A new study suggests that certain trace mineral levels during pregnancy may reduce the risk of high blood pressure when the babies get older.
A deeper commitment to everyday immune health will buoy select ingredients in the post pandemic world, especially for older consumers, a selenium supplier asserts.
Global animal health company Alltech is throwing its hat into the ring in human health.
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Vitamin D is enjoying its well-deserved moment in the spotlight but the next trending ingredients in immune health will be selenium and zinc, according to a supplement entrepreneur.
COVID-19 patients from southern India had lower selenium serum level compared to healthy individuals, prompting industry players to call for its supplementation considering selenium’s well-known defence mechanism against infectious diseases.
From probiotics to omega-3s, and from personalization to the ‘paradoxical’ effects of exercise on the immune system, a diverse panel of experts explored the intersection of exercise, immunity and nutrition during a recent webinar.
Increased dietary intakes of selenium are associated with longer telomeres, reported to be a marker of biological aging, says a new study.
Gathering data from published human clinical trials, researchers in Iran suggest a link between selenium supplementation and decreased serum levels of total cholesterol and triglycerides.
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Adequate selenium levels can help babies get the best start in life, but they are critical to a mother’s long term health, too, a supplier says.
Low selenium levels could lead to a higher risk of prostate cancer, a study has concluded.
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A large proportion of the US population is achieving adequate levels of selenium from their diets and marketers of selenium products should focus on populations in countries where levels of the micronutrient are low, says a leading researcher.
Vitamin E and selenium supplementation is unlikely to impact the progression of age-related cataracts in men, as suggested by previous research, according to a study published in JAMA Ophthalmol.
Ingredients by Nature enters strategic partnership for food-grade nutritional yeast
Ingredients by Nature has entered into a strategic partnership with ICC Brazil and Angel Yeast Co. to supply food-grade nutritional yeast ingredients for the US supplement and nutritional foods market.
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Looking back, 2013 could well become known as selenium’s breakthrough year, two major suppliers of the ingredient say.
A federal judge in California has given the green light to a class action lawsuit filed in 2009 alleging that healthcare giant Bayer misled shoppers by claiming its men’s vitamins could support prostate health.
Study supports potential anti-cancer effects of selenium-enriched yeast
Selenium enrichment of yeast changes the expression of certain proteins in the organism, five of which have reported anti-cancer effects, says a new study from Penn State.
Selenium: Ongoing trials to reverse negative press and boost sagging sales?
Sales of selenium in natural and conventional channels fell 14 percent year on year, but hope is on the horizon as ongoing trials may show that the form of selenium makes a difference.
Selenium-enriched dairy protein may produce changes in the expression of genes in the colon, and regulate the risk of developing cancer, suggests a new study from Australia.
Ensuring adequate intakes of selenium may reduce the risk of age-related diseases such as cancer and heart disease, says a new review that supports Bruce Ames’ triage theory.
No lung cancer benefits for selenium: Study
Daily supplements of selenium may not reduce the risk of lung cancer, say results from a major trial that adds more questions to the cancer-fighting ability of the mineral.
Selenium may decrease diabetes risk: French study
Increased blood levels of selenium may decrease a man’s risk of abnormal blood sugar metabolism, and maybe protect against diabetes, says a new study from France.
New selenium-enriched garlic product reaches US market
A new selenium-enriched garlic product from Sabinsa is now available for inclusion in dietary supplement formulations in the United States after the Food and Drug Administration filed New Dietary Ingredient notification for the company’s latest offering.
Selenium supplements linked to high cholesterol
Taking selenium supplements may increase cholesterol levels by as much as 10 per cent, according to a new study.
Bayer to change selenium health claims after threat of lawsuit
Bayer Healthcare says it will change the health claims used on its One A Day vitamins following threats of a lawsuit claiming its prostate cancer health claims were misleading.
Cypress selenium gets GRAS for use in foods
Ingredient firm Cypress Systems has received FDA-reviewed GRAS status for its selenium yeast product, opening up the use of the ingredient in foods and beverages targeting a range of health conditions, including cancer risk reduction.
Low selenium levels may increase anaemia risk in the elderly
Low levels of the mineral selenium may increase the risk of anaemia in older people, according to a new study from the United States.
Selenium may prevent female bladder cancer: Study
Increased levels of selenium may reduce a woman’s risk of bladder cancer by 34 per cent, according to a new study from the US.
Selenium supplements may boost heart health: Study
Supplements of selenium may increase levels of an antioxidant enzyme with a reported role in cardiovascular prevention, according to a new study.
Selenium may ease onset of metabolic syndrome: Study
An increased intake of selenium may decrease risk factors for metabolic syndrome and inflammation, suggests a new study from Spain.
Selenium bioavailabilty higher from Brazil nuts, says study
Consuming only two Brazil nuts every day can raise blood selenium
levels by about 65 per cent, suggests a new study from New Zealand
Selenium may protect against artery furring
Selenium supplements may reduce the risk of heart disease by
inhibiting the oxidation of LDL (bad) cholesterol, suggests a small
study from Italy.
Low selenium levels may be weakening muscles - study
Low blood levels of selenium could double the risk of weaker
muscles in the elderly, suggests new research based in Italy.
Lifelong selenium intake may slow age-related cognitive decline
Low levels of selenium throughout life have been linked to lower
cognitive function, says an epidemiological study based in China.
Selenium plus multivitamins may slash prostate cancer risk
Increased selenium intake in combination with a daily multivitamin
may reduce the risk of prostate cancer by about 40 per cent,
suggests new research.
Selenium supplements could slow age-related cognitive decline
The decline of mental function that naturally occurs with age may
be increased by falling selenium levels, suggests new research from
Selenium pills may slow HIV progression, says study
Daily selenium supplements, in combination with traditional
anti-retroviral therapy, may control the viral load associated with
HIV and boost the numbers of immune cells, says research.
SelenoExcell goes global with Garuda
Cypress Systems is stepping up distribution of its high selenium
yeast SelenoExcell in a new distribution agreement with Garuda
International, set to take it into previously untapped markets and
the area of functional foods.
New trading patterns blamed for selenium intake decline
The UKs dietary needs are not being met as a result of the change
in our trading patterns since joining the EU, according to new
research from the University of Surrey.
More support for selenomethionine bioavailability
A new study from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine supports
other studies that selenomethionine is more bioavailable than
selenium selenite and high-selenium yeast.
Selenium supplements under trial
Selenium has been linked to protection from cancers of both the
prostate and lung, as well as immune system health. Many questions
remain and numerous clinical trials are seeking to provide answers.
Acatris develops odourless L-selenomethionine
Acatris has unveiled a new odourless L-selenomethionine, which it
says will facilitate use of the more bioavailable form of selenium
in tablets and capsules without affecting sensory properties.
The supplements - bird flu debate: selenium
Following last week's claims and counter claims that dietary
supplements may offer protection from avian flu, Stephen
Daniells looks into statements that selenium supplements may
Vitamin E and selenium could reduce mercury toxicity
Taking vitamin E and selenium supplements could reduce the toxicity
of mercury from fish, indicates an animal study. If replicated in
humans, the findings may mean pregnant women could consume more
fish, and their babies benefit from...
Selenium supplements needed for elderly women, say researchers
Levels of selenium and other antioxidants are low in elderly women,
and could be boosted by supplements, say German researchers.
Low selenium linked to higher risk of osteoarthritis
Insufficient levels of selenium may raise the risk of knee
osteoarthritis, US researchers will report tomorrow.
Embria to launch organic selenium yeast in EU
Two new companies in the supplements market, one each on either
side of the channel, are looking to launch an organic selenium
yeast in Europe after gaining derogation from the supplements
Lalmin Se becomes organic selenium reference
Institut Rosell-Lallemand's Lalmin Se has become the standard
against which other organic selenium is measured following the
release of certified reference material (CRM) by Canada's National
Research Council, enabling the...
Selenomethionine has superior bioavailability, suggests study
A study carried out by the Vanderbilt University Medical Center
indicates that selenomethionine is twice as bioavailabile as
selenium in the form of selenite.
Antioxidant levels key to prostate cancer risk in some men
Greater levels of selenium, vitamin E and the tomato carotenoid
lycopene have been shown to reduce prostate cancer in one out of
every four Caucasian males, or those who inherit a specific genetic
variation that is particularly sensitive...