Western Europeans are numero uno when it comes to per-capita protein consumption; bread is surprisingly the most popular protein medium; and protein has well and truly invaded the healthy snacking category....
Vegans are often nutrient-deficient due to unbalanced protein sources and a low intake of berries, fruits and nuts, a Finnish study has found.
Omega-3 content is a neglected issue when formulating products to combat severe acute malnutrition in children, say international researchers.
Indian extracts company Arjuna Natural has been investing heavily in research into the health benefits of curcumin from turmeric ahead of a raft of new product launches later this year.
‘Optimized’ curcumin may reduce markers of inflammation and muscle damage following excessive exercise, says a new study.
Have your say and vote to decide who will win Readers’ Ingredient of the Year and Readers’ Food Supplement of the Year at this year’s NutraIngredients Awards.
More than 120 high-quality entries made choosing finalists difficult but our crack judging panel have done it, and 33 stand-out products and ingredients have made the final cut in the...
Daily supplementation with algae-derived calcium may increase bone mineral density in healthy women with age-related bone loss, according to a long term study.
Thrive Probiotics is bringing a message of diversity to the probiotics sphere. It’s necessary, the company believes, to increase the number of species in the gut for maximum health.
A low-cost, flour-like substance could hold the key to reducing infant mortality rates from malnutrition and diarrhoea.
Supplementation with magnesium threonate may improve cognitive function in older individuals with memory and concentration issues, say results of a randomized, controlled, double-blind study.
Fresh safety warnings from the Belgian and German authorities highlight the need for member state compromise on the classification of monacolin K from red yeast rice, a consumer group says.
A daily multivitamin/mineral supplement can help fill nutrient shortfalls “without concern for its long-term safety”, says a new review paper from Germany.
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).
Virgin olive oil enriched with polyphenols compounds from thyme may protect our DNA from oxidative damage, says a new study from Spain.
A standardized root water extract of Eurycoma longifolia (Tongkat Ali) may support immune health for middle-aged people, says a new randomized controlled trial.
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.
New Zealand Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce has announced a call for proposals for three multi-institution New Zealand-China Research Collaboration Centres to be supported as part of the new...
The global probiotics market is worth €32bn according to latest Euromonitor data and analysis presented recently at Probiota in Amsterdam – and that excludes fermented sour milks worth another €5.8bn.
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.
Supplementation with the amino acid L-citrulline may reduce time trial completion times by about 10 seconds, says a new study from Kyowa Hakko.
Researchers found that 40 healthy elderly subjects who drank star fruit juice daily for four weeks showed lowered secretion of pathological cytokines and increased ability for 6-minute walks.
Taking high doses of vitamin supplements could hasten the development of cancer, according to researchers in Hong Kong who found that antioxidants can speed up the growth of malignant cells....