It’s a very ‘first world’ approach, this seeking a product to cure our current and prevent future health problems. The idea that a food supplement or a pill can magically prevent disease is very alluring and much of the complementary therapy industry uses this allure to attract business.
Submissions are being sought on Application A1074 - Minimum L-histidine in Infant Formula Products, which involves a proposed change to infant formula requirements in the Food Standards Code.
By activating a protein called osteocalcin and producing optimal binding of calcium in the bones, and by improving the collagen status in bone, uniK2 is claimed to be effective in improving bone quality and strength.
The Frutarom immune health portfolio includes highly bioavailable forms of minerals such as copper and zinc, as well as Echinacea and Pelargonium-based ingredients.
LycoRed has developed formulations designed for hair and nail nutrition based on vitamin B complex and amino acids. The systems are made using LycoRed’s microencapsulation technology.
After primarily being used in topical cosmetic products, collagen successfully entered the dietary supplements and health and nutrition products market before becoming an essential ingredient for the rocketing nutricosmetics market.
A study gauging the impact of consuming more fish oil showed a marked reduction both in inflammation and anxiety among a cohort of healthy young people.
Salkat offers an extensive range of nutritional and functional ingredients including Hytolive, an Extra Virgin Olive Oil that is all natural and highly bioavailable. With high-purity hydroxytyrosol, a non-toxic antioxidant shown to protect and prevent brain deterioration, Hytolive is stable at high temperatures, is both water and fat soluble and is suitable for both functional foods and dietary supplements.
A pioneering Australian research alliance is leading the international race to break the world’s reliance on fish stocks for its supply of the vital dietary nutrient, long-chain omega-3.
Resveratrol, an organic compound found in red wine, is claimed to have the ability to neutralise the toxic effects of proteins linked to Alzheimer’s disease, according to research led by Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Professor Peter M Tessier.
LycoRed has released Lyc-O-Mega, a vegetarian omega-3 source. This ingredient is fish odour free and is produced DHA algae oil, making it especially suitable for vegetarians.
Interest in food and drinks carrying gut or digestive health claims appears to be continuing unabated, at least as far as food and drinks companies are concerned.
Norway is one of the countries responsible for the production of fish oils and omega-3. Over 40% of the world’s omega-3 oils in food and food supplements originate there.
Cognitive health is a growing area of the functional food, beverage and dietary supplement markets as maintaining cognitive performance has become an increasingly vital requirement of an active way of life. Also, an active senior population is growing and seeking to delay cognitive decline. As a consequence, more people are searching for natural solutions for improved cognitive function.
The Australis Food Group has released Lupin8 in the US. The product, already available in Australia, combines natural ingredients to create a nutritious satiety product.