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Omega-3-supplemented formula leads to bigger children: Study

Feeding infants an omega-3-supplemented formula led to longer and heavier children, compared to a control formula, says a study funded by Mead Johnson Nutrition and the National Institutes of Health....

AARP study on brain health attitudes points to opportunity for cognitive support ingredients, experts say

A recent study released by the AARP showed that brain health is becoming an increasing concern, and that more Americans are aware of the potential benefit that playing brain games...

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Is there a media bias or is Flat Earth News the new normal for the dietary supplements industry?

Supplements are back in the headlines, with sensationalist and worrying headlines based on old research and a university press release. Is this the new normal for the dietary supplements industry?

‘Great economical and clinical benefit’: Garlic is an ‘effective and safe approach’ for BP management, says meta-analysis

Dietary supplements with garlic (Allium sativum) may beneficially affect blood pressure for hypertensives, says a meta-analysis of 7 randomized controlled trials.

Could prenylated flavonoids have ‘big potential’ in nutraceuticals?

Food supplements containing highly bioactive prenylated flavonoids could provide industry with ‘promising nutraceuticals with impressive biological activities’, say researchers. However finding the right enzymes or biotransformation process to produce these...

Green algae combo may counter obesity-linked metabolic changes: Study

A mixture of green algae extracts may lower body fat and improve lean mass in rats fed a high carbohydrate, high fat diet, says new study.

Lack of baseline dissolution data makes evaluating risk of bioavailability enhancements tricky, researcher says

Bioavailability enhancements continue to be one of the most active development tangents in the dietary supplement ingredient industry.  But even as these approaches gain market traction, basic information about the...

‘Vitamin E helps preserve and protect our fat heads!’: NIH funded study shows role of vitamin E for brain health

Vitamin E may help maintain levels of DHA in the brain, says a new study with zebrafish funded by the National Institutes of Health.

Research points to stable encapsulation of fish oil with multiple vitamins and bioactives

An encapsulation complex made up of gelatin and sodium hexametaphosphate could enable stable microencapsulation of fish oil with multiple lipophilic bioactive compounds, say researchers.

Western lifestyle may limit gut bacteria diversity: Study

A modern Western diet and lifestyle is linked to a lower diversity of bacteria in the gut, say researchers.

Fibersol-2 may boost satiety: Human RCT data

Adding soluble fiber to a tea that is consumed along with a meal can increase satiety hormones and decrease hunger in health men and women, say results of randomized, double-blind,...

Forget about your woes? Probiotics may lower focus on bad feelings and experiences

Supplementation with a multi-species probiotic may be associated with lower feelings of sadness and less focus on bad feelings and experiences from the past, say researchers.

Low maternal DHA seriously impacts baby brain development: Frog findings

Maternal deprivation of essential omega-3 fatty acids has a significant impact on the development of the brain, in particular dendrite maturation and synaptic connectivity, say researchers.

"This is a new idea - that some probiotics may work by affecting the overall ecosystem of the gut"

How do probiotics work? Previously unknown 'facilitator' mechanism revealed

The popular probiotic Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG may work by acting as 'a facilitator' that modifies and promotes the activity of other gut bacteria, say scientists.

Kiwifruit-derived supplements may boost bowel health for healthy people: RCT data

Daily consumption of supplements containing kiwifruit-derived nutritional ingredients may increase bowel movements in healthy individuals, says a new study from New Zealand.

What impact will mid-life vitamin D levels have on cognitive health 13 years later?

Higher vitamin D levels at middle age may pre-determine better cognitive outcomes later in life, according to a 13-year follow-up study.

Vitamin D during pregnancy may improve newborn outcomes: Meta-analysis

Supplements of vitamin D during pregnancy may increase birth weight and length of newborns, says a new systematic review and meta-analysis of 13 randomized controlled trials.

Vitamin K1 may improve insulin sensitivity and blood sugar levels for pre-diabetics

Supplements containing vitamin K1 (phylloquinone) may improve glycemic status and insulin sensitivity for premenopausal and pre-diabetic women, says a new study.

Muscle-building supplements linked to testicular cancer risk

An association between muscle-building supplements and testicular cancer is stronger for young men and long periods of use - with a 177% increased risk for those who mix supplements, warn scientists....

Sodium pills neither help nor hinder athletes: Research

High-dose sodium supplements do not impact temperature regulation, heart rate, or performance in endurance athletes, say researchers.

Vitamin D2 vs D3: Same for boosting D levels but D3 superior for sustaining levels?

There is no difference between vitamin D2 and D3 for raising blood levels of the vitamin, but D3 is superior for sustaining those levels, says a new study from Argentina.

Moody microbes? Gut bacteria found to play key role in serotonin production

Our gut microbiota may play a vital role in driving our mood by regulating the production of serotonin in the intestines and blood, say researchers.

Superior bioavailability? Study backs krill oil over fish oil … but not because of phospholipids

Krill oil may have better bioavailability of the essential omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA compared to fish oil, but variations are not because of differences between phospholipids and triglycerides,...

Vitamin D may offer pain and movement support for obese people with joint health issues

Ensuring adequate levels of vitamin D may boost the movement of obese individuals with osteoarthritis compared with obese people with insufficient D levels, says a new study from the University...

Small changes for big benefits: Altering protein and carb profile has big impact on weight

Making small, consistent changes to the types of protein- and carbohydrate-rich foods we eat may have a big impact on long-term weight, say researchers behind a new large-scale diet study.