After a couple of record-breaking years, dietary supplement usage is returning to pre-pandemic levels. Data from CRN’s 2022 Consumer Survey on Dietary Supplements shows that 75% of Americans are using dietary supplements, down from 80% in 2021.
Ingredient supplier DSM Nutritional Products filed a citizen petition to the FDA, suggesting an amendment to allow brands to use simpler vitamin names on pack instead of chemical nomenclature, in an effort to appease consumers looking for ‘recognizable...
Food is fun. But not everyone has the time or energy to prepare three nutritionally-balanced meals every day, and brands that do all the hard work for you have big growth potential, claims UK-based Huel, which is making its US debut this summer with “perfectly...
Soylent – which had a rocky few months at the end of 2016 marred by recalls of its powdered beverage and food bar and a public squabble with a supplier – is hoping to start 2017 in a more positive light with the launch of two new ready-to-drink products.
McMinnville, Oregon-based snack manufacturer Betty Lou’s has reassured customers that the gastrointestinal problems some consumers have reported after consuming Soylent bars “did not originate from our facility.”
Soylent has temporarily halted shipments of its new Soylent bar amid reports that “a small number of our customers have experienced gastrointestinal issues” after consuming it, but says the cause of the problem remains a mystery.
Manufacturers have been ‘cleaning up’ food labels for years, but the pressure to oust 'unpronounceable' ingredients has now become so great that important vitamins and minerals (which often have chemical-sounding names) are also being ditched...
A greater percentage of Non-Hispanic Blacks may be below the Estimated Average Requirements (EARs) for calcium, magnesium, vitamins A and D relative to Non-Hispanic Whites across all ages, says a new study.
Huge proportions of the US population are consuming sub-optimal levels of vitamin E, according to a new study from DSM Nutritional Products and Cornell University which raises questions about potential detrimental health effects.
FoodState, the makers of the MegaFood line of dietary supplements, has entered into a new supply deal that will allow it to cobrand some of its supplements with the name of Lundberg Family Farms, the California rice grower.
B vitamins may protect against age-related brain wasting, but only in people with high omega-3 levels, says a new study from the University of Oxford that extends our understanding of how nutrients work together.
A new group called the Global Nutrition & Health Alliance has formed with the mission to clarify the role of food fortification and nutritional supplementation. The issue of the role of these nutrients in the diet is still a matter of some confusion,...
Just months after Kashi agreed to settle a California class action lawsuit accusing it of deceptively advertising its wares as ‘all-natural’, a judge has allowed most claims in a similar class action brought in Florida to proceed.
NYU professor questions supplements; vitamin D expert supports efficacy of oral forms
FDA proposals to list "added sugars" on the Nutrition Facts panel have already generated heated debate, so it's unsurprising that its plan to include vitamin D is proving equally controversial, with critics claiming it could encourage over-consumption...
The majority of the leading US supplement companies are working on using non-GMO ingredients in their formulations, said Cal Bewicke, CEO of Ethical Naturals Inc (ENI), as the company launches non-GMO vitamin C.
Kellogg subsidiary Kashi has joined a growing list of big food companies that have agreed to stop using the term ‘all-natural’ to describe certain products in response to a tidal wave of civil litigation over the controversial term.
Battlefield experience in Afghanistan gave Marine Corps Maj. Robert Dyer a good idea of what he wanted in a supplement. And surving the stress of being a forward air controller in the combat zone helped him weather the stress of launching a new supplement...
The new non-GMO formulations of Original Cheerios and Grape Nuts might be made without ingredients from genetically engineered crops, but they also come with fewer vitamins - although brand owners General Mills and Post Foods won’t say why.
Frozen produce is statistically equal to fresh when it comes to vitamin and mineral content, and retains vitamins equally so or better than produce stored in the refrigerator for a few days, according to a recent study from the University of Georgia in...
The EU energy market is set to grow by €1bn by 2017 and much of that could come from ‘natural energy’, a sub-sector that has been boosted by recent health claim approvals, says Euromonitor International analyst, Diana Cowland.
Nestlé has bought its second brain health-focused medical foods start-up in eight months after snaffling Red River Pharma-owned Pamlab which makes high-dose vitamin supplements targeting depression, diabetes and Alzheimer’s.
‘Tremendous opportunities’ await the nutrition industry as it embarks upon a modernized scientific approach to address nutrition, health/wellness and aging, says the Chief Executive Officer of a Silicon Valley company at the cutting edge of R&D.
A nutrient powerhouse to rival baobab, Moringa oleifera is starting to attract growing interest in the US dietary supplement and food industry, with a segment due to air on Dr Oz tonight predicted to prompt a surge in demand.
The firm behind ‘breathable’ caffeine shot AeroShot Energy has promised to amend its marketing to make it clear that it should be ingested – and not inhaled – following a warning letter from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Vitaminwater, a Coca-Cola owned company, has been running a three-step Facebook campaign designed to determine consumers’ tastes in order to launch a new flavor of its low-calorie, nutrient enhanced drink next spring.
China-based ZMC has received USP (United States Pharmacopeia) verification for its natural and synthetic vitamin E ingredients, adding weight to the group’s message that quality is determined by how an ingredient is made and not where it is made.