Vitae Naturals se adentra más en el mercado de la alimentación funcional con el lanzamiento de AK Bone, probiótico productor endógeno de vitamina K2. La falta de salud ósea (osteoporosis) es un problema que afecta a la mayoría de la población adulta aparentemente sana. La deficiencia de Vitamina K2 disminuye mucho las posibilidades de asimilación […]


Showa Denko (SDK), a leading manufacturer and marketer of chemical products, has found an ingredient that looks set to boost the cosmetics industry through improving the visibility and appearance of dark circles around the eyes. Sodium d-alpha-tocopheryl phospate (TPNa) is a water-soluble vitamin E derivative that contains a unique chemical structure, developed by SDK. TPNa […]

Lutein shows brain health promise beyond «Alzheimer´s of the eye»

Eye health nutrient lutein may be even more important for brain function, a congress has heard. Latest research is showing the carotenoid, and others like zeaxanthin, have an important role to play in conjunction with omega-3 fatty acids like DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) in congnition, and may even have something to say about the onset and […]

Multivitamins can safely improve nutrient supply and overcome problems of inadequacy

A daily multivitamin/mineral supplement can help fill nutrient shortfalls «without concern for its long-term safety», says a new review paper from Germany. The review of randomized, controlled studies that supplemented with least nine vitamins and three minerals at 100% of the Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) concluded that «MVM (multivitamin/mineral) can be safe for long-term use […]

Safety assessment of the substance a-tocoferol acetate for use in food contact materials. EFSA Panel on Food Contact Materials, Enzymes, Flavourings and Processing Aids (CEF)

This scientific opinion of the EFSA Panel on food Contact Materials, Enzymes, Flavourings and Processing Aids (CEF) deals with the safety assessment of a-tocopherol acetate, CAS Nos 7695-91-2 and 58-95-7, and FCM No 1055, as an antioxidant for its use in polyolefins intendedd for contact with all food types under any time and temperature conditions. […]

Fortifying breast milk: How to get more vitamin E to preterm babies

Supplementing mothers with æ-tocopherol may help increase vitamin E intakes for premature breastfeeding babies vulnerable to deficiency, Brazilian research has suggested. «Our results provide evidence of the importance of maternal supplementation with vitamin E, especifally in women with preterm births, in increasing breast milk æ-tocopherol concentration,» the researchers wrote in the British Journal of Nutrition. […]


Vitae Naturals estará presente en la primera edición de Nutraceuticals Europe, evento internacional de los Ingredientes Funcionales y Novel Ingredients que tendrá lugar en Madrid del 22 al 23 de febrero de 2017 Category: Productos

Phytosterols protect hearts -and wallets

A new report is available touting the important heart-healthy benefits of phytosterols, compounds found in plants that can lower cholesterol -something many of us could benefit from. And you may also appreciate the financial implications raised in this report, which indicate that taking phytosterol dietary supplements atpreventive intake levels may impact your wallet by reducing […]

The intake of soy phytosterols possess hypotriacylglycerolaemic properties and cholesterol-lowering properties – British journal of nutrition

Various human trials and pre-clinical studies have suggested that dietary plant sterols possess hypotriacylglycerolaemic properties apart from their cholesterol-lowering properties. We hypothesised that phytosterols (PA) might attenuate triacylglycerolaemia by interfering with the deleterious effects of cholesterol overload in the liver. In the present study, twenty hamsters with diet-induced combined hyperlipidaemia were fed a high-fat diet […]

Soya isoflavones may aid with sleep, says study

Can isoflavones found in soybeans help insomniacs get some sleep? Researchers in Japan, who studied more than a thousand participants from various walks of like, think so. Recent data show a growing demand for sleep aid supplements, and consumers are looking for natural alternatives. Researchers at Tohoku University in Japan found that isoflavones, found in […]