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What is an Active Hexose Correlated Compound?

The shiitake mushroom is a culinary delight consumed with gusto by diners across the globe. It is also the source of active hexose correlated compound (AHCC) which, although almost more of a mouthful than the mushroom itself, forms the basis of several very promising therapeutic supplements. Found in the mycelia of the shiitake mushroom, AHCC lowers high blo...

BOTALYS Adopts Asian Ginseng Through ABC’s Adopt-an-Herb Program

BOTALYS has adopted Asian ginseng (Panax ginseng) through the American Botanical Council’s (ABC) Adopt-an-Herb botanical research and education program. BOTALYS’ adoption supports ABC’s extensive HerbMedPro database, ensuring that this research and educational resource remains up to date for researchers, health professionals, industry members, students...

Pumpkin Seeds May Alleviate Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia Symptoms

Results of a new, open, monocentric study show positive effects of Go-Less Men (EFLA 940), marketed by Frutarom Health, on symptoms associated with Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH). The study revealed the positive effects of Go-Less Men (EFLA 940) begin after just four weeks of intake. This response was shown to be further augmented over the remaining stud...

Green Tea Shown to Reduce Obesity in Mice

Green tea reduced obesity and a number of inflammatory biomarkers linked with poor health in a study published in the Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry. Mice fed a diet of 2% green tea extract fared far better than those that ate a diet without it, a finding that has prompted an upcoming study of green tea’s potential benefits in people at high risk of d...

Emerald Health Bioceuticals Partners with Emerson Ecologics to Offer CBD for Practitioners

Emerald Health Bioceuticals, a global leader in phytocannabinoid science offering the first cannabis-free, nutritional support supplements for the endocannabinoid system, has partnered with Emerson Ecologics, LLC to offer award-winning CBD alternatives to integrative health practitioners nationwide. “The understanding of the endocannabinoid system is r...

Sweet Potatoes Gain Favor as Consumers Make Healthier Food Choices

Global introductions of food and beverage products that use sweet potato as an ingredient, flavor, or more increased by a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 21% for the period from 2015 to 2018, according to Innova Market Insights. This news comes on the heels of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) just-released Census of Agriculture which revea...

HPA-China to Host Annual Nutrition & Health China Summit in Shanghai

Health Products Association – China began hosting its Nutrition and Health China Industry Summit in 2014. The first installment was held in Beijing. Since then, the association has moved the event to Shanghai and positioned it before HNC / FiAsia China Expo also held in Shanghai. HNC / FiAsia China Expo is one of the largest shows in China for finished sup...

Vitafoods Europe 2019

Vitafoods Europe 2019 is from 07 – 09 May 2019

Kratom group: CDC report doesn’t show botanical caused deaths

A report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention leaves unanswered questions surrounding the deaths of people who tested positive for kratom. Nearly 100 deaths in the United States involved kratom, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) revealed last week, highlighting potential concerns over the safety of the botanical. But the CDC...