Probiotics in Food, Beverages, Dietary Supplements and Animal Feed – PRNewswire

NEW YORK, Jan. 6, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --

Report Scope: The scope of this report is broad and covers global markets for probiotics, which are used globally in various applications, food and beverages, dietary supplements and animal feed.The market is broken down by genus, application, end use and region.

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Revenue forecasts from 2019 to 2024 are presented for each genus, application, end use and regional market.

The report also includes a discussion on the major players in each regional market for probiotics.It explains the main market drivers of the global probiotics market, current trends within the industry and the regional dynamics of the probiotics market.

It also includes a special focus on the growing adoption of probiotics in the cosmetics industry. The report concludes with detailed profiles of major vendors in the probiotics industry, globally.

Report Includes: - 99 data tables - A descriptive study of the global market for probiotics with a quantitative and qualitative approach - Analyses of global market trends with data from 2018, estimates for 2019, and projections of compound annual growth rates (CAGRs) through 2024 - Information pertaining to underlying technologies driving the industry's growth along with key factors such as current trends, regulatory updates, and other macroeconomic factors that can influence the market - Emphasis on importance of scientific research, product innovation, consumer awareness and preferences, and government regulatory requirements - Vendor landscape of the market leading companies offering probiotic-enhanced products designed for humans and animals in the food and beverage, dietary supplement, and animal feed industries - Patents evaluation and new developments regarding various categories and sub-categories of probiotics - Detailed profiles of leading manufacturers and suppliers of probiotic foods, including Chr. Hansen Inc., Danone Inc., Nestle Inc., Probi AB Inc., Yakult Honsha Co., Ltd. and Meiji Holdings Co., Ltd.

Summary Probiotics are termed friendly bacteria because these products are consumed to balance gut flora. Demand for probiotics has increased over the years due to growing awareness of the benefits of healthy bacteria for both humans and animals, and increasing demand for functional foods and dietary supplements, worldwide.

Probiotics are often consumed in the form of food and beverages to ensure bacterial balance in the body.They are also consumed via dietary supplements for the prevention of diarrhea, constipation and other infections, which is the main reason for the increased use in some regions.

In addition, probiotics are used in animal feed to boost overall health and productivity of animals.Probiotics are used in feed for poultry, cattle, swine and pets.

The growing use of probiotics in animal feed is driven by the growing focus on improving the quality of animal bi-products, worldwide.

Reasons for Doing This Study The global probiotics market is expected to reach over $69.0 billion by 2024, up from just over $45.0 billion in 2019, growing at a CAGR of 7.4% between 2019 and 2024. The dietary supplements application segment of the global probiotics market is estimated to witness significant growth in the coming years. The market demand is primarily driven by growing awareness of health and fitness across the world and the increasing prominence of microencapsulation in the pharmaceutical sector.

A comprehensive study of the various species and applications of probiotics is critical to understand the crucial role of probiotics for health in humans and animals.

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Taking Supplements During Breast Cancer Treatment Increases Risk Of Death And Relapse, What Does This Mean For Patients? – Forbes

A new study found that people with breast cancer who take supplements have a poorer survival rate ... [+] and a larger chance of relapse than those who don't.

Last month a study of over 1,000 people with breast cancer found some worrying evidence that certain nutritional supplements could reduce the chance of survival from the disease and increase the chance that the cancer would recur after treatment. The main findings were:

The research was published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology and led by scientists at the SWOG cancer research institute.

Patients using any antioxidant before and during chemotherapy had an increased risk of their breast cancer returning and, to a lesser degree, had an increased risk of death. Vitamin B12, iron, and omega-3 fatty acid use was also associated with poorer outcomes, said Christine B. Ambrosone, PhD, of Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center and leader of the study.

People with cancer are often bombarded with information, especially at their time of diagnosis and this is not always from their medical team. So what does a patient think about this new work?

Getting diagnosed with breast cancer was a huge shock not just for me but everyone who knew me, saidLiz O'Riordan, a Consultant Breast Surgeon from the U.K. with recurrent breast cancer. When I started chemotherapy I was told to tell my oncologist about any supplements or vitamins I took or wanted to take because they can interfere with the chemotherapy drugs and stop it working, she added.

This advice is widely repeated on many reputable cancer websites. The American Cancer Society states that So far, no dietary supplements (including vitamins, minerals, and herbal products) have been shown to clearly help lower the risk of breast cancer progressing or coming back, along with the advice to patients to speak to a member of their healthcare team if a patient is considering taking supplements.

I was never going to take anything that might reduce my chances of survival. However Im sure some cancer patients are desperate for the promise of a cure and will ignore this advice whilst they take every supplement recommended to them, said ORiordan.

Vitamin supplements, particularly multivitamins have had a rough couple of years with several studies questioning whether they have any positive effects on health at all. This analysis of almost half a million people by Johns Hopkins researchers entitled Enough Is Enough: Stop Wasting Money on Vitamin and Mineral Supplements, found that multivitamin use did not decrease the risk of cancer, heart disease or help with cognitive decline. Experts recommend that the best way to ensure an adequate intake of vitamins and minerals is to eat a healthy, balanced diet.

So if many popular nutritional supplements are of questionable benefit for healthy people and increasingly not often recommended by healthcare professionals, where are people with cancer getting the message that they should take these?

As I struggled through chemotherapy, I was bombarded with advice; some of it helpful, some of it potentially dangerous. I remember being trolled by strangers who were adamant that I should take iodine supplements and turmeric capsules or have multivitamin drips, said ORiordan.

Advice to take various weird and wonderful supplements is all over the internet and although many of the authors of these blogs, websites and social media groups may mean well, the new study now provides evidence that they may be causing harm to patients who follow this advice.

Its great to finally see some evidence that supplements can do more harm than good during chemotherapy, help doctors persuade patients to stop taking them during treatment and more importantly, help patients explain to well-wishers why their recommended tablets and potions could be dangerous, said ORiordan.

However, it must be noted that although the study was well-constructed, there were issues with low numbers of patients taking individual supplements and many people are calling for more work to solidify the findings of the work.

These results are interesting but as the study authors point out themselves, the number of women taking any individual supplement in this study is small, and therefore the true magnitude of risk isnt something we can say with certainty, said Dr. Kevin Cheung, a physician-scientist at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle.

The study also found that there was no evidence that some supplements such as multivitamins or vitamin D were harmful and many people are calling for more research to figure out exactly which supplements are harmful and more to the point, why.

This study should inspire future laboratory work to get at why and when supplements are associated with worse outcomes. A more nuanced understanding could reveal which supplements fuel the growth and metastasis of cancer cells and should be avoided, said Cheung.

Of course many people have a clinical need for supplementation, such as people who have anemia or severe vitamin B12 deficiency. The issue appears to be with people choosing to take supplements with no indication that they need them.

At many institutions including ours, for those with more questions, we recommend consulting our integrative medicine service who can provide guidance on what supplements are safe or not safe to take with treatment, said Cheung.

I'd recommend [to people diagnosed with cancer] that they try to get their vitamins and minerals - including antioxidants - from food. With a healthy and balanced diet, you can get all the nutrients your body needs, even while undergoing chemo, said Ambrosone.

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United States Pharmacopeia Celebrates 200 Years of Building Trust in Medicines, Supplements and Foods – PRNewswire

ROCKVILLE, Md., Jan. 6, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Two hundred years ago, medicines in the United States could often be deadlier than the cures they were meant to provide. That began to change in 1820 with the creation of theUnited States Pharmacopeia (USP). January marks the 200th anniversaryof USP, now a global leader in building trust in medicines, supplements and foods through public quality standards that help assure quality and safety.

USP was founded when 11 physicians took action to protect patients from poor-quality medicines. Convening in the Old Senate Chamber in the United States Capitol, they published a national, uniform set of guidelines for medicine quality called the U.S. Pharmacopeia. Since then, the U.S. Pharmacopeiaandthe National Formulary (USPNF)has become an essential compendium on drug quality. Today, USP Reference Standards and monographs are legally recognized in the U.S. and relied on in more than 140 countries.

"Billions of people live longer and healthier lives thanks to medicines they can trust," saidRonald T. Piervincenzi, Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer, USP. "Our public quality standards build patient, practitioner, and industry confidence by setting clear quality expectations and increasing patient access to vital therapies. Governments in the U.S. and around the world rely on the thousands of USP standards to make sure quality medicines are available to their populations, and that poor-quality and counterfeit drugs do not enter the market."

USP standards are in a continuous process of review and revision based on new evidence and technologies, emerging public health concerns and public requests for revision. Input from expert volunteers is crucial for maintaining these high standards and preserving public trust.

For its first nearly 130 years, the USPNF was developed entirely by volunteers scientist and other experts who contributed their knowledge and time. Now, more than 800 independent scientific experts and 1,200 staff around the world support USP's important mission. USP is currently welcoming applicationsfrom committed scientists and other health and science professionals passionate about improving public health as a part of its Champions of Trust Initiative.

As a part of its anniversary, USP has also launched Trust TV on its new 200th anniversary hub, which invites leaders in science and health to consider trust's role in helping people live longer and healthier. Practicing physician, researcher, author and Trust TV host Dhruv Khullar talks with guests about some of today's most pressing topics, starting with the challenges of misinformation in healthcare with Adam Berinsky, director of the MIT Political Experiments Research Lab.

USP Convention Convenes in May to Set High-Level Direction

A pivotal moment of the 200thanniversary will be the 2020 Meeting of the USP Convention taking place May 36 in Washington, D.C.

The USP Convention, which convenes every five years, is a unique and powerful network of more than 460 Member Organizations from across the healthcare continuum and around the world, uniting to advance access to quality medicines. In addition to helping shape USP's impact through governance responsibilities such as electing USP's Board of Trustees and Council of Experts, adopting high-level guiding resolutions and amending the USP bylaws, Convention Delegates will participate in dynamic programming at the meeting.

USP Convention Member Organization leaders shared the following:

Exploring Trust in Future Medical Breakthroughs and Worldwide Impact

In addition to celebrating USP's past and present work, throughout 2020, USP will continue to look at the future of medicine.

"We're working to help ensure that today's remarkable innovations can be tomorrow's trusted therapies, just as we have done for 200 years," noted Piervincenzi.

To explore the medical breakthroughs that will shape people's health between now and 2040, and what it will take to build trust in these innovations, USP has partnered with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Center for Collective Intelligence and over 100 global leaders in health and science. Through MIT's unique online platform, the Trust CoLab, thought leaders collaborated to develop scenarios on how trust in medicine and healthcare will evolve. USP will release the project's findings on Feb. 25 and discuss the results at TEDMED 2020 in early March.

USP will also launch an innovative Trust eXperience, available at TEDMED 2020 and online at http://www.usp.org/200 this spring. This self-guided digital visualization experience enables users for the first time to explore the relationships between USP public quality standards and the medicines used to treat humanity's deadliest diseases, ultimately illustrating how quality medicines help people live longer and healthier. Users can also learn what happens without quality standards, investigate the history of standards in the U.S. and meet some of the experts from USP's global health science network.

Anniversary excitement will peak in late fall 2020 with the reopening of the USP Museum in USP's Rockville, Maryland, headquarters.Open to the public, it will offer visitors opportunities to learn about the people, partners and accomplishments of USP.USP will also publish a commemorative anniversary book in late 2020.

USP's anniversary observances will take place throughout the year. For additional information and updates, visit http://www.usp.org/200.

About theUSPNFTheUnited States PharmacopeiaNational Formulary (USPNF)includes more than 5,000 monographs for finished drug products (both chemical and biologic), as well as active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) and excipients. Specifically, theUSPNFincludes more than 1,500 API monographs covering 50 therapeutic classes including oncology, cardiovascular, endocrine, infectious disease and mental health drugs. The first printing of the U.S. Pharmacopeia was in 1820. Since then, 43 editions have been published. The latest printed edition was published in 2019. USPNFis now available to subscribers online.

About USPUSP is an independent scientific organization whose mission is to improve public health through public standards and related programs that help ensure the quality, safety, and benefit of medicines and foods. Through our standards, advocacy and capability building, USP helps increase the availability of quality medicines, supplements and food in the United States and for billions of people worldwide. USP has offices in the United States, Asia, Africa, Latin America and Europe, including five state-of-the-art laboratories, full-scale training facilities in Ghana and India, online and in-person training courses, and partnerships with national quality control laboratories around the world.For more information, visit http://www.usp.org.

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Doctors Believe Health Supplement Led to 23-Year-Olds Acute Liver Failure – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

Doctors believe a health food supplement caused acute liver failure in an otherwise healthy 23-year-old Amarillo woman.

Emily Goss is starting the new year, with a new routine. She checks her vitals to make sure her body isn't rejecting the new liver doctors implanted Christmas Day in an effort to save her life.

"I have my life because someone gave me their liver and I'm just so thankful," Goss said.

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The 23-year-old credit analyst said she's been healthy all her life, but started taking a women's herbal supplement designed to help support hormonal balance, weight management, complexion and fertility.

For months, she took four pills every day until after Thanksgiving, when she noticed symptoms like abdominal pain, fatigue and the white of her eyes turning yellow.

"I don't know how to explain. I just knew I wasn't completely there," Goss said.

In fewer than three weeks, she was in acute liver failure. She was rushed from her home in Amarillo to Methodist Hospital in Dallas and moved to the top of the liver transplant list.

"Every time we have a case of acute liver failure, it's always an interesting case. It's also a medical emergency," said Medical Director of Liver Transplantation and Hepatobiliary Services Dr. Jeffrey Weinstein, M.D.

He said while acute liver failure is rare, about 30% to 40% of cases are linked to herbal or dietary supplements.

According to the National Institutes of Health, liver injury from medications, herbals, or dietary supplements has emerged as an increasingly important health problem in the United States.

Health supplements, in general, are not regulated by the FDA. Weinstein warned that they can cause harm.

"Many of these are advertised as natural, healthy," he said. "I view them all as drugs and I view them all as chemicals, so there should be good caution into how you use them and why you use them."

On Christmas Day, Goss received a new liver. A biopsy of her old liver may shed light on exactly which ingredient in the supplement made her sick, but according to research, more than 1,000 medications and herbal products have been linked to liver injuries. Doctors ruled out all other possibilities and believe the supplement led to her liver illness.

"I just couldn't believe that a supplement could cause something so life threatening," Goss said.

The NIDDKs Liver Disease Research Branch developed an online resource called LiverTox for information on drug induced liver injury resulting from prescription and over-the-counter drugs as well as from complementary and alternative medicines such as herbals and dietary supplements.

UPDATE: Emily Goss tells NBC 5 she used a supplement called Balance by Alani Nu.

In an emailed statement to NBC 5, the maker of the supplement states:

"We certainly wish the best for Ms. Goss. That said, it would be premature for us to respond to a suggestion that her illness was caused by a specific dietary supplement. Such a suggestion is highly speculative. During our nearly 2 years of operation, we have had no previous similar suggestions involving our customers. Safety of our customers is by far our number one priority. All of our products are manufactured inside a GMP-certified facility. And we partner with a licensed pharmacist in the customization of our supplements. While we take this inquiry very seriously and hope to learn more about the true cause of Ms. Gosss condition, we stand by the safety of our products."

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ADM Expands Solutions Capabilities with Addition of Cutting-Edge Botanical Provider Yerbalatina – Business Wire

CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ADM (NYSE: ADM) announced today that it has acquired Yerbalatina Phytoactives, a pioneering natural plant-based extracts and ingredients manufacturer.

ADM is a global leader in nutrition, and we are proud to be at the cutting edge of many of todays trends, including those toward fortified foods, beverages and supplements that enhance health and come from natural sources. Today, were adding to our ability to meet those important needs for our customers, said Vikram Luthar, president of ADMs Health & Wellness business. Yerbalatinas wide array of natural botanical extracts including organic-certified ingredients combined with their R&D capabilities and market expertise, are exciting additions to our pantry as we continue to build our leadership position in science-based microbiome solutions for human and animal health.

Based in Brazil, Yerbalatina uses proprietary cool-drying technology to transform fruits, vegetables and other plants such as acerola, acai, guarana and green coffee into a wide variety of extracts and ingredients for customers in the food, beverage and health industries. Its range of more than 100 botanical products and solutions includes functional nutrition and health ingredients; organic food colorings; organic powdered fruits; organic vegetable milks; and organic nutritional extracts.

More and more consumers are turning to foods and supplements to help enhance health and wellness, and we are continuing to build a leadership position in that important market segment, said Vince Macciocchi, president of ADMs Nutrition business. The global retail market for foods, beverages and supplements that support health & wellness is estimated at $750 billion, and growing. From prebiotics and probiotics to enzymes, botanical extracts, and nutritional oils, the breadth and depth of our expertise and our portfolio ensure that our customers have everything they need to lead in this space. The addition of Yerbalatina represents yet another tool in our portfolio as we continue to unlock the power of nature to enrich the quality of life.

This acquisition expands ADMs already significant business in Brazil. The company operates an extensive human and animal nutrition business, including an alternative protein production complex in Campo Grande; beverage extracts, bases and compounds production in Manaus and Uberlndia; and 13 animal nutrition facilities. In addition, ADM processes oilseeds at eight locations across Brazil, producing meal and renewable biodiesel, as well as a significant portfolio of consumer oils under the Concordia, Corcovado, ABC and Vitaliv brands. ADM has more than 6,000 employees in Brazil.

Timeline of Recent ADM Health & Wellness Growth Investments


Acquisition of Biopolis, a leading European innovator in probiotics and other health-promoting microbial technologies.

Collaboration with Mayo Clinic to investigate microbial solutions to improve health and wellness.


Acquisition of Protexin, an innovative leader in natural healthcare and probiotic supplements for human, pet and production-animal use

Joint development agreement with Vland Biotech to develop and commercialize animal health enzymes

New enzyme lab in Davis, California.


Acquisition of Yerbalatina Phytoactives

Forward-Looking Statements

Some of the above statements constitute forward-looking statements. ADMs filings with the SEC provide detailed information on such statements and risks, and should be consulted along with this release. To the extent permitted under applicable law, ADM assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements.

About ADM Nutrition

ADM is a world-leading nutrition company with the widest range of specialty ingredients, blends, systems and experience. We move customers from concept to launch faster with sustainable, differentiated products that address their evolving needs. ADM helps our customers create consumer-preferred nutritional solutions through our on-trend and customizable portfolio of natural flavors and colors; an unmatched range of plant-based proteins; industry-leading, science-backed bioactives; as well as specialty ingredients such as hydrocolloids, lecithin, Omega-3 solutions, probiotics, polyols, texturants, soluble fibers and much more. Our talented team also provides consumer insights and intelligence; sensory expertise; culinary creativity; and full product-development services.

About ADM

At ADM, we unlock the power of nature to provide access to nutrition worldwide. With industry-advancing innovations, a complete portfolio of ingredients and solutions to meet any taste, and a commitment to sustainability, we give customers an edge in solving the nutritional challenges of today and tomorrow. Were a global leader in human and animal nutrition and the worlds premier agricultural origination and processing company. Our breadth, depth, insights, facilities and logistical expertise give us unparalleled capabilities to meet needs for food, beverages, health and wellness, and more. From the seed of the idea to the outcome of the solution, we enrich the quality of life the world over. Learn more at http://www.adm.com.

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Nutrition studies: 5 dietary habits for better mental health – Fast Company

Go Mediterranean.A Mediterranean dietvegetables, olive oildependably provides some protection against depression, anxiety, and elderly cognitive decline. If you cant swing Mediterranean, aim for a diet full of fresh fruits, veggies, and grains, which is also associated with higher reported happiness and lower rates of depression. Scientists have no idea why: Most diet research is observational, so the findings are associations and not causations.

If you have a mood disorder such as anxiety and depression, eat carefully. Poor diets are associated with worsening mood disorders.The brain is dependent on nutrients, including lipids, amino acids, vitamins, and minerals, as are gut hormones, neurotransmitters, and microbesso, yes, evidence indicates that bathing your brain and gut in bad food, or too little food, can rock your troubled mood and stress levels into the abyss.

No, superfoods are not a thing. Avocado or pomegranate or acai will not boost your mood. For now, you can ignore touts of specific superfoods altogether, because theres little science supporting them. Common beliefs about the health effects of certain foods are not supported by solid evidence, write the researchers.

Except for B12. All youve heard about the wonders of vitamin B12 is true: Low B12 causes fatigue, lethargy, depression, and poor memory, and is associated with mania and psychosis. Other supplements, such as vitamin D, show inconclusive evidence. The key detail to understand is that many claims are based around deficiencyof a nutrientand most Americans arent truly deficient in these nutrients.

No, you cant treat your ADHD or spectrum disorder with food.Though promising small studies on elimination diets and supplements exist for a variety of disorders, essentially none are long-term, randomized and controlled research. (Placebo groups dont work so well when participants can see exactly what theyre eating.) Many studies are also based on personal reports of mood and behavior, not biomarkers, making them difficult to replicate or draw conclusions from.

The take-home message: Stay tuned. Nutritional psychiatrists have been creating large cohorts for long-term diet studies, which will eventually lead to experimental trials using food as a treatment; eventually, there will probably be clinical trials. Until then, ignore the hype.

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Hemp in good hands for food and beverage companies – Food Dive

Finally, food and beverage manufacturers can use hemp with certainty.

With over 20 years of experience in developing functional ingredients, Applied Food Sciences is now bringing condence to beverage manufacturers looking to include hemp into their formulations. By securing a GRAS determination for their proprietary broad-spectrum hemp extracts, AFS.Hemp is now the rst ingredient of its kind to be recognized as safe for food and beverage applications within the U.S.

The ingredient supplier identies its suite of hemp extracts as "broad-spectrum," which means they contain 0.0% THC but still possess the CBD and other phytocannabinoids, terpenes, and avonoids all found in the original plant. Additionally, Applied Food Sciences produces its ingredients using European hemp varietals sourced from veried EU seed banks. All of AFS.Hemp ingredients are also available as USDA Certied Organic.

'GRAS' is an acronym for Generally Recognized As Safe, and it is a requirement by the FDA. Any ingredient that is intentionally added to food and beverages must be recognized, amongqualied experts, as having been adequately shown to be safe under the conditions of its intended use.

"It is clear that the regulatory pathway for the legal use of CBD and hemp extracts in food and beverages will include the establishment of such ingredients as approved food additives or GRAS," explains Justin Prochnow, Shareholder at Greenberg Traurig, LLP. Greenberg Traurig is a law rm that is deeply experienced in advising and defending clients in the food and beverage industry. Prochnow notes, "AFS has a long history of supplying quality ingredients with self determined GRAS that set AFS apart from other ingredient suppliers."

All manufacturers of hemp products should be aware that in October of 2019, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released its interim nal rules on the regulation of hemp production. The ruling puts pressure on much of the current U.S. hemp supply that is derived from hemp-marijuana hybrid strains that often contain higher amounts of THC than what is permitted.

The most signicant impact on hemp farming is the newly dened sampling procedures, which require law enforcement agencies to collect samples of hemp 15 days prior to harvest. The samples will then be tested by a lab registered with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA). Should any material have a concentration of THC higher than 0.3%, the new rules stipulate that the entire harvest will have to be destroyed.

Supply chain consistency is at a premium during a time when the demand for CBD is so high. The solution, according to Applied Food Sciences, is sourcing from Europe. The EU has veried seed banks that help guarantee consistent and reliable strains of hemp grown with less than 0.3% THC. AFS has partnered with farms that have experience in growing true industrial hemp for decades as opposed to only a few years. Because of this, AFS can put manufacturers' minds at ease with their AFS.Hemp ingredients.

Applied Food Sciences (AFS) has been in the food and nutrition ingredient industry for over 20 years. AFS understands what it takes to safely add an ingredient in food and beverages as well as nutritional supplements.

Applied Food Sciences manufactures AFS.Hemp in a FSMA-certied production facility which adds legitimacy to manufacturing ingredients for food and beverages. Having an NSF certication assures suppliers, retailers, regulators, and consumers that an independent organization has reviewed the product's manufacturing process and determined that the product complies with specic standards for safety, quality, and sustainability. Finally, AFS completes an analytical validation process for every batch of AFS.Hemp assuring that the levels of THC, CBD, phytocannabinoids, heavy metals, pesticides, and microbial content are accurate in the nished product.

AFS.Hemp comes in three unique delivery systems, all standardized to CBD content. While the cost per serving of active CBD is the same across all three products, each ingredient has advantages for any desired formulation.

Contact AFS To qualify and receive samples of AFS.Hemp ingredients, please visit appliedfoods.com/hemp or call 1-800-345-9666.

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Six supplements to aid in muscle recovery and boost energy – Backcountry

When it comes to determining their liquid diet for a day in the skintrack, tourers have historically broken nutritional choices into two categories: pre-ski coffee and post-ski beer. And while the a.m. caffeine kick and aprs libations will always have a place in skiing and riding culture, there are other offerings that can help you fuel for and recover from a long day in the mountains that involve neither the jitters nor a hangover.

Cure claims their hydration mix is as effective as an IV drip, and while it might be hard to corroborate this assertion, its far easier to bring along Cures single-serving four-inch-long packets than an IV bag. Sweaty days can be dehydrating, not just because of water loss, but also because of electrolyte depletion, and Cure aims to help the process of fluid retention with a balance of sodium and glucose that comes from organic coconut water powder, Himalayan sea salt and lemon juice powder. Three flavorslemon, mixed berry and ginger turmericoffer tasty options and are also highly quaffable when mixed with hot water. $20 (pack of 14), curehydration.com

What you eat and drink before you hit the skintrack can be just as important as your nutrition during and after a long day in the mountains. Enter Salt Lake City, Utah-based Gnarly Nutritions Pre Workout supplement, designed to help with stamina during a tour and muscle recovery afterward. This energy-packed mix includes caffeine and ginseng (also available in a caffeine-free version) to give your step some extra pep, while the beta-alanine, an amino acid, aims to stave off muscle fatigue for when the sun starts to wane. A dose of citrulline malate, another amino acid, is also included to help with muscle recovery over winters long haul. The strawberry lemonade flavor is outstanding. $38 (14 oz. tub), gognarly.com

It can be hard to remember to hydrate during winter, especially if cold temperatures and unwieldy mittens make mining through a pack for a water bottle inconvenient. So when you do stop, its important to have a drink that can make an impact. Quick energy and a boost in hydration is Skratch Labs goal with their Sport Hydration Mix, which incorporates sodium, potassium, magnesium and calcium to enhance water absorption, plus cane sugar combined with natural sugars from real fruits to keep energy levels at their peak. Flavors include a host of not-too-sweet fruit optionslemon/lime, orange, strawberry, passion fruit and fruit punchand a matcha and lemon flavor that offers a 16 mg/serving jolt of caffeine. $20 (1 lb. bag), skratchlabs.com

Not just for flapjacks and French toast, maple sugar, one of just three ingredients in Vermont-based UnTappeds Ginger Mapleaid, provides a shot of energy during long workouts without the additives or fake sugar frequently included in energy drinks. In addition to including calcium, manganese, riboflavin, zinc and potassium that help the body maintain energy and recover quickly, maple sugar also has a low glycemic index, meaning it wont spike glucose levels, providing more sustained energy than other sugars do. This mixs real ginger adds extra zip and can aid in digestion when trail food gets the upper hand, and a dash of sea salt balances the sugar and helps replace electrolytes. Ginger Mapleaid makes an excellent hot drink, too. $25 (1 lb. bag), untapped.cc

Sleep might seem like down time, but just because your legs arent moving doesnt mean your bodys not working. With Ascents Micellar Casein, the wee hours run double duty for muscle rejuvenation. Micellar casein, a dairy protein, is slow digesting, meaning it releases proteins over a longer time than the average whey protein thats commonly taken directly after a workout. So while youre dozing, Ascents casien aims to repair and strengthen tired legs over a five- to six-hour period. Its thicker than whey, so Ascent suggests using more liquid for shakes or making a bedtime pudding snack with almond milk or even a dollop of peanut butter, so dessert can be yummy and a part of recovery. Flavors include chocolate, vanilla andour choicechocolate peanut butter. $40 (2 lb. bag), ascentprotein.com

For those who are diary-free or just keen on plant-based supplements, Gnarly Nutritions Vegan Plant Protein is designed to take the place of whey when consumed post-workout to help with muscle repair and recovery. A higher carbohydrate count than traditional milk-based proteins is intended to help enhance recovery after longer endurance-style missions, while pea proteina complete protein containing all essential amino acids (BCAAs)helps repair muscle fibers. When mixed with water, this vegan treat boasts a smooth texturelighter and less dense than a whey shakeand comes in chocolate and vanilla so you can treat yourselfand your legsto some tasty healing action before diving into traditional aprs drinks. $60 (1.8 lb. container), gognarly.com

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Celtic Wind: Leading the way in the hemp industry for a sustainable future – Health Europa

At Celtic Wind we created the tagline working towards a sustainable future as we truly believe that we are creating a sustainable business to lead the way in the hemp industry.

The industrial hemp plant has many uses and Celtic Wind plans to capitalise on all of them, creating no waste of any of the plant parts creating health food supplements, natural fibres for industries and wood core for building and bedding products.

We use no chemicals in any of these processes and if we have any waste it is returned to the field from which the crop came from to replenish the nutrients and complete a fully natural crop cycle.

The companys founders have been working with hemp since 2009 and registered the business in 2012 with a view to bringing the hemp industry to Ireland and be a globally traded business.

Creating jobs and making a difference to the economy and the environment, the 2019 crop of 500 acres will capture during its growth cycle over 1650 tons of carbon from the atmosphere this season. This is equivalent to the carbon produced in over 220 American households every year.

We understand the plant and how it performs in different conditions and reintroducing old natural farming techniques in order to produce a unique range of natural products. We have also created our own supply chain which we call seed to shelf meaning we are in full control of all of our own raw materials and manage everything from putting the seed into the ground all the way through to the finished bottle on the shelf giving our customers total confidence in Celtic Wind.

By introducing old farming techniques like meadow planting, this allows Celtic Wind to grow a natural crop without the use of agrichemicals, leaving a boundary around the field to ensure that wildlife can come back to protect the crop, encouraging white butterflies, ladybirds and bees which all play a role in maintaining a healthy crop by controlling disease and infestations naturally.

This is an industry that can no longer be overlooked with all the benefits it brings. It creates jobs, it protects the environment and gives us clean natural raw materials to work with. As this is all produced locally it would cut down the impact on transportation of goods and mining for resources, thereby reducing our global carbon footprint overall.

If we would take the decision to switch 40% of the worlds agricultural crop to hemp over the next five years this would have a positive fundamental impact to local economies and environments, therefore contributing to the global community.

However industrial hemp is known to be one of the toughest agricultural crops in the world to deal with, standing over 12 feet tall with natural fibres that can be as strong as steel and can cause real problems for modern machinery. To harvest and process this crop correctly you need a lot of heavy-duty machinery and infrastructure and this is still certainly lacking in the UK and Ireland. This is one area that has really held the whole industry back; support for infrastructure and clearer regulations is required as most countries tend to make their own legislative changes on industrial hemp.

Legislative guidelines require that owing to hemps relationship to the cannabis plant, industrial hemp must be below 0.2% THC when tested in the field. However, regulations state that not one milligram of THC or any other controlled substance may be found in the finished product. We are heavily regulated in this industry by government bodies such as the HPRA, FSAI, HSE and the Department of Agriculture and of course Celtic Wind products comply with all EU and US legislation.

Celtic Wind have had to create their own infrastructure, as there are limitations on harvesting hemp seed. We only have eight hours from when we start to harvest before the seed would spoil and turn rancid which means Celtic Wind only harvest approximately 100 km from the facility to ensure we can protect and stabilise the crop within this time limit harvest to storage within eight hours.

This also allows for full traceability; if you pick up a Celtic Wind product and read the batch number on the side of the bottle it will tell you the day that crop was sown, the date it was harvested and every station in the processing facility that it passed through on its way to the shelf.

Celtic Wind carries out all its processing and operations in Ireland and Northern Ireland where it employs a team of 18 and the company has also started employing personnel in the UK and the US.

At Celtic Wind even though we work with an ancient crop we embrace modern technology in order to help us make the most out of hemp. We use drone technology to take readings from the crop to inform and indicate yield, detect disease and provide solutions for this.

We are pushing the boundaries in agri-science and biotechnologies with our crop monitoring system especially for hemp and new product development areas. All of this combined gives Celtic Wind the ability to produce a wide range of products for different industries. We have just extended our ingestible range with three new capsule products called Synergy, added a pet care range and coming soon is the Natural Skincare range, again 100% Irish, fully natural and traceable. Further applications of the raw materials will include eco-friendly building materials such as natural fibre insulation and structure-forming wood core products for the sustainable building industry.

Hemp really is an amazing plant and has an amazing future in this country. Its fully sustainable. Has the ability to provide food, clothing and shelter. Its the way forward for business and industry alike and we at Celtic Wind aim to be leading this change here in Ireland, and beyond.

Paul McCourtCEO & FounderCeltic Wind Crops+ 353 1 678 0804 paul@celticwindcrops.eu celticwindcrops.com

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Protein Supplement Market Growth and Industry Perspective, Comprehensive Analysis Forecast To 2027 | Abbott Laboratories, AMCO Proteins, CytoSport,…

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5 Drivers Of The Correlated Growth Of Cannabis, Herbal Medicine – Yahoo Finance

In the past 20 years, cannabis went from an illegal substance to a $1-billionindustry with virtually unlimited growth potential.

Legal cannabis sales reached $10.3 billion in 2018, according to New Frontier Data, a cannabis research firm.

When cannabis was taking its first baby steps, herbal medicine was already a consolidated industry.

In 1996, when California became the first U.S. state to register legal cannabis sales, the market for herbal medicine in the U.S. was already worth $4 billion.

Although herbal medicine didnt experience the exponential growth of cannabis, it has been growing steadily for the past 25 years and is gaining momentum.

A market report from the American Botanical Council states that the U.S. market for herbal medicine has more than doubled since 1996, peaking at $8.842 billion in 2018.

Natural Products, Herbal Medicine And Cannabis

The field of herbal medicine is crossed by many sectors and disciplines, so nomenclatures change according to the source. Botanical products, natural products, herbal medicines and dietary supplements are used interchangeably in some cases, but can have different contextual meanings.

In the simplest of terms, a natural product is a small molecule that is produced by a biological source, according toa book on natural drug discovery by Juergen Krause and Gailene Tobin.

"Natural products are considered those formulated without artificial ingredientsthat are minimally processed, according to the Natural Product Association, and include natural and organic foods, dietary supplements, pet foods, health and beauty products [and]'green'cleaning supplies.

Daniel Fabricant, Ph.D, the Natural Product Association's CEO and president, told Benzinga that herbal medicine products comprise 25-30% of the market for natural products.

Stefan Gafner, Ph.D, the chief science officer atthe American Botanical Council, said definitions for these terms are always a bone of contention. We asked how he would define herbal medicine.

I see it as a way of people treating themselves with botanicals. So basically, its taking care of your health needs with botanicals.

A product can be considered herbal medicine when it includes any part of a plant, like leaves, stems, flowers, roots or seeds.

These products can be sold raw or as extracts, in which the plant is macerated with water, alcoholor other solvents in order to extract their active chemicals.

If a botanical product undergoes synthetic isolation, it ceases to be herb, though it can still qualify as a natural product.

By these definitions, cannabis products can be described as natural products, herbal medicine or both.

Flower buds, tinctures and some forms of whole plant extracts fall into the herbal medicine category. Isolated CBD products do not, yet they can be considered natural products, since theyre plant-derived.

FDA Regulation On Herbal Medicine, Cannabis

Although industry professionals have come up with their own definitions, they dont necessarily coincide with FDA regulations. Herbs were first regulated by the FDA with the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act of 1994 (DSHEA), and included in the category of dietary supplements, along with vitamins, minerals, amino acids, enzymesand others.

The main difference between a drug and a dietary supplement is that dietary supplements cannot claim to treat, diagnose, cureor alleviate the effects of diseases.

Drugs can make these claims, and need to demonstrate safety and efficacy to obtain premarket FDA approval. Dietary products do not need FDA approval to be sold.

Cannabis products are, in simplest terms, botanical products.

"Botanical products, depending on the circumstances, may be regulated as drugs, cosmetics, dietary supplementsor foods," according to FDA guidance.

Under FDA definitions, CBD products could theoretically fit in the dietary supplements category. Yet products containing CBD and THC cannot be marketed as dietary supplements under FDA regulations because of the drug exclusion clause in the Food, Drug and Cosmetics Act.

Herbal Medicine In The Western World

Herbal medicine was synonymous with medicine until the development of modern pharmacology.

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In 1890, 59% of U.S. pharmaceutical products were herbal products. Many traditional, indigenous and folkloric herbal treatments were replaced by synthesized drugs in the western world by the beginning of the 20th century.

This type of medicine has prevailed in many other parts of the world.

There are places around the globe where herbal medicine is the primary source of health care, in part because people do not have access to any other treatment, in part because of their cultural background, saidthe American Botanical Council's Gartner.

According to a 2008 report on herbal medicine use in Nigeria, the average cost of developing a new pharmaceutical drug exceeds $800 million.

A 2016 study puts this price at between $2 to $3 billion. This is partly the reason why herbal medicine continues to thrive in developing nationswhere economic limitations make it extraordinarily difficultto access or develop pharmaceutical-grade products.

Eighty percent of African populations use some form of traditional herbal medicine, according to the World Health Organization. Herbal medicine is also one of the main components of traditional Chinese Medicine and Ayurveda, the medical tradition of the Indian subcontinent.

In the past decade, the use of herbal medicine has been rising in rich and developed countries as well.

What Are The Common Drivers OfHerbal Medicine, Cannabis Growth?

Although cannabis and herbal medicines are regulated by the FDA,both industries share many traits that juxtapose from a consumer perspective.

Cannabis can be considered a type of herbal medicine by many standards, and many cannabis products are certainly marketed that way.

Not only is the growth of both industries rooted in similar causes, but its the intersection of the two that has caused them to mutually influence consumer demand.

The Natural Product Association's Fabricant agrees with this interpretation.

I think it goes both ways. On one side, people go well, look, [cannabis] is just another herbal product, and we use herbal products very safely, very routinely in this country. And then the other way, by virtue of [legalization], people go well, OK, I'm using CBD, but I also want to try this botanical now because I'm using CBD. I think there's an intersection of the two.

Although cannabis might be a juggernaut on its own, as Fabricant said, it is a natural product, and part of its success is motivated by audiences considering it a natural alternative to other forms of medicine and intoxication.

Natural Products Are Perceived As Healthier

This change in consumer perception is grounded in the idea that products coming from natural sources are healthier than those made in laboratories.

This idea does not have the full backing of rigorous science, but is part of a broader vision of leaning towardsustainability and the rejection ofchemical products.

Look, people drive Priuses, right? People want to get off of petroleum dependence. There are drivers in that regard, that I think are significant, Fabricant said.

A Disbelief In Conventional Drugs

The use of herbs for medicinal purposes has been documented by many cultures and civilizations for over 5,000 years, with minimal adverse effects.

As a general rule, plants that have caused sustained harms to individuals have already been removed from practice.

The American Botanical Council'sGafner said Western populations have become disillusioned with the results offered by conventional Western medicine and the pharmaceutical industry.

People may not have had the benefits that they expected, or they may have had adverse events, or they may be afraid of adverse events.

A study published in the Journal of Applied Pharmaceutical Science states that adverse or side effects from synthetic drugs are behind about 8% of hospital admissions in the United States and cause approximately 100,000 deaths each year.

Although synthesized products can offer consistency and more double-blind, placebo-controlled, peer-reviewed testing, a natural or herbal alternative is perceived by many consumers today as healthier.

Whole Plant Medicine Is Gaining Momentum

Fabricant highlighted the CBD industrys dichotomy between whole plant extracts and CBD isolate.

This division is merely the expression of the pharmaceutical drugs vs. herbal medicine conundrumwithin the cannabis industry, he said.

'Self Care Is Here To Stay'

Many people are taking some of the practices traditionally associated with institutionalized health care into their own hands, Fabricant said.

People take pride and pleasure in gathering information and applying it to their own health.

While medicine was seen in the past as a way to cure the sick, many products today are used to maintain or improve health in already healthy populations, he said.

I think we're seeing the concept of self-care is really here to stay. People want control of their health care. They don't want to feel like the only way they can put something in their body is by getting a prescription from their doctor, Fabricant said.

Dealing With Stress

Finally, one of the largest sales increases seen in this sector comes from adaptogens, which are substances used to reduce stress.

In Gafner's view, overworked lifestyles are making us look for natural ways of coping with the rising stresses of everyday life.

Fabricant also believes that cultural, socio-economic and self-imposed pressures toward productivity are causing individuals to seek out new alternatives to maintain health in an increasingly unhealthy environment.

Scientific Evidence and Consistency: A Shared Challenge

Both the cannabis and herbal medicine industries currently face the difficult task of obtaining scientific consensus behind their efficacy in medical treatment.

Some plants, like gingko or echinacea, are backed by dozens of studies proving theirefficacy, Gafner said.

As opposed to synthesized drugs, which provide stable parameters of measurement, herbal remedies can show a lot of variations.

If you look at echinacea, there's three different species that are used. Sometimes people use the root, sometimes people use the flowering top. Sometimes they use a press [extract], sometimes they use an alcohol extract. So then comparing the data becomes very difficult.

The problem of chemical inconsistency also exists in supply chain and retail, where herbal products and cannabis have a harder time proving their compositions than synthesized drugs, as chemical compositions of plants can vary depending on environmental reasons and genetic alterations.

Today, consumers are exploring the market in search of healthier ways of achieving and maintaining health.

Cannabis and herbal medicine might still be far behind Big Pharma in terms of scientific evidence. But this isnt stopping consumers from expressing their voice: a desire for new, natural and sustainable approaches to health care.

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Oversight needed for safety of nutritional supplements Experts – Ghana Business News

While the vast majority of over-the-counter nutritional and herbal supplements are safe unless they are consumed in large quantities not all of them deliver on their promised benefits.

Researchers say that the $40 billion per year dietary supplement industry, which covers tens of thousands of products, exists on the offer of some health benefit.

While many deliver, there is little beyond anecdotal evidence for their efficacy, experts say.

When it comes to their health, everybody is looking for a silver bullet, Martin J. Ronis, a professor of pharmacology at LSU School of Medicine in New Orleans, told UPI. And that silver bullet doesnt really exist.

Supplements covers a broad range of products from vitamins like multi-vitamin, vitamin C and D tablets to herbal products like ginseng, touted for its energy-boosting benefits, and St. Johns Wart, billed as a natural anti-depressant. Theres also products like melatonin, which is used as a sleep aid, and fish oil, which has been linked with improved heart health.

A wide array of herbal products with roots in Asian and Native American cultures, and supplements advertised on TV and sold online, also promises to help with weight loss and boost energy. And an increasing number of CBD-based products that have surging in use, particularly as states relax laws cannabis laws.

Currently, all of these products fall under the auspices of the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act of 1994, or DSHEA, which some experts believe provides inadequate oversight, both in terms of ingredients and safety and effectiveness.

The law effectively exempts many supplements from review by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and some accuse the federal agency of being lax in exercising the enforcement power it does have.

Unfortunately, there are several weaknesses in the (DSHEA) that prevent consumers from being able to trust that a product sold as an over-the-counter supplement is safe, Pieter Cohen, an associate professor of medicine at Harvards Cambridge Health Alliance and co-author of a recently published commentary in the New England Journal of Medicine, told UPI.

And this problem is amplified by the FDA not enforcing the law the agency permits products they know to be adulterated to remain on store shelves. Furthermore, the few times that FDA does try to remove adulterated products, their enforcement is inadequate and adulterated supplements continue to be widely available.

Not all supplements are bad, unsafe or ineffective.

Cohen said he routinely recommends vitamins and minerals for specific conditions, such as iron supplements for those who are anemic.

But Ronis noted that, with few exceptions, vitamin and mineral supplementation is rarely necessary in places like the United States because most people here get sufficient amounts of them in their diet, assuming they have healthy, well-balanced eating habits.

Though many of these vitamins and minerals are found in the foods we eat, consuming more of them may not be a good thing, Ronis said. He cited the extreme example of an August 2017 study in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, which found that high doses of vitamin B6 and/or B12 actually increased the risk for lung cancer in men overall and even more in men who smoked.

Another example, said Peter Cogan, an associate professor of pharmaceutical sciences at Regis University in Denver, is prescription cannabidiol.

Though not technically a dietary supplement according to federal definitions, yet treated like one by the states and possessed of all the attributes of any other herbal supplement, take a look at the side effects reported for prescription cannabidiol and compare them to those acknowledged by any vendor of CBD oil, Cogan said.

Cogan notes that CBD was marketed heavily before clinical trial results were known publicly, and the industry has continued to expand while acknowledging potential side effects including sleep issues and increased risk for infection.

What would we find if we subjected all dietary supplements to such assessments? Cogan asked.

Some supplement manufacturers have taken the step to bolster the credibility of their products by applying for, and receiving, USP certification of their composition.

USP, a non-profit that develops standards for drugs and other compounds, essentially certifies that these products contain the ingredients, and in the exact amounts, as noted on their labeling.

Ronis said that this step is better than nothing, but that it doesnt provide the same assurances that large clinical trials testing the safety and effectiveness of these products in large populations of patients would.

If a supplement is certified by a top-notch program it simply confirms that what is listed on the label is actually what is in the bottle, said Cohen, who added that he hopes Congress will address shortcomings in DSHEA when it returns from holiday recess. No certification program, that I am aware of, provides consumers with assurance that the product works as advertised or that the product is safe.

So what should people looking into nutritional or herbal supplement do, particularly given that some of these products may provide health benefits?

Talk to your doctor before taking anything, Ronis said. Better yet, talk to a nutritionist who has expertise in supplements.

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Today is the shortest day of the year, and that lack of sunlight can be harmful – West Central Tribune

And in our northern climate, winter isnt heralded by the slow march of mythical White Walkers (unless you consider the shadowy, bundled-up, ice-clad people hurrying from the parking lot to their homes during winter storms) but by the darkest day of the year.

When the Northern Hemisphere is at its farthest point away from the sun, this marks the beginning of astronomical winter. Every year on the Winter Solstice, we see the least amount of sunlight because of the Earth's tilt.

While the limited amount of daylight can be an annoyance, health practitioners also highlight possible risks to a person's bodily health, as a lack of sunlight creates a vitamin D deficiency.

During the 2019 Winter Solistice, the amount of darkness will depend on the Earth's tilt. iStock/Special to The Forum

Sunlight is key in your bodys natural production of vitamin D3. According to health.harvard.edu, the sun's ultraviolet B rays turn a chemical in your skin into vitamin D3, which is carried to your liver and then to your kidneys before it transforms to active vitamin D. In fact, the National Center for Biotechnology Information and U.S. National Library of Medicine published a 2012 study where vitamin D was referred to as "the sunlight vitamin".

Vitamin D promotes calcium absorption, helping to maintain adequate serum calcium and phosphate concentrations to optimize mineralization of bone, said Amanda Nack, senior dietitian at Sanford in Fargo. Vitamin D also plays an important role in cell growth, immune function, and reducing inflammation.

In laymens terms, a lack of vitamin D can create conditions for brittle bones and cancer cell growth.

Without adequate vitamin D intake, over time bone health can be negatively affected as bones may become weak and brittle, increasing the risk for osteomalacia and osteoporosis in adults, and rickets in children, Nack said.

In fact, vitamin Ds role in regulating cell growth becomes vital when the body is threatened by unrestrained cell multiplication that characterizes cancer, according to health.harvard.edu. Nack echoed these recent findings.

Epidemiologic data suggests adequate vitamin D intake may play an important role in reducing risk of breast, colon and prostate cancer, Nack said.

Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator Jenny Bednar at Essentia in Fargo says vitamin D deficiency can be painful. People who lack vitamin D may feel fatigued, lethargic or depressed. Others may feel "pain in their bones" and experience frequent illness. Others who lack vitamin D may gain weight or suffer from hair loss.

So are we all doomed to an inevitable brittle bone, pale and generally gloomy existence as the Earth slowly turns in favor of the sunlight?

Fortunately for us, Nack provides suggestions of foods to add to your diet to ensure an adequate daily dosage of vitamin D.

Besides sunlight, Sanford Senior Dietician's Amanda Nack says food sources like eggs, raw milk and salmon can increase vitamin D intake. iStock/ Special to The Forum

Vitamin D is found in foods like salmon, tuna, mackerel, sardines, cheese, egg yolks and beef liver, she said. There are a variety of foods that are fortified with vitamin D, including ready-to-eat breakfast cereals, cows milk, soy milk, oat milk, almond milk and some brands of orange juice and yogurt.

Before changing your diet or reaching for supplements, Nack shares the recommended dietary allowances for vitamin D.

Children, ages 0 to 12 months need 400 International Units (IU) a day

Children, ages 1 to 18 years need 600 IU a day

Adults, ages 18 to 70 years also need 600 IU a day

Senior citizens, ages 70 years or older need 800 IU a day

People should consult their primary health professional to figure out their ideal daily dosage of vitamin D.

But for some groups of people with certain dietary restrictions or health issues, supplements or simulated sun lamps which can stimulate the body's D3 production, may be their only option during the short winter days.

Breastfed infants, older adults, people with limited sun exposure, irritable bowel syndrome, or a history of gastric bypass surgery may be at increased risk for inadequate intake or absorption of vitamin D, Nack said.

He also identifies those with a milk allergy, lactose intolerance or follow an ovo-vegetarian or vegan diet could be vitamin D deficient. People wondering about their vitamin D intake can evaluate their current health needs with a physician or registered dietitian. These health professionals will be able to provide guidance if changing your winter diet or adding a supplement can help.

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Consistent multivitamin use positively associated with adequate intake of micronutrients: Study – NutraIngredients-usa.com

Micronutrient insufficiency and clinical deficiency are more common in middle-aged to older adults, and multivitamin use has been shown beneficial in this population. To gain insight into this demographic, researchers assessed contributions of sporadic and consistent multivitamin use compared to micronutrient intakes as well as associated nutritional biomarkers among middle-aged to older adults based on weight.

Researchers at theGeorge Mason Universityexamined multivitamin use in relation to usual nutrient intakes and nutritional biomarkers in American adults age 51 years, classified by obesity status.

The study, published in the Journal of Dietary Supplements, was led by Taylor C. Wallace, PhD, CFS, FACN, adjunct professor in the Department of Nutrition and Food Studies at George Mason University and CEO at the Think Healthy Group.

The study used combined data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) from years 20072008, 20092010, 20112012, and 20132014 to analyze micronutrient intake that was self-reported. The study defined dietary supplements as nutrients that provide 100% of the recommended dietary allowance (RDA), or adequate intake (AI) if no RDA was available, for nine or more vitamins and minerals with established dietary reference intakes (DRIs).

The sample size included 9,901 participants who were 51 years of age, had provided 24 hour dietary intake data, and had complete demographic and anthropometric data. Nutrient biomarkers such as red blood cells, iron, B12, and selenium was also used to make assessments.

Dietary intake and biomarker data were analyzed by weight status (nonobese and obese)per body mass index (BMI).

The frequency of multivitamin use was broken down into three groups: 0 days (nonconsumers), 115 days (sporadic consumers), and 16 days (regular consumers).

Researchers concluded that a portion of the US population aged 51 years experiences nutritional inadequacies, and obesity may somewhat influence and/or contribute to these shortfalls. Sporadic and consistent multivitamin use is associated with more middle-aged to older adults meeting nutritional requirements for most micronutrients, regardless of weight status. Non-obese and obese users of multivitamins were more likely to avoid clinical deficiencies for vitamins B6, B12, and D. The study reports that multivitamins may be increasingly useful for older adults who are obese, as their requirements for vitamins B6 and D may be higher than the established dietary reference intakes (DRIs). The study suggests age-specific multivitamins may serve as a practical means to increase micronutrient status and decrease vitamin deficiency in the middle-aged to older population, particularly those who are obese.

"There has been a lot of scientific commentary (absent of data) suggesting that consumers use multivitamins to compensate for poor dietary habits. The data in this study (among others) suggests exactly the opposite that supplements are used by consumers as part of a healthy lifestyle and not as a compensation," Dr. Wallace told NutraIngredients-USA.

The Council for Responsible Nutrition Consumer Survey on Dietary Supplements recently revealed the highest overall dietary supplement usage to date. Underscoring the vital role supplementation plays in the lives of most Americans, the survey found that 77% of Americans report they consume dietary supplements. Despite the health benefits, most people pay out-of-pocket.

The results of this study bolster the argument for getting multivitamins covered by Health Savings Accounts and Flexible Spending Accounts. "To me, this studys findings (among others) imply that multivitamins should be covered by FSA/HSA plans," Dr. Wallace told us.

Currently, nutritional supplements are only be eligible for reimbursement with a FSA, HSA, and HRA with a Letter of Medical Necessity from a doctor. Certain vitamins, such as glucosamine, chondroitin and prenatal vitamins are eligible for FSA, HSA and HRA reimbursement with no restrictions.


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New Year goal: hit the gym, eat healthy. What could spoil it? Dodgy supplements and weak regulation – Economic Times

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New Year goal: hit the gym, eat healthy. What could spoil it? Dodgy supplements and weak regulation - Economic Times

Hot Peppers May Be the Spice of (Long) Life and Healthy Heart – MedPage Today

Eating more chili peppers is linked to lower risk of dying, researchers found in a Mediterranean cohort study.

People who ate chili peppers regularly had less mortality over a median 8.2 years compared to peers who didn't eat them or only rarely did so. This was observed after adjustment for age, sex, and caloric intake:

Notably, cancer deaths weren't lower with more consumption of chili peppers, according to investigators led by Marialaura Bonaccio, PhD, of IRCCS Neuromed in Pozzilli, Italy, reporting in the Dec. 24 issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

The lower risk of total and CVD death was independent of CVD risk factors or adherence to a Mediterranean diet in the large adult Mediterranean population studied. The researchers said this supports "the notion that minor dietary changes, such as adding chilies to usual diet, could be valuable measures for improving health, especially cardiovascular health, independent of overall diet quality."

Yet J. David Spence, MD, of the Stroke Prevention and Atherosclerosis Research Centre in London, Ontario, advocated caution in an accompanying editorial.

"Should we all begin taking tablets of capsaicin and dousing our food with hot sauce? The history of food supplements suggests that we should wait for randomized trials," he wrote. He cited a 2018 meta-analysis showing that only folic acid and vitamin B complex supplements can be tied to reduced CVD or stroke risk.

"What appears to be most beneficial is the eating pattern, rather than any one food. The Mediterranean diet, which is high in whole grains, fruits, vegetables, and legumes, is high in beneficial phytochemicals. Because it is a 'mainly vegetarian diet,' the Mediterranean diet is also low in cholesterol and saturated fat. As the fat intake is high (40% of calories from fat, mainly olive oil), the diet also has a low glycemic index," Spence noted.

"Thus, adopting the Cretan Mediterranean diet would be much more likely to reduce cardiovascular risk than adding Tabasco sauce to the unhealthy American diet."

The prospective Moli-sani Study had 22,811 men and women randomly recruited from Molise, Italy. Mortality data were retrieved from an Italian mortality registry and validated by death certificates.

Participants had their chili pepper intake estimated by a food frequency questionnaire, with regular consumption defined as four times a week or more.

Overall, the findings of the Mediterranean cohort study showed a greater risk reduction attributed to chili peppers than reported before, according to Spence.

A Chinese study from 2015 reported that eating spicy food almost daily was associated with a 14% reduction of total mortality and a 22% reduction of death from ischemic heart disease. Similarly, there was a 13% drop in total mortality associated with hot chili pepper consumption in a 2017 analysis of the U.S. National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey.

"Health benefits of chili peppers have been ascribed to capsaicin, its major pungent compound, which has been observed to favorably improve cardiovascular function and metabolic regulation in experimental and population studies. In addition to its anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties and atheroprotective effects, capsaicin reportedly induces apoptosis of the tumor cells," the authors noted.

However, none of the biological mechanisms they tested were able to explain the health benefits associated with chilies.

"Established biomarkers of CVD did not substantially modify the relation between chili pepper and mortality, although a marginal role was played by serum vitamin D levels and biomarkers of lipid metabolism, explaining 6.1% and 5.3% of the association with all-cause mortality, respectively," the authors wrote.

On the other hand, hypertension did interact with the relationship such that the purported survival benefit of chili peppers appeared stronger in people without high blood pressure (P=0.021 for interaction).

The observational nature of the study meant the investigators could not draw causal conclusions from their results and that the data may be subject to residual confounding despite statistical adjustment.

Bonaccio and colleagues had found that, among other baseline differences, regular chili pepper eaters were more likely to be men and slightly older. They also tended to report higher educational level and occupation, have a higher prevalence of CVD risk factors, and better adhere to the Mediterranean diet.

The study was funded by research grants from Pfizer, the Italian Ministry of University and Research, Instrumentation Laboratory, the Italian Ministry of Health, the Italian Association for Cancer Research, and the European Commission Seventh Framework Programme.

Bonaccio was supported by a Fondazione Umberto Veronesi Fellowship.

Spence is a consultant for Amgen and Orphan Technologies, is an officer of Vascularis, and has received lecture fees from Pfizer and Bristol-Myers Squibb.


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A Healthier New Year Starts in the Gut – WholeFoods Magazine

As we enter a new year and the beginning of a new decade, theres no better time to make sure your digestive health aisle is well-stocked: Products that heal and nourish the gut are likely the helping hand your customers will need to achieve all their health resolutions in 2020. The composition of the gut microbiome influences every aspect of our physiology and regulatory processes, which affects not only digestive health but also systemic health and ones risk for developing diseases, asserts Samantha Ford, Business Development Director, AIDP Inc.

Indeed, over the past decade, study after study has uncovered new ways that the trillions of bacteria in the gut can influence everything from nutrition absorption to hormone balance to protection against pathogens like the flu virus. People typically consider probiotics for digestive health. However, based on scientific research it is becoming increasingly clear that they have other health benefits as well, notes Andrew G. Swick, M.S., Ph.D., Chief Scientific Officer, Life Extension. A healthy gut microbiome promotes healthy immunity, metabolism, mood, heart, liver and other organ systems.

All told, this growing awareness of the microbiome has the digestive health market booming, and it stands to soar even higher in the coming decade: A report by Grand View Research Inc. projects global sales of digestive health products will reach $57.5 billion by 2025a big jump from the $31.2 billion of 2017 (1). Significant growth is anticipated in the digestive health category, affirms Hank Cheatham, Vice President, Daiwa Health Development. With the awareness of the connection between gut health, overall health and cognitive function as well as athletic performance, growth seems to be a sure thing. In addition, researchers have only just begun to identify methodology to define a healthy microbiome; as this investigation evolves, growth in the market will occur, not only in personalized medicine, but overall.

That said, its not just probiotics and other microbiome-nourishing supplements fueling the market. Theres also a big opportunity to gain loyal customers who are dealing with specific digestive complaints like IBS, GERD and leaky gut and want to avoid the side effects and costs associated with traditional OTC and prescription treatments. According to the Natural Marketing Institutes (NMI)/Nielsens recently published report Opportunities in Digestive Health, 37% of consumers consider themselves to be managing some type of digestive health issue, Cheatham notes. People look to digestive remedies to help with the side effects of unhealthy diets and stressful lifestyles.

To help you navigate this increasingly flooded market so you can point your customers in the right direction to optimize their health, we tapped leading industry insiders for the low-down on the most promising new trends and technological advances in probiotics and microbiome support, as well as the research-backed natural options for the most common digestive concerns.

A study published in the journal Frontiers in Pharmacology posited that if everyone in the U.S. took probiotics, health care payers would save an estimated $373 million in medical bills and sick days would be reduced by 54.5 million, saving the economy approximately $1.4 billion per year in medical costs and lost productivity (2). And thats just savings associated with probiotics immune-boosting ability to fend off respiratory tract infections that cause cold and flu-like symptoms in healthy individuals.

With recent scientific advances, probiotics for obesity, dental health, diabetes and even heart disease could become a reality over the next decade. A wide variety of probiotic strains are being investigated for viability in specific health areas, such as oral health, mood/cognitive support, cholesterol management and more, notes Sam Michini, Vice President of Marketing & Strategy, Deerland Probiotics & Enzymes. Condition-specific action and support is the future of probiotics.

Dr. Swick agrees. With advancing technology, scientists have been able to select specific strains of organisms to accomplish precise tasks. Here, just a few strains shown to deliver targeted benefits that are already on the market:

Immune support. More than 70% of your immune system is in your gut, says Dr. Swick. He recommends a probiotic blend like Life Extensions Immune Support that combines B. lactis BS01, L. plantarum LP01, L. plantarum LP02, L. rhamnosus LR04, and L. rhamnosus LR05, which have been demonstrated to promote a healthy immune response.

Mood support. Experts estimate that up to 90% of the bodys serotonin is produced in the gut. Clinical and pre-clinical studies indicate that gut microbes can support mood and behavior by affecting the gut-brain axis, a complex communication network that links your gut with your brain, explains Dr. Swick, noting that innovative probiotic strains, L.helveticus Rosell-52 and B. longum Rosell-17, which are found in Life Extensions Florassist Mood Improve, are particularly helpful here: In two randomized controlled trials, study participants given these strains reported significant mood, stress response and emotional balance support as compared to placebo.

Also of interest for women who are pregnant or have recently given birth: The probiotic strain Lactobacillus rhamnosus HN001 is backed by clinical data in mood and anxiety support post-partum, says Ford. AIDPs Actazin in combination with HN001 has been shown to fuel the growth by as much as 140% in-vitro.

Fitness performance: Our spore-forming probiotic strain, Bacillus subtilis DE111, has the science to show its viability in fitness and athletic achievement, notes Michini. He points to a recent study published in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research that showed DE111, in conjunction with adequate post-workout nutrition, produced statistically significant improvements in the reduction of body fat percentage, and a strong trend indicating improved performance of the deadlift exercise (3.) In a separate study, DE111 was also found to promote tissue recovery and reduce the likelihood of injury.Weight management.Studies have suggested that there is an association between gut bacterial diversity and body weight, notes Dr. Swick. While specific strains are still being investigated, L. rhamnosus and L. gasseri show great promise in preliminary studies.

Whether your customers are shopping for a general health probiotic or a benefit-specific one, its better to focus on getting a diverse mix of bacteria strains rather the quantity or number of live active cultures, advises Neil E. Levin, CCN, DANLA, Senior Nutrition Education Manager, NOW Foods. Diversity and variety are important for gut health. A healthy gut will have no fewer than 50 to 100 probiotic strains present and that amount is actually at the low end of whats required. He notes that NOW Foods generally provides between at least 8 to 10 strains in their probiotic formulas to help foster this diversity.

Diversity can also be achieved by combining targeted strains found in a supplement along with probiotic food sources like yogurt, kimchi, kombucha and kefir, as well as functional snacks enriched with heat-resistant microbes like Kerrys spore-forming probiotic GanedenBC30. Some experts also recommend changing up the brand or formula of your probiotic supplement every few months to introduce new strains to the microbiome.

Trisha Sugarek MacDonald, BS, MS, Sr. Director of Research & Development/National Educator, Bluebonnet Nutrition Corporation, adds that its also critical to understand the quality of the probiotic, and each strains specific applications. Genetic DNA identification is the only way to ensure that you are getting the most effective probiotic strains, she says, noting that all probiotic strains in Bluebonnets Advanced Choice SingleDaily Probiotic formulas have been genetically identified and characterized by the Pasteur Institute, the scientific non-profit foundation dedicated to the study of microorganisms. Depending on ones food sensitivities, dietary benefits, such as made with non-GMO ingredients and free of most allergens, may also be important to look for on the label.

Survivability through the GI tract is also a consideration, but Levin believes theres little need to sweat it. We all know that probiotic foods are often effective without special delivery systems, and fortunately for both consumers and manufacturers, many modern probiotics are robustly acid-tolerant. For example, acidophilus literally means acid loving, he notes. Acidophilus and other common strains such as bifidobacteria have been tested for their ability to survive stomach acid for an hour at body temperature, and are rated at over 90% survivability. That can eliminate the need for enteric coatings, which contain some controversial ingredients and add to costs.

Many of the health-promoting effects of a balanced microbiome come not from the probiotics themselves, but from the short-chain fatty acids that are produced when bacteria ferment indigestible fibers, dubbed prebiotics, as food. Fermentation of certain fibers leads to the production of short-chain fatty acids, other metabolites and some vitamins, explains Kyle Krause, Product Manager, Functional Fiber and Carbohydrates, Beneo. Science demonstrates that short-chain fatty acids, achieved through this prebiotic fermentation, can reach the brain and other organs directly through the blood, or indirectly via the stimulation of immune cells, the hormonal or nervous system and the release of messenger substances. As a result, the gut microbiota can influence digestive health, an individuals inner well-being and overall health.

These prebiotic fibers play a critical role in helping good gut bacteria to thrive and multiply. While its possible to get sufficient prebiotics from food sources (onion, garlic, artichokes, bananas, barley, oats, beans and apples are all good sources of inulin and other soluble fibers and resistant starches), Michael Bush, President and CEO, Prenexus Health and Executive Board Member of the International Probiotics Association (IPA), cautions that most people struggle to get enough through diet alone. Dietary fiber is great but only 5% of Americans consume the recommended amount of dietary fiber, so supplemental prebiotics are necessary to properly feed the good bacteria that is already found in the gut. Plus, notes Cheryl Myers, Chief of Scientific Affairs and Education at EuroPharma, Inc., Supplemental prebiotics have the benefit of being consistentwhich is exactly what probiotics need to thrive.

Fortunately, theres no shortage of ingredients on the market that are effective in small doses and can be easily snuck into functional food and beverage. For instance, inulin and oligofructose, such as BENEOs chicory root fiber-derived Orafti Inulin and Oligofructose, can be easily and undetectably added to food and drink products, and have been shown to contribute to better digestive health and inner well-being by first and foremost selectively promoting the growth of beneficial microbiota, notes Krause. Studies also show improvements in bowel regularity as well as in calcium absorption and thus bone health. BENEOs prebiotic fibers have been proven to support weight management. This all results in an improved quality of life.

Xylooligoscacharides, or XOS, found in AIDPs propeitary ingredient PreticX, also show promising health perks. PreticX selectively feeds beneficial bacteria, without feeding the bad bacteriacausing a favorable alteration in gut microbiome, notes Ford. This is a tremendous advantage over other, higher dose prebiotics, which tend to feed all the bacteria, without a meaningful impact in the gut ratio. She points to a clinical trial which found that a dose of 2 grams of PreticX daily significantly increased levels of the bacteroidete B. fragilis strain, without increasing the firmicutes strain Lactobacillus. This suggests that PreticX may foster a more beneficial Bacteroidetes/Firmicutes ratio, which has been linked to improved metabolic response and benefits to weight management.

Consumers who are sensitive to starch or fiber based prebiotics may want to consider emerging phage technology, advises Michini. Phages are minuscule bundles of DNA or RNA enrobed in a protein shell. Phages are diverse and abundant: there are 10-fold more phages than bacteria populations in the human body. The role of each type of phage is to overtake a specific bacterium. He explains that phages, like those found in Deerlands PreforPro, work as a dual action prebiotic. These compounds destabilize the cell wall of the bad bacteria, which then provides nutrients as well as space for the good bacteria to grow. Whats more, he notes, PreforPro is effective in a small dose (15 mg) and does not incur bloating or flatulence because it doesnt become fermented.

Also showing promise as a prebiotic: Antioxidants like anthocyanins from berries, notes Melanie Bush, Director of Science, Artemis International, Inc. Studies have shown that flavonoids essentially behave as prebiotics and modulate a healthy balance of good bacteria in the gut. Additionally, researchers studied how gut microbes can metabolize berry flavonoids into metabolites that have significant health benefits.

SOS for digestive distress

Chronic digestive issues, including inflammatory bowel disease, acid reflux and food intolerances, can be painful, frustrating and downright embarrassing. And often, the long-term side effects of the OTC and prescription treatments can be as troubling as the condition itself. Case in point: An alarming new study published in the BMJ found that extended use of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), which are routinely prescribed to treat heartburn, ulcers and acid reflux, was associated with a 17% increased risk of early death (4). No wonder so many Americans are trying to get off their PPIs. A new survey from the University of Michigan Medical School revealed that 79% of patients had at least some concern about PPI side effects, even if they couldnt necessarily name any specific side effects, and 83% had attempted to get off of the meds without a doctors recommendation (5).

If customers come in looking for a natural solution to digestive problems, be sure to advise them to talk to their healthcare practitioner about transitioning off meds, notes Levin. But there is natural help to be found for GERD and IBD, and its largely compatible with OTC meds, notes Myers. Some consumers choose to take their OTC and the natural product together for a week or two, then slowly wean off the OTC drug. Once inflammation (especially 5-LOX inflammation, seen in many inflammatory bowel diseases) is under control or eliminated with natural products, the digestive relief and symptom remission is going to be much more sustainablewithout the potential side effects of OTCs.

Help for heartburn, acid reflux or GERD. Myers notes that the PPIs typically used to treat reflux and heartburn shut down acid production, which may temporarily stop the pain, but used long term, it leaves users vulnerable to other problems, including increased susceptibility to food poisoning, bone density loss, and increased rates of other infections. Stomach acidity is a natural barrier against microbes entering the body along with food or liquids since the low pH discourages the growth or most organisms, explains Levin. If the acidity level is too weak, foods wont be properly digested and that immune barrier would be compromised.

Whats more, Levin notes, its been estimated that perhaps half of those taking antacids have insufficient stomach acid production to enable digestion (and provide a proper immune barrier). The clinical pearl that clinical nutritionists learn is to consider the timing of heartburn after a meal. Delayed onset heartburn is an indication to look at the probability of the acid being too weak to actually digest the food, especially protein. When this is the case, he recommends exploring a supplement with betaine HCl to supplement the stomachs own acid production and pepsin, the stomach main digestive enzyme.

Other reflux soothers: Two of the best ingredients to fight heartburn and GERD naturally are d-limonene and sea buckthorn, says Myers. D-limonene is a clinically tested component of citrus oil that appears to coat and protect the stomach walls and mucosa from the potential damage of stomach acid (without interfering with acid production), and supports healthy peristalsisthe muscle action of the intestines that moves food through the digestive system. In one study, she notes, 19 adults with a history of mild to moderate symptoms of heartburn or GERD were asked to discontinue their OTC or prescription medications and take d-limonene instead. By the second day of taking d-limonene, 32% of the participants experienced symptom relief. After 14 days, 89% of the participants were symptom free.

Seabuckthorn works another way, Myers continues. It has a protective effect on the stomach and actually helps prevent and heal gastric ulcers. It also soothes the mucosal in the digestive tract. Similarly protective of the esophagus is deglycyrrhizinated licorice (DGL) extract, adds Levin. Licorice has been shown to support healthy concentrations of compounds that promote mucus production, which may provide an improved protective barrier between the delicate lining of the esophagus and the acidic stomach contents.

Help for inflammatory bowel disease. One of the most effective botanicals for dealing with IBS or other digestive issues is boswellia, says Myers. She notes that this botanical, found in BosMed Intestinal Bowel Support, fights 5-lipoxygenase (5-LOX) inflammation. Inflammation through the small bowel and colon may be one of the physical causes and effects of IBS and other diseases. Because boswellia stops the 5-LOX cascade, it is a valuable ally. For example, in the case of Crohns disease, individuals were treated with either boswellia or the drug mesalazine (a drug commonly used to treat Crohns, ulcerative colitis, and IBS). Boswellia performed as well as the drug, but without the dangerous side effects.

Another smart supplement: Zinc L-carnosine offers a comprehensive approach to protect your stomach lining and promote gastric health, notes Levin. Several clinical studies showed that 150mg daily of zinc L-carnosine significantly reduced factors associated with gastric discomfort within eight weeks.

Help for food sensitivities or intolerances. A broad-spectrum enzyme blend can be a great solution for those who experience digestive discomfort when they eat, as it helps facilitate better digestion of the many components of a mealfats, carbohydrates and proteins, says Michini. But if a food sensitivity is claimed by your customer to be an issue, point them to supplements containing specific enzymes. Deerland makes a trio of targeted enzyme ingredients, ProHydrolase, Dairylytic and Glutalytic, that can help customers consume hard-to-digest protein peptides (like those in meat or protein powders), dairy and gluten with fewer digestive symptoms. Glutalytic is also clinically proven to reduce levels of IgA and CRP, supporting a proper immune response, he notes.

Help for leaky gut. Leaky gut is caused when inflammatory compounds (like gluten in people with gluten intolerances) and other toxins damage the digestive tract lining, creating microscopic tears that allow endotoxins and waste to leak out of the GI tract and into the bloodstream. This is notoriously difficult to treat, but Miles Sarill, National Educator, CV Sciences, sees big potential for a raw CBD component called cannabidiolic acid (CBDA) for speedier healing. He explains that this compound, which is found in CV Sciences new raw CBD oil, is a non-psychoactive precursor to CBD that has been shown in preliminary animal studies to actually facilitate healing of the digestive health tract. CBDA cant cross the blood-brain barrier, so it goes to work within the body along with 500 other anti-inflammatory compounds in a full spectrum oil, he explains. Full spectrum raw CBD oil can be deeply supportive for both inflammation response, as well as that gut barrier and the microbiome.

When it comes to growing your digestive health sales, Dr. Swick notes, It is important to educate consumers about the importance of probiotics and how they play a beneficial role within and outside the gut. Specifically, with respect to condition specific probiotic strains and how they can complement other interventions. For example if you are promoting mood support with traditional herbs or amino acids, also consider a probiotic product that has been studied and demonstrated to support the same health concern.

Myers agrees, Having printed materials that explain the connection between gut health and overall wellness are essential, too. It gives customers something to think aboutand ideally, some other lifestyle and supplemental optionsthat can encourage them to return to the store. Also, stores can invite guest speakers and experts to talk about the connection between gut health and well-being that may resonate in more direct ways than printed material.

Dont be afraid to make use of the complexity of the digestive health in illustrations or imagesthey can draw customers in, adds Michini. The gut is the bodys main manufacturing facilityit processes all the raw materials taken in from food, beverages, supplements to pharmaceuticals. This concept works well for visual storytelling, which can be used in store on a white board or other display, as well as in social media. Get the consumer involved in a way that rewards him or her. WF


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Have you caught onto the benefits of selenium? – Science 101

Selenium has been associated with positive health outcomes. Heres what you need to know.

Selenium is a mineral that appears naturally in soil, water, and some foods. Ongoing research has suggested that it can have positive effects on your health as it boosts immunity and staves off cancer, cardiovascular disease, thyroid problems, cognitive decline, infertility, and asthma. If its new to you, or youre just looking for more information, here are some things you should know.

Whether you get it through a supplement or by eating certain foods that well identify below, here are the recommended daily dietary allowances for selenium:

An overdose from consuming selenium in food is unlikely but one is more possible when taking selenium in supplements.

You can consume selenium via supplement, but can also find it in the following foods:

Studies published in the British Journal of Urology, Biological Trace Element Research, and Journal of Veterinary Research indicate that taking selenium supplements may increase testosterone levels and enhance male fertility.

Specifically, one 26-week study involving 468 men with infertility who took 200 mcg of selenium together with N-acetyl-cysteine daily showed increased testosterone production, sperm count, and sperm quality. In addition, asecond study involving 690 men with infertility who took 200 mcg of selenium together with 400 units of Vitamin E showed improved sperm motility and appearance in 53% of participants after just 100 days. Eleven percent of the men in that study got their partners pregnant.

Brazil nuts have also been linked with boosted testosterone levels as a result their high levels of naturally occurring selenium. Just one 28-gram serving of Brazil nuts provide 988% of the daily recommended dietary allowance of selenium.

Brazil nuts offer all kinds of positive health effects: boosts to antioxidants; support of thyroid function; theyre high in heart-healthy polyunsaturated fats; they have protective effects on the brain and mood-elevating properties; they may decrease blood sugar levels and improve insulin sensitivity; and reduced inflammation.

Researchers at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine, University of South Dakota, and Texas A&M Univesity have experimented with supplementing the diets of farmed Nile tilapia with organic and non-organic selenium.

As it turns out, supplementing the fishs diet with organic selenium helps maintain their health. It also produced fish with higher concentrations of the beneficial mineral to be consumed by people. Its a potential win-win and a big deal, since aquaculture has shown the capacity to help respond to worldwide malnutrition.

Ongoing research has suggested that selenium can have positive effects on or help prevent immune health, cancer, cardiovascular disease, thyroid problems, cognitive decline, infertility, and asthma.

If you stay within those recommended daily dietary allowances, you should experience no negative side effects from selenium consumption. Going beyond recommended doses, however can be a problem. These are some signs of selenium toxicity:

Selenium can interact with other medicines and supplements, so you should always keep in mind what else youre consuming to avoid any negative complications. Things that Selenium can interact with include antacids, chemotherapy drugs, corticosteroids, niacin, statins to lower cholesterol, and birth control pills.

There have been studies indicating a relationship between Selenium supplements and an increased risk of squamous cell carcinoma (skin cancer). If youre already at high risk of developing skin cancer, avoid taking Selenium supplements.

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Do we really need vitamin supplements (Part 2): Everything you wanted to know about B vitamins, starting… – Firstpost

You have probably heard of B-complex. Maybe youve even taken a few B-complex capsules now and again. But what is B-complex, and just how many B vitamins are there to form a whole complex?

The simple answer is eight. (No, they dont run from B1 through B8. The eight B vitamins are B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B7, B9, and B12).

Representational image. Image source: Getty Images.

Each of the B vitamins plays a crucial role in keeping us in brilliant health. While most of heard of folic acid and its benefits during pregnancy, few of us know about the other seven Bs.

In this second article in a two-part series on vitamin and mineral supplements, we take a close look at the role each of the B's plays in proper brain functioning, maintaining energy levels and promoting cell growth and whether we need to take supplements for any (or all) of them:

Thiamine is an essential vitamin which helps the body to change carbohydrates into energy at the cellular level.

Food sources:Plant foods that are rich in vitamin B1 are asparagus, sunflower seeds, green peas, flaxseed, spinach, cabbage, eggplant, whole grains, and legumes. Tomatoes and onions also have a small amount of vitamin B1 in them. Animal sources of B1 include pork and offal.

How much of it do you need in a day:For men: 1.2 milligrams (mg). For women: 1.1 mg. For pregnant women: 1.4 mg, and for lactating women: 1.5 mg. For children, 0.2-1.2mg.

Verdict on supplements:You get tiny amounts of vitamin B1 from practically every (healthy) thing you eat. So you dont need to take supplements if youre taking a proper diet or unless your doctor prescribes.

The coenzymes present in riboflavin play a major role in energy production (by breaking down carbohydrates), cellular growth and function and the metabolism of fats, drugs, and steroids.

Food sources:All the cruciferous vegetables like cauliflower, cabbage, kale, garden cress, bok choy, broccoli and Brussels sprouts are rich in riboflavin. All these vegetables should be lightly steamed and not cooked to a pulp to extract the maximum riboflavin from them.

Other food sources of riboflavin include chicken, liver, meat, pork, dairy products, nuts, mushrooms and asparagus.

How much of it do you need in a day:For men: 1.3 mg. For women: 1.1 mg. For pregnant women: 1.4 mg, and for lactating women: 1.6 mg. For children: 0.3-1.3 mg.

Verdict on supplements:If you are lactose intolerant or if you have a gut infection, then you need to take B2 supplements. The reason: our intestines are not very good at absorbing it from food.

Niacin helps in cutting down bad cholesterol (LDL), thus lowering the risk of cardiovascular diseases.

Food sources:Grilled chicken breast, liver, turkey breast, red salmon, cooked brown rice, enriched breakfast cereals (muesli), dry roasted peanuts, grains and legumes are rich sources of niacin.

How much of it do you need in a day:For men: 16 mg NE. For women: 14 mg NE. For pregnant women: 17 mg NE, and for lactating women: 18 mg NE. For children: 2-16 mg NE.

NE stands for niacin equivalent. An amino acid called tryptophan does a similar job to this vitamin, but you need it in higher quantities: 1 mg NE = 1 mg niacin or 60 mg of the essential amino acid tryptophan.

One cup of cooked brown rice contains 5.2 mg NE whereas 84 grams of grilled chicken breast has 14.9 mg NE.

Verdict on supplements:One bowl of chicken and rice is enough to give you your daily dose, so avoid supplements unless your doctor recommends otherwise: high-dose niacin is sometimes prescribed by doctors to lower cholesterol levels. You should not take niacin supplements without a doctors prescription.

Vitamin B5 keeps our energy up by metabolising carbohydrates, fats and proteins. It is rich in coenzyme A which helps in the synthesis of fatty acids, which are required for energy production in the body.

Food sources:Mushrooms, avocados, broccoli, sweet potatoes, corn, cauliflower, yeast, peanuts, sunflower seeds, whole-grain cereals, dairy products, legumes and animal sources like pork, chicken and liver are rich in vitamin B5.

How much of it do you need in a day:For men: 5 mg. For women: 5 mg. For pregnant women: 6 mg, and for lactating women: 7 mg. For children, 1.7-5 mg.

Verdict on supplements:People must stick to dietary sources for meeting the recommended dose, as taking vitamin B5 supplements without prescription may cause harm to your body. An overdose of vitamin B5 can cause diarrhoea and increase the risk of bleeding.

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Pyridoxine helps the central nervous system pass messages through neurotransmitters like serotonin - the happiness hormone. It also helps in improving brain function.

Food sources:Chickpeas, yellowfin tuna, chicken breast, tofu, avocados, brown rice, milk, potato, spinach, and whole-grain cereals are rich sources of vitamin B6.

How much of it do you need in a day:For men: 1.3-1.7 mg. For women: 1.3-1.5 mg. For pregnant women: 1.9 mg, and for lactating women: 2 mg. For children: 0.1-1.3mg.

One cup of chickpeas contains 1.1 mg of vitamin B6 whereas 84 grams of grilled chicken breast contains 0.5mg of vitamin B6.

Verdict on supplements:You can get your daily fix of vitamin B6 from food. Take supplements only if your doctor recommends them, as an overdose may cause temporary peripheral neuropathy (loss of feeling in the arms and legs).

Good nails, hair and skin, and a great metabolism are the chief health benefits of vitamin B7. It also helps in metabolizing fats and carbohydrates for energy.

Food sources:peanuts, milk, cereals, beans, organ meats like liver, whole cooked eggs, sunflower seeds, sweet potato, almonds, wheat bran, cheddar cheese, mushrooms and cauliflower are rich sources of biotin.

How much of it do you need in a day:For men: 30 micrograms (mcg). For women: 30 mcg. For pregnant women: 30 mcg, and for lactating women: 35 mcg. For children: 5-25 mcg.

One large cooked egg contains 10 mcg of biotin. About 84 grams of cooked chicken liver contains 30.8 mcg of biotin.

Verdict on supplements:If you eat a balanced diet, it is unlikely that you will have a biotin deficiency. However, conditions like seborrheic dermatitis (a skin condition that causes a scaly, itchy rash), heavy drinking and surgical removal of the stomach can cause biotin deficiency. Supplements must be taken after seeking medical advice.

Just like the other B vitamins, folate helps in metabolising fats and proteins in the body. It also plays a major role in clearing out high levels of homocysteine, an amino acid that may lead to the development of various diseases including heart disease.

Folate is the naturally occurring vitamin B9, and folic acid is the synthetic or manmade form of vitamin B9.

Food sources:mushrooms, broccoli, lentils, beans, spinach, lettuce, avocados, beans, egg yolk, garden asparagus, beetroot and organ meat like liver are rich sources of folate.

How much of it do you need in a day:For men: 400 mcg. For women: 400 mcg. For pregnant women: 600 mcg, and for lactating women: 500 mcg. For children: 80-400 mcg.

Half a cup of boiled spinach gives you about 131 mcg of folate.

Verdict on supplements:Food should be your primary source of B9, unless youre planning to get pregnant or going through menopause - in both cases youll need to take supplements as prescribed by your doctor.

Vitamin B12 helps in energy production in the body. It is also essential for proper brain function and the synthesis of red blood cells.

Food sources:vitamin B12 is naturally found in fish, meat, eggs, and dairy products like cheese, milk, yoghurt.

How much of it do you need in a day:For men: 2.4 mcg. For women: 2.4 mcg. For pregnant women: 2.6 mcg, and for lactating women: 2.8 mcg. For children: 0.4-2.4 mcg.

Verdict on supplements:vegetarians, people above the age of 50 years, people with gastrointestinal diseases like Crohns disease and people who consume alcohol regularly are more prone to vitamin B12 deficiency. They must seek medical advice before starting any supplements.

This is the second article in a two-part series. Thefirst articlein this series talked about vitamins - A, C, D, and minerals like calcium and iron.

For more information, please read our article onVitamin B: Benefits, Sources, Dosage.

Health articles in Firstpost are written by myUpchar.com, Indias first and biggest resource for verified medical information. At myUpchar, researchers and journalists work with doctors to bring you information on all things health.

Updated Date: Dec 17, 2019 19:10:16 IST

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Amaranth Extract Market Global Food and Beverages Trends Transforming the Market – News Cast Report

Market Introduction:

Cultivated by Aztecs 8,000 years ago in Peru, the ancient history of amaranth can be traced to Mexico and Yucatan Peninsula. It is sometimes referred to as a Pseudo Cereal because its nutritional profile is very much similar. Amaranth extracts are one of the best sources for omega series fatty acids. Amaranth extract also consists of 5-9% squalene in it which is well known for its several immune benefits like immune system strengthening, cell rejuvenation and anti-oxidant properties. The amaranth extract also provides anti-aging and anti-inflammatory properties. The other amaranth extracts has found applications in food supplements, aromatics and in high grade lubricant additives. The cosmetics and other personal care industry and the food industry are the largest consumers of amaranth extracts which account for a large share of the total global amaranth extract market. These segments are also expected to grow and strengthen the global amaranth market because of the increasing demand for the cosmetics and personal care products and food additives obtained from the natural sources. The pharmaceutical segment is expected to have the highest growth rate in the global market of amaranth extract.

One of the greatest contributors to theglobal amaranth extract marketin the past was Europe and is expected to escalate its demand for the amaranth extract within the forecasted period.

Global amaranth extract market: Segmentation

Global amaranth extract market can be segmented on the basis of form, application, sales channel

On the basis of form, global amaranth extract market can be segmented into Liquid extract and Powder extract. Liquid extract can be further sub segmented into oils and dyes.

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On the basis of application, global amaranth extract market can be segmented into Cosmetics, Foods and Pharmaceuticals. Cosmetics can be further sub segmented into anti-skin aging, perfumery. The pharmaceuticals can be further sub segmented into antiburn, antitumor, bactericide, wound healing.

On the basis of sales channel, Global amaranth extract market can be segmented into direct and retail sales. Direct sales refers to direct selling amaranth extract as an ingredient to other industries. Retail sales is further segmented into modern trade, convenience stores, grocery retailers, health stores, online retailers, and other retailing formats.

Global amaranth extract market: Drivers, Restraints, and Trends

The global amaranth extract market is primarily driven by its health benefits such as high nutritional value, temperature versatility, skin identical nature and high squalene content.

Secondly, the increasing demand for the amaranth extracts in various industrial sectors such as the cosmetics and pharmaceutical is also believed to be a key igniter in the market of global amaranth extract.

One of the major challenges which stands in the face of the global amaranth extract market is the government support since the amaranth extract market is getting negligible support from the government globally, it is becoming one of the major restraints for the global amaranth extract market.

Global amaranth extract market: Regional Outlook

Depending on the geographic regions, global amaranth extract market is segmented into seven key regions: North America, Latin America, West Europe, East Europe, and Asia pacific excluding Japan, Japan and MEA.

Because of the strong cosmetic and pharmaceutical industrial base coupled with health aware consumer base, Europe is expected to dominate the manufacturing market of global amaranth extract among all the regions.

Europe is expected to be followed by North America, which was the supreme market of Amaranth extract in the past and is more likely to remain a significant market for the usage of amaranth extract in cosmetics, food and pharmaceutical industry.

Asia Pacific is however expected to be the largest growing market in terms of CAGR within the forecasted period.

Latin America is expected to have a moderate growth within the forecasted period.

Global amaranth extract market: Key Players

Some of the prominent players of global amaranth extract market are: Amaranth Bio, AMR amaranth a.s, Proderna Biotech pvt ltd, RusOlivia, Flavex naturextracte GmbH, Ungerer & company and others

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