Liver health is an “overlooked category” in the dietary supplements space, but Gencor sees its new 4Liver ingredient as an exciting addition to a category that has not seen much innovation for decades.
Twenty-five years is a long time in business. The relationships and commitments to people and communities forged over that time by Indiana-based Verdure Sciences have helped the company weather the challenges and disruptions of the past couple of years,...
The American Herbal Pharmacopoeia is cooperating with the Indian government to develop a series of monographs to better substantiate popular Ayurvedic botanicals, including some important in the stress management sphere.
A new herbal formula for joint health has debuted on the market to compete with old category standbys glucosamine and chondroitin. The Indian/American company behind it says its vegan positioning and clinical backing sets it apart.
Daily supplementation with a standardized ashwagandha extract (Shoden) may reduce the amount of nonrestorative sleep experienced by healthy adults, says data from a gold-standard randomized, double blind, placebo-controlled trial.
Whether it’s a sign of dissatisfaction with conventional Western medicine, or a more holistic preference, Ayurvedic ingredients like turmeric and ashwagandha are entering into the diets of mainstream North American consumers.
Amway India is striving to promote the health benefits of traditional Indian herbs to consumers in the market, having recently conducted a series of seminars showcasing its Nutrilite Traditional Herbs range of supplements.
Recreationally active men who ingested 500 mg of aqueous ashwagandha extract experienced ‘statistically significant improvements’ in average squat power and peak bench press power compared to those who took a placebo.
The botanical Boswellia has been used for its anti-inflammatory properties for millennia, but it’s not uncommon to find some products today labeled as Boswellia to skimp on the amount of the botanical or to substitute in a less-researched form.
Accelerating interest in the personalization of medicine and the accumulation of a body of research will help drive increasing acceptance of Ayurveda in the West, experts say, albeit with a continuing tension between synergistic and single-ingredient...
Supplements of ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) root extract may improve muscle strength, size, and recovery, say results of a new randomized, prospective, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical study.
If you are looking for what’s hot on the botanical front in 2013, here’s the skinny from a longtime observer of the herbal arena: Open your lesson book to the first two pages, and follow after me: A is for Ayurveda and ashwagandha and B is for bacopa.
The six-week-old, UK-based Safer Herbal Medicines Campaign (SHMC) denies encouraging herbal academics to write to members of parliament and policy makers urging a botanical food supplement crackdown, as a debate over how to regulate herbal products heats...