Studies have linked protein-energy malnutrition to impaired immune function in the elderly, so researchers compared how a novel ultraviolet-treated dairy protein may give older adults an immunity boost.
People with very pale skin may require vitamin D supplements because they are unable to spend enough time in the sun to make the amount of vitamin D the body needs while also avoiding sunburn, according to new research.
Hawaiian microalgae specialist Cyanotech has received the green
light to sell its astaxanthin in the EU under novel foods
regulations, opening up a new market that it says has great
potential for the antioxidant ingredient.
Cyanotech Corporation, a Hawaiian-based company specialising in
ingredients from microalgae, is to take its astaxanthin-rich algae
extract into the European supplements market and has sought novel
foods approval from the UK's...
BioReal Sweden's (formerly AstaReal) has harvested its first crop
of astaxanthin-producing microalgae from its new bioreactors, after
almost doubling capacity in order to meet rising demand from Japan.
Supplements, and not increased exposure to either natural or
artificial ultraviolet (UV) light, should be the preferred way of
topping up vitamin D levels, stress medical experts in a journal
Medical experts are warning that people wanting to boost their
vitamin D should do so by supplementing their diet rather than
putting themselves at risk of skin cancer by increasing exposure to
natural or artificial UV.
Perillyl alcohol (PEOH), found naturally in mint and citrus fruits
and also used as a food additive, is a powerful inhibitor of both
UVB-induced non-melanoma and melanoma, reported researchers this