As calcium sales continue to slip and magnesium sales continue to rise, at least one expert believes the day will come when magnesium overtakes calcium as the bestselling standalone mineral supplement.
Vitamins & Minerals
“Energy” has now moved ahead as the number-two reason why Americans who use dietary supplements say they take supplements in the first place, so it’s not surprising to see sales of vitamin B12 growing in all retail channels.
Two recent studies suggest that the inactive MGP, a vitamin K–dependent protein, is associated with cardiovascular stiffness in patients with diabetes or chronic kidney disease.
Results of a new study suggest Gnosis’s Quatrefolic, combined with B vitamins, may reduce homocysteine serum levels in subjects with hypertensive risk.
The new PurGinger organic ginger extract and Pur-C organic vitamin C extract are uniquely suited for beverage applications, AFS says.
New studies on arthritis, multiple sclerosis, heart disease, and hearing
Kappa Bioscience announces new study results suggesting its synthetic-derived K2Vital is bioequivalent to fermentation-derived vitamin K2 MK-7.
A long-term, prospective cohort study finds higher intake of vitamin K2—but not vitamin K1—is “borderline significantly associated” with lower mortality from coronary heart disease.
CRN’s annual supplement usage survey found that 71% of U.S. adults reported taking dietary supplements in 2016, an increase from past years that suggests more than 170 million Americans use supplements.
A new study indicates that 52% of U.S. adults reported using dietary supplements in both 1999–2000 and 2011–2012 surveys, but multivitamin usage decreased by 6% over the same period.