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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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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.