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Protein, a powerful macronutrient like carbohydrates and fat, is a fundamental, structural and functional element of every living cell of the body, which plays an essential role in a wide range of metabolic interactions. In addition, our body utilizes this nutrient to build, repair and maintain several tissues and to...

According to WHO, diabetes mellitus is a chronic/metabolic disease that results when the pancreas does not produce enough insulin (i.e. a defect in its secretion) or when the body cannot effectively use the insulin it produces (i.e. a defect in its action) or both — leading to hyperglycemia — a condition, wherein an increased concentration of glucose in the blood is observed.

Commitment to product safety and efficacy, must be parallel priorities, demonstrated from farm to finished product. Learn about how providing supplement safety through manufacturing, cultivation and research efforts are critical for this industry.

Increased knowledge and awareness of natural products has in turn increased their global demand. This well documented paper highlights various examples, and explores several unethical and cheap measures plaguing our industry and how to overcome them.

Most degenerative diseases are from by chronic inflammation. The old school of thought says inflammation represents the healing process. Yet when this inflammation becomes chronic, it manifests itself as a disease condition, now learn to manage it.

Natural ingredients can help reduce the lipid peroxidation that often leads to degenerative brain diseases. Sabinsa has standardized several of these brain health ingredients for formulation into supplements and functional foods.

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...

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...

Policosanol is a natural mixture of higher aliphatic alcohols, found in plant waxes. Sugarcane wax is a common commercial source. The components of policosanol include 1-octacosanol, 1- dotriacontanol, 1-tetracosanol, 1-tetratria-contanol, 1-hexacosanol, 1- heptacosanol and 1-nonacosanol. This mixture of alcohols is clinically proven to be effective in maintaining normal cholesterol levels...

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, for some. Allergens appear almost everywhere at any given time of the year, in the form of dust mites, mold spores, pet dander, pollen, insect bites, common household chemicals, medications, or food components. According to previous survey estimates, allergies affect as...

It is the holiday season, a time for food and festivity. It is also that time of the year when it becomes all too easy to pack on those pounds and join the growing ranks of the overweight and obese. This paper presents selected clinically tested dietary interventions which when...