Respiratory health

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Sabinsa prevails in black cumin seed extract comparison

By Hank Schultz

A black cumin seed extract marketed by Sabinsa performed best in a head to head comparison of extracts in an in vivo study looking at the effects of this botanical on inflammatory processes related to asthma.

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Highlights from the Harvard Probiotics Symposium

By Stephen Daniells

The recent Harvard Probiotics Symposium brought together scientific experts from across the globe to discuss: “Gut Health, Microbiota & Probiotics Throughout the Lifespan: Dietary Influences”. Here’s what we learned.

Call for new category of herbal products likely to fall on deaf ears

Call for new category of herbal products likely to fall on deaf ears

By Hank Schultz

Suppliers of herbal ingredients that are well characterized with reams of research continue to chafe about the strictures involved in communicating the benefits of these ingredients in the US market. Word on the street is, that situation is unlikely...

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What’s on NutraIngredients-USA's calendar for 2018?

By Stephen Daniells

From weight management to deep dives into sports nutrition, multivitamins, beauty-from-within, personalized nutrition, botanicals, omega-3s, probiotics, and more, Nutraingredients-USA’s 2018 editorial calendar of special editions spans the hottest trends...

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13 personalized nutrition companies on the market today

By Adi Menayang

As more studies on human nutrition suggest 'one-size-fits-all' isn't the way of the future, more companies are springing up peddling personalized nutrition solutions. We collected 13 personalized nutrition services and products that are...

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Wellmune may reduce duration of colds in older people

By Stephen Daniells

Daily supplements of the baker’s yeast beta-glucan ingredient Wellmune may lead to fewer incidences of .upper respiratory tract infection (URTI) and shorter illness duration, says a new study.

German herbal cold remedy debuts in US

German herbal cold remedy debuts in US

By Hank Schultz

German OTC health products manufacturer Pohl-Boskamp is bringing a respiratory health supplement to the US market after decades of market history in the EU.

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Organic & Natural Health launches omega-3 field study

By Stephen Daniells

The Organic and Natural Health Association has launched a consumer education campaign to encourage consumers to test their omega-3 levels to identify supplementation needs, following on from the success of its “Power of D” campaign.

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Probiotic may reduce the risk of common cold: Yakult study

By Stephen Daniells

Daily consumption of a fermented milk product with Lactobacillus casei strain Shirota may reduce the risk of upper respiratory tract infections (URTIs) in healthy middle-aged office workers, says a new study.

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Can a Registry Build Trust?

By Steve Mister, president & CEO, CRN

Trust is a fickle thing. Just ask the political candidates in the recent election. It’s built over time and can be squandered overnight.