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Researcher says stem cell activation could lie at root of health effects of many natural products

By Hank Shultz An independent researcher thinks the natural products sector might be underemphasizing a key way in which these products work — that being the effect some of the compounds found in them can have on stem cell proliferation. Read More

Research supports immune benefits of Ganeden’s new Staimune ingredient

By Stephen Daniells Inactivated Bacillus coagulans GBI-30, 6086A has similar immune activation and anti-inflammatory effects as live cells, says a new study using Ganeden’s recently launched Staimune ingredient. Read More

Study Demonstrates Cyactiv’s Antioxidant and Anti-Inflammatory Support

A study recently published in the Journal of Medicinal Food (Jensen et al.) set out to characterize the basic biological properties of Cyactiv, which contains a known anti-inflammatory cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) inhibitor phycocyanin (PC), as well as a high level of non- phycocyanin bioactive compounds. While quite a few of the […]

Top 10 articles downloaded from JMF.

We are happy to inform you that your article entitled, “Consumption of Dried Apple Peel Powder Increases Joint Function and Range of Motion”, has been ranked in the Top 10 articles downloaded from the Journal of Medicinal Food official website. Certificate (J Med Food 17 (11) 2014, 1204-1213)

Moving the Needle on Nutraceutical Research

By Sean Moloughney With increased regulatory oversight, it is paramount that companies invest in sound science. Recognizing the potential return on investing in research, and the potential cost of lacking clinical validation for products, more nutraceutical companies are partnering with contract research organizations (CROs) to prove new concepts, substantiate existing […]

Patent Granted on CAP-e (Cell-based antioxidant protection) assay

The CAP-e assay (Cell-based Antioxidant Protection in Erythrocytes) is a new method for evaluating the antioxidant potential of natural products based on the concept that many such antioxidant products are only of biological relevance if they are able to protect living cells. In other words, it is a cell-based assay […]

The True Value of Antioxidants

By Gitte Jensen, PhD Controversies continue to surround methods of testing and measuring antioxidant activity. Has there been too much hype over antioxidants in recent years? Why did the USDA remove the Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity (ORAC) database last year? And how can we help our industry reach a grounded […]