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New Choline Gummie Supplements Meet An Important Need In Young Children

Research over the years has shown that the brains of infants and young children are healthier when their moms supplement their pregnancy diets with larger doses of the vitamin-like essential nutrient choline. But choline – found in beef liver and eggs and in supplements – is also essential as children grow, though it can be difficult to get kids to ingest adequate amounts. An entrepreneur is trying to solve that problem with the launch of a gummie supplement that makes that task easier. Sarah Kline, founder of Austin, Texas-based BestCholine, begins shipping her choline supplement this month in 500mg capsules, the amount recommended by the American Medical Association. Her marketing challenge is twofold: spreading the word about her

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"Kids Need Choline Too: Supplement Start-Up BestCholine Launches Choline Gummies",, February 07, 2018

Spain Joins With Food Companies To Make Foods More Healthful

In a comprehensive initiative to make the country’s foods and beverages more healthful, the Spanish health ministry is working with food manufacturers, foodservice companies, and vending machine firms to cut levels of salt, sugar, and fat in more than 3,500 products within two years. The Spanish health minister called the move “a pioneering plan to improve the composition of food, promote the health of Spaniards and prevent chronic diseases.” [ Image credit:  ©  ]

"Spain to Reduce Sugar, Salt and Fat Levels in 3,500 Products", FoodBev, February 06, 2018

Will California Judge Rule That Coffee Can Cause Cancer?

Cancer warnings have multiplied in California since 1986, when the Toxic Enforcement Act took effect. Its purpose was to keep unsafe chemicals out of the water supply and warn of dangerous ingredients elsewhere. A state judge will rule soon on whether the law applies to coffee, which contains the flavorless chemical acrylamide, produced during roasting. Acrylamide is on a list of carcinogens that also cause birth defects or other reproductive harm. Businesses must warn of its presence. The coffee case was filed in 2010 by the nonprofit Council for Education and Research on Toxics, which sued dozens of coffee sellers and manufacturers, including Starbucks and Keurig Green Mountain. The defendants argue, however, that coffee contains only

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"In California, Where Cancer Warnings Abound, Coffee Is Next in Line", The Wall Street Journal, January 24, 2018

Companies, Organizations  

Oral Care Is Concept Behind New Natural Tea Drinks From DoseBiome

Canadian start-up DoseBiome has launched natural oral-care tea drinks that “restore the mouth in between brushing,” according to founder Ted Jin. Qii (pronounced chee) is based on oral microbiome research whose goal is to develop products that give people healthier smiles. It is formulated with a xylitol-based ingredient that reduces harmful bacteria in the mouth, such as S. mutans and P. gingivalis, by up to 80 percent. Qīī is available in Lemongrass Ginger Green Tea and Classic Oolong Tea flavors.

"Qii Redefines the Oral Health Industry With Launch of Proprietary Tea Drinks", News release, DoseBiome, January 09, 2018

Alzheimer’s Risk and Protein Consumption Levels Linked

Australian Food News, February 28, 2018

Dietary Advice Based on the Bacteria in Your Gut

The Wall Street Journal, February 25, 2018

‘Ultra-Processed’ Products Now Half of All UK Family Food Purchases

The Food & Drink Innovation Network, February 06, 2018

Products & Brands  

Detoxwater Adds Kiwi Flavor To Its Line Of Aloe-Infused Waters

Detoxwater has added its sixth flavor, Cryptokiwi – the formula is based on kiwi fruit and cucumber – to its family of RTD beverages made with vitamins, electrolytes, and aloe vera. The company says the new flavor was inspired by “longtime supporter, ambassador, and investor” Mason Plumlee of the NBA’s Denver Nuggets, who says he is “obsessed with Detoxwater.” The company doubled sales in the past year while expanding distribution 300 percent. The brand is available at Kroger, Ralph's, King Soopers, Wegmans, H-E-B, ShopRite and Tops, among others.

"Detoxwater Launches Cryptokiwi", News release, Detoxwater, March 01, 2018

Algalif’s Astaxanthin Awarded Non-GMO Status, January 26, 2018

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