Though the body of science around polyphenol intake generally supports its health benefits, it is “difficult to establish an evidence-based reference intake for the whole class and subclass of compounds,” researchers argue in a paper.
As the number of hepatitis cases linked to turmeric-containing supplements reaches 19, ongoing concern is giving way to speculation as to the cause of the outbreak and its repercussions on the industry.
British researchers looking into resveratrol’s blood pressure-lowering abilities believe the mechanism outlined in their study may be a common feature to explain the efficacy of 'antioxidant' molecules.
Italy’s National Institute of Health has received further notifications of two more hepatitis cases linked to a turmeric-based food supplement distributed by a firm already implicated in two similar incidents earlier this month.
Personalised nutrition ‘is the future’ for dietary supplements, but there still needs to be major advances in testing, product formulation and consumer feedback before it can become a mainstream solution.
The European Industrial Hemp Association (EIHA) has described regulatory measures taken against CBD-containing products as “disproportionate and senseless,” in moves that have bought “negative consequences”.