Herbal medications and supplements are lacking clear proof of any beneficial effects, except cranberry for UTIs, states a new Patient Page in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).
Twelve weeks of supplementation with extracts of Aster spathulifolius Maxim may reduce body weight by over 4%, says a new study from Korea.
A standardized root water extract of Eurycoma longifolia (Tongkat Ali) may support immune health for middle-aged people, says a new randomized controlled trial.
Increased level of blood carotenoids may slow cellular ageing, says a new study from Seoul National University in Korea.
The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) has moved a step closer to its ambitious goal of creating a global certification standard for seaweed production after announcing it will be working on...
The active compound in cinnamon may be a more tolerable weight loss ingredient than chilli pepper's capsaicin, a small exploratory clinical trial backed by Nestlé finds.
As more studies suggesting the benefits and safety of probiotics emerge, the executive director of the International Probiotics Association foresees probiotics to play a larger role against global health crises.
Supplements of aged garlic (Allium sativum) may reduce mean blood pressure by 5.0 mmHg in uncontrolled hypertensives, says a new study funded by Wakunaga of America Co.
Taking omega-3 supplements while pregnant may help prevent or reduce the risk of anaemia in newborns, a study has concluded.
Supplements of vitamin K1 and K2 may help reduce the risk of diabetes by improving insulin sensitivity and glucose metabolism, says a new review of the scientific literature.
A daily supplement with an extract from cacao may reduce UV-induced skin aging and protect against wrinkles, suggests a new study with lab mice and human skin cells.
Supplementation with the amino acid L-citrulline may reduce time trial completion times by about 10 seconds, says a new study from Kyowa Hakko.
Supplementation with vitamins B6, B12 and folic acid may improve cognitive function in older people with mild cognitive impairment, says a new study from Korea.
A compound found in green tea, may prove effective in treating rheumatoid arthritis, as its anti-inflammatory action is expressed without blocking other critical cellular functions, US researchers have shown.
Daily supplements of an extract from Fenugreek may reduce symptoms of age related androgen decrease and boost testosterone levels in middle aged and older men, say results a new study...
Red raspberries are rich in polyphenols but its health benefits can only be fully understood by studying how the body metabolises these micronutrients and the mode of action of the...
Supplements of ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) root extract may improve sexual function in healthy women, according to results of a double blind, randomized, placebo-controlled pilot trial.
Soy supplements may reduce the risk of cardiovascular risk for people able to produce equol, a microbial-derived metabolite of the isoflavone daidzein, but equol supplements themselves may not have the...
Components of licorice root extract were found to have low binding affinity for estrogen receptors, among the few things a group of researchers attributed to licorice root’s low potency as...
In a UCLA study on xylooligosaccharide the prebiotic fiber showed the potential for altering the gut microbiome of pre diabetic individuals.
Lack of vitamin B12 among the elderly has been linked with serious health conditions, and researchers in Canada found that vitamin B12 deficiency is prevalent in long-term care facilities.
Omega-3s may have been created unequal, but all varieties, plant-based, marine and algal sources, have a potential role in supporting health, a consultant says.
Sesame significantly reduces triacylglycerol (TAG) levels, but does not affect cholesterol, according to a review.
Supplementing cattle diets with dicyandiamide (DCD) may help protect pastures from nitrogen loss.
Supplements of chitosan derived from fungus may help reduce body weight and BMI in overweight subjects, says a new study from Belgium and India.