Botanicals

PLT adds Vanizem to cognitive health portfolio

PLT adds Vanizem to cognitive health platform

By Asia Sherman

Ingredient supplier PLT Health Solutions is expanding its cognitive health platform with the addition of Vanizem, an extract of a West African flowering plant shown to reduce stress, enhance mood and improve sleep.

Menopause shedding stigma but still very confusing

Menopause shedding stigma but still very confusing

By Asia Sherman

According to Bonafide Health’s Annual State of Menopause Study, women are increasingly open and vocal about menopause, but confusion and misperceptions about symptoms and treatment remain rampant.

NutraWomen Wednesday: Komal Baldwa, founder of Waleria Health Tech

NutraWomen Wednesday: Komal Baldwa, founder of Waleria Health Tech

By Danielle Masterson

Described as a formidable advocate for women's health, Komal Baldwa, founder of Waleria Health Tech, is a serial entrepreneur and women's health proponent. Baldwa's boldness in launching Bleu, the first vegan condom brand in India, addressed...

July 18: Get ready for our beauty-from-within webinar

July 18: Get ready for our beauty-from-within webinar

By Danielle Masterson

There’s still time to register! Don’t miss the chance to hear from experts on everything from innovative delivery systems to emerging ingredients that are shaping the future of the sector and why consumer attitudes are shifting from anti-aging to well-aging.

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AHP responds to claims of ashwagandha abortifacient effects

By Nikki Hancocks

The American Herbal Pharmacopoeia (AHP) has responded to the growing number of European authorities reporting ashwagandha as an abortificient, arguing they have incorrectly cited the WHO monograph and AHP review.

June Launch Pad

June Launch Pad

By Danielle Masterson

From cognition to intermittent fasting and metabolic support, June is all about brains and beauty.

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Top supplement trends, according to Google

By Danielle Masterson

From need states such as sleep and hormone balancing to ingredients like GLA and astaxanthin, Spate’s trends report highlights a diverse market where interest extends to both traditional and innovative supplements.

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French agency warns ashwagandha unsafe in specific populations

By Nikki Hancocks

The French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety (ANSES) has warned against the use of ashwagandha in a number of specific populations, making it likely operators will be advised to use label warnings.

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New paper explores issue of excessive dilution of botanical extracts

By Stephen Daniells

A new HerbalGram article shines a light on the excessive use of excipients with botanical extracts—also known as fairy dusting. “This is about hopefully changing the practice of some members of industry to give consumers the product they expect,” said...

NutraCast: Is aronia berry the next elderberry? Mintel thinks so.

NutraCast: Is aronia berry the next elderberry? Mintel thinks so.

By Danielle Masterson

Mintel recently launched Ingredientscape AI, a new landscaping tool that helps brands discover the fastest-growing ingredients using robust data from Mintel’s Global New Products Database (GNPD). Stephanie Mattucci, director of food & drink at Mintel...

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Study finds sleep benefits of Monteloeder lemon verbena

By Priyom Bose

RelaxPLX, a pure extract of lemon verbena (Aloysia citrodora) formulated by Suannutra’s subsidiary Monteloeder, can improve sleep quality in healthy individuals who experience sleep disturbances, according to new research.

Ethical Naturals extends AlphaWave stress-relief benefits

Ethical Naturals extends AlphaWave stress-relief benefits

By Asia Sherman

A new study funded by ingredient supplier Ethical Naturals supports the safety and efficacy of longer-term AlphaWave L-theanine supplementation to manage stress, improve sleep quality and increase mental focus.

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