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Expert foresees savvy supplement companies offering both GMO-free and 'made with GM technology' brands

Opponents of the labeling of genetically modified ingredients have spent millions to defeat the various state ballot measures on the issue. At least as far as dietary supplements are concerned, that money was spent out of a misguided fear, said one influential voice in the retail sector.

Unilever builds science to support microvascular benefits of theaflavins

Capsules containing catechins from tea may ‘moderately’ boost microvascular function in health adults, says a new study from Unilever that supports the circulatory benefits of black tea.

Green tea extract may boost ‘metabolic efficiency’ and help endurance training: Human data

Supplements of green tea extract may enhance performance in active men by improving metabolic efficiency and economy, says a new study.

Oatmeal for breakfast may increase satiety and mean a lower calorie lunch

Consumption of oatmeal, rather than ready-to-eat-cereal, at breakfast may result in greater feelings of fullness and lower calorie intake at lunch, especially in overweight people, says research backed by PepsiCo owned Quaker Oats.

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Organoleptic ID of botanicals still valid if supported with documentation, experts say

Organoleptic ID of botanicals still valid if supported with documentation, experts say

A recent FDA warning letter to a company making products based on whole dandelion parts and other...

AHPA: 2015 will see changes in Congress, implementation of  FSMA rules  and progress on cannabis restrictions

AHPA: 2015 will see changes in Congress, implementation of FSMA rules and progress on cannabis restrictions

The herbal products industry can expect several recent trends to continue in 2015, but there are also...

NPA: 2015 will bring challenges in Congress, media and GMP compliance
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NPA: 2015 will bring challenges in Congress, media and GMP compliance

As with any new year, January is a time for looking ahead and getting in front of...

UNPA: On a host of issues, it's back to the future in 2015
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UNPA: On a host of issues, it's back to the future in 2015

On the cusp of its 30th anniversary, there’s been a lot of talk about the look forward provided...

GRAS status opens up market for Ahiflower, a plant-based omega 3-6-9 oil with high SDA levels

GRAS status opens up market for Ahiflower, a plant-based omega 3-6-9 oil with high SDA levels

A new competitor has arrived on the plant-based omega-3s scene with the announcement of FDA no-objection GRAS...

CRN: 2015 may be the year when FTC finally gets the message

CRN: 2015 may be the year when FTC finally gets the message

When I was a child, it seemed I could never get through an entire game of Candyland...

Garlic supplements effective for blood pressure management: Meta-analysis

Garlic supplements effective for blood pressure management: Meta-analysis

Dietary supplements with garlic (Allium sativum) may beneficially affect blood pressure, especially for hypertensives, says a meta-analysis...

GOED: Planting positive messages in consumers' minds only way to quell overheated media climate that fosters sensational headlines
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GOED: Planting positive messages in consumers' minds only way to quell overheated media climate that fosters sensational headlines

Inflammation defines the era we live in today. I do not mean inflammation as it relates to...

NutraIngredients-USA predicts top industry influences in 2015

NutraIngredients-USA predicts top industry influences in 2015

As the New Year begins, NutraIngredients-USA predicts the top challenges and opportunities for the US dietary supplements...

Tomato juice may slash waist size & inflammatory markers for young women

Tomato juice may slash waist size & inflammatory markers for young women

A daily glass of tomato juice for eight weeks has a direct effect on waist circumference, cholesterol,...