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Life Extension: optimising fish oils with bioactives

By Olivia Brown

Within the crowded fish oil supplement market, the nutraceutical manufacturer Life Extension aims to optimise health and longevity through the pairing of omega-3 with bioactive compounds inspired by the Mediterranean diet.

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DolCas Biotech Unveils New London Office

By Olivia Haslam

DolCas Biotech, manufacturer of MMP-50 green-lipped mussel extract, has announced the opening of its satellite office in London, England.

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Bovine colostrum supplement may enhance immunity in children

By Olivia Brown

A new RCT suggests that following a six-week period of bovine colostrum supplementation, the frequency and gravity of upper respiratory tract infection (URTI) symptoms significantly reduced in pre-school aged children.

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High dose royal jelly may support weight management

By Olivia Brown

A meta-analysis and systematic review of available RCTs observes that dosages of over 3,000 mg/day of royal jelly supplementation significantly reduced body weight (BW) and BMI measures.

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Vitamin D improves outcomes of hospitalised COVID-19 patients

By Olivia Brown

A new study finds that supplementation with 25(OH) vitamin D in an Italian cohort of hospitalised COVID-19 patients that were deficient, resulted in a reduced length of hospital stay compared to those who were not supplemented.

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Oral-gut connection a “crucial component” of human health

By Olivia Brown

A new review spotlights the vital bidirectional communication between the oral and gut microbiomes and their combined involvement in the development of conditions such as irritable bowel disease (IBD), highlighting unique prospects for targeted health...

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Flavanols: A "valuable component" for gut barrier integrity

By Olivia Brown

Flavanols can protect and restore gut barrier integrity following exposure to stressors such as obesity, and gut-related disorders such as coeliac disease, but future research should look to reveal personalised differences in bioavailability.

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COVID:19: L-carnitine supplement may have protective effect

By Olivia Brown

A new RCT has found that the L-carnitine supplement Carnipure tartrate can increase platelet counts in patients testing positive for COVID-19, suggesting it may have a protective effect against thrombosis-induced complications.

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Probiotics may regulate glucolipid metabolism, review finds

By Olivia Brown

A new meta-analysis and systematic review finds that supplementation with Lactobacillus and/or Bifidobacterium may significantly decrease BMI, fasting glucose, insulin, triglycerides, and cholesterol levels in patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D).

July NPD Launchpad

July NPD Launchpad

By Olivia Brown

Mid-summer launches have seen substantial additions to the plant-based category, with supplements to support women’s and cardiovascular health, whilst the consumer demand for novel protein sources continues.

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Review: Hesperidin supplementation may support heart health

By Olivia Brown

A new systematic review states that supplementation with hesperidin, a flavonoid commonly found in oranges, significantly reduced cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors including levels of serum triglyceride (TC), total cholesterol (TC), low-density...

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The evidence on supplements for COVID-19 immunity

By Olivia Brown

Vitamin D, zinc, and selenium supplements have significant evidence to suggest intakes reduce the risk of COVID-19 infection and associated severe outcomes, whilst probiotics may enhance symptomatic and viral clearance.

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Review investigates n-3 PUFA impact on bone health

By Olivia Haslam

Larger and more diverse studies are needed to fully understand the impact of n-3 PUFA supplementation on bone health, state the authors of a new systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials (RCTs).

Supplements launchpad: Cognitive health, hydration, immunity and protein

June 2023 Launch pad

By Olivia Brown

Nootropics and natural energy alternatives to support cognition have dominated product launches throughout June, whilst players in protein and immunity categories hold strong.

Active Nutrition Summit: First speakers revealed!

Active Nutrition Summit: First speakers revealed!

By Nikki Hancocks

As we come close to the Early Bird ticket deadline for NI's Active Nutrition Summit 2023, we reveal some of the first confirmed speakers to join the agenda, which is already packed with diverse and engaging content.