New clinical trial reconfirms Longvida benefits on mood and memory

In 2014, researchers at Swinburne University studied the effects of Longvida Optimized Curcumin® in healthy older adults for its benefits in memory, mood, and fatigue.1 The results of this trial showed significant positive results and earned the 2015 NutraIngredients Research of the Year Award.  

Today, the same group of researchers have published a partial replication study, further establishing Longvida® as the Cognitive Curcumin of Choice™ and supporting the positive results in cognition and mood first recognized in the groundbreaking study in 2014. 

The new study, also conducted at Swinburne University, was a double-blind, placebo-controlled, parallel-groups "partial replication study evaluating similar effects [of improved working memory and reduced fatigue and stress reactivity in a healthy older cohort] at 4 and 12 weeks Longvida® supplementation." Eighty healthy men and women (aged 50-80 years) were randomized to receive 400mg of Longvida® daily (containing 80mg of curcumin), or a matching placebo.2

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PureWay-C™: Pure and advanced way to deliver Vitamin C

PureWay-C™ is a proprietary, proven form of vitamin C, documented with research studies (in-vitro and clinical trials) showing that it is rapidly absorbed and highly retained by the body. 

In PureWay-C™, fatty acids act as ascorbic acid carriers to increase intestinal absorption and vascular distribution of Vitamin C, and enhance cellular uptake kinetics, which allows ascorbic acid to enter cells in a safe, quick and effective manner. This proprietary Vitamin C delivery process is what makes PureWay-C™ an effective, turnkey ingredient.

PureWay-C™ is a great and versatile ingredient for immune boosting formulations (tablets, capsules, softgels, sachets, liquid formulations and more) and allows all EFSA Approved Health Claims for Vitamin C.

PureWay-C ™ is GRAS-affirmed and stomach friendly. Discover all the advantages of this ingredient, scientific research and available grades. Visit our PureWay-C® dedicated page

New research highlights OptiMSM® skin benefits at low dose

Researchers studying the effects of nutritional supplements on skin health have further confirmation that OptiMSM® may reduce visible signs of skin aging even at a low dose of 1gram per day.  

Furthermore, in another scientific study recently published, OptiMSM® also demonstrated beneficial effects on hair and nails health, possibly due to its action on keratin.

Details on the latest research and additional evidence explaining the role of  OptiMSM® on skin  health, can be found in the “OptiMSM® for Skin Review” available for download here.  

OptiMSM® is a branded, proven form of MSM, manufactured in USA by Bergstrom Nutrition, through a unique proprietary multi-stage distillation process. 

Category Review: Food Supplements in Europe (Trends 2015-2019)

According to a new report produced by Innova, Europe is the second region globally in terms of supplements NPD, with its 36% share in 2019 trailing the huge and established North American market on 43%.

Europe has also seeing strong growth in NPD, with a CAGR of 22.9% over the 2015 to 2019 period, which is well ahead of the global figure on 14.1%. Most of the growth has been in 2018 and 2019. The main interest, preventive healthcare, particularly among the ageing population, has driven the activity. 

Take a look at the main relevant points of this analysis by downloading a short summary  here.  Courtesy of LEHVOSS Nutrition,  thanks to its partnership with INNOVA Market Insights. 

Please remember to log as a registered user before accessing tthe download area. 

LUVOTECH® – New and revamped product portfolio

From LEHVOSS Group

The LEHVOSS Group is reacting to the changing market requirements with a new and revamped product portfolio for its LUVOTECH® line. The product line comprises technical, high-strength and rigid high-temperature polyamide compounds in combination with recyclates and the additional “eco” designation. It thus takes account of customers’ future technical and commercial requirements.

The compounds, based on technical polymers such as PA 6, PA 66 and PC/ABS, are bulk materials and are already used for applications in various industries – above all in the automotive sector. Alongside modified unreinforced types, there are also glass-fiber and glass-bead reinforced as well as tribologically modified variants. Carbon fibers are used as well.

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DHA and Carotenoids: the effective combination for eye care

Thanks to the technology behind Golden Omega, high concentrations of DHA can be achieved to benefit from the EFSA health claim on maintenance of normal vision.  Together with XanMax®, a unique combination of Lutein and Zeaxanthin, scientifically proven to support healthy macula, we offer an effective foundation for your next eye care food supplement.

A randomized, double blind, placebo controlled, parallel study was recently conducted with XanMax® in elderly volunteers for a duration of 180 days. Statistically significant results demonstrated that  XanMax® supports healthy macula through deposition of optimal levels of carotenoid pigments.

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Restoridyn® named Finalist for the Nutraingredients USA Awards 2020.

Restoridyn®, a synergistic sports nutrition blend of proprietary polyphenols, has been selected as a finalist for the NutraIngredients-USA Awards in the “Nutrition Research Project” category. The category rewards the most innovative and impactful nutrition research projects, pushing the boundaries of nutritional science.  

The main aim of research done on Restoridyn® was to bring awareness to the use of a proprietary blend of polyphenols (as curcuminoids and ellagitannins) to aid in the efficacy of a comprehensive exercise training program for all ages and levels of athletic ability, and in order to promote well-being.

Running is a popular activity/habit for exercise training because it requires very little cost-investment compared to other sports.  Unfortunately it can create soreness and inflammation, therefore making subsequent exercise more complicated.

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Iodine: an essential nutrient for Cognitive Health.

Featuring PureSea ingredients

Providing the right nutrition for cognitive development and function is critical from foetal growth and all the way through life. Did you know that iodine is an essential nutrient supporting cognitive health?

Research shows that access to iodine in the diet was key to the evolution of the modern human brain as humans started to consume sources of iodine from seaweed and seafood 2.5million years ago, previously having very limited iodine intake. 

This need for iodine in cognitive function remains essential today. However, 50% of Europeans have issues of iodine deficiency, and the UK has levels of up 70% deficiency in some age groups.

Seaweeds offer the only natural, vegan source of iodine. PureSea® seaweed ingredients are standardised to iodine,  which allows health claims relating to iodine support to normal thyroid function and cognitive health.  

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Ingredient Highlight: Zinc

Featuring LEHVOSS Nutrition zinc range

Global focus on immunity has never been stronger as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to wreak havoc across the globe.

Last April, NutritionInsight took a closer look at how zinc has emerged as a so-called hot ingredient on the market, thanks to its contribution to both the innate and adaptive immune systems, which are the body’s first and second lines of defence, respectively (full article here).

During the interview, we mentioned that although there was no proof that zinc could address the fight of COVID-19, most of our customers were likely to include zinc in their formulations because of the approved EFSA claim related to the maintenance of the normal function of the immune system.

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A Full-Spectrum Cognitive Complex for Complete Brain Health.

The benefits of Longvida Optimized Curcumin® and Bacognize® Bacopa monnieri Extract, have shown positive improvements to acute and chronic cognitive function, concentration and attention, working memory, mood, and irritability.

According to research, the combination of Longvida® and Bacognize® may synergistically support against oxidative stress, AGE formation, and free radicals, while regulating serotonergic activity, therefore offering cognitive vitality for memory, mood, focus, and energy.

To learn more download here the new Longvida® & Bacognize® Neural Health Review. Remember to log as a registered customer in order to be able to access the documentation.