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Federal GMO labeling bill hailed as 'true compromise,' but critics say it's woefully inadequate

Attempts to reach a federal GMO labeling solution have failed miserably to date. However, a bipartisan deal requiring mandatory GMO labeling (via smartlabels, symbols or as yet undetermined wording) thrashed out in the Senate on Thursday looks like it could prove the exception to the rule.

Special edition: Bone & Joint Health

Bone & Joint Health Quiz: Do you know your MSM from your ESM?

Do you know what MSM stands for? How much is the global glucosamine market worth? Which ingredient is driving a lot of growth in the joint health sector?

ChromaDex stock slide caused by 'baseless' allegations, CEO says

ChromaDex Corp has been the target of a short seller whose allegations against the company caused the company’s stock price to stagger. CEO Frank Jaksch called the attack ‘baseless.’

Special Edition: Bone & Joint Health

Ingredients' form critical for successful bone health formula—or maybe not

An ideal bone health formulation would include the right amounts of certain minerals and vitamins. And the form of those substances is critical—or maybe not.

Perrigo unloads US supplements business to contract manufacturer

Perrigo has unloaded its US supplements business, with International Vitamin Corporation stepping up as buyer. The deal was seen by one observer as another step in the concentration of US-based supplement manufacturing backed by Chinese capital.

NPA says grass roots campaign helped head off Blumenthal amendment

The Natural Products Association credits a grass roots campaign it organized for helping to defeat an amendment that would have restricted soldiers’ access to dietary supplements.

FDA takes company to task over medical food for macular degeneration

A warning letter from FDA emphasizes again that medical foods must meet very specific requirements in order to qualify for that status.

News in brief

Vitamin Angels in top 6% of charities rated by Charity Navigator

Vitamin Angels has received another 4-star rating from Charity Navigator putting in above 94% of 8,000 charities reviewed by Charity Navigator in terms of financial health, accountability and transparency.

News in brief

Nattopharma gets US patent on arterial benefits of MenaQ7

Norwegian vitamin K2 supplier Nattopharma has been awarded a US patent for its ingredient’s benefits in age-related hardening of the arteries.

Phosphatidic acid may boost lean body mass for strength-trained men: Study

Adding supplements of phosphatidic acid (PA), a lipid messenger, to a resistance training program may boost lean body mass more than exercise alone, says a new study from researchers at California State University and Max Muscle Sports Nutrition.

Thorne signs deal to supply supplements to sports federations

Practitioner channel specialist Thorne Research has signed deals that will provide guaranteed safe supplements and nutritional information to athletes governed by seven amateur sports federations.

CRN: Dietary supplements industry contributes $122 billion, 750K jobs to US economy

The US dietary supplements industry’s contributes over $120 billion to the US economy, or 0.68% of GDP, says a new report.

Cellular data: Study suggests role for vitamin K2 in regulating inflammation

Vitamin K2 could block the production of pro-inflammatory molecules by human white blood cells, according to a new in vitro study.

Niagen shown to be effective against diabetes complications in mice

A new study done on mice suggests that nicotinamide riboside can help restrict the development of insulin resistance and diabetic neuropathy.

Dispatches from Vitafoods Europe 2016

Review: B vitamins, the brain (& deficiencies)

B vitamins play a significant role in cognitive performance and neurological functioning but deficiencies are common in too many populations, a Vitafoods Europe congress has been told.

High-dose vitamin D may boost diversity of the gut microbiome: Study

Vitamin D3 may increase bacterial richness in the upper gastrointestinal tract and reduce opportunistic pathogens, says a new study from Austria.

Link between vitamin E & brain tumours found in metabolite study

A link between vitamin E levels in the blood and the increased risk of brain tumours has been established in a Scandinavian study. 

TABS Analytics Vitamins & Minerals Study: Are heavy users in decline?

Heavy buyers of vitamin and mineral supplement products are in decline, according to new research from the TABS Analytics.

DISPATCHES FROM VITAFOODS EUROPE 2016

The heart health market: All in the same vein?

Those that visited this year’s Vitafoods conference in Geneva would not have failed to notice the growing range of products claiming to support cardiovascular health, in one shape or another.

DISPATCHES FROM VITAFOODS EUROPE 2016

Geneva convention: Vitamin K2 leaders meet to discuss quality & collaboration

Vitamin K2 leaders like NattoPharma and Kappa Bioscience met with others in the sector from India and east Asia in Geneva last week with the aim of developing a common quality standard.

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