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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 to bring a motion against the company for claims made for its probiotic dietary supplement, Phillips’ Colon Health.

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Group forms to clarify roles of vitamins and minerals in diet

A new group called the Global Nutrition & Health Alliance has formed with the mission to clarify the role of food fortification and nutritional supplementation. The issue of the role of these nutrients in the diet is still a matter of some confusion, one of the group’s founders has said....

‘Very pleased to find a lower dose supports bone health’: Kyowa study shows new efficacious levels for vitamin K2

The potential bone health benefits of vitamin K2 menaquinone-4 may be achievable at a daily dose of 600 micrograms, according to a new study from Kyowa Hakko with implications for formulations and health.

AHPA issues recommendations on cannabis regulation

The American Herbal Products Association continues to help lead the conversation about cannabis with the issuance of recommendations to regulators on the best practices for production and consumption of the botanical.

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Southeast Asia

'Ambitious' Asean supplements harmonisation process nearing its goal from FoodNavigator-Asia.com

Ten years into the process to harmonise the regulatory framework for nutritional and health supplements among Southeast Asian nations, there is light at the end of the tunnel.

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GMA et al seek injunction to stop Vermont implementing GMO labeling law until legal dispute is resolved from FoodNavigator-USA.com

Food trade associations are seeking a preliminary injunction to prevent the state of Vermont from implementing its GMO labeling law (Act 120) until a lawsuit they have filed that challenges the law has “run its course”.

Turkey: Education needed to boost functional food sales from NutraIngredients.com

Gender, age, education, class – and taste – all influence functional food consumption say Turkish researchers who recommended the country of 75m people does more to educate its citizens about the potential of fortified foods.

Entrepreneur interview: Sanjiv Kakkar, managing director of Himalaya International

Himalaya International: Indian food hasn’t taken off because there’s no standard of identity from FoodNavigator-USA.com

The flavors of Asia have no doubt made their mark on American palates—as Chinese, Japanese and Thai influences have made their way from niche to mainstream retail and foodservice outlets. Even tiny Malaysia appears to be moving up the ranks of popular flavors among US consumers. 

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'Intriguing': Fish oil supplements linked to improved exercise economy

'Intriguing': Fish oil supplements linked to improved exercise economy

Daily supplements of an EPA-rich fish oil may boost exercise economy, a predictor of endurance exercise performance,...

Turmeric/curcumin supplement sales grow 26%, total herbal supplements sales top $6 billion for the first time

Turmeric/curcumin supplement sales grow 26%, total herbal supplements sales top $6 billion for the first time

Sales of herbal dietary supplements with turmeric/curcumin as the primary ingredient grew by 26.2% in 2013 to...

Euromonitor, Naturex on vitamins and supplement growth in Mexico
Special edition: LATAM

Obesity prevention key to Mexican vitamin & supplement market growth

Sales of vitamins and dietary supplements grew 9% in 2013 to reach Mx$15.7 billion ($1.2 billion) as...

Euromonitor: Young, urban driving supplement vitamin sales Brazil
Special edition: LATAM

Young, urban Brazilians driving country's vitamin and supplement sales: Euromonitor

Last year, sales of vitamins and dietary supplements in Brazil increased by 9%, reaching R$3.2 billion ($1.4...

NPA’s Fabricant on liver injury data: ‘FDA has not been shy about acting on issues on hepatotoxicity’
Updated: CRN says study's findings do not warrant any blanket warnings

NPA’s Fabricant on liver injury data: ‘FDA has not been shy about acting on issues on hepatotoxicity’

A new scientific paper published in Hepatology  reports that liver injury caused by herbals and dietary supplements increased from...

NBTY sued over allegedly pumping up protein claims for whey product

NBTY sued over allegedly pumping up protein claims for whey product

As observers of the class action lawsuit game had predicted, lawsuits based on alleged protein spiking are...

Resveratrol supplements may boost mitochondrial function: Mouse data

Resveratrol supplements may boost mitochondrial function: Mouse data

Supplements containing the red wine polyphenol resveratrol may counter the detrimental effects of a high fat diet...

‘No surprise’: RCT data supports Nawgan’s ability to boost alertness, attention and cognitive performance

‘No surprise’: RCT data supports Nawgan’s ability to boost alertness, attention and cognitive performance

Consuming Nawgan, the ‘alertness beverage’ containing citicoline and caffeine, can boost attention and alertness in young adults,...

Is FDA doing enough to stem tide of tainted products?  Probably not

Is FDA doing enough to stem tide of tainted products? Probably not

A review of recent FDA enforcement actions concerning tainted products marketed as dietary supplements highlights the scope...

GoodBelly CEO joins R&D and market research experts to talk digestive health
The NutraIngredients-USA Digestive Health Forum

GoodBelly CEO joins R&D and market research experts to talk digestive health

Leading minds from the world of digestive health will join NutraIngredients-USA’s Stephen Daniells for an hour-long discussion...