Athletes supplementing with vitamin C and E could be harming their endurance ability, a study by Norwegian researchers suggests.
Once again, negative results from a tightly focused study with a nutraceutical ingredient have been generalized in the mainstream media as a blanket condemnation. In this case, it was the news that megadoses of vitamin E fed to cancer-prone mice caused their tumors to grow faster. Despite the hubbub, it’s news that is, as far as human supplementation is concerned, “irrelevant,” said Duffy MacKay of the Council for Responsible Nutrition.
Strong demand from consumers for sports nutrition products is working its way backward into teh supply of the popular ingredients for these products, sending their prices up, according to a survey from ingredients supplier GWI.
Capstone Financial Group will act as advisor and help raise $130 million in financing to underpin a planned management buyout of Twinlab Corp. and attendant formation of a new entity aimed at future acquisitions.
High levels of vitamin D may be associated with reduced disease activity and a lower risk of progression for people with multiple sclerosis (MS), according to new research.
A combination of omega-3s and antioxidants may significantly reduce dry eye symptoms, including ‘scratchy’ eyes, eye redness, and blurry vision, according to a new study.
Vitamin D could play a vital role in the regulation of cardiovascular function - and the risk of several disease states - by controlling arterial stiffness and levels of nitric oxide, according to new research in mice.
Use of vitamin E alpha-tocopherol supplements may reduce the rate of bone fractures in older people, says a new study that supports the potential bone health benefits of the vitamin.
In another way point in the personalized healthcare movement, Purity Labs of Portland, OR has announced the development of a vitamin D blood test that involves obtaining only small spots of blood applied to cards. The new test lowers costs, simplifies shipping and makes the test easier for practitioners and might mean consumers could do it themselves, the developer says.
Last week, Peter Zambetti, director of global business development at Capsugel and chairman of the International Alliance of Dietary Supplement Associations (IADSA), discussed the impact of GMPs on the global health & nutrition (H&N) sector. In part 2 of this Q&A, he examines the impact of health claims laws that have gone through great change in many parts of the world in recent years.
The global health and nutrition (H&N) sector continues to expand, but regulations are tighter than ever and players need to understand this if they are to succeed, says the chief of the biggest global supplements organisation.
Children are likely to have stronger muscles if their mothers have a higher level of vitamin D in their body during pregnancy, according to new research.
The food and nutrition industries should be focusing on bioavailablity and bioefficacy of nutrients, and not just on big numbers on product labels, says a leading social entrepreneur who has spent over a decade boosting the nutritional status of the severely malnourished across Africa.
Specialty ingredient supplier InterHealth Nutraceuticals has been acquired by private equity firm Kainos Capital, the company announced Tuesday. Details of the deal were not disclosed.
ChromaDex has announced the largest deal in its history, a $62 million agreement with nework marketing company 5LINX that covers its Niagen and Purenergy ingredients.
Supplementation with a proprietary algal extract may counter the effects of high-fat diets by supporting healthy cholesterol and lipid status, according to new research in hamsters.
The Food and Drug Administration has put industry on notice that it won’t tolerate the rising tide of dietary supplement ingredients being marketed for their role in ameliorating the effects of traumatic brain injury.
Many large clinical trials of vitamin supplements, including those concluding vitamins are of no value or may even be harmful, have a flawed methodologies that means they are 'useless' in determining the real value of such micronutrients, according to a new analysis.
Vitamin manufacturing giant NBTY donated more than $7 million in cash and products to charitable causes in 2013, according to the company.
Daily supplements of vitamin E (alpha tocopherol) may slow functional decline in people with mild to moderate Alzheimer’s disease, say results of a double-blind, placebo-controlled, parallel-group, randomized clinical trial.
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