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Research reveals potential role of microbiome in fertility

By Olivia Brown

The dominance of bacteria Lactobacillus spp. in the female reproductive tract is associated with improved pregnancy outcomes while vaginal and endometrial dysbiosis may reduce the chances of successful embryonic implantation, according to a new review.

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NI Award winner reveals fast-paced adaption strategy

By Olivia Haslam

Seven years after winning the NutraIngredients Award for Service Provider of the Year, analyze & realize attributes its continued success to multifaceted expertise and broadening horizons.

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Research links vitamin K2 and D to predictor of cardiovascular disease

By Nikki Hancocks

A new data analysis suggests a link between vitamin K2 MK-7 and vitamin D supplementation and a reduction in coronary artery calcification (CAC) development—a strong predictor of heart attack and cardiovascular mortality in high-risk patients and statin...

 L-glutamine for combat-sport training recovery

Study supports L-glutamine for recovery from combat-sport training

By Asia Sherman

L-glutamine—an amino acid used in protein synthesis and to fuel the immune system—may boost recovery and performance in combat-sport athletes following intense bouts of exercise, according to research led by the National Taiwan University of Sport.

Beetroot juice offers nitrate-packed support for COPD

Beetroot juice offers nitrate-packed support for COPD

By Claudia Adrien

According to a review in Respiratory Medicine, dietary supplementation with nitrate-rich beetroot juice could be used to support lung health and function in patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).

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Study suggests Bimuno prebiotic reduces sleep disturbance impact

By Olivia Brown

New research finds that Clasado Biosciences’ prebiotic Bimuno GOS (B-GOS) significantly improved quality of life measures across areas of gastrointestinal health and sleep in individuals suffering from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and sleep disturbances.

B-group vitamins show potential as prebiotic candidates

B-group vitamins show potential as prebiotic candidates

By Claudia Adrien

Vitamins B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B7, B9 and B12 may beneficially modulate the gut microbiome, although they may not act as direct substrates for intestinal microbial fermentation, according to a review published in the Journal of Nutrition.

Study explores best omega-3 for muscle recovery

Study explores best omega-3 for muscle recovery

By Asia Sherman

Long-chain omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids may support muscle recovery, but it is unclear whether effects are due to eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) or both, according to a recent study.

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Review emphasises immune health nutrition education gap

By Review emphasises immune health nutrition education gap

There is a public health need to galvanise people into understanding the multiple benefits of actively caring for their immune systems and to improve nutrition support provided by healthcare professionals, according to a new review.

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Synbiotic supplementation may ease long COVID: RCT

By Stephen Daniells

Supplementation with a prebiotic-probiotic combination may help with some long COVID problems such as fatigue, memory, concentration and gastrointestinal upset, says a new large study from Hong Kong.

Probiota Day 1: First 1,000 Days & Skin Health

Probiota Day 1: First 1,000 Days & Skin Health

By Stephen Daniells

With just five weeks to go before the start of Probiota in Milan, NutraIngredients previews what attendees can expect each day of this three-day microbiome extravaganza.

Distinct and often opposing health effects of BCAAs

BCAAs harbor distinct and often opposing health effects: Study

By Asia Sherman

Researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have detected biases in the study of branched chain amino acids (BCAAs), suggesting that these essential nutrients do not have the homogenous effect in humans previously observed.

DHA levels higher in breastfed infants

DHA levels higher in breastfed infants whose mothers ate specific fish

By Claudia Adrien

Lactating mothers who frequently consumed “Blue-back fish” and/or “White fish” had breastfed infants with higher levels of serum docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), an essential n-3 long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acid (LCPUFA). These levels were higher than...

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