New York, NY—A bioavailable form of vitamin B5 (Pantesin, a form of pantethine, developed by Kyowa Hakko USA) may help reduce cholesterol levels within the body and help prevent cardiovascular diseases according to research. Published in Nutrition Research Journal, the experiment yielded positive results for those who included pantethine in their diets.

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Bioscience company Chr. Hansen completed new research on a branded probiotic strain (L. casei 431, Lactobacillus paracase) and whether it benefits immunity against influenza following vaccination.

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Santa Fe, MN­–New data published in Phytotherapy Research indicates that an herbal combination ingredient benefits women in all phases of menopause.

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A 23-person clinical trial conducted at Laval University in Quebec, Canada, has confirmed that brown seaweed (InSea2, innoVactiv, Inc., based in Quebec, Canada) positively affects glucose and insulin levels after eating. 

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A branded cranberry extract (PACran from Decas Botanical Synergies) was showed in a clinical trial to help prevent urinary tract infections (UTIs) in women. Results from the study were presented at the most recent PhytoPharm conference in Nuremberg.

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Rockville, MD—The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has developed a new tool where adverse events from dietary supplements can be reported.

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Contract manufacturer Paragon Laboratories is celebrating a milestone this year: its 40th anniversary.

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