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BMJ studies that discount vitamin D in COVID fight draw ire

By Danielle Masterson

Researchers and stakeholders are reacting to new research that contradicts two previous meta-analyses of randomized clinical trials that found vitamin D to have a protective shield against respiratory illnesses.

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Hemp compounds block COVID-19, study finds

By Danielle Masterson

Researchers found that a pair of cannabinoid acids bind to the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein, preventing a critical step in the process the virus uses to infect people.

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UK vit D sufficiency threshold set too low, say experts

By Nikki Hancocks

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...

NutraCast: Compliance amid a pandemic with CRO NutraSource

NutraCast: Compliance amid a pandemic with CRO NutraSource

By Danielle Masterson

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...

Government update forces delay of The Ingredients Show

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Government update forces delay of The Ingredients Show

By Will Chu

The Ingredients Show, part of the UK Food & Drink Shows, has been postponed until 5-7 July 2021 in response to the UK government’s latest efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19.

NutraVideo: Zinc, vitamin D are key in COVID fight

NutraVideo: Zinc, vitamin D are key in COVID fight

By Danielle Masterson

The dietary supplement market has been flooded with new products, with an unprecedented demand in immune health. A recent Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN)-IPSOS survey found that vitamin D usage jumped 37% and zinc grew 17% amid the pandemic.

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Researchers investigate gut microbiome and COVID-19 connection

By Danielle Masterson

The recent webinar "The Human Microbiome and COVID-19: Investigating a Potential Connection" offered an exclusive look into a pioneering clinical investigation that wrapped up in August. The research is being led by Dr. Martin J. Blaser, Henry...

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How will COVID-19 impact health food perceptions?

By Nikki Hancocks

Health food and drink experts have revealed what they believe will be the biggest purchase drivers and the biggest innovation pitfalls post-COVID and how brands can cater to emerging needs.

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How to adapt strategy during a global crisis

By Nikki Hancocks

Within this global health and economic crisis lies opportunity for supplements offering great value for money but companies must act now to flourish, according to a recent webinar from private label supplement developer PharmaLinea Ltd.

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