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The NutraIngredients-USA Anti-Aging Forum 2016

Beauty-from-within category success will require a combination of topicals and supplements, say experts

Marketers of supplements positioned for beauty-from-within need to tie-in closely with cosmetic beauty products to further develop the market, and supplements products should be packaged much more like cosmetic products, experts told viewers of the NutraIngredients-USA Anti-Aging Forum.

CoQ10 and nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide may aid chronic fatigue syndrome in women

Researchers from Spain found that CoQ10 plus nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD) supplementation for 8 weeks is safe and potentially effective in reducing max heart rate among chronic fatigue syndrome patients.

Researchers assess effects of beta-carotene fortified synbiotic food on type 2 diabetics

A synbiotic food fortified with beta-carotene may improve markers of inflammation and oxidative stress in people with type 2 diabetes, says a new study. 

Tespo: The ‘complete delivery system’ boosting compliance with liquid supplements

With a dispenser that sits nicely on the counter, Tespo is aiming to boost compliance and deliver the daily nutrients and bioactives in a liquid.

Zeaxanthin shows skin health benefits from within: Study

Dietary supplements of the carotenoid zeaxanthin with sea buckthorn fruit oil and wheat ceramides may reduce wrinkles in women, says a new study.

Special edition: Anti-Aging

A Global Look: How the US anti-aging supplement market fares

According to data by Euromonitor International, the US beauty dietary supplement market places seventh globally in retail sales.

Flavonoid intakes linked to lower depression risk for women: Harvard study

Higher dietary intakes of flavonoids from fruit, vegetables and herbs are associated with a lower risk of depression in older women, says a new study from Harvard scientists.

Meta-analysis concludes meso-zeaxanthin improves performance of eye health formulations

A new meta-analysis strongly supports the use of meso-zeaxanthin along with lutein and zeaxanthin for use in eye health formulations.

Special Edition: Anti-Aging

Seeing is believing: Managing consumer expectations for beauty from within products

When consumers use beauty-from-within products they expect to see the effects in the mirror, and sometimes quickly, but this is actually more of an opportunity than a challenge, say experts.

Special edition: Anti-aging

Fitting beauty within healthy aging not easily done but worth the effort, experts say

Fitting a beauty-from within brand message into a healthy aging product positioning is challenging but can have a huge payoff, brand holders say.

Testing shows some astaxanthin products on shelf can't be proven to come from algae

Not all astaxanthin supplements can prove that the ingredient on the label is derived from algae, according to recent testing conducted by an industry group.

Study shows 3-carotenoid formula boosts visual performance for non-impaired subjects

Researchers in Ireland have concluded via a long term trial that supplementation with three carotenoids—lutein, zeaxanthin and meso-zeaxanthin—can improve the visual performance of subjects who had normal vision to start.

Bad weather deflates Cyanotech's earnings

Bad weather that damaged algae production significantly depressed Cyanotech’s earnings performance in 2016, the company announced recently.

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Kemin gets patent for lutein/zeaxanthin for eye protection

The United States Patent and Trademark Office has issued Kemin Industries a patent for the role of lutein zeaxanthin in protecting individuals with three common ocular disorders from blue light or light-induced damage.

Iceland-produced astaxanthin debuts in US market

The astaxanthin supply continues to expand as Icelandic manufacturer Algalif has entered full scale production at its facility near Keflavik and has launched a finished goods brand in the US market.

Science, market forces, challenges and opportunities in the spotlight in Anti-Aging forum

Experts from Nutrilite/Amway, Atrium Innovations, Unistraw, and CosmeticsDesign will discuss the challenges and opportunities in the beauty-from-within category in a FREE forum hosted by NutraIngredients-USA.

Pomegranate juice may improve knee joint health: Study

Improvements in physical function and joint stiffness were recorded after six weeks of supplementation with pomegranate juice, report researchers.

Cranberry beverage fared better than placebo in latest study on UTIs

Delving deeper into a popular remedy that has lacked solid scientific backing, a new placebo-controlled study found that cranberry juice consumption lowered clinical urinary tract infection (UTI) episodes in women with a recent history of UTIs.

Today! GNC, NBTY, Jarrow Formulas & NOW Foods headline Bone & Joint Health event

Experts from some of the most recognizable brands in dietary supplements will discuss the market forces, science, supply chain, and future opportunities in bone and joint health in a FREE online event hosted by NutraIngredients-USA.

Federal report on alternative health understates impact of supplements, CRN says

A recent communication from two federal agencies paints a promising picture of Americans’ allegiance to alternative health approaches but may understate how big a part dietary supplements play.

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