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Cranberry beverage fared better than placebo in latest study on UTIs

Delving deeper into a popular remedy that has lacked solid scientific backing, a new placebo-controlled study found that cranberry juice consumption lowered clinical urinary tract infection (UTI) episodes in women with a recent history of UTIs.

Polyphenol and fiber from dried fruit, green tea, may attenuate blood sugar levels

There has been some evidence that polyphenols inhibit starch-digesting enzymes and fiber delays glucose absorption, lowering the glycemic index of some foods. A new study explores how the addition of polyphenol- and fiber- rich food together in a starchy diet can inhibit blood sugar levels.

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Danish botanicals player buys fruit extraction facility

Danish berry extract start-up Asiros has bought an extraction facility from Swedish Nordic Food Group for an undisclosed sum.

Today! GNC, NBTY, Jarrow Formulas & NOW Foods headline Bone & Joint Health event

Experts from some of the most recognizable brands in dietary supplements will discuss the market forces, science, supply chain, and future opportunities in bone and joint health in a FREE online event hosted by NutraIngredients-USA.

Attention given to preventing adulteration on the rise, but has that curbed the problem?

Is the dietary supplement industry getting a handle on the adulteration issue?  The baseline data does not exist to be able to say one way or another. But sources agree that in the one thing you can measure—the attention the issue is getting—the situation is improving.

Federal GMO labeling bill hailed as 'true compromise,' but critics say it's woefully inadequate

Attempts to reach a federal GMO labeling solution have failed miserably to date. However, a bipartisan deal requiring mandatory GMO labeling (via smartlabels, symbols or as yet undetermined wording) thrashed out in the Senate on Thursday looks like it could prove the exception to the rule.

Strawberry powder forever: Study tips nitrate drink for overweight teenage heart health

Upping nitrate intakes through a daily strawberry powder drink may be one strategy to improve cardiovascular health, a study in overweight teenage boys has suggested.

Horphag extends US availability of Robuvit oak wood extract

In response to increased global interest and having completed a dedicated production line in France, Horphag Research is extending the availability to additional US customers.

PurEnergy + ElevATP combination shows muscle building potential: Study

A combination of an extended-release caffeine with ancient peat and apple extracts may enhance muscle volume increases after resistance training, says a new study.

Study supports cranberry + probiotics combination for anti-UTI benefits

A combination of proanthocyanidins (c-PAC) derived from cranberries with select probiotic strains may reduce the invasiveness of Escherichia coli, and help protect against urinary tract infections (UTIs).

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Fruit d'Or debuts probiotic gummy at Probiota Americas event

Ingredient developer Fruit d’Or officially launched what it billed as the world’s first cranberry probiotic gummy product at the recent IPA World Congress + Probiota Americas event. 

Cocoa, tea compound may slash heart disease mortality by 40%

Long-term consumption of epicatechin, a compound found in tea, apples, and cocoa, may significantly boost heart health and reduce the risk of heart-related mortality, says a new study from The Netherlands.

Data conflict: Polyphenol supplementation improves fat oxidation but not insulin sensitivity

Researchers have found the metabolic effects of supplementation with the polyphenols epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG) and resveratrol don’t lead to improved insulin sensitivity in overweight men and women, adding to conflicting data around the effects of polyphenols on the metabolic system.

Sea buckthorn compounds show eye health support

Proanthocyanidins (PACs) from sea buckthorn seeds may protect retinas from harmful light effects, says a new study.

Tea and grape compounds show mitochondrial benefits for overweight & obese people

Supplements containing epigallocatechin-3-gallate and resveratrol may boost mitochondrial capacity and stimulate fat oxidation, says a new randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, parallel intervention trial.

CRN: Dietary supplements industry contributes $122 billion, 750K jobs to US economy

The US dietary supplements industry’s contributes over $120 billion to the US economy, or 0.68% of GDP, says a new report.

Tart cherry supplements may speed recovery and boost performance: Study

Short-term supplementation with Montmorency Tart Cherry powder may reduce inflammatory stress and increase performance in aerobically trained individuals, says a new study.

Review supports safety of green tea extracts

A recent systematic review of clinical trials using green tea extract underscores the ingredient’s overall safety, despite some recent associations with liver damage.

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Bonolive self-affirmed GRAS status for olive polyphenol ingredient

An independent panel of experts has affirmed the generally recognized as safe (GRAS) status of Bonolive, a unique clinically validated olive polyphenol ingredient for bone health by Ferrer HealthTech.

Resveratrol’s blood pressure benefits may pass from mother to child

Hereditary hypertension may not pass the generations if the mother is given resveratrol supplements during pregnancy, suggests a new study with lab rats.

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