A recent literature review highlights collated evidence that maternal low vitamin D (VD) levels may result in abnormal growth of the offspring, as well as disordered lipid and glucose metabolism disorders.
A report published by personalised nutrition (PN) experts at Qina emphasises that the opportunity for using PN with female technology (femtech) to address health conditions is vast, following an increased awareness of gender-specific health conditions...
Consumption of a bilberry and fish oil combination supplement for three months improved severe dry eye symptoms in young and middle-aged adults, according to a study led by researchers from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University.
A scale-up company offering “the microbiome’s most powerful innovation platform” will attend NutraIngredients’ Probiota event next month (Feb 6-8) to showcase its pioneering technology to the gut health industry.
In vitro tests on European black elderberry (Sambuscus nigra L.) have established antiviral activity that inhibits disease progression of SARS-CoV-2 Alpha, Beta, Gamma, Delta, and Omicron variants, say researchers.
Food manufacturer Puratos has launched a new ingredient to boost prebiotic benefits of food for consumers in light of new research finding fermented hydrolysed AXOS can significantly improve the gut health benefits of bread.
Najla Guthrie, president and CEO, KGK Science Inc. has been hailed as a global leader and sought-after spokesperson in the nutraceutical trade. She is also a lobbyist for the advancement of policy changes in the supplement and cannabis industries.
A recent study modelling inflammation in both human and rodent macrophage cells in-vitro observed that extract of Garcinia dulcis, aka yellow mangosteen, was able to reduce secretion of pro-inflammatory factors.
Outpatients who were administered curcumin (CUR) and quercetin (QUE) after testing positive for early-stage SARS-CoV-2 were found to clear the virus at a significantly faster rate, compared to those receiving standard of care (SOC) alone.
Supplementation with vitamin D3 and omega-3 fatty acids may not reduce the risk of pre-frailty on their own but have a synergistic effect when combined with home exercise, according to a recent study published in The Journal of Frailty & Aging.
By Bart Smit and Anneloes Groenenboom, Principal Scientist Fermentation and Project Manager Fermentation, Nizo
The market for beneficial microbes is increasingly diverse, with next generation probiotics and commensal bacteria being added to the possibilities. NIZO’s Bart Smit, principal scientist fermentation, and Anneloes Groenenboom, project manager fermentation,...
Probiotic supplementation was found to reduce weight gain and decrease accumulation of fat in the livers of lab mice fed a high-fat diet, according to a new study from the China Agricultural University in Beijing.
Consumers are increasingly aware of the detrimental effects of not getting enough sleep, and emerging links between the gut microbiota and sleep present opportunities for pre-, pro-, and postbiotics in the booming natural sleep aid category.
Solabia looks set to grow their current active ingredient range after obtaining a majority stake in BioActor, a leading innovator in extracted polyphenol production from fruits and plants with clinically proven health benefits.
Nutri-tech start up Novella plans to meet increasing demands for plant bioactives through cultivation, eliminating the need for whole-plant growth in the face of current climate and sustainability threats.
The supplementation of Bifidobacterium longum BB536 has been shown to improve bowel movement, specifically stool frequency, in elderly with chronic constipation, according to a four-week RCT conducted in Japan.
As the sleep category continues to witness growth, the Vedic Lifesciences wants to steer supplement manufacturers and functional ingredient suppliers in the right direction by breaking down trends, claims, ingredients and more.
Nutritional screening and assessments to diagnose, treat, and prevent all types of malnutrition should be carried out before surgery to obtain the best results from cosmetic procedures, according to a recent review.
Containing the patented ‘Verisol’ bovine collagen peptides produced by Gelita, the new supplement was found to increase skin elasticity by 15% over a period of four weeks in a study of 69 women aged 35 -55, compared to the placebo group.
Whey, but not pea, protein significantly attenuates exercise induced muscle damage (EIMD) following long-distance walking in older adults, likely due to the difference in leucine levels, according to new research.
Advice on maternal supplementation to prevent birth defects (BDs) should consider the teratogenic effects of multivitamins (MVs) and adverse effects of excess folic acid (FA), according to Chinese research.
People who smoked during pregnancy and received vitamin C supplements gave birth to children with better airway function and a lower occurrence of wheeze at the age of five, compared to those who did not receive the vitamin, a recent clinical trial reports.