Supplier Briefs: December 2011

Robinson Pharma Inc. of Santa Ana, CA made a major donation to Vitamin Angels. The firm will underwrite vitamin A therapy for 40,000 children...

Scientific Excellence Award Given at SupplySide West

Las Vegas, NV—Three raw materials suppliers were named the winners of the SupplySide West 2011 Scientific Excellence Awards. The tradeshow was held October 10–14,...

Vitamin B5 Benefits Heart Health

New York, NY—A bioavailable form of vitamin B5 (Pantesin, a form of pantethine, developed by Kyowa Hakko USA) may help reduce cholesterol levels within...

Probiotic May Bolster Flu Vaccine’s Effects

Bioscience company Chr. Hansen completed new research on a branded probiotic strain (L. casei 431, Lactobacillus paracase) and whether it benefits immunity against influenza...

Supplier Briefs: November 2011

Aker BioMarine, with U.S. headquarters in Seattle, WA, has asked the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to reexamine a new patent Neptune received for...

Branded Ingredient Benefits Menopausal Women

Santa Fe, MN­–New data published in Phytotherapy Research indicates that an herbal combination ingredient benefits women in all phases of menopause. The combination of Cynanchum...

Brown Seaweed Supports Healthy Blood Sugar

A 23-person clinical trial conducted at Laval University in Quebec, Canada, has confirmed that brown seaweed (InSea2, innoVactiv, Inc., based in Quebec, Canada) positively...

Supplier Briefs: October 2011

Oslo, Norway-based Hofseth Biocare chose TSI Health Sciences of Missoula, MT to  distribute its omega-3 ingredients. According to a press statement, “Hofseth Biocare holds...

New Data: Cranberry Ingredient Prevents UTIs

A branded cranberry extract (PACran from Decas Botanical Synergies) was showed in a clinical trial to help prevent urinary tract infections (UTIs) in women....

Portal Launched for Reporting AERs

Rockville, MD—The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has developed a new tool where adverse events from dietary supplements can be reported. Available at www.fda.gov/Food/DietarySupplements/ GuidanceComplianceRegulatoryInformation/ucm267384.htm,...