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Study: Probiotic and multivit benefits heartburn sufferers

By Matt Chittock

New research suggests a supplement containing the probiotic Lactobacillus acidophilus, alongside bioactive peptides and vitamins, reduces the symptoms associated with gastroesophageal reflux disease, aka acid reflux or heartburn.

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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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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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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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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Study finds sleep benefits of Monteloeder lemon verbena

By Priyom Bose

RelaxPLX, a pure extract of lemon verbena (Aloysia citrodora) formulated by Suannutra’s subsidiary Monteloeder, can improve sleep quality in healthy individuals who experience sleep disturbances, according to new research.

Mice study supports omega-3 role in longevity

Mice study supports omega-3 role in longevity

By Claudia Adrien

Mice that have higher levels of endogenous omega-3 fatty acids (n-3 FA) in their tissues may hold the key to understanding diet’s role in influencing leukocyte telomere length (LTL), a biomarker of aging, new research suggests.

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