Advances in Science: Fueling Active Nutrition, Enhancing Joint Health, and Beyond

November 6, 2023

WholeFoods magazine sits down with leaders from Gencor, TSI Group, PhytoGaia and more to get the latest in science.

In the world of active nutrition and health, recent research updates have brought exciting insights and advancements. Let's take a closer look at some of the highlights, including PEAK ATP, Libifem, Liposomal Technology for Vitamin C, Palm TRF, and TurmXTRA.


Libifem Empowers Female Athletes

Gencor's Libifem, a standardized fenugreek seed extract, is making waves in the world of female athletic performance. Backed by a clinical trial published in Frontiers in Sports and Active Living, this extract has shown remarkable benefits for women. The study involved female athletes aged 25-45 who were supplemented with Libifem. The results indicated significant improvements in muscle strength, power, endurance, lean muscle mass, and reduced body fat.

PEAK ATP Enhances Cognitive Function

TSI Group's branded ingredient PEAK ATP® has garnered attention for its cognitive benefits, especially post-exercise. In a clinical study published in Frontiers in Nutrition, PEAK ATP® demonstrated its ability to prevent cognitive decline after high-intensity exercise. This is a game-changer for athletes and active individuals. TSI Group President Larry Kolb highlighted the surprising discovery that PEAK ATP® not only serves as a pre-workout supplement but also supports cognitive function post-exercise, reducing brain fog and enhancing mental clarity.


Liposomal Technology Supercharges Vitamin C

Specnova's LipoVantage advanced liposomal technology for Vitamin C has demonstrated its effectiveness by significantly increasing the stability and bioavailability of Vitamin C in the body. In a head-to-head comparison with a leading liposomal brand, LipoVantage delivered 30% more Vitamin C to the small intestines, offering enhanced benefits to consumers. Sebastian Balcombe, Specnova's Founder and CEO, emphasized the importance of this innovation in improving nutrient delivery, without the side effects often associated with mega-dosing of Vitamin C.


Palm TRF for Managing Diabetes

PhytoGaia shared groundbreaking research on palm tocotrienols/tocopherol complex (Palm TRF) in managing Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM). This systematic review and meta-analysis conducted by researchers at Monash University Malaysia revealed that Palm TRF supplementation can lead to a significant reduction in HbA1c levels in T2DM patients, especially when taken for less than six months. This discovery has significant implications for the management of T2DM and its associated risks. PhytoGaia emphasized the importance of future long-term randomized trials to further evaluate the effects of Palm TRF.


TurmXTRA for Musculoskeletal Health

Nutriventia Limited's turmeric ingredient, TurmXTRA, has been validated for its efficacy and safety in promoting musculoskeletal health. In a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized clinical trials, it was found that turmeric extract and curcumin supplements can be effective in supporting joint and muscle health with a low incidence of adverse events.

These research updates bring exciting developments in the fields of active nutrition, health, and sports performance. Whether you're an athlete, health enthusiast, or simply seeking to enhance your well-being, these findings open new doors to achieving your goals and living a healthier life.


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