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Driven Sports has no intentions to use any Dendrobium-related ingredient in the future: Lawyer

Pre-workout supplement marketer Driven Sports will not be launching any new products containing any Dendrobium-related ingredients in the future, says the company’s legal counsel in response to a warning letter from the FDA.

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Ashwagandha interest spilling into mainstream market

The so-called flagship herb of Ayurveda, ashwagandha is gaining traction in the mainstream US market as consumers embrace its wide-ranging body of health benefits on the heels of strong clinical support and a few celebrity health practitioner endorsements.

Meso-zeaxanthin safety & QC debated

Neither illegal, unnatural nor unsafe, says meso-zeaxanthin defender

Meso-zeaxanthin (MZ) proponent says a French government report on the fraudulent use of meso-zeaxanthin in eye health supplements casts unnecessary doubt on a safe and viable compound. 

Whey protein’s benefits for improved body composition supported by new meta-analysis

Intake of whey protein as a supplement or in combination with resistance exercise, or as part of a weight-loss or weight-maintenance diet, may boost body composition for men and women, says a new meta-analysis of data from 14 randomized controlled trials.

BASF vitamin production returns to normal after fire

BASF’s vitamin A and E production is close to resuming normal service after a fire ripped through its German plant on March 12.

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Two weeks to go! Register for FoodNavigator-USA’s Gluten-free in Perspective Forum from FoodNavigator-USA.com

There are just two weeks to go until FoodNavigator’s live (and hopefully very lively) online debate on one of the hottest trends in food development: gluten-free.

Transparency in food science

New EFSA chief-designate: ‘Our first priority is to get the science right’ from NutraIngredients.com

The European Union’s central science agency must become more transparent to meet rapid technological change in food and agriculture, its likely next chief told the European Parliament this week. And conflicts of interest were not an issue.

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What’s for breakfast? Depends on your gender, says GrubHub from FoodNavigator-USA.com

An analysis of breakfast orders placed with 28,800 restaurants in 600+ US cities between 6-11am local time over the past 12 months reveals sharp differences between men and women, according to GrubHub , the nation’s leading online and mobile food-ordering company. 

The slow death of the microwave and the rise of the Crock-Pot: Can food be too convenient? from FoodNavigator-USA.com

Can food be too convenient? Just ask General Mills, which saw sales of its Betty Crocker instant bakery mixes skyrocket in the 1950s as soon as it asked users to add an egg, which made housewives feel more invested in the process. But what can we learn from this 60...

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Industry experts dispute dietary supplement critic Cohen's call for sweeping new regulations

Industry experts dispute dietary supplement critic Cohen's call for sweeping new regulations

A long time critic of the dietary supplement industry, Dr Pieter Cohen, MD, has called for a...

AHPA's new protein guidance addresses issue that has been percolating for years

AHPA's new protein guidance addresses issue that has been percolating for years

The American Herbal Products Association has set a new policy for how member companies ought to calculate...

Emerson Ecologics says new quality program will boost GMP compliance of brands it carries

Emerson Ecologics says new quality program will boost GMP compliance of brands it carries

Emerson Ecologics, which distributes a wide range of dietary supplements in the practictioner channel, has altered its...

ANVISA: Regulation must catch up to booming South American supplements market

ANVISA: Regulation must catch up to booming South American supplements market

Just ahead of the 2014 Vitafoods Conference in São Paulo, Brazil, a spokesperson for the Brazilian Health...

Omega-3s science is rock solid, but you don't win every game, expert says

Omega-3s science is rock solid, but you don't win every game, expert says

When scientists seek to counteract bad press for omega-3s it is a matter of taking two steps...

Integrated social media strategy drives supplement sampling startup's rapid growth

Integrated social media strategy drives supplement sampling startup's rapid growth

Having a social media strategy as a foundational piece of a business can yield huge dividends in...

InsideTracker CEO: ‘The one-size-fits-all intervention approach to nutrition makes no sense - Personalization is the future’

InsideTracker CEO: ‘The one-size-fits-all intervention approach to nutrition makes no sense - Personalization is the future’

It may have been said before, but the future of nutrition is through personalization, especially for athletic...

Chromadex CEO: ‘We think Niagen has a much bigger market, like omega-3’

Chromadex CEO: ‘We think Niagen has a much bigger market, like omega-3’

The potential of nicotinamide riboside, the next generation vitamin B3, goes beyond dietary supplements, into functional food...

Canadian group floats plan for algal omega-3s from dispersed bioreactors harvesting agricultural waste

Canadian group floats plan for algal omega-3s from dispersed bioreactors harvesting agricultural waste

Algae promoters usually talk big: Big ponds, banks of bioreactors, chemical process efficiencies and economies of scale. ...

Huge demand for omega-3 liquid products driving delivery innovations: Virun CEO

Huge demand for omega-3 liquid products driving delivery innovations: Virun CEO

Consumers like the delivery of omega-3 fatty acids in a liquid, and many innovative products are already...

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