07-Mar-2014 - Whey or casein supplementation with combined exercise training was associated with significant improvements in blood pressure and arterial stiffness in young obese women with hypertension, says a new study.
07-Mar-2014 - Consuming omega-3 supplements or omega-3-rich food may be as effective as reducing sodium or alcohol, or increasing exercise for reducing blood pressure, says a new meta-analysis of 70 randomized controlled trials.
07-Mar-2014 - Increasing demand for long chain omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA means industry must consider land-based sources including microalgae and genetically modified plants, say researchers.
06-Mar-2014 - Delivering resveratrol via a lozenge that dissolves in the mouth may increase the absorption of the red wine compound more than other dosage forms for absorption in the gut, according to new data.
06-Mar-2014 - Fiber-rich almonds and almond skin may selectively boost the populations of bifidobacteria and lactobacilli in the gut, says a new study funded by the Almond Board of California.
06-Mar-2014 - If the nutritional supplements sector is to ever cast off its reputation for ‘dangerous’ and unlabelled contaminants then big online retails must embrace and enforce stricter anti-doping policies, argues Luca Bucchini, PhD.
06-Mar-2014 - Supplementation with calcium and vitamin D after menopause could help to improve women's cholesterol profiles, according to new research.
05-Mar-2014 - Polyphenolics is breaking into the sports nutrition game with the launch of a new version of its line of grape seed extracts called MegaNatural GL. The prouduct is said to moderate blood glucose spikes after meals.
05-Mar-2014 - Daily intake of a supplement containing echium oil may boost blood levels of the omega-3s EPA and DHA, and help reduce cardiovascular risk factors, says a new study from Germany.
05-Mar-2014 - Carmine DiGiovanni, VP, sales and marketing for British Columbia-based The Rhema Group has hailed the ‘esteemed group of industry leaders’ at the United Natural Products Alliance (UNPA), as the company joins the association.
05-Mar-2014 - Hay fever suffers may benefit from daily probiotic supplements, according to a new study that found improvements in ‘quality of life’ scores and ocular symptoms.
05-Mar-2014 - An intake of omega-3 fatty acids comparable to those of people living in Japan may be linked to protection against artery calcification and heart disease, according to new research.
04-Mar-2014 - Daily supplements of omega-3 fatty acids may improve attention, processing speed, executive function and hand-to-eye coordination in malnourished children, scientists report.
04-Mar-2014 - Kyowa Hakko USA, Inc. has completed the self-affirmation of the GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe) status for its amino acid L-Citrulline for use in food and beverages.
04-Mar-2014 - In the proposal by the Food and Drug Administration to update labels for foods and dietary supplements, the agency declined to set a value for omega-3 fatty acids. This does not mean the agency discounts their health benefits, said Adam Ismail, executive director of the Global Organization for EPA and DHA Omega-3s (GOED).
04-Mar-2014 - A company that got its start fighting cancer has moved into the natural area with the launch of three energy ingredients. Applied Food Sciences Inc. will unveil the ingredients at the Next Innovation Summit this week held in conjunction with the Natural Products Expo West trade show in Anaheim, CA.
04-Mar-2014 - The makeup of microbes living in our gut may be a risk factor for colorectal cancer and could drive the development of intestinal tumours, say researchers.
04-Mar-2014 - A study of five commercially available probiotic products has found that the bacterial levels in the products were similar to those stated on the package, results that support the QA/QC strategies of the brands investigated.
03-Mar-2014 - The new levels of nutrients specified will be the prime impact of FDA’s proposed changes on the labels for foods and supplements for the dietary supplement industry, experts agree.
03-Mar-2014 - Daily supplements containing branded pantethine ingredient Pantesin, a vitamin B5 derivative, may reduce LDL and total cholesterol by 11% and 6%, respectively, according to a new study.