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Cyclodextrin shows ‘modest’ cholesterol lowering effects: NIH study

Alpha-cyclodextrin may reduce ‘bad’ cholesterol levels by 10% in healthy individuals, compared to placebo, says a new study from scientists from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute at the...

Brazilian researchers develop nitrate- and antioxidant-rich beetroot-based nutritional gel

Beetroot juice has been gaining some attention as a functional ingredient this past year. Researchers in Brazil argue that, in gel form, a higher concentration of beetroot’s benefits can be...

Nanotechnology shows promise in overcoming fortification challenges

Nanotechnology used to encase a bioactive ingredient within a food grade carrier may provide a solution in reducing fortification difficulties and provide healthier functional foods, a study has found.

Vitamin E tocotrienols show endurance benefits: Rat study

Supplements of vitamin E tocotrienols may prolong running times in obese rats to the same extent as whey protein alone, says a new study.

Study shows ChromaDex's Niagen can repair NAD+ synthesis in aging model

A new study conducted on nicotinamide riboside (NR), a form of vitamin B3, suggests the ingredient can help forestall some aspects of muscle weakness brought on by aging.

Creatine + plyometrics may improve endurance in women soccer players

In the spirit of the Olympic women’s soccer quarterfinals in Rio tomorrow, here’s a new study from Chile on how creatine supplementation paired with plyometric training may increase the endurance...

Spirulina’s anti-fatigue benefits supported by RCT

Spirulina, a blue-green alga or cyanobacterium, may reduce physical and mental fatigue after exercise, report scientists from Ohio State University.

New standard cranberry research material expected to boost reproducibility of studies

The Cranberry Institute has issued a new specification on cranberry powder to be used in research studies in an effort to better coordinate clinical trial results on this increasingly popular...

‘They’re all good’: Omega-3 forms show similar bioavailability, says new study

The lipid structure of EPA and DHA omega-3s – from triglyceride to free fatty acids or ethyl esters forms – does not have a significant effect on their bioavailability, says...

Review looks at creatine’s untapped potential beyond sports nutrition

Creatine is a well-known sport supplement ingredient that is starting to creep into mainstream sports nutrition applications as well. Researchers in Nebraska dug deeper into existing preliminary studies to explore...

Are Spirulina’s benefits blunted by obesity?

Spirulina supplements may improve cholesterol levels and markers of immune health in normal weight but not obese people, says a new study from Korea.

Increased polyphenol intakes linked to better heart health: Harvard study

Higher dietary intakes of polyphenols like flavanones and anthocyanins are associated with a reduced risk of stroke and heart attack for men, according to a new study.

Casein hydrosolate shows sleep promoting properties in rodent study

A new study conducted in rodents shows that a milk protein hydrosolate promotes sleep, with minimal side effects.

Is vitamin D deficiency highly prevalent among elite athletes?

Almost 70% of elite Dutch athletes may be vitamin D insufficient or deficient, says a new study from the Netherlands Olympic Committee and DSM.

Plant extract shows kidney-protective potential in obese, study finds

A plant extract has been shown to positively affect complications seen in obese individuals; particularly those linked to the kidney, such as insulin resistance and high blood sugars, a study...

BC30 plus protein linked to improved recovery after exercise

Combining protein with Bacillus coagulans GBI-30, 6086 (GanedenBC30) may improve recovery after excessive exercise and reduce markers of muscle damage, says a study.

Nutrition science is broken, say researchers

Current approaches to analysing human nutrition focusing on individual nutrients are inadequate and should be replaced by a more holistic approach, a research paper suggests.

Fish oil may reduce muscle soreness after exercising: Study

High dose omega-3 supplements may reduce delayed onset of muscle soreness (DOMS) after resistance training in untrained women, says a new study from Baylor University.

Gut health paper aimed at physicians sidesteps probiotics supplementation

A recent paper released by a nonprofit organization aimed at physicians focuses on gut health but omits any mention of probiotic supplementation. The author says that in her opinion the...

Adding BCAA to carbs found to have no effect on post-exercise recovery markers

Combining branched chain amino acids with carbohydrates may not improve post-exercise recovery more than carbs alone, says a new study. However, a leading sports nutrition expert says that protein + carbs...

Study suggests milk better than electrolyte drinks post exercise

A metered intake of milk after exercise and thermal dehydration restores whole-body net fluid balance better than carbohydrate–electrolyte sports drinks or water, according to an Irish study.

'a breakthrough in conceptualising IBS'

Two-way gut-brain axis links mood disorders with gut complaints

A brain-to-gut pathway, where neurological symptoms begin first, may explain why higher levels of anxiety and depression are predictors of developing gastrointestinal disorders, a study has determined. 

Microelements plus polyphenol supplement shows performance adaptation benefits among fit men

A new study suggests a supplement containing plant-derived inorganic microelements and apple polyphenols that has been shown to boost blood levels of ATP may increase strength and power adaptations in...

Soluble corn fiber shows bone health benefits for older women

Doses of soluble corn fiber may boost calcium retention for postmenopausal women by up to 7%, says a new study from Purdue University and Indiana University.

Study suggests preloading soy protein isolate may benefit post-meal blood sugar levels

In finding new ways to keep blood sugar levels at a normal range after a meal, researchers in Japan found that consuming 40 g of soy protein isolate before a...

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