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AlaskOmega launches DHA omega-3 concentrates

Ohio-based Organic Technologies, producer of the AlaskOmega brand of fish oils, omega-3 and omega-7 concentrates, has launched new DHA-rich oils.

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innoVactiv self-affirms GRAS status for InSea2 ingredient

Canada-based innoVactic has announced that its InSea2 ingredient obtained self-affirmed Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) status following a comprehensive evaluation by an independent panel of experts.

Spore-based probiotic supplementation may reduce symptoms of ‘leaky gut syndrome’

Supplements containing a combination of spore-based probiotics may counter the chronic immune activation and inflammation associated with “leaky gut”, says a new study.

HerbalGram Herb Market Report for 2016

Ayurvedic herbs’ rise continues as turmeric & ashwagandha post big YOY growth

Turmeric/curcumin continues to be a standout performer in the herbal sector with data from the HerbalGram Herb Market Report for 2016 showing massive growth across both mass and natural retail channels.

Multivitamins, vitamin D & omega-3s most popular supplements for older Americans: Survey

Dietary supplement use among older Americans is high, with women twice as likely as men to use the products, says a new analysis of the 2011-2014 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES).

Special Edition: Personalized Nutrition

Push toward personalization will create new legal risks to manage, experts say

Offering personalized dietary supplements could open manufacturers up to legal risks, some of which go beyond those they are already subject to, experts say.

Ginseng extract may counter alcohol-related depression: Mouse data

A standardized extract from ginseng (Panax ginseng) may reverse symptoms of depression in an animal model of alcohol use disorder, suggests a new study.

Rosemary-daylily combination debuts as cognitive support aid

A new cognitive support ingredient—a mixture of rosemary and daylily extracts—is debuting on the market with the support of two randomized, placebo controlled trials.

Milk fat globule membranes in infant formula could boost IQ and immunity

The addition of milk fat globule membranes to infant formula is linked to a child’s brain development, improved nutrient absorption and strengthening of the immune system, a review concludes.

Could an altered microbiome predict Parkinson’s disease risk?

People with Parkinson’s Disease (PD) appear to have a different gut bacteria composition to healthy individuals, suggests a new study in Movement Disorders.

ChromaDex alleges in petition that Elysium Health product is adulterated

ChromaDex has taken the somewhat unusual step of filing a citizen’s petition with FDA alleging that Basis, the dietary supplement manufactured by Elysium Health, a one time customer, is adulterated and should be removed from the market.

Lutein-rich avocados may support eye health, boost memory & attention

Consuming avocados may boost sustained attention, working memory, and problem solving in healthy people, says a new study.

Enzymotec seeks to revitalize medical foods arm by buying supplement developer

Israeli lipids ingredients specialist Enzymotec has acquired an American supplement developer in a move to revitalize its stumbling medical foods subsidiary that has run into regulatory difficulties in the United States.

‘Surprising’ impact of gut bacteria on gene expression in the brain

Gut-brain axis: Gene regulation may be link between gut bacteria and anxiety

The trillions of microbes in our gut can have a dramatic influence on microRNAs that regulate gene expression in parts of the brain including those related to fear and anxiety, new data suggests.

Dietary management of OCD: Study links metabolism and vitamin D status to disease severity

One carbon metabolism that includes vitamin B12 and homocysteine, plus vitamin D deficiency could all play a role in the onset of obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), research suggests.

Burnt out? Rhodiola rosea supplements may help, says new study

Daily supplements containing Rhodiola rosea extract may improve the symptoms of burnout, suggests data from the first trial to examine the effects of the botanical extract on this modern day condition.

Study on choline intakes suggests eggs or supplements are only way to get enough

A study published this month using NHANES data reinforces that choline is an underconsumed nutrient, and concludes that it is very difficult to get enough in the diet without eating eggs or using a dietary supplement.

Ginkgo may enhance performance, boost brain health for active men

Extracts of Ginkgo biloba leaves may offer body and mind benefits for young, active men, according to a small supplementation trial from Poland.

Review explores mounting science linking B vitamins and depression

Supplementation of B vitamins may improve symptoms of depression, according to researchers from the College of Health and Biomedicine at Victoria University, Australia.

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