The NY AG affair has “tenderized” the dietary supplements industry in ways that other issues have not, and made it more vulnerable to other legal and regulatory attacks, said Steve Mister, president and CEO of the Council for Responsible Nutrition.
While many newer players on the scene—such as probiotics or beta glucans derived from yeast or fungi—have gotten a lot of attention for their effects on the immune system, it’s wise not to forget that herbs have hundreds of years of history in use, an expert says. ...
In another example of what can happen when the FDA steps through the doors, dietary supplement manufacturer Country Doctor Herbals has received a warning letter from the Food and Drug Administration that is remarkable in its comprehensiveness.
A diet rich in fat and sugar could cause changes in the make up of our gut bacteria, which in turn lead to losses of cognitive functions, suggest researchers.
Nestlé has filed a patent for probiotics to be taken during pregnancy and lactation, which it says help reduce the risk of allergies for the infant.