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Cherries Reduce Inflammation and Oxidative Stress, Support Blood Glucose and Cognitive Health, in New Review
In a review of 29 published human studies, researchers found that sweet cherries may offer health benefits to subjects suffering from chronic inflammatory conditions.
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.
Energy drinks continue to outperform the overall soft drinks market in terms of value, with their share of the category rising to 8% in 2017 and their global value reaching about €44 billion, says Innova Market Insights.
Chewpod is a chewable gum supplement that comes in two varieties: Energy on Demand, which the company says provides an energy boost during the day, and Sleep on Demand, which is said to enhance sleep time and quality.
In the study, cyclists who pre-supplemented with Palatinose prior to exercising exhibited a more stable blood glucose profile, higher fat oxidation, and improved athletic performance, compared with a maltodextrin control group.
Now Foods’ Natural Food, Personal Care, and Sports Products Receive Third-Party Quality, Purity Certifications
The company says that all of its personal care products are now UL (Underwriters Laboratories) ISO 22716:2007 certified for production and quality control. In addition, its entire line of natural foods is now UL Safe Quality Food (SQF) Level II certified, and its Now Sports products are now certified by Informed Sport/Informed Choice.
Energy-Supplementing Bioenergy Ribose Ingredient Gains Novel Food Approval from European Food Safety Authority
Following its review of D-ribose, EFSA concluded that D-ribose is safe for the general population, including children, at a daily dose of 2.5 g—a dosage the company calls “a strong dose for efficacy.”
Purdue University researchers say this is the first meta-analysis to examine what impact whey protein supplementation has on female body composition when factoring in the effects of calorie restriction and resistance training.
In the study, both a sugar-free amino acid beverage, known commercially as enterade ORS, and a glucose-based beverage (Pedialyte), provided better hydration than Gatorade when compared using a new analysis tool called the beverage hydration index (BHI).