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German impact study finds EU health claim laws blocking innovation; no excuse for lame marketing, says analyst

German impact study finds EU health claim laws blocking innovation; no excuse for lame marketing, says analyst | botanicals & functional ingredients | Scoop.it
A German study – one of three analysing the impact of the EU’s strict health claim laws in place since 2008 – has concluded they are having severe innovation crimping effects. But a functional foods expert says marketeers need to
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Anti-Adhesive Activity of Cranberry Phenolic Compounds and Their Microbial-Derived Metabolites against Uropathogenic Escherichia coli in Bladder Epithelial Cell Cultures

Anti-Adhesive Activity of Cranberry Phenolic Compounds and Their Microbial-Derived Metabolites against Uropathogenic Escherichia coli in Bladder Epithelial Cell Cultures | botanicals & functional ingredients | Scoop.it
Cranberry consumption has shown prophylactic effects against urinary tract infections (UTI), although the mechanisms involved are not completely understood. In this paper, cranberry phenolic compounds and their potential microbial-derived metabolite
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Effects of the Flavonoids Biochanin A, Morin, Phloretin, and Silymarin on P-Glycoprotein-Mediated Transport

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Astragalus polysaccharides enhance the humoral and cellular immune responses of hepatitis B surface antigen vaccination through inhibiting the expression of transforming growth factor β and the fre...

Astragalus polysaccharides enhance the humoral and cellular immune responses of hepatitis B surface antigen vaccination through inhibiting the expression of transforming growth factor β and the fre... | botanicals & functional ingredients | Scoop.it
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USP Verified Dietary Supplements

USP Verified Dietary Supplements | botanicals & functional ingredients | Scoop.it
USP Verified supplements meet strict quality standards, allowing you to choose with confidence.
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is this a good marketing option?

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EU marker polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in food supplements: analytical approach and occurrence

EU marker polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in food supplements: analytical approach and occurrence | botanicals & functional ingredients | Scoop.it
(2015). EU marker polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in food supplements: analytical approach and occurrence. Food Additives & Contaminants: Part A: Vol. 32, No. 11, pp. 1914-1926. doi: 10.1080/19440049.2015.1087059
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Polyphenol extraction from grape wastes: Solvent and pH effect

Polyphenol extraction from grape wastes: Solvent and pH effect | botanicals & functional ingredients | Scoop.it
World wine industry
transforms 10% - 25% of raw grapes into residues, mainly represented by lees,
grape marcs, seeds and stems. These by-products are a rich source of
polyphenols and therefore they can be used to produce new added value products.
The aim of this work wasto determine the
best process conditions(treatment time, % of ethanol and pH of the
solvent)during solid-liquid extraction of
polyphenolsfrom grape marcs, by analyzing the phenolic content of the
extracts, namely: total polyphenol content, flavanols, flavonols, phenolic
acids and anthocyanins. Antioxidant activity of the extracts was also
determined. An extraction time of two hours was enough since longer times did
not increase process yields. Best extraction yields were obtained for 75%
ethanol solutions. Basic pH led to better yields in extracting media with low
percentage of ethanol, whereas acid pH presented better extraction yields in
extracting media with high percentage of ethanol. Among all the polyphenols extracted, anthocyanins were themost abundant representing over 40% of the total. In general, the best process
conditions were 2 h ofextraction in a 75%
EtOH liquid mixture at pH =2.
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Risk assessment for peri- and post-menopausal women taking food supplements containing isolated isoflavones | European Food Safety Authority

Risk assessment for peri- and post-menopausal women taking food supplements containing isolated isoflavones | European Food Safety Authority | botanicals & functional ingredients | Scoop.it
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Magnolia Extract (BL153) Ameliorates Kidney Damage in a High Fat Diet-Induced Obesity Mouse Model

Magnolia Extract (BL153) Ameliorates Kidney Damage in a High Fat Diet-Induced Obesity Mouse Model | botanicals & functional ingredients | Scoop.it
Accumulating evidence demonstrated that obesity is a risk factor for renal structural and functional changes, leading to the end-stage renal disease which imposes a heavy economic burden on the community. However, no effective therapeutic method for obesity-associated ...
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Anti-diabetic effect of purple corn extract on C57BL/KsJ db/db mice

Anti-diabetic effect of purple corn extract on C57BL/KsJ db/db mice | botanicals & functional ingredients | Scoop.it
Recently, anthocyanins have been reported to have various biological activities. Furthermore, anthocyanin-rich purple corn extract (PCE) ameliorated insulin resistance and reduced diabetes-associated mesanginal fibrosis and inflammation, suggesting that ...
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What will it take to break the botanicals deadlock?

What will it take to break the botanicals deadlock? | botanicals & functional ingredients | Scoop.it
Two pending European Courts of Justice (ECJ) cases and the prospect of a unified pan-EU list of safe botanicals hold the potential to break the current deadlock around botanicals, according to experts. 
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Consumer and market trends for botanicals | Consumer content from New Hope 360

Market research reveals many ripe opportunities in the herbal marketplace, along with some challenges, which can turn into opportunities with a complete understanding of consumers and the marketplace.
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Protective Effect of Ginseng Polysaccharides on Influenza Viral Infection

Protective Effect of Ginseng Polysaccharides on Influenza Viral Infection | botanicals & functional ingredients | Scoop.it
Ginseng polysaccharide has been known to have multiple immunomodulatory effects. In this study, we investigated whether Panax ginseng polysaccharide (GP) would have a preventive effect on influenza infection. Administration of mice with GP prior to infectio
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Vitamin C May Help Protect Against Cataracts

Vitamin C May Help Protect Against Cataracts | botanicals & functional ingredients | Scoop.it
Subjects who had a higher intake of vitamin C were associated with a 33% risk reduction of cataract progression.
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The Flavonoid Phloretin Suppresses Stimulated Expression of Endothelial Adhesion Molecules and Reduces Activation of Human Platelets

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Can blueberry extract save you from flossing?

Can blueberry extract save you from flossing? | botanicals & functional ingredients | Scoop.it
Extract from wild blueberries fought bacteria that causes periodontitis in a new study.
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Ashwagandha root extract may improve sexual function & satisfaction in women

Ashwagandha root extract may improve sexual function & satisfaction in women | botanicals & functional ingredients | Scoop.it
Supplements of ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) root extract may improve sexual function in healthy women, according to results of a double blind, randomized, placebo-controlled pilot trial.
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The grapefruit: an old wine in a new glass? Metabolic and cardiovascular perspectives

The grapefruit: an old wine in a new glass? Metabolic and cardiovascular perspectives | botanicals & functional ingredients | Scoop.it
Grapefruit is a popular, tasty and nutritive fruit enjoyed globally. Biomedical evidence in the last 10 years has, however, shown that consumption of grapefruit or its juice is associated with drug interactions, which, in some cases, have been fatal. ...
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EC study reveals carcinogenic PAHs in supplements

EC study reveals carcinogenic PAHs in supplements | botanicals & functional ingredients | Scoop.it
Levels of carcinogenic PAHs (polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons) in EU supplements vary widely from under safe limits to way over, according to a European Commission study ahead of new regulation on the issue.
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Hawthorn ethanolic extracts with triterpenoids and flavonoids exert hepatoprotective effects and suppress the hypercholesterolemia-induced oxidative stress in rats

Hawthorn ethanolic extracts with triterpenoids and flavonoids exert hepatoprotective effects and suppress the hypercholesterolemia-induced oxidative stress in rats | botanicals & functional ingredients | Scoop.it
The current study was aimed to determine the bioactive constituents and biological effects of the Crataegus monogyna ethanolic extracts from bark, leaves and berries on hypercholesterolemia.Oleanolic acid, ursolic acid, quercetin and lupeol concentrations ...
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The increasing role of cannabinoids in pain relief

The increasing role of cannabinoids in pain relief | botanicals & functional ingredients | Scoop.it
Once forgotten, cannabinoids and their medicinal benefits have recently been thrust back into the spotlight, in particular for their abilities to relieve often otherwise untreatable pain. 
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Magnolia Extract, Magnolol,
and Metabolites: Activation of Cannabinoid CB2 Receptors
and Blockade of the Related GPR55

Magnolia Extract, Magnolol,<br/>and Metabolites: Activation of Cannabinoid CB2 Receptors<br/>and Blockade of the Related GPR55 | botanicals & functional ingredients | Scoop.it
The bark of Magnolia officinalis is
used in Asian traditional medicine for the treatment of anxiety, sleeping
disorders, and allergic diseases. We found that the extract and its
main bioactive constituents, magnolol and honokiol, can activate cannabinoid
(CB) ...
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Antioxidative effect of purple corn extracts during storage of mayonnaise. - PubMed - NCBI

Antioxidative effect of purple corn extracts during storage of mayonnaise. - PubMed - NCBI | botanicals & functional ingredients | Scoop.it
Food Chem. 2014;152:592-6. doi: 10.1016/j.foodchem.2013.11.152. Epub 2013 Dec 1. Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
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Garlic supplements effective for blood pressure management: Meta-analysis

Garlic supplements effective for blood pressure management: Meta-analysis | botanicals & functional ingredients | Scoop.it
Dietary supplements with garlic (Allium sativum) may beneficially affect blood pressure, especially for hypertensives, says a meta-analysis of 17 randomized controlled trials.
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