Nutrition

Algatechnologies is launching AstaPure 5% natural astaxanthin oleoresin and is lloking to win the category's first health claim. Image: Algatechnologies

Health claims hole fails to dampen astaxanthin growth

By Lynda Searby

Algatechnologies is targeting the food supplements sector with a new grade of natural astaxanthin oleoresin, as interest in the carotenoid as a skin, eye and heart health ingredient builds.

Big future forecast for pre- and probiotics

Dispatches from Microbiota 2011

Big future forecast for pre- and probiotics

By Shane Starling

The Boston-based Human Microbiome Project is three years into a five-year project that is throwing up revelations about how human microorganisms behave – and its leader predicts a big future for pre- and probiotics.

The grey area between beauty claims and health claims

The grey area between beauty claims and health claims

Are beauty from within products covered by the health claims regulation? Eversheds lawyer Owen Warnock explains the grey area between beauty and health – and why the lack of clarity may eventually go to court.

Innéov failed but Unilever hopes for skin health claim win

Innéov failed but Unilever hopes for skin health claim win

By Shane Starling

Unilever has submitted a health claim dossier to the European Food Safety Authority for a skin health food supplement composed of a similar formulation to the market leading Innéov product that had its skin health claim rejected in May this year.

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