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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...

NutraCast: Is aronia berry the next elderberry? Mintel thinks so.

NutraCast: Is aronia berry the next elderberry? Mintel thinks so.

By Danielle Masterson

Mintel recently launched Ingredientscape AI, a new landscaping tool that helps brands discover the fastest-growing ingredients using robust data from Mintel’s Global New Products Database (GNPD). Stephanie Mattucci, director of food & drink at Mintel...

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Vitafoods: Sleep takes center stage

By Nikki Hancocks

Mind health, specifically sleep, was a buzz word across the Vitafoods show last week, with market analysts discussing its popularity and suppliers delivering their solutions.

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Top tips for cognitive health innovation

By Nikki Hancocks

More consumers than ever are looking for innovative ways to support total mind and body wellness. But where is the next big innovation opportunity in the cognitive health space? dsm-fermenich has weighed in with its comprehensive nootropics report.

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Pioneering plant extracts in the running for NI Awards

By Olivia Haslam

The 2024 NutraIngredients award finalists in the Botanical Product of the Year category are utilizing all the plant kingdom has to offer, catering to areas of sleep, women’s health and weight management.

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Supplements to slow biological aging: What does the science say?

By Olivia Brown

The concept of biological age has captured consumer attention with an increasing number of brands offering supplements promising to slow or even reverse the biological clock, but what does the scientific evidence backing these claims say?

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Nestlé study explores NAD+ boosting ability of trigonelline

By Stephen Daniells

Dietary supplementation with trigonelline, a compound found in fenugreek seeds and coffee beans, may boost NAD+ levels, enhance muscle strength and prevent fatigue during aging, says a new study from Nestlé Research.

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Dr. Vegan: Start-up spotlights supplements for men's health

By Olivia Brown

Nutrition start-up Dr. Vegan has expanded its portfolio of natural, evidence-backed supplements with the recent launch of its men’s health ProMulti product to support hormonal and prostate health as well as overall immunity and well-being.

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Lutein and zeaxanthin during pregnancy may benefit child development

By Olivia DeSmit

Maternal consumption of lutein and zeaxanthin carotenoids may improve offspring language and cognitive development in early childhood, according to a study led by City University of New York and SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University researchers.

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Combination of ginger and V. negundo may help alleviate low back pain

By Olivia DeSmit

A supplement containing a combination of ginger and Vitex negundo showed promising results for alleviating low back pain in a clinical trial. The results of the trial, funded by Enovate Biolife, showed improvements in pain intensity and other markers.

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Is hemp the next functional food in vegetarian nutrition?

By Natasha Spencer-Joilliffe

As regulatory restrictions ease, researchers studying Cannabis sativa L. identify its nutritional benefits and potential in vegetarian diets while highlighting the need for clarity on the safety of some concentrated extracts.

Plant stanols increase COVID-19 antibody response

Plant stanols increase COVID-19 antibody response in the overweight

By Claudia Adrien

Overweight and obese individuals who consumed plant stanols decreased the overall inflammatory activity of the immune system while simultaneously increasing antibody responses to COVID-19, according to a study published in the American Journal of Clinical...

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Chlorella may improve exercise tolerance and recovery: Study

By Olivia Brown

Findings from a new study show that chlorella supplement significantly decreased blood lactate concentrations and an increased O2 pulse in healthy young adults performing submaximal and maximal cycling, indicating greater exercise tolerance.

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