A new study in mice has concluded that a compound found in the peels of fruits such as apples and prunes, and some herbs, can reduce and even reverse damage to brain cells in patients with Multiple Sclerosis (MS).
Vitamin C supplements are flying off the shelves but is there any truth in claims that this could help in the fight against COVID-19 and other respiratory viruses? Independent dietitian Carrie Ruxton explains all.
The Botanical Adulteration Prevention Program has issued a lab guidance document on turmeric. The publication is timely as interest in the botanical, which was already high, has spiked during the current coronavirus crisis.
Long term consumption of lutein can improve cognitive functions, according to a systematic review of randomized controlled trials, but the potential benefits of astaxanthin are less clear, concluded the scientific authors.
Industry experts have slammed statements made in a recent JAMA Viewpoint that called for probiotics to be regulated to the same standard as drugs, and decried the “paucity of high-quality data supporting the value of probiotics”.
Researchers from the Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism Research Group, Nutrition Institute, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, examined the effect of beetroot-based gel supplementation in recreational combat sport athletes. Specifically, they...
Just a single dose Undaria pinnatifida fucoidan (UPF) is able to affect gene expression related to fundamental cellular processes, an Australian study – believed to be the first of its kind – has shown.
Habitual fish oil supplementation may be linked to a lower risk of all-cause and cardiovascular (CVD) disease-related deaths, say researchers, who also point to a lower risk of CVD incidences as a result.