SUBSCRIBE

Breaking News on Supplements, Health & Nutrition - North AmericaEU edition

News > Research

Innovate or die, smart label & the evolving consumer: Highlights from the Healthy & Natural Show

From the impact of Amazon and Blue Apron on traditional grocery retailing, to understanding the difference between a trend, a fad and a movement, day one of the Healthy & Natural...

Leicester City’s secret weapon: Beetroot juice

English Premier League champions Leicester City have partially credited their remarkable title triumph to the restorative and performance enhancing properties of the humble beetroot.

Drinking cherry juice may lower high blood pressure: Study

Drinking cherry juice may be as effective as medication in reducing high blood pressure, researchers have discovered.

Resveratrol’s blood pressure benefits may pass from mother to child

Hereditary hypertension may not pass the generations if the mother is given resveratrol supplements during pregnancy, suggests a new study with lab rats.

Consequences of a high-fat diet countered by grape polyphenols: Study

Consuming grapes can help offset some of the negative metabolic effects of consuming a high-fat, American-style diet, two studies have concluded. 

Mainstream consumers are eyeing sports nutrition more and more

Market analysts from Mintel and Euromonitor presented the latest findings of sports category trends at the Ingredient Marketplace show in Orlando this past weekend.

Novel bitter melon extract show metabolic and anti-obesity effects: Study

Oil extracts from the seeds of bitter melon (Momordica charantia) may help reduce body weight, suggests a new study from China.

Horphag CEO: “Marketing alone won’t do it; we give more weight to education”

An already a familiar name in the supplements industry, Horphag is ramping up its consumer education efforts on Pycnogenol to appeal to the new wave of environmentally-conscious, well-researched, and clean-label...

Long-term multivitamin use linked to fewer heart problems: Harvard study

A daily multivitamin may protect men from cardiovascular events such as heart attack and stroke in the long-term, says a new study.

3 years, 3 countries, 222 children: Big gut data tracks impact of hygiene on microbiome

Gut microbiome development in the early stages of life may explain the rise in autoimmune diseases such as diabetes and multiple sclerosis, a study reports.  

April 2016 NEWS QUIZ: Are you up to speed with the latest supplement industry news?

What is GOED’s recommendation for EPA + DHA per day? A publication from which university got blasted for an article calling supplements ‘suspect’ and ‘useless’? 

Eating black raspberries may decrease heart disease risk: Study

An extract found in black raspberries can significantly lower arterial stiffness, a key measure of cardiovascular disease, according to data from a Korean study.

Breaking news

Gut flora composition linked to health, diet, and lifestyle, pioneering population study reveals

In one of the first population-wide studies on gut flora variation, a distinct link between gut bacteria and health, diet, and lifestyle, has been established.

Plant-derived bacteria shows anti-obesity effects: RCT

Heat-killed Pediococcus pentosaceus LP28 derived from the longan fruit may help trim waist lines and reduce body fat, say results from a double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled study.

News in brief

Fish oil, cocoa & plant sterols: The winning combination against heart disease?

Combining fish oil, cocoa extract and plant sterols food supplements could offer an effective defence against heart disease, a new study suggests.  

Study shows Calanus oil may benefit blood pressure and heart health

Supplements containing Calanus oil may support cardiovascular health via anti-inflammatory effects in blood vessel walls, says a new study.

Olive-sourced hydroxytyrosol effective in biscuits: Study

Olive oil phenol hydroxytyrosol has been shown to be highly bioavailable and to lower oxidised LDL (low density lipoprotein) levels when incorporated into biscuits, suggesting functional food applications could be on...

Deep-ocean mineral water may be a better hydrator than mountain spring water, study finds

Researchers from the University of Arizona hypothesized that deep-ocean mineral water drawn from 3,000 feet underwater off the coast of Kona in Hawaii may enhance recovery of hydration and exercise performance.

Review supports immune health potential of larch arabinogalactan

Supplements of Larch arabinogalactan may support immune health and help reduce the incidence of common cold infections, says a new review.

Scientists develop a drinkable, peanut-based dietary supplement for older adults

To benefit older adults who are at a high risk of protein-energy malnutrition, scientists from the University of Georgia developed a peanut-based beverage supplement and compared its nutritional and microbiological...

Insights into banana carotenoids could hold key to fighting blindness

Insights into how bananas make and store carotenoids could help in the future development of banana varieties to combat vitamin A deficiency and blindness, say researchers.

Observers say Harvard anti-supplements article so poorly done as to be 'embarrassing'

A recent Harvard publication blasting supplements as ‘suspect’ and ‘useless’ was criticized by industry observers as ‘unbalanced’ and even ‘embarrassing.’

Bridging the brain-body gap: How the ‘thinking’ gut influences mental well-being

As knowledge of the gut and brain relationship develops, the use of probiotics and prebiotics could open up new ways to shape mood and well-being, according to a prominent nutrition...

Special Edition: Omega-3s

Omega-3 supply: Climate change could threaten global EPA & DHA supply

Rising ocean temperatures may reduce EPA and DHA production by phytoplankton, with the effects cascading through the world's ecosystems.

Special Edition: Omega-3s

Convenience, concentrates, and 3rd generation forms: Where’s the innovation in the omega-3 space?

Are natural retail buyers bored with fish oil? Can concentrates, convenience, combination products, and third generation forms re-engage them?

On demand Supplier Webinars

Brain performance – when does it peak and what can we do about it?
Kemin Human Nutrition & Health
The NutraIngredients-USA Omega-3 Forum
William Reed Business Media
All supplier webinars