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Latest innovations in bioavailability and delivery systems

By Nikki Hancocks

New research is discovering a plethora of technologies and formulations to improve bioavailability of nutraceuticals to meet consumer demand for more efficacious products, according to new insights from a recent Vitafoods webinar.

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Probiotics may improve sexual function in women on anti-depressants

By Cheryl Marie Tay

Probiotic supplementation could have the potential to improve mood and sexual function in women diagnosed with depression and being treated with anti-depressant medication in the form of Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs), say researchers...

Saffron and sight: Study explores longer-term effects

Saffron and sight: Study explores longer-term effects

By Asia Sherman

Not only is it the world’s most expensive spice, but saffron may help reduce vision loss and the progression of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) when taken as dietary supplement over an extended period.

Malnutrition offers insight into the gut-brain axis

Malnutrition offers insight into the gut-brain axis research gap

By Claudia Adrien

Cognitive deficits caused by malnutrition may be restored by interventions targeting the gut microbiome. However, direct imaging of the brain is still needed to understand those cognitive connections in humans, according to findings published in Clinical...

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Kemin receives novel food authorization for BetaVia Pure

By Nikki Hancocks

Kemin Industries has received novel food authorization from the European Commission for its BetaVia Pure postbiotic ingredient, a proprietary strain of the algae Euglena gracilis, with five-year exclusivity in the European market.

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Pioneering plant extracts in the running for NI Awards

By Olivia Haslam

The 2024 NutraIngredients award finalists in the Botanical Product of the Year category are utilizing all the plant kingdom has to offer, catering to areas of sleep, women’s health and weight management.

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CBD firm wins judicial review confirming product legality

By Nikki Hancocks

The founder of a British CBD firm who lost his license to export into the UK and had to cease business last year, has won his judicial review against the UK Home Office, with the authority conceding his products were legal.

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Peruvian anchovy fishing quota signals rebound for omega-3 supply

By Nikki Hancocks

The Peruvian authorities have announced the first anchovy fishing season of 2024 can commence with a sizable quota, signaling a return to normal supply after a challenging year of low stock and rising costs for the omega-3 industry.

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Could keto diet delay early Alzheimer's?

By Donna Eastlake

The keto diet has been linked to multiple health benefits, including lowered blood pressure and reduced blood sugar, but could it also help to combat the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease?

NutraCast: Metabolism tracking with Lumen

NutraCast: Metabolism tracking with Lumen

By Danielle Masterson

We track our steps, our sleep, our cycles and so much more—so why not track our metabolism? While research shows that a healthy metabolism is crucial for a healthier and longer life, it’s not always easy to track. Healthtech company Lumen is hoping to...

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Supplements to slow biological aging: What does the science say?

By Olivia Brown

The concept of biological age has captured consumer attention with an increasing number of brands offering supplements promising to slow or even reverse the biological clock, but what does the scientific evidence backing these claims say?

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The Start-Up Award: Top trail-blazing entrepreneurs

By Nikki Hancocks

Today’s start-ups and spin-outs could be the future major players of the industry, and NutraIngredients looks to celebrate the best new companies blazing a trail in the market.

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Who's on the podium? The sports nutrition finalists

By Nikki Hancocks

Sports Nutrition has evolved into a category almost unrecognizable from its former self, with ingredients and health benefits extending far beyond the traditional niche and into holistic performance boosting concepts.

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