B Vitamins

B-group vitamins show potential as prebiotic candidates

B-group vitamins show potential as prebiotic candidates

By Claudia Adrien

Vitamins B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B7, B9 and B12 may beneficially modulate the gut microbiome, although they may not act as direct substrates for intestinal microbial fermentation, according to a review published in the Journal of Nutrition.

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New vitamin B12 guidance for UK doctors

By Nikki Hancocks

General Practitioners (GPs) in the UK are advised to offer patients a blood test for vitamin B12 deficiency if they see one symptom and one risk factor, in new guidance currently under consultation.

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Cheesy vegan product packed with B vitamins

By Liza Laws

A type of yeast packed with vitamin B is aimed at helping the vegan curious make the transition to a plant-based diet while maintaining some meat and dairy flavours in their diet.

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Elysium launches supplement aimed at slowing brain atrophy

By Hank Schultz

Elysium Health has launched a new brain health supplement based on research done at the University of Oxford. The supplement, called Matter, pairs a high dose suite of B vitamins with specially formulated omega-3s from fish oil.

Folate & glaucoma:

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Folate shows eye health benefits in 20 year+ cohort study


Folate, or vitamin B9, has been shown to reduce homocysteine levels that are important in warding off a condition known as exfoliation glaucoma (EG) that can provoke blindness and severe visual impairment, researchers have found.

NutraIngredients vitamins quiz

Special edition: Vitamins

NutraIngredients vitamins quiz

Think you know your B vitamins from your Ds? Take the NutraIngredients quiz and find out.

Marmite could be back on Danish shelves in three months...if Unilever applies for permission

Unilever on unauthorised Danish Marmite sales: “We are innocent”

By Shane Starling

Marmite, recently withdrawn from the Danish market after it became apparent the fortified, yeast breakfast spread did not possess a fortified food authorisation under the Scandinavian country’s strict laws, could be back on-market in three months, Danish...

Denmark puts the squeeze on Marmite? Not necessarily

Denmark: There is no Marmite ban

By Shane Starling

The Danish government has clarified that Marmite is not in fact banned, but merely in need of a marketing authorisation as per European Union health claim rules.

He's taking his vitamins

Centrum multivitamin passes NASA space stability test

By Stephen Daniells

B vitamins from Wyeth’s Centrum multivitamins are stable over four months of storage on the International Space Station (ISS), says a new study from NASA that has positive implications back on Earth.


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