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Could a shot of orange juice boost brain power for men?

Scientists from PepsiCo and the University of Reading (UK) report that a single glass of flavonoid-rich orange juice may boost cognitive function, compared to placebo.

SupplySide West 2016: The top picks from the education sessions

With the world’s largest natural products supply show less than two weeks away, NutraIngredients-USA trawls through the education program and gives you our top picks for Las Vegas.

Special Edition: Botanicals

What’s going on with the NY AG 7?

The initial investigation launched by NY Attorney General Eric Schneiderman focused on seven herbs - Echinacea, garlic, Ginkgo biloba, ginseng, Saw Palmetto, St John’s wort and Valerian. We review the data to see what’s happened to these ingredients. 

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DSM Launches omega-3 campaign for healthcare practitioners

The Know Your Ω campaign, launching at the 2016 AAFP Family Medicine Experience (FMX), is designed to educate healthcare practitioners on the health benefits of EPA + DHA omega-3s.

Study supports bioavailability of omega-3s from wax ester-rich marine oil

Calanus oil is a highly bioavailable source of the omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA, says a new study that supports its potential as a suitable alternative source of omega-3s.

Could DHA supplements during pregnancy boost attention in children?

Prenatal supplements of the omega-3 fatty acid docosahexanoic acid (DHA) may improve measures of attention in the children at age 5, says a new study from an international team of researchers.

Companies beta-testing CRN’s dietary supplement product registry

Nine companies are beta-testing the CRN’s product registry – the Supplement Online Wellness Library (Supplement OWL) – which is being developed and administered by UL.

New analytical method identifies adulterated St John’s wort products

Almost 40% of a sample of 37 St John’s wort products may be adulterated with synthetic dyes and/or uncharacteristic flavonoids, says a new study.

US Army testing krill oil for warfighters’ cognitive performance

A new study will determine if omega-3 supplementation can improve cognitive processes in high-performing warfighters.

Guest article

Category growth helps mushroom supplement company secure expansion financing

Aloha Medicinals President Mike Brown shared with NutraIngredients-USA that capital investments have been made enabling Aloha Medicinals to double its mushroom production capacity in the United States in response to growing global demand for medicinal mushrooms. Founded in 1999, Aloha Medicinals has grown to become the largest US organic producer of medicinal mushrooms.

Herbal product sales rise 7.5% according to ABC

Herbal supplement sales increased by 7.5% according to a new report by the American Botanical Council’s 2015 report. Consumers in the US spent $6.9 billion on herbal products during the year, according to the publication.

Vitamin B clinical trials first to use neuroimaging technology

Supplementation with B vitamins significantly improves general mental health, reduces subjective stress and increases vigour and overall mood in mentally demanding situations, according to research from Melbourne’s Swinburne University.

What does health & wellness mean to consumers? Nielsen conducts global survey

US consumers increasingly see non-GMO, natural, organic and clean label claims as a proxy for ‘healthy’ or ‘healthier,’ says Nielsen in a new report* examining how consumers around the globe are thinking about health and wellness.

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Lohmann brings distribution back in house

German ferric ingredients and specialty chemicals supplier Dr Paul Lohmann GmbH KG has announced a new supply arrangement for North America that brings brand representation back in house.

Low calcium may affect memory but not ability to learn: Study

Researchers have shown deficiency in calcium has a significantly impact on brain development and cognition function.

TeaCrine poised to rev up market size post self-affirmed GRAS

Compound Solutions, the company behind nature identical theacrine called TeaCrine, is aiming to make cognitive plus energy products more mainstream.

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A new nootropic in town: Limited Labs launches ‘Dragon’

Online brand Limited Lab launches new nootropic supplement “Dragon,” which contains a blend of Kyowa Hakko’s Cognizin citicoline and Compound Solution’s brand-name theacrine Teacrine.

Study shows ChromaDex's Niagen can repair NAD+ synthesis in aging model

A new study conducted on nicotinamide riboside (NR), a form of vitamin B3, suggests the ingredient can help forestall some aspects of muscle weakness brought on by aging.

Spirulina’s anti-fatigue benefits supported by RCT

Spirulina, a blue-green alga or cyanobacterium, may reduce physical and mental fatigue after exercise, report scientists from Ohio State University.

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