USA-China trade war: Nutraceutical Industry

During 2018, but especially since the middle of the year, we have witnessed a commercial war between the USA and China. It all started with accusations by the US that China did not respect the intellectual property of American companies, was restricting American investment in China and was also giving aid to large local companies causing American companies to compete at a disadvantage.

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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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The mConsumer. The new user category among the Sport Nutrition Market

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.

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Healthy Weight: too little can be as hazardous as too much

There is an enormous amount of information and news regarding the risks of being overweight for your health, especially due to recent studies indicating that the prevalence has dramatically increased in the past 30 years.

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Digitally Reinforced Functional Foods: We are what we eat!

The internet opened the doors to spread and access information. Consumers are nowadays more informed and concerned than ever before about their health and wellbeing. The best healthcare is preventive healthcare.  Everything we eat, everything we do, can have an impact in our overall wellbeing.

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South Korea, A new angle of PLX on the market of senior-friendly food products

The world is rapidly becoming an aging society and also, South Korea will become the world’s most aged society by 2050 due to a prolonged average lifespan and an extremely low birth rate. Thus, A part of silver food market will be increased in the change of food consumption patterns.

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The challenges of the Nutricosmetic market in Europe

The “beauty from within” market, also known as nutricosmetics, has gained momentum in recent years. The general trend towards healthier lifestyles, including personal care, sports and above all, a balanced nutrition, and the growing concern for beauty and healthy aging among consumers is driving this increase.

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Gut Microbiota and its role in obesity

It is of common knowledge that obesity is due to excessive caloric intake along with a sedentary lifestyle, with other contributing factors including genetic predisposition, sleep deprivation, certain pharmaceuticals, and epigenetics, among others. However, there is growing evidence that the gut microbiota, the microorganisms that live in our intestines, also play an important role in this pathology. Specifically, some of the functions that the bacteria are implicated in include digestion and metabolism, regulate energy production from diet, and participate in appetite control through the gut-brain axis. The modification of these functions can contribute to obesity onset and metabolic disorder development.

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