Amino acid specialist firm Ajinomoto has lauded the findings of a new Japanese study which highlighted the potential of umami ingredients, such as the various glutamate-based substances, to reduce consumer salt intake and improve public health.
A new systematic review including data from 339 subjects, found dietary supplements have protective effects on lean muscle mass, but not on strength, amongst patients suffering from disuse muscular atrophy.
The sports nutrition market continues to ramify beyond the dedicated gym goer set. In this era of Active Nutrition, those companies with ingredients that can play in multiple spaces will prosper, a supplier says.
While truffles may the epitome of taste in the culinary world, they also have potential as a functional food ingredient, say researchers, outlining their antioxidant, antimicrobial, and immune-modulating potential.
China’s amino acids manufacturers are expanding their production and application scope to include a broader range of supplements and pharmaceuticals, but overcapacity and environmental pollution are continuously adding high pressure on the future development.
Seeds from two variants of Chinese evergreen trees have been found to contain enough amino acids to meet the daily nutritional requirements of infants and adults, according to a recent study which recommends their use in the food industry.
Kyowa Hakko has launched a new amino acid blend called Setria Performance Blend to capitalize on the growth of the sports nutrition sector. The launch also coincides with a new emphasis on quality, the company says.