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Kelp seaweed: Is this the next 'superfood' trend? GettyImages/Tammy616

Kelp seaweed: Is this the next 'superfood' trend?

By Donna Eastlake

From the antioxidant effects of blueberries to the cholesterol lowering effects of chia seeds, consumers love so-called superfoods. So could kelp seaweed join the superfood family as a favourite of the wellness world?

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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.

Saffron and sight: Study explores longer-term effects

Saffron and sight: Study explores longer-term effects

By Asia Sherman

Not only is it the world’s most expensive spice, but saffron may help reduce vision loss and the progression of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) when taken as dietary supplement over an extended period.

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Kemin receives novel food authorization for BetaVia Pure

By Nikki Hancocks

Kemin Industries has received novel food authorization from the European Commission for its BetaVia Pure postbiotic ingredient, a proprietary strain of the algae Euglena gracilis, with five-year exclusivity in the European market.

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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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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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Crataegus extract shows promise for weight management

By Olivia Brown

A recent study has found that supplementation with a mixture of Crataegus pinnatifida leaves and Citrus unshiu peels, resulted in significant improvements to body weight and fat percentage in overweight adults.

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Editorial picks: Our favourite articles of 2023

By Nikki Hancocks, Olivia Brown, Olivia Haslam

After another year speaking to leading experts, digging into the latest science, discovering exciting insights, and delivering the latest scoop, the editorial team at NutraIngredients reminisces over its 2023 highlights.

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