Selenium - slow start in functional foods
Emerging research suggests that selenium, a trace mineral, may have
numerous health benefits but no-one is educating consumers about
Advitech aims for psoriasis deal by year-end
Advitech is embroiled in discussions with potential partners to
bring its XP-828L product to market, targeting sufferers of mild to
moderate psoriasis and other inflammatory diseases.
Embria to launch organic selenium yeast in EU
Two new companies in the supplements market, one each on either
side of the channel, are looking to launch an organic selenium
yeast in Europe after gaining derogation from the supplements
St John's wort protein found to suppress HIV in lab
A novel protein extracted from a culture of St John's wort extract
suppresses HIV-1 expression and inhibits its replication, say US
Ginseng extract prevents colds, reduces symptoms, finds new study
Taking ginseng supplements through the winter appears to help the
immune system fight off colds, report Canadian researchers today.
Pharming reports on safety of human lactoferrin for food use
Dutch biotech company Pharming said yesterday that results from
three studies demonstrate that its human lactoferrin can be
considered safe for use in functional foods.
How CLA fights inflammatory disease
US scientists have explained how one of the forms of conjugated
linoleic acid (CLA), a fatty acid found in dairy products, could
reduce inflammatory disease.
Herbal alternative for asthma shows promise
An oral combination of three Chinese herbs could be as effective as
conventional medicines at alleviating asthma symptoms but without
such severe side effects, report Chinese and American researchers.
NCCAM grant supports African plant research
An international collaboration to research the safety and efficacy
of South African medicinal plants has attracted a $4.4 million,
four-year grant from NCCAM, and could result in plant-based
therapies for diseases rampant in Africa,...
Probiotics increase protection against autoimmune disease
Probiotic bacteria could not only help fight viruses but they may
also protect against autoimmune diseases like diabetes, says
Swedish probiotics firm Probi.
Vanadium may enhance recovery from infections
Vanadium, a trace mineral taken in supplements by bodybuilders and
for sugar control, may promote faster recovery from food poisoning
or other infections, suggests new research on animals.
Biothera settles beta-glucan patent case
Biothera, the maker of immune-boosting ingredients, says it has
settled a dispute over its beta-glucan patents with Californian
firm Cypress Systems.
Probiotic rules should be stricter, says expert
Too many producers are falsely labelling their products as
probiotic and could present a stumbling block to the sector's
expansion, says the marketing head of leading innovator Valio at
Casein, whey formulas reduce infants' allergy risk
Infants whose parents suffer from food allergies have less chance
of developing them themselves if they are fed hydrolyzed casein or
whey formulas in place of cow's milk based formulas when
breast-feeding is not possible or inadequate,...
Chr Hansen, Tetra Pak project removes obstacles to probiotic beverages
Probiotics supplier Chr. Hansen has developed a new, flexible
formulation system for adding probiotics directly to finished