The supposed anti-cancer effects of vitamin E have been long suggested. Now researchers believe they may have identified a key mechanism behind these properties.
Lycopene has a growing reputation among the carotenoids, but have we started to see a red revolution in the market? In this special edition article, NutrIngredients asks where the science and the market data stand on the tomato compound.
With antioxidants that are relatively new to the market, strong scientific evidence backing benefits and modes of action is crucial to constructing a coherent ingredient story, experts say. The tale of two antioxidants, ergothioneine and pterostilbene, illustrates the point.
As questions swirl around the nutraceutical potential of cannabis products (and their regulatory status), the American Herbal Pharmacopoeia is moving ahead with the production of a cannabis monograph with support from a nascent cannabis company.
Bitter melon juice may prevent the development of pancreatic cancer by cutting off the fuel supply to cancerous cells, according to new data.
Consumption of omega-3 rich fish oils could help to protect against skin cancer, according to new findings from the UK.
Regulations regarding how dietary supplement manufacturers can use testimonials to market their products have been on the books for many years now. But judging from recent warning letters and enforcement actions, many companies still aren’t getting the message.
Certain combinations of natural products can be as effective as man-made drugs in acting against specific diseases. But the chances of finding an effective combination could be as low as below 3%, according to new research data.
The dietary supplements industry should be encouraged and not threatened by increased scrutiny of its products by the mainstream medical community, because it means they are taking the products – and the questions from their patients – seriously.
Women taking supplements containing isoflavones may have a lower risk of breast cancer, with high content supplements consistently linked with reduced risk, says a new analysis from Canada.
Silibinin, a major active compound from milk thistle extract, could help to protect against UV-induced skin cancer, according to new research.
The potential health benefits from the high content of anthocyanin compounds found in many berries could be nullified by saliva in the mouth, according to new research.
High intake of folic acid is not associated with an increased incidence of cancers, new data has confirmed.
Looking back, 2013 could well become known as selenium’s breakthrough year, two major suppliers of the ingredient say.
Growing consumer awareness of their own deficiencies, its health benefits, and the emergence of innovative forms are making magnesium the ‘the hottest ingredient in the mineral category’.
Antioxidant nutritional supplements may actually promote cancer progression in late-stage cancers patients, according to a new research paper published by Nobel laureate James Watson.
The compound believed to one of the ‘active ingredients’ in a high-fibre diet could have clinical potential to control the progression of prostate cancer in patients diagnosed in early stages of the disease, suggest researchers.
Increased intakes of vitamin B6 and riboflavin (B2) are associated with a 20% reduction in the risk of colorectal cancer, says a new study.
A daily multivitamin does not increase the risk of death, says a new meta-analysis from Australia that supports the safety of the supplements and challenges previous controversial analyses.
There is evidence linking almost every food or ingredient to cancer, but don’t worry because the evidence for pretty much all of it is very weak, say researchers.