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 >>

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 >>

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