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Early life nutrition builds brain resilience to extreme stress

Brain and memory impairment caused by stress during early development could be lessened by micronutrient supplements, according to a Dutch study. 

Gelatin, vitamin C + exercise aids collagen synthesis, study finds

Researchers found that subjects supplemented with vitamin C-enriched gelatin, paired with jump rope exercises, had increased collagen synthesis compared to a lower dose and a placebo.

Ongoing study looks at how vitamin K supplementation can reduce cardiovascular risk in obese children

Can vitamin K slow the progression of dyslipidemia and impact diabetes risk? Researchers in Georgia think so, and the American Heart Foundation has awarded them a grant to study the hypothesis for the next two years.

NOSB debates organic status of carrageenan, tocopherols, marine algae, hydroponics

Organic industry stakeholders from across the nation are gathered in St. Louis today for what promises to be a highly contentious three-day meeting during which the National Organic Standards Board will debate the role of hydroponic production, carrageenan, tocopherols and marine algae in organic production and products, as well as other hot button issues.

Declining nutrient intakes still a worry in growing China, researchers say

Despite economic growth and reduction in income poverty, calorie intakes and nutritional wellbeing are declining in China, warn researchers.

'The fundamentals of good nutrition actually haven’t changed for decades'

Dr David Katz at reThink Food 2016: 'We're told nutritional advice keeps changing... that's just not true'

“I don’t know what to eat anymore because the ‘experts’ keep changing their minds about what’s good for me…” It’s a common refrain, and a convenient one if you’re trying to justify a lousy diet, says one leading nutrition researcher. But it’s also plain wrong. We basically know what to do, he says, we just don’t do it. 

Kids with vitamin D deficiency more likely to develop asthma: 10-year study

Children with vitamin D deficiency are more likely to develop asthma, a 10-year study of children in Perth, Australia, has discovered.

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.

Special edition: Sports Nutrition

Broadening demographics boost $7.4 billion US sports nutrition market

The continued mainstreaming of the sports nutrition market is driving much of the 12% growth in the category in the US, with many manufacturers moving towards less complex formulations and greater convenience.

Balchem: ‘The industry is starting to look at the need for choline and the opportunities with it’

With over 90% of children, adults and pregnant women not getting enough choline, there is clearly a need and an opportunity for products with the essential nutrient, and the industry is starting to understand that, says Stephen Ashmead from Balchem.

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.

High vitamin and mineral consumption linked to delayed biological ageing: 10-year study

High consumption of vitamin and mineral-rich foods throughout early adulthood could help delay the biological process of ageing, according to new data from South Korea.

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?

UNICEF cracks down on 'inappropriate' infant food promotion

Five in six children under the age of two do not get adequate nutrition for physical and cognitive development during this critical period, says a UNICEF report calling for tighter regulation of infant nutrition products.

Statistical review shows low Vitamin K2 as risky as smoking for heart disease

A new study that applies a statistical analysis to food intake and disease prevalence data from a number of countries has concluded that vitamin K2 deficiency is as big a risk for developing heart disease as is smoking.

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.

Dairy and supplements equal for boosting calcium levels for bone health

There is no difference between food and supplements for boosting calcium levels for bone health in post-menopausal women, says a new study.

Human clinical trial supports bioavailability, safety of nicotinamide riboside

A single dose of nicotinamide riboside (NR) may significantly increases levels of NAD+, which is key to cellular energy metabolism and mitochondrial function, says data from studies with mice and humans using ChromaDex’s Niagen NR.

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