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Nutritional Armor: Dietary Supplements in the Military

A recent special issue to in the medical journal Military Medicine marks a shift in attitude and approach to dietary supplements by the U.S. military...

Freshness, gentle processing compensate for different EPA, DHA levels, salmon oil supplier asserts

While the omega-3s market has been moving toward ever higher concentrations of EPA and DHA, there is still room for fresh, minimally processed oils with lower EPA and DHA concentrations, says Norwegian company Hofseth Biocare.  And there is even evidence for greater efficacy for its salmon oil for certain health...

Green tea, mitochondria, omega-3 & curcumin: The top 10 science of 2014

From breakthrough studies to controversial hypotheses, it has been a fascinating year for science for dietary supplements. In this special gallery we review the top science headlines from 2014.

Large scale trial to validate testing platform that measures metabolic health via urine

Zivo Bioscience Inc. has announced a large-scale test of its WellMetris testing platform that will validate a technology that the founders say will be a game changer for dietary supplement companies and, eventually, the traditional healthcare sphere as well.

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Saporiti Group eyes ‘competitive advantage’ as distributor of GanedenBC30 in South America

A new distribution partnership between Ganeden and Grupo Saporiti, S.A. will increase availability of the GanedenBC30 probiotic ingredient in select South American markets, the companies have announced.

Mediterranean diet linked to increased telomere length

Following a Mediterranean style diet may be associated with greater telomere length - a finding that further supports the diet’s links to health and longevity, say researchers.

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Calcium, vitamin D supplementation for women at risk of osteoporosis

Combating osteoporosis with calcium, vitamin D could save as much as $12 billion by 2020, CRN says

Supplementation with calcium and vitamin D for postmenopausal women could save the US health care system as...

CSPI asks FDA to ban powdered caffeine sold as a dietary supplement

CSPI asks FDA to ban powdered caffeine sold as a dietary supplement

The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) has sent a petition to federal regulators seeking...

Polyphenol-enriched protein powder shows immune benefits for athletes: Study

Polyphenol-enriched protein powder shows immune benefits for athletes: Study

A soy protein powder enriched with blueberry and green tea polyphenols may reduce exercise-induced susceptibility to viral...

DASCA heads to the White House for President’s signature
CRN hails passage of bill as ‘welcome protection against criminal outliers’

DASCA heads to the White House for President’s signature

The Designer Anabolic Steroid Control Act has passed Congress and will now be sent to the President’s...

Micronutrient insufficiencies: ‘The DGAC is turning a blind eye to this problem because they are preaching an ideal’

Micronutrient insufficiencies: ‘The DGAC is turning a blind eye to this problem because they are preaching an ideal’

The majority of Americans are not meeting the requirements for a number of essential nutrients, but the...

Overall FDA's 483 observations are down, but basic GMP failures still rampant, consultant finds

Overall FDA's 483 observations are down, but basic GMP failures still rampant, consultant finds

Preliminary data from consultant Marian Boardley, who tracks trends in FDA inspection reports, shows that overall 483...

DSHEA, the media, & certifying manufacturers: Highlights from the NIU's Business Leaders Forum, Part 1

DSHEA, the media, & certifying manufacturers: Highlights from the NIU's Business Leaders Forum, Part 1

The dietary supplements industry needs to engage with journalists to change the conversation and not run ad...

Innovation, retailer shifts, and sustainability: Highlights from NIU’s Business Leaders Forum, Part 2

Innovation, retailer shifts, and sustainability: Highlights from NIU’s Business Leaders Forum, Part 2

The lack of clarity over the new dietary ingredient (NDI) guidance is stifling innovation in dietary supplements,...

NOI urges FDA to end attempts to regulate dietary supplements as food additives
Hearing on potential changes to Redbook to take place tomorrow

NOI urges FDA to end attempts to regulate dietary supplements as food additives

The Food and Drug Administration should finalize the revised draft guidance for New Dietary Ingredients (NDIs) and...

‘Impacting industry in a meaningful way’: NPA and UL announce education alliance for GMPs, claims and more

‘Impacting industry in a meaningful way’: NPA and UL announce education alliance for GMPs, claims and more

The Natural Products Association (NPA) and UL are partnering on a new education alliance to ‘raise the...

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