A cohort study conducted in China found that females suffering from infertility and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) experienced lower oxidative stress in their bodies and can reduce their hormone medication dosage after a brief period of vitamin E supplementation.
India’s national research institute, the Indian Institute of Integrative Medicine (IIIM), will conduct a clinical trial on a zinc supplement that it claims has a higher bioavailability to support recovery in COVID-19 patients.
Chinese consumers see health benefits in probiotics, with probiotics in fermented dairy and beverages most popular, but misconceptions about the fast-rising ingredient are also rife, said a newly released consumers report.
Research has shown that the rich tocotrienol content in palm oil could help prevent osteoporosis, with a leading researcher telling us that those who campaign against the industry need to focus on ‘science and evidence’.
India is in a prime position to become a major player on the global nutraceutical stage, writes Amit Srivastava from the Nutrify India project, which aims to empower responsible nutrition businesses in the country.
The probiotic supplement industry has slammed an online beer advertisement for capitalising on therapeutic terms such as ‘pro-biotic’ and ‘good for the gut’ which were permitted for being only “tongue-in-cheek” by an alcohol marketing regulator.
The future of microbiome and immunity research should delve deeper into the mechanisms of probiotics through clinical trials, focus on the broader role of metabolites, and consider the use of multi-omics, said an expert panel.
In this round-up, we look at new developments from both big and local brands, such as Australia's Jatenergy's launch of lactoferrin-enriched milk powder, Swisse's plans to roll out supplements with upcycled grape seed extract, and Dabur...