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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.

NPA’s Fabricant on caffeine: 'We don’t want to get into a position where Senators are using a court of public opinion to regulate the industry'

Science and an evaluation of risk must inform any regulatory decision on powdered pure caffeine products and not Senators usurping the law, says the Natural Products Association’s Dr Daniel Fabricant.

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 market and driving growth of pediatric products, probiotics, protein and new combination products, according to data from Euromonitor International. 

Clinical trial supports BLIS M18’s oral health benefits

Lozenges containing Streptococcus salivarius M18, branded as BLIS M18, for 30 days resulted in significant improvements in multiple measures of periodontal health, says a new study from India.

Clinical trial backs probiotic strain to help reduce cold and flu in times of stress

Regular consumption of the probiotic strain Bifidobacterium bifidum R0071 is associated with more ‘healthy days’ and a lower reporting of cold or flu, according to new research in academically stressed students.

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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,...