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Published May 14, 2013
The Congressional Dietary Supplement Caucus (DSC), in cooperation with the leading trade associations held an educational briefing, “Sports Health and Fitness: The Role of Dietary Supplements,” for Capitol Hill staff. Read More »
Winning the Functional Ingredient Taste Challenge
By Patrick Morris, Communications Manager, Fortitech Inc.
Published May 13, 2013
When working with multiple functional ingredients, the core challenge facing product developers is the complexity of the food matrix. Read More »
Published May 10, 2013
Milestone, Shelton, CT, will be hosting a free, educational webinar that will focus on direct mercury analysis for a wide range of nutraceutical samples.   Due to a rise in the level of health consciousness among consumers, manufacturers produci… Read More »
Published May 8, 2013
The lawsuit claims Monster violates California law by marketing highly-caffeinated drinks to children, despite scientific findings that such products may cause "significant morbidity in adolescents." Read More »
Published May 8, 2013
The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), Washington, D.C., has provided its fifth substantive submission to FDA in response to the agency’s New Dietary Ingredient (NDI) Draft Guidance, this time through comments submitted by international l… Read More »
Published May 8, 2013
California Gov. Edmund G. Brown Jr. has proposed reforms "to strengthen and restore the intent of Proposition 65." Read More »
Published May 6, 2013
Researchers found no extra benefit to adding lutein and zeaxanthin, omega 3 fatty acids EPA and DHA, or both to the Age-Related Eye Disease Study (AREDS) formulation, which already included antioxidant vitamins C and E, beta-carotene and zinc, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). Read More »
Gluten-Free Gone Mainstream
By Alan Richman, Contributing Writer
Published May 1, 2013
As gluten-free market demand soars, suppliers and manufacturers scramble to fill store shelves. Read More »
Press Statements & Implied Claims
By Douglas Kalman, PhD, MS, RD, CCRC, FACN, Miami Research Associates
Published May 1, 2013
News releases on unpublished studies may be considered advertising and could be subject to FTC oversight. Read More »
Reporting AERs to Liability Insurers
By Greg Doherty, Poms & Associates
Published May 1, 2013
Adverse events associated with dietary supplements continue to be under-reported. Read More »
Getting Ahead of the Curve: Nutrition, Eye Health & Vision
By Dr. A. Elizabeth Sloan & Dr. Catherine Adams Hutt, RD, Sloan Trends, Inc.
Published May 1, 2013
The nutritional eye health/vision market is set to explode and it’s already on a roll. Read More »
Published May 1, 2013
FDA is using all available tools at its disposal to ensure that dietary supplements containing the stimulant dimethylamylamine (DMAA) are no longer distributed and available for sale to consumers in the marketplace. The ingredient is most commonly u… Read More »
Published May 1, 2013
The board of trustees of the American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) voted to support legislation introduced on Feb. 4 by California Assemblyman Mike Gatto, D-Los Angeles, which would amend the state’s Proposition 65. Consumer goods sold i… Read More »
Published May 1, 2013
St. John’s wort has been shown to be effective in treating mild to moderate forms of major depression, but problems with supplement quality have been a concern, according to ConsumerLab.com, White Plains, NY. For example, among the 10 St. John&… Read More »
Published May 1, 2013
FDA received 6,307 reports of health problems associated with dietary supplements from 2008-2011. Read More »
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