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Seaweed species Padina pavonica. ©seaExpert

NEWS IN BRIEF

Friend of the Sea certifies sustainable seaweed producer

By Will Chu

International marine certifiers Friend of the Sea (FOS) has certified seaExpert for sustainable production of seaweed that is used in supplements, cosmetics, and the biotechnology industry.

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Curcumin study allays iron absorption concerns

By Nikki Hancocks

Daily iron supplementation alongside curcumin in the form of HydroCurc may provide combined benefits without negatively influencing iron absorption, according to new research.

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New guide offers transparency on plant-based sports nutrition

By Nicola Gordon-Seymour

Increasing popularity of plant-based sports nutrition has compelled sports nutritionist, TJ Waterfall, to compile a new guide designed to educate consumers and promote the industry’s commitment to vegan and vegetarian nutrition.

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Polaris launches ultra-purified micoalgae DHA oil

By Nikki Hancocks

After more than 25 years in the omega market, Polaris is looking to become a forerunner in the field of fish-free omega 3, with the launch of a microalgae oil promising at least 800 mg/g of DHA .

NutraCast: Shehzad Hoosein on Ayurveda + CBD

NutraCast: Shehzad Hoosein on Ayurveda + CBD

By Danielle Masterson

Ayurveda is an ancient eastern medical practice that’s been around over 5 thousand years. And while CBD isn’t anything new, modern medicine has only recently began conducting research.

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Opportunities and challenges in mental health advocacy

By Nikki Hancocks

Cognitive health is a concern for all consumers, from the working mum to the elite athlete, and nootropics are a trending natural solution for those looking to supplement their cognitive energy.

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Robertet pairs up botanical knowhow with Ecom purchase

By Will Chu

Robertet is to acquire Ecom Food Industries in a deal that serves to strengthen the French natural ingredient specialists’ botanically sourced product line for the sports and cosmetic industries.

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