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Probiotic may improve sleep: Study

By Olivia DeSmit

Consuming the probiotic Bifidobacterium adolescentis SBT2786 increased sleep duration and reduced fatigue, according to a study, which also reported associations with an improvement in sleepiness upon waking and feelings of being well-rested during the...

May Launch Pad

May Launch Pad

By Danielle Masterson

Innovation and convenient delivery systems are trending this month, with nootropic ingredients finding their way into many of May’s latest offerings.

Spring Launch Pad

Spring Launch Pad

By Danielle Masterson

New launches are blooming with cognition, collabs and candyfication in focus.

“A big part of our show here is to refresh Nature's Way and present the brand in an updated, more vibrant way,

Nature’s Way reintroduces itself

By Danielle Masterson

In an effort to bolster its origin story, revamp its offerings and update its design, Nature’s Way underwent a rebrand. The legacy brand showcased the new look recently at Expo West.

February Launch Pad

February Launch Pad

By Danielle Masterson

The month of February encourages a smile with a dentaceutical and a happy mood chew, while Nutrafol goes skin deep, and EyePromise taps the brain health market.

Rockstar Energy hops on functional mushroom trend with Focus launch

Rockstar Energy hops on functional mushroom trend with Focus launch

By Ryan Daily

PespiCo’s flagship energy drink – Rockstar Energy – is out with a new functional mushroom-infused beverage line called Focus, designed to provide an energy and mental boost, Danielle Barbaro, VP of PepsiCo North America Beverages R&D, told FoodNavigator-USA.

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Prinova releases megatrends report

By Danielle Masterson

From gut health to a healthier planet, ingredient firm Prinova is hoping to use its latest megatrends report to showcase the opportunities available to leverage its ingredient portfolio, vertically integrated manufacturing capabilities and other in-house...

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.

NutraCast: Are energy drinks under attack? FoodChain ID weighs in

NutraCast: Are energy drinks under attack? FoodChain ID weighs in

By Danielle Masterson

As caffeine content in energy drinks climbs to new heights, some countries and retailers are banning the products or imposing age restrictions. In the US and UK, there are no national regulations that ban the sale of highly-caffeinated energy drinks,...

Arandi Health scales Andean shilajit for cognitive health

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Arandi Health scales Andean shilajit for cognitive health

By Asia Sherman

Arandi Health has tapped decades of Alzheimer's research to create Durabrain, a nutraceutical formula powered by a millennia-old organic substance harvested from the Atacama Desert in northern Chile.

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The anti-energy drinks trend: Who will be the Red Bull of relaxation?

By Olivia Brown

There has been a rising consumer demand for functional drinks promoting relaxation and wellbeing over boosting energy following the COVID-19 pandemic, but an expert says a ‘hero ingredient’ and ‘hero brand’ are needed to propel the category into the spotlight.

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Supplementation assists mountain climbers at high altitudes

By Claudia Adrien

A range of dietary and supplement interventions—from caffeine to leucine to omega-3s—may help male mountain climbers improve exercise capacity, recovery and concentration as well as reduce loss of lean body mass, according to research published in Nutrients.

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.

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KEEP CALM & RELISSA™

KEEP CALM & RELISSA™

Indena focused on achieving an optimized delivery and formulation of the Melissa officinalis’s phytonutrients: Relissa™, Melissa Phytosome™. The ingredient...