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DPA, vitamins D and K ‘should be investigated’ for cognitive health, says new review

A focus on new nutrients, a more holistic approach, and innovative clinical trials using omics technology may help better support the role of nutrition in cognitive health, says a new review.

American Ginseng Advisory Panel formed to preserve the genetic diversity of wild botanical

The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) Foundation for Education and Research on Botanicals has formed the American Ginseng Advisory Panel, with the development of a national American ginseng germplasm collection a key goal.

Rock Creek seems to be near end of supplement road as FDA rejects NDI filing

Rock Creek Pharmaceuticals, formerly known as Star Scientific, has hit another pothole in the road in the form of a negative opinion from the Food and Drug Administration on its New Dietary Ingredient Notification (NDIN).

AHPA issues recommendations on cannabis regulation

The American Herbal Products Association continues to help lead the conversation about cannabis with the issuance of recommendations to regulators on the best practices for production and consumption of the botanical.

Coffee genome sequenced: Researchers drink to greater caffeine control

Reducing, enhancing or even eliminating caffeine content in coffee plants will be possible in the near future researchers are saying after completing the genomic map of the coffee plant Coffea canephora.

Omega-3 may reduce epilepsy seizures

Low doses of omega-3 rich fish oil may reduce epilepsy seizure frequency by around a third, according to research published in the British Medical Journal.

SPORTS NUTRITION 2014: FOCUS ON CREATINE SCIENCE

‘Get ripped like Rambo and smart like Picasso!’ VPX rips up sports drink rulebook

VPX/Redline CEO Jack Owoc tells Sports Nutrition 2014 delegates how to create a creatine-based sports/energy drink that’s 'omnipresent enough to crush Red Bull, Powerade and Monster'.

Curcumin takes center stage, suppliers say

Sales of curcumin supplements are soaring. This perpetually almost-ready-for-prime-time ingredient has finally arrived, suppliers say.

Omega-3s and vitamin D first focus for Global Nutrition & Health Alliance

The just-formed Global Nutrition & Health Alliance (GNHA) is tackling intake levels for vitamin D and omega-3 as the group formed by medical and health experts kicks into life.

Products aimed at kids is a bright spot in murky omega-3s sales picture, emulsion manufacturer says

Products targeting children is a bright spot in the otherwise murky sales picture for omega-3s, said an executive with Coromega, a company that markets omega-3 emulsion products.

Rimfrost going under the krill fishery sustainability knife (again)

Norway’s Olympic Seafood-owned krill phospholipid and omega-3 supplier Rimfrost is under assessment from the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) - a €300,000 process it expects to complete by the “middle of next year”.

Caffeine may have positive effects on Alzheimer’s-related tau deposits, says study

Caffeine could help ease the cognitive decline of Alzheimer’s disease German-French research has shown.

Omega-3 reduces anti-social behaviour in kids: Long term study

High-dose omega-3 supplementation can reduce anti-social behaviour in children - and alter parent attitudes - a 2-year study has found.

Omega-3s, cognitive health, and Dr Oz: NutraIngredients-USA’s top articles of the summer

It’s been an interesting summer for the dietary supplements industry, and we’re taking a look back at some of the lessons from the summer to keep front of mind as we head into the busy fall period.

Swiss player ready for reduced cost resveratrol launch

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.

DSM to increase omega-3s capacity in light of dietary reference intake review

The move by Canadian and US health authorities to look at the establishment of a dietary reference intake for omega-3s will be a boon both for public health and the health of the market for these important nutrients, omega-3s supplier DSM says.  The company is responding by increasing capacity at its fish oil extraction facility in Canada.

‘No surprise’: RCT data supports Nawgan’s ability to boost alertness, attention and cognitive performance

Consuming Nawgan, the ‘alertness beverage’ containing citicoline and caffeine, can boost attention and alertness in young adults, according to results of a randomized clinical trial.

Krill sustainability backed in 18 month review

The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) has backed the sustainability of Norwegian firm Aker Biomarine’s Antarctic krill fishing activities, with improved scores.

New Omega-3 product sourced from Alaskan Pollock stresses freshness, sustainability, traceability

A new omega-3 product sourced from Alaskan Pollock has hit the market. Offered by Seattle-based American Marine Ingredients, the new ingredient is in the form of a finished product branded as 54°North Omega-3 with Vitamin D3.

Caffeine’s neuroprotective effects dependent on genetic makeup, says study

Researchers at Linköping University in Sweden say they have discovered genetic variations in caffeine’s protection against Parkinson’s Disease.

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