Folic Acid Supplementation Reduces Risk of First Stroke in China Study

Since over three-quarters of stroke instances are first events, it’s important to monitor known risk factors, such as diabetes. A recent study in China found that folic acid supplementation decreased the risk of first stroke, except in those with the lowest blood glucose concentration. Considering the prevalence of diabetes worldwide, increased intake of folate through custom nutrient premixes could have a substantial impact on the risk of first stroke. KEEP READING >>

Explore New Opportunities in Heart Health with Custom Nutrient Premixes

Cardiovascular disease is the world’s leading cause of mortality, but adequate nutrition can play a vital role in supporting heart health. Research shows that consumers are interested in products and nutritional supplements that help to manage cardiovascular health. KEEP READING >>

Why Choose Fortitech Premixes Over Single Ingredients?

For food, beverage and pharmaceutical manufacturers looking for an edge, Fortitech Premixes are a practical and valuable solution. Premixes offer customized blends of desired functional ingredients – made up of vitamins, minerals, amino acids, nucleotides, nutraceuticals and botanicals – in one single, efficient and homogenous product. KEEP READING >>

Pomegranate Extract Supplementation Reduces Inflammation in Overweight and Obese Individuals

Researchers report that pomegranate extract consumption may have a beneficial effect on systemic inflammation, oxidative stress, glycemic biomarkers and lipid profiles. KEEP READING >>

Oral L-Citrulline Supplementation Enhances Cycling Time Trial Performance

A recent study from Japan investigated the effects of oral supplementation of L-citrulline on ergometer cycling time-trial performance. The investigators found that 7-days of L-citrulline supplementation improved sport performance by significantly increasing plasma L-arginine concentration. KEEP READING >>

Quercetin Supplementation Lowers Plasma Uric Acid

Gout prevalence has increased 6-fold during the last 50 years, but new research suggests that quercetin supplementation may be effective in lowering elevated plasma uric acid in patients with gouty arthritis or preventing the development of gout in susceptible individuals. KEEP READING >>

FloraGLO® Lutein Supplementation and Digital Eye Strain Caused by Blue Light

Blue light, a component of visible light that is not easily filtered by the eyes, is the most harmful light to the human eye. However, it’s impossible to completely avoid exposure to it. Vitamin supplements containing FloraGLO® could be the solution that consumers are searching for to help protect eyes. KEEP READING >>

Boosting Global Eye Health with Strategic Nutrition

The number of people aged 65 and older is projected to triple by mid-century. As the average age of the global population increases, so, too, will the number of individuals affected by eye diseases around the world. As a result, products designed to address eye health concerns will be in high demand. KEEP READING >>

Low Bioavailability of Vitamin D from Vitamin D2-fortified Bread

There is evidence of widespread global vitamin D deficiency and, since food sources naturally rich in vitamin D are quite limited, there is a need to develop effective food-based vitamin D fortification schemes. Vitamin D2 enrichment can be achieved by UVB irradiation of mushrooms and baker’s yeast. However, studies find vitamin D3 is more bioavailable than vitamin D2. KEEP READING >>

DHA is More Effective than EPA in Modulating Inflammatory Status

Inflammation is associated with a number of chronic diseases and considered a risk factor for cardiovascular disease. A recent Canadian study indicates that supplementation of the long-chain ω-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFA) docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) results in a significant reduction of low-grade inflammation in healthy men and women at risk for cardiovascular disease. KEEP READING >>

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