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Botanical sourcing and sustainability priorities for 2021

By By Michael McGuffin, President, American Herbal Products Association (AHPA)

Each New Year presents an opportunity to take stock of where we are and to reevaluate our priorities for the near- and long-term future. We each make our resolutions and then motivate ourselves to meet our goals, whether modest or lofty. With 2021 upon...

Probiota Champions: In conversation with Dr John Bienenstock

Probiota Champions: In conversation with Dr John Bienenstock

By Stephen Daniells

The gut-brain axis is an exciting possibility that is receiving the appropriate intensity of investigation, and despite ‘little bursts of light here and there’ hinting at its potential, says Dr John Bienenstock.

Probiota Champions: In conversation with Nancy Hamren

Probiota Champions: In conversation with Nancy Hamren

By Stephen Daniells

Talking to Nancy Hamren is a delight. In the space of 23 minutes she mentioned One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, being the first yogurt sold in the US to contain live probiotics, Huey Lewis, and the International Probiotics Association…

Probiota Champions: In conversation with Dr Mary Ellen Sanders

Probiota Champions: In conversation with Dr Mary Ellen Sanders

By Stephen Daniells

Greater understanding in precision around synbiotics – that synergistic combination of probiotics and prebiotics – will create many exciting opportunities in the future, and will also advance our understanding of our resident microbes, says Dr Mary Ellen...

NutraCast Podcast: Evolve Biosystems on infant probiotics

NutraCast Podcast: Evolve Biosystems on infant probiotics

By Danielle Masterson

The process of prenatal development of the infant microbiome is significant. In order to correct immunological and physiological development, timing and the selecting the right strain play a major role.

NutraVideo: Clinical studies are key in gaining consumer trust

NutraVideo: Clinical studies are key in gaining consumer trust

By Danielle Masterson

The Coronavirus pandemic was a wakeup call for many, highlighting how conventional medicine may not have immediate solutions. This is driving consumers to look for alternative solutions, but not everyone is convinced dietary supplements are the answer....

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Experts criticise government review of Vitamin D for COVID-19

By Nikki Hancocks

Nutrition and industry experts have responded to Public Health England's (PHE) reports which found no evidence to support taking vitamin D supplements to prevent or treat COVID‑19, describing the conclusions as 'narrow-minded' and 'abysmal'.

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Has sports nutrition lost its protein bar?

By Nikki Hancocks

The dilemma seemed to develop quite suddenly. I was writing an article on trends in the sports nutrition category and I found myself unsure what new product developments I should, or could, include in the piece.

Nutracast Podcast: Dr. Paul Clayton on cellular aging

Nutracast Podcast: Dr. Paul Clayton on cellular aging

By Danielle Masterson

In recent years, research on aging has seen some major advancements, including the discovery that the rate of aging is controlled, at least to some extent. And according to Dr. Paul Clayton, who has researched, written and presented about the process...

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Myth busting: Probiotics and immunity

By Nikki Hancocks

Probiotics are gaining popularity across the globe but there are various misconceptions about their role in immunity, explains Dr James Dekker, senior research scientist at Fonterra, in this Q&A with NutraIngredients.

NutraCast Podcast: Michelle Ricker on biohacking

NutraCast Podcast: Michelle Ricker on biohacking

By Danielle Masterson

You’ve likely heard of life hacks, which are tricks or shortcuts that help you be more efficient in life. You may or may not have heard of biohacks. But chances are, you’ve already tried some without even knowing it. You might even be biohacking right...

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Active nutrition and immunity: Getting the right balance

By Nikki Hancocks

Exercise is good for the immune system but, as with anything, balance is key and this is especially the case when it comes to matching the type and level of activity with the right nutrition, as will be expertly explained in NutraIngredients' upcoming...

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Dietitian's view: Vitamin C and immunity

By Nikki Hancocks

Vitamin C supplements are flying off the shelves but is there any truth in claims that this could help in the fight against COVID-19 and other respiratory viruses? Independent dietitian Carrie Ruxton explains all.

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From the editor's desk

Some truths endure, even through the confusions of today

By Hank Schultz

Botanical ingredients have a history of thousands of years of supporting human health. As we enter springtime in the North Hemisphere it's comforting to reflect on the fact that that will still be true even as the current crisis passes.

NutraCast Podcast: Nina Mullen on Hilma's 'clinical herbal' category

NutraCast Podcast: Nina Mullen on Hilma's 'clinical herbal' category

By Danielle Masterson

After looking in her medicine cabinet and finding that the natural options weren’t backed by science and science-backed products weren’t clean label, Nina Mullen and her two co-founders, Hilary Quartner and Lily Galef, came up with the brand Hilma.

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Educational Conference on Food, Nutrition and Health: PART 2

Prescribing diets: Doctors reveal top tips for giving nutrition and lifestyle advice

By Nikki Hancocks

For many medical doctors, the idea of giving nutrition advice to their patients can feel like a minefield, but two health experts who have successfully used diet and lifestyle advice to treat patients with type 2 diabetes have revealed their top tips....

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