Safety First: The importance of ensuring a good product of botanical extracts

After a process of identification of suppliers, an exhaustive selection of those that best adapt to the technical requirements demanded by the company, followed by a good price negotiation and the pleasure to believe to have discovered the suppliers certainly more adapted to the size of our company, it comes the moment of truth.

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Presentation of Zeropollution at the 4th Beauty Innovation Day

Last November 23th, The Beauty Cluster Barcelona held the fourth edition of Beauty Innovation Day, one of the most prominent events on innovation in the Spanish beauty sector.

The event focused on the latest trends in the industry, with the conferences revolving around three main areas of interest: sustainability, digitalization, and research.

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10K Rotary Elche & MetabolAid

Sunday, January 13 has taken place the fifth edition of the 10K Run of the prestigious Organization Rotary Elche. Monteloeder chooses this sporting event fulfilling its solidarity commitment within the Innoprefat project. In addition, their participation is part of their corporate responsibility actions. https://bit.ly/2C66Lti

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Stimulation of endogenous melatonin through nutritional habits and lifestyle.

Melatonin, in addition to its presence in vertebrates, has also been found in bacteria, unicellular organisms, fungi and plants. According to the antioxidant properties described, it is considered that the consumption of plants rich in melatonin can help prevent oxidative stress.

The knowledge of its biology can contribute to propose pharmacological measures to stimulate its endogenous secretion through nutritional habits and aspects of lifestyle.

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Why a good preparation of your negotiation meeting can drive you to success.

Sometimes during meeting negotiations with suppliers we sadly realize that one or several colleagues from our team look much closer to the position offered by the other side of the table… when that moment arrives you feel to be alone and somehow struggling against all the elements.

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Move more, Sit less: Why having an active lifestyle is easier than you think

The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends 150 minutes of moderate aerobic exercise a week (or 75 minutes of vigorous), plus strength exercise twice a week. However, recent studies have shown that, in the US, almost 80% do not meet these recommendations (https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nhsr/nhsr112.pdf). One of the major reasons for this low level of participation is the seemingly high point of entry; maintaining that level of activity seems too daunting to achieve.

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Even the city’s air makes us fat!

It is impossible to avoid air pollution in urban areas. In fact, the WHO estimated that 92% of the world’s population lives in places where air quality levels exceed “WHO’s Ambient Air quality guidelines,” particularly with respect to the smallest particles, those with a diameter of less than 2.5 micrometers (PM2.5). These particles are considered to be the most hazardous, as they can penetrate deep into the lungs, pass to the bloodstream and cause severe cardiovascular, cerebrovascular and respiratory damage.

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Research & Development: use of the Primary Reference Standards

The Nutraceutical sector is increasingly mature and the Quality Control of the ingredients is more demanding. For this reason, the sector should think about the use of the Primary Reference Standards for the quantification of actives in botanical extracts.

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Hibiscus and lemon verbena polyphenols modulate appetite-related biomarkers in overweight subjects: a randomized controlled trial

The worldwide prevalence of obesity has nearly tripled between 1975 and 2016, reaching more than 1.9 billion adults, of which over 650 million were obese.

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