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Sports & Active Nutrition Summit 2024

How GLP-1 users are shaking up the dietary supplement industry

By Danielle Masterson

At the recent Sports and Active Nutrition Summit, GLP-1 medications was a hot topic – with just about every panel receiving a question about the medication’s impact on the sector. While weight loss medications can present challenges for the industry,...

NutraCast: Remaining selective in sourcing amid limited fish oil supply

NutraCast: Remaining selective in sourcing amid limited fish oil supply

By Danielle Masterson

From limited supply to the need for more consumer education, the fish oil industry is facing a number of challenges. However, there are still a lot of opportunities in and outside of the sea. This episode examines the state of the fish oil market and...

Tate & Lyle hits the sweet spot

Tate & Lyle hits the sweet spot

By Danielle Masterson

Ingredient solutions firm Tate & Lyle continues to build its sweetener portfolio as consumers shift from full-sugar to reduced-sugar offerings.

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What can you say in weight loss claims? Experts weigh in

By Danielle Masterson

With what feels like a weight loss medication takeover, many are betting that the GLP-1 receptor agonists will rescue America from its obesity epidemic. So what does this mean for the natural weight loss products?

Distinct and often opposing health effects of BCAAs

BCAAs harbor distinct and often opposing health effects: Study

By Asia Sherman

Researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have detected biases in the study of branched chain amino acids (BCAAs), suggesting that these essential nutrients do not have the homogenous effect in humans previously observed.

Study sheds light on pomegranate extract’s gut-mediated metabolism

Study sheds light on pomegranate extract’s gut-mediated metabolism

By Asia Sherman

A pharmacokinetics study published in the Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis provides a closer look at how potent phenolic compounds in a standardized pomegranate extract are metabolized by gut microbiota to confer health benefits.

September Launch Pad

September Launch Pad

By Danielle Masterson

It's all about convenience: Gummies, chews and stick packs lead the way as consumers expect brands to offer innovative ways to save them time and effort.

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Study spotlights gut microbes for blood sugar control

By Olivia Brown

A new RCT notes that those with type 2 diabetes had significantly reduced average fasting blood glucose levels following intakes of a Lactobacillus and Oenococcus-containing kombucha drink, when compared to the control group.

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RCT supports probiotic’s cardiometabolic health potential

By Stephen Daniells

Dietary supplementation with a specific Lacticaseibacillus paracasei probiotic strain may improve the function of the endothelium and overall heart health in people with metabolic syndrome (MetS), says a new study.

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Probiotics may regulate glucolipid metabolism, review finds

By Olivia Brown

A new meta-analysis and systematic review finds that supplementation with Lactobacillus and/or Bifidobacterium may significantly decrease BMI, fasting glucose, insulin, triglycerides, and cholesterol levels in patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D).

The skinny on berberine: Is it really #naturesozempic?

The skinny on berberine: Is it really #naturesozempic?

By Asia Sherman

Botanical extract berberine rose to viral fame earlier this year, touted by TikTok influencers as a weight loss miracle molecule and given the hashtag #naturesozempic. Social media, however, may not always be a credible source of information.

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May Launch Pad

By Danielle Masterson

This month’s launches are packed with branded ingredients aimed largely at brain health, along with energy for athletic performance and a couple metabolic support products for good measure.

Poll reveals knowledge gap around metabolic health

Poll reveals knowledge gap around metabolic health

By Asia Sherman

SP Nutraceuticals has released the results of a recent poll showing that North Americans know little about metabolic dysfunction but suffer widely from its symptoms. The Canadian company suggests that AvoB, a novel bioactive found only in certain avocados,...

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