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02 Dec 2020
--- Two studies have revealed more about the relationship between vitamin D and the gut. One investigation pinpointed the section of the intestine where vitamin D regulates calcium, while the other found that gut microbiome... Read More
02 Dec 2020
--- Fresh evidence is pointing to the benefits of vegan foods for heart health, metabolism and gut health. An investigation into mycoprotein concluded that its structure may have a pivotal role in influencing the digestion of... Read More
02 Dec 2020
--- Gelita has acquired the majority stake in SelJel, a Turkish gelatin producer. This joint venture will strengthen Gelita’s global reach and expand its halal gelatin offerings despite COVID-19 headwinds. Gelita now owns... Read More
02 Dec 2020
--- An analysis of 300,000 UK users of the ZOE COVID Symptom Study App found that supplementation of probiotics, omega 3 fatty acids, multivitamins or vitamin D was associated with a lower risk of self-reported SARS-CoV-2... Read More
02 Dec 2020
--- The gut-brain axis can play an important role in bolstering mental wellness, according to FrieslandCampina Ingredients (FCI). Ahead of a webinar about the emerging science on the interaction between the brain and microbiota,... Read More
01 Dec 2020
--- The infant nutrition market is reflecting trends trailblazed in the adult market including gut health, immunity, plant-based and organic. In light of these adoptions, experts from Lallemand Health Solutions, FrieslandCampina... Read More
01 Dec 2020
--- Chemical compounds found in green tea, muscadine grapes and dark chocolate can bind to and block the function of the main protease (Mpro) in SARS-CoV-2 – the virus that causes the disease known as COVID-19.
01 Dec 2020
--- The ten member states of the Association of Southeast Asia Nations (ASEAN) have reached a harmonization agreement on cross-border regulation for the health supplements market. The agreement, which has taken 16 years to... Read More
01 Dec 2020
--- Dietary supplements player GNC is making moves to advance health and nutrition in China amid rising demand for wellness products. GNC has chosen China as the market in which to first unveil a host of launches, including NMN.... Read More
01 Dec 2020
--- Iron infusion can be more effective than common iron supplements to treat women with iron-deficiency anemia after childbirth in low-income settings in sub-Saharan Africa. In a new Lancet-published study, researchers from the... Read More
30 Nov 2020
--- Over 2.5 million people in England deemed vulnerable to COVID-19 will now be offered free vitamin D supplements for the winter. The UK’s Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) says that these groups have spent... Read More
30 Nov 2020
--- US-based nutraceutical manufacturer Sabinsa has uncovered an ingredient falsely marketed as amla-derived vitamin C in its ongoing efforts to remove adulterated additives from the market. The company submitted evidence to the... Read More
30 Nov 2020
--- Chr. Hansen is entering the dental health segment with a dissolvable probiotic lozenge that can help reduce acid-producing bacteria in the mouth. Three years in the making, the launch addresses consumer demand for convenient... Read More
30 Nov 2020
--- Valio is addressing healthy aging at FiE Connect 2020 with Valio Eila Nutri F+, a new milk protein powder blend. The ingredient has a high milk protein concentration and contains vitamins, minerals and phospholipids to... Read More
30 Nov 2020
--- SternVitamin has developed micronutrient premixes to give the booming plant-based dairy alternatives category a fortified boost. The SternHeartV, SternGutV and SternBonesV premixes allow manufacturers to align plant-based... Read More
27 Nov 2020
--- Unilever has agreed to acquire SmartyPants Vitamins, a US-based supplement company. Terms of the deal have not been disclosed and the acquisition is subject to regulatory approvals and customary closing conditions.
27 Nov 2020
--- Superfoods are becoming staple ingredients in German diets, according to a new survey conducted by the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR). Among more than 1,000 German participants aged 14 and over, 70... Read More
27 Nov 2020
--- In nutrition news this week, Lallemand Health Solutions’ probiotic Iballicus+ gained three new digestive health claims. Meanwhile, Sabinsa began offering test results detecting glyphosate in nutraceutical products to... Read More
27 Nov 2020
--- Continuing the conversation about trending immunity ingredients, industry experts speak to NutritionInsight about how the sector will evolve in a post-COVID-19 era. They predict that the pandemic’s aftermath will see a... Read More
27 Nov 2020
--- Palm fruit extract supplier Phenolaeis will launch a functional dark chocolate that boasts heart and cognitive health benefits. The NPD is touted as having an indulgent taste with less bitterness.
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