Australian biotechnology firm Marinova has achieved novel foods status in the EU for its Maritech® fucoidan extracts, and the firm is now targeting growth in the region's functional beverage and supplement sectors.
There is no clinical evidence to show that the antioxidant properties of vitamins D and E help to improve the success rate of in vitro fertilisation (IVF), despite a better pregnancy rate in a treatment group supplemented with the vitamins.
Nine out of ten pharmacists surveyed in Thailand said they want to learn more about supplements, with more than half conceding that they rarely or never ask patients taking prescribed medication if they are already taking'natural products.
Supplementation with docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) could alleviate acute pancreatitis via its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, but higher doses could have the opposite effect among people with hyperlipidaemia, say researchers in South Korea.
Australian contract manufacturer Vitex Pharmaceuticals has opened a new A$100m facility in Eastern Creek, Sydney, to better meet ever-growing global demand for Australian-made vitamins and supplements.
New research has discovered that early psychosis is associated with nutritional deficiencies, specifically in folate and vitamin D, revealing new avenues for improving the health of millions of people affected worldwide.
The microbiota has major implications for cancer risk and provides a possible target for probiotics to play a role in treatment regimes, according to Medlab Clinical's medical research director and University of Sydney professor Luis Vitetta.
A group of sugars have been found to aid healing and encourage blood vessel formation, offering a new solution to tackle the increasing number of skin wounds associated with age, poor blood supply, and diabetes.
A combination of fibre and probiotics post-operation could benefit gastric cancer patients by preventing diarrhoea, improving intestinal movement and decreasing intestinal disorders, say researchers in China.
Danone Nutricia is to further explore the benefits of probiotics in preventing infant allergies, after an initial trial showed that supplementation restored the microbiota diversity of babies delivered via C-section.
An ingredient in cow's milk has been identified as a potential type 1 diabetes trigger in those with genetic risk factors, but researchers say they have been frustrated in efforts to make the findings available to the wider public.