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Should occupation be considered in vitamin D supplementation guidelines?

Guidelines on screening for vitamin D deficiency and supplementation strategies should consider the how different jobs and shift patterns affect status, according to new research that finds job type may be a major factor in vitamin D deficiency.

Study highlights increase in use of high-dose vitamin D supplements

Consumer use of dietary supplements delivering vitamin D doses up to 4,000 IU – almost seven times the current recommended daily amount of 600 IU – says a new study published in JAMA .

A 10% fruit and vegetable subsidy can save lives, new study finds

Fruit and vegetable subsidies can literally save lives, according to researchers at the University of Liverpool, who analysed how different food policy models may reduce deaths caused by cardiovascular disease in the US.

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NattoPharma partners with Nutriangels to expand Brazil presence

A new partnership between vitamin K2 supplier NattoPharma and innovative Brazilian nutraceutical brand is further expanding the presence of MenaQ7 Vitamin K2 as MK-7 in Brazil, the company announced.

Supplements' 'smart role' underlined as report reveals sorry state of Australia's preventive health spending

Trade body Complementary Medicines Australia (CMA) has backed a new report into preventive health, which details how the country is lagging behind fellow OECD nations Canada, New Zealand and the United Kingdom.

K for kids: Low vitamin K2 levels may boost fracture risk

Children with low levels of vitamin K2 are at an increased risk of fractures, and small changes in vitamin K status can have a big effects on bone health, says a new study from Poland.

Frutarom: Our focus in the USA is our branded ingredients

Frutarom Health is eyeing growth in the US market, with its branded ingredients leading the way, supported by proprietary science.

New male fertility support supplement hits market

A new player in the sparsely populated male fertility supplement game called FertilHerb is making inroads in the marketplace.

'Raw' idea forms basis of new superfood supplement

An entrepreneur is taking a page from the food marketing realm with the launch of a supplement line called Rawtrition.

Test approved that can determine best eye health supplements for individual patients

A new test has been approved for Medicare reimbursement that will determine which age-related macular degeneration patients will benefit from eye supplements. But some experts contest the implication that there is a ‘risk’ associated with such supplementation.

Policosanol fraction, Vitamin K2 combo helps statin users in study

A policosanol derivative teamed with vitamin K2 was found to be effective in lowering cardiovascular disease risk markers in a large scale study conducted in Serbia.

Dynamic duo of vitamin E and omega-3 reduces cardiovascular injury caused by pollution

Supplementation with vitamin E and omega-3 proved to provide a potent combination against air pollution-induced cardiovascular injuries in rats.

Vitamin D during pregnancy could reduce childhood asthma risk: Study

Increased vitamin D supplementation during the second and third trimesters of pregnancy has been shown to benefit the immune system of babies, resulting in decreased development of asthma.

Vitamin C oversupply could end soon

A global oversupply of vitamin C may have ended, as China continues an environmental crackdown on heavily polluting factories, says DSM.

Coconuts for cognitive health: Chicago-based VitaMind launches liquid multivitamin for the brain

A neurosurgeon at the University of Illinois at Chicago always wanted to create a multivitamin for brain health. This year, his dream became a reality with the soft launch of VitaMind 30-Day Multivitamin on Amazon Prime.

Dad’s vitamin D has impact on childhood growth and obesity risk

Pre-conception vitamin D intake is associated with height and weight of children at age five, according to new data.

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Vitamins may have larger role in halting brain decline: Review

The role for folate and related B vitamins in slowing down the decline in brain function is very much underestimated as is their role in age-related depression, a review claims.

NAXA head launches five new single-ingredient trade associations

The principal of a consulting firm that is the motivating force behind two single-ingredient trade organizations has launched an ‘incubator’ program that debuts with the formation of five new trade groups targeting categories such as ashwagandha, chondroitin, and vitamin K2.

Premama strikes $4.5m investment to tackle pill fatigue in prenatal category

A cash injection upwards of $4.5m will help propel Premama into the forefront of non-pill prenatal nutrition, says president and founder Dan Aziz.

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