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Setria glutathione supplements may boost immune health

Supplements of glutathione may strengthen the immune system in adults, says a new study using Kyowa Hakko’s Setria ingredient that coincides with a separate survey from the company showing that, currently, only 16% of consumers give their immune systems an “A” grade.

Vitamin E may boost IQ for low birth weight infants, says study

Long term supplementation of extremely low birth weight infants with vitamin E may improve mental development, according to a new study from Japan.

Academic: "Anybody who thinks the world’s malnutrition problems are going to be solved without industry is dreaming."

Time for a vitamin E intake rethink? Emerging data builds argument

Emerging research linking vitamin E deficiency with increased risk of Alzheimer’s, miscarriages and fatty liver disease can contribute to an ongoing debate around recommended intakes, a nutrition congress was told yesterday.

Holding up RCTs as 'gold standard' of research is a false hope and conceals statistical pitfalls, experts say

Randomized, placebo-controlled trials are a straitjacket for nutritional science, making FTC’s hardening stance an increasing burden on industry, experts said at the recent CRN conference. The approach poses ethical quandaries and may even have statistical traps built in, they said.

Flavonoids may be ‘important to promoting broad health and wellbeing in aging’: Harvard study

Higher intakes of flavonoid compounds in the diet during middle age may boost healthy aging in women, according to data from 1,517 women from the Nurses’ Health Study.

Green tea extract may boost short term memory: Pilot study data

Extracts from green tea may boost a range of cognitive functions, with particular benefits observed for short term memory, report researchers from Japan.

Hangover beverage debuts in Las Vegas

A new energy drink is seeking a middle path in the sphere, trying to find space between the shot market and bigger serving size cans. Called Last Shot, the product is the subject of a distribution agreement between EQ Labs and Liquid Health Labs, Inc.

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Naturex’s Pacran gets Canadian approval for urinary tract health claims

Health Canada has awarded a Natural Product Number for Naturex’s Pacran, the natural solution for urinary comfort, has been awarded a Natural Product Number from Health Canada.

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DSM invests in former patent suit opponent ZeaVision

DSM Venturing, the investment arm of Royal DSM, has announced a strategic investment into ZeaVision, a dietary supplement company based on the benefits of zeaxanthin, a carotenoid eye health ingredient.

‘There is a market opportunity around delivery forms’ – BASF taps nutrition and pharma expertise to boost consumer health

Ingredients giant BASF is leveraging its ‘unique expertise’ in nutrition and pharma in technologies, capabilities, and ingredients for the ‘next generation of dietary supplements’, the company tells NutraIngredients-USA.

BlueOcean to debut high phospholipid omega-3 shrimp oil via licensing deal with Neptune

BlueOcean NutraSciences, which had earlier signed agreements with cold water shrimp harvesters to use its extraction technology to extract omega 3 oils for the leftovers of shrimp processing, has signed a licencing agreement with Neptune Technologies and Bioressources for its ingredient in North America.

Special edition: Healthy aging

Dietary supplements researchers excited by promise of new human cell culture model for Alzheimer's

The announcement that researchers have developed a way to construct a three dimensional in vitro model of human brain cells that exhibit features of Alzheimer’s disease could be a game changer for the research of cognitive health dietary supplements, experts say.

Pilot study supports apple peel powder’s joint health benefits

Daily supplements of a dried apple peel powder may improve joint function and reduce pain in healthy older people with a reduced range of motion in their joints, says a new study.

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Pine bark extract may support venous health post-pregnancy

Daily supplements of Pycnogenol, an extract from French maritime pine bark, may improve blood flow and reduce swelling, pain and the number of faulty veins post-pregnancy, says a new study from Italy.

Montmorency tart cherry shows gout potential: Study

Evidence that Montmorency tart cherry could be useful in managing gouty arthritis and other inflammatory conditions is mounting, as a new study shows that tart cherry concentrate lowers uric acid and C-reactive protein – a marker for inflammation.

$5 million in additional funding will help ChromaDex bridge through to profitability, CEO says

ChromaDex Corp. has announced an additional $5 million in funding from Hercules Technology Growth Capital. The cash infusion will fund operations for a number of months as the company moves toward profitability, said CEO Frank Jaksch.

Lutein + zeaxanthin may boost visual processing speed: RCT data

Lutein and zeaxanthin may boost visual processing speed even in young people at their peak, says a new study that ties together the eye and brain health benefits of the carotenoids.

Antioxidant supplement launch helps Progressive Laboratories revamp professional product line

In the latest move to revamp its line of supplements for healthcare professionals, Progressive Laboratories Inc. has introduced an antioxidant product based on branded ingredients from Kyowa Hakko USA and French company Seppic.

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Nutegrity debuts epicatechin-rich cocoa extract

Nutegrity, the human nutrition division of Omega Protein, has added CocoaNol, an organic cocoa extract, to its ingredient lineup and will be highlighting the ingredient at the upcoming SupplySide West trade show in Las Vegas, NV, the company announced recently.

DSM backs natural zeaxanthin with exclusive deal

DSM, previously focused on synthetic zeaxanthin, has launched a natural version sourced from longtime carotenoid partner Kemin.

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