A supplement containing chromium picolinate and biotin
significantly reduced elevated blood sugar levels in people with
type 2 diabetes after only twelve weeks, reported researchers at
the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) Congress...
The UK's vitamin and supplement market is one of the largest in
Europe, with sales of £350 million (€510m) last year. But with
sales levelling off for the past two years, and new European
legislation set to considerably reduce...
More information on the effects of phytoestrogens on bone, heart
and breast health is needed before recommendations on
supplementation can be safely made, argues a report in this month's
issue of the Journal of Nutrition.
The Food Safety Authority of Ireland is advising the industry to
remove 10 herbal supplement products from sale, after a survey
found them to contain irradiated components not highlighted in the
Creatine serum supplements seem to have no effect on muscle ATP or
creatine stores, despite claims by one US manufacturer, say
researchers. Creatine manufacturer Degussa BioActives says the
study highlights the value of its creatine...
A US study reveals that out of more than 250 dietary products
tested, only HMB and creatine supplements have sufficient
scientific evidence to show that their use increases lean body mass
A study carried out on elderly male dogs found that those with
diets high in selenium had less DNA damage in their prostates
compared with dogs on a normal diet, enhancing the view that the
mineral has a protective effect against...
Contrary to widely held views, giving iron supplements to anaemic
children when they have a cold or other upper respiratory tract
infection can improve their iron status without side effects, finds
a recent study.
Mothers who supplement their diet with fatty acids rich in
docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) during pregnancy and lactation may
increase the IQ of their children, say researchers in this month's
Farm-raised fish eating specially formulated diets high in fatty
acids could improve people's health and also satisfy different
palates, according to US researchers who are testing additives of
conjugated linoleic acid, an omega-6...
A survey of supplement use among more than 45,000 American men and
women shows that many people are self-treating medical conditions
with natural remedies. The authors urged doctors to be aware of the
the conditions their patients...
The vitamin and dietary supplement market will continue to grow
despite increasing sector maturity, driven by greater consumer
interest, ageing populations and a greater emphasis on self-care,
suggests a new report by market analysts...
Taking large doses of popular mineral and vitamin supplements over
a long period of time can have a major impact on health, according
to a recent report. A case where a teenager increased the
recommended dosage of zinc supplements...
Drinking grape juice may be a better alternative to taking
supplements, say researchers, who report that concord grape juice's
powerful antioxidant effects may offer extra benefits that
supplements do not.
Belgium-based chicory ingredients company Orafti has created a new
business unit called Innergy Foods to market food supplements to
the consumer market. Following success on a test market, three
Innergy branded products, designed...
The European Parliament this week rejected a Commission proposal to
extend pharmaceutical powers to cover food supplements. The
proposal was part of a series of amendments to the
'all-encompassing' and outdated 1965 medicines...
The Hain Celestial group has announced that it is to close its
Celestial Seasonings supplements business and terminate its licence
to produce products under the Weight Watchers brand in order to
concentrate on its more profitable...
Two new supplements designed to promote bone health have been
launched under the Daily Balance brand. The supplements contain
calcium and soy and were formulated by women's health expert Dr
A range of dietary supplements sold in the UK have been irradiated
in breach of food regulations, found a survey by the UK Food
Standards Agency. As a consequence companies with affected products
have been told to remove them from...
Healthcare group Baxter has launched a range of bottled water with
added supplements. The company claims it is targeting those who are
aware of the importance of nutrition, but who are too busy to
maintain a healthy diet.
YourVitamins, a US-based dietary supplement manufacturer, has
created a new range of omega-3 fish and flax oil supplements under
the name ProCaps. The product was launched on the US Home Shopping
Network earlier this month, and sold...
In what it is calling a victory for consumer protection, the US
Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has forced Utah-based company
Biogenics to agree to stop making products containing drugs but
sold as dietary supplements.
A recent clinical review draws together the growing body of
evidence which points to the benefits for the elderly if they
maintain their vitamin D levels - notably, better muscle strength
and a lower risk from falls.
The US market for energy supplements is estimated to be worth more
than $1.2 billion (€1.37bn) in retail sales in 2001, and while
young, male consumers are the target audience for most energy
supplement producers, market research...
Calcium supplements have been in the news a lot this week, with
revelations just yesterday that the nutrient is more effective when
combined with phosphorous contrasting with news a day earlier that
calcium supplements can help combat...
It appears that the research is true - giving vitamins to children
can help improve their performance at school. This at least is the
claim of The Healthy Foundation, which runs a vitamin
supplementation programme called Vitamin Relief...
Tomorrow will see the second reading of the European Union's draft
proposals for a directive on food supplements, sparking a new round
of condemnation from supplement manufacturers and retailers across