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Ginseng & Healthy Aging

Ginseng & Healthy Aging

Healthy Aging is becoming one of the biggest challenges in modern health; life expectancy is at an all-time high and people aspire to live longer and healthier lives. At the same time, the approach to health is shifting from the alleviation and treatment of...

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Ginseng & Hair Loss

Ginseng & Hair Loss

The nutraceutical market is fuelled by a growing interest in natural, safe, multi-target and effective solutions and the hair health segment is no exception. Faced with the ineffectiveness and potential associated side effects of existing pharmacological treatments,...

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Ginseng & Student’s Health

Ginseng & Student’s Health

Exam sessions are a necessary step in the life of every student; and one that can be particularly critical for the health and well-being of teenagers and young adults. Indeed, to the challenge of assimilating large amounts of information in a limited timeframe, can be...

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Ginseng & Women’s Health – Endometriosis

Ginseng & Women’s Health – Endometriosis

Long silenced and under-diagnosed, endometriosis is still a little-known pathology that has recently come to the forefront because of its high incidence among modern women. Faced with the lack of effective pharmacological solutions, women suffering from endometriosis...

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Ginseng & Women’s Health – Menopause

Ginseng & Women’s Health – Menopause

In the first article of BOTALYS' blog series on Women's Health, natural bioactive botanicals such as ginseng were highlighted as one of the greatest potential categories for new products developments in Feminine Health. And for a good reason: not only does ginseng fit...

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Ginseng & Women’s Health – Market Focus

Ginseng & Women’s Health – Market Focus

The Nutraceutical market is currently experiencing a boom in the offer focused on women's health, a target that shows particular interest in natural health solutions. Indeed, numerous brands now offer entire product ranges geared towards women's needs - from urinary...

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Mangiferin: a Metabolic Nootropic ?

Mangiferin: a Metabolic Nootropic ?

Mangiferin is one of the rising stars of the Nutraceutical industry. Extracted from mango leaves, it has demonstrated Nootropic benefits and has recently shown promising potential for Metabolic regulation. Could mangiferin become a staple ingredient in...

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Could adaptogens light the botanical health claims darkness?

Could adaptogens light the botanical health claims darkness?

“Adaptogens are phytochemicals, which are believed to stabilize physiological processes and encourage homeostasis in the body.” -Integrative Medicine (Fourth Edition), 2018. Clinical data has been building for a couple of decades around the role botanical adaptogens...

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Mycotherapy – Lion’s Mane (Hericium erinaceus)

Mycotherapy – Lion’s Mane (Hericium erinaceus)

1. LION'S MANE Hericium erinaceus, better known as "Lion's Mane" or "Yamabushitake" in Japanese, has a long tradition of use in Asian medicines and more specifically in China and Japan. Its health properties appear to be multiple and are supported by both scientific...

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Technology ushers in a new world of medicinal plants

Technology ushers in a new world of medicinal plants

Botanicals are and always have been part of the natural world – but that doesn’t mean they should be immune to the benefits of technology, if applied in the right way. Still, for some people nature and technology are dichotomous – they don’t run well together....

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The rise of esports and esports nutrition

The rise of esports and esports nutrition

To use gaming parlance: The raid is on. Electronic sports and electronic gaming’s raid of the mainstream that is. New Esports and egaming maps and worlds have been created that are very, very far from the massively multiplayer online games (MMOGs) they sprang from or...

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Mycotherapy – Reishi (Ganoderma lucidum)

Mycotherapy – Reishi (Ganoderma lucidum)

1. REISHI - THE LONGEVITY MUSHROOM Reishi (Ganoderma lucidum), or Linghzi, is probably one of the world's most popular medicinal mushrooms. Considered as the fungus of longevity in traditional Asian medicine, it is molecularly characterized by an extremely varied...

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Medicinal mushrooms – A molecular approach

Medicinal mushrooms – A molecular approach

Mycotherapy is a discipline that uses medicinal mushrooms in the context of Health. Widely practiced for millennia in Asia, this approach was still very confidential in the West a few decades ago. Today, the medicinal mushroom market is booming in the U.S. and results...

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Is organic still the best servant of sustainability?

Is organic still the best servant of sustainability?

The organic movement is a good one. Its aims are noble: that human farming activities are sustainable when it comes to land and water use. That they reduce chemically formulated fertilizers, growth stimulants, antibiotics, or pesticides. That we protect the planet....

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Immunity x ginseng

Immunity x ginseng

Korean ginseng (Panax ginseng) is one of the most prized medicinal plants in the world. As a true icon of Asian culture, its root has been used there for millennia. Ginseng’s medicinal properties are so revered that they played a big part in the border being drawn...

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What if phytotherapy benefits were in fact microbiotic

What if phytotherapy benefits were in fact microbiotic

The history of medicinal plants is inseparable from the one of Humanity. We think about Antiquity, but this link goes back to much longer since we find traces of medicinal plants in prehistoric skeletons' teeth. Given the taste of those plants and their low...

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Three sports trends in Nutraceutics

Three sports trends in Nutraceutics

For many years, sports nutrition has played a significant role in the food supplements market (proteins, etc.). In the past, this branch was mainly aimed at physical performance fans. Today, this market is diversifying / fragmenting with great dynamism. Whether the...

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The fight for functional beverages success

The fight for functional beverages success

The alluring promise of functional beverages to deliver tasty refreshment plus health benefits has always been strong – going back decades to the likes of Gatorade and Red Bull and centuries in the case of tea and coffee or even Coca-Cola. As then, botanicals continue...

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Three microbiota trends in Nutraceutics

Three microbiota trends in Nutraceutics

In the context of nutraceutical innovation, the microbiota is the source of all covetousness. Health potential seems infinite. If current scientific data do not allow us yet to pinpoint the benefits of pre- & probiotics, each new study not only seems to validate...

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Three neuro trends in Nutraceutics

Three neuro trends in Nutraceutics

Concentration, Memory, Mental energy, ... Nutraceutical themes linked to Brain Health are more and more numerous. Let's discover 3 emerging trends that seem to be developing and that are offering real opportunities in terms of innovation and differentiation for the...

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Rg5 & Rk1 : the secret tandem behind black ginseng

Rg5 & Rk1 : the secret tandem behind black ginseng

1. WHITE, RED OR BLACK GINSENG: A MATTER OF GINSENOSIDES Ginsenosides are considered to be the main active substances from Panax ginseng roots. However, not all ginsenosides are equal in terms of health benefits. Indeed, the most common ginsenosides like Rb1 or Rg1...

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Rg3 : a rising star in the ginseng world

Rg3 : a rising star in the ginseng world

1. PANAX GINSENG AND GINSENOSIDES Asian ginseng is one of the most famous medicinal plants in the world. Praised for a myriad of health benefits, its roots are widely consumed for nutraceutical and therapeutical purposes. The potency of ginseng root is linked to the...

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The aim of this website is obviously not to encourage self-medication but exclusively to inspire professionals in phytotherapy and invite them to further investigate the health potential of fascinating phytomolecules.