The botanicals market is seeing a number of new entrants and emerging stars quickly gaining ground.
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The new, proprietary sweetener blend, RA99M, combines the minor steviol glycoside Rebaudioside M with the more common glycoside Rebaudioside A.
This year, ingredients and supplement categories at higher risk of adulteration include: selective androgen receptor modulators (SARMS), phenibut, tianeptine, higenamine, and certain high-profile botanical ingredients.
Parabel USA Inc. has finalized a distribution agreement with CK Ingredients, a raw materials supplier, for the commercialization of Parabel’s branded Lentein plant protein in the Canadian marketplace.
Betaine reduces inflammation in fat tissue and may improve fat metabolism, Dupont’s animal research shows
Using an in vivo obesity model with mice, researchers from DuPont Nutrition & Health in conjunction with the University of Eastern Finland were able to demonstrate that betaine enhanced metabolism in adipose tissue and reduced inflammation from a high-fat diet.
Omega-6 fatty acids may increase fat accumulation, insulin resistance in subjects with type 2 diabetes, study suggests
The researchers found that a high serum dihomo-γ-linolenic acid (DGLA), an omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acid, was associated with obesity, body fat accumulation, a high alanine amino transferase level, and insulin resistance in Japanese subjects with type 2 diabetes.
A recently published review of weight-loss strategies and supplements found that chromium picolinate most effectively maintained lean body mass in subjects compared to other weight-loss strategies.
The review found that dietary supplements and foods including omega-3s, polyphenols, and vitamin D, plus fruits and vegetables, may be effective in reducing pro-inflammatory cytokines found in metabolic syndrome, cardiovascular risks, and obesity, and may also improve the body’s lipid profile.
Mangosteen extract may improve insulin response, promote weight loss in obese subjects, pilot study suggests
The study results indicated a possible supplementary role of mangosteen extract in managing weight, improving insulin response, and reducing inflammation, in obese female patients with insulin resistance.
DuPont’s weight-management probiotic, Howaru Shape, positively influences gut microbiota in new analysis
Consumption of Howaru Shape had a positive impact on gut microbiota, and these effects were even more pronounced when Howaru Shape was combined with DuPont's Litesse Ultra polydextrose prebiotic.