Botanical ingredient experts are not surprised by a recent report on the association of green tea extracts with liver toxicity. It’s consistent with recent literature and could serve as a warning sign of the potential dangers lurking in the pharmaceutical-style, reductionist approach toward botanical ingredient development.
A combination of extracts from grape juice and wine may help reduce blood pressure in people with untreated, mildly hypertensive people, says a new study from Unilever.
Daily supplements of extracts from French Maritime Pine bark may strengthen metabolic parameters, reduce LDL cholesterol and curb oxidative stress in people with an increased risk of coronary artery disease (CAD).
Supplements of resveratrol, an antioxidant compound from red wine, may protect blood vessels from the detrimental effects of high blood sugar, says a new study.
Tea and beverage company Carela says it has taken the ‘horrendous’ taste of Asian bitter melon and turned it into attractive beverages for millions of Americans who are worried about their sugar intake.
Daily consumption of a low-calorie cranberry juice may improve certain risk factors of heart disease, including blood pressure and triglycerides, says a new study from the Agricultural Research Service at the USDA and Ocean Spray Cranberries.
A micronutrient and fiber-dense supplement bar may improve metabolism in overweight/obese but otherwise healthy adults, says a new study from the Children’s Hospital Oakland Research Institute (CHORI).
KonaRed, the Hawaii-based manufacturer of supplements and functional beverages, reported a 39% net sales rise for 2014. Sales rose to $1.3 million.
Food supplements containing highly bioactive prenylated flavonoids could provide industry with ‘promising nutraceuticals with impressive biological activities’, say researchers. However finding the right enzymes or biotransformation process to produce these nutraceuticals effectively remains a challenge.
It’s been 10 years and more since ephedra was taken off the market and in that time the importance of caffeine as an energy and thermogenic ingredient has grown significantly. Suppliers are competing to offer forms the compound that offer interesting functional tweaks, and Japanese ingredient supplier Taiyo International has brought to market a natural form that boasts a slow-release profile.
Bioavailability enhancements continue to be one of the most active development tangents in the dietary supplement ingredient industry. But even as these approaches gain market traction, basic information about the toxicological profiles of many of these ingredients is still prominently lacking, according to a talk given at a recent scientific conference at the University of Mississippi.
Daily consumption of supplements containing kiwifruit-derived nutritional ingredients may increase bowel movements in healthy individuals, says a new study from New Zealand.
New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has not backed down in his assault on the herbal dietary supplements industry. In fact, he is turning up the pressure. In today’s special edition, NutraIngredients-USA reviews the major milestones in this saga, which is developing into the biggest challenge to the industry’s credibility since the days of ephedra.
Nestlé has filed an international patent for cocoa polyphenols as a treatment or prevention of eosinophilic esophagitis – an allergic reaction of the esophagus.
A phenolic compound known as oleocanthal can selectively kill cancerous cells while leaving healthy cells intact, say researchers, who suggest their novel findings may explain why olive oil is linked to decreased cancer risk.
A consensus is forming around the deal that GNC entered into with New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. The deal is being seen as good for GNC’s short term interests but bad for the future of the dietary supplement industry as a whole.
While an apple a day won't keep the doctor away, it could mean fewer prescription medications, say researchers.
Antioxidants in red-leaf lettuce are fast-moving while green-leaf antioxidants are slow - but this does not affect the benefits of the nutrients, say researchers.
Antioxidants and phenols in pears can balance gut microbiota as well as manage early-stage type 2 diabetes and hypertension, according to researchers.
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