Episodes
How can nutraceutical and food brands meet the growing consumer demand for sustainable packaging? Traditional methods of packaging – both in the nutraceutical industry and the CPG space generally – are often not sustainable, and the rise of the plastic pollution problem necessitates change in the packaging materials we use. Reyna Bryan, President of RCD Packaging Innovation, discusses what her company is doing to innovate in this space, reveals the packaging materials of the future and shares...
Published 04/07/21
Extracted from the slimey coating on brown seaweed types, fucoidan is a dietary fibre with multiple applications in nutraceuticals, delivering potential across gut health, immunity, inflammation, and skin care. A relatively new ingredient, fucoidan excites researchers and experts with its vast array of health benefits. Paul Garrott, CEO and managing director at Marinova, a Tasmanian biotech company specialising in fucoidan, shares an overview of this unique ingredient and its market...
Published 03/17/21
A new standard from the European Committee for Standardisation aims to prevent doping substances in sports nutrition products. On 22 February 2021, Specialised Nutrition Europe (SNE) welcomed the first EU-wide standard to address the presence of doping substances in sports nutrition and food supplements—the https://www.cencenelec.eu/news/brief_news/Pages/TN-2021-010.aspx (CEN “Dietary supplements and sports foods free of doping substances") standard. Aurélie Perrichet, Executive Director at...
Published 03/10/21
Discover trends and emerging ingredients to support new digestive health product launches in Asia. Globally, digestive health is a booming market with strong presence in various geos. Irene Kersbergan, Insights and Innovation manager APAC at https://www.innovamarketinsights.com/ (Innova Market Insights), discusses the importance of this area—focusing specifically in the Asia-Pacific region. Tune in to hear more about: The importance of the digestive health market in the APAC region Why...
Published 02/17/21
We are at the most critical moment in the history of our planet, as man-made changes to the climate threaten our security on Earth. But there is a technology for massive planetary geo-engineering that is tried and tested and available right now. As Diana Martin and Dr Andrew Smith from the Rodale Institute explain, this solution is farming. Specifically, regenerative organic agriculture which could sequester more than 100 percent of current annual CO2 emissions. They’re not joking!...
Published 07/17/18
An oft-overlooked concern for pregnancy and healthy ageing, hyperhomocysteinemia can affect infant development, cognitive health and heart health. Homocysteine is a sulphur-containing amino acid generated from methionine, which is essential. The plasmatic concentration of homocysteine is the result of a strong connection between a person’s dietary habits and their genetic factors, meaning while the percentage of the population at risk is small, it’s crucial to get tested for homocysteine...
Published 06/21/18