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Kyowa Hakko's study supports L-arginine boosting activity of L-arginine/L-citrulline combo

A patented L-citrulline/L-arginine ingredient is more effective in boosting plasma L-arginine levels than the individual amino acids alone, says a new study.

Fruit & veg flavonoids prevent unhealthy fat build-up: Twin study

Flavonoid-rich foods appear to alter body composition as UK researchers tie in a higher intake of anthocyanins, flavonols and proanthocyanidins with a lower body fat mass.

Equol + resveratrol supplements may improve quality of life for healthy women

A combination of equol and resveratrol may improve “quality of life” measures in healthy, post-menopausal women, says a new study from Italy.

Yogurt for healthy skin? Japanese researchers examine aloe sterol-fortified yogurt

Women who consumed aloe sterol-fortified yogurt daily over 12 weeks revealed statistical differences in skin elasticity, skin moisture, collagen score, and transepidermal water loss, compared to a placebo, says a new...

Meta-analysis backs sea buckthorn for cholesterol & heart health

Supplementation with sea buckthorn could significantly reduce heart disease risk by improving blood cholesterol and blood lipid profiles, finds a pooled analysis of previous RCTs.

Inuit microbiome study could shed further light influence of nutrition and modern diet on health

While the gut bacteria of indigenous Inuit populations are ‘broadly similar’ to modern Western populations, subtle differences that distinguish the two could help researchers understand how diet impacts our health...

Review explores blueberry bioactive compounds for blood sugar management

Blueberries may regulate glucose, lipid metabolism, and improvement of inflammation, according to evidence discovered by Australian researchers from Victoria University in a new review.

Berry compounds’ heart health benefits linked to impact on platelets

The potential cardiovascular benefits of anthocyanins may be associated with their ability to influence the expression of chemicals by platelets in the blood, says new data from a randomized, double-blind,...

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...

Using national survey data, researchers examine Gingko biloba effects on the liver

Gingko biloba consumption did not cause any negative changes in biomarkers of liver function, a new study found.

Rose hip supplements may increase energy expenditure, weight management

Daily supplements containing rose hip powder may prevent weight gain in lab mice, compared to mice eating a high fat diet only, says a new study from Sweden.

Review offers ‘economic and environmentally friendly’ approaches to turn citrus-industry waste into nutrition ingredients

A lot of studies point to the rich amount of amino acids, minerals, flavonoids, and vitamins in semi-solid residue of citrus fruits, as well as the other byproducts of citrus...

Citrus flavanones boost endothelial function and heart health

Polyphenols from citrus fruit may counter the detrimental effects of high fat meals on cardiovascular health, report scientists from the University of Reading and PepsiCo.

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...

Probiotics may reverse damage of generational stress

Taking male rat pups away from their mothers can produce detrimental effects in those rats when they mature, including mental illness, and these effects can then be passed on to...

Meta-analysis supports pomegranate juice’s blood pressure benefits

A comprehensive meta-analysis of data from eight RCTs supported a role for pomegranate juice in a heart-healthy diet.

Blue maize extract may lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels

Blue maize antioxidants may help protect against metabolic syndrome, cardiovascular disease and diabetes raising possibilities of using blue maize as a nutraceutical and functional food component.

Heard of the gut-brain axis? Meet the gut-skin axis...

Probiotic supplementation may improve adult acne appearance as researchers discuss the existence of a gut-skin axis in which the gastrointestinal area is targeted by bacterial strains to affect skin physiology.

Sabinsa study supports DigeZyme’s benefit in relieving post-exercise soreness

Sabinsa’s researchers in Bangalore, India, found that the branded multi-enzyme complex ingredient DigeZyme improved the outcome measures related to delayed onset muscle soreness after exercise, compared to placebo.

Aquatic plant potential: Why duckweed could become a source of protein and omega-3 beyond South East Asia

Duckweed has long been consumed as an inexpensive protein and source of omega-3 in three South East Asia countries, but now researchers are questioning if it has the potential to...

‘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.

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.

Ayurveda extract helps reduce knee pain in elderly: Sabinsa Japanese RCT

A clinical trial evaluating the effects of Sabinsa’s Boswellin Super supplement on knee pain reduction revealed improvements in pain management, a study funded by the company has found.

Probiotic fermented milk may ease GI distress: Danone study

Probiotic fermented milk (PFM) may relieve gastrointestinal discomfort via a modifying effect on the gut microbiota, says British research commissioned by French dairy giant Danone.

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.

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