Bone & joint health

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Review investigates n-3 PUFA impact on bone health

By Olivia Haslam

Larger and more diverse studies are needed to fully understand the impact of n-3 PUFA supplementation on bone health, state the authors of a new systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials (RCTs).

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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.

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Research rules out antioxidants to prevent bone loss in astronauts

By Nicola Gordon-Seymour

Supplementation with an antioxidant ‘cocktail’ failed to improve bone mineral density (BMD), bone mineral content (BMC), and bone structure in healthy males following an 88-day regime, including head-down tilt bed rest (HDBR), conclude researchers.

Don’t call it a comeback, chia’s been here for years

Don’t call it a comeback, chia’s been here for years

By Asia Sherman

Chia became a household name in the 1980s, popularized by the fascination with fur-sprouting animal figurines, but its use as health aid dates as far back as the Aztec and Mayan empires. Today, after a slight dip in the market, chia is back on the scene...

A century of the sunshine vitamin part I: A look back

A century of the sunshine vitamin part I: A look back

By Asia Sherman

On the 100th anniversary of the discovery of vitamin D, Dr. Michael Holick – an endocrinologist who contributed to isolating its active form – revisited the evolution of the sunshine vitamin, tracing its origins to the early oceans.

The NutraIngredients-USA Awards are back! Submit your entries!

The NutraIngredients-USA Awards are back! Submit your entries!

By Stephen Daniells

The NutraIngredients-USA Awards are back for 2023 with new categories but the same commitment to honor the best and brightest in ingredients, finished products, companies, people, and initiatives in the dietary supplements industry.

Pura Collagen on success amid Brexit, pandemic

Pura Collagen on success amid Brexit, pandemic

By Danielle Masterson

Just as the UK entered a new trading relationship with the EU, the economy was thrown another curveball with the pandemic. But with a little strategic foresight and a lot of humor, Jennifer Mo is taking the situation in stride.

AlgaeCal partners with OsteoStrong to promote bone building

AlgaeCal partners with OsteoStrong to promote bone building

By Asia Sherman

AlgaeCal will retail its bone-building supplements in OsteoStrong’s membership-based wellness franchises starting this month. The partnership, which AlgaeCal Founder Dean Neuls says “couldn’t be more perfect”, launches in 10 beta locations across the...

NutraIngredients-USA Awards: Meet the Ingredients of the Year!

NutraIngredients-USA Awards: Meet the Ingredients of the Year!

By Stephen Daniells

Six new “Ingredients of the Year” were announced at the recent NutraIngredients-USA Awards spanning beauty from within, cognitive function, healthy aging, prebiotic, sports nutrition, and weight management. Read on to meet the winners…