A multiyear clinical trial backed by the US National Institute of Health (NIH) will examine whether vitamin D supplementation can help to prevent or delay the onset of diabetes.
Sales of brain health boosting food supplements like omega-3s, ginseng and B vitamins, vitamin C, phosphatidylserine are driving the category toward sales of €2bn globally, even as brain-boosting foods and beverages have endured a flat period.
Cognitive impairments have been long linked to the development of dementia and memory problems in the elderly. However, recent research has begun to suggest that nutrition can play a vital role in protecting against such declines. In this special edition article, NutraIngredients asks how far we have come in battling cognitive decline.
With over 90% of Americans not consuming the RDA for vitamin E, and most people eating less than half of the RDA, there exists a significant opportunity to educate consumers on the benefits of this ‘overlooked’ nutrient, including for brain health.
Chromadex has received equity financing from DSM Venturing, the corporate venture arm of Royal DSM, a move that will allow the Californian company to explore new topics and to accelerate its existing pipeline.
Previous research linking vitamin D supplementation to an increased risk of developing kidney stones has been cast in to doubt with new findings that find no statistically relevant association.
A combination supplement containing zinc, vitamin C and Pycnogenol, an extract from French Maritime Pine bark, may be effective in shortening duration of the common cold and lessening the seven ‘pillar’ symptoms, including runny nose, nasal obstruction, sore throat, sneezing, high temperature, cough and general discomfort.
A meta-analysis that found that vitamin D supplements have no beneficial effect on bone density has drawn intense criticism from Australian experts, who say the study’s conclusions could have “dire consequences” for public health.
The use of vitamin D supplements to reduce the risk of osteoporosis in healthy adults is ‘inappropriate’, says a new meta-analysis from New Zealand, but such claims should not discourage healthy people from taking vitamin D for all the possible benefits, says the Council for Responsible Nutrition.
In another high profile blow to the credibility of dietary supplements, the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia has removed all but a few dietary supplements from its formulary, meaning parents of children in the hospital will have to sign a waiver in order to continue to give supplements to their children.
The probe filed at the US International Trade Commission (ITC) by Merck & Cie, a Swiss subsidiary of Merck KGaA, against Macoven Pharmaceuticals, LLC, and Viva Pharmaceutical, Inc. has been settled.
Taking a supplement containing multivitamins and minerals could increase the chances of long term survival in people with invasive breast cancer, according to new research.
With the recent press coverage on issues surrounding calcium consumption and absorption, the incorporation of NattoPharma’s MenaQ7 crystals into a prescription medical food from Primus Pharmaceuticals reinforces the role of Vitamin K2 in aiding optimal calcium absorption and use in the body, according to NattoPharma’s global vice president of sales and marketing Eric Anderson.
Supplementation with the B vitamin niacin could help to increase lifespan by 10% by, according to new research performed in roundworms.
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Deficiencies in folic acid dating back up to five generations could have an impact on developmental risk factors and later risk of disease, according to new research in mice.
A single dose of calcitriol, the active hormone form of vitamin D, followed by ongoing vitamin D supplementation could help to halt the progression of multiple sclerosis, according to new research in mice.
Daily supplements of vitamin D may increase bone mass and structural bone parameters in adolescent girls, but boys didn’t seem to get any benefits in the parameters measured, says a new study.
Supplementation of vitamin D3 alone 'does little' to protect bone health in postmenopausal women, however vitamin D3 with calcium and calcium alone have noticeable benefits, say researchers.
Increased blood levels of vitamin K1 are associated with improved episodic memory in healthy older adults, says a new study that provides support for vitamin K and brain health.