Flavanols: A "valuable component" for gut barrier integrity

By Olivia Brown

Flavanols can protect and restore gut barrier integrity following exposure to stressors such as obesity, and gut-related disorders such as coeliac disease, but future research should look to reveal personalised differences in bioavailability.

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Review: Hesperidin supplementation may support heart health

By Olivia Brown

A new systematic review states that supplementation with hesperidin, a flavonoid commonly found in oranges, significantly reduced cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors including levels of serum triglyceride (TC), total cholesterol (TC), low-density...

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RCT: Blueberries may alleviate symptoms of gastrointestinal disorder

By Olivia Brown

A new randomised controlled trial reports that, in subjects suffering from functional gastrointestinal disorders (FGIDs), abdominal symptom relief was significantly greater following consumption of freeze-dried blueberries when compared to a control group....

Pomegranate extract may benefit eye health, study finds

Pomegranate extract may benefit eye health, study finds

By Olivia Brown

A new study suggests that Euromed S. A.’s pomegranate extract, Pomanox (PMX), may exhibit significant anti-inflammatory benefits within an in vitro model of human reconstituted corneal epithelial cells.

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Blueberry powder may boost cognitive function: RCT

By Stephen Daniells

Daily consumption of a polyphenol-rich blueberry powder may boost blood flow and improve a range of cognitive measures, says a new study from scientists at King’s College London and the University of Reading.

Researchers explore the pathways to berry health benefits

Researchers explore the pathways to berry health benefits

By Asia Sherman

Berry researchers from around the world gathered last week at the 9th Biennial Berry Health Benefits Symposium in Tampa, FL to take a deep dive along the metabolic pathways in search of the microbes and metabolites that contribute to human health.

BioActor acquisition brings new product potential for Solabia

BioActor acquisition brings new product potential for Solabia

By Olivia Brown

Solabia looks set to grow their current active ingredient range after obtaining a majority stake in BioActor, a leading innovator in extracted polyphenol production from fruits and plants with clinically proven health benefits.

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GPA: Prebiotics not just about fiber and go well beyond gut & digestive health

By Len Monheit, Executive Director, Global Prebiotic Association

For years we’ve been predicting the arrival of the category to the main stage as the science booms, the ingredients with demonstrable prebiotic activity proliferate, consumers realize they can obtain prebiotics in multiple forms and formats, and the product...

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Coffee berry extract may boost alertness & mood: PepsiCo study

By Stephen Daniells

A single dose of an extracts from coffee berry – the outer layer of the coffee fruit and a rich source of polyphenols – may boost alertness in healthy men and women, with effects still observable six hours after consumption, says a new study.


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