‘Tremendous opportunities’ await the nutrition industry as it embarks upon a modernized scientific approach to address nutrition, health/wellness and aging, says the Chief Executive Officer of a Silicon Valley company at the cutting edge of R&D.
Controversial new recommendations from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) for vitamin D and calcium could create confusion among consumers and ‘compromise their bone health’, say the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) and the Natural Products Association (NPA).
Daily consumption of a multivitamin may boost consumers’ perception of mood and energy levels, says a new study from Australia.
Daily supplements of vitamin C may reduce the risk of developing common cold for marathon runners by 50%, but there is little evidence that it helps the rest of us, says a new Cochrane review.
Maternal use of supplemental folic acid from 4 weeks before to 8 weeks after the start of pregnancy was associated with a lower risk of autistic disorder in children, says a new study.
The dietary supplements industry should be encouraged and not threatened by increased scrutiny of its products by the mainstream medical community, because it means they are taking the products – and the questions from their patients – seriously.
Researchers have pinpointed the mechanism behind vitamin D3 and omega-3’s ability to enhance the immune system's ability to clear the brain of amyloid plaques that are associated with Alzheimer's Disease.
The vitamin D content of over-the counter and compounded supplements differs widely, says a new research letter in JAMA Internal Medicine that calls for ‘more regulation of dietary supplements’.
Men who regularly take vitamin C supplements are at a higher risk of developing kidney stones, new data suggests.
Supplements of calcium and vitamin D may reduce the rate of hip fracture by almost 40%, says a new analysis of data from the Women's Health Initiative (WHI).
'Flushing' associated with high doses of niacin may be prevented by taking a pectin supplement just before taking the B vitamin, says a new study from the University of Kansas Medical Center.
Slow-release niacin supplements are an effective way to lower cholesterol levels, while intake of inositol hexanicotinate (IHN) is ineffective, according to new research data.
An increased intake of vitamin D during adolescence could help to reduce the risk of adult-onset type 1 diabetes levels may increase risk of Type 1 diabetes by half, say researchers.
The FRS Company, makers of the FRS energy drink and related products, announced a series of corporate moves yesterday that included a management change and the acquisition of a contract manufacturing and formulation company.
When entrepreneur Tyler Johansen was launching a supplement designed to help boost students’ concentration, he decided to play in a sphere where snap decisions are made, at the edge of the counter in the point-of-purchase marketplace.
Benfotiamine, a form of thiamine or vitamin B1, has been on the market for decades. So what makes BenfoPure, a branded form of the ingredient now represented by XSTO Solutions, special? The differentiator, said XSTO’s Dan Murray, is in the details.
High intake of folic acid is not associated with an increased incidence of cancers, new data has confirmed.
Low levels of vitamin D may be associated with an increased risk of depression in mid-life, says a new study from University College London in the UK.
Vestcom, a provider of shelf-edge pricing and product information for grocery retailers, has entered the dietary supplements retailing space with the launch of vitaAisles, a new service that provides nutrition and health claims information for a wide variety of supplements.
Two US senators and a member of the House of Representatives have sent letters to 14 energy drink companies seeking information about their products. The letters ask the companies to respond to detailed questions about their products’ ingredients and how the products are labeled and marketed.