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  • 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…

  • Magnesium

    May 1, 2007
    Indication: Bone strength (young women) Source: J Clin Endocrinol Metab, December 2006;91:4866–4872. Research: The role of magnesium (Mg) as a determinant of bone mass has not been extensively explored. Limited studies suggest that diet…

  • Hawthorne

    May 1, 2007
    Indication: Congestive heart failure Source: American College of Cardiology meeting, New Orleans, March 2007 Research: Researchers recruited a total of 2681 patients from 156 medical centers in Europe to test the impact of Crataegus Extract W…

  • Ginkgo biloba-containing supplement

    May 1, 2007
    Indication: Memory (older adults) Source: J Am Diet Assoc, March 2007;107(3):422-432. Research: In this trial, investigators set out to determine whether a ginkgo biloba-containing supplement could improve cognitive function and quality of li…

  • Calcium and vitamin D

    May 1, 2007
    Indication: Colorectal cancer Source: Am J Epidemiol, March 22, 2007 [Epub ahead of print] Research: The authors of this study examined intakes of calcium and vitamin D, and interaction with retinol, in relation to risk of adenoma of the dist…

  • Calcium and vitamin D

    May 1, 2007
    Indication: Stress fractures (young women) Source: Orthopedic Research Society Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA Research: Researchers conducted a study on 3700 women training at the Great Lakes Naval Training Center over a period of eight weeks.…

  • Market Research Firm Packaged Facts

    May 1, 2007
    Leaving behind the nondescript packaging and “generic” identity of a decade ago, private-label or store-brand food and beverage sales are soaring, according to “Private Label Food and Beverages in the U.S.,” a new report from…

  • Research Group to Determine Health Benefits of Glyconutrients

    May 1, 2007
    Mannatech, Inc., Coppell, TX, has awarded a grant to Health and Medical Research Center, a wholly owned subsidiary of Integrative Health Technologies, Inc., to analyze a database of more than one million aging- and immune-related biomarkers to determ…

  • Soy Labs Receives Research Grant for Lunasin

    May 1, 2007
    Soy Labs, LLC, Fairfield, CA, has re-ceived a grant from the Missouri Soybean Merchandising Council (MSMC) to conduct research on the cholesterol-lowering effects of Lunasin, a soy peptide. Of numerous research proposals submitted, this is one of onl…

  • Vitamin A

    April 24, 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

    April 24, 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)

    April 24, 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

    April 24, 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 f…

  • Plant lignans

    April 24, 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)

    April 24, 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

    April 24, 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…

  • Magnesium

    April 24, 2007
    Indication: Bone strength (young women) Source: J Clin Endocrinol Metab, December 2006;91:48664872. Research: The role of magnesium (Mg) as a determinant of bone mass has not been extensively explored. Limited studies suggest that dietary Mg…

  • Hawthorne (download monograph below)

    April 24, 2007
    Indication: Congestive heart failure Source: American College of Cardiology meeting, New Orleans, March 2007 Research: Researchers recruited a total of 2681 patients from 156 medical centers in Europe to test the impact of Crataegus Extract W…

  • Ginkgo biloba-containing supplement

    April 24, 2007
    Indication: Memory (older adults) Source: J Am Diet Assoc, March 2007;107(3):422-432. Research: In this trial, investigators set out to determine whether a ginkgo biloba-containing supplement could improve cognitive function and quality of l…

  • Calcium and vitamin D

    April 24, 2007
    Indication: Colorectal cancer Source: Am J Epidemiol, March 22, 2007 [Epub ahead of print] Research: The authors of this study examined intakes of calcium and vitamin D, and interaction with retinol, in relation to risk of adenoma of the dist…

  • Calcium and vitamin D

    April 24, 2007
    Indication: Stress fractures (young women) Source: Orthopedic Research Society Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA Research: Researchers conducted a study on 3700 women training at the Great Lakes Naval Training Center over a period of eight weeks.…

  • Quality Focus: The Laboratory Notebook

    Robert Green || April 1, 2007
    Answering important questions about quality.

  • The Joint Ain't Jumpin'

    David Mark, PhD || April 1, 2007
    Exploring the joint health market in the context of the latest evidence for various ingredients.

  • Going with the Flow

    Joanna Cosgrove || April 1, 2007
    Provexis partners with Unilever with the hope that its Fruitflow heart health technology will make a dent in global cardiovascular disease statistics.

  • Joint Health Ingredients Directory

    NW Staff || April 1, 2007
    A listing of suppliers of joint health ingredients that can help alleviate health issues such as arthritis.

  • It

    It's Business, not Personal

    Rebecca Wright || April 1, 2007
    As I wrapped up this month's investment piece, I happened to come across an interesting article in the Wall Street Journal, which talked about the rise of Sambazon-the company that made aai a household name and helped rocket the category to over $13…

  • What

    What's New in Pre/Probiotics?

    Marian Zboraj || April 1, 2007
    Updated technologies and scientific research have opened up the pre/probiotics market to allow for different delivery forms and additional benefits beyond gut health.

  • Putting COLD-fX to the Test

    April 1, 2007
    According to Canada-based CV Technologies, doctors and nurses at Hackensack University Medical Center (HUMC) in New Jersey will participate in a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of its cold remedy, COLD-fX, to see if it can improve…

  • CardioTrim May Reduce Heart Disease & Diabetes Risk Factors

    April 1, 2007
    An expanded study of Soy Labs’ (Fairfield, CA) CardioTrim CORE formula indicates that it produces significant reductions in body weight, blood glucose levels and cholesterol, according to recent research carried out by the company. The recent t…

  • Viscofiber Combined with Diet & Lifestyle Program Promotes Significant Weight Loss

    April 1, 2007
    Cevena Bioproducts has completed a pilot study of its flagship ingredient Viscofiber demonstrating that the ingredient aids in weight loss. Seven adult subjects with BMIs between 25 and 35, were recruited for the 16-week trial. Each subject consum…

  • Tomato Lycopene Complex Provides Sun Protection & Skin Improvements

    April 1, 2007
    Two studies have shown that oral consumption of carotenoids from tomato (lycopene, phytoene, phytofluene) helps maintain healthy skin by protecting it against UV-induced damage. The first study was conducted by O. Aust, W. Stahl and H. Sies at Uni…

  • Garlic and onions

    April 1, 2007
    Indication: Cancer Source: Am J Clin Nutr, November 2006;84(5):1027-32. Research: Interest in the potential benefits of allium vegetables, in particular, onion (Allium cepa) and garlic (Allium sativum) has its origin in antiquity, but the deta…

  • Garlic

    April 1, 2007
    Indication: Cholesterol Source: Arch Intern Med, February 26, 2007;167:346-353. Research: In this parallel design trial, 192 adults with LDL cholesterol (LDL-C) concentrations of 130 to 190 were randomly assigned to one of the following four t…

  • Antioxidants

    April 1, 2007
    Indication: Mortality risk Source: JAMA, February 28, 2007;297(8):842-57. Research: Antioxidant supplements are used for the prevention of several diseases, but researchers in this study set out to assess the effect of antioxidant supplement…

  • Garlic and onions

    March 27, 2007
    Indication: Cancer Source: Am J Clin Nutr, November 2006;84(5):1027-32. Research: Interest in the potential benefits of allium vegetables, in particular, onion (Allium cepa) and garlic (Allium sativum) has its origin in antiquity, but…

  • Garlic

    March 27, 2007
    Indication: Cholesterol Source: Arch Intern Med, February 26, 2007;167:346-353. Research: In this parallel design trial, 192 adults with LDL cholesterol (LDL-C) concentrations of 130 to 190 were randomly assigned to one of the follow…

  • Antioxidants

    March 27, 2007
    Indication: Mortality risk Source: JAMA, February 28, 2007;297(8):842-57. Research: Antioxidant supplements are used for the prevention of several diseases, but researchers in this study set out to assess the effect of antioxidant supple…

  • The Branding of ORAC: Where will it Lead?

    David Bell & Boxin Ou, PhD || March 1, 2007
    The ORAC acronym is really starting to resonate with consumers, so where do companies go from here?

  • 2007 Antioxidant Directory

    March 1, 2007
    A comprehensive listing of suppliers of antioxidant ingredients and blends.