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Microphyt builds science for Brainphyt microalgae extract

Microphyt builds science for Brainphyt microalgae extract

By Asia Sherman

Biotech company Microphyt, which cultivates microalgae in industrial photobioreactors in the South of France, published the latest in a series of studies exploring the potential of its Brainphyt-branded brain health ingredient.

Live microbes may limit frailty in older adults

Live microbes may limit frailty in older adults

By Claudia Adrien

Older adults who consumed higher levels of live microbes had a significantly lower risk of frailty, according to research published in the Journal of Nutrition, Health and Aging.

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Lutein and zeaxanthin during pregnancy may benefit child development

By Olivia DeSmit

Maternal consumption of lutein and zeaxanthin carotenoids may improve offspring language and cognitive development in early childhood, according to a study led by City University of New York and SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University researchers.

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Consuming live microbes could benefit cardiovascular health: study

By Olivia DeSmit

Regular consumption of foods containing moderate and high levels of live microbes is correlated with a reduction in cardiovascular health risk, according to a team of researchers from Shandong University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Jinan, China.

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Combination of ginger and V. negundo may help alleviate low back pain

By Olivia DeSmit

A supplement containing a combination of ginger and Vitex negundo showed promising results for alleviating low back pain in a clinical trial. The results of the trial, funded by Enovate Biolife, showed improvements in pain intensity and other markers.

Yoplait owns a number of children's yoghurt brands including Petits Filous and Frubes. Credit: Yoplait

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Yoplait: Narrative around children’s yoghurt must change

By William Dodds

More than 1m children in the UK are at risk of their development being impacted because they lack nutrients such as calcium and vitamin D, according to a new report from kids’ yoghurt manufacturer Yoplait.

Plant stanols increase COVID-19 antibody response

Plant stanols increase COVID-19 antibody response in the overweight

By Claudia Adrien

Overweight and obese individuals who consumed plant stanols decreased the overall inflammatory activity of the immune system while simultaneously increasing antibody responses to COVID-19, according to a study published in the American Journal of Clinical...

6 reasons to enter the NutraIngredients-USA Awards!

6 reasons to enter the NutraIngredients-USA Awards!

By Stephen Daniells

The 2024 NutraIngredients-USA Awards are back with new categories but the same commitment to honor the best and brightest in ingredients, finished products, companies, people and initiatives in food supplements and functional food and beverage.

Dr Armpit: Eliminating body odour with ‘good’ bacteria

Dr Armpit: Eliminating body odour with ‘good’ bacteria

By Olivia Brown

There may be significant opportunities to harness the skin microbiome to control body odours with the discovery that strong bacterial diversity, high levels of Cyanobacterium species and low levels of Staphylococci are associated with unpleasant odours.

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How BoobyBiome is unlocking the mysterious breast milk biome

By Nikki Hancocks

Doctors Lydia Mapstone, Sioned Fôn Jones and Tara O'Driscoll founded Boobybiome in 2019 on a mission to better preserve beneficial breast milk bacteria and develop synbiotic supplements to support the infant microbiome.

For Wild.AI users, female is the default gender

For Wild.AI users, female is the default gender

By Danielle Masterson

Hélène Guillaume launched Wild.AI in 2017 to track the various life stages and fitness levels women experience. The company applies the science of female physiology to active women to help them train, recover and supplement based on their cycle.

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