Botanicals

Formulating a plan: How manufacturers are rising to the botanical formulation challenge

Fenugreek is a herb that contains a higher content of minerals and inorganic compounds compared to other herbs. ©iStock/Ezergil

As consumers increasingly switch to ingredients that are plant-based and more sustainable, manufacturers are responding in kind to botanicals as a more ‘natural’ and bioavailable source of nutrition.

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Has the EU Commission given up on defending the market of botanicals?

The relatively high-altitude habitat for V. glaucoalbum may be responsible for the high levels of anthocyanins and antioxidant activity.

Berries from Tibetan Himalayas have ‘great functional food potential’: China research

Under the plans, patients will still have to request medicinal cannabis through their GP, said Hunt. ©iStock

Medical cannabis trade given the go-ahead in Australia: Firms applying to supply products

Curcumin helps to effectively ease inflammatory bowel disease: China mouse study

Curcumin helps to effectively ease inflammatory bowel disease: China mouse study

Though it is a leading cause of healthcare-associated infection, the scourge of MRSA does not remain confined to the hospital setting, but also impacts otherwise healthy individuals in the community. ©iStock

Brazilian peppertree berry shows fight in tackling MRSA infections: Mice study

Researchers found that CBD significantly improved basal respiration. ©iStock

Cannabidiol’s neuroprotective effect against brain ischemia/reperfusion injury revealed

Serious risks? Report highlights ‘hidden ingredients’ in herbal supplements

Serious risks? Report highlights ‘hidden ingredients’ in herbal supplements

CMA says herbal products are manufactured to rigorous standards in Australia. ©iStock

‘Toxic side effects’ and ‘weak regulation’? Not for supplements made in Australia insists trade body

High soy food intake among women living in Asian countries isthought to contribute to their low breast cancer risk. ©iStock

Timing of soy intake may help or hinder cancer therapy: Rat study

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