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An apple pectin a day
Natraceutical Group researchers, using highly methoxylated apple pectin supplied by Obipektin AG, found the ingredient in a diet demonstrated a more beneficial effect on body weight, on blood-lipid profiles, and on glucose metabolism, than on a beta-glucan-enriched diet. Also participating were researchers from the University Complutense of Madrid and the Hospital Central de la Defensa in Madrid.
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Bone up on TruCal
Glanbia Nutritionals' TruCal milk mineral complex from a natural dairy source has an important impact on bone health, according to a new report. Researchers found that prior ingestion of TruCal before moderate-intensity exercise significantly reduced exercise-associated bone resorption, which may lead to bone fragility. These latest findings provide clinical evidence of the health benefits of this clean-label ingredient and highlight its potential in the sports and mainstream nutrition markets.
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Entertain your brain
Verdure Sciences' Bacognize extract, a proprietary extract derived from 100 per cent Bacopa monnieri, was shown to be significantly active at binding sites of human serotonin receptors. These receptors help regulate cognition and other neurological pathways that contribute to a cognitive-enhancing effect. This adds to other research showing Bacognize enhances memory, focus and mood.
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Get ahead with Dermylex
Advitech's Dermylex decreases the severity of psoriasis in patients with mild-to-moderate forms of the condition, and improves quality of life. These results were found in a double-blind, placebo-controlled study on human subjects.
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