While body builders have long said that vitamin E helps build strong muscles, the mechanism by which it may bring such benefits has been unknown – until now.
A recently filed citizen's petition asking FDA to extend GMP requirements to ingredient manufacturers met with a cautious but generally positive reception among industry stakeholders. Having ingredient suppliers stand outside this aspect of the law was never a very satisfactory solution, they say.
InterHealth Nutraceuticals has acquired the assets of Next Pharmaceuticals, including the well-known branded ingredients Relora and Sytrionol, the company announced this week.
A single dose of a multivitamin and mineral and herbal supplement may reduce stress in healthy older women, says a new study from Australia.
Inca berry, cape gooseberry, golden berry. It has many monikers but one primary Andean source in Peru and Swiss supplier Frutarom was promoting it at Vitafoods Europe last week.
New research from the Mayo Clinic supports the safety of the tolerable upper limit of vitamin D intake espoused by the Endocrine Society, which is significantly higher than the recently updated recommendations from the Institute of Medicine.
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).
Dr Oz giveth and he taketh away. That seems to be the recent message in the calcium space, where sales of the mineral have staggered under negative mentions by the good doctor and questions in the broader medical community about how much calcium is a good thing. But the effect of this decline seems to be temporary and to have been felt most acutely by those offering commodity ingredients, suppliers say.
Five countries recommend folate and folic acid consumption around conception above and beyond World Health Organisation (WHO) guidelines, while five others dismiss supplementation as unnecessary, report finds.
A recent study released by the AARP showed that brain health is becoming an increasing concern, and that more Americans are aware of the potential benefit that playing brain games and doing puzzles may have in combating cognitive decline. The results could spell an opportunity for ingredients that have evidence of their effects in this realm, experts say.
Supplements are back in the headlines, with sensationalist and worrying headlines based on old research and a university press release. Is this the new normal for the dietary supplements industry?
The Alliance for Southeast Asian Nations’ (ASEAN) harmonised health supplement framework will be up and running by the end of the year after over ten years in the making.
Vitamin E may help maintain levels of DHA in the brain, says a new study with zebrafish funded by the National Institutes of Health.
An encapsulation complex made up of gelatin and sodium hexametaphosphate could enable stable microencapsulation of fish oil with multiple lipophilic bioactive compounds, say researchers.
Higher vitamin D levels at middle age may pre-determine better cognitive outcomes later in life, according to a 13-year follow-up study.
Supplements of vitamin D during pregnancy may increase birth weight and length of newborns, says a new systematic review and meta-analysis of 13 randomized controlled trials.
Supplements containing vitamin K1 (phylloquinone) may improve glycemic status and insulin sensitivity for premenopausal and pre-diabetic women, says a new study.
There is no difference between vitamin D2 and D3 for raising blood levels of the vitamin, but D3 is superior for sustaining those levels, says a new study from Argentina.
Ensuring adequate levels of vitamin D may boost the movement of obese individuals with osteoarthritis compared with obese people with insufficient D levels, says a new study from the University of Florida.
US site Bodybuilding.com has opened its first UK distribution centre to better cater to its customer base in Europe - part of a community that includes 25 million unique visitors to its websites each month.
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