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Meta-analysis: Probiotic reduces infant skin disorders (but not asthma/wheezing)

The probiotic strain Lactobacillus acidophilus decreases skin sensitivity in children that can reduce disorders like eczema, researchers have found after a scan of published studies – but other allergic ailments like asthma and wheezing were not affected.

More than a third of global population have low vitamin D, study finds

New data from a systematic review of almost 200 population-based studies shows that more than a third of populations worldwide may suffer from low levels of vitamin D.

L. rhamnosus probiotic shows long-lasting anti-eczema benefits for kids: RCT

Daily supplements containing the probiotic Lactobacillus rhamnosus HN001 strain may reduce the incidence of eczema and skin sensitivity in children, according to data from a double-blind randomized placebo-controlled trial.

Verisol collagen supplements may offer long-lasting skin elasticity benefits: RCT data

Oral supplements of specific collagen peptides may improve skin elasticity by up to 30%, says a new study using Gelita’s Verisol branded ingredient.

Glucoraphanin from broccoli is similar to DHA: We're educating the market that not all broccoli extracts are equal, says BPP

Building consumer and market understanding of the benefits of glucoraphanin from broccoli is a lot like the DHA story, says leading broccoli extract supplier Brassica Protection Products (BPP), as it takes the ‘important step’ of self-affirming the GRAS status of its SGS ingredient.

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Missed Bone & Joint Health 2013? Listen again free, on-demand

Can you make inflammation claims regarding joint health? How do you differentiate products in the bone health sector where so many products are based on calcium and vitamin D?

Europharma supplement addresses calcium's role in soft tissues

EuroPharma has introduced a calcium supplement that addresses the mineral’s role in the functioning of soft tissues such as muscles and nerves instead of its usual role in bone health.

Brunswick Labs unveils antioxidant database to open ‘new dimensions of analysis and understanding’

Brunswick Labs – the pioneer developer and service provider for ORAC antioxidant values – has launched a new database to ‘open up new dimensions of analysis and understanding’ for antioxidant substances.

Vestiage plans to formulate and acquire its way to top of anti-aging game

In putting together his vision for anti aging product company Vestiage, CEO Scott Kimball drew up on his experience as a professional baseball player. He has assembled a strong front office, has some promising rookies on the roster and now intends to go out and acquire the best veterans to complete the team.

Special Edition: Superfruits — Old news, or still super?

Superfruits form solid basis for single-ingredient companies

Superfruits with their full suite of bioactives and their stories of hidden beginnings and discovery, have made ripe pickings for the founding of single ingredient companies.

National Dairy Council blasts 'sensational' PETA ‘Got Zits?’ anti-dairy campaign

Animal rights group, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), has debuted its new ‘Got Zits?’ anti-dairy campaign billboard in the US – a move the National Dairy Council (NDC) has branded as "sensational."

LycoRed's new carotenoid beadlet system enhances stability, flexibility

LycoRed has extended its line of carotenoid coatings with a new beadlet system that will function both for tablets and beverages.

Special edition: Antioxidants & carotenoids

Prof Blumberg: We need reference intakes for phytochemicals (and we’re not calling them antioxidants)

Establishing some kind of intake recommendations for polyphenols and carotenoids will spur innovation and allow for rational synergies of phytochemicals with specific health outcomes, says Prof Jeffrey Blumberg from Tufts University.

Special edition: Antioxidants and Carotenoids

A red revolution: As the science grows for lycopene, will the market follow?

Lycopene has a growing reputation among the carotenoids, but have we started to see a red revolution in the market? In this special edition article, NutrIngredients asks where the science and the market data stand on the tomato compound.

Omega-3 supplements could prevent skin cancer: Study

Consumption of omega-3 rich fish oils could help to protect against skin cancer, according to new findings from the UK.

UK venture capitalists eye expansion at Israeli antioxidant specialists

Southern Israel-based algae-sourced astanxanthin specialists Algatechnologies has won investment from a UK venture capitalist in a move that will broaden its capacity, R&D and distribution scope for the eye and skin health carotenoid.

Milk thistle compound backed for UV skin protection

Silibinin, a major active compound from milk thistle extract, could help to protect against UV-induced skin cancer, according to new research.

Green tea supplements may benefit skin from within

Oral supplements containing extracts from green tea may help protect against sunburn and the longer-term effects of UV damage, says a new study from the UK.

Special edition: Innovations in minerals

Zinc benefitting from EU health claims game

Used in cigarette filters, as a corrosive, pigment and in the manufacture of rubber and concrete, zinc forms like zinc oxide and zinc suphate are also important nutrients for physiological wellbeing. And 18 new European Union health claims – the most of any mineral – may open new avenues.

West African sorghum extract shows anti-inflammatory and immune health benefits

An extract from West African sorghum may provide anti-inflammatory effects and immune benefits, as well as offer food color and nutricosmetic potential, according to new data.

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