Stress Management

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The 'promising' role of saffron in stress resilience

By Olivia Brown

New research conducted in partnership with botanical product manufacturer Pharmactive reveals that its standardized saffron extract Affron was able to normalise HPA axis dysregulation following chronic mild stress stimulation in a rat model.

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Time for a smarter approach to adaptogens

By Nikki Hancocks

Nektium scientists are working to better educate on the benefits of adaptogenic ingredients and improve classification, with a focus on two of the "hero" ingredients of this realm: Rhodiola rosea (RR) and Withania somnifera (WS).

The role microbiota-gut-brain axis plays in stress management

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The role microbiota-gut-brain axis plays in stress management

By Stephen Daniells

The rise of dietary supplements to help manage stress was one of the big success stories from the pandemic years. While much of this success was linked to products containing adaptogenic herbs (we’re looking at you, Ashwagandha), the past couple of years...

Vitafoods 2023 Highlight: Holistic Health

Vitafoods 2023 Highlight: Holistic Health

By Olivia Haslam

Holistic health solutions can provide a comprehensive and integrated approach to wellness aligning with consumer preferences for natural solutions and preventive health strategies, evidenced by innovations showcased at Vitafoods.

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How ashwagandha supplements may support female sexual health

Female sexual dysfunction affects 41% of reproductive age women worldwide, making it a highly prevalent condition. As current options are lacking, it’s creating an increased demand for supplements to support sexual health and function.

Ashwagandha shows wellness benefits in US college students

Ashwagandha shows wellness benefits in US college students

By Asia Sherman

Supplementation with ashwagandha may improve the psychological well-being and support academic success of college students in the United States, according to recent research published in the Journal of Medicinal Food.

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Low dose Holy Basil may reduce stress, improve sleep: Study

By Nicola Gordon-Seymour

Administration of Ocimum tenuiflorum extract (Holixer), or Holy basil, in low doses can reduce stress and insomnia and increase sleep efficiency, according to the results of a recent trial, published in Nutrition.

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Measuring psychological stress in health research

By Danielle Masterson

Between the pandemic, inflation rates, global issues and more, an increasing number of consumers are turning to supplements to support their mental health. According to SPINS, vitamins & supplements for stress relief and sleep support products saw...

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Stress: What can you claim on a product label?

By Danielle Masterson

According to the 2021 CRN Consumer Survey on Dietary Supplements, 16% of dietary supplement users said they turned to supplements for mental health support (e.g. anxiety, depression, stress management).

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Lallemand zeros in on gut-brain axis

By Danielle Masterson

Disruptions in the gut or brain as they codevelop may subsequently predispose children to stress-related disorders later on in adulthood.

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Ashwagandha extract cuts amount of non-restorative sleep: RCT

By Stephen Daniells

Daily supplementation with a standardized ashwagandha extract (Shoden) may reduce the amount of nonrestorative sleep experienced by healthy adults, says data from a gold-standard randomized, double blind, placebo-controlled trial.

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