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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.

Astaxanthin may protect skin from within: Study

Dietary supplementation with the pinkish-red pigment astaxanthin may protect skin from the harmful effects of UV radiation, says a new study from Japan.

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.

Yogurt for healthy skin? Japanese researchers examine aloe sterol-fortified yogurt

Women who consumed aloe sterol-fortified yogurt daily over 12 weeks revealed statistical differences in skin elasticity, skin moisture, collagen score, and transepidermal water loss, compared to a placebo, says a new study from Japan.

Heard of the gut-brain axis? Meet the gut-skin axis...

Probiotic supplementation may improve adult acne appearance as researchers discuss the existence of a gut-skin axis in which the gastrointestinal area is targeted by bacterial strains to affect skin physiology.

Office of Dietary Supplements outlines five-year strategic plan

Creating and disseminating analytic tools for biomarkers, seeking to better understand the microbiome, and enhancing consumer to the Dietary Supplement Label Database are just some of the new directions outlined by the Office of Dietary Supplements for 2017-2021.

Guest article

Collaborations, workshops and continuing outreach: IPA celebrates key achievements

In a few months’ time I will be celebrating my two-year anniversary running IPA. Time flies when you are passionate about what you do! From a transition period in 2015 to the significant strides we made in 2016 – we truly are living up to being the Global Voice of Probiotics.

Latest research bolsters soy's benefits as estrogenic concerns recede, article asserts

The research into the health benefits of soy foods continues to accumulate while the concerns about the legume’s purported estrogenic effects abate, according to a recent review article.

Lycopene, lutein supplements show skin protection from within against UV radiation

Supplements of a lycopene-rich tomato nutrient complex or lutein may protect against the damaging effects of UV exposure on the skin, says a new study.

InsideTracker CEO: ‘Personalized supplementation is here’

Personalized nutrition will push consumers to understand why they need supplements and how they work, predicts Rony Sellam, CEO of Segterra, the company behind InsideTracker.

Supplement OWL shows that there’s now a real willingness to be transparent with consumers: CRN

Companies large and small have been beta-testing the CRN’s product registry – the Supplement Online Wellness Library (Supplement OWL) – and it will soon be open to all dietary supplement companies, but where are things right now and why should companies engage?

Indena's sourcing program recognized with sustainability award

A recent award given to botanical ingredient supplier Indena validates what the company has been striving to do for a number of years: To do good while doing well.

'Confusion' best describes global regulation of aloe, expert says

After years on the market, aloe as an ingredient is still poorly understood by most regulators around the world, attendees at a recent ingredient-specific session were told.

Protein score system doesn't give complete picture on collagen, supplier says

According to one supplier, the common way to measure protein quality unfairly disparages collagen, a protein source that is ubiquitous both in the market and in the bodies of mammals.

Guest article

Regulation of Probiotics in the USA: Dietary Supplements

The United States Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) regulation of products containing probiotics is complex and largely depends on the claims that are made for the product. For example, they can be regulated as foods, dietary supplements, cosmetics, or drugs/biologics (a class of drugs which are extracted from or derivatives of living organisms). In this second of a four part IPA Counsel Corner series, we will focus on the second category: dietary supplements.

News in brief

DSM Launches omega-3 campaign for healthcare practitioners

The Know Your Ω campaign, launching at the 2016 AAFP Family Medicine Experience (FMX), is designed to educate healthcare practitioners on the health benefits of EPA + DHA omega-3s.

Organic Technologies ‘taking the lead’ in building omega-7 science

Ohio-based Organic Technologies is investing in studies to document the benefits of effects of omega-7 (C16:1 palmitoleic acid), with the science to data described as “promising”.

Companies beta-testing CRN’s dietary supplement product registry

Nine companies are beta-testing the CRN’s product registry – the Supplement Online Wellness Library (Supplement OWL) – which is being developed and administered by UL.

CoQ10 may improve facial wrinkles: RCT

High dose co-enzyme Q10 supplementation may improve wrinkles around the eyes and other parts of the face, says a new study.

Probiotic pills show skin anti-aging benefits: RCT data

Scientists from Korea Yakult report that Lactobacillus plantarum HY7714 supplements may boost skin elasticity and reduce skin wrinkles in women with dry skin.

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