Gerard Bannenberg


Omega-3 Discoveries: New Lipids, New Benefits

GOED discusses how our understanding of omega-3's role in human health has evolved over time.

Gerard Janssens


Nutrition Bars: Big Opportunity for Weight Management

As a weight-management tool, the meal-replacement bar offers many advantages to modern lifestyles and evolving dietary habits.

Ginny Bank


Fermentation: Beyond Probiotic Benefits

Thanks to its many advantages, fermentation is back in demand.

Ginny Banks


Medical Foods: Creating a Successful GRAS Notification

What’s the best way to ensure a GRAS notification for an ingredient’s use in medical foods will receive a “No Questions” letter from FDA?

Gregory N. Lippe


Finance Your Nutraceutical Business with Tax Credits

Looking to grow your business in today’s uncertain economic climate? There are a number of opportunities to finance business growth.

Hans Schinck


Here's to Good Bone Health: Calcium Fortification for Beverages

Formulating beverages can be an especially challenging task, and not every solution that is available on the market will be suitable.

Harry Rice


In Response: Omega-3s

Reflections from the first annual GOED Exchange.

Heather Secrist, PhD


Understanding Global GMO Regulations

GMO-labeling is a hot topic in the U.S. But elsewhere, GMO regulations are already well in place.

Herb Woolf


DNA Damage Protection from Supplemental Carotenoid Mixture Intake

  Protection and repair of DNA may have considerable relevance to degenerative processes and ultimately to human health.1 Oxidative stress refers to the damage to cells and tissues caused by reactive oxygen species (ROS) created partly as a consequence of normal metabolism. This can cause DNA to become oxidized and possibly impair its ability to function normally.2

Ian McMurray


Cardiovascular Health Claims

Cardiovascular-health ingredients are probably the main beneficiaries of EFSA rulings. What is the significance of this, and what are the opportunities for the industry?

Innova Market Insights


Which are key children’s health markets? Supplements and oral health.

Even so, children are still a niche audience within the food and drink market.

Ioana G. Carabin


Functional Foods and Structure/Function Claims: Is There a Difference Between Sexes?

  Food is critical for human existence. However, food goes beyond nourishment, as it encompasses a multitude of human experiences and emotions, and these vary between cultures and religions. More recently, food is being used and appreciated differently by women and men.

Irfan Qureshi


Magnesium’s role in metabolic health

Research suggests that magnesium deficiency can lead to the development of metabolic syndrome.

James C. Griffiths


How Do U.S. Dietary Supplement Regulations Compare to the Rest of the World’s?

Is the U.S. DSHEA model, which does not include premarket registration, as effective-or even more so-for supplement consumers?

James J. Gormley


GMO Labeling in the Hot Seat

The U.S. House passed the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act in July. What’s the current status of GMO-labeling laws, and is federal GMO labeling now imminent?

Jasenka Piljac Zegarac


The Science Behind Astaxanthin

With the global astaxanthin market projected to reach $1.1 billion by 2020, scientists are doubling down on research in new health areas.

Jay Udani, MD


Clinical Trials: Will the Wrong Trial Design Make Your Dietary Supplement or Functional Food an Unregistered Drug?

Will the wrong trial design make your dietary supplement or functional food an unregistered drug?

Jeff Barrie


Aloe Vera’s Ingestible Health Benefits

Aloe vera’s ingestible health benefits are gaining marketing traction.

Jeff Crowther


Dietary Supplements and China: Supply-Chain Woes

Dietary Supplements and China: Supply-Chain Woes. Who's to Blame?

Jeff Hilton


BrandHive Celebrates 20 Years of Marketing in Natural Products Industry

As natural products marketing firm BrandHive celebrates its 20th anniversary, co-founder Jeff Hilton talks about what’s changed in the natural products space.

Jennifer Grebow


Hydration achieves mainstream success

A fast growing segment, hydration products have seen a great deal of mainstream success, offering a variety of benefits to a wide range of consumers.

Jennifer M. Adams


Consulting Our Mates Down Under for NDI Guidance

Australia’s regulatory approach to botanical ingredient changes may inform U.S. companies as they prepare NDI draft guidance comments.

Jennifer Prince


Omega-6 fatty acids may increase fat accumulation, insulin resistance in subjects with type 2 diabetes, study suggests

The researchers found that a high serum dihomo-γ-linolenic acid (DGLA), an omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acid, was associated with obesity, body fat accumulation, a high alanine amino transferase level, and insulin resistance in Japanese subjects with type 2 diabetes.

Jens Bleiel


In Response: Dairy Makeover

The dairy industry, it seems, is suffering from an image crisis. The perception of liquid milk has changed in recent years. Instead of the healthiest drink of all, consumers have come to see milk as a drink laden with harmful fats and carbohydrates.

Jeremy Adams


Superfruits: More Than Just a Buzzword (Brand Viewpoint)

In the middle of a recession, when consumer focus on value has been at its height, demand for premium-priced acai beverages has exploded, with more than 40% annual growth.

Jim Wagner


The Specter of Obesity

Michelle Obama's Let's Move campaign brings in sharp focus the insidious obesity trend among children and teens. Report after report warns of the consequences: obese children are more likely to become obese adults, who in turn are more likely to develop diabetes, cardiovascular disease, depression, and perhaps pancreatic cancer, among other diseases.

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