A new European project will examine the safety and efficacy of iron
supplementation in pregnant women. Treating anaemia in pregnancy
raises concerns about overloading with iron, which can interact
with other nutrients affecting metabolism.
Ingredients in Chinese herbal medicines may vary widely depending
on the manufacturer, said scientists speaking at a conference this
week. This could have implications for the safety and efficacy of
the medication, they suggest.
The EU's traditional herbal medicinal products directive will not
lead to the major loss of popular herbal products on the UK market
feared by many in the retail sector, suggests the latest estimate
from the country's medicines...
Drinking a cup of coffee is more likely to reduce muscle pain
during a workout than taking an aspirin, suggests a small study
from the US. But the researchers do not know if caffeine, found in
numerous sports nutrition products, acts...
UK doctors are being encouraged to support the use of herbal
remedies by the country's herbalists, currently trying to increase
understanding of the power of plant-based remedies during Herbal
Medicine Awareness Week.
Croda Healthcare, a division of UK-based speciality chemicals
manufacturer Croda Oleochemicals, is to market a new range of soy
nutraceuticals derived from whole soybeans. The company claims that
unlike many other soy-based dietary...
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...