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Greenteaspoon CSO: ‘We’re convinced polyphenol prebiotics will play a huge role in advancing our understanding of the importance of the gut mucus layer in health and wellness’

A proprietary blend of superfruit and green tea may support healthy digestion, says data from a double-blind and placebo-controlled study that supports the prebiotic potential of polyphenols.

New testing firm aims to evaluate ingredients on their biological activity, founder says

A new testing firm has debuted that the founder and CEO says will offer a way to judge ingredients based not just on their chemical profiles but on their actual biological activity.

Vitamin D and omega-3 together may help mental illness

Vitamin D and omega-3 could work together to improve cognitive function and social behaviour with particular relevance for battling ADHD, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, say researchers.

Alpha-lipoic acid + EPA may promote body weight loss in healthy overweight women: Study

Supplements of alpha-lipoic acid, with or without EPA omega-3, may help promote weight loss in obese and overweight women on a reduced calorie diet, says a new study from Spain.

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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 and companies making substantive, positive contributions to the herbal products industry.

Growth in organic, raw, non-GMO and allergy-free products is outpacing rest of business

Sprouts Farmers Market CEO on online delivery: We haven’t found a model that works for us … yet

Sprouts Farmers Market is exploring online delivery options, but hasn’t found a model that works, yet, chief financial officer Amin Maredia said this week.

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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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