All news articles for June 2024

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GC Rieber opens $75M sustainable omega-3 plant

By Nikki Hancocks

GC Rieber VivoMega has opened its new omega-3 manufacturing facility campus in Norway, allowing it to double output of its triglyceride marine omega-3s and certified vegan algal oils.

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How brands are capitalising on gut health

By Donna Eastlake

Gut health is proving to be hugely popular with consumers and enormously profitable for food and beverage manufacturers. In financial terms, it’s the gift that keeps on giving.

Does one dose of creatine supplementation fit all?

Does one dose of creatine supplementation fit all?

By Asia Sherman

Creatine is one of the most studied dietary supplement compounds, but the optimal dose needed to maximize muscle, bone and brain benefits remains unknown, according to a team of leading creatine researchers.

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Applications open for microbiome research grants

By Nikki Hancocks

Microbiome researchers are invited to apply for up to $100,000 in funding as part of the newly launched Global Grants for Gut Health round supported by Yakult and Nature Portfolio.

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Folic acid may increase placenta size: Study

By Matt Chittock

Supplementing with folic acid before and during pregnancy may increase placental size, according to a findings published recently in the journal Nutrients.

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French agency warns ashwagandha unsafe in specific populations

By Nikki Hancocks

The French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety (ANSES) has warned against the use of ashwagandha in a number of specific populations, making it likely operators will be advised to use label warnings.

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ASA gives Hangcure a headache over implied disease claims

By Nikki Hancocks

The UK Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has warned UK supplement brand Hangcure Ltd that it must not claim that its product can prevent, treat or cure disease through product name or advertising.

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Synbiotics may help regulate lipid metabolism: Study

By Olivia DeSmit

The use of a synbiotic supplement helped to modulate miRNA expression and therefore lipid metabolism, according to a recent study. This modulation was observed in participants suffering from dyslipidemia, a metabolic disorder with abnormal blood lipid...

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Probiotic may improve sleep: Study

By Olivia DeSmit

Consuming the probiotic Bifidobacterium adolescentis SBT2786 increased sleep duration and reduced fatigue, according to a study, which also reported associations with an improvement in sleepiness upon waking and feelings of being well-rested during the...

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EFSA establishes new safe level for iron intake

By Nikki Hancocks

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has not been able to establish a tolerable upper intake (TUI) level for iron but has agreed a 'safe level' of 40 mg per day for adults.

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Mushroom extract may improve immune function in older women: Study

By Olivia DeSmit

Ganoderma lucidum, more commonly known as reishi, may help to enhance immune response and contribute to regulatory mechanisms and an anti-inflammatory response. A recent study, published in the British Journal of Nutrition, found the mushroom helped to...

Cranberry outperforms D-mannose in urinary tract health trial

Cranberry outperforms D-mannose in urinary tract health trial

By Asia Sherman

Both cranberry and D-mannose supplements claim to prevent the bacteria that cause urinary tract infections (UTI) from adhering to the bladder wall, but a new study published in The Journal of Dietary Supplements has found that one is more robust and consistent...

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Lion's mane spores 450% Google search growth

By Nikki Hancocks

Google searches for lion's mane surged by up to 450% (week on week) in May in the UK, with industry players assigning the rise in interest to TikTok influencers, health practitioners, and the blockbuster Amazon show Clarkson’s Farm.

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Review outlines astaxanthin's cognitive health benefits

By Matt Chittock

A new critical review highlights astaxanthin’s positive impacts on slowing neurodegeneration and boosting cognitive function, especially in terms of episodic memory, response time and working memory.

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