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The animal supplement sector is a Harvard Business School case study on driving a responsible system: NASC President

From GMPs to a robust adverse event reporting system and list of qualified suppliers, the self-regulatory successes of the animal supplement industry could be a Harvard Business School case study, says the president of the National Animal Supplement Council.

Special edition: Supplements for Pets

Navigating the regulations around supplements for pets

While many ingredients and trends for animal supplements are the similar to those found in human dietary supplements, the sector lives in a pre-DSHEA environment for regulations, explains Bill Bookout, president of the National Animal Supplement Council.

Study supports efficacy of HolisFiit polyphenol-rich formulation for 'mind and body well-being'

A polyphenol-rich formulation may enhance the benefits of mind-body practices, such as yoga, Pilates, and Taïchi, says a new study from Europe.

ChromaDex posts sales rise amid continued losses, sluggish stock price

ChromaDex has reported a rapid rise in sales driven mainly by its Niagen ingredient.  But the company continues to post losses, and the stock price has failed to recover from a steep slide more than nine months ago.

In wake of disease claim warning, Life Extension said it will tweak page layouts but won’t back down from core mission

Despite receiving a warning letter from the Food and Drug Administration about disease claims on its website, supplement manufacturer Life Extension said it is not going to change its basic mode of communication with its customers.

What will be the new norm in supplement branding? Nutri-Rich offers a hint

Nutri-Rich’s major rebranding effort—from packaging to formulation to transparency measures—gives hints to the future new norms of the nutraceutical industry.

Life Extension turns to AI program to mine data for ingredients in new product

We’ve had adoptogenics. We’ve had immune system potentiators. Now comes ‘senolytics,’ a term applied by Life Extension to a new healthy aging product line called Geroprotect developed with artificial intelligence technology.

Fruit & veg juice concentrate reduces systemic inflammation in obese people

An encapsulated concentrate of fruit and vegetable juice may reduce systemic inflammation and improve cholesterol levels in obese people, says a new study.

Sunshine vitamin linked to fewer heart events: Meta-analysis

Higher blood levels of vitamin D are associated with significantly fewer cardiovascular disease (CVD) events and a lower risk of mortality from CVD, says a new meta-analysis.

China the top target for tocotrienol sales growth, says supplier ExcelVite

China is the next top target for tocotrienol, according to supplier ExcelVite, which wants to boost sales of its ‘super vitamin E’ products in the country after establishing strong markets in the US and Europe. 

Almost half of all deaths from heart disease & diabetes linked to diet: JAMA study

Omega-3s from seafood, fruits, nuts, vegetables, and whole grains are among the 10 dietary factors associated with an estimated 45% of all cardiometabolic deaths in the US, says a new study.

Human nutrition trends are translating to pets, says CEO of The Honest Kitchen

From Ayurvedic botanicals to whole food nutrient sources, more US pet owners in urban and coastal areas are looking past the pellets, says pet wellness expert Lucy Postins.

Herbalife unveils China TCM joint venture as it posts flat full-year sales for 2016

Herbalife has reached an agreement in principle to form a joint venture with Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) products and services firm Tasly Holding Group.

Revealed: The single biggest Indian health concern offering vast functional food and drink potential…

India’s tired citizens may just be the key to unlock a new market for functional food and drink formulations. 

L-Arginine-B vitamin combination effective for blood pressure improvements: Study

A combination of l-arginine with folic acid, vitamins B6 and B12 may improve vascular function and help reduce blood pressure, says a new study from Germany.

Sports supplement seller bets on non-GMO veggie soft gels

Sports Research, a California-based supplement brand holder, has taken a big step toward differentiating its product line with the introduction of what it says is the first vegan, non-GMO gel caps.

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.

Chinese investment in supplements expected to continue: NCN

The US investment community has only a limited interest in investing in or acquiring dietary supplement brands, but interest in the sector from Chinese investors is expected to continue, says Nutrition Capital Network.

Can vitamin D make you stronger? Study makes a case

Identifying specific forms of vitamin D has enabled scientists to suggest that increased levels of active vitamin D can help to optimise muscle strength.

CRN, NPA support bill to allow health savings dollars to be used for supplements

The latest version of the proposed Health Savings Act would allow consumers to use their tax-free health savings account dollars to pay for dietary supplements as well as drugs, doctor visits and other health services.

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