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Spirulina’s bright future rests on protein, health, and quality: Experts

As Americans move towards meat alternatives, demand for protein-rich Spirulina will increase, but quality standards need to weed out the not-so-clean sources, say leading producers.

Diabetes game changer? Researchers to look at green tea catechins & insulin

Botanical supplier Plandaí Biotechnology has signed a research agreement with North West University in South Africa to investigate green tea catechins and type 2 diabetes. 

UNPA on the NDI draft guidance: ‘The economic cost to industry could be billions of dollars’

In addition to the areas that require clarification, the dietary supplement industry should look carefully and cautiously at the revised draft guidance for new dietary ingredient notifications, specifically at the economic impact of the FDA's new and expanded definition of new dietary ingredients (NDIs), says Loren Israelsen, president of the United Natural Products Alliance (UNPA).

Self-affirmed GRAS omitted from new NDI draft guidance

The devil is in the detail, and one detail easily missed in the new draft guidance for new dietary ingredient notifications is that self-affirmed GRAS is no longer mentioned as an ‘alternative’ to an NDI notification.

Cocoa compound shows appetite-controlling potential

Epicatechin – compound found in cocoa – may reduce food intake, and subsequently help control appetite and weight management, says a new study.

Higher cocoa chocolate may not mean more flavanols, say researchers

The most familiar quality parameter of chocolate – the cocoa solids percentage – has no correlation with flavanol levels, according to a study by the University of Reading.

Brazilian researchers develop nitrate- and antioxidant-rich beetroot-based nutritional gel

Beetroot juice has been gaining some attention as a functional ingredient this past year. Researchers in Brazil argue that, in gel form, a higher concentration of beetroot’s benefits can be consumed.

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GNC award recognizes Shrikhande's work on grape seed extract

Supplement retailing giant GNC recently gave former Polyphenolics president Anil Shrikhande a retirement present, a career award for his work on grape seed extracts.

New standard cranberry research material expected to boost reproducibility of studies

The Cranberry Institute has issued a new specification on cranberry powder to be used in research studies in an effort to better coordinate clinical trial results on this increasingly popular botanical.

Increased polyphenol intakes linked to better heart health: Harvard study

Higher dietary intakes of polyphenols like flavanones and anthocyanins are associated with a reduced risk of stroke and heart attack for men, according to a new study.

Microelements plus polyphenol supplement shows performance adaptation benefits among fit men

A new study suggests a supplement containing plant-derived inorganic microelements and apple polyphenols that has been shown to boost blood levels of ATP may increase strength and power adaptations in resistance trained men.

The NutraIngredients-USA Anti-Aging Forum 2016

Beauty-from-within category success will require a combination of topicals and supplements, say experts

Marketers of supplements positioned for beauty-from-within need to tie-in closely with cosmetic beauty products to further develop the market, and supplements products should be packaged much more like cosmetic products, experts told viewers of the NutraIngredients-USA Anti-Aging Forum.

Zeaxanthin shows skin health benefits from within: Study

Dietary supplements of the carotenoid zeaxanthin with sea buckthorn fruit oil and wheat ceramides may reduce wrinkles in women, says a new study.

‘A milestone’: Pomegranate metabolite shows anti-aging potential

A metabolite from pomegranate compounds may improve mitochondrial and muscle function and enhance endurance during aging, says a new study from Switzerland.

10TH WORLD CONGRESS ON POLYPHENOL APPLICATIONS

What’s new for an old molecule like resveratrol?

Despite the plethora of studies that focus on resveratrol’s beneficial health effects, there is still not one singular mechanism of action that can be agreed upon that sufficiently explains its positive preventative effects.

10TH WORLD CONGRESS ON POLYPHENOL APPLICATIONS

3 berry interesting ideas about polyphenols

The elderberry may play a larger role than previously thought in counteracting the decline in neuronal and cognitive functions, particularly in Alzheimer’s disease, according to research presented at the 10th World congress on Polyphenol Applications in Porto, Portugal.

10TH WORLD CONGRESS ON POLYPHENOL APPLICATIONS

What we learnt about tea & coffee at the polyphenol world congress

Latest research has suggested that on balance, coffee and tea intake may lower the incidence of metabolic disorders and exert a protective effect on health. 

Flavonoid intakes linked to lower depression risk for women: Harvard study

Higher dietary intakes of flavonoids from fruit, vegetables and herbs are associated with a lower risk of depression in older women, says a new study from Harvard scientists.

Special edition: Anti-aging

Fitting beauty within healthy aging not easily done but worth the effort, experts say

Fitting a beauty-from within brand message into a healthy aging product positioning is challenging but can have a huge payoff, brand holders say.

Can pistachio hulls be a functional ingredient?

A new study, funded by the American Pistachio Growers, suggests that even the often discarded hulls of pistachios may find use as a nutraceutical ingredient for its phytochemical properties.

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