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Currency headwinds, weakness in North America depresses Herbalife's results

Herbalife is experiencing slowing sales in North America, a phenomenon that has afflicted other network marketing companies built on nutritional products.

Despite legal fuzziness, supplement companies crowd into CBD space

Despite the cloudy legal status of dietary supplements and functional food products featuring cannabidiol (CBD), companies are clamoring to bring CBD supplement products to market.

Catechins, but not quercetin, behind some of cocoa & tea’s benefits

Supplementation with epicatechin may beneficially affect insulin levels and insulin resistance, but another flavonoid quercetin had no effect, says a new study from The Netherlands.

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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 Research Award, the Varro E. Tyler Award for Phytomedicinal Research, and the James A. Duke Excellence in Botanical Literature Award.

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Biased by industry? Do academic and business collaborations work?

Like many areas of nutrition research, probiotic and prebiotic science relies on strong collaboration between academic experts and businesses. But there are some who say such links create biased science.

UNPA welcomes seven new associate members

The United Natural Products Alliance has welcome seven new associate members, including two new founding associate members.

Border block: Germany stops product with debated aegeline ingredient

The German authorities have blocked a shipment of products containing the unauthorised novel food ingredient aegeline and American firm USP Labs is making inquiries into whether this relates to its recalled OxyElite product. 

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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...

Non GMO supplement ingredients are available, but price might be a shock, expert says
Special Edition: Going Non GMO in Supplements

Non GMO supplement ingredients are available, but price might be a shock, expert says

As the issue of mandatory GMO labeling looms ever larger on the radar of the dietary supplements industry, so...

FTC seeking to extend 2 RCT standard to structure/function claims, CRN asserts in brief

FTC seeking to extend 2 RCT standard to structure/function claims, CRN asserts in brief

The Federal Trade Commission’s position on the requirement for 2 RCTs in its contempt case against Bayer's...

‘Exciting findings’: Vitamin K2 supplements improve arterial function in healthy women

‘Exciting findings’: Vitamin K2 supplements improve arterial function in healthy women

Long-term supplementation with NattoPharma’s MenaQ7 vitamin K2 may inhibit age-related stiffening of the artery walls, says study...

UNPA unveils insurance plan offering enhanced coverage for companies that clear high quality bar

UNPA unveils insurance plan offering enhanced coverage for companies that clear high quality bar

The United Natural Products Alliance has announced a new insurance program designed especially for the needs of...

Purified anthocyanins show metabolic benefits in diabetics: RCT data

Purified anthocyanins show metabolic benefits in diabetics: RCT data

Supplementation with purified anthocyanins may improve blood lipid levels and lower blood sugar levels in type 2...

Neptune’s new CEO: ‘Science will drive the next wave of change in the omega-3 market’

Neptune’s new CEO: ‘Science will drive the next wave of change in the omega-3 market’

Jim Hamilton is expecting an ‘incredibly intriguing future’ for omega-3 and krill, with Neptune Technologies & Bioressources’...

Cyanotech expands astaxanthin market share, moves toward fully integrated production

Cyanotech expands astaxanthin market share, moves toward fully integrated production

Cyanotech Corporation has broadened distribution of its finished goods brand Nutrex, helping the company achieve record sales. ...

Education gap on supplements means myths can persist among pharmacists, MDs

Education gap on supplements means myths can persist among pharmacists, MDs

The New York AG affair has revealed a gulf: While the majority of Americans say they use...

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