A meta-analysis of 13 clinical trials on more than 500,000 COVID-19 patients revealed no significant association between vitamin D supplementation and improved clinical outcomes based on current evidence.
The fallout from the pandemic has pulled probiotics sharply into focus as firms attempt to navigate ever shifting health positioning and price points to satisfy a surge in gut and immune health interest.
Personalised Nutrition (PN) offers opportunities both for performance and active sports nutrition, according to FMCG Gurus’ Head of Research & Insight, Mike Hughes but affordability remains a sticking issue.
Nutraceutical ingredient suppliers and manufacturers are continuing to ramp-up their inventory to keep their supply chain stable amid ongoing uncertainties brought by the COVID-19 pandemic, including port closures and delayed vessels.
Our everyday habits and behaviors have dramatically shifted in the past two years and they continue to do so—including our dietary supplements routine. So what trends will be left in 2021 and what will roll over into 2022?
Tapping into the rising consumer interest in mental health is about so much more than adding some magnesium to the mix so brands that want to win in this space will need to offer a value proposition through much more than just their products.
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.