Worries on growing unidentified source of food supplement

If we access to famous social media platforms in Malaysia, namely Facebook and Wechat, there are flooded with advertisements about food supplements. Take a closer look these products are not been given very important information including ingredient list, manufacturer details, and registration with the ministry of health.

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Fundación Terapias Naturales

Este 2019, vamos a empezar a tratar temas a nivel nacional, para así dar mayor visibilidad a las particularidades de cada mercado y de cada país en el cual estamos presentes.

Como primera publicación, quiero hacer eco de la creación de esta fundación cuyo objetivo es salvaguardar nuestros productos frente a unas autoridades que van en contra de nuestros intereses.

En respuesta a los continuos ataques, por parte de las autoridades, a la utilización de plantas y otras terapias naturales, el pasado 22 de noviembre se creó la Fundación de Terapias Naturales (http://www.fundaciontn.es) para dar respaldo a los numerosos pacientes que prefieren los remedios naturales a los compuestos químicos.

En España, más del 25% de la población reconoce la eficacia de dichas terapias naturales, según la web medicosnaturistas.es. Este valor representa a más de 11 millones de personas.

Uno de los aspectos más criticados por las autoridades es la falta de soporte científico. Por información, solo una simple búsqueda en PubMed bajo el criterio de extracto de planta, da por un resultado de más de 180’000 publicaciones.

Como último dato, un mercado que genera más de 200 billones de dólares al año a nivel mundial, no puede estar equivocado del todo.

Continuará…

Axel Salomon

European Sales Director


Natural Therapies Foundation

With this 2019, we will begin to address issues at the national level, in order to give greater visibility to the particularities of each market and each country in which we are present.

As a first publication, I want to echo the creation of this Spanish foundation whose objective is to safeguard our products against authorities that go against our interests.

In response to the continuous attacks, on the part of the authorities, to the use of plants and other natural therapies, on November 22nd, the Natural Therapies Foundation was created (http://www.fundaciontn.es) to give support to the numerous patients who prefer natural remedies to chemical compounds.

In Spain, more than 25% of the population recognizes the effectiveness of such natural therapies, according to the website medicosnaturistas.es. This value represents more than 11 million people, taking in account an overall population of a little bit more than 45 million people.

One of the aspects most criticized by the authorities is the lack of scientific support. For information, only a simple search in PubMed under the criterion of plant extract, results in more than 180,000 publications.

As the latest data, a market that generates more than 200 billion dollars a year worldwide, cannot be wrong at all.

To be continued…

Aggiornamento lista italiana delle sostanze e preparati vegetali ammessi negli integratori alimentari

Si dice sempre che l’anno nuovo porti delle novità… ecco la prima che mi fa piacere segnalare e condividere.

Lo scorso 09 gennaio, data di entrata in effetto dell’ormai ben noto Decreto Ministeriale 10 agosto 2018 [1], è stato emanato un nuovo D.M. con cui si aggiorna e sostituisce l’Allegato 1 di agosto.

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Even the city’s air makes us fat!

It is impossible to avoid air pollution in urban areas. In fact, the WHO estimated that 92% of the world’s population lives in places where air quality levels exceed “WHO’s Ambient Air quality guidelines,” particularly with respect to the smallest particles, those with a diameter of less than 2.5 micrometers (PM2.5). These particles are considered to be the most hazardous, as they can penetrate deep into the lungs, pass to the bloodstream and cause severe cardiovascular, cerebrovascular and respiratory damage.

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INNOPREFAT Milestone Reached: Microencapsulation of Metabolaid through Spray Drying with Inulin and Maltodextrin.

We are very happy to inform that we have successfully completed the task regarding microencapsulation of Metabolaid, which is part of the INNOPREFAT project, a H2020 SME instrument phase II project. Microencapsulation has been successfully performed using inulin and maltodextrin as encapsulation agents.
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mHealth: Are we ready for it?

Mobile and wearable technologies are advancing at an alarming rate, with a special focus in consumer health. We have recently heard of the Apple watch becoming the first FDA-approved wearable device that can perform electrocardiograms.

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Food Ingredients Asia 2018 in Jakarta

Fi Asia 2018 took place at the beginning of this month in Jakarta (Indonesia). According to the organizers, the event keeps on breaking records not only of attendance but also of exhibitors. The health food market continues to grow in Indonesia at an accelerated pace motivated by the growth of the standard of living and the awareness of the population of the importance of prevention rather than cure.

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Health Ingredients Japan: ZeroPollution© presentation

Dr. Nuria Caturla, New Product Development Manager, presented ZeroPollution© on last 5th October during Health Ingredients Japan held in Tokyo Big Sight venue.

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Successful results from the 2nd Year of the R&D Project “AVANZA-S”: New Healthy food products and advanced packaging solutions.

The Centre for Industrial and Technology Development (CDTI, for its name in Spanish) of the Spanish Ministry of Economy has reviewed and certified the second year of the R&D project “Research and experimental development of new healthy food products and advanced packaging solutions” (AVANZA-S).

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