Increased blood levels of the sunshine vitamin are associated with significantly lower risks of cardiovascular disease, respiratory disease, and fractures, according to data collected in the UK over 13 years.
Supplements of calcium or non-dairy products fortified with the mineral may reduce the risk of colorectal cancer, according to meta-analysis of prospective observational studies by researchers at Harvard School of Public Health.
Probiotic strain Lactobacillus paracasei could alter the intestinal microbial in healthy populations, but this depends strictly on the ‘ecosystem’ of the individual, according to research.
It has been a good year for curcumin and turmeric with market growth of 26%, new studies supporting its potential health benefits, and increasing consumer awareness. In this special focus on curcumin, we look back at some of the hottest developments and news from the summer for the yellow pigment.
The soy industry has hit back at a recent study that suggested soy supplementation could worsen rather than ameliorate breast cancer by influencing gene behaviour.
Sales of curcumin supplements are soaring. This perpetually almost-ready-for-prime-time ingredient has finally arrived, suppliers say.
10-year-old Swiss biotech firm Evolva has completed the resveratrol manufacturing cost-reduction programme it embarked on for the antioxidant nearly two years ago when it bought defunct Fluxome’s business for €550,000.
Regular consumption of flavanols and flavanone bioactive compounds, found in tea, citrus fruits and fruit juices, can lower the risk of ovarian cancer by as much as 21%, according to a cohort study involving nearly 180,000 women and begun in 1976.
The UK should update vitamin D food and supplement content estimations that have the knock-on effect of distorting population intake levels of the sunshine vitamin by about 3%, a study has concluded.
The Council for Responsible Nutrition has launched a new tool for members that puts together in one place data on recent enforcement actions by the Federal Trade Commission regardling claims made in advertising. The resource can help them avoid making the same mistakes, said Steve Mister, president and CEO of CRN.
Thera Innovations, a Canadian importer of dietary supplement ingreidients, has anounced a new supply deal for more bioavailable forms of curcumin and quercitin. The ingredients, branded as Theracumin and EMIQ, and are souced from Theravalues Corporation, a Japanese supplier.
Futureceuticals says its HiActives broccoli sprout powder fills the void for a highly functional functional food and supplement ingredient, as the firm’s proprietary sprouting process and gentle-drying method creates a whole sprout powder (not an extract) that is “standardized to a higher level”.
Dietary capsaicin – the active ingredient found in chilli peppers – may trigger a reaction that reduces the risk of colorectal tumours, according to Californian research on mice.
Dutch-Swiss ingredients giant DSM Nutritional Products (DNP) has called ‘time’ on Teavigo, a decade after launching the proprietary, weight management-focused green tea extract.
Puna Noni, a Hawaiian company marketing juice of the tropical Noni fruit, has received a warning letter from the Food and Drug Administration citing numerous violations, including cancer treatment claims and GMP failures. Considering the exhaustive list of transgressions in the letter, at least one observer questioned why FDA didn’t take the next step to file an injuction against the company.
Long-term use of vitamin C and E supplements do not increase the risk of cancer, while vitamin C may offer some colorectal benefits, according to a new analysis from Harvard researchers.
The science to support the potential benefits of nicotinamide riboside for age-related conditions continues to grow, with a new study from Europe indicating the compound may boost the number and size of mitochondria.
An article published this week by the American Botanical Council lays out the story underlying a German court’s recent decision to lift a ban on kava, including the ways in which the legal goalposts moved around during the process. Kava’s reinstatement, though it pertains only to the German market, is viewed a big development by an influential American observer.
Plandai Biotechnology Inc. will not be required to apply to the US Food and Drug Administration for New Dietary Ingredient status in order to market and sell its Phytofare Catechin Complex as a dietary supplement, enabling the firm to start marketing the supplement in the imminent third quarter.
The amount of polyphenols absorbed and used by the body may be greater when taken with other polyphenols, according to a research review of the antioxidants.
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