Top Natural Flavors to Enhance Functional Beverages

From rose-flavored teas and chocolate-flavored coffees to blueberry-flavored protein drinks, the demand for flavor-rich products is growing as consumers increasingly select foods and beverages with natural flavors and product formulations for health benefits. KEEP READING >>

Good Mood Foods: Alleviating Stress with Micronutrients

It’s no coincidence that food is intrinsically connected with making people feel better – it’s nutritional psychiatry and the “mood food” market is growing. From chewing gum to hot chocolate, applications and product innovations are available for delivering nutritional ammunition against stress. Consumers are on-board for mood-altering food options that boost energy, counteract stress, reduce relaxation and aid in sleep. KEEP READING >>

Good Nutrition May Help Lessen The Effects of Air-Related Illness.

Research has found that a healthy diet may help support normal respiratory and cardiovascular function. KEEP READING >>

Nutricosmetics: Fortified Ingestibles for Healthy, Glowing Skin

With the concept of healthy aging a top priority, fortified foods, beverages and supplements designed to keep skin looking and feeling its best will continue to grow in demand and market size. Consumers are increasingly adopting skingestibles for their beautification routine, presenting significant opportunities for manufacturers in the health and beauty industry. KEEP READING >>

Acute Fish Oil Consumption Lessens Exercise-Induced Muscle Damage

Exercise both strengthens and damages muscle. Nutritional omega-3 fatty acid supplementation may help maintain normal muscle function after a damaging bout of exercise. Manufacturers and formulators may find value in adding eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) to custom nutrient premixes targeted to healthy men at risk for exercise-induced muscle damage. KEEP READING >>

Lutein and Zeaxanthin Bioavailability in Humans from Carotenoid-Fortified Eggs

Excessive damage to the central area of the retina leads to age-related macular degeneration and is the leading cause of blindness in the developed world. Carotenoids lutein and zeaxanthin are especially important in maintaining eye health. A new study indicates that lutein and zeaxanthin are bioavailable from egg matrix and that fortification of chicken feed with additional lutein and zeaxanthin leads to the enrichment of bioavailable carotenoids in eggs. KEEP READING >>

Explore New Opportunities in Heart Health with Custom Nutrient Premixes – Part II

More consumers are shopping for products to keep their hearts healthy and manage their cardiovascular health. In Part II of our series on heart health, titled Strategic Nutrition for Heart Health, we showcase which nutrients can help to differentiate your products and highlight how custom nutrient premixes can get you to market faster. KEEP READING >>

Fish Oil-Derived Fatty Acid Supplementation in Pregnancy Reduces Offspring Risk of Developing Wheeze and Asthma

One in five children is affected by asthma and wheezing disorders in Westernized countries. New research suggests that the pulmonary health of children worldwide could likely be improved with the increased intake of n-3 long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acid supplementation during mothers’ third trimesters of pregnancy. KEEP READING >>

Metabolic Syndrome Increases Vitamin E Requirement

Researchers report that increased vitamin E supplementation may have a beneficial effect on patients with Metabolic Syndrome, as characterized by obesity, hyperlidimeia, chronic low-grade inflammation and more. KEEP READING >>

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 >>

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