Developing innovative dietary supplement products for nutrition-trained or functional medicine practitioners who engage in a personalized approach to patient management presents interesting challenges and opportunities. How do you develop, manufacture (under strict GMP compliant conditions), and properly study dietary supplements aimed at a population of n=1?
A recent special issue to in the medical journal Military Medicine marks a shift in attitude and approach to dietary supplements by the U.S. military.
A soy protein powder enriched with blueberry and green tea polyphenols may reduce exercise-induced susceptibility to viral infection, says a new study from North Carolina.
Daily consumption of supplements containing extracts from French maritime pine bark may shorten the duration of the common cold and reduces the severity of sore throat, congestion, headache, coughing and sneezing, says a new study from Italy.
Polyphenol-rich Irish potato extract may help reduce weight gain, according to research in mice.
Sabinsa and Fruit d'Or Nutraceuticals are targeting gut and digestive health, and heart health with their patent-pending combination of LactoSpore (Bacillus coagulans (MTCC 5856)) with Cran Naturelle cranberry seed powder.
New research outlining the biological pathways that activate an anti-inflammatory effect could provide a mechanism for the suggested cardiac benefits of the resveratrol.
Ingredient supplier Maypro has extended its branded ingredient offerings via a strategic sales partnership with Wilke Industries. It’s part of the company’s push to remain relevant in the rapidly evolving ingredient supplier landscape, said Maypro executive Dan Lifton.
Grape seed extracts have been showing up in increasing numbers in the dietary supplements marketplace driven by their connection with blood pressure support and other health benefits. But are all of these extracts what they seem to be? A recent paper in the journal Food Chemistry raises serious doubts.
“J&J should have sold it 10 years ago,” is one analyst’s appraisal of Finnish agro-food giant Raisio’s buy-back of the licensing rights to its cholesterol lowering, plant stanol-based Benecol brand today, referring to US market difficulties for the European sector leader.
Green tea, but not black tea, may lower blood pressure, but this effect is cancelled out by smoking, according to a five-year study in China.
Drinks boating polyphenols and other ingredients that boost brain health are winning over more adult consumers, according to market analyst, Canadean.
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.
Resveratrol boosts bone health by stimulating mineralisation and bone formation, a study among 74 middle-aged, obese men has found.
Intake of the phenolic compound pterostilbene could help to battle obesity by slashing body fat, according to new research in rats.
Seattle-based Theo Chocolate has launched the first functional ingredient from its subsidiary Theo Innovations. Called Violetamine, the product is an extract of cocoa high in polyphenols and theobromine.
Supplementation with finger millet bran may help alleviate symptoms of obesity like oxidative stress, inflammation and gut microbial imbalances, according to mice research published in the British Journal of Nutrition.
Extracts from green tea may boost a range of cognitive functions, with particular benefits observed for short term memory, report researchers from Japan.
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.
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.
The peel is the most nutritious part of the apple, containing 6x more polyphenols than apple flesh. AppleActiv Dried Apple Peel...
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