brain/mood health

20 Oct 2021
--- Flavor and fragrance titan Givaudan has unveiled an ashwagandha infusion, tapping into the COVID-19-induced megatrend for mood-enhancing F&B products. The liquid extract enables easier formulation into functional foods... Read More
20 Oct 2021
--- Botanical extracts are maintaining their hold in the natural supplements arena as consumers’ holistic well-being remains top of mind. Segments with significant growth in launches include products positioned for brain,... Read More
15 Oct 2021
--- US-based 2pt5 Health has launched Brain Wafers – oral lozenges designed to enhance the body’s natural production of acetylcholine and dopamine. The no-water-needed supplement is positioned as an on-the-go... Read More
15 Oct 2021
--- For more than a century, cacao products have been associated with indulgent chocolate products, but now Barry Callebaut is forging an entirely new category with Elix – which is positioned as the “first... Read More
14 Oct 2021
--- People who eat mushrooms have lower odds of having depression, according to US researchers at Penn State College of Medicine. The study highlights the potential clinical and public health importance of mushroom consumption... Read More
14 Oct 2021
--- Kaneka’s probiotic Floradapt Brain (Lactobacillus plantarum DR7) ‒ which works via the gut-brain axis ‒ has been deemed safe in accordance with the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
11 Oct 2021
--- Yesterday marked World Mental Health Day, drawing attention to the one in four people in the US and UK alone who suffer from some kind of mental health problem each year. Mood and stress have also become key points for the... Read More
08 Oct 2021
--- Some of industry’s biggest players are joining forces to bring cost-effective yet scientifically backed offerings to the nutraceuticals market. Co-creation is reinvigorating supplement innovation, pairing together... Read More
28 Sep 2021
--- H-Proof has landed a patent for its nutraceutical, The Anytime You Drink Vitamin. The black cherry chewable tablets support alcohol metabolism, promote liver health and restore vital nutrients to help alleviate hangovers... Read More
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