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Rat study shows insulin resistance benefits for Caralluma fimbriata

Ingredient supplier Gencor says a new study shows its Slimaluma ingredient has benefits in ameliorating insulin resistance.

Bacillus Natto products show blood pressure benefits for people with lifestyle diseases

Dietary supplements of a filtrate from natto, a traditional Japanese fermented food made from soybean, may significantly reduce blood pressure in people with lifestyle diseases, says a new study.

Synbiotic gut health benefits limited, say researchers

Potential gut health benefits of synbiotics may be limited since only specific combinations enhance probiotic survival and growth, say researchers.

Arizona center emerges as hotbed of algae innovation

An institute in Arizona has emerged as one of the world’s foremost centers of research on algae production. Called the Arizona Center for Algae Research and Innovation (AzCATI), the organization...

Soluble corn fiber may boost calcium absorption for teens

Daily intake of soluble corn fiber may enhance the absorption of calcium for adolescents, says a new study from Purdue University with implications for bone health.

Blueberry powder shows immune and cardiovascular benefits: Human data

Supplements containing blueberry powder may boost the levels of the immune system’s natural killer cells and lowers blood pressure in sedentary men and women, says a new study.

Mouse data: Omega-3s reduce osteoarthritis severity

Mice fed omega-3s had healthier joints than those fed diets high in saturated fats and omega-6 fatty acids, Duke University researchers say.

Japanese dairy backs bifidobacteria

Scientists have called new discoveries from leading Japanese dairy product company Morinaga Milk Industry on popular probiotic genus bifidobacteria, “an interesting first step”.

Ashwagandha ingredient may counter endothelial dysfunction in diabetics: RCT

Daily supplements of an extract from ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) may improve the health of cells lining the blood vessels, and reduce levels of markers of oxidative stress and inflammation in type-2...

New Pediococcus acidilactici probiotic's origin in nature confers its high stability, supplier says

A probiotic isolated from switchgrass is one of the newest competitors in the robustness claims sweepstakes. Developed by biotech firm Imagilin Technology and marketed by New Jersey-based A&B Ingredients, the...

Fish oil linked to structural changes in the brain: Human data

Fish oil supplements may produce beneficial structural changes in the brain, according to a new study from Brown University and Rhode Island Hospital.

Mitochondria & aging: ‘Remarkable’ effects for nicotinamide riboside in mice, says new study

The science to support the potential benefits of nicotinamide riboside for age-related conditions continues to grow, with a new study from Europe indicating the compound may boost the number and...

DHA omega-3 linked to ‘significantly improved periodontal outcomes’: Harvard data

Scientists from Harvard report that supplementation with DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) omega-3 may improve periodontal outcomes in people with periodontitis.

Should Argentina's Messi have ditched the sports drink in the second half? Study casts doubt on soccer blood sugar effect

Drinking a carbohydrate-electrolyte beverage before and during a match did not help UK Championship trainee soccer players maintain blood sugar concentrations during the second half according to a new study.

Study explores how doses recommended on labels may (or may not) affect heart health

‘Not all omega-3 supplements are created equal, at least in terms of CVD risk reduction’, says new study

The manufacturers' recommended doses of omega-3 fatty acids from different sources may have different efficacies when it comes to heart health benefits, says a new study.

New study deepens substantiation for Epicor’s gut and immune health benefits

The potential gut and immune health benefits of EpiCor, the yeast fermentate from Embria, may be linked to an ability to modulate both the total bacterial composition in the gut,...

Calcium-collagen combination shows bone health benefits for post-menopausal women

Daily supplements containing AIDP’s calcium-collagen ingredient KoACT for 12 months was associated with significant improvements in bone health for post-menopausal women.

NIU's functional foods forum: Sports nutriton, snacks, beverages seen as hottest categories

Functional foods and beverages are the thin edge of the innovation wedge and are growing by leaps and bounds. Panelists in a recent online forum hosted by NutraIngredients-USA laid out...

Military women use more supplements than men, says new meta-analysis

Dietary supplement use is prevalent by members of the US Military, with women and elite men the highest users of supplements, says a new systematic review and meta-analysis.

Chlorella supplements show cardiovascular benefits: Human data

Daily supplements containing Chlorella may reduce cholesterol and triglyceride levels in people with mildly elevated cholesterol levels, says a new study from Korea.

Melon extract eases stress: Study

A new 12-week clinical study has strengthened evidence that melon-derived superoxide dismutase (Sod) supplements can help reduce stress and fatigue and improve cognitive performance.

Could probiotics boost performance and increase power for athletes?

A combination of a probiotic with a slow digested protein may increase athletic performance in healthy resistance-trained individuals, suggest results from a pilot study.

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Curcumin reduces muscle soreness: Study

A proprietary curcumin extract can ease post-exercise muscle soreness caused by oxidative stress and inflammation, an Italian study has found.

Muscle-building products profit on serious psychological disorder, dietitian asserts

To what degree are some sports nutrition products feeding consumers’ potentially harmful views of themselves?  A talk on muscle dysmorphia disorder at a recent dietitians’ meeting gave serious cause to...

Genetic study suggests ‘causal link’ between vitamin D status and blood pressure

New genetic research provides ‘compelling evidence’ that low levels of vitamin D have a causal role in the development of high blood pressure, say researchers.

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