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Açai pulp may improve antioxidant defenses, protect arteries

By Stephen Daniells

Supplementing the diet of healthy women with açai pulp (Euterpe oleracea Martius) may improve antioxidant defenses, decrease markers of oxidative stress, and help protect against the formation of plaques in arteries, Brazilian researchers report.

L-ergothioneine poised for breakthrough in 2017, experts say

L-ergothioneine poised for breakthrough in 2017, experts say

By Hank Schultz

The coming year could be a big one for l-ergothioneine, an ingredient for which the scientific backing has been slowly building.  New regulatory approvals and new developments in the supply sphere all augur well for this powerful antioxidant.

The individual pecan shell flour particles—called sclerids—have an internal canal-like structure.  Southeast Reduction Company photo.

Pecan shell flour offers cost effective antioxidants

By Hank Schultz

A pecan shell flour ingredient first noted for its effect as an animal feed has gained an FDA no-objection letter for GRAS status. The ingredient offers a highly cost effective antioxidant source as well as providing other functional properties.

Polyphenolics delves into sports nutrition with its grape seed extracts

Special edition: sports nutrition

Polyphenolics delves into sports nutrition with its grape seed extracts

By Hank Schultz

Polyphenols are abundant in plants and have been associated with healthy diets.  Using an abundant feed stock from parent company Constellation Brands, Polyphenolics has delved into a wide array of health parameters for these compounds, indications which...

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