The gut microbiome of the Hadza people of Tanzania is vastly more diverse than the gut microbiome of the average Californian, says a new study that highlights the extensive changes induced by industrialized diets and lifestyle.
The majority of female athletes do not meet the current dietary guidelines for omega-3 fatty acid intake, due to taste issues with fish and likely scepticism over supplement quality, new research concludes.
As consumers get more comfortable with probiotics for gut health, “probiotics plus” is emerging as a key motif. The idea of probiotics for mood support, or psychobiotics, is picking up steam as growing research shows the digestive aids hold promise for...
A new study comparing the labelled and actual contents of zinc and selenium supplements, finds these products regularly contain less of the mineral than labelled, with some even falling outside the allowed labelling tolerances.
From skin to gut health, postbiotics are rising in the ranks—poised to make a big splash as key microbiome modulators. While scientists are just scratching the surface on how these ingredients work, experts explain that’s what makes this category so exciting.
Supplementation with a highly bioavailable curcumin formulation may improve knee joint health and mobility in people with mild osteoarthritis, says a new multi-centric, randomized, double-blind, parallel, placebo-controlled study.
A new RCT finds that following an 8-week supplementation period with a probiotic in those with major depressive disorder (MDD) taking anti-depressants, scores for depressive symptoms were significantly improved.
Consuming less than one cup a day of blueberries may be an effective strategy to reduce bone loss in healthy postmenopausal women, according to the findings of a broad multi-institutional investigation.
Obesity rates across the United States continue to surge, with the prevalence growing by over 10% over the last 20 years. Today, over 40% of the country's population is classified as obese. Fad diets and OTC products have failed to slow this, but...
A new review suggests that mushroom constituents, including polysaccharides, peptides, and phenols, exhibit significant anti-neurodegenerative (ND) activities, and urges further research to explore these mechanisms further.
The supplementation of vitamin B12 and folic acid in toddlers has reduced their plasma concentrations of fasting total homocysteine (tHcy) – an amino acid that is linked to cardiometabolic diseases when in elevated levels.
GOED (Global Organisation for EPA and DHA Omega-3s) has published a comprehensive overview of the available literature investigating EPA and DHA omega-3s and their impact on brain health, examining areas such as cognition, stress and anxiety, depression,...
With a review suggesting only 11% of sports nutrition research is conducted in female participants, some crucial discoveries are slowly coming to light as studies finally delve into the complicated needs of the female athlete.
People who consumed foods with medium and high levels of live microbes had better health markers, including decreased blood pressure, BMI and insulin levels, says a recent study published in the Journal of Nutrition.
In a study recently published in Nutrients, researchers found a link between prior conditions and the effectiveness of sleep supplements. The four supplements tested, l-theanine, GABA, AVLE and l-serine resulted in better sleep overall, and improved certain...
Biomarkers, resilience and precision nutrition would put humans on the path towards optimal health, according to a recent review of the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) Science in Session symposium “Optimizing Health with Nutrition – Opportunities,...
Supplementation with Bifidobacterium animalis subsp. lactis (Bifal) and arginine (Arg) could have “a major impact on improving human cognition, especially in old adults”, according to a recent study in mice.
A study from researchers at Oregon State University is the latest to support the potential health benefits of multivitamin supplementation in older adults and presents micronutrient biomarkers as fundamental to future research.
Some microbes in the gut microbiome of humans and mice may help control the buildup of plaque in arteries by consuming a group of inflammatory chemicals before they can circulate in the body, new research suggests.
Barcelona-based Bioiberica has reported that its Mobilee-branded hyaluronic acid matrix ingredient for mobility may play a role against sarcopenia by boosting muscle cell size and production, and protecting against muscle damage.
Alkemist Labs – an independent lab specializing in botanical screening for the dietary supplement industry – has developed and validated an analytical method to quantify psychoactives in plants and fungi.
A low-dose iron supplement could restore iron levels in healthy premenopausal women with iron deficiency without anemia (IDWA) but without the usual side effects of a higher dosage, according to a recent study.
A broad multi-institutional investigation funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) used blueberries to explore the influence of variations in crop, host and gut microbiota with an eye towards precision nutrition.
A new review has identified omega-3 fatty acids and red yeast rice to have the strongest potential for use within nutraceuticals to target inflammation, due to strong data obtained from multiple randomised controlled trials (RCTs).