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Reason for optimism in supplements market

By Hank Schultz

As the dietary supplement industry enters the century’s third decade there is significant reason to be optimistic about the decade ahead.

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Personalised nutrition: A chance for real change

By Nikki Hancocks

Personalised nutrition has the potential to be at the forefront of real change in the fight against nutrition and lifestyle caused chronic diseases, according to experts speaking at the Future Food-Tech Summit.

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Keto diet claims vs reality: What the science says

By Nikki Cutler

The keto diet is often not the performance boosting mechanism it is claimed to be, according to an expert who plans to set the record straight at NutraIngredients’ Sports Nutrition Summit next month.

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Why don’t more consumers use omega-3s?

By Hank Schultz

A recent panel discussion hosted by NutraIngredients-USA pointed out that the omega-3s market is robust, albeit slowly growing, but also that it could be so much more.

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Mental Health Awareness Week

Expert view: How diet reversed my depression

By Nikki Cutler

A plant-based nutritionist revealed at Vitafood last week how changing her diet reversed the depression that caused chronic health issues throughout her childhood.

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Mental Health Awareness Week

Cerebral supplements: Get more good mood food

By Nikki Cutler

Supplement firms should stop focusing on 'selling another bottle' and start getting to the route of stress with products that nourish our neurons, according to a pharmacist who spoke at Vitafoods last week.

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Data: The new currency or controversy?

By Nikki Cutler

Personalised nutrition firms need to improve the quality of their data collection protocols or risk worsening bias and societal inequalities, an expert has warned.

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Are proprietary blends useful tools, or the bane of the industry?

By Hank Schultz

The move toward transparency can run up against competitive concerns when it comes to blends. Participants at a recent botanicals conference had taken to referring to proprietary blends as the ‘bane of the industry.’

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The shifting politics of nutrition: Time for a national uprising?

By Nikki Cutler

With the European elections coming up and Brexit debate sending the UK's government into disarray, Peter Wennstrom, business strategist and founder of Healthy Marketing Team, points out the worrying parallels between politics and nutrition.

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Experts versus influencers: How to push facts without the fame

By Nikki Cutler

The key to healthy nutrition is to limit your sugar and fat intake, eat more fruit and veg, and choose whole grains and lean proteins.

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Protein potential: Exploring the opportunities

By Nikki Cutler

While its essential for healthy ageing, protein’s ability to repair and grow the body only scratches the surface of the nutrient’s potential. Nandi Proteins is one of the companies exploring that potential.

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