Bone & joint health

Does one dose of creatine supplementation fit all?

Does one dose of creatine supplementation fit all?

By Asia Sherman

Creatine is one of the most studied dietary supplement compounds, but the optimal dose needed to maximize muscle, bone and brain benefits remains unknown, according to a team of leading creatine researchers.

Prunes might alter postmenopausal gut for bone health

Prunes might alter postmenopausal gut for bone health

By Asia Sherman

Postmenopausal women with low bone mineral density may benefit from polyphenol-rich prunes if their guts contain certain microbes, according to research funded by the California Prune Board.

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Combination of ginger and V. negundo may help alleviate low back pain

By Olivia DeSmit

A supplement containing a combination of ginger and Vitex negundo showed promising results for alleviating low back pain in a clinical trial. The results of the trial, funded by Enovate Biolife, showed improvements in pain intensity and other markers.

dsm-firmenich teams with SCN BestoCo for omega-3 gummy innovation

dsm-firmenich teams with SCN BestoCo for omega-3 gummy innovation

By Asia Sherman

Global health and nutrition company dsm-firmenich is partnering with U.S. supplement manufacturer SCN BestCo to package high-dose, algae-derived omega-3 gummies that overcome traditional formulation challenges and address sustainability issues in the...

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ILSI brings together industry giants in vitamin K2 task force

By Nikki Hancocks

International Life Sciences Institute (ILSI) Europe has announced a new Vitamin K2 task force, designated to advance the scientific understanding of the health benefits of Vitamin K2 and provide evidence-based insights to enhance public awareness.

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...

 NutraCast: New year, new trends with Vitaquest

NutraCast: New year, new trends with Vitaquest

By Danielle Masterson

It’s the new year so you know what that means—new trends. So what is trending in herbs and botanicals? And what are some of the key factors influencing the market? Here to share the latest are Lauren Samot, RD, commercial innovation leader, and Jon Weisgal,...

TruHeight talks supplements for height growth

Q&A: TruHeight talks supplements for height growth

By Asia Sherman

California-based entrepreneurs Eden Stelmach and Justin Rapoport launched TruHeight to help children reach new heights by providing them with the nutrients they need to stretch their stature.

October Launch Pad

October Launch Pad

By Danielle Masterson

The month is wrapping up with new products for expecting moms, fitness enthusiasts and even a couple new SKUs for pets.

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.