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Churning out new, good news can help dilute past bad marks such as a warning letter, experts say

Churning out new, good news can help dilute past bad marks such as a warning letter, experts say

Bad news has acquired a long shelf life in the age of the Internet. Companies that are involved in regulatory actions, such as receiving FDA warning letters, need to develop a strategy to present their image going forward because the record of the warning letter is never going away, experts...

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Application of true liposomes restricted by cost, manufacturer says

Liposomal technology would seem to offer huge advantages for the many hard-to-absorb ingredients that pepper the dietary supplement marketplace.  But the high cost of the technology has retarded its growth in the market, an expert said.

Vitamin D supplements may ‘protect against cardiac failure in older people’, says study

Daily supplements of the sunshine vitamin may reduce the risk of heart failure in older individuals by 20%-25%, says a new study.

Protein: the bridge to fitness for the rest of us

We have become a nation of fitness and nutrition go-getters, as evidenced by the skyrocketing number of fitness and nutrition apps and the mainstreaming of the sports nutrition market. 

Irish firm moves on omega-3, omega-6 encapsulation

Irish encapsulation specialist AnaBio has lodged a patent for encapsulation of long-chain fatty acids for use in infant formula and elsewhere.

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EFSA’s live culture: Help agency revise its gut and immune health claim guidance from NutraIngredients.com

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) is calling for input from all stakeholders as it goes about revising its controversial gut and immune health claim guidance that dates back to 2011.

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EU Food Information to Consumers (FIC) law changes: Impact on food supplement players from NutraIngredients.com

Food supplements are classified by EU law as foodstuffs and so the recently implemented Food Information to Consumers (FIC) regulation has the potential to impact food supplements. Is there much to worry about? Legal experts say yes in this guest article…

Added sugars account for 14.1% of total energy intakes for Americans

What are the biggest contributors of added sugars to the US diet? from FoodNavigator-USA.com

While we tend to assume that fast food outlets (the bottomless soda cup) contribute a disproportionate amount of added sugar to the US diet compared with store-bought groceries, new data shows that the reverse is actually true.

Voluntary labeling of non-GMO products is a better use of resources, says Safeway

Safeway shareholders reject GMO labeling proposal; board says it would cost $15m+ and provide zero consumer benefits from FoodNavigator-USA.com

Shareholders at Safeway have rejected a proposal from the Green Century Equity Fund calling for mandatory GMO labeling on its store brands, which company bosses claim would cost $15m+ to implement, while providing zero consumer benefits.

Big Interview: Maggie Radzwiller, Maggie's Conscious Vegan Cuisine

Vegan, gluten-free meals founder: I started with clean food; others had to backpedal there from FoodNavigator-USA.com

A chef and caterer was motivated by her special diets customers to launch a vegan, gluten-free line of globally inspired meals with no added sodium or oil to provide clean, flavorful meal solutions for everybody. 

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Botanical ingredients step up to battle cognitive decline
Special edition: Cognitive Health

Botanical ingredients step up to battle cognitive decline

Botanical ingredients for cognitive health indications abound, and the scientific backing for these ingredients is abundant, too,...

‘Reassuring’: Harvard’s large-scale randomized trial in men supports safety of vitamin C and E supplements

‘Reassuring’: Harvard’s large-scale randomized trial in men supports safety of vitamin C and E supplements

Long-term use of vitamin C and E supplements do not increase the risk of cancer, while vitamin...

Canadian firm Naturally Splendid latest to get into Colorado CBD game

Canadian firm Naturally Splendid latest to get into Colorado CBD game

Canadian company Naturally Splendid, which has long experience in hemp production, is the latest to move toward...

Magnesium supplements may boost physical performance for older women: RCT

Magnesium supplements may boost physical performance for older women: RCT

Daily supplementation with magnesium oxide in combination with a mild fitness program may boost the physical performance...

Cognitive health claims range from sublime to ridiculous, experts say
Special edition: Cognitive health

Cognitive health claims range from sublime to ridiculous, experts say

When it comes to what’s an allowable claim in the realm of cognitive health, ignorance and confusion...

Arizona center emerges as hotbed of algae innovation

Arizona center emerges as hotbed of algae innovation

An institute in Arizona has emerged as one of the world’s foremost centers of research on algae...

Mitochondria & aging: ‘Remarkable’ effects for nicotinamide riboside in mice, says new study

Mitochondria & aging: ‘Remarkable’ effects for nicotinamide riboside in mice, says new study

The science to support the potential benefits of nicotinamide riboside for age-related conditions continues to grow, with...

Vitamin Shoppe's move to put all labels into public database increases transparency, CRN chief says

Vitamin Shoppe's move to put all labels into public database increases transparency, CRN chief says

The Vitamin Shoppe announced this week that it plans to have all  of the labels on products...

 ‘Not all omega-3 supplements are created equal, at least in terms of CVD risk reduction’, says new study
Study explores how doses recommended on labels may (or may not) affect heart health

‘Not all omega-3 supplements are created equal, at least in terms of CVD risk reduction’, says new study

The manufacturers' recommended doses of omega-3 fatty acids from different sources may have different efficacies when it...

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