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Scientific research and clinical studies in the modern era validate turmeric’s traditional use, particularly looking at curcuminoids produced by the rhizome of Curcuma longa. Turmeric’s principal curcuminoid is curcumin, turmeric’s primary pharmacologically active ingredient. Major, longstanding interest relates to curcumin’s effect on oxidative stress, joint inflammation, and hepatoprotection, but in recent times studies on curcuminoids have explored a wider range of health benefits in the areas of anti-aging, hyperlipidemia, obesity, and metabolic syndrome.
Today sports nutrition is one of the most promising sectors of the dietary supplement industry, having shown phenomenal growth in the last few years. Sports nutrition has evolved from an “athletes only” category to include people maintaining a healthy lifestyle, spanning a wide age range. Come discover the many ingredients and formulations of one of the hottest segments of the market.
In view of safety concerns related to synthetic colors, manufacturers seek natural coloring materials that offer additional multifunctional effects in color cosmetics, including UV protection, anti-aging, and related functionalities.
Do all nutritional supplements consumed, or all topically applied products provide optimal benefits? Bioavailability and uptake in the body are key factors. Innovative phytonutrients that enhance nutrient bioavailability in the gastrointestinal tract, or improve their topical permeation, are described.
The role of probiotics has expanded from gut health maintenance, to use in applications that target diverse preventive health maintenance needs. Clinically validated probiotics now find innovative applications in dietary supplements, functional foods, and mainstream food products.
Bi-layer Joint Health Tablets (e.g., NiLitis® SR and Sanutra Wellness™ Joint Health SR) are obtained when slow-release anti-inflammatory natural ingredients are incorporated using the bi-layer technology. Let's first consider the Bi-Layer Technology and then NiLitis® SR and Sanutra Wellness™ Joint Health SR formulations.
Over the past 20 years, obesity has risen at a phenomenal rate around the world, and the situation continues to worsen. This paper presents selected clinically tested innovative ingredients which when combined with a healthy lifestyle, support a healthy body weight and composition.
TetraPure® is standardized for a minimum of 99% of Tetrahydrocurcumin (1, 7-Bis(4-hydroxy-3-methoxyphenyl)-3,5-heptanedione). It is known to exhibit similar physiological and pharmacological actions as curcumin, in some cases even better.
What do healthful berries, red wine, and an Ayurvedic medicinal preparation for cardiovascular wellness, Drakshasava, have in common? A high content of stilbenes, notably resveratrol and its analogue pterostilbene, that are known to have diverse pharmacological activities.
The antioxidant benefits of the fruit extract of Emblica officinalis Gaertn. (Euphorbiaceae), commonly known in India as amla (Indian gooseberry), a “super fruit” and “rasayana” herb from the Ayurvedic tradition, are now authenticated using a valid biomarker.
Pre-clinical and clinical studies of curcumin and its derivatives curcuminoids - a yellow pigment commonly known as curry spice, from dried rhizomes of turmeric (Curcuma longa). Clinical studies are increasing as evidence of curcumin's potential in preventive and intervention therapy emerges.
Coping with stress involves approaches that boost an individual’s adaptability to change. Phytonutrients that function as relaxants, “adaptogens” or “revitalizers”, positively influence the symptoms of stress, such as anxiety, insomnia, depression and irritability.
A proprietary process preserves the inherent goodness of coconut water in convenient powder form, for use in personal care products and oral supplementation. Find out how Cococin can support hydration and healthy cell growth.
Summer is here! However, this happy season is often associated with health concerns including sunburn, allergies, infections, dehydration, and heat stroke. Phytonutrients and nutritional interventions that naturally address these concerns are described.
Making amino acids consumer-friendly: Modification of properties of amino acids by gamma-glutamylation is discussed. A chiral gamma-glutamylating agent, N-phthaloylglutamic anhydride (NPGLA), for amino acids and amines with simple protection/deprotection sequences is illustrated.
Cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in the developed world, with coronary heart disease being rated as the number one killer, in the United States. Phytonutrients and nutritional interventions that support cardiovascular health and wellness, are described.
Balancing the body, the mind and the spirit, Indo-Tibetan remedies have been used to help in controlling body weight. Helpful adjuncts in weight loss include Garcinia gambogia, Commiphora mukul, Piper longum, Triphala, Coleus forskohlii and multicomponent herbal and mineral formulae.
Tyrosinase inhibitors and other agents that affect the melanin biosynthesis pathway are widely distributed in plant materials, and offer multifunctional benefits.
Effective and safe natural alternatives to synthetic antimicrobial compounds and preservatives, find multifunctional applications in personal care products. Innovative natural ingredients in this category, are summarized in this paper.
A colorless hydrogenated product derived from the yellow curcuminoids, (the biologically active principles from the rhizomes of Curcuma longa), function as efficient antioxidant compounds and is useful in achromatic food and cosmetic applications that currently employ conventional synthetic antioxidants.
Why is selenium currently in the nutritional spotlight? A "trace" mineral, selenium forms only about 14 mg of the proximate composition of the average human. However, it is a vital micronutrient, with multiple roles in the growth and functioning of living cells in higher animals and humans.
Aging is characterized by senescence, a decline in physiological functions resulting from cumulative damage to tissues. Recent scientific evidence validates the supportive role of phytonutrient dietary interventions in healthy aging and longevity.
Coconut water, the liquid endosperm of green coconuts abounds in essential nutrients such as proteins, amino acids, sugars, vitamins, minerals and growth factors, that support healthy cell growth and hydration, and finds versatile applications in cosmetics and nutricosmetics.
Fall is almost here, and so are seasonal allergies, and increased incidences of the common cold and flu. This review presents phytonutrients and other dietary interventions that offer comprehensive immune support for the Fall season.
Found in plant waxes, Policosanol is a natural mix of higher aliphatic alcohols. Further to its strong cardiovascular benefits, its cosmeceutical applications control sebum, inhibit the growth of microbes and promote hydration and softening of the skin. A new patented extraction process is solvent free, for low environmental impact.
Over the past 20 years, obesity has risen at a phenomenal rate in the United States, and the situation continues to worsen. This paper presents selected clinically tested dietary interventions which when combined with a healthy lifestyle, support a healthy body weight and composition.