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  • Prolibra Improves Body Composition by Targeting Fat Loss

    July 1, 2007
    A new report by Glanbia Nutritionals confirms that Prolibra has been clinically proven to have a significant impact on fat loss and muscle mass retention. In the 12-week double-blind, placebo-controlled study, researchers found that adults consuming…

  • Maitake D-Fraction Shown to Benefit Human Bladder Cancer Cells

    July 1, 2007
    A recent study published in Alternative Medicine Review magazine (vol. 12, Number 1, 2007) presents further evidence of the superior cancer-inhibiting activity of Maitake Products’ Grifron-Pro Maitake D-Fraction (GD) on human bladder cancer cel…

  • Carnipure Found Efficient for Post-exercise Stress at Lower Dosages

    July 1, 2007
    Previous research from the University of Connecticut has shown that taking 2 grams per day of L-carnitine delivered as Lonza’s Carnipure tartrate promotes recovery after exercise. A new study from the same research group released in the Februar…

  • Vegapure Plant Sterol Esters in Capsule Form Significantly Reduce LDL Cholesterol

    July 1, 2007
    The first published human study to confirm that regular use of plant sterol esters capsules are effective in improving lipid profiles without dietary intervention appears online in Lipids in Health and Disease (Lipids Health Dis. 2007, Apr 9; 6(1):11…

  • Omega 3 fatty acids

    July 1, 2007
    Indication: Blood pressure Source: Hypertension, June 4, 2007 [Epub ahead of print] Research: Data are lacking on food omega 3 fatty acids and blood pressure in general populations. The International Study of Macro- and Micro-nutrients and Bloo…

  • Omega 3 fatty acids

    July 1, 2007
    Indication: Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) Source: Arch Ophthalmol, May 2007;125(5):671-9. Research: Researchers set out to evaluate the association of lipid intake with baseline severity of AMD in the Age-Related Eye Disease Study (A…

  • Ginseng

    July 1, 2007
    Indication: Fatigue (due to cancer) Source: 43rd Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, Chicago, IL (June) Research: In a pilot study of 282 patients, researchers randomly assigned them to take either a placebo or one of…

  • Fish oil

    July 1, 2007
    Indication: Body composition Source: Am J Clin Nutr, May 2007;85(5): 1267-74. Research: Researchers examined the individual and combined effects of long-chain omega 3 fatty acid supplementation and regular exercise on body composition and ca…

  • CoQ10

    July 1, 2007
    Indication: Parkinson’s disease Source: Arch Neurol, May 14, 2007 [Epub ahead of print] Research: The aim of this study was to determine whether nanoparticular CoQ10 is safe and displays symptomatic effects in patients with mid-stage P…

  • Calcium and vitamin D

    July 1, 2007
    Indication: Weight gain (postmenopausal women) Source: Arch Intern Med, May 14, 2007;167(9):893-902. Research: A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial was performed with 36,282 postmenopausal women, aged 50 to 79 years, who were…

  • Calcium and vitamin D

    July 1, 2007
    Indication: Breast Cancer Source: Arch Intern Med, May 28, 2007; 167(10):1050-9. Research: Researchers prospectively evaluated total calcium and vitamin D intake in relation to breast cancer incidence among 10,578 premenopausal and 20,909 pos…

  • Natrol Acquires Medical Research Institute

    July 1, 2007
    Natrol, Inc., Chatsworth, CA, has ac-quired Medical Research Institute (MRI) for $8 million. MRI supplies sports nutrition products, such as CE2, NO2, Pro-Nos and Anabolic Switch. The products are primarily designed to enhance workout performance and…

  • Omega 3 fatty acids

    June 29, 2007
    Indication: Blood pressure Source: Hypertension, June 4, 2007 [Epub ahead of print] Research: Data are lacking on food omega 3 fatty acids and blood pressure in general populations. The International Study of Macro- and Micro-nutrients and Bl…

  • Omega 3 fatty acids

    June 29, 2007
    Indication: Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) Source: Arch Ophthalmol, May 2007;125(5):671-9. Research: Researchers set out to evaluate the association of lipid intake with baseline severity of AMD in the Age-Related Eye Disease Study…

  • Ginseng

    June 29, 2007
    Indication: Fatigue (due to cancer) Source: 43rd Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, Chicago, IL (June) Research: In a pilot study of 282 patients, researchers randomly assigned them to take either a placebo or one of t…

  • Fish oil

    June 29, 2007
    Indication: Body composition Source: Am J Clin Nutr, May 2007;85(5): 1267-74. Research: Researchers examined the individual and combined effects of long-chain omega 3 fatty acid supplementation and regular exercise on body composition and…

  • CoQ10

    June 29, 2007
    Indication: Parkinson's disease Source: Arch Neurol, May 14, 2007 [Epub ahead of print] Research: The aim of this study was to determine whether nanoparticular CoQ10 is safe and displays symptomatic effects in patients with mid-stage Parki…

  • Calcium and vitamin D

    June 29, 2007
    Indication: Weight gain (postmenopausal women) Source: Arch Intern Med, May 14, 2007;167(9):893-902. Research: A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial was performed with 36,282 postmenopausal women, aged 50 to 79 years, who w…

  • Calcium and vitamin D

    June 29, 2007
    Indication: Breast Cancer Source: Arch Intern Med, May 28, 2007; 167(10):1050-9. Research: Researchers prospectively evaluated total calcium and vitamin D intake in relation to breast cancer incidence among 10,578 premenopausal and 20,909 pos…

  • Omega 3 fatty acids

    June 1, 2007
    Indication: cognitive decline (older adults) Source: Am J Clin Nutr, April 2007;85(4):1142-1147. Research: Data on fish consumption were collected from 210 participants in the Zutphen Elderly Study, who were aged 7089 years in 1990. Data…

  • Lutein

    June 1, 2007
    Indication: Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) Source: Experimental Eye Research, April 2007;84(4):718-28. Research: An intervention group of 108 adults received a daily supplement containing antioxidants for 6 months. The men and wom…

  • Calcium

    June 1, 2007
    Indication: Bone loss (during diets) Source: Am J Clin Nutr, April 2007;85(4):972-80. Research: Forty-four overweight, postmenopausal women were randomly assigned to a calorie-restricted diet, including either normal (1 gram per day) or h…

  • The Research Process: Regulatory Watch

    Douglas Kalman || June 1, 2007
    Pay close attention to current and impending regulatory developments, even if they don't specifically mention supplements.

  • Companies to Watch

    Rebecca Wright || June 1, 2007
    Brand New Brands: Giving Birth Four Times in Two Years When Nutraceuticals World caught up with Brand New Brands in 2005, it was just getting ready to launch its first functional food company, LightFull Foods. Today the company is also the proud…

  • Too Much of a Good Thing?

    Joanna Cosgrove || June 1, 2007
    National Cancer Institute study links multivitamin overuse with aggressive prostate cancer.

  • Alternative Thinking

    Alternative Thinking

    June 1, 2007
    I've heard of consumers feeling compelled to write testimonials based on their alternative medicine experiences, even works of non-fiction, but novels? Well, it seems author Floyd Skloot needed the medium of fiction to get his feelings across regardi…

  • What

    What's Next in Cognitive Function?

    Marian Zboraj || June 1, 2007
    In the intense search for ways to preserve brain health, consumers are turning to various ingredients aimed at maintaining or improving cognitive function.

  • Omega 3 fatty acids

    June 1, 2007
    Indication: cognitive decline (older adults) Source: Am J Clin Nutr, April 2007;85(4):1142-1147. Research: Data on fish consumption were collected from 210 participants in the Zutphen Elderly Study, who were aged 70–89 years in 1990. D…

  • Lutein

    June 1, 2007
    Indication: Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) Source: Experimental Eye Research, April 2007;84(4):718-28. Research: An intervention group of 108 adults received a daily supplement containing antioxidants for 6 months. The men and women,…

  • Calcium

    June 1, 2007
    Indication: Bone loss (during diets) Source: Am J Clin Nutr, April 2007;85(4):972-80. Research: Forty-four overweight, postmenopausal women were randomly assigned to a calorie-restricted diet, including either normal (1 gram per day) or high…

  • Healthcare in Crisis: As American as Apple Pie

    Healthcare in Crisis: As American as Apple Pie

    May 1, 2007
    CNN recently aired a special report by its chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta on consumers' insatiable desire for anything and everything that can turn back the hands of time. The anti-aging segment, "Chasing Life," which is also the title…

  • Eye Health Directory

    NW Staff || May 1, 2007
    A listing of suppliers of eye health ingredients that can help prevent health conditions like AMD and cataracts.

  • Focusing in on Eye Health

    Focusing in on Eye Health

    Marian Zboraj || May 1, 2007
    A growing number of consumers are becoming concerned about maintaining healthy vision, especially as Baby Boomers encounter more age-related conditions and younger generations feel the effects of a technology-driven society.

  • Published Research Confirms Oral Safety Of Collagen II

    May 1, 2007
    A study published in February’s issue of Food and Chemical Toxicology has confirmed the safety of BioCell Technology, LLC’s Collagen II, a dietary ingredient that supports connective tissue health in joints and skin. The research was comp…

  • Whey Protein Concentrate Researched for Medical Use

    May 1, 2007
    Leprino Foods continues to support independent studies regarding health benefits of whey and its derivatives. One study, completed in 2006, evaluated the benefits of whey protein concentrate added to the diet of patients with chronic kidney disease o…

  • Phase 2 Decreases Body Fat, Maintains Lean Body Mass

    May 1, 2007
    A study entitled “A Dietary Supplement Containing Standardized Phaseolus vulgaris Extract Influences Body Composition of Overweight Men and Women” was published in the January 2007 issue of the International Journal of Medical Sciences. P…

  • HMRlignan Provides Cardiovascular Protection

    May 1, 2007
    Linnea has unveiled the results of a new study showing that 7-hydroxymatairesinol (HMRlignan, HMR) ingestion may provide cardiovascular protection by depressing a particular inflammatory pathway. The study, concluded in February, was performed by the…

  • Cyracos Shown to be an Anti-Stress Solution

    May 1, 2007
    The efficacy of Berkem’s Cyracos, extracted from lemon balm, was recently demonstrated in a double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical study, which examined the action of Cyracos on 30 people showing symptoms of anxiety and suffering from sleep…

  • Chromium Picolinate Shows Clinical Benefits in Diabetes Management

    May 1, 2007
    A peer-reviewed analysis on chromium picolinate (Nutrition 21, Inc.) has been published in Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics. The analysis confirms that chromium picolinate is effective in improving glycemic control and normalizing lipid levels…

  • Citrofen Improves Arthritis, Lowers Weight

    May 1, 2007
    Next Pharmaceuticals has revealed the results of a clinical study on its new patented ingredient Citrofen. Results indicate that the new patented formulation cuts stiffness in half for participants who had knee osteoarthritis and it boosted comfort a…

  • Enviga Provides Noticeable Increase in Energy Expenditure

    May 1, 2007
    A clinical study published in the medical journal Obesity demonstrated that people who drank the equivalent of three Enviga beverages (Beverage Partners Worldwide, Atlanta, GA) over the course of a day burned 106 extra calories. This amounted to slig…

  • Glucerna Helps Reduce Key Metabolic Markers in Overweight Patients with Type 2 Diabetes

    May 1, 2007
    A clinical trial conducted by the Nutritional Sciences department of the Chinese Academy of Sciences demonstrated that a structured intervention program that includes Abbott Nutrition’s (Montreal, Canada) nutritional supplement Glucerna along w…

  • Rice Bran Exhibits Potential in the Prevention of Intestinal Cancer

    May 1, 2007
    NutraCea, El Dorado Hills, CA, has released the results of a study investigating the effect of rice bran on several intestinal adenomas in cancerous mice. The results were published in the January 9, 2007 online edition of the British Journal of Canc…

  • Vitamin A

    May 1, 2007
    Indication: Gastric cancer Source: Am J Clin Nutr, February 2007;85(2):497-503. Research: Vitamin A may influence gastric carcinogenesis through its essential role in controlling cell proliferation and differentiation. However, epidemiologic…

  • Soy

    May 1, 2007
    Indication: Prostate cancer Source: Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev, Mar 2007;16(3):538-45; Epub Mar 2, 2007. Research: The incidence of prostate cancer is much lower in Asian than Western populations. Environmental factors, such as dietary…

  • Remifemin (black cohosh)

    May 1, 2007
    Indication: Climacteric symptoms (postmenopausal women) Source: Menopause, Jan-Feb 2007;14(1):89-96. Research: Seventy-four postmenopausal women with climacteric symptoms were treated with Remifemin (5 mg dry extract per day, corresponding to…

  • Probiotics

    May 1, 2007
    Indication: Multiple organ dysfunction syndrome (MODS) Source: Am J Clin Nutr, March 2007;85(3):816-23. Research: Multiple organ dysfunction syndrome (MODS) is a major cause of mortality in intensive care units. A breakdown in gut barrier fun…

  • Plant lignans

    May 1, 2007
    Indication: Breast cancer (postmenopausal women) Source: J Natl Can Inst, 2007;99(6):475-486. Research: Investigators set out to prospectively examine associations between the risk of postmenopausal invasive breast cancer and dietary intakes…

  • Omega 3 fatty acids (n-3 fatty acids)

    May 1, 2007
    Indication: Bone mineral density (BMD) Source: Am J Clin Nutr, March 2007;85(3): 803-807. Research: The objective of this study was to investigate the role of fatty acids in bone accumulation and the attainment of peak bone mass in young men.…

  • Neptune krill oil

    May 1, 2007
    Indication: Inflammation and arthritic symptoms Source: J Am Coll Nutr, February 2007;26(1):39-48. Research: In this study, researchers wanted to assess the effect of Neptune krill oil (NKO) on C-reactive protein (CRP) in patients with chroni…