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Omega Protein takes issue with 'success' of menhaden limits

Ben Landry, director of public affairs for Omega Protein corporation, took issue with the way a Pew Charitable Trusts writer characterized the menhaden fishing quotas that have been place for the past year.  The quotas have not been uniformly enforced and were not based on strong science to begin with,...

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‘The eye and the brain are connected, so it’s no surprise lutein is important for brain health,’ says Kemin

Lutein and zeaxanthin are well-established in the realm of eye health, but ever emerging science shows the importance of the carotenoids in brain health. And that comes as no surprise to Kemin, with ‘eye health and brain health are coming together as one’.

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 marketing a dietary supplement based on cannabidiol (CBD), a non-narcotic fraction of the cannabis sativa plant.

Probiotics can improve blood pressure: 9-study review

Long-term probiotics consumption may control blood pressure, says a research review in the American Heart Association journal Hypertension.

Folates not folic acid for flour fortification, urge researchers

New findings that the body is less efficient at metabolising folic acid than natural folates could inform policy-making decisions as the UK government considers mandatory fortification of flour with folic acid.

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Whole Foods' labels are misleading, deceptive, unfair and fraudulent, alleges lawsuit

Whole Foods targeted in new lawsuit over 'all-natural' claims from FoodNavigator-USA.com

Whole Foods Market has been targeted in another class action lawsuit alleging that products it labels as ‘all-natural’ are misbranded because they contain “artificial ingredients and flavorings, artificial coloring and chemical preservatives”. 

Japanese-Swedish supplier ‘disappointed’ by ‘unexpected’ EFSA astaxanthin verdict from NutraIngredients.com

Fuji Chemical-owned astaxanthin specialist AstaReal has emphasised differences in the types of the carotenoid not accounted for in a recent EFSA refusal to back intakes at 4 mg a day in the European Union.

Consumer research finds 'steady energy' resonates

‘Sustained energy’ not as powerful a message as we thought: Cargill from FoodNavigator-USA.com

No matter how much or how little consumers understand the concept of “energy”, one thing’s for certain. They want more of it. 

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Oregon GMO labeling initiative secures place on November ballot from FoodNavigator-USA.com

An initiative to mandate the labeling of foods containing ingredients from genetically engineered crops has qualified for a statewide vote in Oregon in November.

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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...

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...

Swisse Wellness withdraws from US to focus on global brand building, but vows, ‘we’ll be back bigger and better!’

Swisse Wellness withdraws from US to focus on global brand building, but vows, ‘we’ll be back bigger and better!’

Swisse Wellness’ global growth is continuing with new office set to open in Europe and Asia soon,...

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