Dietary supplements cannot improve memory or mental acuity, but several new products offer support for those hoping to keep their faculties sharp for years to come.
Good financial news at last. Results from the first quarter of 2004 show vitamin, mineral, and supplement (VMS) sales have improved considerably compared with the same quarter of 2003.
Inspired by the popular but controversial Atkins and South Beach low-carb eating regimens, consumers have turned to low-carb products in record numbers.
It is hard to imagine a better market for low-carb products than California. But sellers of low-carb products in California, if they are not careful, could run afoul of the state’s strict consumer protection laws.
The future looks encouraging for antioxidant research, despite some new articles that questioned the effectiveness of antioxidant supplements.
Once regarded as fringe therapies, dietary supplements and botanicals have become the subjects of serious cancer research, particularly at the National Institutes of Health’s (Bethesda, MD) National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) and Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS).
Healthy beverages are a profitable category. According to Business Communications Company, Inc. (BCC; Norwalk, CT), functional beverages were the largest segment of the functional food industry in 2002. Overall growth is expected to slow to 5.7% annually, but BCC expects phenomenal growth in some subcategories, leading to an $11.5 billion segment in 2007.
Vitamin and mineral supplement manufacturers are adding more ingredients to multivitamin formulas than ever before.
Could low-calorie be the next low-carb? If new product trends are any indication, the answer is an unqualified yes.
Dieters hoping to lose pounds may find help in a milk bottle rather than a pill bottle, according to research from the University of Tennessee Nutrition Institute (Knoxville, TN) and other sources.