Winter 2005 Issue - Contents

 

CRN: Safety evaluation of vitamin and mineral supplements - An international comparison

Supplemental intakes of nutrients provide established benefits for many persons, especially those in specific age and gender groups. Because of the tendency toward increased consumption by persons seeking to achieve such health benefits, several government institutions have developed—as part of a greater emphasis on self health-care—recommendations on tolerable upper intake levels (UL) for nutrients, in terms of both total dietary intake and supplementary amounts.

Added fibre in foods - some technical issues

Japan was possibly the first country to look at adding fibre to foods and beverages, but now this trend has spread to the rest of the world, where the fibre intake is much lower than the Recommended Daily Intake (RDI) of approx 30g per day. Ingesting fibre can prevent constipation, hypertension, growth of intestinal pathogens, and has even been linked to the prevention of obesity, cancer, heart disease and diabetes.

The range of fibres available to manufacturers, and ultimately to the consumer, is so wide that there are some really great opportunities to make a difference - but also some real challenges for the food technician.

 

Modified starches substitute gum arabic

The production of gum arabic is concentrated mostly in Sub-Saharan-Africa and is extracted from Acacia senegal and Acacia seyal trees. Gum arabic is used in many applications, for example as a thickener and emulsifier in food and drinks.

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Croda

Targets joint health

Lonza

L-Carnipure and Fatty Acid Oxidation

Biogaia

Developments in probiotics

Carotech

Vitamin E do more harm...

Added fibre in foods

DSM launches Pepto-Pro

Food Systems All in one

Ajimoto

increases Aspartame production

J.O.Sims expands in exotics

Keivit, the spray drying specialist

Hat trick for ORAFTI at Ingredients Russia

NSF International

Standards for food, water and nutritional supplements

Palatinose

A new carbohydrate

Modified starches substitute gum arabic

Valensa

Supplier of superficial CO2 botanical extracts

 

Safety evaluation of vitamin and mineral supplements

CRN Members

Pilot clinical study of Neopuntia on fat binding

Kemin Foods changes name

Introduction to the American Herbal

Pharmocopoeia® by Roy Upton

Enachi skin serum

An innovative unique product

Astaxanthin

A new cosmeceutical agent for skin care

 

 

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People have never been more interested in what goes into their food than they are today. The vast array of products that now line our supermarket shelves, with their various health claims constantly fuel this interest. The global nutraceuticals market continues to be an enterprising division of the food industry. Emerging from a niche marketplace, nutraceuticals are experiencing great success, and have secured their position in the mainstream market category.

Large food and pharmaceutical companies have become major players in the global functional food marketplace. It is a common belief that nutraceuticals are at the frontier of exceptional influence on disease prevention and health promotion.

The ever-growing possibilities for the application of nutraceuticals in health promotion and performance enhancement will be discussed in depth at Vitafoods International 2005, being held from 10-12 May, at the Geneva Palexpo, in Switzerland. Following the success of Vitafoods International 2004, the global nutraceutical event is set to make an even bigger impression this year, with an expected growth of 15%. The 8th annual Vitafoods event is a must-see exhibition for people in the industry interested in the latest innovations in nutraceuticals, cosmeceuticals or the most recent research findings on dietary supplements and functional foods and drinks.

The exhibition is the largest of its kind in Europe and leading companies exhibiting this year include; DSM, Cognis, Lipid Nutrition, Glanbia, Borculo Domo, Cardinal Health, Frutarom, Kemin, Linnea, Lonza, ADM, Croda, Swiss Caps, Watson Foods, Indena and Gelcaps.

Also in this edition of Nutraceuticals Now you will read articles involving cosmeceutical products. Cosmeceuticals may be defined as biologically active hair care, skincare and cosmetic products that in addition to their beauty benefits also focus on certain health concerns. As with the nutraceuticals industry, cosmeceutical technologies are constantly progressing as new developments in raw materials fuel the continuing thirst for new and better products. The skincare industry is a booming sector with vast scope and funding for further development.

In this issue of Nutraceuticals Now, you will read a small selection of articles on cosmeceuticals. Our summer issue however, will include a special focus on up to date developments in the cosmeceutical industry.

I would like to wish you all a successful visit to Vitafoods.

Sadie Harley
Assistant Editor,
Nutraceuticals Now

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