Biotic supplements might not be enough without ‘gut conditioning’, Dr. Wilbert Sybesma, founder of consultancy firm Microbiome Solutions told the audience at NutraIngredients' Probiota event earlier this month.
A significant number of women still do not perceive sports nutrition as essential for their fitness goals, a persisting misconception that The Hut Group (THG), owner of supplement brand Myprotein, is working to dispel.
The biotics industry is undergoing a transformation, largely directed by customer reviews, proprietary and generic ingredients, synbiotics, and personalisation, according to ecommerce insights service Lumina Intelligence.
A recent study has found that supplementation with a mixture of Crataegus pinnatifida leaves and Citrus unshiu peels, resulted in significant improvements to body weight and fat percentage in overweight adults.
Gut health brands should invest in educating consumers about the influence of diet and lifestyle on microbiome health and emphasize the importance of long-term supplement use to help them achieve results, thereby ensuring customer retention.
A new literature review has underlined the nutraceuticals with potential to provide natural pain relief for abdominal conditions in children, stressing the need for further research into potential products of interest.
The costly nature of microbiome testing to provide personalised recommendations means brands should ensure added value with effective translation and follow-up services to support users to reach health goals.
The market for biotics leveraging the skin microbiome and the gut-skin axis is growing in interest, yet the science still needs to catch up to the claims, according to experts at NutraIngredients' Probiota conference last week (7-9th February).
A new study published in the journal Stroke shows that people with the highest omega-3 levels have a lower risk of stroke. It also dispels correlations between omega-3s and increased risk of brain hemorrhaging.
The issues that restrict the sale of supplement ingredients in the United States and the European Union surround similar battles between federal and state control, according to a new analysis published in the Journal of Dietary Supplements.
From limited supply to the need for more consumer education, the fish oil industry is facing a number of challenges. However, there are still a lot of opportunities in and outside of the sea. This episode examines the state of the fish oil market and...
The supplementation of the probiotic strain Bifidobacterium breve M-16V has shown to modulate the nervous system, such as decreasing heart rate during stress and increasing the production of pipecolic acid – a GABA-like substance for supporting stress...
Berlin-based supplement startup Riise is preparing to launch its personalised microgranule nutrient blends to meet individual nutritional needs and health goals, overcoming the need for multiple pills and capsules.
The active nutrition category has a stable blueprint of trends, but consumers have fast-evolving needs so brands must focus on evolving their communication strategies to hit the right note with the modern customer.
Retail giant Holland & Barrett says that lack of consumer trust is a key barrier in the women's health category and that continuous campaigning is needed to improve awareness and education about this ‘underserved community’.
The general practitioner-founded brain health supplement start-up Noggin is meeting a significant demand for sustained cognition, stress and sleep support through its unique blends of science-backed botanicals, nootropics, vitamins and minerals.
GOED member products are performing extremely well on label claim compliance, oxidative quality and most contaminants, but there is cause for concern as the European Commission looks to enforce a limit on hydrocarbons that the industry find notoriously...
Have you ever wondered how athletes harness the power of supplements in this ever-evolving industry? Jordan Bokser, founder and director of sales & business development at Designs for Sport (a subdivision of Designs for Health), joined the NutraCast...
Co-ingestion of aspirin with probiotic strain Bifidobacterium breve Bif195 in a group of healthy adults significantly reduced damage to the stomach lining associated with prolonged or high-dose aspirin consumption, according to a recent study.
New research conducted in partnership with botanical product manufacturer Pharmactive reveals that its standardized saffron extract Affron was able to normalise HPA axis dysregulation following chronic mild stress stimulation in a rat model.
A higher dose of vitamin D supplementation effectively helps prevent deficiencies that are linked to adverse health outcomes in pregnant women including pre-eclampsia, preterm birth, and low birth weight.
Kirin-owned Kyowa Hakko Bio will be collaborating with the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) in Singapore to advance research on human milk oligosaccharides (HMOs) and explore their potential applications, particularly in the areas...
A new review by Australia-based researchers suggests there is a shortage of proven and reliable microbiome-based interventions for allergic disorders. Writing in the World Allergy Organization Journal, the scientists connect this to the interaction between...
Digestive enzyme diamine oxidase (DAO) combined with vitamin C and catalase reduces the effects of histamine intolerance (HIT) after one week of supplementation, according to new research sponsored by global life science company Bioiberica.
Astanxanthin, a potent carotenoid naturally found in algae and rose-colored seafood like shrimp and salmon, may alleviate the progression of conditions associated with the obesity that often accompanies Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), according to...
UK-based personalised supplement brand Nourished is addressing concerns over the variations in nutrient bioavailability found in gummy supplements, highlighting that its 3D printing technology and encapsulation process ensure precise dosages.
The dominance of bacteria Lactobacillus spp. in the female reproductive tract is associated with improved pregnancy outcomes while vaginal and endometrial dysbiosis may reduce the chances of successful embryonic implantation, according to a new review.
We’ve all heard of dairy or gluten intolerances, but what about alcohol intolerance? If you’re of Asian descent, this likely isn’t breaking news. But if not, there is a genetic mutation that causes what is known as alcohol flush reaction, and it impacts...
Swiss longevity biotech company Timeline (parent company Amazentis) announced that it has raised CHF 56 million (US$ 66 million) in an oversubscribed Series D financing round that included strategic investments by L’Oréal and Nestlé.
New research in male elite footballers reveals reduced incidences of upper respiratory symptoms (URS) and gastrointestinal (GI) distress following an intervention with The Tumeric Co. Raw Tumeric Vitamin D & C3 shot during the competitive season.
A new data analysis suggests a link between vitamin K2 MK-7 and vitamin D supplementation and a reduction in coronary artery calcification (CAC) development—a strong predictor of heart attack and cardiovascular mortality in high-risk patients and statin...
New research finds that Clasado Biosciences’ prebiotic Bimuno GOS (B-GOS) significantly improved quality of life measures across areas of gastrointestinal health and sleep in individuals suffering from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and sleep disturbances.