Bone/Joint Health

Curcumin Supplement May Help Prevent Osteopenia

23 May 2017 --- A curcumin-based supplement could be beneficial in the prevention and management of the chronic bone condition osteopenia, a new pilot human study has shown. This study is the first to be conducted in humans with a curcumin-based product and further evaluates the efficacy and safety of Indena’s bioavailable Phytosome formulation of curcumin, Meriva, in asymptomatic subjects with a bone density condition.

Special Report: Bone Health Supplementation Moves Beyond Dairy

22 May 2017 --- Bone health is becoming an increasingly researched topic, particularly as populations around the globe are becoming more aged. Consuming dairy products for strong bones has long been encouraged by governments and parents alike. However, as consumer preferences change, there is a growing need for non-dairy supplementation that can improve bone density. According to Innova Market Insights data, the number of product launches featuring bone health claims rose drastically from 364 in 2015, to 571 in 2016. NutritionInsight looks at some of the most recent bone health related product launches and studies.

Weight Loss Can Slow Knee Joint Degeneration: Study

02 May 2017 --- Overweight and obese people who lost a substantial amount of weight over a 48-month period showed significantly lower degeneration of their knee cartilage, according to a new study published online in the journal Radiology. According to the National Institutes of Health, obesity is a risk factor for osteoarthritis. Being overweight or obese can place extra pressure on joints and cartilage, causing them to wear away. In addition, people with more body fat may have higher blood levels of substances that cause inflammation in the joints, raising the risk for osteoarthritis.

Maastricht University, NattoPharma Awarded Grant For Calcium Metabolism Research

19 Apr 2017 --- The Norwegian Research Council has awarded a grant to NattoPharma to fund a four-year project to document the effects of calcium metabolism in the body based on the presence or absence of vitamin K2, MK7. The project will utilize NattoPharma’s MenaQ7 vitamin K2 as MK-7 and the research part is to be conducted at the Maastricht University in the Netherlands in the Department of Biochemistry under the guidance of Dr. Leon Schurgers, Senior Scientist and Associate Professor of Biochemistry at Maastricht and CARIM, the Cardiovascular Research Institute of Maastricht.

Supplement Found to Improve Microcirculation and Glucose Metabolism

20 Feb 2017 --- Vital Solutions GmbH has announced the results of its second human study, which confirm that supplementation with its ingredient, Careless, supports and improves microcirculation and glucose metabolism.

Exercise May Lower Chances of Developing Severe Mobility Problems

09 Feb 2017 --- A team of researchers has looked into how exercise, health workshops and nutrition training, can help older adults prevent or delay disabilities that interfere with independent living. 

New Study Reveals Reduced Risk of Bone Loss with Anti-Inflammatory Diet

02 Feb 2017 --- Researchers from The Ohio State University have discovered new associations between diet and bone health. Assistant professor of human nutrition, Tonya Orchard, led the study which examined data from the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI), the largest study of postmenopausal women's health in US history.

Omya Launch Combination of Calcium and Vitamins for Bone Health

16 Jan 2017 --- In light of an increasingly ageing population, maintaining bone health for as long as possible is a vital issue. Therefore, Omya, a leading manufacturer of calcium carbonates, has proactively developed a concept for bone health supplements. 

Obesity in Teenagers May Damage Bone Health

24 Nov 2016 --- Obese teenagers may be doing irreparable damage to their bones, according to a new ongoing study being presented next week at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA).

Millions of People With Osteoporosis Remain Undiagnosed and Untreated

11 Oct 2016 --- Approximately 80% of those who have already suffered a broken bone due to osteoporosis remain unprotected against the risk of further disabling fractures, according to a new report issued by the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) in anticipation of World Osteoporosis Day. 

First Vegan Friendly Glucosamine Supplement Launched

28 Sep 2016 --- TSI Group Co. Ltd. (TSI) has announced the launch of GlucosaGreenDF, the world’s first non-shellfish glucosamine branded product line. Produced by an innovative and patent-pending direct fermentation technology, and with regulatory approval, TSI expects the supplement to revolutionize the global glucosamine market.

High Potency Turmeric Extract Granted GRAS Status for Medical Food

13 Sep 2016 --- BCM-95, the turmeric extract from DolCas Biotec LLC, has received GRAS (Generally Recognized as Safe) status for use in foods, dietary supplements and medical foods. The status comes after more than 24 clinical trials as well as ongoing clinical research programs on its safety and application for health-related conditions.

Lonza Closes InterHealth Nutraceuticals Buy

13 Sep 2016 --- Lonza has announced that it has closed the acquisition of InterHealth Nutraceuticals. The ingredients company, who lead in research, development and the manufacturing and marketing of nutritional ingredients for use in dietary supplements were bought for USD 300 million.

Astaxanthin Improves Muscle Strength in Sarcopenia Patients

09 Sep 2016 --- A global brand of the AstaReal Group have announced the interim results of a clinical study showing that patients with sarcopenia significantly improved muscle strength as a result of receiving 30 days of a natural astaxanthin formulation without any lifestyle modifications or additional exercise protocols.

Wheat Protein Better Than Whey Protein for Elderly Muscle Maintenance, Says Study

26 Aug 2016 --- A study from the University of Maastricht has proven that hydrolysed wheat protein is significantly more capable than whey protein when it comes to stimulating the muscle protein synthesis rates in the elderly.

Soluble Corn Fiber Could Help Women Build and Preserve Bone, Study Reveals

26 Aug 2016 --- A study conducted by Purdue University has shown that by supplementing with soluble corn fiber when young, women could improve bone strength, and by supplementing when older, women could preserve bone strength.

Vitamin K2 is Key To Supporting Bone And Cardiovascular Health, Study Reveals

17 Aug 2016 --- A new research paper has revealed that Vitamin K2, along with calcium, vitamin D, and magnesium, is essential in supporting strong bones and healthy arteries.

Gnosis’s SAMe Superesse Nutritional Yeast Opens New Opportunities and Markets for S-Adenosylmethionine

23 Jun 2016 --- New possibilities are now available for strict regulated countries where S-Adenosylmethionine “as is” was not allowed to be used in nutritional supplements.

Vitamin B3 Stops Aging Process of Kidney, Liver, Heart and Muscles

04 May 2016 --- A study has revealed that Vitamin B3 such as Nicotinamide Riboside (NR) can stop the aging process of organs and muscles and can prolong lives.

Milk, Vitamin Supplements and Exercise Raise Children's Vitamin D Levels

08 Feb 2016 --- Sufficient intake of fortified dairy products is of significant importance for the serum vitamin D level in primary school children, shows a new study from the University of Eastern Finland. Children who drink at least three glasses of milk per day had a higher serum vitamin D level than their peers who drink milk in lesser amounts.