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A wake-up call: UNPA survey shows lack of consumer & market awareness of credible certification seals

Eighty-one percent of responders to a recent UNPA survey think the dietary supplements industry would need a new quality seal if the industry had to move toward a single seal of quality.

So many seals, but do any of them mean anything to consumers?  Source: Loren Israelsen, UNPA

Discounting to clear unexpected multivitamin inventory bulge hurts GNC's Q1 results

Supplement retailing giant GNC has suffered through a disappointing quarter that CEO Michael Archbold chalked up mostly to inventory problems.

April 2016 NEWS QUIZ: Are you up to speed with the latest supplement industry news?

What is GOED’s recommendation for EPA + DHA per day? A publication from which university got blasted for an article calling supplements ‘suspect’ and ‘useless’?

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Gut flora composition linked to health, diet, and lifestyle, pioneering population study reveals

In one of the first population-wide studies on gut flora variation, a distinct link between gut bacteria and health, diet, and lifestyle, has been established.

Vitamin Angels boosts efforts in Indonesia with MOU

Vitamin Angels has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Muhammadiyah, among the largest and oldest charitable organizations in Indonesia.

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Something smells fishy: Why the media silence over the blood pressure benefits of omega-3s?

It was big news… and positive: A new meta-analysis of 70 randomized clinical trials – the gold standard – showed that omega-3s from supplements and fortified foods could significantly improve blood pressure. So why is the mainstream media silent over findings that could have significant public health implications?

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AHPA adopts new labeling guidance for ‘alcohol-removed’ liquid herbal products

The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) has issued new guidance for manufacturers of liquid herbal products in which ethanol is used as a solvent and then removed.

Eating black raspberries may decrease heart disease risk: Study

An extract found in black raspberries can significantly lower arterial stiffness, a key measure of cardiovascular disease, according to data from a Korean study.

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By InterHealth Nutraceuticals, Inc.

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How IRI scan data show UC-II can drive joint health supplement growth

Joint relief has traditionally been a profitability powerhouse, but recently the sector has slumped. Now, data suggest its salvation may lie in an ingredient: UC-II.