Product nutritional values and front-of-pack health credentials are now buying factors for many consumers. In the last 18 months, this has been augmented by government initiatives, and the Covid pandemic.
Supplementation with a probiotic blend appears to support children’s immune function by encouraging an anti-inflammatory response that could help reduce the symptoms characterising respiratory infection.
An industry group has approved the publication of the first European wide standard to tackle doping in sports nutrition and food supplements, calling it a ‘stepping stone’ in improving consumer information.
High dose of vitamin D supplementation did not prevent the worsening of lung problems, including asthma and COPD, except withing patients already suffering from severe deficiency, according to a RCT conducted in New Zealand.
A new meta analysis supports the notion sodium bicarbonate benefits anaerobic exercise via the glycolytic energy production system. The authors also weighed on what they said to be the best way to supplement athletes with the compound.
Daily supplementation with a blend of polyphenol-rich extracts from grapefruit, grape, green tea, guarana and black carrot may improve health-related quality of life (HRQOL) by over 5%, says a study using Fytexia’s Fiit-ns ingredient.