The Council for Responsible Nutrition (Washington, DC) said in a recent press release that 73% of U.S. residents take multivitamins, but these products are not intended to be used as magic bullets in the prevention of serious diseases.
In their main analysis, researchers found no significant cognitive benefits in Norwegian preschool students fed a fatty fish lunch versus a non-fish meat lunch for 16 weeks; however, they detected slight benefits in a sub-analysis adjusted for dietary compliance.
The study found that a calorie-restricted, high-protein diet, with or without soy protein, may improve body composition and cardiometabolic health, while also helping to keep weight off over time.
The first-of-its-kind study found that supplementation with Affron, a branded saffron extract ingredient, improved feelings of separation anxiety, social phobia, and depression, in young people.
Vitamin K2 Ingredient Has Good Stability When Formulated with Calcium and Other Mineral Salts, According to New Study
Gnosis S.p.A says that its VitaMK7 exhibited good stability when formulated with calcium and other mineral salts.
L-Carnitine Boosts Post-Exercise Recovery in Young Active Adults, Plus Combats Age-Related Muscle Loss in Elderly, Say Review Authors
In the review, authors describe how L-carnitine was found to help attenuate post-exercise muscle soreness and oxidative stress, as well as to increase blood flow. They also point to growing applications in elderly adults in whom L-carnitine may help mitigate age-related muscle loss, or sarcopenia.
In the pilot study, MaxSimil increased omega-3 red blood cell levels, moderated the ratio of arachidonic acid (AA) to docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), and reduced key inflammatory biomarkers in subjects with cystic fibrosis.
Sabinsa’s Probiotic, Cranberry, and Fenugreek Synbiotic Combinations Support Digestive Health in Two New Studies
The studies found that cranberry seed fiber and fenugreek are able to resist gastric acid and pancreatic enzyme hydrolysis, as well as to support the growth of probiotic bacteria Bacillus coagulans MTCC 5856 (Sabinsa’s LactoCran and LactoWise, respectively).
The new drug, Epidiolex, comprises cannabidiol (CBD), but does not contain tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the compound in marijuana that causes intoxication.
The bulletin discusses adulteration of turmeric root, turmeric extracts, and curcuminoids with related species, artificial colorants, and synthetic curcuminoids, and details analytical approaches to detect those adulterants.