Saw Palmetto Extract, Prostate Health

Barcelona, Spain—New data published in Research and Reports in Urology suggest that a branded supercritical CO2 saw palmetto extract (Prosterol from Euromed) protects prostate health in an important way: it inhibits 5α-reductase (5AR) type II, as well as offers anti-inflammatory effects.

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Tooth Decay in Kids, Probiotic

Saint Charles, MO—New research on a branded strain of Streptococcus salivarius (BLIS M18 from BLIS Technologies and Stratum Nutrition) suggests that the probiotic supports children’s oral health in several important ways.

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k2

An 11-year study published in Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology suggests a deficiency in vitamin K leads to an increased risk of coronary heart disease.

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Pharmachem Laboratories carb consumption study

Kearny, NJ—Pharmachem Laboratories, based here, sponsored a national consumer survey about why consumers have not been more successful in their weight control efforts.

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Cranberry Monograph

Scotts Valley, CA—The American Herbal Pharmacopoeia’s recently published a 96-page monograph on cranberry, including information about standards for analysis, quality, control and therapeutics.

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whey protein

Tel Aviv, Israel—According to a study done by Daniela Jakubowicz, M.D., professor of medicine at Tel Aviv University, eating a large breakfast containing whey protein could very well help type-2 diabetics.

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Cellulite, Verisol Collagen Peptides

New research published in the Journal of Medicinal Food suggests Versiol, a collagen peptide developed by Gelita, improved the skin appearance of women suffering from moderate cellulite.

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cognitive

 

Visitors to the AIDP booth at Expo West were privy to new data about magnesium's role in supporting cognitive function. A recent randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind study published in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease found that supplementation with magnesium threonate (as Magtein from AIDP) was effective at improving certain aspects of cognitive function relative to a person’s age, in subjects with cognitive impairment.

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vitamin D

Two studies published in March show the potential effects of vitamin D deficiency during pregnancy.

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Assay Test, Antioxidant

Chapel Hill, NC—A team of researchers from the University of North Carolina’s Chapel Hill Nutrition Research Institute (UNC NRI) created and tested what it believes is a more reliable method to measure antioxidant capacity.

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