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Vitamins & Minerals
Device to Measure Consumers’ Aortic Stiffness May Also Provide Vitamin K2 Market Opportunities, Says NattoPharma at Natural Products Expo West 2018
Company representatives from NattoPharma spoke with Nutritional Outlook about how the company plans to raise consumer and industry awareness about vitamin K2 for cardiovascular health through research initiatives, as well as through a new iHeart device that measures a user’s “internal age,” or aortic stiffness.
Lonza Innovates New Product Concepts Thanks to Capsugel Acquisition: Natural Products Expo West Report
At last week’s Natural Products Expo West trade show, representatives from Lonza Consumer Health and Nutrition discussed how acquiring Capsugel’s delivery-systems portfolio empowers Lonza to provide comprehensive, clean-label solutions to the nutraceutical industry.
A look at the science behind folic acid, and why it’s relevant.
The four-year, $2.6 million grant was awarded to help develop and validate a laboratory test panel for assessing human choline status.
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.
Impressive 2017 sales for vitamin K2 indicate that bone health superstar is in for another big year.
Researchers investigated the effects of a patented annatto-derived tocotrienol ingredient on key biomarkers of bone health, as previous studies in ovariectomized animal models of postmenopausal women have linked bone benefits to annatto tocotrienols.
The study results suggest a possible link between maternal folic acid supplementation and lower risk of autistic traits in children exposed to antiepileptic drugs in utero.