Calcium enriched in a Lactobacillus-based postbiotic system is associated with higher levels of bioavailability as compared to calcium citrate, while a calcium-enriched yeast-based postbiotic does not influence calcium absorption, according to a new study...
A new study confirming that the diet of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) patients often lacks vitamin D and vitamin K, concludes: “While vitamin D supplementation is the rule, vitamin K shortages need proactive nutritional intervention.”
On the 100th anniversary of the discovery of vitamin D, Dr. Michael Holick – an endocrinologist who contributed to isolating its active form – revisited the evolution of the sunshine vitamin, tracing its origins to the early oceans.
With a full suite a successful New Dietary Ingredient Notifications (NDINs) and steady stream of peer-reviewed publications substantiating its claims, Hofseth Biocare (HBC) is feeling bullish about its portfolio of upcycled ingredients.
Among women, a vegan diet is associated with significantly higher risk of hip fracture but supplementing with both vitamin D and calcium removes this increased risk, according to a new large-scale study.
Poland’s Sanitary and Epidemiological Council has met to determine maximum calcium and potassium levels contained in Tribulus terrestris L. and Rhodiola rosea preparations for use in dietary supplements.
The European Court of Justice has forbidden the use of algae-derived calcium in organic drinks after judges classed the algae as a mineral and its addition would be at odds with the product’s organic label.
In the US, 25% of the older Americans live below the poverty line, and high levels of inadequacy of calcium and vitamin D is putting this already vulnerable population at increased risk of poor bone health, suggests a new study from Pharmavite LLC, the...
A recent study that suggested supplemental calcium could increase the incidence of colon polyps is preliminary and should not weigh heavily against the well-proven benefits of the mineral, a trade organization has said.
Two meta-analyses have questioned the efficacy of calcium supplements to boost bone mineral density (BMD) and reduce the risk of fractures, but the data selection for the analyses has been questioned by a leading trade association.
Studies linking calcium intakes to heart concerns continue to be published, but studies showing no effects and even benefits can also be found in the literature, so what are the lessons to learn and what questions remain unanswered?
Given the maturity of the market for calcium supplements and calcium-fortified foods and beverages, there is a surprising amount of innovation both in raw ingredients and finished products, say market experts.
As the more innovative supplement manufacturers are well aware, novel delivery formats - from gummies and straws to gourmet chocs - can breathe new life into a mature category and bring new consumers into the market.
A new report from the Institute of Medicine has set out new, increased, dietary recommendations for calcium and vitamin D, but noted that that many Americans already achieve the RDI levels through diet and sun exposure.
Dietary calcium occurs in combination with traces of other minerals that have a positive synergistic effect – unlike synthetic calcium used in many supplements, says Marigot, which says the results of a recent meta-analysis balancing bone benefits against...
The controversial study published last month in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) that suggested calcium supplementation could increase heart attack risk has prompted an assessment of the mineral by Danish authorities.
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has accepted a health claim linking calcium and vitamin D to bone health in older women, but said there is insufficient evidence to support the proposed dosage levels.
The world's leading plant-sourced supplier of calcium has defended itself against an industry source's accusations that it has over-harvested its Irish seaweed supply and will soon be forced to source exclusively from its new Icelandic base.
Irish mineral firm Marigot is seeking to build use of its Aquamin
calcium/mineral ingredient in soy milks, with recent tests
indicating superior sensory properties compared to other
Gadot Biochemical Industries has developed a new calcium citrate
compound that could help formulators overcome fortification issues
with soy milk, fluid milk, smoothie, infant formula, and other milk