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Drug expert says FDA, not DEA, should oversee kratom as herb poses little public health risk

Kratom should not be a controlled substance because it poses little risk for abuse and dependance, according to a drug expert whose analysis was commissioned by an advocacy group.

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Could effectiveness of AREDS formula differ by genotype?

The potential benefits of the AREDS formulation of antioxidants and zinc may be linked to your genotype, says a new study from Tufts and Harvard.

Booming demand for certification drives LGC's lab expansion

LGC Group said strong demand for its supplement testing services led the need for an expansion at its laboratory in Lexington, KY.  The expanded facility was inaugurated at a ceremony last week.

Mixed anti-doping messages: Call to address hypocritical sports supplement sponsorship

There is a huge hypocritical disconnect between the advice given by some sports clubs against supplement use and the sponsorship deals they sign, says certification body Informed-Sport.

CoQ10 may help blood sugar management in people with MetS

Daily supplements of coenzyme Q10 may produce beneficial effects on insulin and blood sugar management in people with metabolic syndrome, says a new study.

High-dose vitamin D supplementation helps slash risk of falls among elderly

A combination of low-frequency exercise and high-dose vitamin D supplementation could help reduce risk of falls in the elderly by more than 70%, a new trial suggests.

L.V. Lomas to be exclusive distributor of Novozymes' enzymes for food, nutrition applications in the US & Canada

L.V. Lomas has struck a deal with enzymes specialist Novozymes under which it will become the exclusive distributor of Novozymes' enzymes sold into food and nutrition applications in the United States and Canada, effective January 1, 2017. 

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