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Olive leaf extract favorably changes blood pressure, cholesterol: RCT data

Daily supplements containing a polyphenol-rich extract from olive leaves may improve blood pressure and reduce cholesterol levels in pre-hypertensives, says a new study.

A 10% fruit and vegetable subsidy can save lives, new study finds

Fruit and vegetable subsidies can literally save lives, according to researchers at the University of Liverpool, who analysed how different food policy models may reduce deaths caused by cardiovascular disease in the US.

Supplements' 'smart role' underlined as report reveals sorry state of Australia's preventive health spending

Trade body Complementary Medicines Australia (CMA) has backed a new report into preventive health, which details how the country is lagging behind fellow OECD nations Canada, New Zealand and the United Kingdom.

Frutarom: Our focus in the USA is our branded ingredients

Frutarom Health is eyeing growth in the US market, with its branded ingredients leading the way, supported by proprietary science.

Watermelon-pomegranate juice shows athletic benefits: Study

Watermelon juice enriched with l-citrulline combined with pomegranate extracts may reduce muscle soreness and markers of muscle damage following exercise, says a new study from Spain.

Special edition: Botanicals

Vertical integration provides bulwark against adulteration, proponents say

In an age where the dietary supplement industry is wrestling with adulteration issues in an increasingly open way, vertical integration can be a key component of a botanical ingredient supplier’s value proposition, experts say.

Special Edition: Bone & Joint Health

Can bone health be improved through microbiota manipulation?

Bone mineral density could be altered by prebiotics and probiotics, according to a new review that links diet-induced obesity, the gut microbiota and bone health.

Mazza Innovation: ‘We want to change the way bioactives are extracted’

Mazza Innovation is gaining increasing attention in dietary supplement circles, with its technology offering an environmentally friendly, solvent-free way of extracting compounds like polyphenols, alkaloids, glycosides, and specialty carbohydrates.

Cranberry effective against recurrent UTIs: Meta-analysis

A daily intake of cranberries may significantly reduce the risk of recurrent urinary tract infection (rUTI) in generally healthy women, says a new meta-analysis of seven randomized controlled trials.

Special edition: Sports nutrition

Focus and decision-making: The next big thing in sports nutrition?

The importance of mental strength in addition to physical strength is gaining increasing appreciation in sports nutrition, and key players are building the science around cognitive health in response to demand for ingredients to boost focus and decision making.

Polyphenol-rich extracts may improve physical performance during exercise: RCT

A polyphenol-rich combination of extracts from grape, pomegranate and green tea may boost power and performance during high-intensity, says a new study.

Dispatches from Experimental Biology 2017

Study supports spearmint extract’s anti-inflammatory potential: Neumentix data

The anti-inflammatory potential of Kemin’s Neumentix spearmint (Mentha spicata L.) extract may equal that observed for indomethacin, a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), says data from a study with lab rats.

Dispatches from Experimental Biology 2017

Anthocyanin-prebiotic blend shows gut health benefits for obese: Nu Skin study

A combination of anthocyanins and prebiotics may improve the composition of the gut microflora and reduce bloating and abdominal pain in obese adults, according to data presented at Experimental Biology 2017.

Clinical data supports safety, bioavailability, and biological activity of pomegranate metabolite

Development of products with urolithin A, a metabolite from pomegranate compounds, took a big step forward as scientists reported results from a Phase 1 trial supporting the safety, bioavailability, and biological activity of the compound.

The Supplement OWL product registry goes live

The Supplement OWL (Online Wellness Library) has officially gone live, with 51 Brand Names and 2,576 labels already in the product label database.

Grape seed extract may protect gut from inflammation: Study

Proanthocyanidin-rich grape seed extracts may protect the intestines from the deleterious effects of a high-fat/high-carbohydrate diet, according to data from a rat study.

Could coffee polyphenols improve sleep and energy metabolism in obese people?

Chlorogenic acids – the most abundant polyphenols in coffee – may help people fall asleep and boost fat burning during sleep, suggests a new study from Japan.

Strawberry, cranberry polyphenols may improve insulin sensitivity in select populations

Improved insulin sensitivity was noted in overweight and obese non-diabetic, insulin-resistant human study participants after a 6-week dietary intervention with polyphenols.

Polyphenol pills counter inflammation in women on hormonal contraceptives: RCT

Supplements containing a mixture of polyphenols may counter increases in pro-inflammatory markers in women of childbearing age using combined hormonal contraceptives, says a new study.

Flavonoid-rich blueberries have a brain boosting role, say researchers

Regular consumption of concentrated blueberry juice may improve brain function in healthy older adults, British researchers have determined. 

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