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Persavita gets US patent for Saffron 2020 for eye health

The US Patent and Trademark Office has granted a patent to Montreal-based Persavita Inc. for its flagship natural eye health product, Saffron 2020.

Special Edition: Pre & Probiotics

Time is ripe for polyphenols as prebiotics, expert says

Could the idea of prebiotics be extended to include polyphenolic ingredients?  An expert in the field says there is a growing body of evidence to support the notion.

Green tea extract supplements may improve lipid levels for women

Taking green tea supplements for one year may slash total cholesterol and LDL cholesterol levels in post-menopausal women, says a new study.

Enzyme- bioflavonoid combination shows efficacy for knee pain management

An oral enzyme combination containing proteolytic enzymes and bioflavonoid may improve measures of pain, function and daily living, says a new meta-analysis of six RCTs.

JAMA rejects cranberry for UTI; industry says Yale study infected with fault

The cranberry industry and academics have rubbished a cranberry-UTI study and accompanying commentary published in JAMA in the past week, saying the research is “misleading” and “suffering from fatal flaws.”

Confidence, trust in supplements stay high as younger consumer usage grows: CRN data

Usage of dietary supplements by younger consumers aged between 18 and 34 grew 5% to 70%, while the over 55 age group maintained the highest percentage of supplement use at 74%, according to results of the CRN Consumer Survey on Dietary Supplements.

Slowing global trade, surging online sales: How markets are changing

A recent article detailing a downturn in global trade mirrors the mood in some international markets, a consultant said.  But perhaps more important than macro economic concerns is the rapid shift of retailing modes in those markets, especially in China.

Red wine compound can reset infertility hormones: Study

Resveratrol may help tackle a hormone disparity in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), a common condition that can cause infertility, according to a study. 

Waitaki launches three new ingredients as ‘Made in New Zealand’ resonates

New Zealand’s Waitkaki Biosciences continues to enjoy considerable success in the US, and recently launched three new ingredients derived from kiwifruit, blackcurrant, and greenshell mussels.

Cocoa flavanols offer ‘modest but significant’ benefits for heart disease risk factors

If a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down, a serving of cocoa could help avoid the need for medicine in the first place – at least when it comes to some heart disease risk factors. 

InsideTracker CEO: ‘Personalized supplementation is here’

Personalized nutrition will push consumers to understand why they need supplements and how they work, predicts Rony Sellam, CEO of Segterra, the company behind InsideTracker.

Supplement OWL shows that there’s now a real willingness to be transparent with consumers: CRN

Companies large and small have been beta-testing the CRN’s product registry – the Supplement Online Wellness Library (Supplement OWL) – and it will soon be open to all dietary supplement companies, but where are things right now and why should companies engage?

JAMA: US supplement use remains stable (but multivitamin use is down)

Over half of all US adults continue to use dietary supplements, according to data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES).

NPA unveils Supplement Safety & Compliance Initiative to boost QA, transparency

The Supplement Safety & Compliance Initiative is a “bold step forward in providing quality assurance from harvest to retailer shelf”, said the NPA.

Nutrient-rich tomato extract effective in combination against heart disease: Study

A carotenoid-rich tomato extract (CRTE) has been found to inhibit a key process that leads to the thickening of the artery wall, which is typical of heart disease.

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New Dietary Ingredients (NDI)– A Better Solution

“Antagonistic cooperation is the principle of all markets and many marriages.” - Mason Cooley

Green tea compound ‘counteracts’ overeating effect of high-fat diet

Consumption of the green tea compound EGCG could help to stop daytime overeating brought on by a high-fat diet, claims research backed by Abbott Nutrition.

Acai boosts vascular function, improves heart health: RCT

Adding acai pulp to your smoothies may improve vascular function, and support heart health, says a new study.

Pine bark extracts may help curb age-related muscle loss; Study

Supplements containing the French maritime pine bark extract Pycnogenol may help stabilize muscle loss, support muscular function, and boosts daily muscle endurance, says a new study.

Could a shot of orange juice boost brain power for men?

Scientists from PepsiCo and the University of Reading (UK) report that a single glass of flavonoid-rich orange juice may boost cognitive function, compared to placebo.

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