Feeding infants an omega-3-supplemented formula led to longer and heavier children, compared to a control formula, says a study funded by Mead Johnson Nutrition and the National Institutes of Health....
Five countries recommend folate and folic acid consumption around conception above and beyond World Health Organisation (WHO) guidelines, while five others dismiss supplementation as unnecessary, report finds.
Coming up with that killer idea for a cool functional food or drink that consumers will love may be a tough ask. But designing it to deliver can be even...
Maple syrup polyphenols may work in synergy with antibiotics by weakening bacteria, and significantly increasing antibiotic efficacy.
Marine resources provide a 'rich reservoir' of bioactives and nutraceuticals, say researchers looking into novel marine functional ingredients.
Supplements are back in the headlines, with sensationalist and worrying headlines based on old research and a university press release. Is this the new normal for the dietary supplements industry?
Patients with a lower pre-hospital vitamin D status are more likely to suffer from ‘delirium’ when hospitalised, say researchers.
Dietary supplements with garlic (Allium sativum) may beneficially affect blood pressure for hypertensives, says a meta-analysis of 7 randomized controlled trials.
Food supplements containing highly bioactive prenylated flavonoids could provide industry with ‘promising nutraceuticals with impressive biological activities’, say researchers. However finding the right enzymes or biotransformation process to produce these...
A mixture of green algae extracts may lower body fat and improve lean mass in rats fed a high carbohydrate, high fat diet, says new study.
Vitamin E may help maintain levels of DHA in the brain, says a new study with zebrafish funded by the National Institutes of Health.
An encapsulation complex made up of gelatin and sodium hexametaphosphate could enable stable microencapsulation of fish oil with multiple lipophilic bioactive compounds, say researchers.
A modern Western diet and lifestyle is linked to a lower diversity of bacteria in the gut, say researchers.
Adding soluble fiber to a tea that is consumed along with a meal can increase satiety hormones and decrease hunger in health men and women, say results of randomized, double-blind,...
Supplementation with a multi-species probiotic may be associated with lower feelings of sadness and less focus on bad feelings and experiences from the past, say researchers.
Maternal deprivation of essential omega-3 fatty acids has a significant impact on the development of the brain, in particular dendrite maturation and synaptic connectivity, say researchers.
A deficiency in amino acid arginine could be a ‘novel and potentially critical’ cause for Alzheimer’s disease, according to new research.
The popular probiotic Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG may work by acting as 'a facilitator' that modifies and promotes the activity of other gut bacteria, say scientists.
Daily consumption of supplements containing kiwifruit-derived nutritional ingredients may increase bowel movements in healthy individuals, says a new study from New Zealand.
Higher vitamin D levels at middle age may pre-determine better cognitive outcomes later in life, according to a 13-year follow-up study.
Supplements of vitamin D during pregnancy may increase birth weight and length of newborns, says a new systematic review and meta-analysis of 13 randomized controlled trials.
Isomalt can be used to protect the ascorbic acid content of apple snacks during baking, say researchers.
Supplements containing vitamin K1 (phylloquinone) may improve glycemic status and insulin sensitivity for premenopausal and pre-diabetic women, says a new study.
An association between muscle-building supplements and testicular cancer is stronger for young men and long periods of use - with a 177% increased risk for those who mix supplements, warn scientists....
High-dose sodium supplements do not impact temperature regulation, heart rate, or performance in endurance athletes, say researchers.