Research & Development: use of the Primary Reference Standards

The Nutraceutical sector is increasingly mature and the Quality Control of the ingredients is more demanding. For this reason, the sector should think about the use of the Primary Reference Standards for the quantification of actives in botanical extracts.

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New rules! Same problems! III part

In my previous post, I talked about why the regulatory aspect is as important as the efficacy when we are developing a new product or ingredient.

Following this line, today, I would to talk about the principal problem of the EFSA Health Claims regulation, from a user point of view.

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Chinese nutraceutical industry background and future

Natural & green”, “holistic healthcare concept” and “evidence based healthcare studies” are the uprising elements in nutraceutical industry, which these elements are complimenting to the Chinese medicinal and health care philosophy. Talk about trend of “Natural & green” especially emphasizing high natural purity and unpolluted are the most discussed topics among all. Since China has join the WTO, Chinese medicinal & nutraceutical industry is one of the most bullish among all manufacturing industries because it enjoys the most advantages.Firstly, Chinese supplements are using up.

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Do you find differences in the quantification of actives in botanical extracts?

Botanical extracts contain many substances from the plant, among them main actives, which are the ones that give the extract functionality, and other substances that sometimes have synergistic activity.

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