Caffeine delivers visible boost to brain activity
An Austrian research team has unveiled good news for the makers of
energy and stimulant drinks, with evidence that caffeine delivers
visibly increased brain activity that stimulates short-term memory.
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.
Unilever's Pro-Activ to be reimbursed by French insurer
Unilever said yesterday that it had signed a deal with Maaf
Assurances that will see the French insurer reimbursing
policyholders for consumption of its cholesterol-lowering Pro-Activ
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
Herbals directive will increase confidence, says MHRA
The newly-enacted EU directive will give consumers more confidence
in the safety of traditional herbal medicinal products, according
to the UK's MHRA.
Herbals directive enters into force
New laws on herbal medicinal products being brought in across
Europe this weekend are likely to push up prices over coming years
as manufacturers meet high costs for registering their products.
France warns consumers off noni juice
The French food safety authority is advising consumers not to drink
more than 30 ml of noni juice per day as some studies have linked
it with hepatitis.
Black cohosh no better than placebo against hot flushes, finds new trial
Taking supplements of the herbal black cohosh is unlikely to offer
much relief from menopausal hot flushes, conclude the US
researchers on a new trial.
Big infants at greater risk of later obesity
Large infants, and those who grow rapidly during the first two
years of life, are at increased risk of obesity in childhood and
adulthood, finds a new study out on Friday.
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.
CLA, full-fat dairy linked to lower bowel cancer risk
High intake of conjugated linoleic acid (CLA), a type of fat found
naturally in cow's milk, is associated with a significantly lower
risk of bowel cancer, shows a new Swedish study.