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Injunctions, $6.6 million fine in FTC case citing misleading claims, fraudulent return policy

The Federal Trade Commission and Attorney General of Maine have announced the settlement of a case involving alleged deceptive marketing practices for dietary supplements that were featured in radio spots.

Organic & Natural Health launches omega-3 field study

The Organic and Natural Health Association has launched a consumer education campaign to encourage consumers to test their omega-3 levels to identify supplementation needs, following on from the success of its “Power of D” campaign.

Precedent setting: The development and legacy of the GOED monograph

The early 2000s were a time of health claims success and growing consumer awareness around the benefits of omega-3s, but concerns over quality in the sector spurred stakeholders to work together to create quality standards for the industry. The result was the “precedent setting” GOED Voluntary Monograph.

To prep for April public launch, Supplement OWL site gets a few tweaks

The Supplement Online Wellness Library (OWL) website has been updated to include easier data input instructions, streamlining the data population process for the first industry-wide registry of finished products.

What next for Health Canada’s proposed NHP changes?

Health Canada has received over 3,500 written comments in response to its proposed changes to how natural health products and dietary supplements are regulated.

70 product launches in just over 2 years

New clinical data opening doors for Nitrosigine beyond sports nutrition

Having quickly established its credentials in the sports nutrition space, positive results in recent clinical trials are creating new opportunities for Nutrition 21’s Nitrosigine in the cognitive health sector.

Açai pulp may improve antioxidant defenses, protect arteries

Supplementing the diet of healthy women with açai pulp (Euterpe oleracea Martius) may improve antioxidant defenses, decrease markers of oxidative stress, and help protect against the formation of plaques in arteries, Brazilian researchers report.

Prebiotics in early life may boost sleep and daytime rhythms: Study

Supplementing the early life diet with prebiotics may boost the growth of selective bacteria in the gut and alleviate sleep disruptions caused by stress, says a new study.

Micronutrient supplementation for mothers boosts infant cognitive health: Follow-up study

Pregnant women should take more micronutrients aside from iron and folic acid to boost the long-term cognitive development of their children, according to a major follow-up study from Indonesia.

Only 3% of study population had ‘good’ omega-3 levels linked to lower heart disease

Two-thirds of middle-aged German women have low omega-3: Increased risk of heart disease

More than 70% of middle-aged women are at an increased risk of heart disease risk because of low omega-3 status, says a new German population study that recommends nearly all should increase intake.

What’s on NutraIngredients-USA's 2017 Editorial Calendar?

From immune support to deep dives into sports nutrition, personalized nutrition, botanicals, omega-3s, probiotics, pet supplements, and more, Nutraingredients-USA’s 2016 editorial calendar of special editions spans the hottest trends in the industry.

Can a Registry Build Trust?

Trust is a fickle thing. Just ask the political candidates in the recent election. It’s built over time and can be squandered overnight.

Omega-3s linked to better cognitive function in mildly impaired older people

Daily supplements of omega-3 fatty acids may improve measures of cognitive function, including memory and perceptual speed, says a new study from China.

Industry's message remains strong in Congress through political tumult, trade orgs say

The rapid reconstitution of the Dietary Supplements Caucus shows that despite the unprecedented tumult in national politics, the support for the industry remains as strong as ever within the halls of Congress.

Lutein and brain health: Enriched formula leads to selective increases in multiple brain regions

Enriching infant formula with lutein leads to selectively increased levels of the carotenoid in the brain, with the highest amounts in the visual processing center, the occipital cortex, says a new study.

Vitamin B6 deficiency linked to cognitive decline: Study

Low vitamin B6 intake may contribute to cognitive decline in older adults, while other B vitamins do not show the same effects, according to a new follow-up study in Northern Ireland.

Probiotics may reverse damage of generational stress

Taking male rat pups away from their mothers can produce detrimental effects in those rats when they mature, including mental illness, and these effects can then be passed on to the next generation. A new study suggests that probiotics can help reverse this transgenerational damage.

Marketers of Prevagen charged with making false and unsubstantiated claims by FTC, NY AG

Quincy Bioscience, marketers of brain health product Prevagen, has been charged with making deceptive memory, cognitive improvement claims by the Federal Trade Commission and New York State Attorney General.

Omega-3, resveratrol, vitamin D, and berry antioxidant beverage offers immulogic approach to aging-related cognitive impairment, says UCLA study

Supplementation with omega-3s, antioxidants, and resveratrol in a beverage significantly improved Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE) scores, a questionnaire used to measure cognitive impairment in 18 patients, researchers found.

Vitamin C & E supplements may protect against age-related brain declines: Study

Supplements of vitamin C and E may reduce the risk of cognitive decline, according to data from the Canadian Study of Health and Aging.

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