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Functional foods have role in reversing 'thin outside, fat inside' phenomenon, paper's authors conclude

Functional foods could have a key role to play in combating the global rise of the phenomenon of sarcopenic obesity, according to a published report of the proceedings of a recent scientific convention.

For research backing, carotenoids are king, eye health expert says

Perhaps the best case for the effects of supplementation can be made for carotenoids associated with eye health, says an expert who has studied the compounds.

Systematic Review: Rose hips ‘underutilized’ in nutrition says new study

The ubiquitous rose hip plant easily grows in North America, and one researcher advocates increasing its inclusion in the human diet beyond just pies, jellies, and jams.

Mixed carotenoid supplements may help obese children

Dietary supplements containing a mixture of carotenoids and vitamin E may reduce BMI scores, waist to height ratio, and fat levels in obese children, suggest data from a new pilot study.

Lutein and zeaxanthin levels linked to better cognitive function: Study

Higher blood levels of lutein and zeaxanthin may be associated with better cognition, memory, and executive function, says a new study from Ireland.

Heliae makes progress on astaxanthin, pivots to feed in DHA production

Algae ingredients producer Heliae has taken steps toward commercial viability with new certifications on its astaxanthin products and launch of new finished products. In addition, the company has reached a supply deal for biomass arising from its DHA oil development.

Special edition: Supplements for Pets

Navigating the regulations around supplements for pets

While many ingredients and trends for animal supplements are the similar to those found in human dietary supplements, the sector lives in a pre-DSHEA environment for regulations, explains Bill Bookout, president of the National Animal Supplement Council.

Study supports efficacy of HolisFiit polyphenol-rich formulation for 'mind and body well-being'

A polyphenol-rich formulation may enhance the benefits of mind-body practices, such as yoga, Pilates, and Taïchi, says a new study from Europe.

Just Thrive Probiotic chosen for HIV trial, company says

Thrive Probiotic has gathered data on the company’s Just Thrive Probiotic supplement and its effect on leaky gut syndrome. The results, which have yet to be published, were compelling enough that researchers have approached the company to do a trial on HIV patients, a company officer said.

ChromaDex posts sales rise amid continued losses, sluggish stock price

ChromaDex has reported a rapid rise in sales driven mainly by its Niagen ingredient.  But the company continues to post losses, and the stock price has failed to recover from a steep slide more than nine months ago.

Bioactive flavonoid from apple trees eases asthma symptoms: Taiwan study

Phloretin from apple trees helped ease asthma symptoms in a mouse study, pointing to the bioactive flavonoid’s therapeutic potential, according to researchers in Taiwan.

Fruit & veg juice concentrate reduces systemic inflammation in obese people

An encapsulated concentrate of fruit and vegetable juice may reduce systemic inflammation and improve cholesterol levels in obese people, says a new study.

Not a fad: Ten years after conception, Orgenetics still strong with organic vitamin offering

When it launched its first brand of USDA-certified organic vitamin C in 2007, “there was no other ingredient like it,” Saumil Maheshvari, in charge of business development at Orgenetics, told NutraIngredients-USA.

Kohjin rebrands glutathione to highlight accumulating science behind ingredient

Kohjin Life Sciences is betting that a rebranding effort and accumulated science on stability, uptake and health benefits will help make 2017 a breakout year for glutathione.

Almost half of all deaths from heart disease & diabetes linked to diet: JAMA study

Omega-3s from seafood, fruits, nuts, vegetables, and whole grains are among the 10 dietary factors associated with an estimated 45% of all cardiometabolic deaths in the US, says a new study.

Sanat Products plans more acquisitions after snapping up Hindustan Herbals Limited

Thanks to the increased popularity of turmeric and other botanical products in food and beverage, market analysts have seen an uptick of interest and familiarity for Ayurvedic ingredients outside of India, which has translated to increased activity for Indian ingredient suppliers.

Beating the blues! Berries may boost mood, improve memory

Flavonoid-rich blueberry drinks may improve mood in both children and young adults, says a new study.

NAXA verification seal starting to gain marketplace traction

The Natural Algae Astaxanthin Association (NAXA) has taken a step toward the physical differentiation of astaxanthin sources in the marketplace with a new seal that is now making its way onto shelves.

Herbalife unveils China TCM joint venture as it posts flat full-year sales for 2016

Herbalife has reached an agreement in principle to form a joint venture with Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) products and services firm Tasly Holding Group.

Sports supplement seller bets on non-GMO veggie soft gels

Sports Research, a California-based supplement brand holder, has taken a big step toward differentiating its product line with the introduction of what it says is the first vegan, non-GMO gel caps.

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