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Organic & Natural meets with NY AG, calls to bring raw material manufacturers under 21 CFR Part 111

Organic & Natural Health Association became the first trade association to meet with NY AG’s office this week, and is calling for FDA’s current GMPs (code 21 CFR Part 111) to be applied to raw material manufacturers.

WADA exec: Bad actors in supplement sphere getting worse and only premarket approval will weed them out

Olivier Rabin, PhD, of the World Anti Doping Agency, has renewed calls for more stringent regulation of dietary supplement manufacturers.

‘Vitamin E helps preserve and protect our fat heads!’: NIH funded study shows role of vitamin E for brain health

Vitamin E may help maintain levels of DHA in the brain, says a new study with zebrafish funded by the National Institutes of Health.

Western lifestyle may limit gut bacteria diversity: Study

A modern Western diet and lifestyle is linked to a lower diversity of bacteria in the gut, say researchers.

BMPEA proponent Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals expands with acquisition of Mexican company

Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals, a controversial Georgia-based dietary supplement finished products and contract manufacturer, has announced plans to acquire a major Mexican dietary supplement and OTC drug manufacturer.

Research points to stable encapsulation of fish oil with multiple vitamins and bioactives

An encapsulation complex made up of gelatin and sodium hexametaphosphate could enable stable microencapsulation of fish oil with multiple lipophilic bioactive compounds, say researchers.

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Interest in adverse event reporting post AG probe up 15-20%, say experts

Interest in adverse event reporting post AG probe up 15-20%, say experts

The NY Attorney General’s probe into herbal supplements has prompted an uptick in interest about adverse event...

UL debuts verification seal for dietary supplements

UL debuts verification seal for dietary supplements

With the NYAG investigation cloud hanging over the industry, longtime safety certifier UL has hit on a...

Cohen releases study that finds form of amphetamine in weight loss, sports products

Cohen releases study that finds form of amphetamine in weight loss, sports products

Prominent dietary supplement industry critic Dr Pieter Cohen has released a new study that shows that a...

GNC's agreement with Schneiderman sets bad precedent, observers say

GNC's agreement with Schneiderman sets bad precedent, observers say

The agreement that GNC Holdings Inc. reached with New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman in his investigation...

Thinking of Latin America as monolithic market bloc impairs business development, exec says
Special Edition: VitaFoods South America

Thinking of Latin America as monolithic market bloc impairs business development, exec says

Geography, and how it informs thinking, plays a big role in how North Americans view markets south...

Inergetics hits market with CBD powdered supplement formulated into capsules

Inergetics hits market with CBD powdered supplement formulated into capsules

Supplement marketer Inergetics is jumping into the CBD supplement game at what it says is a fortuitous...

Can fermented kimchi alter the gut microbiota and influence metabolism?

Can fermented kimchi alter the gut microbiota and influence metabolism?

Consuming fermented kimchi, a source of lactobacilli, may alter the composition of bacterial populations in the gut...

Rising health trend in Brazil creates opportunity for supplements, healthy foods, analyst says
Special Edition: VitaFoods South America

Rising health trend in Brazil creates opportunity for supplements, healthy foods, analyst says

The demand for health food and dietary supplements in Brazil is being driven by consumer trends in...

Equivocal study on Finnish women doesn't dim Vitamin D's role in lessening falls among elderly, experts say

Equivocal study on Finnish women doesn't dim Vitamin D's role in lessening falls among elderly, experts say

A new vitamin D/exercise study on falls among older women has confirmed the vitamin’s role in bone...