The industry can help address nutritional deficiencies that affect certain communities and consumer groups. With access to foods fortified with essential vitamins and minerals, every child can reach its full potential.
Newly identified polysaccharides from bamboo shoots have the potential to be used as functional ingredients by industry, say researchers.
Consumers are being led to believe that many yogurts contain probiotic strains beneficial to their health, but that is not always the case, according to CHR Hansen principal scientist, Mirjana...
Eating mycoprotein could reduce appetite and risk of diabetes in overweight people, new research suggests.
Start-up Nowrish has launched the first fasting supplement - a mix of vitamins, minerals and herbs formulated to support the body’s cleansing, immune, digestive and energy production systems during periods...
The Doctor’s Best brand of supplements has been sold to a major Chinese ingredient manufacturer, which is part of a trend in the industry, one observer said.
A combination of proanthocyanidins (c-PAC) derived from cranberries with select probiotic strains may reduce the invasiveness of Escherichia coli, and help protect against urinary tract infections (UTIs).
The anti-inflammatory potential of omega-3 fatty acids may lie more with docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) than eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), says a new study from Laval University in Quebec.
A multi-ingredient food supplement has shown anti-ageing properties that may reduce brain cell loss.
Australian researchers have found that malnourished fathers can prevent passing on poor health to children by taking antioxidant and vitamin supplements before conceiving.
Proanthocyanidins (PACs) from sea buckthorn seeds may protect retinas from harmful light effects, says a new study.
Polyphenols present a promising approach to restoring normal endothelial function in people with diabetes, according to a review calling for more research on this potential ‘antioxidant therapy’.
Vitamin K2 could block the production of pro-inflammatory molecules by human white blood cells, according to a new in vitro study.
The first clinical study testing medical nutrition therapy as a treatment for gestational diabetes has yielded positive results for Swedish biotech firm Indevex, demonstrating that its patented ‘Preload’ macro-nutrient blend...
Short-term supplementation with Montmorency Tart Cherry powder may reduce inflammatory stress and increase performance in aerobically trained individuals, says a new study.
Compound Solutions continues to build the science backing for its TeaCrine ingredient with the release of a two-part study that showed improved concentration, energy and mood.
As the first supplement targeting smokers goes on sale in the UK, its maker is confident that sound scientific formulation will ensure the potentially controversial multivitamin complex stands up to...
B vitamins play a significant role in cognitive performance and neurological functioning but deficiencies are common in too many populations, a Vitafoods Europe congress has been told.
An Australian study is underway to discover whether beetroot juice could be a new super-food that improves vascular health in older people.
Heavy buyers of vitamin and mineral supplement products are in decline, according to new research from the TABS Analytics.
The Asian plum of the rosaceae family, has been studied for its antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and liver protecting properties. A study funded by Swiss company Stragen Pharma looks deeper into how...
The South Korean company Daesang Corp has applied for novel food approval for its DHA-rich algal oil, claiming ‘substantial equivalence’ to an already-approved oil produced by DSM-owned Martek Biosciences.
Supplements of ashwagandha (Withania somnifera [L.] Dunal) root extract may improve endurance during exercise, says a new study using the KSM-66 brand of Ashwagandha from Ixoreal Biomed.
Two compounds found in grapes and oranges could be used to form a basis of treatment for those suffering from diabetes, a study has found.
Increased serum levels of the long chain omega-3s EPA, DPA, and DHA are associated with better performance on neuropsychological tests in older men and women, says a new study.
Fermented foods such as sauerkraut, kombucha, kimchi and yogurts containing ‘live and active cultures’ are healthy and tasty, but they are not necessarily packed with probiotics, says Ganeden Inc, the...