Vitamin D, zinc, and selenium supplements have significant evidence to suggest intakes reduce the risk of COVID-19 infection and associated severe outcomes, whilst probiotics may enhance symptomatic and viral clearance.
A new study comparing the labelled and actual contents of zinc and selenium supplements, finds these products regularly contain less of the mineral than labelled, with some even falling outside the allowed labelling tolerances.
A recent study observes that synthesising selenium nanoparticles (SeNPs) using Anoectochilus burmannicus extract (ABE) significantly improved stability in terms of antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activities, following freeze-drying and long-term storage.
Dutch researchers are calling for increased intakes and potential supplementation for women planning a pregnancy after a new analysis revealed that this group had inadequate iodine status and insufficient selenium intakes.
Long-term supplementation of selenium and coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) may preserve telomeres length, a marker of ageing, and are associated with a reduction in cardiovascular mortality, says a new study from Scandinavia.
Scientists have identified a link between the outcome of COVID-19 disease and dietary selenium – found in fish, seafood, meat, poultry, and cereals. FoodNavigator hears from lead researcher Professor Margaret Rayman, from the University of Surrey, to...
A large proportion of the US population is achieving adequate levels of selenium from their diets and marketers of selenium products should focus on populations in countries where levels of the micronutrient are low, says a leading researcher.
A federal judge in California has given the green light to a class action lawsuit filed in 2009 alleging that healthcare giant Bayer misled shoppers by claiming its men’s vitamins could support prostate health.
Cypress Systems is stepping up distribution of its high selenium
yeast SelenoExcell in a new distribution agreement with Garuda
International, set to take it into previously untapped markets and
the area of functional foods.
Taking vitamin E and selenium supplements could reduce the toxicity
of mercury from fish, indicates an animal study. If replicated in
humans, the findings may mean pregnant women could consume more
fish, and their babies benefit from...
Institut Rosell-Lallemand's Lalmin Se has become the standard
against which other organic selenium is measured following the
release of certified reference material (CRM) by Canada's National
Research Council, enabling the...