All news articles for January 2024

Women's health category encompasses all macro trends

The women’s health category: A ‘co-creation’ of macro trends

By Olivia Haslam

It’s time to rethink innovation and shopper experience in women’s health as "there is not a single health benefit that doesn’t fit into the category", said Nick Morgan, founder of Nutrition Integrated, at the Biogredia by Barentz women’s health...

Brands harness plant polyphenols for weight management

Brands harness plant polyphenols for weight management

By Claudia Adrien

Demand for polyphenol-powered weight management supplements continues to grow as consumers seek out natural, science-backed aids to activate their metabolisms, curb appetite and reduce excess fat mass.

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Noggin: Brain health supplements for modern day minds

By Olivia Brown

The general practitioner-founded brain health supplement start-up Noggin is meeting a significant demand for sustained cognition, stress and sleep support through its unique blends of science-backed botanicals, nootropics, vitamins and minerals.

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Protein, collagen, non-UPF: Bone broth as a functional food

By Augustus Bambridge-Sutton

Broth has been used for centuries as a component of traditional meals such as soups and stews. But many consumers are now attracted to it for a different reason – it has a range of health benefits, and is non-UPF (ultra-processed food). Startup Freja...

Q&A: Glaxon on shaking up the sports and active nutrition category

Sports & Active Nutrition Summit Start-up Star

Q&A: Glaxon on shaking up the sports and active nutrition category

By Asia Sherman

Glaxon entered the market in 2019 with a small suite of sports nutrition supplements. Since then, the portfolio has grown to some 100 products, featuring space-themed branding and individual comic art for each label with innovative formulation concepts...

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ESSNA on the latest developments in AI and sports nutrition

By Luca Bucchini, Chair of the European Specialist Sports Nutrition Alliance (ESSNA)

We’ve seen an increasing interest in Artificial Intelligence (Al) from sports and active nutrition businesses and consumers, and this has a twofold impact on the market as it can improve products, operations and customer experience, and athletes can use...

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Pairing aspirin with a probiotic may reduce stomach lining damage

By Olivia Brown

Co-ingestion of aspirin with probiotic strain Bifidobacterium breve Bif195 in a group of healthy adults significantly reduced damage to the stomach lining associated with prolonged or high-dose aspirin consumption, according to a recent study.

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The 'promising' role of saffron in stress resilience

By Olivia Brown

New research conducted in partnership with botanical product manufacturer Pharmactive reveals that its standardized saffron extract Affron was able to normalise HPA axis dysregulation following chronic mild stress stimulation in a rat model.

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Alternative seafoods: The omega-3 opportunity

By Nikki Hancocks

There’s a lot of opportunity for sustainable omega-3 suppliers in the seafood alternatives arena as the world searches for ways to feed a population of 10 billion by the year 2050.

The impact of modern living on microbiome profile and allergies

The impact of modern living on microbiome profile and allergies

By Claudia Adrien

A new review by Australia-based researchers suggests there is a shortage of proven and reliable microbiome-based interventions for allergic disorders. Writing in the World Allergy Organization Journal, the scientists connect this to the interaction between...

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Research reveals potential role of microbiome in fertility

By Olivia Brown

The dominance of bacteria Lactobacillus spp. in the female reproductive tract is associated with improved pregnancy outcomes while vaginal and endometrial dysbiosis may reduce the chances of successful embryonic implantation, according to a new review.

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UK supermarkets match Danone’s Aptamil baby formula price cuts

By Olivia Brown

Following a recent investigation into soaring infant formula prices, global food company Danone has reduced the wholesale price of its Aptamil infant formula by 7%, and major UK retailers have passed the cost savings on to consumers.

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NI Award winner reveals fast-paced adaption strategy

By Olivia Haslam

Seven years after winning the NutraIngredients Award for Service Provider of the Year, analyze & realize attributes its continued success to multifaceted expertise and broadening horizons.

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