Proteins, peptides, amino acids

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.

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Holland and Barrett predicts health trends for 2024

By Olivia Brown

Following strong trends in protein and immunity throughout 2023, Holland and Barrett predicts new consumer demands for natural energy alternatives, cognitive care, personalised hormonal support, and optimised hydration in 2024.

Food Ingredients Europe 2023: Key themes

Food Ingredients Europe 2023: Key themes

By Nikki Hancocks and Olivia Haslam

Cognitive health, digestion+, beauty-from-within and women's health were some of the key health themes that emerged from Food Ingredients Europe, in Frankfurt, last week (Nov 28-30).

November 2023: NPD Launchpad

November 2023: NPD Launchpad

By Olivia Brown

November new product launches feature on-the-go innovative proteins, nootropic productivity drinks for a natural brain-boost, and convenient lifestyle solutions for holistic health.

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European protein strategy paves the way for sports foods sector growth

By Luca Bucchini, Chair of ESSNA

Alternative proteins are a fast-growing market within the sports and active nutrition sector. With rising consumer demand for meat alternatives, we see more and more sports foods businesses investing in plant-based products and food-technology alternatives...

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Menopause: Nutrition interventions for symptom support

By Olivia Brown

Experts have noted the importance of fibre, polyphenols, and probiotics to support gut health during the menopause, and discussed the growing evidence for vitamin D, omega-3, soy isoflavones, and magnesium supplementation to alleviate associated symptoms.

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Probiotic BG01-4 relieves constipation and discomfort in GI disorders

By Olivia Haslam

Probiotic BG01-4 improves specific symptoms of constipation and related GI dysfunction in people with self-reported functional gastrointestinal disorders (FGID), which affects a significant percentage of the global population, a new study concludes.

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Study: URTI symptoms reduced with PEA Levagen+

By Olivia Haslam

An industry funded study concludes the branded palmitoylethanolamide (PEA) ingredient ‘Levagen+’ is safe and effective in reducing the incidence and symptoms associated with upper respiratory tract infections (URTIs).

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Probiotic shows promise for reducing frequency of common cold symptoms

By Olivia Haslam

Susceptibility to common cold symptoms such as runny nose, sneezing, and sore throat, could be reduced by supplementing with probiotic LAB strain Lactobacillus paragasseri SBT2055 (LG2055), particularly in people with weakened immunity, a new study has...

World Menopause Day: NPD Launchpad 2023

World Menopause Day: NPD Launchpad 2023

By Olivia Brown

On World Menopause Day, this NPD launchpad special provides an overview of the array of innovations that have entered the market this year to support the many symptoms that menopausal women struggle with.

September NPD Launchpad

September NPD Launchpad

By Olivia Brown

As we enter autumn, powdered drinks enabling for convenient holistic health dominate new product launches, whilst gummy innovation continues.

The emergence of the creatine gummy

The emergence of the creatine gummy

By Asia Sherman

Gummies are making an inroad as delivery format for creatine, one of the biggest performing subcategories in a booming performance nutrition market.

August NPD launchpad

August NPD launchpad

By Olivia Brown

End of summer launches include pre- and probiotics targeting women’s health and immunity ahead of the approaching winter, whilst the hydration category continues to see innovation.

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Qina reveals top 10 trends in personalised nutrition

By Nikki Hancocks

Personalised nutrition experts at the Qina consultancy have revealed a top tends report, unveiling a ChatGPT take-over, a merging of food and pharma, an entrance of big tech firms, and new abilities created by at-home blood draws.

VOW Nutrition collaborates with Team GB ahead of 2024 Olympic games

VOW Nutrition collaborates with Team GB ahead of 2024 Olympic games

By Olivia Brown

Sports nutrition brand VOW Nutrition has collaborated with Team GB as the Official Nutrition Licensee ahead of the Paris 2024 Olympic games and is set to fuel the athletes with its range of nutritional supplements in the lead up to the games.

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Nextida: Precision where it matters

Nextida: Precision where it matters

NEXTIDA™ is an innovative platform of specific collagen peptide compositions with new targeted health benefits. Built and backed by science, Nextida stands...