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NutraCast: Genetic analysis predicts sunflower oil composition

NutraCast: Genetic analysis predicts sunflower oil composition

By Danielle Masterson

Sunflower is one of the main oilseed crops, ranking fourth in global oil production after palm, soybean, and rapeseed. Nutritional properties and industrial use of sunflower oil depend heavily on the fatty acid composition. With so many uses, developing...

NutraCast: Placer.ai on foot traffic at the Vitamin Shoppe, GNC

NutraCast: Placer.ai on foot traffic at the Vitamin Shoppe, GNC

By Danielle Masterson

Supplement sales jumped during the pandemic, but foot traffic across all retail sectors dropped -- including GNC and the Vitamin Shoppe. Will physical stores disappear or are these retailers on the road to recovery? To find out, we spoke with Ethan Chernofsky,...

NutraCast:Tracking CBD experiences in real-time with Releaf App

NutraCast:Tracking CBD experiences in real-time with Releaf App

By Danielle Masterson

More and more companies are using apps to gain insights on their respective industries. With the right data inputs, technology can improve decision making and help company leaders zero in on trends. The Releaf App is one such application that individuals...

NutraCast: ZOE co-founder Tim Spector on personalized gut health

NutraCast: ZOE co-founder Tim Spector on personalized gut health

By Danielle Masterson

ZOE is a healthcare science company aiming to help people understand their body's responses to food. By using machine learning combined with large scale human studies, the company is decoding the impact of nutrition on health.

NutraCast: Shehzad Hoosein on Ayurveda + CBD

NutraCast: Shehzad Hoosein on Ayurveda + CBD

By Danielle Masterson

Ayurveda is an ancient eastern medical practice that’s been around over 5 thousand years. And while CBD isn’t anything new, modern medicine has only recently began conducting research.

NutraCast: Sonia Grego, PhD, on Smart Sampling Toilet technology

NutraCast: Sonia Grego, PhD, on Smart Sampling Toilet technology

By Danielle Masterson

A smart toilet that uses artificial intelligence is making a splash at Duke University. The tool, which is under development, can be retrofitted within the pipes of an existing toilet to help analyze stool. The new technology could assist in managing...

NutraCast: Jim Flatt, PhD, CEO of Brightseed

NutraCast: Jim Flatt, PhD, CEO of Brightseed

By Danielle Masterson

While many of us don’t completely understand plants on a molecular level, emerging technologies are helping us to do so. With the help of artificial intelligence, Jim Flatt, co-founder and CEO of Brightseed, is building a database that he says is the...

NutraCast: Stuart Titus, PhD, on CBN for Sleep

NutraCast: Stuart Titus, PhD, on CBN for Sleep

By Danielle Masterson

Many of us know that valerian root, ashwagandha, chamomile and melatonin are helpful in delivering a good night’s rest. But how about CBN? Stuart Titus, PhD, CEO and president at Medical Marijuana, said that cannabinol hasn't really been available...

NutraCast: Omega-3 Fatty Acids Expert Bill Harris, PhD

NutraCast: Omega-3 Fatty Acids Expert Bill Harris, PhD

By Danielle Masterson

William Harris, PhD, has been researching fatty acids for over 40 years. To date, he has published more than 300 papers on these nutrients. And recently, he has been ranked in the top 2% of scientists worldwide.

NutraCast: NutriSense on glucose monitoring

NutraCast: NutriSense on glucose monitoring

By Danielle Masterson

Continuous glucose monitors have traditionally been tied to diabetics, but these devices can offer a window into the metabolic health of anyone.

NutraCast: Compliance amid a pandemic with CRO NutraSource

NutraCast: Compliance amid a pandemic with CRO NutraSource

By Danielle Masterson

Nutrasource, a Canada-based contract research organization, quickly adapted to the pandemic by implementing regulations and best practices to continue running human trials. The company’s president and CEO, Will Rowe, and Josh Baisley, VP of clinical...

NutraCast: Ara Katz of Seed Health

NutraCast: Ara Katz of Seed Health

By Danielle Masterson

Seed health is a biotech startup that’s developing novel uses of bacteria to improve human and planetary health. Seed’s co-founder and co-CEO joined the NutraCast to discuss her work, describing how she got here, where she’s headed, and what legacy she...

NutraCast: Natural Products Pioneer Paul Schulick

NutraCast: Natural Products Pioneer Paul Schulick

By Danielle Masterson

Very few people can say they’ve worked in the health and wellness industry before it was a ‘thing.’ Even fewer can say they’ve been doing it for over four decades.

NutraCast Podcast: Dr. Keith Baar on muscle mass gains

NutraCast Podcast: Dr. Keith Baar on Muscle Mass Gains

By Danielle Masterson

Legend Labz recently announced a license agreement with The University of California to produce an all-natural muscle supplement, which lab studies show can increase muscle mass gains by over 200%.

NutraCast Podcast: Dr. Noelle Reid on Age-Associated Cellular Decline

NutraCast Podcast: Dr. Noelle Reid on Age-Associated Cellular Decline

By Danielle Masterson

Recent advances in science have uncovered the important role cellular health plays in why and how we age. Deterioration in cell function begins in the 40 year age range and accelerates in the 60s; however, research has identified specific cellular nutrients...

NutraCast Podcast: Sun Genomics on personalized probiotics

NutraCast Podcast: Sun Genomics on personalized probiotics

By Danielle Masterson

Sun Genomics is a custom probiotics startup that uses personalized science to improve gut health. The company's first consumer product, Floré, analyzes the microflora of stool and uses the results to craft a custom probiotic. Through DNA sequencing,...

NutraCast Podcast: Natures Crops on functional carrier oils

NutraCast Podcast: Natures Crops on functional carrier oils

By Danielle Masterson

Here on the NutraCast, we talk a lot about active ingredients in supplements, but often neglect a very important element: carrier oils. They are often required in formulations to protect, stabilize, and ensure consistent delivery and absorption.

NutraCast Podcast: Mantra Labs on Chrononutrition

NutraCast Podcast: Mantra Labs on Chrononutrition

By Danielle Masterson

Taking care of ourselves is more important than ever. Two major pieces to the self-care puzzle are sleep and nutrition. However, that may not be enough. Research is mounting to suggest that there are very real and important implications for when we eat....

NutraCast Podcast: Evolve Biosystems on infant probiotics

NutraCast Podcast: Evolve Biosystems on infant probiotics

By Danielle Masterson

The process of prenatal development of the infant microbiome is significant. In order to correct immunological and physiological development, timing and the selecting the right strain play a major role.

NutraCast Podcast: Gnosis by Lesaffre on biotransformation

NutraCast Podcast: Gnosis by Lesaffre on biotransformation

By Danielle Masterson

Gnosis by Lesaffre is in the business of microorganisms and biotransformation processes such as fermentation, which are used to cultivate nutritional actives, probiotics, as well as nutritional and functional yeasts.

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