The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is standing by its 2007 proposed rule that denies certain nutrient content claims for foods and supplements that contain DHA, EPA and ALA. This final rule inks the agency’s thinking on the matter without any substantive changes from the 2007 publication.
Landing, NJ—New data published in PLoS One suggest that a branded curcumin (BCM-95 from Dolcas Biotech, based here) may have some positive effects on cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy. Researchers hypothesize the nutrient sensitizes cells to chemotherapeutics so the treatment is more effective and may also have some direct effects on cancer cells.
Nutrition Research has published one of the largest studies on the benefits of krill oil to date. The research was conducted on a branded krill ingredient (Superba, from Aker BioMarine Antarctic AS, based in Oslo, Norway).
Ham Lake, MN—Bioenergy Life Science, based here, recently made public the results of a small-animal study in which the effects of caffeine and/or their branded ribose ingredient (Bioenergy) were tested on fatigued subjects.