February 14th 2024
The profile of mushrooms is growing but more education may be needed for consumers to differentiate between different species.
February 7th 2024
The herbal blend was able to improve functional activity, bending flexibility, pain, and sleep quality.
February 6th 2024
Scott Mazza breaks down the industry's top regulatory priorities related to CBD.
February 2nd 2024
According to Nammex, cultivated turkey tail is more consistent in quality compared to wildcrafted supplies, and creates less pressure on the ecosystem as the mushroom sees rapid growth in demand.
February 1st 2024
In this Q&A, experts look ahead at the opportunities and challenges the new year brings to contract manufacturing.
Proprietary ashwagandha root extract supports stress and fatigue in recent study
The extract, Witholythin from Verdure Sciences, significantly reduced stress compared to baseline and fatigue, compared to placebo.
Branded Gynostemma pentaphyllum extract supports exercise performance in recent study
The extract support exercise performance, blood glucose and AMP-activated protein kinase phosphorylation.
Animal study finds that saffron extract may support resiliency to stress
A recent animal study found that a proprietary saffron extract may help manage stress by regulating the HPA axis.
Meaningful Partners makes strategic growth investment in M2 Ingredients and its retail brand Om Mushroom Superfood
Meaningful Partners led the funding round, joined by existed investors White Road Investments and InvestEco.
Alkemist Labs announces expansion of its services
Alkemist Labs has added microbiological and residual solvents testing as well as testing for THC analogs such as delta 8 & 10, Astaxanthin esters, and lower limits of detection for heavy metals.
Sabinsa’s Curcumin C3 Reduct approved for ANVISA’s IN28 list in Brazil
Curcumin C3 Reduct has earned approval by the National Health Surveillance Agency in Brazil for inclusion on ANVISA’s IN28 list, which allows the product to be introduced and commercialized in food and supplements in Brazil.
2024 Nutraceutical and Natural Product Industry Outlook: Insights from Nutritional Outlook’s Editorial Advisory Board, Part 2
Nutritional Outlook’s Editorial Advisory Board members highlight potential challenges for the nutraceutical, natural product, and health and wellness industries in 2024.
2024 Nutraceutical and Natural Product Industry Outlook: Insights from Nutritional Outlook’s Editorial Advisory Board, Part 1
Nutritional Outlook’s Editorial Advisory Board shares its predictions and tips for success in 2024.
OSHU to investigate effects of Gotu kola extract in subjects with Alzheimer’s Disease
OSHU explains that the pilot study will not test memory directly, but rather use blood samples and brain scans to find biomarkers and other signs that indicate the extract’s ability to aid memory.
Cranberry: Good for more than just UTIs?
Research is supporting cranberry’s benefits for age-related cognitive decline, benign prostatic hyperplasia, and elevated blood pressure.
The Association for the Cannabinoid Industry launches network of cannabinoid service providers
The network is called Green Bridge Gateway and aims to help companies overcome hurdles of entering the UK and EU cannabinoid markets.
Lion’s mane extract shows promising cognitive health effects in healthy adults
Results showed that one hour after supplementation with the lion’s mane extract subjects demonstrated quicker performance on a Stroop task, and after 28 days of supplementation they saw a trend toward reduced subjective stress.
Artificial intelligence is revolutionizing ingredient discovery
Here’s how companies are leveraging the power of AI in nutraceuticals.
Cepham develops Shatavari extract to support women’s health
Cepham has announced the development of SheVari4, a patent-pending ingredient derived from Asparagus racemosus roots, known in Ayurveda as Shatavari.
Regenerative and Organic: How do both fit into farming’s future?
And how do the two differ?
Robertet launches Menobelle ingredient for menopause support
The ingredient is a combination of lemon balm, bergamot, and peony.
FDA yet to come to decision on Nammex citizen petition
The response advised Nammex that FDA has not come to a decision in the required 180 days “due to competing agency priorities,” but that the staff is evaluating the petition.
SolvEat’s botanical blend for blood sugar now formulated into chocolate bar
The ingredient contains a blend of herbs said to support balanced blood sugar levels, including golden thread, Chinese foxglove, and Hawthorn berries.
Standardized ashwagandha extract from Sabinsa may relieve stress in healthy adults according to a recent study
The standardized ashwagandha root extract, marketed as Shagandha by Sabinsa Corp. is standardized to 2.5% withanolides.
CBD in 2023: A recap of regulatory inaction, scientific milestones, and social progress
Also, what to watch in 2024.
Standardized black seed oil may support acne prone skin according to a recent study
The oil, standardized to 3% thymoquinone and less than 2% free fatty acids, was found to inhibit opportunistic pathogens associated with acne.
Nutritional Outlook’s 2023 Best of the Industry Awards, Ingredient Supplier: PLT Health Solutions
2023 was a prolific year for the research-rich supplier, which announced or submitted for publication five separate branded ingredient studies this year.
Open Book Extracts announces founding membership in One Hemp, a coalition of CBD industry stakeholders
Open Book Extracts is joined by BayMedica, Charlotte's Web, Hemp Beverage Alliance, Kazmira, Mad Tasty, and WYLD, among many others, in joining One Hemp.
New nutricosmetic ingredient SelectSieve Glitter addresses skin hyperpigmentation
The ingredient is a blend of botanical extracts from olive byproduct and licorice root.
Ginger extract from OmniActive Health Technologies may help manage occasional constipation
A recent study found that a standardized ginger extract called Gingever from OmniActive Health Technologies may help manage occasional constipation.
Jiaherb opens certified-organic farm for herbal extracts in China
The farm grows seven of the company’s ingredients: Rhodiola rosea, feverfew, nettle, flaxseed, valerian, Rhapontici radix, and lemon balm.
Sex-positive: Supplements for women's libido are on the rise
As more women seek products to support their sex needs, the availability of women-focused sex-health supplements is growing.
Botanical supplement containing hemp-derived cannabinoids supports sleep and stress in recent study
The product from MDBio contains CBD, CBN, L-theanine, hops oil, valerian oil, and low levels of THC.
Pharmactive announces B Corp certification
B Corp measures management performance on five key impact areas: governance, employees, community, environment, and customers.
Himalaya Wellness touts new PartySmart Gummies for alcohol metabolism support
The product contains “a unique blend of plant-based ingredients, including amla, date palm, turmeric, fenugreek, grape, and ginger,” the firm says.
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