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Lafti L10 probiotic shows respiratory benefits for athletes: RCT

Elite athletes are at increased risk of upper respiratory tract illness (URTI), but supplementation with Lactobacillus helveticus probiotics may reduce the duration of the illness, according to data from Serbia....

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What do YOU think about EFSA’s health claim guidance?

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) is asking for comments on its revised scientific and technical guidance for health claim applications.

Garlic consumption affects breast milk, says study

Eating garlic can lead to a garlic smell and the presence of garlic-derived compounds in breast milk, but transmission is more complex than previously thought, according to a new study.

Only 1/5 global population meet 'ideal' vitamin E levels: Review

Only a fifth of the world’s population are receiving the recommended vitamin E intake, a review has concluded, placing a heightened risk for conditions affecting the immune system, cognitive function...

legal uncertainty and B2B marketing rethink on the horizon?

B2B ads are not safe from health claim regulation: EU court confirms

The Court of Justice of the EU has confirmed that commercial communications addressed solely to health professionals must respect the nutrition and health claims regulation (NHCR) like any other marketing...

Ascendis eyes August completion of €170m Scitec deal

South African firm Ascendis Health is aiming to complete its acquisition of sports nutrition company Scitec International by the end of August, with CEO Karsten Wellner expecting strong growth even...

Omega-3s may enhance exercise benefits for people with MetS

A daily dose of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) and oleate – a monounsatured fatty acid (MUFA) – may enhance the beneficial effects of exercise for people with metabolic syndrome.

Fragmented Lactobacillus may slash body fat: RCT

Supplements containing a fragmented Lactobacillus amylovorus CP1563 may help cut body fat levels and trim waist sizes, says a new study from Japan.

Meta-analysis concludes meso-zeaxanthin improves performance of eye health formulations

A new meta-analysis strongly supports the use of meso-zeaxanthin along with lutein and zeaxanthin for use in eye health formulations.

Special Edition: Anti-Aging

Seeing is believing: Managing consumer expectations for beauty from within products

When consumers use beauty-from-within products they expect to see the effects in the mirror, and sometimes quickly, but this is actually more of an opportunity than a challenge, say experts.

EFSA potassium opinion up for debate

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has launched a public opinion on its draft dietary reference values for potassium.

Testing shows some astaxanthin products on shelf can't be proven to come from algae

Not all astaxanthin supplements can prove that the ingredient on the label is derived from algae, according to recent testing conducted by an industry group.

Study shows 3-carotenoid formula boosts visual performance for non-impaired subjects

Researchers in Ireland have concluded via a long term trial that supplementation with three carotenoids—lutein, zeaxanthin and meso-zeaxanthin—can improve the visual performance of subjects who had normal vision to start....

Nutricia withdraws paediatric products: 'Patient protection is of utmost importance'

Danone’s medical nutrition business Nutricia has recalled a batch of its Seravit nutrition product for hospitalised children in the UK and Ireland after it was discovered the products contained too...

Consumer group calls on Monster Energy to stop using claims on its 'dangerous caffeine bombs'

The German arm of consumer group Foodwatch has called on Monster Energy to voluntarily stop using health claims on its drinks following clear recent political calls for change.

AFC Ajax look to fine-tune personalised nutrition as club prepare for new season

Fine-tuning professional athletes using genetic testing and microbiome analysis may well be the next step in personalised sports nutrition, according to a nutrition expert.

Study elucidates threonate's role in magnesium transport in brain

A new paper sponsored by branded ingredient supplier AIDP has elucidated the way in which threonates boost the uptake of magnesium into the brain, the company announced recently.

Polish startup Ronzo is designing capsules of cricket powder for bodybuilders

With a Kickstarter in the works, Ronzo is readying itself to enter the burgeoning American sports nutrition market offering capsules of cricket powder, which the company says is packed with...

Pregnancy multivitamins: A waste of expectant mothers’ money?

So-called multivitamin and mineral pregnancy supplements are “an unnecessary expense” for most expectant mothers, according to a review of current UK guidance for pregnancy supplementation. Yet industry has called the statements dangerously...

Industry split on Brexit business impact: Poll

Brexit is generally regarded as bad for business, NutraIngredients readers have said, but some see positives in the UK’s decision to leave the European Union.

Brexit may force EFSA to change its 'nationality balance' policy

In 2015 a total of 177 experts of UK nationality contributed to the work of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), leaving some to question what an impending Brexit will...

Dow a step closer to commercializing canola oil with meaningful levels of DHA omega-3

Dow AgroSciences is a step closer to commercializing oil from canola plants bred to produce meaningful amounts of the coveted long-chain omega-3 fatty acids DHA (3.7%) and EPA (0.7%), which...

UK microbiome start-up wins investors as platforms expand

Publicly listed UK start-up Optibiotix has €4m+ in the bank and is pushing forward on a series of microbiome-focused nutrition projects that include a joint research initiative with weight management...

Iceland-produced astaxanthin debuts in US market

The astaxanthin supply continues to expand as Icelandic manufacturer Algalif has entered full scale production at its facility near Keflavik and has launched a finished goods brand in the US...

Energy drink concerns ‘nothing to do with sportspeople’, says frustrated ESSNA

The European Specialist Sports Nutrition Alliance (ESSNA) has called for a distinction to be made between the two blocked caffeine claims referring to endurance and a further two referring to...

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