Companies are still seeing opportunities in developing supplements that address the evergreen needs of weight management and skin protection, even as consumers tighten their purse strings and spend more on hygiene and immune health supplements.
The Italian Association of Health Products and Manufacturers, FederSalus and the Giovanni Lorenzini Foundation, are to team up in a pact looking to generate deeper insight into supplements’ role in nutrition.
A host of market data and food company reports in the past year have suggested COVID-19 has accelerated and amplified interest in functional and healthy foods that deliver wellbeing benefits such as immunity and stress management.
The International Alliance of Dietary/Food Supplement Associations (IADSA) is underlining the link between inadequate vitamin D levels and a higher risk of falling with its online resource that highlights nutrition’s role in vulnerable populations.
Interest in topical and ingestible beauty products that support and even boost immunity is gaining traction, but what science can back up product developments and how much growth potential is there really in this space?
The absence of micronutrient deficiency, such as vitamin D, has shown to reduce the incidence of COVID-19, as well as lowering the odds of clinical deterioration in COVID-19 patients, said the findings of a systematic review and meta-analysis.
Overcoming micronutrient deficiencies could become part of an effective strategy in the fight against COVID-19. While vitamin D supplementation has gained wide attention amid the pandemic, in the shadows is a lesser known but equally important nutrient:...
The UK's current threshold for vitamin D sufficiency (25 nmol/L 25(OH)D) is not supported by evidence and a higher threshold of 50 nmol/L, achievable by supplementation with at least 800 IU per day should be urgently promoted, according to a new...
NutraIngredients will host a free webinar next Thursday (April 29th) looking into the changing landscape of the sports nutrition market, the new consumer interests, and the role of personalised nutrition.
Pileje Laboratoire has revealed details of a new collaboration formed with BIOASTER to investigate the possible immune supporting benefits of probiotic strains as part of the fight against the COVID-19 virus.
The Italian Association of Health Products and Manufacturers, FederSalus is to collaborate with Nutrition Foundation of Italy (NFI) in a pact that looks to make available the latest in food supplement research.
Vitamin D supplementation should be increased to five-times what is currently recommended in the UK in order to support the population's immunity against respiratory tract infections, according to new research.
Nutrasource, a Canada-based contract research organization, quickly adapted to the pandemic by implementing regulations and best practices to continue running human trials. The company’s president and CEO, Will Rowe, and Josh Baisley, VP of clinical...
COVID-19 has boosted interest in functional foods that deliver wellbeing benefits like immunity and stress management. But while the pandemic may have accelerated this trend, functional foods are no flash in the pan, experts insisted at FoodNavigator’s...
Researchers have highlighted nutrition as a possible factor influencing the effectiveness of the COVID-19 vaccine, as recent news establishes a link between vitamin D levels and an adequate immune response.
The pandemic has boosted interest in immune health support ingredients of all kinds. As scientists race to determine the best way to help patients in the current crisis, NutraIngredients-USA takes a look at what some of the latest research has to say...
The immune support category continues to dominate dietary supplements as the pandemic proceeds to push consumers toward prioritizing their immune health. But with more than two million Americans getting the COVID-19 vaccine every day, where does the category...
Despite the presence of established ingredients, an expanding consumer pool and constant demand for immune health products is offering opportunities for new ingredients to break through and offer formulators different ways to support immunity.
They were already gaining traction pre-pandemic, and now, products in the immune support category are continuing to pop up everywhere—from elderberry water to CBD gummies to dairy-based probiotics. We spoke with a few brands who launched their own immune...
After recent studies demonstrated a correlation between low vitamin K levels and more severe COVID-19, researchers are now planning to undertake the first ever prospective trial to explore whether supplementation could benefit patients.
Researchers are drawing attention to the possible role of algae in delaying the onset of COVID-19 by ‘calming’ the ‘cytokine storm (CS),’ an immune overreaction thought to be behind the condition’s more serious symptoms.
High dose of vitamin D supplementation did not prevent the worsening of lung problems, including asthma and COPD, except withing patients already suffering from severe deficiency, according to a RCT conducted in New Zealand.
The clamour to add vitamin D to the COVID-19 fight took a step back this week as a UK Member of Parliament (MP), who cited a study suggesting the active form was effective against the virus, faced much criticism among researchers.
The health and nutrition market experts at HMT (Healthy Marketing Team) have launched their annual 'Gamechangers' report to help industry players tap into trends as they move from niche to mass market appeal.
Malaysia headquartered Ritamix Global has launched a tea modelled on a TCM formula used in China for COVID-19 treatment – but the new product is registered as food and beverage and makes no health claims.
While digestive health remains the leading health position for probiotics in the US, immune support is the second most popular positioning with online reviews growing 26% in the first half of 2020 to hit 179,000 in July, says Lumina Intelligence.
Leading UK health bodies have published updated guidance on vitamin D for COVID-19, in which they support its use during autumn and winter but stop short of recommending the vitamin to tackle the virus.