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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.

NutraCast: Exploring the connection of ‘science to sales’

NutraCast: Exploring the connection of ‘science to sales’

By Danielle Masterson

The dietary supplement industry has come a long way. A significant number of new dietary supplement products have appeared in the marketplace since Congress passed the Dietary Supplement and Health Education Act (DSHEA) of 1994. At that time, there were...

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Probiotic blend may boost sleep quality: Human study

By Stephen Daniells

Supplementation with a combination of four probiotic strains led to improved sleep quality, increasing the ability to fall asleep and reducing daytime dysfunction, says a new study.

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Chlorella may improve exercise tolerance and recovery: Study

By Olivia Brown

Findings from a new study show that chlorella supplement significantly decreased blood lactate concentrations and an increased O2 pulse in healthy young adults performing submaximal and maximal cycling, indicating greater exercise tolerance.

Studies show gut microbiome influences ovarian aging

Studies show gut microbiome influences ovarian aging

By Claudia Adrien

Mounting evidence suggests a bidirectional relationship between the gut and ovarian aging, according to Chinese researchers who reviewed studies linking the gut microbiota to ovarian function.

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The rise of exogenous ketones for athletic recovery

By Stephen Daniells

Initially touted as acute performance aid, exogenous ketones and the supporting science are shifting towards opportunities for athletic recovery, a subject matter expert told NutraIngredients-USA.

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Crataegus extract shows promise for weight management

By Olivia Brown

A recent study has found that supplementation with a mixture of Crataegus pinnatifida leaves and Citrus unshiu peels, resulted in significant improvements to body weight and fat percentage in overweight adults.

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ChatGPT's nutrition advice is limited for NCD patients: Study

By Olivia Haslam

ChatGPT is “unable to replace a healthcare professional’s consultation”, new research has concluded, following an assessment of the chatbot’s ability to handle prompts for nutrition advice for patients with multiple noncommunicable diseases (NCDs).

NutraCast: Safety considerations for dietary supplement manufacturers

NutraCast: Safety considerations for dietary supplement manufacturers

By Danielle Masterson

A new paper is out titled “Safety Considerations for Dietary Supplement Manufacturers in the United States", co-authored by Jay Sirois, PhD, VP of regulatory and scientific affairs, Consumer Healthcare Products Association, alongside several CHPA...

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Review spotlights gaps in pain relief research for children

By Olivia Brown

A new literature review has underlined the nutraceuticals with potential to provide natural pain relief for abdominal conditions in children, stressing the need for further research into potential products of interest.

Is fibre essential for brain health? GettyImages/Fascinadora

Is fibre essential for brain health?

By Donna Eastlake

The importance of dietary fibre for a healthy gut has been hailed for years now. But is it also the secret to a healthy brain?

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