A combination of extracts from Acacia catechu and Scutellaria baicalensis may significantly increase antibodies in response to a flu vaccine in healthy adults, says a new study conducted by KGK Science Inc.
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.
A proprietary combination of a concentrated echinacea herb and root extract and elderberry is as effective as Tamiflu (antiviral medicine) for the early treatment of ‘flu, says a new clinical trial from Europe.
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.
Dietary supplements containing fucoidan from seaweed may amplify the immune response to seasonal influenza vaccinations in the elderly, a population known to have an inadequate immune response to ‘flu vaccines, says a new study from Japan.
Sales of herbal dietary supplements in the United States climbed three per cent last year to reach more than $5.2bn, according to a report published in the latest issue of HerbalGram, the quarterly journal of the American Botanical Council.
The Food and Drug Administration has rejected suggestions that its enforcement action against companies which make false H1N1 claims for their health supplements relies too heavily on warning letters and fails to deter other companies from similar fraud.
In 2008, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued 44 warning letters with internet cancer claims being the primary target. In 2009, the agency upped the ante, issuing 73 letters, half of which targeted swine flu (H1N1) products. Washington DC-based...
The Food and Drug Administration has sent a warning letter to a Minnesota-based supplements manufacturer for making misleading claims that its probiotic supplements could prevent or treat human swine flu (H1N1).
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) are warning consumers to stay away from supplements that claim to treat or prevent swine flu, and say they will take aggressive action against companies attempting to benefit...
A cinnamon extract which has shown potential in fighting viruses
including HIV and bird flu could come forward as early as next
year, if a new research project by Frutarom and Tel Aviv University
yields positive results.
Danisco has developed a new formulation of probiotics called Howaru
Protect, specifically targeted to reducing cold and 'flu symptoms,
and is exploring its use by the food, supplements and
Supplements purporting to protect against avian 'flu are making
unproven, fraudulent claims, says the FDA, which has issued warning
letters to eight companies that say their products could be
effective against the disease.
Consumers who encounter supplements that claim to prevent or cure
avian 'flu should exercise caution, according to an industry
coalition which holds that therapies should be recommended only by
qualified healthcare professionals...
A new microalgae-derived supplement, said to help boost the
effectiveness of the influenza vaccine, could be released onto the
market as early as the beginning of 2004, says its manufacturer
Ocean Nutrition Canada.
A green algae supplement has been shown to boost the immune
system's response to the flu vaccine in people aged 50-55 years
old, although the findings, published in the Canadian Medical
Association Journal, were not consistent...