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GMPs, NDIs, and definitions for GMO and natural: NPA’s Fabricant on industry issues

Despite ongoing vacancies in the main office of the Division of Dietary Supplements, companies must continue to build relationships with FDA’s district offices to ensure ongoing GMP compliance, says Dr Daniel Fabricant, CEO of the Natural Products Association.

Dietary supplements researchers excited by promise of new human cell culture model for Alzheimer's

The announcement that researchers have developed a way to construct a three dimensional in vitro model of human brain cells that exhibit features of Alzheimer’s disease could be a game changer for the research of cognitive health dietary supplements, experts say.

‘Accelerating the commercial adoption of early stage research’: Leading probiotics event unites science and industry in North & South America

San Diego will host the first ever Probiota Americas in June 2015, which will bring together eminent scientists and business leaders from the pre & probiotic and microbiota focused nutrition industries of North and South America. 

90% of Americans don't get enough choline. So why isn't it higher up the food policy agenda?

As the 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans are developed, there has been a lot of heated debate about saturated fat (not the nutritional bogeyman we always thought?) and protein (it’s a hot trend, but do we really need more?). But what about choline?

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New ingredient set to give caffeine a run for its money, supplier says

Ingredient supplier Compound Solutions has introduced a nature identical version of theacrine branded as TeaCrine. The ingredient offers benefits over caffeine, the mainstay of energy formulations, the company says.

Amino acid release matrix extracts maximum value from protein

Glanbia Nutrtionals has debuted an enzyme blend targeting release of branch chain amino acids (BCAA) and glutamine from whey protein sources.

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ABC article says climate change is impacting quality of Chinese tea; whether botanicals in other regions are affected is less clear

ABC article says climate change is impacting quality of Chinese tea; whether botanicals in other regions are affected is less clear

Global climate change is affecting the quality of tea harvested in southwestern China, both in terms of...

Quote/unquote: Gut health, sports nutrition, and curcumin - The best of Bénéfiq 2014

Quote/unquote: Gut health, sports nutrition, and curcumin - The best of Bénéfiq 2014

We headed to Quebec City this week to attend the 2nd instalment of Bénéfiq, an international rendezvous...

Employee ownership key facet of plan to 'reauthenticate' Twinlab, Tolworthy says

Employee ownership key facet of plan to 'reauthenticate' Twinlab, Tolworthy says

Relaunching as an employee-owned company will help focus Twinlab on its mission of “reauthenticating” the brand in...

The most important lessons for doing business in Latin America for dietary supplement companies
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The most important lessons for doing business in Latin America for dietary supplement companies

Being among the most dynamic regional markets in the world with double-digit growth, and with an increasing...

FTC warns 60 companies for noncompliance on ad disclosure guidelines

FTC warns 60 companies for noncompliance on ad disclosure guidelines

The Federal Trade Commission has sent warning letters to 60 companies, including 20 of the nation’s largest...

In-house manufacturing becoming an important quality differentiator, NOW Foods CEO says

In-house manufacturing becoming an important quality differentiator, NOW Foods CEO says

Consumers are increasingly sensitive to where products are made, and this has helped drive NOW Foods’ expansion...

DPA, vitamins D and K ‘should be investigated’ for cognitive health, says new review

DPA, vitamins D and K ‘should be investigated’ for cognitive health, says new review

A focus on new nutrients, a more holistic approach, and innovative clinical trials using omics technology may...

Ullman on Bayer-FTC issue: ‘Be as careful with your implied claims & testimonials as you are with the express claims’

Ullman on Bayer-FTC issue: ‘Be as careful with your implied claims & testimonials as you are with the express claims’

The US Federal Trade Commission’s motion against Bayer for claims made for its probiotic dietary supplement, Phillips’...

Bayer ‘extremely disappointed & strongly disagrees’ with FTC/DoJ allegations against Phillips’ Colon Health claims

Bayer ‘extremely disappointed & strongly disagrees’ with FTC/DoJ allegations against Phillips’ Colon Health claims

Healthcare giant Bayer has said it will defend itself ‘vigorously’ against the US Federal Trade Commission decision...

GOED confident of success with omega-3 – blood pressure health claim

GOED confident of success with omega-3 – blood pressure health claim

A health claim petition filed by the Global Organization for EPA and DHA Omega-3s (GOED) with the...

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