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How much milk protein can stimulate muscle growth after exercise in middle-aged men?

Just nine grams of milk protein may be sufficient to stimulate muscle build after resistance exercise, according to researchers from The University of Auckland and Fonterra Co-operative Group Ltd.

Vitamin K2 may reverse calcification of blood vessels in people with kidney disease

Four-week supplementation with vitamin K2 MK-7 (menaquinone-7) significantly improves vascular calcification (VC), according to a new study published in BMC Nephrology. 

News in brief

Deerland announces infusion of private capital

Deerland Enzymes & Probiotics announced a private equity investment from RoundTable Health Partners.

Adequate magnesium intakes may boost bone health: Study

Increased intakes of magnesium from the diet may slash the risk of fractures for older women, but the benefits for older men are less clear, says a new study.

For botanical supplements, sound science beats celebrity endorsements

Botanical supplements come and go in public consciousness, receiving a spike of attention after a celebrity endorsement, and then fading away for one reason or another.

Guest article

Which Took Longer: Harry Potter or GMPs?

Ten years ago, in July 2007, I found myself at a midnight book party in Las Vegas for the release of Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows. Even though I was...

Fruit d' Or gets Health Canada approval for cranberry powder during period of regulatory uncertainty

Fruit d’ Or has obtained a Health Canada designation for its cranberry juice powder which comes with it the ability to make health claims on urinary tract infections. The approval...

Research sheds light on nature of ancient microbiome

Is there a goal to shoot for when trying to alter consumers’ microbiomes?  Researcher Jeff Leach is trying to answer that question with work he is doing among hunter gather...

Curcumin-piperine combo may support heart health for diabetics: Study

A combination supplement containing curcuminoids plus piperine from black pepper may support heart health for diabetics by improving the levels and functionality of cholesterol, says a new study.

Special edition: Botanicals

Synthetic botanicals standoff likely to continue despite Georgia ruling

Experts expect the existing standoff on synthetic botanicals as voiced by FDA in the most recent draft NDI guidance will continue, despite the consensus from industry being  the agency’s position...

Should occupation be considered in vitamin D supplementation guidelines?

Guidelines on screening for vitamin D deficiency and supplementation strategies should consider the how different jobs and shift patterns affect status, according to new research that finds job type may...

Enzymotec launches higher concentrate krill oil that trades on purity message

Enzymotec has expanded on its krill purity message with a new, higher concentrate form of its K-Real ingredient.

Science Short

Omega-3 deficient teenagers may become anxious adults

Low omega-3 in adolescent mice leads to behavioural problems in adulthood, finds new study in The Journal of Neuroscience.

IPA WORLD CONGRESS + PROBIOTA AMERICAS 2017

Prebiotic corn fiber boosts calcium absorption among adolescent girls, study finds

The research of Corrie Whisner, PhD, has helped solidify a new application for prebiotics—their effect on bone health.

Dietary supplement industry promotes self-regulation, need for increased access on Capitol Hill

More than 75 members of the Council for Responsible Nutrition and the American Herbal Products Association will “fly-in” to Capitol Hill today to meet with members of Congress and their...

IPA World Congress + Probiota Americas 2017

There's opportunity in new probiotic enumeration technology, says expert

Analyzing and identifying probiotic strains in a finished product is becoming increasingly crucial as probiotic-infused food, beverages, and supplements climb further into consumer interest.

ISSN publishes position stand on protein and exercise

The International Society of Sports Nutrition ISSN has updated its position paper for the use of protein by physically active individuals.

Alibaba’s health platform reveals China’s biggest and fastest-growing supplement categories

Whey protein, enzymes and collagen products take the top three spots in China’s cross-border e-commerce sales, according to the international director of Ali Health, part of the Alibaba group.

NSF International voices support for Supplement OWL

The Supplement OWL will be a “valuable tool for regulators, retailers and consumers”, said Lori Bestervelt, executive VP and chief technical officer of NSF International, following her organization’s endorsement of...

Study highlights increase in use of high-dose vitamin D supplements

Consumer use of dietary supplements delivering vitamin D doses up to 4,000 IU – almost seven times the current recommended daily amount of 600 IU – says a new study published in JAMA .

Ganeden bets on inactivated probiotic ingredient for new applications

Probiotic giant Ganeden says its new immune ingredient looks to take the benefits of its validated strain into categories and areas that probiotics cannot be used.

New sports brand builds on branded ingredient foundation

A commitment to using science-backed, branded ingredients is the cornerstone of the new sports nutrition brand Innov8 Nutraceuticals, one of the founders said.

Prebiotics promote satiety, but it's hard to make the claim, expert says

Satiety is one of the best-supported effects of prebiotic supplementation, an expert says.  But translating that into claims can be tricky.

NPA petitions FDA to shelve new nutrition, supplement facts labeling rule

Citing the Trump Administration’s policy to severely cut new and pending regulations, the National Products Association (NPA) petitioned the FDA to shelve the Obama-era proposed Nutrition and Supplement Facts labeling,...

'Lidvolution' gives Sunwarrior competitive edge in crowded protein powder category

Three years after Sunwarrior set its protein powder apart from the competition by switching to a smaller, easier to grab and store square tub, it continues to lead the category...

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