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Can a Registry Build Trust?

Trust is a fickle thing. Just ask the political candidates in the recent election. It’s built over time and can be squandered overnight.

Special Edition: Immune Support

Interest in immune support clinical trials increases, despite complexities of immune system

Consumer interest in immune health is high but supporting potential structure-function claims for dietary supplements is challenging given the complexities of the immune system. Multiple options are available, leading CROs tell NutraIngredients-USA.

Cancer claims are a big red flag that some marketers continue to wave

Like the poor, it seems for the dietary supplement industry cancer treatment claims will ever be with us. 

Immune health quiz: Do you know your Echinacea from your EpiCor?

Do you know where Lonza drives its ResistAid ingredient? How many consumers are looking for ways to support their less-than-perfect body defenses? And can Tongkat Ali extracts support immune health? 

Special Edition: Immune Support

The key ingredients in the immune health sector

Immune supplement sales were valued at an impressive $2.45 billion in 2014 (Nutrition Business Journal), and in this gallery we look at the key market trends and ingredients for this growing sector. 

Vitamin B6 deficiency linked to cognitive decline: Study

Low vitamin B6 intake may contribute to cognitive decline in older adults, while other B vitamins do not show the same effects, according to a new follow-up study in Northern Ireland.

NPA launches SSCI with GNC, Vitamin Shoppe, Walmart & Whole Foods onboard

The Natural Products Association has officially launched the Supplement Safety and Compliance Initiative (SSCI), with some of the largest retailers of natural products and supplements involved.

‘Government recommendation is clear’: Statement published in JAMA supports folic acid supplementation for healthy pregnancy

Even in the era of mandatory fortification, experts back the need of folic acid supplementation among women of childbearing age.

13 categories open for entries to nutrition innovators. #NIAwards17

NutraIngredients Awards 2017: Deadline is 3 February

The NutraIngredients Awards are back in 2017 in Geneva at Vitafoods Europe with new categories to reward real progress and innovation in the global world of nutrition.

Danone-Nutricia RCT backs ‘toddler milk’ for improved iron & vitamin D status

Daily consumption of fortified toddler milk helps to improve the nutritional status of children and can reduce deficiencies in iron and vitamin D, a new randomised trial has found.

Omega-3, resveratrol, vitamin D, and berry antioxidant beverage offers immulogic approach to aging-related cognitive impairment, says UCLA study

Supplementation with omega-3s, antioxidants, and resveratrol in a beverage significantly improved Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE) scores, a questionnaire used to measure cognitive impairment in 18 patients, researchers found.

Vitamin C & E supplements may protect against age-related brain declines: Study

Supplements of vitamin C and E may reduce the risk of cognitive decline, according to data from the Canadian Study of Health and Aging.

New studies show importance of vitamin K for vascular function

A lack of an active vitamin K- dependent protein may increase the risk of arterial calcification and stiffness, say two new studies that support the potential heart health benefits of vitamin K.

Office of Dietary Supplements outlines five-year strategic plan

Creating and disseminating analytic tools for biomarkers, seeking to better understand the microbiome, and enhancing consumer to the Dietary Supplement Label Database are just some of the new directions outlined by the Office of Dietary Supplements for 2017-2021.

Vital role of Vitamin D in improving gut flora and preventing metabolic syndrome revealed in new research

Scientists have discovered that vitamin D deficiency is necessary for metabolic syndrome caused by a high-fat diet to progress in mice.

Meta-analysis: Vitamin D may improve type 2 diabetes lipid profile

Researchers from Iran’s Shahrekord University analyzed the results of 17 studies that compared an intervention group supplemented with vitamin D with a placebo-taking control group, and found that vitamin D improved serum levels of total cholesterol, triglycerides, and low-density lipoproteins.

Study supports safety, tolerability of palm tocotrienol in people with MetS

Consuming a palm tocotrienol complex is safe and well tolerated in people with metabolic syndrome, say results of a randomized, double-blind, cross-over and placebo-controlled clinical trial.

CoQ10 may help blood sugar management in people with MetS

Daily supplements of coenzyme Q10 may produce beneficial effects on insulin and blood sugar management in people with metabolic syndrome, says a new study.

High-dose vitamin D supplementation helps slash risk of falls among elderly

A combination of low-frequency exercise and high-dose vitamin D supplementation could help reduce risk of falls in the elderly by more than 70%, a new trial suggests.

Guilty verdict in 5-hour counterfeiting case seen as potent deterrent

The guilty verdict handed down this week in the 5-hour Energy product counterfeiting case is a milestone within the nutritional products sphere that could serve an important deterrent function, said a lawyer serving the plaintiff.

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