A new survey of 1,035 adults revealed that 60% are extremely concerned about contracting a new or particularly resilient strain of flu this year, and 47% take vitamin C or a preventative supplement as a precaution.
As cold weather creeps up on many US cities, so does the common cold on its citizens. Among the many botanical remedies on the market, Echinacea is one of the most prominent, ranking as third most popular herbal supplement in the mainstream retail channel,...
A recent online article that labeled the science backing probiotics as “shaky” was criticized by the International Proibiotics Association as lacking context and a basic understanding of the industry and the evidence behind it.
The world’s biggest clinical study on the immune effects of probiotics has found that the L. casei 431 strain could reduce the duration of symptoms from the common cold and flu – though no differences were found in the incidence or severity of illness.
High dose zinc lozenges may be beneficial in reducing the duration of common cold symptoms – but a lack of high dose lozenges on the market mean these benefits remain out of consumers’ reach, according to a new meta-analysis.
Daily consumption of supplements containing extracts from French maritime pine bark may shorten the duration of the common cold and reduces the severity of sore throat, congestion, headache, coughing and sneezing, says a new study from Italy.
A combination supplement containing zinc, vitamin C and Pycnogenol, an extract from French Maritime Pine bark, may be effective in shortening duration of the common cold and lessening the seven ‘pillar’ symptoms, including runny nose, nasal obstruction,...
International registrations for the immune health ingredient EpiCor will be ‘simplified and speeded up’ following publication of new safety data in a top-tier journal, said the company’s VP of scientific affairs.
The link between immune health and physical performance is well known, but sports nutrition products that include immune boosting ingredients are few and far between, and this presents a huge opportunity, says Embria’s Larry Robinson.
NutraIngredient’s Snack Size Science brings you the week's top science. This week we look at the potential of vitamin D to prime the immune system and offer protection against colds and the flu: A ray of scientific sunshine on a dark winter day.
Taking a high-dose vitamin C supplement everyday reduced the number
of colds experienced by people in a Japanese trial, although intake
of the vitamin appeared to have no impact on the severity or
Echinacea's reputation for chasing off the common cold has made it
one of the most widely used herbal products on the market, but a
study published today casts doubt on its efficacy. Jess
Halliday discusses the merits and shortfalls...
The shortage of flu vaccine has forced millions of Americans to
seek alternatives and the supplements industry has not been slow in
coming forward with suggestions.The American Botanical Council
suggests some herbals that manufacturers...
The benefits of using zinc products to fight the common cold are
highlighted in this month's issue of the Journal of the American
Pharmacists Association, though the author believes that more
research is still needed.
Echinacea supplements, one of the most popular herbal remedies in
the US, which is taken to treat the common cold, do not meet
quality standards according to researchers whose findings prove how
dietary supplements differ in their...