Pharmaceutical-style reductionism has been the order of the day in the dietary supplement business. But strong synergistic countercurrents still exist, generated by product developers adhering to older traditions such as TCM and Ayurveda.
Nicotinamide riboside, a vitamin B3 derivative, may reduce inflammation linked to obesity, and reduce the risk of diseases linked to this type of inflammation, according to pre-clinical data from scientists at the National Institutes of Health.
Consuming psyllium may help blood sugar management, say meta-analyses of 35 randomized, controlled, clinical studies from scientists at Procter & Gamble and Duke University.
New product delivery formats, a long list of ingredients, and scientific consensus are driving developments in supplements positioned for inflammation, NBTY’s top scientists tell NutraIngredients-USA.
People with better control of blood sugar after eating barley kernel bread also have a different balance of microbes in the gut, a new study in Cell Metabolism reveals.
Delta- and gamma-tocotrienols may be more effective than alpha-tocotrienol and alpha-tocopherol in attenuating metabolic syndrome, suggests a recent study in diet-induced obese rats.
Increased intakes of magnesium from the diet may reduce the risk of metabolic syndrome by 22%, says a new meta-analysis.
Dutch company Newtricious is bringing a new egg protein hydrosolate ingredient market with data backing its cardiovascular and metabolic health benefits.
Beneo’s isomaltulose ingredient is winning over endurance athletes with its steady carbohydrate energy supply, but what next for the ingredient, and what about reports of GI discomfort?
The omega oils story continues to ramify as companies compete to launch products outside the core omega-3s space. The latest entrant is AlaskOmega, which has launched an omega-7 fish oil concentrate.
Ingredion has submitted a health claim petition to the FDA for its Hi-Maize high-amylose corn resistant starch and reduction of risk for type 2 diabetes.
Supplements of chromium picolinate may help to control blood sugar levels in people with poorly controlled type 2 diabetes, says a new study from Brazil.
Polyphenols from coffee may improve blood sugar levels and boost endothelial function in healthy men, says a new study from Japan.
Supplementing obese teens with high doses of vitamin D may not have benefits on endothelial functions related to the risk of developing heart disease and diabetes, say researchers.
Consumption of Lactobacillus reuteri probiotics may boost insulin release in healthy people, says a new study.
Taking lutein at 13 months of age does not benefit the child’s cardiometabolic health at six, say researchers.
Calcium and magnesium may reduce the risk of metabolic syndrome – but men need above and beyond recommended levels for this effect, say researchers.
Magnesium chloride supplements may lower blood sugar levels and counter insulin resistance, says a new study from Mexico.
Flour made from chañar fruit (Geoffroea decorticans) may be used as a functional food ingredient to help reduce the risk of conditions associated with oxidative stress and inflammation, researchers report.
Research, focus and regulatory cunning will be needed if the nutraceutical industry is to tap into the relatively unexplored area of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), says the consultancy firm behind a new dedicated clinical trial platform.