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Vitamin C oversupply could end soon

A global oversupply of vitamin C may have ended, as China continues an environmental crackdown on heavily polluting factories, says DSM.

Nestlé-backed study links probiotic strain and depression

Probiotics could help relieve symptoms of depression in addition to aiding gastrointestinal upsets, according to new Canadian research backed by Nestlé.

Timing of probiotic consumption 'unimportant’ for colonization: Study

Should probiotics be consumed on an empty stomach or with a meal? A new study from the University of Milan suggests it doesn’t matter.

Could vitamin D help pain management?

Vitamin D supplementation combined with good sleeping habits might help manage chronic pain, menstrual cramps and arthritis, new research suggests.

Omega-3 could aid Alzheimer's prevention: Study

People with high omega-3 intakes have an increased blood flow in the brain, according to research suggesting a link between omega-3 and Alzheimer’s disease.

Study links SDA, ALA to cognitive support, health of region in cerebral cortex

An intriguing study has linked three long chain fatty acids, including ALA and SDA, to the health of a structure in the brain and the effect on ‘fluid intelligence’ in...

Dad’s vitamin D has impact on childhood growth and obesity risk

Pre-conception vitamin D intake is associated with height and weight of children at age five, according to new data.

VITAFOODS 2017

Fun and tasty gummy bears are not just for kids, say Anlit

Curcumin and omega-3 filled gummy bears and chews were on offer from Israeli children's supplement specialists, Anlit, at Vitafoods this year.

Belgium drafts supplement guidance for four nutrients … but is it right?

Industry should fight amendments to a Belgian decree setting out minimum and maximum levels for caffeine, lutein, lycopene and red yeast rice, because some proposed levels fall well below established...

Could probiotics restore microbiome imbalance linked to autoimmune disorder?

Probiotics might help restore gut bacterial imbalance in patients with systemic sclerosis, says a new study looking at gastrointestinal bacterial compositions in two geographically-distinct populations suffering from the autoimmune disorder.

Danone Nutricia study backs synbiotic to ‘normalise’ microbiota after C-section

Supplementation with a synbiotic combination could help normalise the microbiota of infants born by Caesarean, according to new research heralded as a ‘big step’.

Vitamin D deficiency linked to higher risk of asthma in children: Korean study

Children with asthma were found to have insufficient levels of vitamin D, according to a recent South Korean study, which also suggested this could be a contributing risk factor to...

NAXA head launches five new single-ingredient trade associations

The principal of a consulting firm that is the motivating force behind two single-ingredient trade organizations has launched an ‘incubator’ program that debuts with the formation of five new trade...

Mutual recognition: Italy increases maximum vitamin levels in line with EFSA

Italian authorities have increased maximum levels for vitamin D, vitamin B12 and vitamin K to levels in line with opinions set out by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).

Looking ahead to the IPA World Congress + Probiota Americas 2017

Ghosts of our African guts: What traditional hunter-gatherers can teach us about gut health

Understanding how our ancestors lived and how this affected their gut microbiome may boost prebiotic and probiotic formulations, and give companies a compelling story for consumers, says an expert.

Dupont probiotic shows modest effect on common cold nasal inflammation

A study using a DuPont probiotic strain showed a modest effect on the inflammatory response in the nose in response to an infection with a common cold virus.

Mazza Innovation: ‘We want to change the way bioactives are extracted’

Mazza Innovation is gaining increasing attention in dietary supplement circles, with its technology offering an environmentally friendly, solvent-free way of extracting compounds like polyphenols, alkaloids, glycosides, and specialty carbohydrates.

VITAFOODS 2017

Indulgence meets functionality: Glanbia Nutritionals introduces range of snacks

Caramel bars, chocolate shakes and popping candy were among the indulgent supplement delivery forms showcased by Glanbia Nutritionals at last week’s Vitafoods.

Genetic study suggests vitamin D is not linked to asthma or dermatitis

Supplementation with vitamin D ‘is unlikely’ to reduce the risk of asthma, atopic dermatitis, or allergies, a new genetic study has found.

Thumbs down: EFSA panel rejects claims for joint functioning and sperm DNA damage

EFSA’s Panel on Dietetic Products, Nutrition and Allergies (NDA) has rejected two health claims dossiers claiming a link between curcumin and joint function and an extract for sperm DNA damage....

Eat more yoghurt for better bones, says study

Higher hip bone density and a reduced risk of osteoporosis have been found to occur after increased consumption of yoghurt in older women and men in Ireland.

Phytosterols could save Europe €26 billion in heart disease healthcare costs

Daily consumption of 1.7g of phytosterols by the millions of adults aged 55 and over in the EU with severe hypercholesterolemia could provide healthcare savings of €5.3 billion per year...

Cranberry effective against recurrent UTIs: Meta-analysis

A daily intake of cranberries may significantly reduce the risk of recurrent urinary tract infection (rUTI) in generally healthy women, says a new meta-analysis of seven randomized controlled trials.

Daily chocolate fix reduces heart disease risk in postmenopausal women

Daily consumption of flavanol-rich cocoa reduced arterial stiffness in postmenopausal women – therefore lowering the risk of heart attacks and strokes, a study revealed.

Winners revealed: Find out who won out at the NutraIngredients Awards 2017!

Leading members of the functional food, supplements, and healthy nutrition industry gathered in Geneva this week to celebrate huge successes ... and find out who won out in the battle...

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