Nutritional Outlook sought the opinion of few industry stakeholders on whether, in their opinion, the Epidiolex drug approval further threatens the legal status of CBD supplements.
Herbs & Botanicals
The first-of-its-kind study found that supplementation with Affron, a branded saffron extract ingredient, improved feelings of separation anxiety, social phobia, and depression, in young people.
Hemp industry advocates are rejoicing after the Senate passed the Farm Bill yesterday in an 86-11 vote, legalizing the growing of commercial hemp on U.S. soil.
The Hemp Business Journal estimates that retail sales of hemp food and beverage products, personal care products, supplements, car parts, and more, will grow to $1.9 billion by the year 2022.
At the show, OmniActive highlighted innovative delivery formats for ingredients, including Lutemax 2020, OmniLean, CurcuWin, Gingever, and UltraSol.
Sabinsa’s Probiotic, Cranberry, and Fenugreek Synbiotic Combinations Support Digestive Health in Two New Studies
The studies found that cranberry seed fiber and fenugreek are able to resist gastric acid and pancreatic enzyme hydrolysis, as well as to support the growth of probiotic bacteria Bacillus coagulans MTCC 5856 (Sabinsa’s LactoCran and LactoWise, respectively).
The new drug, Epidiolex, comprises cannabidiol (CBD), but does not contain tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the compound in marijuana that causes intoxication.
The bulletin discusses adulteration of turmeric root, turmeric extracts, and curcuminoids with related species, artificial colorants, and synthetic curcuminoids, and details analytical approaches to detect those adulterants.
Fucovital is a patented, all-natural 3% fucoxanthin oleoresin ingredient that the company says is the first fucoxanthin to receive New Dietary Ingredient notification (NDIN) acknowledgment from FDA.
KaempMax, a Kaempferia parviflora ethanol extract, improved self-assessed sexual health in middle-aged men experiencing mild erectile dysfunction.