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The Vitamin Shoppe now offers GLP-1 medications

By Danielle Masterson

New Jersey-based retailer The Vitamin Shoppe has launched Whole Health Rx, which the company says provides a holistic approach to health solutions. The service encompasses nutritional supplements, expert guidance on lifestyle practices and prescription...

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America is anti-aging

By Danielle Masterson

Thorne’s new Fear of Aging survey indicates that Americans' aversion to appearing old is fueling the supplement industry's beauty-from-within segment.

Prunes might alter postmenopausal gut for bone health

Prunes might alter postmenopausal gut for bone health

By Asia Sherman

Postmenopausal women with low bone mineral density may benefit from polyphenol-rich prunes if their guts contain certain microbes, according to research funded by the California Prune Board.

NutraCast: Metabolism tracking with Lumen

NutraCast: Metabolism tracking with Lumen

By Danielle Masterson

We track our steps, our sleep, our cycles and so much more—so why not track our metabolism? While research shows that a healthy metabolism is crucial for a healthier and longer life, it’s not always easy to track. Healthtech company Lumen is hoping to...

The state of science for genomics in sports nutrition

The state of science for genomics in sports nutrition

By Danielle Masterson

As a heritable trait influenced by both environmental and genetic factors, athletic performance varies widely from person to person. Speaking at the Sports and Active Nutrition Summit, Dr. Ahmed El-Sohemy, chief science officer at Toronto-based Nutrigenomix,...


Prinova releases megatrends report

By Danielle Masterson

From gut health to a healthier planet, ingredient firm Prinova is hoping to use its latest megatrends report to showcase the opportunities available to leverage its ingredient portfolio, vertically integrated manufacturing capabilities and other in-house...

Distinct and often opposing health effects of BCAAs

BCAAs harbor distinct and often opposing health effects: Study

By Asia Sherman

Researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have detected biases in the study of branched chain amino acids (BCAAs), suggesting that these essential nutrients do not have the homogenous effect in humans previously observed.

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Thorne taps former Vitamin Shoppe CEO for top job

By Stephen Daniells

Colin Watts, former CEO of The Vitamin Shoppe and president of Weight Watchers Health Solutions, has been named the new CEO of Thorne, Thorne HealthTech’s personalized supplement and testing unit.

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Specialised Nutrition in 2023 and beyond

By Beat Späth, Secretary General, Specialised Nutrition Europe

At Specialised Nutrition Europe (SNE), highlights in 2023 include the publication of the Code of Practice, important advocacy efforts on topics like packaging, nutrition labelling and date marking, key public statements made on infant and young child...

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Viome Life Sciences acquires Naring Health

By Danielle Masterson

With an already extensive repository of human biological data–52.55 quadrillion data points paired with phenotype data from over 700,000 human samples–the strategic acquisition is certain to take precision nutrition to a whole new level.


Biotic personalisation for the microbiome: is it worth it?

By Olivia Brown

Experts have highlighted the potential for the ‘hyper-personalisation’ of biotics to suit individual microbiome compositions for targeted health benefits, but expense, lack of scientific data, and regulatory restrictions represent significant barriers....

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Muhdo levels up personalised nutrition through epigenetics

By Nikki Hancocks

Muhdo, the first company to provide nutrition and lifestyle advice based on epigenetic analysis, is set to relaunch with tests and guidance to reveal how individual micro and macro-nutrients impact gene expression and function.

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