In vitro and in vivo studies of beta-glucans have highlighted how differing structures of the fibre determine their ability to bind to receptors on innate immune cells and the specific immune responses that result.
Another leading supplier has weighed into the debate over unscrupulous firms peddling ‘krill oil’ that contains “next to no phospholipids” but says the development of a monograph and better testing protocols might go some way to tackling the problem.
The Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is requesting proposals for "Analytical Methods Development, Optimization, and Validation: Dietary Supplement Constituents".
Scientists at Belgium’s Gent University have developed a new test for bioactive peptides with weight management effects, providing a quick test of the potential of ingredients for supplements and functional foods.
Information about the human genome is providing new insights into the way vitamin E – a nutrient that has very much ridden the scientific roller coaster in recent years in the face of questioning meta reviews – functions in the body.
US Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) is set to introduce the Dietary Supplement Labeling Act to improve the information available to consumers, but industry associations are calling for regulatory enforcement not legislative solutions.
A cinnamon bark extract called CEppt can slow the onset of Alzheimer’s, according to Israeli researchers who studied its effect in mice and fruit flies after taking inspiration from a biblical passage.