A new proprietary method to deliver the Indian botanical extract Boswellia, could boost bioavailability and help manage the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), finds a study by Italian botanical player Indena.
The botanicals sector has driven much of the innovation in the dietary supplement industry over the years. It’s also a point of risk, with regulators, lawmakers and media commentators voicing suspicions about this class of products
The good news in the botanicals sector is that increasing numbers of systematic reviews and meta-analyses show that there is strong support for the health benefits of these ingredients, said Mark Blumenthal, founder of the American Botanical Council.
Mirtoselect, a natural standardised form of bilberry extract, improves tear flow in people with dry eyes, according to a recent study published in European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences.
A database of natural products (NP) isolated from native organisms of Northern Africa is now available online as its creators look to categorise the region’s untapped repository of bioactive compounds.