Does vitamin D belong on the Nutrition Facts panel?

NYU professor questions supplements; vitamin D expert supports efficacy of oral forms

Does vitamin D belong on the Nutrition Facts panel?

By Maggie Hennessy

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...

Active duty Marine's energy shot packs mega doses of vitamins

Active duty Marine's energy shot packs mega doses of vitamins

By Hank Schultz

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...

“What we did see, and this was interesting, that the vitamin content of samples stored in fridge for a little time, in every single case, always decreased from their fresh counterparts. And in many cases, the frozen version was superior to fresh-stored,

Frozen produce may retain vitamins better than fresh stored: study

By Maggie Hennessy

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...

Green bull? ‘Natural energy’ grows health claim wings

By Diana Cowland

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 buys Louisiana depression food firm

Nestlé buys Louisiana depression food firm


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.

Moringa oleifera seedpods (picture: Forest & Kim Starr)

Superfood alert: Could Moringa oleifera be the next baobab?

By Elaine Watson

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.

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