Minerals aren’t the easiest nutrients to incorporate into multivitamins—they can greatly affect the taste, texture, and even bioavailability of a final formulation. We spoke with several suppliers and brands to learn how they tackle the difficulties minerals...
The development of guidelines and a harmonized framework for probiotics in Codex is necessary to ensure and sustain quality probiotic products on a global scale, says the International Probiotics Association (IPA).
There is inadequate evidence for long-lasting changes to the gut microbiota after probiotic supplementation, suggests a new study, which argues evidence shows supplementation only results in a transient improvement of supplement-specific bacteria.
Researchers in Italy found that study participants who took Pycnogenol supplements—a branded form of French maritime pine bark extract—had less swelling in the lower legs during travel compared to control groups in which participants simply wore stockings...
A tendency for EU Member States to ‘go it alone’ with individual maximum levels for vitamin and mineral supplements - without considering the wider implications of their actions - could have long-term negative impacts on consumer health, warns one expert.
The multiple pressures faced by healthcare professionals mean they may benefit from certain dietary supplements which have been clinically shown to provide benefits to athletes and military personnel, a new commentary suggests.
Patients with the long-term mental disorder schizophrenia have low levels of folate and vitamins B12, C, E and D, according to a review, which could not determine a definitive cause and effect relationship.
The use of a gamma-cyclodextrin formulation in curcumin supplements could provide a significant boost to bioavailability, say researchers who report a 39-fold improvement versus standardised unformulated curcumin.