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Nutritional Armor: Dietary Supplements in the Military

A recent special issue to in the medical journal Military Medicine marks a shift in attitude and approach to dietary supplements by the U.S. military...

Freshness, gentle processing compensate for different EPA, DHA levels, salmon oil supplier asserts

While the omega-3s market has been moving toward ever higher concentrations of EPA and DHA, there is still room for fresh, minimally processed oils with lower EPA and DHA concentrations, says Norwegian company Hofseth Biocare.  And there is even evidence for greater efficacy for its salmon oil for certain health...

Green tea, mitochondria, omega-3 & curcumin: The top 10 science of 2014

From breakthrough studies to controversial hypotheses, it has been a fascinating year for science for dietary supplements. In this special gallery we review the top science headlines from 2014.

Large scale trial to validate testing platform that measures metabolic health via urine

Zivo Bioscience Inc. has announced a large-scale test of its WellMetris testing platform that will validate a technology that the founders say will be a game changer for dietary supplement companies and, eventually, the traditional healthcare sphere as well.

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Saporiti Group eyes ‘competitive advantage’ as distributor of GanedenBC30 in South America

A new distribution partnership between Ganeden and Grupo Saporiti, S.A. will increase availability of the GanedenBC30 probiotic ingredient in select South American markets, the companies have announced.

Mediterranean diet linked to increased telomere length

Following a Mediterranean style diet may be associated with greater telomere length - a finding that further supports the diet’s links to health and longevity, say researchers.

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Where was the dietary supplements industry at yesterday’s Redbook hearing?

Where was the dietary supplements industry at yesterday’s Redbook hearing?

Proposed FDA revisions to CFSAN’s Redbook to include dietary supplement ingredients, and therefore regulate them as food...

Crisis management & communication: Prioritize your audience and put the regulators at the top of the list, says expert
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Crisis management & communication: Prioritize your audience and put the regulators at the top of the list, says expert

A crisis communication and issues management plan is something every company should have but never wants to...

DSHEA, the media, & certifying manufacturers: Highlights from the NIU's Business Leaders Forum, Part 1

DSHEA, the media, & certifying manufacturers: Highlights from the NIU's Business Leaders Forum, Part 1

The dietary supplements industry needs to engage with journalists to change the conversation and not run ad...

Did the Institute of Medicine miscalculate the RDA for vitamin D?

Did the Institute of Medicine miscalculate the RDA for vitamin D?

The RDA for vitamin D is based on a miscalculation and should actually be higher than the...

Bimuno shows potential anti-anxiety benefits

‘An important contribution to the clinical evidence’: Second generation prebiotic shows anti-anxiety potential

Supplements of the second generation prebiotic Bimuno containing a novel mixture of galacto-oligosaccharides may lower measures of...

Long term relationships best way to deal with volatility of botanical supply, experts say

Long term relationships best way to deal with volatility of botanical supply, experts say

Managing botanical supply chains in the face of volatility in demand and pricing is a matter of...

Always Omega-3s consumer campaign doubles sales in test market

Always Omega-3s consumer campaign doubles sales in test market

An integrated marketing campaign to change the conversation on omega-3s and reverse declining sales has increased sales...

Pill fatigue is driving innovation in space between functional foods and supplements, experts say
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Pill fatigue is driving innovation in space between functional foods and supplements, experts say

Is pill fatigue just a marketing ploy? No, say many experts in the field.  It’s a real...

New online option for NDI notifications could cut basic errors, expert says

New online option for NDI notifications could cut basic errors, expert says

The Food and Drug Administration has opened a public comment period on a proposed change that would...

Walgreens' personalization strategy puts people before data

Walgreens' personalization strategy puts people before data

Personalization is the new ideal of dietary supplement marketing. While many experts base this idea on the...

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