Probiota Insights: Is a probiotic EFSA claim possible?

Probiota Insights: Is a probiotic EFSA claim possible?

We've seen hundreds of rejections in the past 10 years. But industry remains bullish that an EFSA-approved health claim is not only possible ... but getting very close. 

Cutting out the ‘cowboys’: Let’s get serious on botanical adulteration

Cutting out the ‘cowboys’: Let’s get serious on botanical adulteration

Experts make the case for European vitamin D fortification strategy

Experts make the case for European vitamin D fortification strategy

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Equol-ibrium shifts: Gut bacteria's abilty to process soy linked to heart protection

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Herbal supplements all too often ignore underlying principles, experts say

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Vitamin B’s vaginal benefits: Supplementation boosts conventional yeast infection treatment, RCT finds

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Irish study says people with highest dairy consumption have lower BMI

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An apple, or five, a day could help keep COPD away in men who smoke, research suggests

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Herbalife has announced a joint venture with TCM firm Tasly.

Herbalife unveils China TCM joint venture as it posts flat full-year sales for 2016

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Formulating a plan: How manufacturers are rising to the botanical formulation challenge

Strong results reiterate Glanbia's nutrition focus; as firm announces Dairy Ireland spin-off

Strong results reiterate Glanbia's nutrition focus; as firm announces Dairy Ireland spin-off

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Celebrity superfood endorsements drive botanical demand

Wellness teas are driving botanical beverage growth

Wellness teas are driving botanical beverage growth

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What connects crickets, coffee & mushrooms in a sustainable urban food loop? This Danish start-up's protein juice

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Wales economy secretary Ken Skates meets Acerchem officials in Shanghai.

China nutraceutical firm unveils plans for European R&D and manufacturing base in Wales

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Continued buzz about mercury in fish could bolster omega-3 supplements

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Precedent setting: The development and legacy of the GOED monograph

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Regulation & Policy

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Campaigners launch fresh attack on pesticide mixtures in EU food

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Has the EU Commission given up on defending the market of botanicals?

Pharma transition: European court ruling allows medicine brand names a 2022 claims exemption

Pharma transition: European court ruling allows medicine brand names a 2022 claims exemption

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"Supplementing prebiotics in the diet may help delay or prevent comorbidities associated with obesity," wrote the researchers. Image © iStock/Kenishirotie

Prebiotics may lower markers of obesity-associated inflammation: Human data

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Probiotics may offer relief for allergy sufferers: RCT data

The relatively high-altitude habitat for V. glaucoalbum may be responsible for the high levels of anthocyanins and antioxidant activity.

Berries from Tibetan Himalayas have ‘great functional food potential’: China research

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Gut bacteria linked to development of Alzheimer’s disease: Mouse data

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Can vitamin D make you stronger? Study makes a case

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Go with the grain: Gut health boost linked to whole-grain diet

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