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Sales loose and bagged tea up 5.9% in 2013 hitting $1.8 billion, ABC report finds

Sales of herbal and other teas increased by 5.9% in  the United States 2013, capping off a decade of solid growth, according to a market report by the American Botanical Council.  It was ABC’s first such report on the tea sector.

Long term relationships best way to deal with volatility of botanical supply, experts say

Managing botanical supply chains in the face of volatility in demand and pricing is a matter of managing relationships and gathering the appropriate information. Business as usual, in other words.

Vitamin D supplements should be taken with a meal to boost absorption: Study

Vitamin D supplements should be recommended to be taken with a meal containing fat to optimize the absorption of the nutrient, says a new study from Tufts University and supported by Pfizer Consumer Healthcare.

Gut bacteria ‘shift’ from fibre could aid weight loss

Dietary fibre can cause a shift in the gut toward beneficial bacteria may have the potential to assist in weight loss, while also reducing the risk of colon cancer, type 2 diabetes, and other diseases, say researchers.

Not just for flavour: Herbs and spices backed for heart health

Antioxidant-rich spices and herbs could help to improve triglyceride concentrations and other blood lipids, according to new research.

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Post election committee shuffles emphasize need for industry engagement, observers say

Post election committee shuffles emphasize need for industry engagement, observers say

The landslide victory of Republican House and Senate candidates in the recent midterm elections will have broad...

‘Critical that CFSAN has a scientist at the helm’: Industry welcomes new center leader

‘Critical that CFSAN has a scientist at the helm’: Industry welcomes new center leader

Dr Susan Mayne will replace Michael Landa at the FDA’s Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition,...

There's room for growth in supply of omega-3 oils from US sources, GOED official says

There's room for growth in supply of omega-3 oils from US sources, GOED official says

The recent closure of the fishing season in Peru will sent a pulse through the omega-3s market....

Optimal selenium status linked to better mood for young adults: Study

Optimal selenium status linked to better mood for young adults: Study

Maintaining optimal levels of selenium may improve mood and be associated with lower risk of depressive symptoms...

DSHEA at 20, changes on Capitol Hill, and the potential of technology: CRN’s Conference as it happened

DSHEA at 20, changes on Capitol Hill, and the potential of technology: CRN’s Conference as it happened

The Council for Responsible Nutrition's Annual Meeting and Conference was held in Dana Point, CA, with marquee...

Tech innovation in health care delivery will transform debate now dominated by struggle over "Obamacare"

Tech innovation in health care delivery will transform debate now dominated by struggle over "Obamacare"

A dizzying array of personalized digital health care solutions may in the future help the Affordable Care...

Negative media and a lack of innovation: Vitamin Shoppe CEO on ’positive’ but ‘lower than expected’ Q3 results

Negative media and a lack of innovation: Vitamin Shoppe CEO on ’positive’ but ‘lower than expected’ Q3 results

Supplement retailing giant Vitamin Shoppe has reported a 3.1% increase in comparable retail store sales and a...

Citing Cohen's research, agency removes DMBA-containing products from military shelves

Citing Cohen's research, agency removes DMBA-containing products from military shelves

A number of dietary supplements in the sports nutrition category that contain the stimulant ingredient DMBA have...

Flavonoids may be ‘important to promoting broad health and wellbeing in aging’: Harvard study

Flavonoids may be ‘important to promoting broad health and wellbeing in aging’: Harvard study

Higher intakes of flavonoid compounds in the diet during middle age may boost healthy aging in women,...

GNC CEO: ‘We're going to be offering far more plant-based and nature-based proteins in our store’

GNC CEO: ‘We're going to be offering far more plant-based and nature-based proteins in our store’

Supplements retailing giant GNC is undertaking a ‘reset’ with an increased focus on natural, organic and vegan-vegetarian...