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Vitamin E bioavailability considerations for maximized health benefits
Vitamin E bioavailability considerations for maximized health benefits
Vitamin E is a group of eight fat-soluble, antioxidant tocopherol and tocotrienol compounds that play important roles in many of the body's biological functions. Supplemental vitamin E health benefits have focused on the bioavailability differences bet...
Growing a healthy children's market
Growing a healthy children's market
If you're of a certain age, you likely remember those metallic-yet-sweet-flavored Flintstones vitamins, as they were pretty much the only children's multi available. And for the most part, moms didn't feel we needed anything more — other than mak...
Conventional retailers are sourcing more natural, organic brands
Conventional retailers are sourcing more natural, organic brands
Recent data shows that conventional stores are leading sales growth in the natural products channel. According to Natural Foods Merchandiser, conventional retailers account for 44 percent ($61.5 billion) of natural and organic food sales last year, whi...
2017 plant protein ingredient update
2017 plant protein ingredient update
In 2013, the 68th UN General Assembly declared that 2016 would be the International Year of Pulses. And boy, did they call that one.
FDA may soon make call on whether to add new dietary fibers
FDA may soon make call on whether to add new dietary fibers
After months of deliberations, FDA officials should be getting close to releasing a determination on whether 26 commonly used food ingredients — including inulin, soluble corn fiber and sugarcane fiber — would be classified as dietary fiber...
Swallowable sensors could revolutionize understanding of nutrition's impact on gut health
Swallowable sensors could revolutionize understanding of nutrition's impact on gut health
A breakthrough swallowable capsule could revolutionize understanding of the gut microbiome, and the role nutrition can play in modulating it. The first human trials were recently conducted by researchers at RMIT in Melbourne on 7 healthy individuals on...