Every day in our business we are facing health indications in social networks, which are not controlled by EFSA or any other authorities.
In the last weeks, the EFSA Panel had to come against their own decision regarding an approved health claim, about the Red Yeast Rice and the Health claim approved for 10 mg intake per day.
Mobile and wearable technologies are advancing at an alarming rate, with a special focus in consumer health. We have recently heard of the Apple watch becoming the first FDA-approved wearable device that can perform electrocardiograms.
Sport Nutrition is the fastest-growing category of the health and Nutrition market. In fact, Sport Nutrition annual growth rate from 2012 and 2017 is more than the double of the second category, the vitamins and dietary supplements category.
Taiwan (R.O.C), an island located in East Asia, about 180 kilometers off the southeastern coast of mainland China, is the home to a population of approximately 23.4 million and well-known as one of the food paradises in Asia.
We are happy to announce that a new study with our weight loss product Metabolaid has been recently published.
In this report, our experts Dr. Nuria Caturla and Dr. Jonathan Jones identify the mechanisms of action of the ingredient, as well as the synergisms of its components.
Specifically, Metabolaid was shown, in mice, to increase AMPK expression in the adipose tissue and liver, which acts as a metabolic switch in the cells, activating lipid degradation and inhibiting adipogenesis. Also, the ingredient acts upon the appetite-regulating gut hormones adiponectin and leptin.
These effects resulted in the treated mice, which were on a high-fat diet, to weigh less, present less body fat, improved lipidic and glycemic blood profile, and less proinflammatory markers when compared to control mice on the same diet. A
nother relevant result is that Metabolaid presented similar or better results than Garcinia cambogia, which was used at 2.5 times higher dosage.
Skin cancer is the most prevalent type of cancer in the world. In the majority of cases, it is due to excessive, unprotective exposure to the sun’s UV rays, which penetrate and damage the skin over time.
There is a growing concern in food safety, with new alerts issued on an almost daily basis. In this sense, avoiding toxins and other harmful substances in food is a great challenge for the industry.
There is a strong correlation between depression and heart disease. Several studies have shown that those with depression have increased risk of arrhythmia, while individuals with heart disease are more likely to be depressed. So how can this vicious cycle be stopped? Well, recent studies have shown that exercise can be as effective as anti-depressant drugs, and cuts the risk of heart disease by half. This is especially relevant at mid- and advanced age, where the prevalence for these two conditions are higher.