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Probiotics and memory: When conclusions can go too far

By Stephen Daniells

A recent rodent study indicated that a combination of probiotics may impair memory in healthy animals – conclusions that industry experts say go ‘a bit too far’, and are at odds with the totality of the evidence.

PQQ set to make splash in sports nutrition beverages

PQQ set to make splash in sports nutrition beverages

By Hank Schultz

Two firms have joined forces to bring the multifunctional molecule pyrroloquinoline quinone, or PQQ, into the sports nutrition market via beverage applications.  The partnership pairs Virun’s delivery technology with Nascent Health Sciences' supply...

“Perhaps the brain is the last place you want to lose vitamin C

Vitamin C shows eyes & brain health potential: Study

By Stephen Daniells

One of the nutrition industry’s biggest sellers – vitamin C – may help nerve cells in the eye to function properly, says a new study that suggests the vitamin may also be important for brain function, too.

Omega-3 scientists oppose EFSA ALA claim

Omega-3 scientists oppose EFSA ALA claim

An omega-3 researcher has written to the European Commission demanding a recent European Food Safety Authority (EFSA)-approved claim for omega-3 form ALA be revoked.

Cyanotech courts consumers

Cyanotech courts consumers

By staff reporter

Hawaiian microalgae producer Cyanotech has become the latest
company to tout its wares direct to consumers, with the initiation
of an advertising campaign aimed at end users of BioAstin.

The B vitamin painkiller

The B vitamin painkiller

A combination of B vitamins has been found to reduce the severity
of chronic pain in rats. The new research suggests that relief from
chronic pain, which affects millions every year, could be provided
in the form of vitamin tablets.

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