Antioxidants/carotenoids

Steroid-free asthma hope? Vitamin E holds anti-inflammation promise: Human Trial

Finisngs showed that among mild asthmatics, vitamin E reduced sputum eosinophils and mucins – both markers of airway inflammation. ©iStock

The γ-Tocopherol isoform of vitamin E can reduce typical inflammatory features of asthma and could be a future steroid-free option for sufferers, say researchers.

Sports nutrition is one of the key drivers of China's functional product sector. ©iStock

The four key health concerns driving Chinese consumers to spend more on functional foods

The Japanese nutraceutical firm has touted its astaxanthin's anti-ageing benefits. ©iStock

Astaxanthin supplementation offers anti-ageing skincare potential: AstaReal study

The wild mushroom species is commonly known as reishi or ling zhi. ©iStock

Wild mushroom species exhibits functional food, commercial potential: Pakistani study

Lactobacillus supplementation was also found to weaken an oxidative stress marker in breast milk. ©iStock

Probiotic supplementation heightens breast milk antioxidant levels: RCT

A fermented paste of fruits, vegetables and other ingredients could prevent infectious diseases. ©iStock

Fermented functional food, Xeniji, increases immunity: Malaysian mouse study

Colorectal cancer patients were found to have lower vitamin E levels than healthy controls. ©iStock

Vitamin E deficiency may lead to increased colorectal cancer risk: Chinese meta-analysis

Glucoraphanin —  found in foods like broccoli — was found to lower blood glucose and plasma insulin in obese mice. ©iStock

Glucoraphanin shows preventive effects against obesity and type 2 diabetes

Acetone extract from QGB bark could reduce inflammation and shrink kidney stones.

Evergreen oak bark extract aids kidney stone treatment: South Korean study

Neurotoxicity is a major concern for cancer patients who undergo chemotherapy. ©iStock

Supplements inferior to prescription drug in treating chemotherapy-induced neurotoxicity

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