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Warning letters to CBD companies hinge on disease claims, sidestep issue of ingredient's legality

Four companies marketing dietary supplement products containing cannabidiol (CBD), a non-narcotic fraction of Cannabis sativa, received warning letters recently from the Food and Drug Administration.  But the letters said nothing about the status of CBD itself; rather, they concentrated on disease claims made on the products.

‘Raising the quality bar’: Alkemist Labs becomes US distributor of Extrasynthese phytochemical standards

Costa Mesa-based Alkemist Labs has expanded its reference material offerings to include phytochemical reference standards from France-based Extrasynthese.

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Nutrition 21 announces settlement of patent infringement lawsuit over Chromium Picolinate

Nutrition 21 LLC and JDS Therapeutics LLC have entered into a confidential settlement and license agreement with Schwabe North America and Nature’s Way, thereby ending a patent infringement lawsuit involving the use of chromium picolinate.

Practitioner channel specialist Xymogen continues strong growth curve, CEO says

Xymogen, a dietary supplement manufacturer that specializing in the practitioner channel, has announced a growth milestone with a record $7 million in revenue realized in the month of January. 

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Former Nestlé exec appointed chairman of ChromaDex

ChromaDex Corp. has appointed Steve Allen as the Chairman of its Board, and the company has also trimmed its board of directors from nine to seven.

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Daily coffee polyphenols can reduce diabetes risk, say Japanese researchers

Japanese researchers have found coffee polyphenols can reduce type 2 diabetes risk via an insulin-regulating intestinal peptide.

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Settlement on curcumin patent infringement just tip of the iceberg, Sabinsa says

Settlement on curcumin patent infringement just tip of the iceberg, Sabinsa says

Botanical ingredients supplier Sabinsa Corporation prides itself on its long list of patents and the history of...

Heat-killed bacteria may offer immune support for the elderly

Heat-killed bacteria may offer immune support for the elderly

Supplements containing heat-killed Lactobacillus gasseri TMC0356 bacteria may enhance the immune system of older people and protect them from...

Mussels for muscles: Green lipped mussel extract may ease muscle damage during exercise

Mussels for muscles: Green lipped mussel extract may ease muscle damage during exercise

Extracts from New Zealand green lipped mussels may reduce muscle soreness and fatigue after exercise and reduce...

ABC names award recipients for research and literature
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ABC names award recipients for research and literature

The American Botanical Council has named the 2014 recipients for its Norman R. Farnsworth Excellence in Botanical...

Dick Griffin, Dr Low Dog, Mountain Rose Herbs, & NutraIngredients-USA named AHPA award winners
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Dick Griffin, Dr Low Dog, Mountain Rose Herbs, & NutraIngredients-USA named AHPA award winners

The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) has announced the winners of its 2015 AHPA Awards for individuals...

Vitamin Shoppe CEO on ripple effects of NY AG probe: ‘We’ve seen a slight impact, but not a dramatic impact’

Vitamin Shoppe CEO on ripple effects of NY AG probe: ‘We’ve seen a slight impact, but not a dramatic impact’

Retailers not involved in the NY Attorney General’s investigation into the quality and standard of botanical supplements...

NBTY, Pharmavite, Nature's Way and Nutraceutical Corp. pulled into NY AG’s probe
Updated: NBTY appreciates AG's efforts & will comply. "We are confident that our products meet our label claims"

NBTY, Pharmavite, Nature's Way and Nutraceutical Corp. pulled into NY AG’s probe

NY AG Eric Schneiderman has extended his investigation into herbal supplements by sending letters to four leading...

NIH survey of supplement use shows strong support for omega-3s, wavering commitment to joint ingredients and echinacea

NIH survey of supplement use shows strong support for omega-3s, wavering commitment to joint ingredients and echinacea

A recently released survey by the National Institutes of Health showed significant shifts in how Americans were...

IGEN pilot program to demonstrate GMO transparency in dietary supplement supply chains
Special edition: Going Non-GMO in Supplements

IGEN pilot program to demonstrate GMO transparency in dietary supplement supply chains

Nutrasource Diagnostics Inc. is set to launch a cost-effective, evidence-based certification program to test finished products, and...

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