A recent paper by the USP Expert Panel on probiotics has attracted some good attention, and that will hopefully translate into more stakeholders looking to get third-part quality certifications for their products, says USP’s Dr Kit Goldman.
Vitaquest International, a nutrition industry contract manufacturer, announced this week that it will lease a new manufacturing site in in Parsippany, NJ. Its CEO says it is “the most significant investment in the history of our company.”
A lack of fibre during pregnancy could be contributing to the burden of the serious condition preeclampsia, according to researchers who also argue the lack of fibre in Western diets may explain the rapid increase of allergies and autoimmune conditions.
Working with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, DuPont is providing a “unique” probiotic strain to help treat sepsis in infants in Bangladesh, but the strain may also have commercial applications closer to home.
Protein supplements may not reduce the risk of fractures or improve bone health in healthy adults, nor may they have any detrimental effect on bone health, according to a comprehensive analysis covering 40 years of research.
The largest trial to date assessing the safety and efficacy of ChromaDex’s Tru Niagen (nicotinamide riboside - NR) will help guide the “next generation of trials to promote wellness”, said the company.
Insufficient intakes of choline and the omega-3 docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) may have lifelong deleterious impacts on maternal and infant health, according to a paper by researchers from Pharmavite LLC, the company behind Nature’s Made supplements.