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Standard Process announces new center in North Carolina focused on innovation

Standard Process has announced a center in North Carolina that will focus on innovation in the use of whole food supplements by health care practitioners.

Vitamin D pills may boost quality of life for osteoarthritis patients: Study

High-dose supplementation with vitamin D2 may improve pain scores and measures of “quality of life” in people with osteoarthritis, says a new study.

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Cellular calcium levels may influence cholesterol production, study suggests

Calcium levels within cells may play an important role in controlling cholesterol production, according to recent research using roundworms.

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ASAE honors Supplement OWL with Power of A Silver Award

The American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) has awarded the Supplement OWL (Online Wellness Library) a 2017 Power of A Silver Award.

Special edition: Cognitive health, focus & mood

Essential brain health nutrient choline flies under formulation radar

Choline has been an overlooked nutrient in cognitive health, one that theoretically could help forestall cognitive decline later in life, a prominent supplier says.

Jet acquisition helps fuel Walmart's surge in online vitamin sales

Walmart, not Amazon, was the driver of a 20% increase in online vitamin sales in 2016, according to research firm TABS Analytics.

Vitamin D trial shows ‘no benefit’ in already optimal kids

Higher vitamin D dosage does not lower the occurrence of winter colds in young children that are not deficient, a new study suggests.

Ingredient recently highlighted at conference gets GRAS status

Nutrition 21 announced recently that it has attained self-affirmed GRAS status on is Velositol dietary supplement ingredient, which made a splash at a recent sports nutrition conference.

The top ingredients for cognition, focus & mood

Memory, attention and focus, development, mood; there are numerous ways that a nutrient or bioactive ingredient can affect cognitive health. But which have the most science, how do they work?

Vitamin D: Good for the heart or not?

A controversy remains over the links between vitamin D and heart disease, according to a new review. 

Vitamin K2 may be beneficial for athletic training: Study

Supplements of vitamin K2 may boost the output of the heart by 12% in aerobically trained males and female athletes, says a new study.

Presentation on Vitamin K2 research supports Brazil market entry

A presentation to cardiologists provided an important point of entry into the Brazilian market for Vitamin K2, a supplier says.

MCTs plus vitamin D show cognitive benefits for the elderly: RCT

A combination supplement containing medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs), L-leucine-rich amino acids, and vitamin D3 may boost cognitive function in frail elderly people, says a new study.

MIT spin-off gets closer to launch of 3D printed supplements

Multiply Labs, a spin-off company from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, is gearing up for the launch of its 3D printed personalized supplements.

Prinova expands global manufacturing with acquisition of Lycored's premix business

Food ingredients giant Prinova is accelerating its global expansion strategy with the acquition of Lycored's premix business. Lycored, in turn, will expedite its move toward concentration in its carotenoid and encapsulation businesses.

Vitamin K2 may reverse calcification of blood vessels in people with kidney disease

Four-week supplementation with vitamin K2 MK-7 (menaquinone-7) significantly improves vascular calcification (VC), according to a new study published in BMC Nephrology. 

Should occupation be considered in vitamin D supplementation guidelines?

Guidelines on screening for vitamin D deficiency and supplementation strategies should consider the how different jobs and shift patterns affect status, according to new research that finds job type may be a major factor in vitamin D deficiency.

Study highlights increase in use of high-dose vitamin D supplements

Consumer use of dietary supplements delivering vitamin D doses up to 4,000 IU – almost seven times the current recommended daily amount of 600 IU – says a new study published in JAMA .

A 10% fruit and vegetable subsidy can save lives, new study finds

Fruit and vegetable subsidies can literally save lives, according to researchers at the University of Liverpool, who analysed how different food policy models may reduce deaths caused by cardiovascular disease in the US.

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NattoPharma partners with Nutriangels to expand Brazil presence

A new partnership between vitamin K2 supplier NattoPharma and innovative Brazilian nutraceutical brand is further expanding the presence of MenaQ7 Vitamin K2 as MK-7 in Brazil, the company announced.

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