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Schniederman's actions, FTC's overreach on agenda as NPA members blanket Capitol Hill

More than 100 members of the Natural Products Association gathered in Washington, D.C., March 24 to discuss with their legislators hot topics facing the industry, including defining organic as non-GMO, gaining flexible spending account coverage for supplements, defusing the New York attorney general's actions against supplements, the Federal Trade Commission...

Naturex responds to market demand with non GMO certification of extracts

French-based botanical ingredients supplier Naturex is adjusting to meet future market conditions in the US by certifying seven of its most popular ingredients non GMO.

ChromaDex succeeds in boosting ingredient sales by 182% in face of continuing losses

ChromaDex Corp. continued to make progress on its transformation from a company based solely on testing services to a branded ingredient supplier, registering a 182% increase in ingredient sales in its 2014 fiscal year.

From the lab to real-world application: Scientific insights are vital to innovation

Consumer-centric innovation must be coupled with real-world scientific insights that explain how to best deliver nutrition to those that need it, says Lucozade’s senior sports scientist.

Digitek is creeping onto the nutrition scene - and its bringing big potential with it

Health apps, home tests and other digitek are the future of nutrition research and public health strategies, according to top researchers in the field. 

News in brief

CRN discourages members from selling bulk powdered caffeine direct to consumers

The Council for Responsible Nutrition has announced a policy that discourages its members from selling bulk powdered caffeine to consumers. The use of the ingredient has been implicated in the deaths of two young men.

Spotlight

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...

Anti-depressant drug fluoxetine continuing to show up as adulterant in weight loss products

Anti-depressant drug fluoxetine continuing to show up as adulterant in weight loss products

There's another pharmaceutical ingredient to add to the list of APIs showing up in products marketed as...

Kyowa Hakko research underpins notion that cognitive decline now No.1 concern about aging

Kyowa Hakko research underpins notion that cognitive decline now No.1 concern about aging

New research commissioned by ingredient supplier Kyowa Hakko confirms what other recent surveys have shown: The specter...

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...

DSM says nutrient education campaign can help quell confusion sown by NYAG affair

DSM says nutrient education campaign can help quell confusion sown by NYAG affair

The recent drop in the omega-3s market and the fallout from the New York Attorney General affair...