Bone & joint health

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GNC turns up volume on bankruptcy alarm

By Hank Schultz

Struggling supplement retailer GNC has reiterated a forthright statement that filing for bankruptcy court protection might be only days away.

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Casein-encapsulated calcium eases GI concerns, study finds

By Hank Schultz

Researchers working with a group of postmenopausal women found that a technology using casein to encapsulate calcium nanoparticles reduced GI issues compared with more conventional calcium carbonate or calcium citrate supplements.

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Nattopharma builds case for RDI for vitamin K2

By Hank Schultz

Norwegian supplier Nattopharma is helping to build a suite of scientific evidence on the broad cardiovascular health effects of Vitamin K2 that the company hopes will support an official recommendation on intakes of the substance.

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Aker writes new chapter in krill story casting it as choline source

By Hank Schultz

The new research about krill’s choline bolsters the latest iteration of this story, said Nils Hoem, PhD, Aker’s chief scientist. Choline is a natural constituent of krill oil as part of its phospholipid makeup as a part of the molecule phosphatidylcholine.

NutraCast Podcast: Asma Ishaq on Collagen

NutraCast Podcast: Asma Ishaq on collagen

By Danielle Masterson

What was once a popular injectable filler has found its way into supplements and functional food and beverages. Collagen is popping up in everything from coffee to bars to popcorn.