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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The review of Monteloeder Digitalization through Smart HealthCare Conference in South Korea.

Todays’ healthcare system has recognized the advantages of using big data to improve the quality of healthcare.

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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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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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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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MetabolAid Workshop: The attendees enjoyed themselves and participated a lot.

Monteloeder’s workshop about MetabolAid and digital technologies took place last week during Vitafoods Asia.

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Manuscript: Metabolaid® Combination of Lemon Verbena and Hibiscus Flower Extract

We are happy to announce that a new study with our weight loss product Metabolaid has been recently published.

In this report, our experts Dr. Nuria Caturla and Dr. Jonathan Jones identify the mechanisms of action of the ingredient, as well as the synergisms of its components.

Specifically, Metabolaid was shown, in mice, to increase AMPK expression in the adipose tissue and liver, which acts as a metabolic switch in the cells, activating lipid degradation and inhibiting adipogenesis. Also, the ingredient acts upon the appetite-regulating gut hormones adiponectin and leptin.

These effects resulted in the treated mice, which were on a high-fat diet, to weigh less, present less body fat, improved lipidic and glycemic blood profile, and less proinflammatory markers when compared to control mice on the same diet. A

nother relevant result is that Metabolaid presented similar or better results than Garcinia cambogia, which was used at 2.5 times higher dosage.

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The Asia Pacific Nutraceutical Product Market

Nutraceuticals are provide essential nutrients as dietary supplements and functional foods and beverage including the prevention or treatment of a disease and also, reduce the cost of high healthcare. The growing awareness regarding the consumption of healthy foods will result in increased demand for nutraceuticals more.

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