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Inflammation: Key lessons for what you can and cannot say (and when and how to say it)

Experts from the Natural Products Association, Metagenics, Penn State University, and Greenberg Traurig LLP will discuss the opportunities and challenges of marketing products positioned for inflammation in the FREE-TO-ATTEND NutraIngredients-USA...

Healthy Mediterranean style diet could block brain ageing

People who eat a diet rich in fish, fruits and vegetables but low in meat may end up with bigger brains and slow down the cognitive ageing process, say researchers.

Krill oil may support immune health for athletes: Human data

Supplements of krill oil may strengthen immune function of healthy exercising adults, says a new study supported by Aker BioMarine using its Superba Krill Oil product.

Multivitamins, cognitive health, and DNA analysis: CRN's Day of Science 2015 as it happened

The Council for Responsible Nutrition's Day of Science took place on October 21 in Palm Springs, CA, with hot topics covering everything from learnings from PHS II, nutrition and cognitive...

AHPA: NEJM ER visits study actually demonstrates the relative safety of supplements

The recent NEJM study on emergency room (ER) visits associated with dietary supplements demonstrates the relative safety of this product class, when placed into the context of the U.S. population...

EFSA dispels fear that soy supplements cause breast cancer

Isoflavones in food supplements do not pose a health risk to post-menopausal women, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has said in response to an appeal from the German authority.

Probiotics increase iron absorption from fortified drink by 50%: Study

Probiotics may help increase iron absorption from iron-fortified foods, say Swedish researchers. 

Melon juice extract reduces cellulite on thighs (but not stomach): Study

Melon juice concentrate reduces cellulite on thighs, according to a recent study by French ingredient supplier Bionov.

Beetroot juice can battle altitude sickness: Himalayan study

Consumption of nitrate-rich beetroot juice may restore reduced blood vessel function in healthy subjects at altitude, researchers have said.

Weight loss and energy products linked to majority of ER visits for supplement users

An estimated 23,000 emergency department visits may be attributed to adverse events related to dietary supplements every year, says new analysis funded by the Department of Health and Human Services.

NAC supplements may benefit cardiovascular health: Human data

Four weeks of supplementation with N-acetylcysteine (NAC) may reduce levels of homocysteine and improve blood pressure, says a new analysis of two randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trials.

Study supports cranberry’s heart health benefits

Drinking cranberry juice may improve vascular function and blood pressure, says a new study funded by the Cranberry Institute.

Saccharomyces probiotic shows benefits for IBS symptoms

Daily intake of Saccharomyces cerevisiae CNCM I-3856 may improve symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome with constipation (IBS-C), says a new study from Lesaffre Human Care.

Childhood microbiome shows distinct & functional differences to adult gut

The gut microbiome of pre-adolescents has distinct differences to the adult microbiome, says a new study from Texas that may enhance the development and efficacy of childhood microbiome interventions.

Study strengthens olive leaf extract’s heart health benefits

Extracts from olive leaf may reduce LDL cholesterol to the same extent as atorvastatin, report researchers from Celal Bayar University in Turkey.

‘Heal all’ herb shows cognitive health benefits, for mice at least

Daily consumption of extracts from Prunella vulgaris var. lilacina may enhance cognitive function in lab mice, says a new study from South Korea.

Shilajit supplements may boost testosterone for healthy men: RCT

Daily supplements of purified Shilajit, an Ayurvedic ingredient, may boost testosterone levels in healthy men by 20%, says a new study.

Multi-ingredient formula shows good results in Mild Cognitive Impairment test

A multi-ingredient formula previously studied for cognitive effects has additional evidence to bolster its efficacy in cases of mild cognitive impairment with the results of a recent study. Participants in...

Study shows natto enzyme helps break down blood clots, benefits blood flow

Japan Bio Science Laboratory, a company that has been developing a nattokinase ingredient, has released research results bolstering the ingredient’s effects at combating the formation of abnormal blood clots and...

Quality of vinpocetine, picamilon supplements questioned by Ole Miss-Harvard study

A new analysis of over 50 dietary supplement products containing vinpocetine or picamilon has found that wide ranges in levels of the bioactives, with some products not containing anything at all.

‘This is heating up’: Studies highlight concerns over yohimbe supplements

There is increasing scrutiny of yohimbe and yohimbine supplements, with three papers published in 2015 reporting concerns over these supplements, including one last week from Harvard’s Dr Pieter Cohen.

SEPTEMBER 2015 NEWS QUIZ: Are you up to speed with the latest supplement industry news?

Do you know which herb the NY AG went after in September? Are you up to date on key new hires at some of the trade associations? Or which nutrient...

Meta-analyses question calcium's efficacy for boosting bone health & reducing fractures

Two meta-analyses have questioned the efficacy of calcium supplements to boost bone mineral density (BMD) and reduce the risk of fractures, but the data selection for the analyses has been...

Peptan collagen shows skin health benefits from within

Oral supplementation with collagen peptides may boost skin hydration by almost 30%, according to data from two double-blind placebo-controlled clinical trials on Asian and Caucasian women with different skin types.

Iodine excess linked to thyroid disease in lactating women

Excessive iodine intake may cause thyroid disease in lactating women and should be monitored as closely as deficiency, Chinese research of 343 women has said.  

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