UK food body testing for contaminants in supplements
A small number of supplements on the UK market have been found by
authorities to contain amounts of iron, manganese or zinc above
levels recommended by experts, said the Food Standards Agency
Leucine supplements could help prevent muscle loss
A leucine-rich diet could reduce age-related muscle loss, say
French researchers who have reported positive results on rats.
Not enough safety data to support clinoptilolite supplements
A UK firm looking to market the naturally occurring mineral
clinoptilolite as a food supplement for smokers or people in
contact with high levels of heavy metals has been told it does not
have enough safety data.
Supplements heal pressure ulcers faster
Bed sores, which afflict up to one-tenth of hospital patients, heal
more quickly when key supplements are added to a standard hospital
diet, reports new research from Australia.
Reprieve for enzyme supplements likely
Enyzmes in food supplements are not, as previously thought, likely
to come under a proposed new European law that will create a
positive list of enzymes allowed for use in food.
Vegetarians need DHA supplements, says Nutrinova
Vegetarians should take supplements of the omega-3 fatty acid DHA
(docosahexaenoic acid) to reduce their risk of heart disease, says
German firm Nutrinova, manufacturer of vegetarian DHA.
Zinc supplements fight off illness in HIV children
Zinc supplements can safely reduce illness in children with HIV,
finds a new study in this week's Lancet.
Ephedra products could harm supplements industry
A Utah-based company's reintroduction of ephedra-containing dietary
supplements when the legal position is still unclear could prove
damaging for the industry at large.
Herbal supplement inhibits prostate cancer cells in lab
An herbal extract developed by New Chapter suppresses the growth of
prostate cancer cells and induces prostate cancer cells to
self-destruct, according to new research.
Martin Bauer to distribute Layn botanicals
Herbal extracts firm Martin Bauer will distribute a new range of
botanical extracts produced by China-based Guilin LAYN Natural
Schwarzenegger signs young athletes' supplements ban
A new law that bans Californian high school athletes from using
ephedra, DHEA or bitter orange was signed by governor Arnold
Schwarzenegger on Friday, raising industry fears that it could harm
the reputation of all supplements.
Herbal supplements could have greater role in NHS
Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), including herbal
supplements, could make a cost-effective contribution to health
care in the UK, according to a report commissioned by the Prince of
Calcium supplements may have usefulness limit, suggests study
Calcium supplements may not increase the bone mineral density in
young women after a certain threshold level of intake has been
achieved, according to a new study from Creighton University.
The future of the European supplements industry: challenges and strategies
The European dietary supplements market has yet to achieve
saturation and the next six years will present the industry with a
unique set of challenges and opportunities, according to Frost
BASF launches allergen-free, vegetarian b-carotene and vitamin E for supplements
Number two vitamin maker BASF has created vegetarian variants of
its vitamin E and beta-carotene for supplements that are also