On July 30, NPA announced it sent a letter to U.S. Trade Representative Robert E. Lighthizer stating that tariffs on Chinese goods “will cause disproportionate economic harm to U.S. interests and increase costs for small businesses and consumers.”
Vitamins & Minerals
In a review of 68 existing studies, researchers found that weight reduction, in particular, can help to reduce the progression of osteoarthritis symptoms. They also found that lipid-modifying diets may contribute to reduced symptoms, though the evidence for that outcome was more sparse.
Twenty-six previously infertile couples were able to conceive after four months of ingesting a novel folate ingredient called Quatrefolic, according to a recent study.
The Council for Responsible Nutrition (Washington, DC) said in a recent press release that 73% of U.S. residents take multivitamins, but these products are not intended to be used as magic bullets in the prevention of serious diseases.
The new SiMoGel gelatin ingredient is specifically designed for starchless molds and is aimed at producing functional and traditional gelatin-based gummies.
New Calcium Carbonate Ingredient for Powdered Sports Protein and Vitamin Premixes Debuts at IFT 2018
Calcium carbonates supplier Omya International AG (Oftringer, Switzerland) will launch Omyafood 100-OG, an ingredient especially geared to powdered protein and vitamin premixes.
Tariff Update: More Food, Dietary Supplement Ingredients Caught in Proposed Second Wave of U.S. Tariffs on China
On Tuesday, July 10, the Trump administration released a proposed second list of $200 billion worth of Chinese goods that will face up to a 10% tariff.
Nutritional Outlook spoke to Scott Steinford, executive director at large of the CoQ10 Association (Salt Lake City, UT), about how trade tensions could negatively affect U.S. and China consumers.
Vitamin K2 Ingredient Has Good Stability When Formulated with Calcium and Other Mineral Salts, According to New Study
Gnosis S.p.A says that its VitaMK7 exhibited good stability when formulated with calcium and other mineral salts.
NattoPharma is looking to harness its extensive body of research showing vitamin K2’s heart- and bone-health benefits, as well as establishing clinical biomarkers to demonstrate the consequences of vitamin K2 deficiency, with the hope of one day seeing the creation of a Recommended Daily Intake (RDI) value for K2.