Nutrition

Combating 'hidden hunger' with Vitamin Angels

Combating 'hidden hunger' with Vitamin Angels

By Stephen Daniells

Vitamin Angels is combating hidden hunger by helping children under five, pregnant women and new mothers gain access to lifesaving and life changing micronutrients. Check out this photo gallery to learn more about the causes of hidden hunger and see the...

A2C prepares first a2 infant formula shipment to China

A2C prepares first a2 infant formula shipment to China

By Mark ASTLEY

A2 Corporation (A2C) – the New Zealand-based manufacturer of a2 fresh milk – has commenced packing of its new a2 Platinum infant formula range, and hopes to make its first shipment to formula-hungry China next month.

Mixed vitamin E forms show liver benefits: Rat data

Mixed vitamin E forms show liver benefits: Rat data

By Stephen Daniells

A mixture of vitamin E tocotrienols and alpha-tocopherol may work synergistically to improve liver health in lab animals with non-alcoholic steatohepatits (NASH), the most extreme form of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD).

Australian researchers spent five years developing the high fructan barley grain

High fructan barley holds wholegrain promise, says CSIRO

By Kacey Culliney

A barley variety high in fructans and positively linked to improved gut health holds promise for wholegrain foods, according to the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO).

Japanese firm seeks EU probiotic approval

Japanese firm seeks EU probiotic approval

By Jane Joseph

The UK Food Standards Agency (FSA) is calling for views on an application from Japan’s Miyarisan Pharmaceutical for European Union Novel Foods status for a probiotic strain.

PS supplements show ADHD benefits in children: RCT data

PS supplements show ADHD benefits in children: RCT data

By Stephen DANIELLS

Children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may benefit from daily supplements of phosphatidylserine (PS), according to a new study from an international team of researchers.

Ayurvedic workhorses poised for market breakthrough, expert predicts

Ayurvedic workhorses poised for market breakthrough, expert predicts

By Hank Schultz

If you are looking for what’s hot on the botanical front in 2013, here’s the skinny from a longtime observer of the herbal arena: Open your lesson book to the first two pages, and follow after me: A is for Ayurveda and ashwagandha and B is for bacopa.

Does CLA boost bone health for men?

Does CLA boost bone health for men?

By Stephen DANIELLS

Long-term intakes of conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) may be associated with bone strength in men, says a new study from Canada and Australia, but the conclusions have been questioned by a leading CLA supplier.

Breast milk probiotic launched in Australia

World first: Breast milk probiotic launched in Australia

By Shane Starling

Spanish supplier Biosearch Life is finding success with its patented, immune system-boosting and mastitis battling probiotic isolated from human breast milk in a world-first product launched in Australia this year.

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