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Fermented soymilk-honey improves bone marker in menopause

By Nikki Hancocks

A new study has found that soymilk-honey fermented with a strain of Lactobacillus plantarum significantly reduces a blood biomarker of osteoporosis in menopausal women, thanks to its synbiotic impact.

NutraCast: Designalytics on measuring packaging design success

NutraCast: Designalytics on measuring packaging design success

By Danielle Masterson

Packaging is often the first interaction that consumers have with a product. It tells a story, illustrates brand identity and in some cases even offers a sensory experience. Designalytics researches how clients can turn a branding overhaul into revenue.

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Mintel: Health ingredients to watch in 2022

By Nikki Hancocks

New health ingredients to watch in 2022 include hyaluronic acid, marigold, l-theanine, and ginseng, as consumers search for products that can support their eyes, mood and healthy ageing.

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Taste of success: How to fuel recovery at the elite level

By Nikki Hancocks

Providing elite athletes with the nutrition 'edge' is not always about the counting of macros or the science behind ingredients, but it's sometimes as simple as making products and meals delicious, according to a leading health & performance...

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BB-12 probiotic yogurt reduces antibiotic harm, study suggests

By Nikki Hancocks

Daily consumption of a BB-12 probiotic yogurt drink alongside antibiotics significantly reduces the antibiotics' impact on Short Chain Fatty Acid (SCFA) levels and aid a more stable gut microbiota over time, according to new research.

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Mintel: How to make it in the mindful market

By Nikki Hancocks

Tapping into the rising consumer interest in mental health is about so much more than adding some magnesium to the mix so brands that want to win in this space will need to offer a value proposition through much more than just their products.

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Parents launch pre- and probiotic snack bar startup

By Nikki Hancocks

A husband and wife team have created a range of cold pressed pre- and probiotic snack bars providing kids and adults with up to 50% of their daily fibre needs, as well as protein and omega-3.

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All-natural new launches and product updates

By Nikki Hancocks

Product launches and updates from this month reveal an 'all-natural' theme, with 'pure' flavours, a beauty-from-within innovation and a new patent approval for an all-natural product.

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EFSA expands opportunities for vitamin D fortification

By Nikki Hancocks

Lallemand has successfully expanded the permitted categories of use for its vitamin D yeast in the EU after gaining favourable opinion from the EFSA for the use in 32 additional food categories.

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Switching diet promotes healthy skin and joints, say scientists

By Nicola Gordon-Seymour

A study, carried out by researchers at the University of California, found that simple changes in diet can have significant effects on skin disease, such as psoriasis - a chronic skin condition triggered by an overactive immune system that attacks healthy...

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New launches tap into green and organic trends

By Nikki Hancocks

Recent launches in the health and nutrition space include an organic demineralised whey for infant formula, a microencapsulated oat powder for sports drinks, and a green re-brand for probiotics.

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Unilever to acquire 'human optimisation' brand Onnit

By Nikki Hancocks

Unilever has signed an agreement to acquire Onnit, a Texas-based 'human optimisation' company, as it looks to tap into the growing consumer interest in holistic health and nootropics.

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