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What do consumers think about food additives? Survey

By Flora Southey

Results of a new survey in Germany suggest many consumers are concerned about possible health effects associated with food additives, while at the same time expressing a lack of knowledge about such ingredients.

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NPA: Setting safety limit on CBD key part of regulatory process

By Daniel Fabricant, PhD, Natural Products Association

NPA president and CEO Daniel Fabricant, PhD, argues that FDA does not need new authorities to regulate the CBD market and that determining a safe daily intake level for the substance should be an integral part of that process.

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Are omega-3 fatty acids prebiotic ingredients?

By Stephen Daniells

Omega-3s may beneficially alter the composition of the gut microbiome and lead to increases in the production of short chain fatty acids, says a study from King’s College London.

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Ginseng boosts attention and memory via the gut

By Nikki Hancocks

An American ginseng supplement can improve acute working memory and attention while chronic supplementation can improve cognition and mental fatigue, thanks largely to changes in the gut microbiome.

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