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Vitamin C News -- ScienceDaily

Latest research on vitamin C.

New research shows that vitamin C could help over 50s retain muscle mass in later life. The study shows that older people who eat plenty of vitamin C -- commonly found in citrus fruits, berries and vegetables -- have the best skeletal muscle mass.
Posted: August 27, 2020, 12:07 am
A higher intake of vitamin C is crucial for metabolic syndrome patients trying to halt a potentially deadly cycle of antioxidant disruption and health-related problems, a researcher says.
Posted: January 3, 2019, 12:37 am
A Japanese research team bio-imaged vitamin C in mice. A probe chemical emitted red fluorescent light after reacting with vitamin C in the mice's bloodstream. When a dose of exogenous vitamin C was injected, it accumulated in vital organs. This is the first bioimaging of vitamin C in living tissue, showing high sensitivity and good selectivity, paving the way toward the use of this vitamin to treat cancer.
Posted: January 24, 2018, 3:05 pm
Researchers have measured the impact on cancer stem cell metabolism of three natural substances, three experimental pharmaceuticals and one clinical drug.
Posted: March 8, 2017, 1:39 pm
An engineer and an ophthalmologist are developing a portable sensor that can quickly and inexpensively determine whether an eye injury is mild or severe. The device, called OcuCheck, measures levels of vitamin C in the fluids that coat or leak from the eye. The sensor could speed efforts to determine the extent of eye injuries at accident sites or on the battlefield, the researchers said.
Posted: December 8, 2015, 6:46 pm
A research team is addressing the US fiber deficit by including citrus fiber in ground beef while retaining the quality and taste of the meat.
Posted: October 15, 2013, 4:38 pm
New evidence suggests that taking vitamin B supplements may help reduce the risk of stroke.
Posted: September 18, 2013, 9:55 pm
Despite previous studies touting its benefit in moderating gout risk, new research reveals that vitamin C, also known ascorbic acid, does not reduce uric acid (urate) levels to a clinically significant degree in patients with established gout. Vitamin C supplementation, alone or in combination with allopurinol, appears to have a weak effect on lowering uric acid levels in gout patients, according to the results of a new study.
Posted: May 16, 2013, 10:37 am
Eating higher amounts of a compound in citrus fruits, especially oranges and grapefruit, may lower ischemic stroke risk. Women who ate high amounts of the compound had a 19 percent lower risk of ischemic stroke than women who consumed the least amount.
Posted: February 23, 2012, 11:26 pm
Anti-caking agents in powdered products may hasten degradation of vitamin C instead of doing what they are supposed to do: protect the nutrient from moisture.
Posted: September 28, 2011, 4:54 pm
In summer, more dishes like gazpacho –- a cold soup containing raw vegetables, bread, olive oil and vinegar –- are consumed. A new study has revealed that ingredients’ vitamin C content as well as other organic acids is lower in the resulting mixture, meaning that it should be eaten immediately after preparation.
Posted: August 5, 2011, 12:29 pm
High humidity present in bathrooms and kitchens could be degrading the vitamins and health supplements stored in those rooms, even if the lids are on tight, a new study shows. Crystalline substances are prone to a process called deliquescence, in which humidity causes a water-soluble solid to dissolve. Keeping vitamins and supplements away from warm, humid environments can help ensure their effectiveness.
Posted: March 2, 2010, 9:22 pm
Vitamin C is indispensible for life. We obtain all our vitamin C from out diet and several tightly regulated processes control our vitamin C levels. One protein involved in this is Slc23a1, but its in vivo importance has not been determined. However, researchers have now identified several crucial functions for Slc23a1 in mice: it is involved in absorption of vitamin C by the kidney and in perinatal survival.
Posted: March 1, 2010, 10:38 pm
A team of pharmacists from Spain has established that the levels of vitamin C in many fruit juices and soft drinks are far higher than those indicated on their labels by the manufacturers. This finding has been possible owing to a new technique developed by the researchers to determine the content of vitamin C in these kinds of drinks.
Posted: October 5, 2009, 2:26 pm
Serious flaws in a recent study, which concluded that high doses of vitamin C reduce the effectiveness of chemotherapeutic drugs in the treatment of cancer, are revealed in the current issue of Alternative and Complementary Therapies.
Posted: March 5, 2009, 7:16 pm
High-dose injections of vitamin C, also known as ascorbate or ascorbic acid, reduced tumor weight and growth rate by about 50 percent in mouse models of brain, ovarian and pancreatic cancers, researchers report in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The researchers traced ascorbate's anti-cancer effect to the formation of hydrogen peroxide in the extracellular fluid surrounding the tumors. Normal cells were unaffected.
Posted: August 4, 2008, 11:06 pm
To get more out of your next cup of tea, just add juice. Citrus juices enable more of green tea's unique antioxidants to remain after simulated digestion, making the pairing even healthier than previously thought.
Posted: November 13, 2007, 9:30 pm
Fat in the stomach may cause vitamin C to promote, rather than prevent, the formation of certain cancer causing chemicals, reveals new research. Fat remains in the proximal stomach for some time after a meal and also makes up a substantial amount of the cells lining the stomach, say the authors.
Posted: September 4, 2007, 12:48 am
Unless you run marathons, you probably won't get much protection from common colds by taking a daily supplemental dose of vitamin C, according to an updated review of 30 studies.
Posted: July 18, 2007, 4:21 am
A new study has found that supplements of vitamin C can largely stop the serious depletion of vitamin E that occurs in smokers, demonstrating for the first time in humans a remarkable interaction between these two antioxidants as they work together. The research also suggests a possible mechanism by which smoking can cause cancer.
Posted: February 24, 2006, 3:42 pm
Cooking tomatoes -- such as in spaghetti sauce -- makes the fruit heart-healthier and boosts its cancer-fighting ability. All this, despite a loss of vitamin C during the cooking process, say Cornell food scientists. The reason: cooking substantially raises the levels of beneficial compounds called phytochemicals.
Posted: April 22, 2002, 11:33 am
Low levels of vitamin C in the blood are linked to a more severe form of peripheral artery disease, an often painful condition in which the leg blood vessels become blocked, according to a report in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association.
Posted: April 11, 2001, 12:22 pm
Time to adjust an old adage: It's the phytochemicals in the apple each day that keep the doctor away. A combination of plant chemicals, such as flavanoids and polyphenols -- collectively known as phytochemicals -- found both within the flesh of apple and particularly in the skin -- provide the fruit's anti-oxidant and anti-cancer benefits, say Cornell food scientists.
Posted: June 26, 2000, 3:23 am
Researchers at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center have found that cancer tumors consume large amounts of vitamin C. Their findings, which are reported in the September 15 issue of Cancer Research, may shed new light on the nutritional needs of tumors.
Posted: September 16, 1999, 11:48 am
The recommended dietary allowance, or RDA, for vitamin C should be officially doubled to a new level of 120 milligrams per day, researchers conclude in a new report, with potential benefits for everything from heart disease to cataracts and cancer.
Posted: July 9, 1999, 12:32 pm
An extensive review of research on potentially harmful effects of vitamin C supplementation has largely put to rest concerns that it may have damaging "pro-oxidant" effects in the human body, a question that had been raised by some laboratory studies in recent years.
Posted: May 26, 1999, 10:07 am
Researchers at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center have found that a class of proteins -- called growth factors -- which are known to control growth and production of immune cells also increase their ability to take up vitamin C.
Posted: March 27, 1998, 12:49 pm
Researchers at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center have discovered how to get large amounts of vitamin C past the blood brain barrier so that it is transported and retained in the brains of laboratory mice. This finding may prove useful in efforts to slow the progression of certain neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer's.
Posted: December 6, 1997, 6:36 pm

Vitamin D News -- ScienceDaily

Read the latest research on the importance of vitamin D for health, symptoms of vitamin D deficiency, suggested dosages and more.

Healthy adults under the age of 75 are unlikely to benefit from taking more than the daily intake of vitamin D recommended by the Institutes of Medicine (IOM) and do not require testing for vitamin D levels. For children, pregnant people, adults older than 75 years and adults with high-risk prediabetes, the guideline recommends vitamin D higher than the IOM recommended daily allowance.
Posted: June 3, 2024, 3:37 pm
A new study sheds light on the complexities of achieving optimal vitamin D status across diverse populations. Despite substantial research on the determinants of vitamin D, levels of vitamin D deficiency remain high. Researchers believe their findings have significant implications for the development of tailored recommendations for vitamin D supplementation.
Posted: May 2, 2024, 10:43 pm
Researchers have found that vitamin D encourages the growth of a type of gut bacteria in mice which improves immunity to cancer.
Posted: April 25, 2024, 8:15 pm
Rickets ran rife in children following the Industrial Revolution, but new research has found factory work and polluted cities aren't entirely to blame for the period's vitamin D deficiencies.
Posted: January 31, 2024, 11:34 pm
A major clinical trial has found that vitamin D supplements do not increase bone strength or prevent bone fractures in children with vitamin D deficiency. The findings challenge widely held perceptions relating to the effects of vitamin D on bone health.
Posted: December 2, 2023, 12:42 am
According to a new study B-12 vitamins increase the presence of the micronutrient in mothers' breast milk, which is especially helpful in countries where it can be difficult to eat what is needed for the body to produce B-12 naturally.
Posted: December 1, 2023, 5:36 pm
A review of 15 years' worth of data found that vitamin D supplementation during pregnancy was linked to reduced rates of asthma and wheezing in children compared to standard prenatal multivitamin.
Posted: November 9, 2023, 5:14 pm
Taking higher-than-recommended doses of vitamin D for five years reduced the risk of atrial fibrillation in older men and women, according to a new study.
Posted: June 28, 2023, 2:52 am
Neuroscientists have shown how vitamin D deficiency affects developing neurons in the brain's dopamine circuit, which may lead to the dopamine dysfunction seen in adults with schizophrenia.
Posted: May 24, 2023, 10:20 pm
Taking vitamin D supplements may help ward off dementia, according to a new, large-scale study. Researchers explored the relationship between vitamin D supplementation and dementia in more than 12,388 participants of the US National Alzheimer's Coordinating Center, who had a mean age of 71 and were dementia-free when they signed up. Of the group, 37 per cent (4,637) took vitamin D supplements.
Posted: March 1, 2023, 3:15 pm
Fewer cases of melanoma were observed among regular users of vitamin D supplements than among non-users, a new study finds. People taking vitamin D supplements regularly also had a considerably lower risk of skin cancer, according to estimates by experienced dermatologists. The study included nearly 500 people with an increased risk of skin cancer.
Posted: January 9, 2023, 4:25 pm
Millions of people across the globe regularly consume arsenic-contaminated water. Exposure to arsenic has previously been associated with the development of various cancers including skin cancer. Research on the underlying molecular mechanisms regulating arsenic-mediated carcinogenesis remains sparse. Using in vitro studies, researchers demonstrate how calcitriol, or activated vitamin D3, inhibits arsenic-mediated carcinogenesis in certain types of skin cells known as 'keratinocytes.'
Posted: December 15, 2022, 3:45 pm
Researchers have developed a new way to fortify foods with vitamin A, which they hope could help to improve the health of millions of people around the world. In a new study, they showed that encapsulating vitamin A in a protective polymer prevents the nutrient from being broken down during cooking or storage.
Posted: December 12, 2022, 11:05 pm
Research has revealed vitamin K1 can help reduce the risk of fractures in older populations -- especially hip fractures.
Posted: November 28, 2022, 3:12 pm
Some clinicians have recommended vitamin D supplements to ease the muscle aches of patients taking a statin, but a new study shows the vitamin appears to have no substantial impact.
Posted: November 23, 2022, 4:42 pm
New research gives strong evidence that vitamin D deficiency is associated with premature death, prompting calls for people to follow healthy vitamin D level guidelines.
Posted: October 26, 2022, 2:29 pm
Cystic fibrosis patients who supplement their diet with vitamin C can also derive greater benefit from another antioxidant, vitamin E, resulting in a reduction in damaging inflammation, a study suggests.
Posted: September 29, 2022, 5:34 pm
An extensive meta-analysis suggests that vitamin D supplementation may alleviate depressive symptoms in adults with depression. Conducted by an international team of researchers, the meta-analysis includes dozens of studies from around the world.
Posted: August 12, 2022, 3:34 pm
Genetic research shows a direct link between low levels of vitamin D and high levels of inflammation, providing an important biomarker to identify people at higher risk of or severity of chronic illnesses with an inflammatory component.
Posted: August 7, 2022, 8:16 pm
Researchers report on a novel function of vitamin K, which is generally known for its importance in blood clotting. The researchers discovered that the fully reduced form of vitamin K acts as an antioxidant efficiently inhibiting ferroptotic cell death.
Posted: August 3, 2022, 4:03 pm
Trial participants reported feeling less anxious or depressed after taking high doses of Vitamin B6 for a month. The trial provides evidence that the calming effect B6 has on the brain could make it effective in preventing or treating mood disorders.
Posted: July 19, 2022, 1:12 pm
Rickets and classic metaphyseal lesions (CMLs) exhibit distinct radiographic signs, and radiologists can reliably differentiate these two entities.
Posted: July 6, 2022, 12:54 pm
Taking Vitamin D supplements during pregnancy could substantially reduce the chances of babies up to a year old suffering from atopic eczema, according to a new study.
Posted: July 5, 2022, 1:38 pm
Dementia is one of the major causes of disability and dependency among older people worldwide, affecting thinking and behaviors as you age. But what if you could stop this degenerative disease in its tracks?
Posted: June 14, 2022, 4:27 pm
Scientists have shed new light on the role of the placenta in managing the relationships between maternal vitamin D and fetal development, according to a new study.
Posted: March 8, 2022, 4:58 pm
New research has found significant differences between the two types of vitamin D, with vitamin D2 having a questionable impact on human health. However, the study found that vitamin D3 could balance people's immune systems and help strengthen defences against viral infections such as Covid-19.
Posted: February 25, 2022, 1:59 pm
A meta-analysis of 26 studies that included more than 5,600 patients hospitalized with COVID-19 has found that taking immune-boosting micronutrients such as vitamin C, vitamin D and zinc do not lessen a patient's chance of dying from COVID-19.
Posted: February 17, 2022, 5:23 pm
In a new study, researchers show a correlation between vitamin D deficiency and COVID-19 severity and mortality. The study is among the first to analyze vitamin D levels prior to infection, which facilitates a more accurate assessment than during hospitalization, when levels may be lower secondary to the viral illness.
Posted: February 3, 2022, 9:11 pm
A trial found that taking a much higher dose of vitamin D than recommended for five years did not affect total mortality or the incidence of cardiovascular disease or cancer in older men and women.
Posted: January 5, 2022, 4:14 pm
Living in sunny locations and spending time outdoors may raise the risk for skin cancer, but a new study shows that in children and young adults, sun exposure may protect against multiple sclerosis. The study follows previous work by other researchers that has demonstrated an association between increased ultraviolet exposure in childhood and lower odds of adult MS.
Posted: December 8, 2021, 9:11 pm
Free from the sun, vitamin D delivers a natural source for one of the hormones essential to our bodies, especially the bones. But when you're down on this essential nutrient, it's not only your bones that could suffer, but also your cardio health, according to new research.
Posted: December 6, 2021, 4:30 pm
Worldwide, millions of people follow vegan and vegetarian diets for religious, ethical, environmental or economic reasons. While these diets have purported health benefits, they can also lack essential nutrients, such as vitamins B12 and D3, if not well-planned or supplemented correctly. Now, researchers have packed a strawberry-flavored gummy with these vitamins, formulating it without any animal products so vegans and vegetarians can reach their recommended daily allowances (RDA).
Posted: November 10, 2021, 3:46 pm
Previously published solar exposure guidelines for optimal vitamin D synthesis based on a study of skin samples may need to be revised.
Posted: September 27, 2021, 7:05 pm
New research has examined the association between vitamin D and COVID-19, and found that ambient ultraviolet B (UVB) radiation (which is key for vitamin D production in the skin) at an individual's place of residence in the weeks before COVID-19 infection, was strongly protective against severe disease and death.
Posted: September 15, 2021, 1:54 pm
Consuming higher amounts of Vitamin D -- mainly from dietary sources -- may help protect against developing young-onset colorectal cancer or precancerous colon polyps, according to a new study.
Posted: August 17, 2021, 1:41 pm
Review of a landmark, 1944 study on adequate vitamin C levels leads researchers to challenge the WHO's recommended daily amounts.
Posted: August 16, 2021, 5:54 pm
New research has found that people who eat a diet rich in vitamin K have up to a 34 percent lower risk of atherosclerosis-related cardiovascular disease (conditions affecting the heart or blood vessels).
Posted: August 9, 2021, 6:41 pm
In a clinical trial of individuals at high risk for developing type 2 diabetes, which is the leading cause of kidney disease, vitamin D supplementation did not have significant effects on kidney health. As participants were not selected according to baseline vitamin D levels, investigators cannot exclude a kidney benefit for individuals with vitamin D deficiency.
Posted: August 6, 2021, 9:19 pm
Patients with vitamin D deficiency who received vitamin D supplements had a reduced need for pain relief and lower levels of fatigue in palliative cancer treatment, a randomized and placebo-controlled study shows.
Posted: August 5, 2021, 6:11 pm
In a recent study of Black American women, low levels of vitamin D appeared to be related to increased incidence of COVID-19 infection.
Posted: July 27, 2021, 8:32 pm
Lab animals deficient in vitamin D crave and become dependent on opioids, which is curbed when normal levels of the vitamin are restored. Human health records indicate that people with low vitamin D are more likely to use and misuse opioids. Study results suggest a potential role for vitamin D supplementation in fighting opioid addiction.
Posted: June 11, 2021, 9:40 pm
Observational studies have suggested that increased vitamin D levels may protect against COVID-19. However, these studies were inconclusive and possibly subject to confounding. A new study suggests that genetic evidence does not support vitamin D as a protective measure against COVID-19.
Posted: June 1, 2021, 7:56 pm
Sunnier areas are associated with fewer deaths from COVID-19, an observational study suggests. Increased exposure to the sun's rays -- specifically UVA -- could act as a simple public health intervention if further research establishes it causes a reduction in mortality rates, experts say.
Posted: April 9, 2021, 1:29 am
In a retrospective study of individuals tested for COVID-19, vitamin D levels above those traditionally considered sufficient were associated with a lower risk of COVID-19.
Posted: March 22, 2021, 9:50 pm
Patients with low vitamin D levels who are hospitalized for COVID-19 may have a lower risk of dying or requiring mechanical ventilation if they receive vitamin D supplementation of at least 1,000 units weekly, according to a new study.
Posted: March 22, 2021, 1:54 am
Genetically determined vitamin D levels do not have a large effect on risk of type 1 diabetes in Europeans, according to a new study.
Posted: February 25, 2021, 7:36 pm
One day physicians may be able to look at an African American's skin color and, with the help of other determinants, know if prescribing vitamin D supplements would lower that person's risk of getting cancers of the prostate, colon, rectum or breast.
Posted: February 18, 2021, 7:28 pm
Scientists have now calculated: If all Germans over the age of 50 were to take vitamin D supplements, up to 30,000 cancer deaths per year could possibly be avoided and more than 300,000 years of life could be gained - in addition, health care costs could be saved.
Posted: February 10, 2021, 6:33 pm
Working outdoors over many years is linked to a lower risk of breast cancer in women after the age of 50, finds new research.
Posted: February 2, 2021, 1:00 am
Bleeding of the gums on gentle probing, or gingival bleeding tendency, and also bleeding in the eye, or retinal hemorrhaging, were associated with low vitamin C levels in the bloodstream.
Posted: February 1, 2021, 3:15 pm
Researchers report a comprehensive pilot study on the metabolic effects of full vegan diet on young children. The study found vegan children to have remarkably altered metabolism and lower vitamin A and D status compared to children with no special diet.
Posted: January 21, 2021, 6:23 pm
Over 50 per cent of Asians living in the UK are severely deficient in vitamin D, leaving them more vulnerable to respiratory infections such as COVID-19 and musculoskeletal disorders, according to a large-scale population study published this week.
Posted: December 15, 2020, 2:16 pm
A new study has discovered that vitamin D regulates calcium in a section of the intestine that previously was thought not to have played a key role. The findings have important implications on how bowel disease, including ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease, may disrupt calcium regulation.
Posted: December 1, 2020, 10:17 pm
Researchers discovered that the makeup of a person's gut microbiome is linked to their levels of active vitamin D, and revealed a new understanding of vitamin D and how it's typically measured.
Posted: November 30, 2020, 6:13 pm
A study showed that mothers' vitamin D levels during pregnancy were associated with their children's IQ, suggesting that higher vitamin D levels in pregnancy may lead to greater childhood IQ scores.
Posted: November 2, 2020, 7:22 pm
Over 80 percent of 200 COVID-19 patients in a hospital in Spain have vitamin D deficiency, according to a new study.
Posted: October 27, 2020, 1:22 pm
A recent study shows that cold ambient temperatures increase vitamin A levels in humans and mice. This helps convert 'bad' white adipose tissue into 'good' brown adipose tissue which stimulates fat burning and heat generation.
Posted: October 21, 2020, 3:23 pm
Children appear to be at greater risk of having high blood pressure when their mothers had the high blood pressure condition called preeclampsia during pregnancy -- but this adverse association may be reduced or even eliminated for children who were exposed to higher levels of vitamin D in the womb.
Posted: October 5, 2020, 6:46 pm
A research team has revealed that narrow-range ultraviolet (UV) irradiation using light emitting diodes (LEDs) safely increases serum vitamin D levels in aging mice and thereby prevents the loss of their bone and muscle mass.
Posted: October 1, 2020, 1:01 pm
Free, circulating vitamin D levels in the blood may be a better predictor of future health risks in aging men, according to a new study. These data suggest the free, precursor form of vitamin D found circulating in the bloodstream is a more accurate predictor of future health and disease risk, than the often measured total vitamin D.
Posted: September 7, 2020, 10:31 pm

Vitamin B News -- ScienceDaily

Read about the latest research on B vitamins, including newly discovered benefits of Vitamin B3, B12, folic acid and related vitamins.

A team of international researchers has demonstrated, for the first time in a field study, that using folic acid-fortified iodized table salt can prevent multiple severe birth defects.
Posted: March 11, 2024, 6:58 pm
A new study has found high rates of anemia among patients in the Irish health system, while screening for common causes was found to be low.
Posted: January 12, 2024, 4:48 pm
Pregnant women eating modern diets are missing key nutrients needed for them and their babies, and this could get worse with the move to plant-based foods. Scientists surveying more than 1,700 women found most were missing vitamins usually found in meat and dairy, including B12, B6 and D, folic acid and riboflavin which are essential for the development of fetuses in the womb.
Posted: December 5, 2023, 7:44 pm
Researchers assessed in an animal model the effect of folic acid supplementation on mutation rates and other genetic modifications.
Posted: March 6, 2023, 7:33 pm
A new study that looked at health data from the UK found people with a folic acid prescription were 1.5 times as likely to get COVID-19 and were more than 2.6 times as likely to die from COVID-19 compared to the control group.
Posted: August 31, 2022, 5:11 pm
The UK Government's current proposal to fortify one type of flour with folic acid is inadequate as it suggests a low dose that would fail to prevent hundreds of cases of severe birth defects each year, according to a new paper.
Posted: August 22, 2022, 5:04 pm
Scientists have found that elevated blood levels of an amino acid called homocysteine correlate strongly with the severity of an advanced form of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. They also found vitamin B12 and folic acid could be used to prevent and/or delay disease progression.
Posted: August 5, 2022, 1:12 pm
Trial participants reported feeling less anxious or depressed after taking high doses of Vitamin B6 for a month. The trial provides evidence that the calming effect B6 has on the brain could make it effective in preventing or treating mood disorders.
Posted: July 19, 2022, 1:12 pm
Researchers report a comprehensive pilot study on the metabolic effects of full vegan diet on young children. The study found vegan children to have remarkably altered metabolism and lower vitamin A and D status compared to children with no special diet.
Posted: January 21, 2021, 6:23 pm
A study of pregnant mice found high levels of folic acid were associated with significant changes in brain development of offspring.
Posted: October 5, 2020, 9:08 pm
Older adults who took a daily multivitamin and mineral supplement with zinc and high amounts of vitamin C in a 12-week study experienced sickness for shorter periods and with less severe symptoms than counterparts in a control group receiving a placebo.
Posted: August 18, 2020, 1:40 pm
Grain-based materials fermented with Propionibacterium freudenreichii have enough vitamin B12 to be nutritionally significant. With the help of Lactobacillus brevis in the fermentation process, vegans can also be guaranteed a sufficient and safe B12 intake directly from grain-based food, without pills.
Posted: August 4, 2020, 3:15 pm
A new study challenges claims from some international scientific circles, that having high blood levels of folate (folic acid) increases the risk of poor cognition in older adults, especially in those with low levels of vitamin B12. On the contrary the study found that having higher folate seemed to be associated with better cognitive function in these older adults.
Posted: June 15, 2020, 6:08 pm
Children born to women who have high blood levels of lead are more likely be overweight or obese, compared to those whose mothers have low levels of lead in their blood, according to a new study.
Posted: October 3, 2019, 1:20 pm
The dangers of ultraviolet radiation exposure, which most often comes from the sun, are well-known. Researchers discuss how broad its effects can be, from premature aging to cancer, and how this can be influenced by different skin tones and the use of sunscreen.
Posted: August 30, 2019, 3:55 pm
In a massive new analysis of findings from 277 clinical trials using 24 different interventions, researchers say they have found that almost all vitamin, mineral and other nutrient supplements or diets cannot be linked to longer life or protection from heart disease.
Posted: July 16, 2019, 1:55 pm
Micronutrient deficiencies, including vitamins B12 and D, as well as folate, iron, zinc and copper, are common in adults at the time of diagnosis with celiac disease. These deficiencies should be addressed at that time, according to a new study.
Posted: June 24, 2019, 3:16 pm
A new study explored the impact of increasing a person's intake of vitamins B12, B6, and folic acid [vitamin B9] after studies in people with schizophrenia revealed that increased intake of these vitamins could decrease patients' levels of an amino acid called homocysteine and improve their symptoms.
Posted: January 15, 2019, 5:11 pm
A giant toadstool that swallow up vitamins and nutrients in the intestines and kidneys. This is how the receptor, which e.g. absorbs B12 vitamin in the small intestine, looks. For the first time, researchers have an insight into an as yet unknown biology which has survived hundreds of millions of years during the evolution of life.
Posted: January 3, 2019, 4:06 pm
Patients with type-2 diabetes, taking metformin, should have their vitamin B12 levels assessed more regularly to avoid irreversible nerve damage, according to a new study. The study findings suggest that earlier detection of vitamin B12 deficiency through routine screening of all metformin-treated, type-2 diabetes patients could reduce their risk of developing irreversible, painful and potentially disabling nerve damage.
Posted: November 21, 2018, 2:16 am
Nearly 15 percent of all chewing gum varieties sold promise to provide health-enhancing supplements to users, so researchers studied whether two vitamin-supplemented products were effective at delivering vitamins to the body. Their results validate the concept of gum as an effective delivery system for at least some vitamins.
Posted: October 10, 2018, 2:56 pm
The study suggests that voluntary food fortification is ineffective in preventing deficiency or low status of these vitamins among older people.
Posted: June 26, 2018, 3:33 pm
Among women planning to conceive after a pregnancy loss, those who had sufficient levels of vitamin D were more likely to become pregnant and have a live birth, compared to women with insufficient levels of the vitamin, according to a recent analysis.
Posted: May 30, 2018, 11:22 pm
The most commonly consumed vitamin and mineral supplements provide no consistent health benefit or harm, suggests a new study led by researchers at St. Michael's Hospital and the University of Toronto.
Posted: May 28, 2018, 9:15 pm
Scientists have made a significant discovery about how the vitamin content of some plants can be improved to make vegetarian and vegan diets more complete. Vitamin B12 (cobalamin) is an essential dietary component but vegetarians are more prone to B12 deficiency as plants neither make nor require this nutrient. But now a team, led by Professor Martin Warren, has proved that common garden cress can take up cobalamin.
Posted: May 17, 2018, 3:33 pm
There is no need for an upper limit of folate intake, according to a study by Queen Mary University of London and the School of Advanced Study, University of London.
Posted: January 31, 2018, 1:58 pm
Women who are pregnant or planning to become pregnant may want to avoid diets that reduce or eliminate carbohydrates, as they could increase the risk of having babies with neural tube birth defects, according to a new study.
Posted: January 25, 2018, 1:51 pm
Taking folic acid in late pregnancy may increase the risk of allergies in offspring affected by intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR), new research indicates.
Posted: December 21, 2017, 5:31 pm
One in two persons aged 65 and above has suboptimal levels of vitamin D in the blood and one in four older adults has suboptimal vitamin B12 levels.
Posted: December 15, 2017, 4:16 pm
Lower meat consumption by women during pregnancy was linked with an increased risk of substance misuse by their children during adolescence.
Posted: October 4, 2017, 12:49 pm
Researchers have shown that mothers who take recommended amounts of folic acid around conception might reduce their children's pesticide-related autism risk.
Posted: September 9, 2017, 12:55 am
Taking folic acid supplements throughout pregnancy may improve psychological development in children, new research suggests.
Posted: May 4, 2017, 1:35 am
Small children with low levels of vitamin B12 had more difficulties solving cognitive tests, such as the ability to do puzzles, recognize letters and interpret other children’s feelings.
Posted: March 27, 2017, 12:32 pm
Babies born to mothers with cardiometabolic risk factors were less likely to develop high blood pressure if their mothers had higher levels of folate during pregnancy.
Posted: March 8, 2017, 1:10 pm
In the microbial world, vitamin B12 is a hot commodity. It turns out that vitamin B12, a substance produced by only a few organisms but needed by nearly all of them, wields great power in microbial communities – ubiquitous structures that affect energy and food production, the environment, and human health.
Posted: January 31, 2017, 1:01 pm
Pregnant women increase their chances of vitamin B12 deficiency if they don't consume enough meat, milk or eggs. This vitamin is found only in animal products. A deficiency of the vitamin during pregnancy could have dramatic consequences for the fetus.
Posted: January 24, 2017, 4:16 pm
Despite the mandatory addition of folic acid to enriched grain products in the United States, many women still do not consume adequate amounts of this important vitamin, according to a new editorial.
Posted: January 10, 2017, 6:35 pm
Prescription doses of folinic acid, which is a reduced form of a B vitamin known as folate, could help improve the language and communication skills of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). These are the preliminary findings from a placebo-controlled trial in which children were randomized to receive either high-dose folinic acid or a placebo.
Posted: October 18, 2016, 6:16 pm
A world-first optical sensor has been developed that can detect vitamin B12 in diluted human blood – a first step towards a low-cost, portable, broadscale vitamin B12 deficiency test. Vitamin B12 deficiency is associated with an increased risk of dementia and Alzheimer's disease.
Posted: October 17, 2016, 2:32 pm
High folate (vitamin B9) consumption is associated with an increased risk for a nerve-damage disorder in older adults who have a common genetic variant linked to reduced cellular vitamin B12 availability, report researchers.
Posted: October 12, 2016, 6:16 pm
Food fortified with folic acid helped lower overall rates of congenital heart defects in Canada. The effect was evident in some types of congenital heart defects but not all.
Posted: August 29, 2016, 11:26 pm
Folates can stimulate stem cell proliferation independently of their role as vitamins, according to a new study that used an in vitro culture and animal model system in their findings. Folates, whether supplemental B vitamins or natural folates found in food, are essential for the proper functioning of all cells in the body and are critical to prevent birth defects.
Posted: July 11, 2016, 7:09 pm
Proper maternal folate levels during pregnancy may protect children from a future risk of obesity, especially those born to obese mothers, according to a new study.
Posted: June 13, 2016, 4:22 pm
A high percentage of children, teens and young adults with migraines appear to have mild deficiencies in vitamin D, riboflavin and coenzyme Q10 -- a vitamin-like substance found in every cell of the body that is used to produce energy for cell growth and maintenance.
Posted: June 10, 2016, 6:06 pm
If pregnant women take antiepileptic drugs, the child can develop autistic traits. The administration of folic acid preparations appears to be a suitable means of preventing this serious side-effect, suggest researchers.
Posted: May 31, 2016, 12:24 pm
There is less decline than expected in the rate of brain and spine defects after a folic acid fortification program, a new study has found. The new findings are likely to contribute to an ongoing debate about the future of the fortification program.
Posted: May 18, 2016, 4:01 pm
Women who plan on becoming pregnant are told they need enough of the nutrient folate to ensure proper neurodevelopment of their babies, but new research suggests there could be serious risks in having far too much of the same nutrient.
Posted: May 11, 2016, 2:53 pm
Vitamin A is important for heart development in embryos, but whether it has a role in maintaining heart health is unclear. A new study finds that the heart is able to respond to vitamin A and the amount of vitamin A present has an effect. However, whether the effects are beneficial or harmful is still a mystery.
Posted: April 28, 2016, 9:40 pm
Certain nutritional supplements can increase the effectiveness of antidepressants for people with clinical depression, an international evidence review has found. Omega 3 fish oils, S-adenosylmethionine (SAMe), methylfolate (bioactive form of folate) and Vitamin D, were all found to boost the effects of medication.
Posted: April 26, 2016, 1:17 pm
Vegans adhere to nutrition recommendations in varying degrees, according to a new Finnish study. Some vegans who participated in a new study followed a balanced diet, while others had dietary deficiencies. Typical deficiencies were an unbalanced use of protein sources, a low intake of berries, fruits and nuts, as well as failure to use nutrient fortified food products. The majority, however, used vitamin B12 and D supplements and calcium-fortified drinks as recommended.
Posted: March 22, 2016, 12:20 pm
A mechanism underlying a severe progressive children’s brain disease and adult’s muscle disease has been clarified by a new study. The results indicate for the first time that the energy-metabolic defect in a cell can shake its B-vitamin balance and lead to genetic changes.
Posted: March 4, 2016, 2:27 pm
A high proportion of older adults entering long-term care homes in Ontario are B12 deficient, with more developing deficiencies over the course of their first year in residence, according to research. There is a connection between B12 deficiency and several serious health conditions.
Posted: January 19, 2016, 8:35 pm
A study in aged mice shows that excess folic acid intake causes lowered immune function because important immune cells, called natural killer cells, are less effective. These results build upon the findings of a previous study in 2005 by the same lab that found that 78 percent of healthy postmenopausal women had unmetabolized folic acid in their blood plasma, which is indicative of excess folic acid intake.
Posted: January 11, 2016, 5:13 pm
Malnutrition is a known complication of weight loss surgery, but findings from a small study show many obese people may be malnourished before they undergo the procedure.
Posted: September 14, 2015, 2:27 pm
A new international study shows that 5,000 fetuses in Europe annually are affected by spina bifida and other severe defects on the central nervous system. Seventy percent of these pregnancies are terminated, while increased mortality and serious diseases affect the children who are born. At least half of the cases can be avoided by adding folic acid to staple foods as is already being done in 70 non-European countries.
Posted: August 28, 2015, 2:22 pm
Taking vitamin B12 supplements does not benefit neurological or cognitive function in older people with moderate deficiency of vitamin B12, research has shown for the first time.
Posted: July 1, 2015, 7:18 pm
An international paper on folate biomarkers is part of an initiative to provide evidence-based guidance for the global nutrition and public health community. The comprehensive study on folate, an essential B vitamin required for DNA synthesis and normal growth and development, represents a consensus of the top folate scientists globally. A major birth defect affecting the spinal cord -- spina bifida, for example -- and brain can be prevented by maternal consumption of sufficient folate prior to and during the very early stages of fetal development.
Posted: June 30, 2015, 7:15 pm
Genetically modified crops are usually designed to have herbicide tolerance and insect resistance, but there are other applications of such engineered plants, such as the incorporation of genes for specific nutrients. Research suggests that the bio-fortification of rice with a gene to produce more folate (vitamin B9) could significantly reduce the risk of birth defects, such as spina bifida and other neural tube defect conditions, caused by deficiency of this nutrient.
Posted: April 28, 2015, 4:50 pm
Vitamin E (d-alpha-tocopherol) is an effective treatment for non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), according to new research. NASH occurs when the liver becomes inflamed due to the accumulation of fat. Over time, persistent inflammation can lead to the formation of fibrous scar tissue in the liver and around its blood vessels, which can eventually cause cirrhosis.
Posted: April 23, 2015, 12:53 pm
In a study that included more than 20,000 adults in China with high blood pressure but without a history of stroke or heart attack, the combined use of the hypertension medication enalapril and folic acid, compared with enalapril alone, significantly reduced the risk of first stroke, according to a study.
Posted: March 15, 2015, 9:04 pm

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The AREDS2 dietary supplement formula not only reduces risk of lung cancer due to beta-carotene, but is also more effective at reducing risk of AMD progression, compared to the original AREDS formula.
Posted: June 2, 2022, 4:14 pm
Carrots are a good source of beta-carotene, which is a precursor of vitamin A. But to get the full health benefits of this superfood, you need an active enzyme to produce this vitamin.
Posted: December 12, 2020, 1:33 pm
The benefits of vitamin D in promoting bone health are already well known. A new study suggests that vitamin D also may promote greater insulin sensitivity, thus lowering glucose levels and the risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
Posted: January 30, 2019, 12:57 pm
Infants can develop an allergy to cow's milk that usually subsides by adulthood but may increase risk for developing other allergic diseases. The allergic reaction can, however, be prevented by two components of cow's milk interacting together, as researchers now describe. Loading of vitamin A metabolite retinoic acid to the important milk protein beta-lactoglobulin in cow's milk can prevent allergic reaction against the protein.
Posted: February 6, 2018, 3:03 pm
Researchers have discovered how uncontrolled vitamin A metabolism in the gut can cause harmful inflammation. The discovery links diet to inflammatory diseases, like Crohn's disease and inflammatory bowel syndromes, and could inform nutritional interventions.
Posted: October 23, 2017, 5:19 pm
Biochemists have elucidated the structure of an enzyme that supplies carotenoid, investigators report. The lack of vitamin A in food is a major cause of health problems worldwide and can lead to blindness and even death. This is especially a problem in threshold or third-world countries, where children are likely to suffer from a lack of vitamin A or its precursor beta-carotene due to malnourishment.
Posted: July 21, 2017, 1:01 pm
There has been no known link between diabetes and vitamin A -- until now. A new study suggests that the vitamin improves the insulin producing ?-cell's function.
Posted: June 13, 2017, 3:16 pm
Biochemical reactions that cause Alzheimer's disease could begin in the womb or just after birth if the fetus or newborn does not get enough vitamin A, according to new research. These new findings, based on studies of genetically-engineered mice, also demonstrate that supplements given to newborns with low levels of vitamin A could be effective in slowing the degenerative brain disease.
Posted: January 27, 2017, 4:30 pm
Adding whole eggs to a colorful salad boosts the amount of Vitamin E the body absorbs from the vegetables, according to research.
Posted: October 26, 2016, 2:08 am
Administration of 50 mg per day of vitamin E decreased the risk of pneumonia in elderly male smokers by 72% after they quit smoking, according to a new article.
Posted: October 5, 2016, 12:36 pm
Vitamin A is important for heart development in embryos, but whether it has a role in maintaining heart health is unclear. A new study finds that the heart is able to respond to vitamin A and the amount of vitamin A present has an effect. However, whether the effects are beneficial or harmful is still a mystery.
Posted: April 28, 2016, 9:40 pm
Vegans adhere to nutrition recommendations in varying degrees, according to a new Finnish study. Some vegans who participated in a new study followed a balanced diet, while others had dietary deficiencies. Typical deficiencies were an unbalanced use of protein sources, a low intake of berries, fruits and nuts, as well as failure to use nutrient fortified food products. The majority, however, used vitamin B12 and D supplements and calcium-fortified drinks as recommended.
Posted: March 22, 2016, 12:20 pm
Something as easy as adding more spinach, kale, collards and mustard greens to your diet could help slow cognitive decline, according to new research. The study also examined the nutrients responsible for the effect, linking vitamin K consumption to slower cognitive decline for the first time.
Posted: March 30, 2015, 3:22 pm
A previously unknown effect of vitamin A in human embryonic development has been identified by researchers, indicating that vitamin A affects the formation of blood cells.
Posted: February 24, 2015, 2:17 pm
More credence has been added to a growing awareness of the high prevalence of vitamin D deficiency in neuromuscular disease by newly presented research. Vitamin D supplementation has been suggested to improve function in frail elderly patients at risk for falls, as well as individuals with myasthenia gravis and Parkinson's. The impact of vitamin D deficiency and supplementation on function in other neurologic conditions has yet to be explored.
Posted: October 31, 2014, 12:19 pm
Research on vitamin D in diabetes should focus on patients with both low vitamin D and increased PTH. It is well known that, in response to low vitamin D levels, the body increases secretion of parathyroid hormone (PTH), which is its upstream regulator. Researchers show that glucose levels are perturbed only when low vitamin D is accompanied by increased PTH.
Posted: May 29, 2014, 2:28 pm
No significant connection between vitamin D levels and menopause symptoms has been made from the results of a research project on the topic. The authors analyzed the relationship between the blood levels of vitamin D and a number of menopause symptoms, including hot flashes, night sweats, sleep disturbance, concentration, and forgetfulness in 530 women who participated in the calcium and vitamin D trial.
Posted: April 16, 2014, 1:08 pm
A derivative of vitamin A, known as retinoic acid, found abundantly in sweet potato and carrots, helps turn pre-cancer cells back to normal healthy breast cells, which may help explain why some clinical studies have been unable to see a benefit of vitamin A on cancer: the vitamin doesn’t appear to change the course of full-blown cancer, only pre-cancerous cells, and only works at a very narrow dose.
Posted: March 31, 2014, 1:55 pm
Long-term daily multivitamin supplement use may lower cataract risk in men, according to a study of nearly 15,000 male physicians. Half took a common daily multivitamin, as well as vitamin C, vitamin E and beta carotene supplements. The other half took a placebo. The researchers followed the participants to identify how many participants in each group developed new cases of two common eye diseases: cataract and age-related macular degeneration. Results showed a 9 percent decrease in risk for those that took the supplements.
Posted: February 20, 2014, 9:12 pm
Long-term use of commonly prescribed heartburn and ulcer medications is linked to a higher risk of vitamin B12 deficiency, according to a new study.
Posted: December 10, 2013, 9:36 pm
A large-scale study of age-related macular degeneration suggests fish oil supplements containing omega-3 fatty acids do not alter the progression of age-related macular degeneration, and that lutein and zeaxanthin may be safer than beta-carotene in reducing risk of disease progression.
Posted: May 13, 2013, 7:24 pm
In a ground-breaking study, researchers report a new technique that allows them to visualize the distribution of retinoic acid in a live zebrafish embryo, in real-time. This technique enabled them to observe two concentration gradients going in opposing directions along the head-to-tail axis of the embryo, thus providing long-awaited evidence that retinoic acid is a morphogen.
Posted: April 7, 2013, 5:31 pm
New research suggests that increased consumption of foods containing colorful carotenoids, particularly beta-carotene and lutein, may prevent or delay the onset of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).
Posted: January 29, 2013, 1:05 pm
Researchers in Germany have discovered that the serum-concentration of the antioxidants vitamin C and beta-carotene are significantly lower in patients with mild dementia than in control persons. It might thus be possible to influence the pathogenesis of Alzheimer's disease by a person's diet or dietary antioxidants.
Posted: September 11, 2012, 2:30 pm
A new study suggests that eating foods that contain omega-3 fatty acids, such as fish, chicken, salad dressing and nuts, may be associated with lower blood levels of a protein related to Alzheimer's disease and memory problems.
Posted: May 2, 2012, 10:48 pm
New research suggests that there could be health hazards associated with consuming excessive amounts of beta-carotene.
Posted: May 1, 2012, 5:44 pm
Children in low and middle income countries should be given vitamin A supplements to prevent death and illness, a new study concludes.
Posted: August 25, 2011, 11:30 pm
Advancing age is a major risk factor for Alzheimer's disease and is associated with build- up of the peptide amyloid beta in the brain. New research shows that removal of amyloid beta from the brain depends on vitamin D and also on an age-related alteration in the production of transporter proteins which move amyloid beta in and out of the brain.
Posted: July 9, 2011, 3:36 pm
Although some evidence suggests that prevention of vitamin A deficiency among women in developing countries may improve maternal and infant survival, pregnant women in rural Bangladesh who received vitamin A or beta carotene supplementation in a randomized trial did not have a lower rate of all-cause maternal, fetal, or infant death, compared to women who received placebo, according to a new study.
Posted: May 17, 2011, 8:20 pm
A new study reveals that adult patients admitted to the hospital with pneumonia are more likely to die if they have vitamin D deficiency.
Posted: May 10, 2011, 2:16 pm
A nutrient found in carrots and sweet potatoes may prove key to fighting breast cancer at early stages, according to a new study.
Posted: April 5, 2011, 6:17 pm
A research team from Denmark examined the vitamin D status in patients with alcoholic cirrhosis compared to those with primary biliary cirrhosis. They found that vitamin D deficiency in cirrhosis relates to liver dysfunction rather than etiology, with lower levels of vitamin D in alcoholic cirrhosis than in primary biliary cirrhosis.
Posted: March 15, 2011, 2:35 pm
Depending on the level of smoking and leisure time exercise, vitamin E supplementation may decrease or increase, or may have no effect, on the risk of pneumonia, according to a study by researchers in Finland.
Posted: February 17, 2011, 3:49 pm
Depending on the level of smoking and dietary vitamin C intake, vitamin E supplementation may extend the life-span of restricted groups of men, according to a new study. Several large randomized trials of humans found that vitamin E supplementation does not reduce mortality. However, depending on the level of smoking and dietary vitamin C intake, vitamin E supplementation may extend the life-span of restricted groups of men.
Posted: January 20, 2011, 12:36 pm
Working with cell cultures and mouse models, researchers have tested a cocktail of three drugs that holds promise for treating so-called triple negative breast cancers.
Posted: December 10, 2010, 5:09 pm
High blood levels of the antioxidant alpha-carotene appear to be associated with a reduced risk of dying over a 14-year period, according to a new report.
Posted: November 22, 2010, 10:21 pm
African-American women had lower vitamin D levels than white women, and vitamin D deficiency was associated with a greater likelihood for aggressive breast cancer, according to new research.
Posted: October 3, 2010, 12:16 pm
Vitamin A and beta-carotene supplements are unsafe for HIV-positive women who breastfeed because they may boost the excretion of HIV in breast milk -- thereby increasing the chances of transmitting the infection to the child, a pair of new studies suggest.
Posted: August 26, 2010, 10:25 pm
Biliopancreatic diversion surgery for morbid obesity is known to cause multiple vitamin deficiencies that may worsen during pregnancy. Clinicians now report a child who was born blind as a result of Vitamin A deficiency caused by his mother's obesity surgery.
Posted: July 16, 2010, 4:54 pm
Consuming more vitamin E through the diet appears to be associated with a lower risk of dementia and Alzheimer's disease, according to a new study.
Posted: July 12, 2010, 8:25 pm
Researchers have discovered the mechanism responsible for the failure of the lungs to form as a result of vitamin A/retinoic acid (RA) deficiency. The study also shows that corrections to this network make it possible to prevent the lung defect in retinoic acid-deficient animals.
Posted: May 17, 2010, 9:19 pm
Vitamin A is critical to maternal health and child survival, yet in most developing countries Vitamin A deficiency is a leading cause of blindness and increased child mortality. Scientists recently discovered a link between offspring lung function and maternal vitamin A supplementation.
Posted: May 12, 2010, 9:23 pm
Decreasing or increasing the function of a newly discovered gene in corn may increase vitamin A content and have significant implications for reducing childhood blindness and mortality rates, according to a new study.
Posted: March 29, 2010, 8:29 pm
Vitamin D deficiency may contribute to a higher number of heart and stroke-related deaths among black Americans compared to whites, according to a new study.
Posted: January 5, 2010, 10:09 pm
Almost half of UK women could be suffering from a lack of vitamin A due to a previously undiscovered genetic variation, scientists have found.
Posted: November 18, 2009, 12:20 pm
Researchers have found that 50,000 International Units of vitamin D2, given weekly for eight weeks, effectively treats vitamin D deficiency.
Posted: October 26, 2009, 8:18 pm
New research from Denmark shows that guinea pigs subjected to vitamin C deficiency have 30 percent less hippocampal neurones and markedly worse memory than guinea-pigs given a normal diet. Like guinea pigs, humans are dependent on getting vitamin C through their diet, this leads to the speculation that vitamin C deficiency in pregnant women may also lead to impaired early brain development.
Posted: September 2, 2009, 3:21 pm
Antioxidant supplements do not appear to be associated with an increased risk of melanoma, according to a new report.
Posted: August 17, 2009, 10:45 pm
Embryologists have clarified the role that retinoic acid plays in limb development. A new study showed that retinoic acid controls the development (or budding) of forelimbs, but not hindlimbs, and that retinoic acid is not responsible for patterning (or differentiation of the parts) of limbs. This research corrects longstanding misconceptions about limb development and provides new insights into congenital limb defects.
Posted: June 10, 2009, 2:07 am
The beta-carotene in so-called "golden rice" converts to vitamin A in humans, according to a new article.
Posted: May 13, 2009, 4:11 pm
The edible fungus Monascus purpureus imparts a distinct flavor and red color when added to fermented rice dishes such as those served in Asia. Now, with "a helping hand" from science, the fungus could offer a way to address a major public health concern: vitamin A deficiency.
Posted: May 10, 2009, 2:17 pm
Six-year vitamin E supplementation decreased mortality by 41% in elderly male smokers who had high dietary vitamin C intake, but increased mortality by 19% in middle-aged smokers who had high vitamin C intake.
Posted: February 14, 2009, 1:48 pm
Women who took beta carotene or vitamin C or E or a combination of the supplements had a similar risk of cancer as women who did not take the supplements, according to data from a randomized controlled trial.
Posted: December 31, 2008, 5:53 am
A study of individuals with age-related macular degeneration (AMD) found that nearly 40 percent of those likely to benefit from specific vitamin/mineral supplements were either not taking the supplements or not using the recommended dosage. The study also showed that some patients used high-dose supplements even in the absence of evidence that these would be effective for their levels of AMD or other eye conditions.
Posted: June 2, 2008, 4:10 pm
Vitamin D supplements in early childhood may ward off the development of type 1 diabetes in later life, reveals new research. Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disorder, in which insulin producing beta cells in the pancreas are destroyed by the body's own immune system, starting in early infancy. The disease is most common among people of European descent, with around 2 million Europeans and North Americans affected.
Posted: March 13, 2008, 2:00 am
Researchers have unlocked some of the mysteries of how the developing embryo reacts to fluctuations in the amount of vitamin A present in the maternal blood stream. The developing mammalian embryo is entirely dependent on the maternal circulation for its supply of retinoids, the vitamin A metabolites produced in the body. These are essential nutrients and they control the formation of the embryo’s heart, central nervous system, eyes and other important organs and tissues. Malformations of the developing embryo can occur when too little, or too much, vitamin A is consumed by the mother.
Posted: February 28, 2008, 5:44 pm
Six-year vitamin E supplementation increased tuberculosis risk by in male smokers who had high dietary vitamin C intake, according to a new study. Previous studies had suggested that vitamin E might improve the immune system.
Posted: February 21, 2008, 3:14 pm
Prominent claims from observational studies of the cardiovascular benefits of vitamin E often continue to be supported in medical literature despite strong contradictory evidence from randomized trials, according to a study. Similar findings were found for claims regarding the protective effects of beta-carotene on cancer and estrogen on Alzheimer disease.
Posted: December 4, 2007, 9:32 pm
Human embryos that get too much or too little retinoic acid, a derivative of Vitamin A, can develop into babies with birth defects. New research shows for the first time how embryonic cells may regulate levels of retinoic acid, giving scientists insight into how it acts as a signal between cells to control development of the brain, limbs and many other tissues in embryos.
Posted: November 20, 2007, 2:40 am
Treatment with a derivative of vitamin A called retinoic acid was associated with reduced lung cell growth in a group of former heavy smokers, according to a new study. Former smokers remain at elevated risk for lung cancer.
Posted: October 30, 2007, 8:09 pm

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People who give birth to infants less than 5.5 pounds may be more likely to have memory and thinking problems later in life than people who give birth to infants who do not have a low birth weight, according to a new study. The effect on memory and thinking skills was equivalent to one to two years of aging for those with low-birth-weight deliveries.
Posted: June 12, 2024, 9:31 pm
Immune system cells called macrophages play an unexpected role in the complicated connection between obesity and cancer. The findings provide a mechanistic explanation for how obesity can contribute to both increased cancer risk and enhanced responses to immunotherapy.
Posted: June 12, 2024, 3:32 pm
People who eat a healthy, sustainable diet may substantially lower their risk of premature death in addition to their environmental impact, according to a new study. This large study directly evaluates the impacts of adherence to recommendations in the landmark 2019 EAT-Lancet report. The researchers have named the dietary pattern outlined in the report -- which emphasizes a variety of minimally processed plant foods but allows for modest consumption of meat and dairy foods -- the Planetary Health Diet (PHD).
Posted: June 10, 2024, 6:02 pm
Immune activation in a pregnant woman can occur in response to metabolic diseases like obesity, infections in pregnancy, exposure to pollution and environmental toxins, or even stress and can have negative effects on fetal brain immune cells (microglia). It's not possible to monitor microglia within the fetal brain, but new research indicates that macrophages in the placenta can act as an indicator of these cells' health.
Posted: June 10, 2024, 6:02 pm
Women with excess weight at age 14 or 31 may have increased ischemic (clot caused) stroke risk before age 55. The same ischemic stroke risk was not found in men. Losing excess weight after adolescence may not eliminate the stroke risk.
Posted: June 6, 2024, 7:23 pm
Researchers have investigated the feasibility of a new home-administered treatment for binge eating disorder. The new treatment combines a gentle brain stimulation technique called transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) with a training program that targets unhelpful patterns of attention around food.
Posted: June 6, 2024, 4:13 am
Eating a poor quality diet might lead to brain changes that are associated with depression and anxiety. This is according to a first-of-its-kind study into the brain chemistry and structure, and diet quality of 30 volunteers.
Posted: June 5, 2024, 8:25 pm
A high sodium diet may increase the risk of eczema, according to researchers, who found that eating just one extra gram of sodium per day increases the likelihood of flares by 22%.
Posted: June 5, 2024, 8:23 pm
A recent study provides new insights into how fathers' diets and overweight can affect their children's health even before conception. The findings of the study can help develop preventive health measures for men wishing to become fathers: The healthier the father's diet, the lower the risk for their children to develop obesity or diseases such as diabetes later in life.
Posted: June 5, 2024, 8:23 pm
Maternal obesity impacts the eating behaviors of offspring via long-term overexpression of the microRNA miR-505-5p, according to a new study.
Posted: June 4, 2024, 10:42 pm
Current medical training focuses on weight and body mass index (BMI), exacerbating anti-obesity bias and increasing the risk of eating disorders, the authors said. And it doesn't give future doctors adequate education on how to encourage healthier eating habits.
Posted: June 4, 2024, 5:20 pm
In a new study that followed more than 25,000 initially healthy U.S. women for up to 25 years, researchers found that participants who had greater Mediterranean diet intake had up to 23% lower risk of all-cause mortality, with benefits for both cancer mortality and cardiovascular mortality.
Posted: May 31, 2024, 4:20 pm
Research reveals taking pictures of food isn't just content for our social media feeds, but could be the key to improving people's diets.
Posted: May 30, 2024, 5:26 pm
Participants following an intermittent fasting and protein-pacing regimen, which involves evenly spaced protein intake throughout the day, saw better gut health, weight loss and metabolic responses. These benefits were notably greater than those seen with simple calorie restriction. The findings could advance our understanding of the relationship between the gut microbiome and metabolism and improve strategies for managing obesity.
Posted: May 28, 2024, 11:21 pm
Heart disease is the leading cause of death among men, and being a father may put men at an even greater risk of poor heart health later in life, reports a new study. The study of 2,814 men between the ages of 45 and 84 found cardiovascular health in older age was worse for fathers compared to non-fathers. Study participants' heart health was rated based on their diet, physical activity, smoking habits, weight, blood pressure, and level of lipids and glucose in their blood.
Posted: May 28, 2024, 9:43 pm
Discovery of an appetite-suppressing protein has doubled the potential for new avenues for treating obesity and metabolic disorders in animals and people.
Posted: May 28, 2024, 3:50 pm
Thousands of Australians struggle with serious mental health conditions. But when the recommended treatment involves antipsychotic medications, the side effects are excess kilos, which only adds weight to an already complex diagnosis. Now, new research shows that antipsychotics can be reformulated with a strategically engineered coating that not only mitigates unwanted weight gain but also boosts serotonin levels by more than 250%.
Posted: May 28, 2024, 3:50 pm
People who eat more ultra-processed foods like soft drinks, chips and cookies may have a higher risk of having memory and thinking problems and having a stroke than those who eat fewer processed foods, according to a new study. The study does not prove that eating ultra-processed foods causes memory and thinking problems and stroke. It only shows an association.
Posted: May 23, 2024, 2:53 am
Results of a small study showed that a whole-food, plant-based diet followed by women with stage 4 breast cancer improved several measures of health, including levels of cancer growth factors in their blood.
Posted: May 23, 2024, 2:52 am
Obesity and metabolic disorders are increasingly significant global public health issues. In a novel study, a team of dermatologists evaluated the effect of ultraviolet (UV) exposure on appetite and weight regulation. They found that UV exposure raises norepinephrine levels, decreases leptin levels, and induces the browning of subcutaneous fat, thereby increasing energy expenditure. These results potentially pave the way for new approaches to prevent and treat obesity and metabolic disorders.
Posted: May 22, 2024, 5:04 pm
A new study suggests better nutrition might help prevent cognitive decline. Working with a group of 100 cognitively healthy participants aged 65 to 75, a research team combined neuroscience with nutritional science to identify a specific nutrient profile linked with better performance on cognitive tests. Nutrient biomarkers identified via blood tests revealed a combination of fatty acids, antioxidants and carotenoids, and two forms of Vitamin E and choline -- very similar to the Mediterranean diet -- in the systems of those who showed slower than expected brain aging in MRI scans and cognitive assessments.
Posted: May 21, 2024, 4:43 pm
More than 40% of adults in the United States live with obesity, and the percentage of people living with obesity continues to increase dramatically. While experts have learned a great deal about the causes of obesity and effective treatments for it, that information isn't always implemented in clinical settings, which may be hindering progress in reducing the rates of cardiovascular disease.
Posted: May 20, 2024, 4:27 pm
New research finds that a continuous, long-term ketogenic diet may induce senescence, or aged, cells in normal tissues, with particular implications for heart and kidney function. But planned breaks from the diet could help in prevention.
Posted: May 17, 2024, 8:41 pm
A groundbreaking article describes a promising new therapy for obesity that leads to greater weight loss in mice than existing medications. The approach smuggles molecules into the brain's appetite center and affects the brain's neuroplasticity.
Posted: May 16, 2024, 2:51 am
Vegetarian and vegan diets are generally associated with better status on various medical factors linked to cardiovascular health and cancer risk, as well as lower risk of cardiovascular diseases, cancer, and death, according to a new review of 49 previously published papers.
Posted: May 15, 2024, 8:42 pm
Among public school students in New York City, some of the greatest increases in childhood obesity in recent years were among those socioeconomic and demographic groups already bearing the greatest burden of obesity, including Black and Hispanic students and youth living in poverty, according to a new study.
Posted: May 15, 2024, 8:38 pm
Technology alone can't replace the human touch to produce meaningful weight loss in obesity treatment, reports a new study. Giving people technology alone for the initial phase of obesity treatment produces unacceptably worse weight loss than giving them treatment that combines technology with a human coach. The need for low cost but effective obesity treatments delivered by technology has become urgent as the ongoing obesity epidemic exacerbates burgeoning health care costs. Researchers are studying why how to make tech approximate human coaches.
Posted: May 14, 2024, 10:35 pm
Men with prostate cancer could significantly reduce the chances of the disease worsening by eating more fruits, vegetables, nuts, and olive oil, according to new research.
Posted: May 13, 2024, 2:51 pm
Aging clocks can measure the biological age of humans with high precision. Biological age can be influenced by environmental factors such as smoking or diet, thus deviating from the chronological age that is calculated using the date of birth. The precision of these aging clocks suggests that the aging process follows a program. Scientists have now discovered that aging clocks actually measure the increase in stochastic changes in cells.
Posted: May 9, 2024, 3:07 pm
Fatty liver disease often leads to chronic liver inflammation and can even result in liver cancer. Scientists have now shown in mice that intermittent fasting on a 5:2 schedule can halt this development. The fasting regime reduces the development of liver cancer in mice with pre-existing liver inflammation. The researchers identified two proteins in liver cells that are jointly responsible for the protective effect of fasting. An approved drug can partially mimic this effect.
Posted: May 7, 2024, 7:01 pm
Combining time-restricted eating with high-intensity functional training may improve body composition and cardiometabolic parameters more than either alone, according to new research.
Posted: May 1, 2024, 7:30 pm
After-care food and drink accounted for about 22% of the day's added sugar and about one-third of the sweet and salty snack foods the children ate, according to a new study.
Posted: April 30, 2024, 2:55 pm
Cranberry extracts appear to improve intestinal microbiota and help prevent chronic diseases such as diabetes and cardiovascular diseases. The study reported beneficial effects after only four days of use.
Posted: April 30, 2024, 2:55 pm
Researchers have found a protein that is responsible for turning off brown fat activity. This new discovery could lead to a promising strategy for safely activating brown fat and tackling obesity and related health problems.
Posted: April 29, 2024, 2:30 pm
Adding a pre-ketone supplement -- a component of a high-fat, low-carb ketogenic diet -- to a type of cancer therapy in a laboratory setting was highly effective for treating prostate cancer, researchers found.
Posted: April 26, 2024, 8:51 pm
Researchers have found that vitamin D encourages the growth of a type of gut bacteria in mice which improves immunity to cancer.
Posted: April 25, 2024, 8:15 pm
New research has highlighted the profound link between dietary choices and brain health.
Posted: April 24, 2024, 3:16 pm
Researchers have found that people following healthy eating accounts on social media for as little as two weeks ate more fruit and vegetables and less junk food.
Posted: April 24, 2024, 3:16 pm
While most parents of preschool and elementary aged children strive to give their children a balanced, nutritional diet, some of their strategies to promote healthy eating may backfire, a national poll suggests.
Posted: April 22, 2024, 4:07 pm
Dietary treatment is more effective than medications in irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). With dietary adjustments, more than seven out of ten patients had significantly reduced symptoms.
Posted: April 19, 2024, 5:18 pm
The annual influenza vaccine has become less effective on average over time. One reason may be reduced vaccine efficacy in people with obesity than those with a healthier body mass index (BMI), while the number of people with high BMI grows. Findings showed switching mice to a healthy diet four weeks before influenza vaccination protected 100% from a later flu exposure, despite still having a high BMI.
Posted: April 18, 2024, 5:27 pm
In the long history of recommendations for nutritional intake, current research is trending toward the concept of 'food as medicine' -- a philosophy in which food and nutrition are positioned within interventions to support health and wellness.
Posted: April 17, 2024, 10:28 pm
The rate at which human cells age is influenced by multiple interconnected factors. New research examined how restricting calories influences telomere length and biological aging.
Posted: April 17, 2024, 10:28 pm
A mice study suggests a father's diet may shape the anxiety of his sons and the metabolic health of his daughters before they are even conceived.
Posted: April 17, 2024, 5:10 pm
A study on the effects of a junk food diet on rats reinforces scientific understanding about the gut-brain connection.
Posted: April 16, 2024, 3:18 am
People who as teenagers felt pressure to lose weight from family or from the media, females, people who are not heterosexual, and people experiencing socioeconomic disadvantage, are most at risk of 'internalized' weight stigma, new research has found.
Posted: April 16, 2024, 3:18 am
Researchers have found that microplastics -- are having a significant impact on our digestive pathways, making their way from the gut and into the tissues of the kidney, liver and brain.
Posted: April 15, 2024, 8:37 pm
A research team has unearthed new findings which may help explain the connection between cancer risk and poor diet, as well as common diseases like diabetes, which arise from poor diet. The insights gained from this study hold promise for advancing cancer prevention strategies aimed at promoting healthy aging.
Posted: April 12, 2024, 3:34 pm
Consuming sugar-sweetened drinks in the first few years of childhood can be linked to poor diet patterns that increase the risk of obesity in later life, according to a new study.
Posted: April 12, 2024, 3:31 pm
Researchers have discovered the biochemical workings of an old-fashioned diabetes drug, and it's helping them develop new, safer alternatives.
Posted: April 11, 2024, 5:01 pm
What we eat can impact our health as well as the environment. Many studies have looked at the impacts of diets in very general terms focused at the level of food groups. A new study explores this issue following a more nuanced dish-level approach. One of the benefits of this kind of study is that people's connections with their diets vary around the world and have strong cultural associations. Knowledge of the impacts of diets using dishes rather than broad food groups can help individuals make informed choices and those in the food industry improve their practices.
Posted: April 10, 2024, 8:14 pm
The size of an individual snack piece not only influences how fast a person eats it, but also how much of it they eat, according to a new study. With nearly a quarter of daily calorie intake in the United States coming from snacks, these findings may have implications for helping people better understand how eating behavior impacts calorie and sodium intake.
Posted: April 10, 2024, 8:14 pm
Children and young people who are overweight or obese are at significantly higher risk of iron deficiency, according to a study by nutritional scientists.
Posted: April 10, 2024, 3:27 pm
A register-based study identified three distinct BMI trajectory groups among patients with newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes. In a four-year follow-up, most patients followed a stable trajectory without much weight change. Only 10% of patients lost weight, whereas 3% gained weight. Mean BMI exceeded the threshold of obesity in all groups at baseline. Weight loss is a central treatment goal in type 2 diabetes, but the study shows that few patients succeed in it.
Posted: April 4, 2024, 3:35 pm
A new study has found that women who perceive themselves to be lonely exhibited activity in regions of the brain associated with cravings and motivation towards eating especially when shown pictures of high calorie foods such as sugary foods.
Posted: April 4, 2024, 3:34 pm
Asian American adults with more unfavorable factors related to income level, education, housing, access to health care and other social variables had a greater likelihood of having risk factors for cardiovascular disease in this study.
Posted: April 3, 2024, 5:06 pm
Cell damage from oxidative stress is a major underlying cause of age-related cognitive and muscle strength decline. Antioxidants can reduce oxidative stress and prevent age-related health decline. A new study has found that mice administered with a blended antioxidant supplement show significant improvements in spatial cognition, short-term memory, and mitigated age-related muscle decline. The study suggests that blended antioxidant supplements hold promise as a dietary intervention for health issues associated with aging.
Posted: April 2, 2024, 6:03 pm
Infant gut microbiomes oscillate with a circadian rhythm, even when they are cultivated outside of the body. Researchers report that the rhythm is detectable as early as 2 weeks after birth but becomes more pronounced with age. The finding comes from a randomized controlled trial that also showed that diet has less impact on the development and composition of the infant microbiome than previously thought.
Posted: April 2, 2024, 5:58 pm
A small clinical trial found that the metabolic effects of a ketogenic diet may help stabilize the brain.
Posted: April 1, 2024, 6:24 pm
The guidelines for weight gain during pregnancy in obese women have long been questioned. New research supports the idea of lowering or removing the current recommendation of a weight gain of at least 5 kg.
Posted: March 28, 2024, 11:46 pm

Vitamin Retailer Magazine

Dietary Supplement and Nutritional Product Industry News

Nordic Naturals (Watsonville, CA) announced it will be participating in the 40th Annual California Coastal Cleanup On Sept. 21. The event is led by the California Coastal Commission (San Francisco, CA). Nordic Naturals is excited to “ride the wave” of this important endeavor by leading a beach cleanup event in Santa Cruz, CA as part ...

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Author: Eric Munson
Posted: June 10, 2024, 4:13 pm

A lawsuit filed in California against Poppi (Austin, TX) claims the prebiotic sodas do not improve gut health as much as their marketing suggests. The class-action lawsuit was filed in the Northern District of California by Kristin Cobbs of San Francisco, CA. The complaint alleges Poppi sodas contain less prebiotic fiber than advertised. Cobbs is ...

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Author: Eric Munson
Posted: June 10, 2024, 4:11 pm

   This podcast is focused on the science in the supplement industry. Please join our host Gene Bruno, the Vitamin Professor, as he explores all aspects of the supplement space with leading industry professionals. Please subscribe on YouTube, Spotify, Apple Podcasts, iHeart and/or your preferred podcast platforms to get the latest episodes. Also, please ...

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Author: VRM Media
Posted: June 6, 2024, 1:13 pm

The Fatty Acid Research Institute (FARI, Sioux Falls, SD) says a new study published in BMJ suggests fish oil supplements can be dangerous, sparking dozens of misleading headlines in mainstream media. The study in question looked at incidents of atrial fibrillation, other major cardiovascular issues and death, identified through hospital records and death registries. The ...

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Author: Eric Munson
Posted: June 3, 2024, 7:55 pm

Pharmavite (West Hills, CA) awarded a $1 million grant to The JED Foundation (New York, NY), a leading nonprofit organization that protects emotional health and prevents suicide among teens and young adults. “We are thankful for Pharmavite’s commitment to creating communities of care for teens and young adults by helping them live healthier lives both ...

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Author: Eric Munson
Posted: June 3, 2024, 7:46 pm

Kenneth Lee, co-founder and former co-CEO of Lotus Foods, has more than 25 years of experience creating supply chains with and for small holder rice farmers in developing countries. He has placed an emphasis on organic, fair trade and regenerative practices to mitigate climate change, preserve rice biodiversity and promote farmer prosperity. Lee co-led the ...

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Author: Janet Poveromo
Posted: June 3, 2024, 10:10 am

Two of the most challenging tasks that retailers face are identifying the best products to feature in-store and establishing ideal planograms to effectively merchandise these products. Unfortunately, these tasks, which are central to driving profitability, are often done inconsistently. It’s a significant undertaking, which explains why it’s frequently neglected. So, how can you optimize your ...

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Author: Ryan Sensenbrenner
Posted: June 3, 2024, 10:09 am

Have you ever had someone quite seriously get on your nerves? Or perhaps at one point in your life, you felt like you were on the verge of a nervous breakdown. It should come as no surprise that if you have experienced something of this magnitude, then your nervous system might be a bit on ...

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Author: Brianna Diorio
Posted: June 3, 2024, 10:09 am

For men and women alike, a positive body image is something so many of us want to attain. That often begins with building muscle. Our bodies are equipped with different types of muscles, including skeletal, smooth and cardiac muscles. Building muscle mass refers to the weight of the muscles in the body, or the total ...

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Author: Mark Becker
Posted: June 3, 2024, 10:08 am

Are natural source nutraceuticals better than the synthetic version? The honest answer is sometimes yes, sometimes no. It really depends on whether the science on that nutraceutical can show a demonstrable difference. For most of the time melatonin has been on the market there has really been no opportunity to answer this question since synthetic ...

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Author: Gene Bruno, MS, MHS—Professor Emiritus of Nutraceutical Science
Posted: June 3, 2024, 10:06 am


DailyMed provides high quality information about marketed drugs. Drug labeling on this Web site is the most recent submitted to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and currently in use; it may include strengthened warnings undergoing FDA review and minor editorial changes.

Updated Date: Thu, 15 Jul 2021 00:00:00 EDT
Posted: July 15, 2021, 4:00 am

Dietary Supplements New Links: MedlinePlus RSS Feed

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Source: National Institutes of Health, Office of Dietary Supplements - From the National Institutes of Health

Posted: May 14, 2024, 10:02 pm

Tainted Dietary Supplements

The Food and Drug Administration is advising consumers not to purchase or use TO THE MOON, a product promoted and sold for sexual enhancement on various websites, including, and possibly in some retail stores.
Author: FDA
Posted: June 12, 2024, 6:37 pm
The Food and Drug Administration is advising consumers not to purchase or use Ram It, a product promoted and sold for sexual enhancement on various websites, including, and possibly in some retail stores.
Author: FDA
Posted: June 12, 2024, 6:37 pm
The Food and Drug Administration is advising consumers not to purchase or use Govvi WOW!, a product promoted and sold for weight loss on various websites, including and possibly in some retail stores.
Author: FDA
Posted: March 13, 2024, 9:56 pm
The Food and Drug Administration is advising consumers not to purchase or use Arize, a product promoted and sold for sexual enhancement on various websites, including, and possibly in some retail stores.
Author: FDA
Posted: January 30, 2024, 10:24 pm
The Food and Drug Administration is advising consumers not to purchase or use Sustain®, a product promoted and sold for sexual enhancement on various websites, including, and possibly in some retail stores.
Author: FDA
Posted: January 30, 2024, 10:14 pm
The Food and Drug Administration is advising consumers not to purchase or use Schwinnng, a product promoted and sold for sexual enhancement on various websites, including, and possibly in some retail stores.
Author: FDA
Posted: January 30, 2024, 10:13 pm
The Food and Drug Administration is advising consumers not to purchase or use Seraphim Z, a product promoted and sold for sexual enhancement on various websites, including, and possibly in some retail stores.
Author: FDA
Posted: January 2, 2024, 10:49 pm
The Food and Drug Administration is advising consumers not to purchase or use ENDUREA, a product promoted and sold for sexual enhancement on various websites, including, and possibly in some retail stores.
Author: FDA
Posted: January 2, 2024, 10:49 pm
The Food and Drug Administration is advising consumers not to purchase or use ForeverMen, a product promoted and sold as an energy booster on various websites, including, and possibly in some retail stores.
FDA laboratory analysis confirmed that ForeverMen contains sildenafil, the
Author: FDA
Posted: January 2, 2024, 10:49 pm
The Food and Drug Administration is advising consumers not to purchase or use Wild Bull, a product promoted and sold for sexual enhancement on various websites, including, and possibly in some retail stores.
Author: FDA
Posted: December 26, 2023, 10:01 pm
The Food and Drug Administration is advising consumers not to purchase or use T XTRA Strength Test Booster, a product promoted and sold for sexual enhancement and as an energy booster on various websites, including, and possibly in some retail stores.
Author: FDA
Posted: December 26, 2023, 9:52 pm
The Food and Drug Administration is advising consumers not to purchase or use BIG GUYS Male Energy Supplement, a product promoted and sold as an energy booster on the website and possibly in some retail stores.
Author: FDA
Posted: November 24, 2023, 3:24 pm
The Food and Drug Administration is advising consumers not to purchase or use The Rock, a product promoted and sold for sexual enhancement on various websites, and possibly in some retail stores. This product was distributed by Noah’s Wholesale, LLC.
Author: FDA
Posted: November 24, 2023, 3:23 pm
The Food and Drug Administration is advising consumers not to purchase or use Thumbs Up 7 Red 70K, a product promoted and sold for sexual enhancement on various websites, including, and possibly in some retail stores.
Author: FDA
Posted: October 24, 2023, 2:06 pm
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Author: FDA
Posted: October 23, 2023, 9:40 pm
The Food and Drug Administration is advising consumers not to purchase or use Zing Plus, a product promoted and sold for sexual enhancement on various websites, including, and possibly in some retail stores.
Author: FDA
Posted: October 23, 2023, 9:18 pm
The Food and Drug Administration is advising consumers not to purchase or use Yin-Yang Essence Men Power, a product promoted and sold for sexual enhancement on various websites, including, and possibly in some retail stores.
Author: FDA
Posted: October 20, 2023, 7:33 pm
The Food and Drug Administration is advising consumers not to purchase or use XXX Platinum WOODIE, a product promoted and sold for sexual enhancement on various websites, including, and possibly in some retail stores.
Author: FDA
Posted: October 20, 2023, 7:24 pm
The Food and Drug Administration is advising consumers not to purchase or use White Panther, a product promoted and sold for sexual enhancement on various websites, including, and possibly in some retail stores.
Author: FDA
Posted: October 20, 2023, 6:30 pm
The Food and Drug Administration is advising consumers not to purchase or use Vy & Tea, a product promoted and sold for weight loss on various websites, including, and possibly in some retail stores.
Author: FDA
Posted: October 20, 2023, 5:56 pm