Folate supplements could improve immune system in the elderly
A diet rich in folic acid could boost the immune system in the old
people,suggest the results from a new Canadian study with rats.
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
Toxic ingredients in African herbal medicines
The UK's medicines regulator is warning consumers not to purchase
or use certain African herbal remedies which may contain toxic
herbal ingredients that could cause life threatening conditions.
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.
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.