Proteins, peptides, amino acids

Pura Collagen on success amid Brexit, pandemic

Pura Collagen on success amid Brexit, pandemic

By Danielle Masterson

Just as the UK entered a new trading relationship with the EU, the economy was thrown another curveball with the pandemic. But with a little strategic foresight and a lot of humor, Jennifer Mo is taking the situation in stride.

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IMCD strengthens US presence with expanded nutraceuticals team

By Stephen Daniells

Specialty ingredients distributor IMCD has expanded its presence in the US market with a new team of technical account managers for nutraceuticals. “We’re just getting started here,” its National Sales Manager tells NutraIngredients-USA.

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BCAA offers mobility and mental health benefits for T2D patients

By Nicola Gordon-Seymour

Elderly patients with type-2 diabetes (T2D) at risk from sarcopenia may benefit from branched-chain amino acid (BCAA) supplementation shown to improve knee extension muscle mass and depression, according to Japanese research.

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The second wave of esports supplementation

By Danielle Masterson

Gamers are looking to the health and wellness industry to give them an edge on their competition. We sat down with two experts to see what gamers are into and what brands should consider when formulating for this developing industry.

NutraCast: GHOST Lifestyle: Making transparency cool since 2016

NutraCast: GHOST Lifestyle: Making transparency cool since 2016

By Danielle Masterson

Dietary supplement manufacturers are required by law to disclose the ingredients inside the bottle, but in order to "protect the brand," they are allowed to hide the actual amounts. This combination of ingredients, known as “Proprietary blends"...

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Study shows anti-aging promise of taurine supplementation

By Asia Sherman

Supplementation with taurine – perhaps best known as an additive in energy drinks – may help control oxidative stress during the aging process, says a recent study published in the journal Nutrition.

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NAC supplements back on Amazon

By Stephen Daniells

After a hiatus of over a year, Amazon is again selling NAC-containing dietary supplement products. The development was described as exciting by one industry trade association.

NutraCast:  Nuritas Peptide Finder accelerates discovery process

NutraCast: Nuritas Peptide Finder accelerates discovery process

By Danielle Masterson

Health tech startup Nuritas has built an extensive peptide knowledge base using its proprietary AI and genomics platform Nπϕ (Nuritas Peptide Finder). The platform analyzes billions of untapped peptides in plants and natural food sources to predict and...

NutraCast: SPINS on VMS inflation powered by Amazon data

NutraCast: SPINS on VMS inflation powered by Amazon data

By Danielle Masterson

Between worker shortages, plant shutdowns, trucking issues, backups at the ports, supply chains are pinched and prices are growing. Every industry is feeling the inflation burn – and the health and wellness sector is no exception. According to SPINS,...

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Crack open a premix powerhouse.

Crack open a premix powerhouse.

Consumer lifestyle changes have created growth opportunities for sports nutrition brands, as the category crosses into mainstream food and beverage.