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Heart health benefits of pomegranate may be personal: Study

The potential cardiovascular benefits of pomegranate extracts may be linked an individual’s ability to metabolize the polyphenols in the fruit, says a new study.

Experts hit back at ‘inaccurate headlines’ after review questions curcumin

A recent review paper that called into question the potential benefits of curcumin has been misinterpreted to create inaccurate headlines, experts tell NutraIngredients-USA.

Water and acid stable encapsulation backed for creatine uptake

A new water stable micro-encapsulaton of creatine has enabled the ingredient to be used in a liquid shot for the first time, says Anabio Technologies.

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Tea extracts show antioxidant benefits for soccer players: RCT

Extracts from green tea or hibiscus tea may significantly reduce markers of oxidative stress in male soccer players, says a new study.

L-carnitine combination may promote muscle growth, strength in older adults

Supplementation with a novel L-carnitine formulation may increase lean muscle mass and leg strength in healthy older adults compared to placebo, says a new study.

Brazilian ironwood seed extracts may decrease blood sugar levels, for rats at least

Galcatomannan from seeds of Brazilian ironwood (Caesalpinia ferrea), when administered at doses of 10 mg/kg body weight to Wistar rats with induced diabetes, was effective to control hyperglycemia and to...

Prenatal multivitamins may provide early life growth benefits for children

A regular prenatal multivitamin may support "normal" fat gain in infants in the first five months of life, says a new study.

Scientists explore prebiotic potential of Hyptis suaveolens

Researchers from the University of Vienna suggest that there is prebiotic potential of oligo- and polysaccharides from seed mucilage of Hyptis suaveolens, commonly called bush mint, pignut, or wilaiti tulsi.

Prebiotics in early life may boost sleep and daytime rhythms: Study

Supplementing the early life diet with prebiotics may boost the growth of selective bacteria in the gut and alleviate sleep disruptions caused by stress, says a new study.

Inulin-type fructans improve stool consistency in constipated kids: Pilot study

Supplementing constipated children with prebiotic inulin‐type fructans could improve stool consistency, a pilot study of 2 to 5 year-olds' has concluded.

Micronutrient supplementation for mothers boosts infant cognitive health: Follow-up study

Pregnant women should take more micronutrients aside from iron and folic acid to boost the long-term cognitive development of their children, according to a major follow-up study from Indonesia.

Black cumin’s anti-inflammatory potential may have airways/asthma benefits: RCT

Supplements containing oil from black cumin (Nigella sativa) may improve asthma control and lung function, says a new study.

Resveratrol may improve glucose homeostasis in obese mice, study finds

Researchers found that the supplemented mice experienced changes in their gut microbiota that “may contribute to resveratrol’s anti-diabetic effects.”

Omega-3s linked to better cognitive function in mildly impaired older people

Daily supplements of omega-3 fatty acids may improve measures of cognitive function, including memory and perceptual speed, says a new study from China.

Meta-Analysis: Fenugreek may lower blood glucose levels and cholesterol

After comparing 10 different articles that looked at fenugreek’s effects on hyperglycemia and hyperlipidemia, researchers at the Huazhong University of Science and Technology in China found that fenugreek has some...

Novel curcumin formulation may improve arterial health for young obese people

Twelve weeks of supplementation with a novel curcumin formulation may reduce arterial stiffness and pulse pressure in the brachial artery, both risk markers for cardiovascular disease, says a new study.

Lutein and brain health: Enriched formula leads to selective increases in multiple brain regions

Enriching infant formula with lutein leads to selectively increased levels of the carotenoid in the brain, with the highest amounts in the visual processing center, the occipital cortex, says a...

Ginseng berry extract may improve glucose metabolism, says new RCT

Supplementation with ginseng berry extract could significantly decrease serum concentration of fasting glucose and postprandial glucose at 60 minutes in those with impaired glucose levels, compared to placebo.

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.

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.

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...

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.

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