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Schneiderman, other AGs ask Congress to investigate herbal supplements industry

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has taken his assault against the dietary supplement industry up another notch with a letter he and 13 other attorneys general have sent to members of Congress asking for an investigation of the herbal supplements industry and asking them to consider giving the Food...

Do single-ingredient groups help convey industry's message, or contribute to the cacophony?

Single ingredient trade groups are becoming an increasingly common feature of the dietary supplement industry.  Whether they burnish the overall image of the sector or serve to further Balkanize the industry’s message is a matter of debate.

Upcoming trade show session to focus on adulteration, including cranberry

The NYAG affair has put the simmering pot of adulteration of herbal ingredients back on the front burner. A session at the upcoming Ingredient Marketplace trade show in Orlando will focus on the scope of the issue, on methods of detection and on new adulteration modes that are popping up...

Early intake of L. reuteri probiotics in infancy may boost gut health: Study

Early supplementation of an infant’s diet with Lactobacillus reuteri DSM 17938 may boost gut health by reducing the build-up of pathogenic bacteria, says a new study from Italy.

What do we know about caffeine and Alzheimer's?

It is ‘imperative’ more research is conducted on the potential benefits of caffeine in the treatment and prevention of Alzheimer's disease, say scientists.

More than a myth: The science behind the Mediterranean diet

The benefits of the Mediterranean diet have been firmly established – we all know that we should eatmore fresh fruit and vegetables, use olive oil, eat whole grains, nuts and pulses, a few dairy products and a little meat – but why do we know it?FoodNavigator takes a look at...

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GNC's agreement with Schneiderman sets bad precedent, observers say

GNC's agreement with Schneiderman sets bad precedent, observers say

The agreement that GNC Holdings Inc. reached with New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman in his investigation...

Thinking of Latin America as monolithic market bloc impairs business development, exec says
Special Edition: VitaFoods South America

Thinking of Latin America as monolithic market bloc impairs business development, exec says

Geography, and how it informs thinking, plays a big role in how North Americans view markets south...

Rising health trend in Brazil creates opportunity for supplements, healthy foods, analyst says
Special Edition: VitaFoods South America

Rising health trend in Brazil creates opportunity for supplements, healthy foods, analyst says

The demand for health food and dietary supplements in Brazil is being driven by consumer trends in...

Equivocal study on Finnish women doesn't dim Vitamin D's role in lessening falls among elderly, experts say

Equivocal study on Finnish women doesn't dim Vitamin D's role in lessening falls among elderly, experts say

A new vitamin D/exercise study on falls among older women has confirmed the vitamin’s role in bone...

Goal for IPA to become more agile, vocal in promoting probiotics, new director says

Goal for IPA to become more agile, vocal in promoting probiotics, new director says

After a months-long interregnum, George Paraskevakos, the new executive director of the International Probiotics Association, formally takes up...

UNPA, AHPA move to ban sale of powdered caffeine among members

UNPA, AHPA move to ban sale of powdered caffeine among members

Trade organizations representing dietary supplement manufacturers have called on their members to cease the sale of bulk...

Neptune gets partly favorable krill oil patent ruling, but royalty payouts await appeal

Neptune gets partly favorable krill oil patent ruling, but royalty payouts await appeal

In what one side is billing as the final act in the krill wars in North America,...

Thorne extends sports nutrition efforts with EXOS partnership

Thorne extends sports nutrition efforts with EXOS partnership

Practioner channel specialist Thorne Research has taken another big step into the sports nutrition sphere with a...

Coalition recommends label declaration for use of nanotechnology

Coalition recommends label declaration for use of nanotechnology

A coalition of NGOs has released a policy recommendation on how companies should move forward on the...

Gaia Herbs: Our sales are growing as consumers move to a brand they trust

Gaia Herbs: Our sales are growing as consumers move to a brand they trust

Consumers are not turning their backs on herbal supplements in response to the NY AG’s probe, but...