Scientists from the National Cancer Institute at the NIU have reported metabolomic biomarkers for a variety of foods and vitamins, which, if validated, could become biomarkers in large cohorts to study diet-disease associations.
The Dietary Supplements Health and Education Act has given rise to a thriving dietary supplements industry. Botanical ingredients have always been a part of that picture, but the concept of where they fit within that category has shifted over the years and continues to evolve.
With almost 40 years of working with companies large and small across numerous continents, POS Bio-Sciences has a top level view of what’s next on the horizon, and microalgae, protein fractions, and co-products are areas to watch, says the company’s vice president of technology, Dr Rick Green.
Daily supplements containing extracts from a blend of green and black tea varieties may improve lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) and quality of life in men in as little as six weeks, says a new study.
Combining exercise with extracts from green tea may slash body mass by almost 30% and abdominal fat by almost 40%, according to a study with mice fed a high-fat diet.
Daily intake of resveratrol may improve glucose control and insulin sensitivity in people with diabetes, says a new meta-analysis of 11 studies.
A study using POM Wonderful’s pomegranate juice has found it exacerbated neurodegeneration in a rat/rotenone model of Parkinson’s disease. The finding ran counter to the researchers’ expectations.
Booming consumer demand for curcumin is driving an innovative but highly competitive supplier landscape, but Terry Lemerond, founder & president of EuroPharma,Inc., says his company has never talked down the competition, preferring to talk up their own product’s extensive science portfolio.
The bioavailability of a commercial strawberry–cranberry extracts blend may be boosted by combining the supplement with an onion extract, says a new study from Canada.
Daily consumption of a beverage containing freeze-dried strawberries may significantly lower total and LDL-cholesterol levels, says a new study.
Disruptive technologies to produce natural nano-sized nutraceuticals could ‘revolutionize’ how dietary supplements deliver their benefits, with smaller most definitely better for enhancing bioavailability and bio-efficacy, says the CSO of NanoSphere Health Sciences, LLC.
Hydro One Beverages has won a US patent for healthy soft drinks line REVd that uses a special cinnamon extract to tackle problems associated with high blood sugar such as diabetes and hyperglycemia.
A supplement containing plant-derived inorganic microelements and apple polyphenols may boost ATP levels in the blood by 40%, says a new study using Futureceuticals’ elevATP ingredient.
A dose of a patent-pending, all-natural combination of fruit and vegetable concentrates may inhibit the action of an enzyme linked to degradation of elastin in the skin and other connective tissue, says a new study.
A healthy diet packed with fruit, vegetables, and omega-3 rich fish could help to reduce the risk of pre-term babies, according to new research.
Evidence for the nutrtional benefits of bioactives is steadily accumulating, and the time has come engage regulators in a process of determining dietary reference intakes (DRIs) for the best-researched substances, said Jim Griffiths, vice president of scientific and reglatory affairs for the Council for Responsible Nutrition.
Delivering resveratrol via a lozenge that dissolves in the mouth may increase the absorption of the red wine compound more than other dosage forms for absorption in the gut, according to new data.
Fiber-rich almonds and almond skin may selectively boost the populations of bifidobacteria and lactobacilli in the gut, says a new study funded by the Almond Board of California.
Dark chocolate may help restore flexibility to arteries and prevent white blood cells from sticking to the walls of blood vessels, but increasing flavanol content will not affect these effects and may even put consumers off, say researchers.
The Canadian Natural Health Product Directorate (NHPD) has granted a Natural Product Number (NPN) for Naturex’s Svetol green coffee bean extract for its benefits on weight management and cardiovascular health.
XSurge™ is a patent-pending, polyphenolic blend of powerful levels of active constituents examined following an eccentric muscle chall...