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FTC vs POM: Federal appeals court upholds FTC findings, but 2 RCTs are ‘too onerous’

A federal appeals court in the District of Columbia has upheld an earlier court ruling in favor of the FTC versus POM Wonderful and claims it made in its advertising. On the flip side, the court also stated that requiring two valid clinical trials to be able to make claims...

Sleep: Consumers are looking for natural alternatives, but what's holding the category back?

The overall sleep aid category is growing at an eye-watering 27% and is expected to hit $732 million in 2018, but natural products and dietary supplements only occupy a small portion of the market. NutraIngredients-USA explores the challenges and opportunities for the sector.

L-glutamine may alter gut microbiota to resemble changes seen in weight loss programs

Supplements of L-glutamine may alter the composition of the gut microbiota in obese people, and shift it towards a profile seen in leaner individuals, says a new study from Brazil.

CRN encourages prenatal supplement makers to add iodine for healthy brain development

Supplement makers have one year to ensure their multivitamins/minerals for pregnant and lactating women in the U.S. contain at least 150 mcg of iodine per daily serving to comply with new guidelines the Council for Responsible Nutrition issued Jan. 27.

Leading British herbal organizations endorse Botanical Adulterants Educational Program

The National Institute of Medical Herbalists (NIMH) and the British Herbal Medicine Association (BHMA) have thrown their support behind the ABC-AHP-NCNPR Botanical Adulterants Program.

Probiotic pill shows promise in blood sugar management and battling diabetes: Rat data

A genetically engineered strain of human gut bacteria from the lactobacillus family could help to slash in incidence of high blood sugar by up to 30%, according to new research in rats.

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Sales up of pediatric supplements, probiotics, protein, Euromonitor

Sales of pediatric supplements, probiotics & protein rise, Euromonitor says

Ongoing consumer interest in preventive health and wellness is expanding into new niches of the dietary supplement...

Senators urge FDA to ban retail sale, marketing of pure caffeine

Senators urge FDA to ban retail sale, marketing of pure caffeine

A group of six Democratic senators have written to FDA commissioner Margaret Hamburg to urge the Agency...

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

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...

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

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,...

Pea protein supplements match whey for muscle thickness gains: Roquette study

Pea protein supplements match whey for muscle thickness gains: Roquette study

Supplementation with pea protein may produce the same bicep muscle thickness improvements as whey protein, suggests a...

Carotenoid from green algae shows ‘potent’ anti-fat activity

Carotenoid from green algae shows ‘potent’ anti-fat activity

A carotenoid from green algae called siphonaxanthin may inhibit the development of fat cells and the build-up...

The key ingredients for blood sugar management
Special edition: Blood sugar management

The key ingredients for blood sugar management

With diabetes rates rising, many healthy people are starting to consider the effects of blood glucose levels...

Multivitamin-mineral supplement may cut heart disease risk, but only for women: ODS study

Multivitamin-mineral supplement may cut heart disease risk, but only for women: ODS study

A daily multivitamin and mineral supplement may reduce the risk of heart disease by over 35% for...

FDA rule offers only narrow field for blood sugar management claims, experts say
Special Edition: Blood Sugar Management

FDA rule offers only narrow field for blood sugar management claims, experts say

As obesity rates worldwide continue to rise and the related scourge of diabetes increases in lockstep, companies...

‘A very limited analysis of the scientific literature’: Expert slams EFSA’s CLA decision & concerns

‘A very limited analysis of the scientific literature’: Expert slams EFSA’s CLA decision & concerns

The recent negative opinion from EFSA for CLA and weight management is “frustrating” and questions raised over the safety...