Low vitamin B6 intake may contribute to cognitive decline in older adults, while other B vitamins do not show the same effects, according to a new follow-up study in Northern Ireland.
Taking male rat pups away from their mothers can produce detrimental effects in those rats when they mature, including mental illness, and these effects can then be passed on to the next generation. A new study suggests that probiotics can help reverse this transgenerational damage.
Quincy Bioscience, marketers of brain health product Prevagen, has been charged with making deceptive memory, cognitive improvement claims by the Federal Trade Commission and New York State Attorney General.
Supplementation with omega-3s, antioxidants, and resveratrol in a beverage significantly improved Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE) scores, a questionnaire used to measure cognitive impairment in 18 patients, researchers found.
Supplements of vitamin C and E may reduce the risk of cognitive decline, according to data from the Canadian Study of Health and Aging.
Drinking sour cherry juice appears to boost blood flow to the brain and may reduce blood pressure, according to a study.
The supply of industrial hemp is ramping up quickly, as a company formed by growers in Kentucky reported $2 million in payments to farmers for the 2016 crop. But demand for CBD still far outstrips supply, a company officer said.
Creating and disseminating analytic tools for biomarkers, seeking to better understand the microbiome, and enhancing consumer to the Dietary Supplement Label Database are just some of the new directions outlined by the Office of Dietary Supplements for 2017-2021.
The Asia-Pacific fish oil market is forecast to grow by 5% to 2020 helping the global total to hit US$1.5bn, with supplements and functional foods tipped to be the region’s fasting-growing industry segment.
Supplement retailing giant GNC will hit the reset button on its customer experience by closing all of its corporate-owned stores for one day next week to install new checkout terminals and institute a new pricing structure.
Probiotics consumption may have advantageous effects on mental health by lessening the psychological symptoms of perceived stress, depression and anxiety, according to a new systematic review and meta-analysis.
In a few months’ time I will be celebrating my two-year anniversary running IPA. Time flies when you are passionate about what you do! From a transition period in 2015 to the significant strides we made in 2016 – we truly are living up to being the Global Voice of Probiotics.
Some proponents of botanicals such as kratom or CBDs have chafed under regulatory restrictions that have forestalled wider acceptance and availability. But the full market is potentially available for those companies willing to go through accepted channels, experts say.
The American Botanical Council and the American Herbal Products Association have urged the DEA to back off its plan to ban kratom. The groups took slightly different tacks in their comments, with ABC focusing on how the move could restrain research while AHPA targeted the bad precedent set by attacking an herb that is already safely in the marketplace.
Supplements of resveratrol may improve energy metabolism, cell signaling pathways, and neurotransmission in monkeys eating a high sugar and fat Western diet, says a new study.
The research into the health benefits of soy foods continues to accumulate while the concerns about the legume’s purported estrogenic effects abate, according to a recent review article.
California-based Coromega, a company that has based its value proposition the pleasant mouthfeel of its omega-3 emulsions, has found that it is not immune to the drive toward ever higher concentrations. The company has launched a “super-concentrated” offering to compete on this high end of the market.
Daily supplements of inositol-stabilized arginine silicate (Nitrosigine by Nutrition 21, LLC) may boost cognitive performance in tests requiring mental flexibility, processing speed and executive functioning, according to two double-blind placebo-controlled crossover studies.
Spirulina may be nutrient packed, but it’s a focus on quality and a clean supply that will continue to support the steady growth being experienced by this ‘king of superfoods’, says DIC Corporation.
Brain and memory impairment caused by stress during early development could be lessened by micronutrient supplements, according to a Dutch study.