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Supplement manufacturing giant Pharmavite acquires FoodState

Dietary supplement manufacturing giant Pharmavite LLC has made a big move into natural channel supplements with its acquisition of whole food supplement manufacturer FoodState Inc. Pharmavite acquired the company from the private equity firm 2X Consumer Products Growth Partners. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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‘Lifestyle medicine is the right idea at the right time’: Dean Ornish, MD

Eat well, stress less, move more and love more: These four simple principles of lifestyle changes have been shown to have significant benefits in managing chronic disease risk, influencing aging, and reducing health care costs. And that’s why lifestyle medicine is the right idea at the right time, says Dean...

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Overcoming the hurdles of importing nutraceuticals and cosmeceuticals into Canada

Recent changes to the natural products sector in Canada have introduced more hurdles for companies entering that marketplace, but opportunities abound. In this guest article, Steven Page, president of Stalco, gives us his tips for success in the Canada.

Seller of supplements diluted with fillers pleads guilty, agrees to pay more than $1 million

The owner of a dietary supplement company has pleaded guilty of conspiracy to commit wire fraud in connection with the sale of diluted and adulterated ingredients and supplements.  The plea deal comes with an agreement to pay a fine that exceeds $1 million.

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Happy Holidays 2014 from William Reed Business Media!

The holidays are fast upon us, so let’s put ‘business’ to one side and get into the festive mood. To keep in the spirit of things, we’ve got a ‘gift’ for you – enjoy. Happy Holidays!

Studies raise questions over sugar, caffeine, and children's intake of energy drinks

Two new studies have suggested that many children and adolescents consuming energy drinks get too much caffeine, while suggesting the level of sugar and caffeinated drinks can lead to different metabolic effects.

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Calcium, vitamin D supplementation for women at risk of osteoporosis

Combating osteoporosis with calcium, vitamin D could save as much as $12 billion by 2020, CRN says

Supplementation with calcium and vitamin D for postmenopausal women could save the US health care system as...

CSPI asks FDA to ban powdered caffeine sold as a dietary supplement

CSPI asks FDA to ban powdered caffeine sold as a dietary supplement

The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) has sent a petition to federal regulators seeking...

Polyphenol-enriched protein powder shows immune benefits for athletes: Study

Polyphenol-enriched protein powder shows immune benefits for athletes: Study

A soy protein powder enriched with blueberry and green tea polyphenols may reduce exercise-induced susceptibility to viral...

DASCA heads to the White House for President’s signature
CRN hails passage of bill as ‘welcome protection against criminal outliers’

DASCA heads to the White House for President’s signature

The Designer Anabolic Steroid Control Act has passed Congress and will now be sent to the President’s...

Micronutrient insufficiencies: ‘The DGAC is turning a blind eye to this problem because they are preaching an ideal’

Micronutrient insufficiencies: ‘The DGAC is turning a blind eye to this problem because they are preaching an ideal’

The majority of Americans are not meeting the requirements for a number of essential nutrients, but the...

Overall FDA's 483 observations are down, but basic GMP failures still rampant, consultant finds

Overall FDA's 483 observations are down, but basic GMP failures still rampant, consultant finds

Preliminary data from consultant Marian Boardley, who tracks trends in FDA inspection reports, shows that overall 483...

DSHEA, the media, & certifying manufacturers: Highlights from the NIU's Business Leaders Forum, Part 1

DSHEA, the media, & certifying manufacturers: Highlights from the NIU's Business Leaders Forum, Part 1

The dietary supplements industry needs to engage with journalists to change the conversation and not run ad...

Innovation, retailer shifts, and sustainability: Highlights from NIU’s Business Leaders Forum, Part 2

Innovation, retailer shifts, and sustainability: Highlights from NIU’s Business Leaders Forum, Part 2

The lack of clarity over the new dietary ingredient (NDI) guidance is stifling innovation in dietary supplements,...

NOI urges FDA to end attempts to regulate dietary supplements as food additives
Hearing on potential changes to Redbook to take place tomorrow

NOI urges FDA to end attempts to regulate dietary supplements as food additives

The Food and Drug Administration should finalize the revised draft guidance for New Dietary Ingredients (NDIs) and...

‘Impacting industry in a meaningful way’: NPA and UL announce education alliance for GMPs, claims and more

‘Impacting industry in a meaningful way’: NPA and UL announce education alliance for GMPs, claims and more

The Natural Products Association (NPA) and UL are partnering on a new education alliance to ‘raise the...

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