Proteins, peptides, amino acids

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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,...

NutraCast: MycoTechnology on creating novel ingredients with mushrooms

NutraCast: MycoTechnology on creating novel ingredients with mushrooms

By Danielle Masterson

MycoTechnology has partnered with brands to deliver foods, beverages, and supplements by harnessing the metabolic engine of mushrooms to create novel ingredients. The Colorado-based functional ingredients platform leverages a proprietary mushroom fermentation...

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April Launch Pad: Kids, stress-management in focus

By Danielle Masterson

This month's new offerings address a variety of needs specifically for kids, including a new hydration pouch, probiotics for dental health and protein for growing bodies. For the adults, April was all about stress management, with ingredients like...

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Almost 80% of endurance athletes use supplements: Survey

By Stephen Daniells

Dietary supplement use is very high among endurance athletes, with older athletes using the products, says a new study that suggests opportunity to develop age-specific products for this population.

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Study: Increased protein leads to taller girls

By Danielle Masterson

In addition to carbs and fats, protein is one of the three macronutrients required for optimal health. Protein aids with tissue growth and repair, supports immune health, and according to new research, may help some children grow taller.

Norilia roars into Expo West with savory protein

Norilia roars into Expo West with savory protein

By Danielle Masterson

Expo West attracted over 2,700 exhibitors and packed the house with a variety of proteins featuring unique flavors and ingredients. Of the thousands of new products to debut, one stood out. Not just because it’s a raman flavored protein served hot—but...