A new randomised controlled trial identifies that chicory root fibres can selectively increase Bifidobacterium species within the human gut, regardless of food application and matrix, to achieve associated health benefits.
Authors of a new review argue that daily caffeine safety thresholds set by regulatory bodies should be lowered, while an industry expert says painting “all energy drinks with such a broad brush is inaccurate and irresponsible.”
The key drivers propelling interest in cognitive health supporting food and drink are plant-based nootropics, the gut-brain axis, and on-the-go delivery formats, according to expert insights set to be presented at the Active Nutrition Summit.
There's consumer demand and innovation avenues in abundance when it comes to food and drink for cognitive health but brands must educate on the more novel ingredients if these are to flourish beyond the niche audience, Mintel experts advise.
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.
Oxygenation was found to significantly increase following intakes of a multi-strain probiotic ‘SLAB51’ in prematurely born infants undergoing oxygen treatment for respiratory distress syndrome (RSD), a new RCT observes.
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.
A number of regulatory experts have spoken out following the proposals published by the UK Office for Health Improvements and Disparities (OHID) last week, which suggested introducing improvement notices to improve adherence to health and nutrition claim...
Mibelle Biochemistry’s PhytoCellTec apple-derived beauty ingredient ‘Malus Domestica’ (Md Nu) has gained EFSA approval as a novel food ingredient, enabling its distribution across Europe for use within food supplements.
The startup Healthy-Longer is shining a light on the lack of objectivity in the treatment of mental health conditions, offering at-home urine tests to identify potential neuro-biomarker disruptions and nutrient deficiencies.
Aiming to enhance collagen stability in food and beverage, a new study conducted by Lonza has found that its UC-II undenatured type II collagen for joint health is viable in various product applications.
The founder of a premium white label CBD goods manufacturer supplying leading brands in the UK is doubling its production capacity after seeing sales explode at a time when much of the industry is struggling or closing shop.
The Office for Health Improvements and Disparities (OHID) has published an open consultation on UK nutrition and health claims to seek views on proposed changes in relation to nutrition labelling, composition and standards (NLCS).
The startup HMN24 is emphasising the importance of matching nutritional supplement intakes with natural circadian rhythms and hormonal changes throughout the day, aiming to optimise mental and physical health over the full 24-hour period.
A new RCT notes that those with type 2 diabetes had significantly reduced average fasting blood glucose levels following intakes of a Lactobacillus and Oenococcus-containing kombucha drink, when compared to the control group.
A new study suggests consuming insect protein slows weight gain and improves health status in obese mice. The findings are promising for humans, lead study author Kelly Swanson, interim director of the Division of Nutritional Sciences at the University...
A new cross-sectional study has concluded there is high usage of ergogenic aids by young UK national-level swimmers, particularly in those at national level aged 16-20, despite evidence for their efficacy remaining ambiguous in an applied setting.
A new meta-analysis and systematic review finds that supplementation with Lactobacillus and/or Bifidobacterium may significantly decrease BMI, fasting glucose, insulin, triglycerides, and cholesterol levels in patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D).
More well-designed research with elite soccer players is needed to improve support and advice regarding the use of dietary supplements for athletic performance enhancement, a literature review concludes.
There is strong potential for the more effective implementation of bio-fortified vitamin D products to tackle highly prevalent deficiencies, especially alongside consumer communication and education of the associated health benefits.
Mid-summer launches have seen substantial additions to the plant-based category, with supplements to support women’s and cardiovascular health, whilst the consumer demand for novel protein sources continues.
Arla Foods Ingredients has partnered with experts at the health and nutrition firm Health and Happiness Group (H&H) and researchers at APC Microbiome Ireland to collaborate on a project focused on diet for early-life cognitive development.
A new review emphasises the potential benefits of females supplementing with probiotics from childhood, following the identification of the occurrence of dysbiosis in obese women suffering with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS).
PepsiCo beat second quarter expectations with its Frito-Lays and PepsiCo Beverages North America divisions posting double-digit organic revenue growth, but the company faces several challenges across its business, especially in the energy and sport drink...
Overseas supplements sold into China via cross-border e-commerce (CBEC) can get popular easily, but supply chain pain points are making it difficult for brands to replenish their goods in time, says the head of Tmall Global.
Consuming oral nutritional supplements rich in protein, vitamins, minerals, and fructo-oligosaccharide (FOS) has shown to improve nutrient intake in children who are picky eaters, as compared to those who only received dietary counselling, a 90-day Abbott...
Consuming a complete nutrition drink fortified with EPA and BCAA for three weeks may increase muscle mass and strength in elderly with inadequate protein intake, according to a new randomised blinded placebo-controlled trial.
TikTok trends are hard to predict: They burst out of nowhere, take on a life of their own, and leave brands scrambling to meet a surging demand for products. But what can we learn from the social media channels recent history?