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Lutein/zeaxanthin may boost retinal sensitivity for people with early AMD: Long-term study

Two years of supplementation with lutein and zeaxanthin may boost macular pigment optical density (MPOD) and retinal sensitivity in people with early age-related macular degeneration (AMD), says a new study.

FitLife Brands takes hit on unit prices but boosts profits by switching to captive GNC distribution

Switching to a captive distribution mode within the GNC network has helped dietary supplements marketer FitLife Brands realize higher profits on flat revenue, the company announced recently.

Bill Gates Foundation backs microbiome engineering to boost infant health

Gut microbiome engineering can reduce stunting and other infant health issues and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is funding research into the nascent area.

Better together? Co-encapsulation study shows potential for stable omega-3 and probiotic mix

New research describing the stable co-encapsulation of omega-3 rich oil with probiotic bacteria could be a boon for manufacturers looking to incorporate the functional ingredients in to foods and supplements, say researchers.

Sports drinks aren’t enough to boost performance - salt may help: Research

Salt supplementation may improve exercise performance according to Spanish researchers – but health claims for sodium are still not authorised.

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Nutrition 21 announces settlement of patent infringement lawsuit over Chromium Picolinate

Nutrition 21 LLC and JDS Therapeutics LLC have entered into a confidential settlement and license agreement with Schwabe North America and Nature’s Way, thereby ending a patent infringement lawsuit involving the use of chromium picolinate.

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Mannatech announces award of 100th patent

Texas-based network marketing firm Mannatech announced recently that the company received its 100th patent, the latest in Korea on its PhytoMatrix all natural multivitamin and mineral dietary supplement formulation. 

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Settlement on curcumin patent infringement just tip of the iceberg, Sabinsa says

Settlement on curcumin patent infringement just tip of the iceberg, Sabinsa says

Botanical ingredients supplier Sabinsa Corporation prides itself on its long list of patents and the history of...

Heat-killed bacteria may offer immune support for the elderly

Heat-killed bacteria may offer immune support for the elderly

Supplements containing heat-killed Lactobacillus gasseri TMC0356 bacteria may enhance the immune system of older people and protect them from...

Mussels for muscles: Green lipped mussel extract may ease muscle damage during exercise

Mussels for muscles: Green lipped mussel extract may ease muscle damage during exercise

Extracts from New Zealand green lipped mussels may reduce muscle soreness and fatigue after exercise and reduce...

ABC names award recipients for research and literature
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ABC names award recipients for research and literature

The American Botanical Council has named the 2014 recipients for its Norman R. Farnsworth Excellence in Botanical...

Dick Griffin, Dr Low Dog, Mountain Rose Herbs, & NutraIngredients-USA named AHPA award winners
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Dick Griffin, Dr Low Dog, Mountain Rose Herbs, & NutraIngredients-USA named AHPA award winners

The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) has announced the winners of its 2015 AHPA Awards for individuals...

Vitamin Shoppe CEO on ripple effects of NY AG probe: ‘We’ve seen a slight impact, but not a dramatic impact’

Vitamin Shoppe CEO on ripple effects of NY AG probe: ‘We’ve seen a slight impact, but not a dramatic impact’

Retailers not involved in the NY Attorney General’s investigation into the quality and standard of botanical supplements...

NBTY, Pharmavite, Nature's Way and Nutraceutical Corp. pulled into NY AG’s probe
Updated: NBTY appreciates AG's efforts & will comply. "We are confident that our products meet our label claims"

NBTY, Pharmavite, Nature's Way and Nutraceutical Corp. pulled into NY AG’s probe

NY AG Eric Schneiderman has extended his investigation into herbal supplements by sending letters to four leading...

NIH survey of supplement use shows strong support for omega-3s, wavering commitment to joint ingredients and echinacea

NIH survey of supplement use shows strong support for omega-3s, wavering commitment to joint ingredients and echinacea

A recently released survey by the National Institutes of Health showed significant shifts in how Americans were...

IGEN pilot program to demonstrate GMO transparency in dietary supplement supply chains
Special edition: Going Non-GMO in Supplements

IGEN pilot program to demonstrate GMO transparency in dietary supplement supply chains

Nutrasource Diagnostics Inc. is set to launch a cost-effective, evidence-based certification program to test finished products, and...

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