06-May-2013 - Two NGOs responsible for safeguarding plants and forests have positively reviewed the harvesting practices of a prostate-benefitting botanical harvested in Cameroon.
01-May-2013 - Now, almost 20 years after DSHEA became law, some companies seem to be just starting to get the message that the regulations governing health claims language don’t apply just to product labels. Websites are fair game, too, and can form easy pickings for regulators.
25-Apr-2013 - Omega-3 fatty acids and their metabolite products may be effective at blocking the growth of cancers – and could be especially effective at inhibiting growth of triple-negative breast cancer tumours, say researchers.
16-Apr-2013 - Men and women may benefit from different types of omega-3 fatty acid supplements to reduce their risk of stroke or heart attacks linked to blood clots, says a new study from Australia.
03-Apr-2013 - Is 2013 the year for vitamin K2 in the US? A breakthrough study and growing awareness over deficiency point to progress, but consumer awareness is still growing in baby steps for ‘the most fascinating of all vitamins’, says a leading supplier.
03-Apr-2013 - Researchers and global media should better consider the validity of single scientific studies that report on supposed ‘miracle foods’ in addition to considering that people do not eat foods or nutrients in isolation, warn researchers.
01-Apr-2013 - Vitamin E tocotrienols from annatto may slow the development and reduce the number and size of breast tumors, suggests new data from lab mice.
26-Mar-2013 - Improving levels of vitamin D in the blood via supplementation could help to fight of disease by affecting gene expression and boosting the immune system, say researchers.
15-Mar-2013 - The supposed anti-cancer effects of vitamin E have been long suggested. Now researchers believe they may have identified a key mechanism behind these properties.
15-Mar-2013 - Lycopene has a growing reputation among the carotenoids, but have we started to see a red revolution in the market? In this special edition article, NutrIngredients asks where the science and the market data stand on the tomato compound.
15-Mar-2013 - With antioxidants that are relatively new to the market, strong scientific evidence backing benefits and modes of action is crucial to constructing a coherent ingredient story, experts say. The tale of two antioxidants, ergothioneine and pterostilbene, illustrates the point.
14-Mar-2013 - As questions swirl around the nutraceutical potential of cannabis products (and their regulatory status), the American Herbal Pharmacopoeia is moving ahead with the production of a cannabis monograph with support from a nascent cannabis company.
13-Mar-2013 - Bitter melon juice may prevent the development of pancreatic cancer by cutting off the fuel supply to cancerous cells, according to new data.
28-Feb-2013 - Consumption of omega-3 rich fish oils could help to protect against skin cancer, according to new findings from the UK.
19-Feb-2013 - Regulations regarding how dietary supplement manufacturers can use testimonials to market their products have been on the books for many years now. But judging from recent warning letters and enforcement actions, many companies still aren’t getting the message.
14-Feb-2013 - Certain combinations of natural products can be as effective as man-made drugs in acting against specific diseases. But the chances of finding an effective combination could be as low as below 3%, according to new research data.
12-Feb-2013 - The dietary supplements industry should be encouraged and not threatened by increased scrutiny of its products by the mainstream medical community, because it means they are taking the products – and the questions from their patients – seriously.
07-Feb-2013 - Women taking supplements containing isoflavones may have a lower risk of breast cancer, with high content supplements consistently linked with reduced risk, says a new analysis from Canada.
04-Feb-2013 - Silibinin, a major active compound from milk thistle extract, could help to protect against UV-induced skin cancer, according to new research.
04-Feb-2013 - The potential health benefits from the high content of anthocyanin compounds found in many berries could be nullified by saliva in the mouth, according to new research.