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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.

Ritual ushers in the age of transparent and ‘instagramable’ supplements

With its multivitamins that look like crystal vials of sparkly white beads, Ritual’s founder and CEO Kat Schneider is literally bringing transparency to the dietary supplements industry.

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.

Vitamin vending machines: Is this the future for supplements retailing in APAC?

The man who has launched Australia’s first store selling vitamins solely via vending machines wants to launch hundreds more in locations across the country, while also expanding to overseas markets such as China, Singapore, India and New Zealand.

Testing failure, specification limits cited in FDA warning letters

A realistic testing regime and reasonable range on specified ingredient potencies were among the quality control issues cited by the Food and Drug Administration in recent warning letters.

News in brief

Vitamin Angels reached 51 million children and mothers in 2016

Vitamin Angels will host corporate supporters from the natural products industry at its annual reception in March, as the charity announced it reached more children and mothers than ever before.

Higher vitamin D levels linked to longer telomeres: Study

Increased levels of vitamin D are associated with longer telomeres, reported to be a marker of biological aging, says a new study.

China probe propels Usana stock price slide

Usana Health Sciences’ shares declined as the company reported disappointing earnings and announced an internal investigation of its business in mainland China.

Vitamin D linked to cholesterol levels & cardiovascular risk

Vitamin D deficiency may be associated with lower levels of HDL-cholesterol and higher ratio of total cholesterol to HDL, says a new study.

EU grant to drive more research into increasingly 'omnipotent' Vitamin K2

It’s fitting that a relatively new institution—Maastricht University—is helping to drive research into the evolving benefits of a ‘new’ vitamin, Vitamin K2. That research will be buoyed by a multi-center EU grant announced today.

Glanbia strengthens performance nutrition offering with €181 million double deal

Dairy and nutritional ingredients firm Glanbia has confirmed two strategic acquisitions that will enhance its performance nutrition division by bringing a greater focus on plant-based foods and direct-to-consumer sales.

Prenatal multivitamins may provide early life growth benefits for children

A regular prenatal multivitamin may support "normal" fat gain in infants in the first five months of life, says a new study.

ChromaDex reemphasizes testings services, expands R&D capabilities

ChromaDex is placing additional emphasis on transparency and traceability in the marketing of its products and services, an executive said. And the company is expanding its R&D and analytical testing capabilities.

Vitamin Shoppe responds to domestic slowdown with overseas expansion

As part of its reinvention campaign, The Vitamin Shoppe is accelerating its overseas expansion and is rationalizing domestic distribution with a new facility in Arizona.

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.

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 2017 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.

Special Edition: Immune Support

Interest in immune support clinical trials increases, despite complexities of immune system

Consumer interest in immune health is high but supporting potential structure-function claims for dietary supplements is challenging given the complexities of the immune system. Multiple options are available, leading CROs tell NutraIngredients-USA.

Cancer claims are a big red flag that some marketers continue to wave

Like the poor, it seems for the dietary supplement industry cancer treatment claims will ever be with us. 

Immune health quiz: Do you know your Echinacea from your EpiCor?

Do you know where Lonza drives its ResistAid ingredient? How many consumers are looking for ways to support their less-than-perfect body defenses? And can Tongkat Ali extracts support immune health? 

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