High-impact seasonings can make people feel fuller, possibly leading to weight loss, according to a new study.
June 2008 was the deadline for large companies with more than 500 employees to comply with the final good manufacturing practices (GMPs) for dietary supplements. As the June 2009 and June 2010 deadlines for midsize and small companies loom closer, some manufacturers are still struggling to fulfill the rule's product-testing requirements. The April 2008 recall of two dietary supplement brands found to contain 200 times the amount of selenium listed on their labels highlights the fact that not every company is ready, willing, or able to hit the ground running.
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MEDICAL RESEARCH OFTEN OVERLOOKS the needs of women, who tend to be underrepresented in some types of clinical trials. An exception may be the field of dietary supplement research. Several companies that supply raw materials shared new data about the effects of natural products on women's health at this year's Vitafoods conference, held May 5–7 in Geneva.
B Vitamins Lower Homocysteine but Not CVD Risk
Source: CM Albert et al., "Effect of Folic Acid and B Vitamins on Risk of Cardiovascular Events and Total Mortality among Women at High Risk for Cardiovascular Disease: A Randomized Trial," Journal of the American Medical Association, vol. 299, no 17 (May 7, 2008): 2027–2036.
While the soy foods market continues to grow, the soy supplement market hasn't experienced the same success. In fact, according to Nutrition Business Journal, soy supplement sales declined for the past three years (2004–2006) from their reported high of $106 million in 2003. In contrast, Packaged Facts (Rockville, MD) estimates the soy food and beverage market at $2.1 billion in 2007, up 7% from the prior year. This same report forecasts continued growth through 2012, estimating the market at $3 billion.
To gain new insights into the soy market, an interview was conducted with Stephen Censky, CEO of the American Soybean Association (ASA).
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Available in conventional and certified-organic varieties, freeze-dried flavor crystals retain the natural aroma, color, and taste of fruits and beverages.
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Glucerna shakes won a ChefsBest best taste award in 2008. The products are intended for use under medical supervision as part of a diabetes management plan.
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Product liability rates for dietary supplements increased dramatically in 2001 but are now falling quickly.
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Tetra Pak's Carton Tree package highlights the environmental benefits of aseptic cartons.
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