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Omega 3 industry fights back: Study shows Australian and New Zealand supplements “clearly meet” label claims

Australian and New Zealand fish oil products meet omega-3 PUFA specifications, and are not oxidized, according to an industry-funded study.

Australian supplement body enthusiastic about higher level health claims plan

Australian trade body Complementary Medicines Australia (CMA) has given its seal of approval to proposed new regulations that propose a ‘third health claim pathway’ for supplements.

CVD: Blinkered training pushes young doctors away from supplements

Doctors show low willingness to recommend omega-3s to their patients because the training they received lacked any attention to nutrition and lifestyle.

Finding the fish: Rethinking nutrition amid modern diets

In a perfect world you would get all the omega-3s you need by eating fish, but less than 10% of Australian adults consume the required level of fish regularly, writes Gerald...

Australian infant formula manufacturer Bellamy’s facing boardroom battle

Australian infant formula firm Bellamy’s is facing further turmoil after a major shareholder demanded the removal of four of the company’s board directors.

Aussie Manuka honey found to have same anti-bacterial properties as famed NZ counterpart

Like its more popular New Zealand version, Australian Manuka honey has also been found to contain powerful antibacterial properties, leading to hopes it could tap into the lucrative medicinal honey...

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How Australia’s omega-3 map will feed frenzied fatty acid research

“We are building it while we’re flying it,” says William Harris, the distinguished American omega-3 researcher, of a mapping project to find out the true level of omega-3s in Australians’...

GI-reducing formula achieves ‘record low’ levels in white bread

Holista CollTech says recent tests have shown its GI-reducing Panatura GI formula has recorded even lower results in ‘clean label’ white bread.

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Every bit matters: Why we need to talk about excipients

The food industry is experiencing growth in the demand for natural products, as people become more savvy and selective about what they put into their bodies. Consumers are willing to...

'Alarming' rates of iron deficiency in Australian Indigenous children, study finds

A study of school children in a Northern Territory Indigenous community has found that around half are iron-deficient, leading researchers to claim it is a major public health problem.

Vitaco deal enters final stage, but fellow Australian firm Nature’s Care to stay in private ownership

The Federal Court of Australia has approved the takeover of vitamin firm Vitaco by Chinese investors, with the deal now officially entering the “completion stage”.

Australian oats study provides hope of boosting cholesterol-fighting properties of other cereals

Researchers have identified a new mechanism for how oats reduce the amount of cholesterol in the blood stream, thereby lowering the risk of heart disease.

Rapid iron infusion trial to tackle widespread deficiency among children in Australia’s Northern Territory

A project in Australia’s Northern Territory is to trial giving anaemic children rapid iron infusions before they are discharged from hospital in an attempt to reduce the risk of ongoing...

Iron deficiency more prevalent in Australia than people think

One-in-ten non-pregnant young women in Australia have an iron deficiency, which is also estimated to be highly prevalent in indigenous communities, researchers say.

Australians’ poor diets leading to unexpected cases of scurvy

A historical disease caused by a lack of vitamin C and associated with old-world sailors, it appears that scurvy is reappearing in Australia due to poor modern dietary habits.

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BioMedica Nutraceuticals scoops ANS company of the year award

Australian firm BioMedica was named company of the year Australian Naturopathic Summit ANS Awards. 

Phytosterol warning: Fat used in ‘lower cholesterol’ products impacts performance

The type of fat used as a carrier for phytosterol in fortified foods and drinks could have a major impact on the ability of the ingredient to lower cholesterol, according...

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Vitamins, supplements and intelligent ageing

They say that grey hair is a symbol of wisdom. This is so true as many Australian seniors are now taking a more proactive approach to their own healthcare by...

Winter mothers more likely to develop gestational diabetes: Population-based study

Women whose babies are conceived in winter are more likely to develop gestational diabetes during pregnancy, with a lack of vitamin D during these months one of the likely factors,...

Australia’s favourite vitamin brand revealed as data shows almost 45% regularly take a supplement

Almost 9m Aussies (44.2% of the population) regularly take vitamins, minerals or supplements, with Nature’s Own being the most widely consumed brand, according to new research.

Medlab announces first Australian cannabis trial for cancer pain as nutraceutical sales soar

Australian company Medlab Clinical Limited is preparing to start Australia’s first clinical trial using cannabis for oncology patients suffering intractable pain.

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Protect IP and introduce market exclusivity to boost nutrition R&D in Australia, says CMA

Better protection of intellectual property and a period of market exclusivity for innovative products would help improve research and development in Australia, claims trade body Complementary Medicines Australia.

Authorities probing alleged insider trading in lead up to Vitaco takeover

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission is investigating alleged suspicious trading in the run-up to the announcement of a takeover at Australian supplement firm Vitaco.

Kids with vitamin D deficiency more likely to develop asthma: 10-year study

Children with vitamin D deficiency are more likely to develop asthma, a 10-year study of children in Perth, Australia, has discovered.

Australian cannabis-based supplements set for European market amid global expansion drive

Australian manufacturer of pharmaceutical grade cannabis and hemp-based products Creso Pharma has sealed deals to launch its nutraceuticals in two European markets.

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