How dietary supplement testing changed over two decades
Many have forgotten how essential magnesium is for good health—and how a deficiency could result in myriad issues.
Lutein and Zeaxanthin Reduce Negative Effects of Excessive Digital Screen Time, Blue Light Exposure, in New Study
Using OmniActive’s proprietary Lutemax 2020 marigold extract ingredient, researchers sought to determine the potential benefits of macular carotenoid supplementation on blue-absorbing macular pigment, and whether the study subjects’ sleep quality and visual performance might be improved through supplementation with macular carotenoids.
The meta-analysis, comprising 14 randomized, controlled trials featuring 71,899 subjects, found that omega-3s EPA and DHA supplementation may reduce the risk of cardiac death by 8%, and that benefits may be even greater for subjects with elevated triglycerides or LDL cholesterol.
Boswellia Supplement Reduces Symptoms of IBS in New Study, with Fewer Side Effects than Drug Treatments
Indena says that Casperome’s “full natural bouquet of triterpenoids” may provide quick relief from symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome, with fewer side effects compared to standard drug treatments.
Steviol Glycosides Remain Unaltered Even after Stevia Is Commercially Purified and Extracted, Study Suggests
The Global Stevia Institute says this is the first study to determine whether steviol glycosides are modified or not in the extraction and purification processes.
New studies on garlic focus on coronary plaque reduction, immune health, liver function, and weight management.
First Evidence Sabinsa’s Curcumin Reduces Lipoprotein(a) Associated with Bad Cholesterol in Type 2 Diabetes
In the study, performed in subjects with type 2 diabetes, Sabinsa’s Curcumin C3 Complex together with its BioPerine bioavailability booster demonstrated, for the first time, a reduction in lipoprotein(a), a “protective armor” of LDL cholesterol.
In the study, researchers assessed the metabolic profiles of subjects with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and found that supplementation with Meriva may improve the subjects’ health status.
The 221-infant study found that the three probiotic strains present in Lallemand’s ProbioKid formula—Lactobacillus helveticus Rosell-52, Bifidobacterium infantis Rosell-33, and Bifidobacterium bifidum Rosell-71—were safe and well-tolerated.