brain/mood health

20 Sep 2021
--- Researchers in South Korea are addressing how to boost the supply of ginsenosides, which is currently not meeting the high demand in the nutraceutical and pharmaceutical industries. They point out that of the two types of... Read More
20 Sep 2021
--- Sirio is expanding its range of manufacturing techniques that can combat the issue of oxidation during fish-oil based nutraceutical production – something that can lead to highly unpleasant odors and tastes.
14 Sep 2021
--- Research supported by Seed Health has investigated a new approach to innovating probiotic and synbiotic compositions via gene sequencing and vitamin B12 synthesis. The study, published in the International Journal of... Read More
08 Sep 2021
--- Researchers in Sweden have found a positive correlation between omega 3 intake and memory in Alzheimer’s patients who performed a cognitive test. The study is hailed as the first ever to measure biomarkers from spinal... Read More
03 Sep 2021
--- Israeli company Tikun Olam-Cannbit has entered an agreement with Ambrosia-SupHerb to develop nutritional supplements based on cannabis and mushrooms. NutritionInsight speaks to Tikun Olam’s Lihi Bar-Lev Schlider, head... Read More
02 Sep 2021
--- Lallemand Health Solutions’ L. rhamnosus HA-114 probiotic improves eating and mood-related behaviors in overweight adults who undergo diet-induced weight loss, according to the results of a placebo-controlled clinical... Read More
01 Sep 2021
--- Pharmactive’s standardized saffron extract, Affron, has been shown to promote restorative sleep even when taken as a single, low dose an hour before bedtime. According to the company, the results from the human... Read More
31 Aug 2021
--- German supermarket Lidl has been forced to recall all of its hemp products from European shelves and issue a warning to consumers over allegedly high levels of the psychoactive compound tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).The move... Read More
19 Aug 2021
--- Arjuna Natural’s BCM-95 turmeric extract could help to decrease damage from Alzheimer’s disease (AD) on organs other than the brain. Results showed that BCM-95 reduced enlargement and degeneration of the spleen,... Read More
18 Aug 2021
--- The COVID-19 pandemic has strengthened consumer interest in immunity in an unprecedented way. As new research continuously reveals the importance of the gut microbiome in maintaining overall well-being, rather than... Read More
17 Aug 2021
--- Papa & Barkley, a US-based cannabis wellness company operating in California, has introduced its new Sleep Releaf Collection. The line of chemical-free, cannabis-infused sleep aids is designed to offer a natural solution... Read More
17 Aug 2021
--- Village Farms International acquired one of industry’s largest cannabidiol (CBD) brands, Balanced Health Botanicals, in a transaction valued at US$75 million. The acquisition provides immediate access to the US retail... Read More
11 Aug 2021
--- The rise of lesser-known fatty acid ingredients is creating new applications beyond heart health, like sports nutrition and immunity. However, industry experts tell NutritionInsight that consumer awareness remains a key... Read More
11 Aug 2021
--- By transplanting microbes from young to old animals, it is possible to rejuvenate the brain and immune function, according to recent research on mice.
10 Aug 2021
--- MindScopic has closed a second seed funding round for its nootropic and natural supplement range. The Netherlands-based company has not disclosed the financial details or the investor’s identity other than that it is a... Read More
05 Aug 2021
--- Akay Natural Ingredients’ Fenusmart, an organic extract of fenugreek, supports hormonal balance and improves sexual dysfunction among young, healthy women, according to a study. The ingredient did not produce side... Read More
30 Jul 2021
--- With the long-anticipated 2020 Olympic Games now underway in Tokyo, Japan, sports nutrition is front of mind. New facets in this space like mental health are picking up traction, while industry eyes the growth potential of... Read More
29 Jul 2021
--- FrieslandCampina Ingredients’ Biotis SleepWell concept – a formula of dairy protein-derived amino acids tryptophan and cysteine, vitamins and Biotis GOS (galacto-oligosaccharides) – reduced stress and... Read More
27 Jul 2021
--- S-adenosyl-L-methionine (SAMe) may help with depression, pain, fatigue and the cognition of patients with mild Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI), according to a new review focusing on the military. However, SAMe manufacturer... Read More
22 Jul 2021
--- COVID-19 has had a major impact on consumer habits around supplementation, stress levels, sleep quality and overall well-being, according to two US surveys.