Looking back on 2017 and spotting trends for 2018.
A new, preclinical study suggests that Wellmune may protect intestinal barrier function even in adults faced with stress, while also adding to our understanding of how the ingredient works with the body and its immune system.
Meriva Curcumin Ingredient May Support Musculoskeletal Function During High-Impact Activity, New Study Suggests
Results from the newly released pilot study demonstrated that supplementation with curcumin delivered via a proprietary lecithin-based system may be a safe means of maintaining musculoskeletal function during intense, high-impact physical activities, even over a short course of supplementation.
Results of the study showed that supplementation with MSM, as a source of rapidly absorbed sulfur, can help spare the body’s stores of the amino acids cysteine and methionine.
Results from the pilot study showed that the high-DHA concentrate may indeed modulate human B-cell activity in middle-aged obese adults, but the study’s authors stressed the need for further testing in a larger cohort.
Results from two studies suggest that elderberry, with its constituent antioxidant flavonoids, may help strengthen prebiotic and probiotic formulations.
Supported by mounting cognitive-health research, magnesium and zinc are the minerals to watch this year.
American Academy of Pediatrics Policy Statement Highlights Key Nutrients for Early Childhood Nutrition
The policy statement petitions pediatricians to go beyond simply recommending a “good diet” for their young patients to ensuring that pregnant women and children have access foods that supply adequate levels of brain-building nutrients like protein, zinc, iron, folate, iodine, long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids, and the vitamins A, D, B6, B12, and choline.
Omega-3s are poised for a comeback, thanks to innovation in the category and new research initiatives.
GOED issued a statement to its members affirming several points, including that the meta-analysis, which showed that omega-3 fatty acid supplementation had no significant associations with CHD death, nonfatal myocardial infarction, any coronary heart disease events, or major vascular events, adds little to the current body of evidence surrounding omega-3s and cardiovascular risk factors.