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Brew your vitamins: Startup VitaCup delivers vitamin-fortified coffee for Keurig system

As both the dietary supplement industry and consumers are well aware, taking one’s dietary supplements is a daily routine people are prone to forget. A cup of joe, on the other hand, not so much.

Biz school study gives rise to brand dedicated to effective doses of top shelf ingredients

A business school plan developed into AlternaScript, a business that the founders say is built on using efficacious dosages of branded ingredients backed by clinical data, including a new weight loss product featuring a PLT ingredient.

Beetroot’s ‘anti-ageing’ effects on brain noted in post-exercise study

Beetroot juice supplementation could improve cognitive function in older people as study results showed an enhanced ability by the brain to form new neural connections.

Educating consumers on omega-3 benefits, and reminding them of those, remains challenge, event attendees told

Educating consumers on the benefits of omega-3s and keeping those benefits forefront in their minds as they make buying decisions remains one of the principal challenges of the market, experts told attendees on a NutraIngredients-USA webinar that ran live yesterday.

GNC’s Q1: ‘Customers are coming back to our stores’

Shares in GNC rose Tuesday after its first quarter results beat Wall Street's expectations. The improvements were linked to the company’s One New GNC model that introduced a new pricing structure and loyalty programs.

For research backing, carotenoids are king, eye health expert says

Perhaps the best case for the effects of supplementation can be made for carotenoids associated with eye health, says an expert who has studied the compounds.

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Got groundbreaking research to shout about? IPA World Congress + Probiota Americas call for abstracts

Are you researching the latest state-of-the-art developments related to prebiotic, probiotic and microbiome science relevant to human health, well-being, consumers and industry? If so, we would like to hear from you.

Special edition: Omega-3s

Powerful PUFAs: The many health benefits of omega-3s

From heart health to better brain function, and from improved exercise recovery to lower PTSD severity, is there nothing omega-3 can’t do?

Flavonoid-rich blueberries have a brain boosting role, say researchers

Regular consumption of concentrated blueberry juice may improve brain function in healthy older adults, British researchers have determined. 

Lutein and zeaxanthin levels linked to better cognitive function: Study

Higher blood levels of lutein and zeaxanthin may be associated with better cognition, memory, and executive function, says a new study from Ireland.

Probiotics and memory: When conclusions can go too far

A recent rodent study indicated that a combination of probiotics may impair memory in healthy animals – conclusions that industry experts say go ‘a bit too far’, and are at odds with the totality of the evidence.

The animal supplement sector is a Harvard Business School case study on driving a responsible system: NASC President

From GMPs to a robust adverse event reporting system and list of qualified suppliers, the self-regulatory successes of the animal supplement industry could be a Harvard Business School case study, says the president of the National Animal Supplement Council.

Resveratrol’s role in eye protection implied as metabolites cross blood barriers

Resveratrol and its metabolites have been detected in the eye after oral administration, signifying its ability to cross protective barriers and reinforce its potential benefit to vision conditions.

‘No valid conclusions’: Omega-3 trade body fires back over prenatal DHA supplementation findings

A randomised trial follow-up found little benefit of prenatal DHA supplementation on the IQ of children at age seven, academics in Australia have reported.

In wake of disease claim warning, Life Extension said it will tweak page layouts but won’t back down from core mission

Despite receiving a warning letter from the Food and Drug Administration about disease claims on its website, supplement manufacturer Life Extension said it is not going to change its basic mode of communication with its customers.

Caffeine may protect brain against dementia, study shows

Caffeine could ward off dementia and other neurodegenerative conditions by enhancing the abilities of protective enzymes, say researchers.

Low omega-3 intakes a ‘concern’ for pregnant women: US data

Pregnant women in the US should be encouraged to consume more omega-3s, with a new analysis showing that intakes of EPA and DHA are falling short of recommendations. 

Beating the blues! Berries may boost mood, improve memory

Flavonoid-rich blueberry drinks may improve mood in both children and young adults, says a new study.

FDA continues to ‘carefully review’ vinpocetine comments

The US Food and Drug Administration has received over 800 comments about vinpocetine, as the agency continues to assess the regulatory status of the ingredient. 

Injunctions, $6.6 million fine in FTC case citing misleading claims, fraudulent return policy

The Federal Trade Commission and Attorney General of Maine have announced the settlement of a case involving alleged deceptive marketing practices for dietary supplements that were featured in radio spots.

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