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Trade associations call to elevate Division of Dietary Supplement Programs to an ‘Office’

Four of the five main trade associations for the dietary supplements office have written to the FDA to express their “interest in and support for” the elevation of the Division of Dietary Supplement Programs (DDSP) to an ‘Office’ within the Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN).

Weight management metabolite ingredient to debut backed by NDI filing

Startup company NutriForward is bringing to market a new weight management supplement based on a novel ingredient that already has a successful New Dietary Ingredient notification.

Court shuts down energy drink network marketer Vemma over pyramid scheme allegation

Vemma Nutrition, a multilevel marketing company that based its business on a line of mangosteen juice drinks, has been shut down by an Arizona court acting on a Federal Trade Commission request for allegedly operating an illegal pyramid scheme.

Amino acid supplements may boost vascular endothelial function in older adults: Study

A combination of HMB (a metabolite of leucine), glutamine and arginine may improve vascular function and blood flow in older people, says a new study.

‘The ratio of vitamin E to PUFA is critical & requires deeper examination’: DSM

Vitamin E requirement should be increased as intakes of polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) increase, say scientists from DSM and the University of Southampton in a new paper.

Trade organization forms to foster non-GMO certification for supplements

A new trade organization - the Coalition for Supplement Sustainability (CSS) - has formed primarily out of a need to identify a way for supplement manufacturers to deal with non-GMO certification.