customers see a real benefit in the quality of our products and services and ability to respond efficiently to their need,\" said Paul Dijkstra, InterHealth CEO.InterHealth\'s ingredients are used in over 600 nutritional supplements, functional foods and beverages distributed in more than 30 countries worldwide.
Jarrow Formulas (Los Angeles) has given about 1,650 bottles of vitamins to the Necessities of Life Program, a part of AIDS Project Los Angeles, the company announced on November 13.
ChromaDex (Irvine, CA) and Cargill (Wayzata, MN) have partnered to standardize the quality of stevia-related products, ChromaDex announced on November 10.
Vitamins C and E were not effective in preventing cardiovascular disease in males, concluded the Physician’s Health Study II that will be published in the November 12 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.
SourceOne (Chicago) has partnered with Nutri Pharmaceuticals Research (Las Vegas) to develop powder forms of Source’s products with the hopes to broaden the company’s appeal in the nutritional market.
MGP Ingredients (Atchison, KS) will reduce wheat and starch production at its facility in Atchison, effective Nov. 12. As a result, MGP will discontinue manufacturing operations in Pekin, Illinois, the company said.