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Researchers devise scoring system for male fertility supplements

By Hank Schultz

Italian researchers have come up with a scoring system for supplements aimed at improving male fertility. Their analysis shows among the many ingredients used in such supplements, folic acid, inositol and NAC seemed the most promising.

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Review highlights sports nutrition potential for Rhodiola

By Stephen Daniells

Rhodiola rosea, an adaptogenic herb most associated with stress management and cognitive function, also has interesting potential for sports nutrition, says a new systematic review published in Frontiers in Nutrition.

Therapeutic relief for BV on the horizon: study

Therapeutic relief for BV on the horizon: study

By Nicola Gordon-Seymour

A combination of antibiotics and therapeutic intervention can restore the natural balance of vaginal microbiome and prevent bacterial vaginosis (BV) linked to an increased risk of sexually transmitted diseases, HIV, and premature birth, according to US...

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Bodybuilding supplement practices can harm kidneys, study says

By Hank Schultz

A new review raises an alarm about some bodybuilding supplementation practices that can damage the kidneys. But an expert with decades of experience in the field said extreme practices followed by some athletes who may have underlying conditions should...

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Evidence suggests cocoa flavanols can prevent CVD mortality

By Nicola Gordon-Seymour

US researchers conducting a Cocoa Supplement and Multivitamin Outcomes Study (COSMOS) observed a 27% reduction in deaths from cardiovascular disease (CVD) in older adults treated with the extract, although there was no improvement in the death rate for...

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Almost 80% of endurance athletes use supplements: Survey

By Stephen Daniells

Dietary supplement use is very high among endurance athletes, with older athletes using the products, says a new study that suggests opportunity to develop age-specific products for this population.

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Study: Increased protein leads to taller girls

By Danielle Masterson

In addition to carbs and fats, protein is one of the three macronutrients required for optimal health. Protein aids with tissue growth and repair, supports immune health, and according to new research, may help some children grow taller.

NutraCast: Improving lifespan via ‘zombie cell’ elimination

NutraCast: Improving lifespan via ‘zombie cell’ elimination

By Danielle Masterson

Senescent cells accumulate with age and are associated with many disease states people experience later in life. Over time, these cells stop dividing but do not die off, which is hw they earned the nickname "zombie cells.” Researchers believe that...

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Measuring psychological stress in health research

By Danielle Masterson

Between the pandemic, inflation rates, global issues and more, an increasing number of consumers are turning to supplements to support their mental health. According to SPINS, vitamins & supplements for stress relief and sleep support products saw...

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