Women buy nutrition bars for many reasons. To some, they are a convenient source of energy. To others, they make good meal replacements. Still others eat them to supplement the missing nutrients in their diets. Whatever the reason, it’s clear that natural-products companies are taking notice.
There is little doubt that digestive issues have reached epidemic proportions.Though many suffer, few have to. Nearly every digestive complaint is caused by an inability to properly digest food. The natural solution in such cases is enzymes, which are responsible for breaking down the foods we eat, delivering the nutrients found in those foods to every cell of the body, and removing any toxins or ingredients that may be in the food, and from which the body will not derive any benefit.
Government officials, consumer advocates, and industry representatives debated how FDA should regulate functional foods at a public hearing held December 5.
How will superstores affect the organic products marketplace? According to a 2006 survey by the Hartman Group Inc. (Bellevue, WA) that compares the 2001 and 2006 organics markets, two of the strongest barriers to consumer purchases of organic products are price and accessibility.
Manufacturers have responded to the growing demand for gelatin-free supplements by offering capsules made from plant-derived materials. While consumers who prefer vegetarian, kosher, or halal supplements still have limited choices, their options are expanding.
Two recent studies from the Archives of Neurology suggest that omega-3 fatty acids may be helpful for people suffering from cognitive decline. The studies, while not definitive, add more support to the theory that the omega-3s docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) are important elements of cognitive health and well-being.
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At the World Health Organization’s (WHO; Geneva) upcoming European Ministerial Conference on Counteracting Obesity, which will be held in November in Istanbul, Turkey, many of the world’s leading health experts will convene to develop new plans for dealing with the obesity epidemic. With any luck, functional foods will be one of the strategies that helps makes a difference.
As the dietary supplement industry matures and companies become more successful, many businesses find themselves at a crossroads. Should they invest in new equipment and personnel to meet growing demand, or should they hire a contract manufacturer?
Nutrigenomics, the science of how chemicals in food affect health by altering the expression and/or structure of an individual’s genetic makeup, was chosen to be the premier emerging issue to be addressed by CEIS.
More than two decades of contract manufacturing experience have taught Access Business Group (Ada, MI) to be two things: ready and flexible.
Nanotechnology is moving out of the realm of science fiction and into our buildings, drugs, clothing, cosmetics, and yes, even nudging into our foods, beverages, and dietary supplements. For those of you who are still not really sure what nanotechnology means, the next paragraph will give a short introduction. If you are already “nano-savvy” and just want to know what’s “nano-new” in the food and nutrition world, you can skip to the third paragraph.