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Vitamin K2 battles vascular calcification: Study

A vitamin K2-based GLA protein (MGP) matrix can inhibit vascular calcification according to an industry sponsored study published in Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation.

2013 warning letters: NDIs, beverage vs supplement, and brand holders' obligations among important themes

Reading through the warning letter tea leaves, Denver-based attorney Justin Prochnow has come up with some important themes from the Food and Drug Administration.  Obligations of brand holders, status of...

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FTC refunds almost $6 Million to consumers of acai berry supplement

Checks totaling $5,936,243.63 are being mailed by an administrator working for the Federal Trade Commission to consumers who purchased acai berry supplements, “colon cleansers,” and other products from Phoenix-based Central...

Guest Article

CRN on silencing the critics with a dose of research

These are confusing times to be a dietary supplement consumer – one day, a particular nutrient is touted as a magic bullet, and the next it’s a waste of money....

BCAAs, Vitamin Angels, and adulteration of botanicals: Key lessons from NutraIngredients-USA’s special editions – Part 2

From brain health to muscle building, and from malnutrition to botanicals, our special editions have set record traffic levels for their in-depth articles and exclusive content. Here, we have the...

'No evidence' iron levels are linked to hardened arteries

Long-held beliefs that the hardening of the arteries involved in atherosclerosis is linked to the body's iron levels may be unfounded, according to new research from UCLA.

Nutrajobs: New arrivals at Bioenergy, Standard Process, Nutegrity, and Nutrasource Diagnostics

The holidays are an exciting time, especially if you’re starting a new job. For the latest round-up of movers and shakers in the nutra industry, check out our picture gallery,...

Probiota 2014, February 4-5, Amsterdam

Probiota 2014: The ultimate pre- and probiotic science-business blend

Probiota 2014 – relocated from Brussels to Amsterdam and organised by NutraIngredients – will bring together the finest scientific and commercial minds operating in the pre- and probiotic sector in...

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CRN and ETA publish best practices guide for ‘high-potential’ enzyme-containing dietary supplements

The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) and the Enzyme Technical Association (ETA) have released voluntary guidelines for enzyme-containing dietary supplements to help the ‘high-potential category lives up to its potential’.

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Low dose iron may help reduce incidence of iron deficiency and anemia in pregnant women

Daily supplements containing low doses of ferrous bisglycinate (Aminojern, a product containing Albion’s Ferrochel) may help pregnant women avoid iron deficiency and anemia, says a new study from Denmark.

Astaxanthin’s boom, magnesium’s explosion, and omega-3 sustainability: Key lessons from NutraIngredients-USA’s special editions – Part 1

From omega-3s to malnutrition, and from minerals to botanicals, our special editions have set record traffic levels for their in-depth articles and exclusive content. Here, we have the first part...

2014 outlook for omega-3s: More positive science backing but also continued fallout from prostate cancer study

The coming year will see renewed challenges for the omega-3s sector, an industry leader said.  Among the challenges will be new attacks from the medical community as well as a...

Krill oil shows heart health benefits in humans: Aker’s ‘exciting’ study

Daily supplements of krill oil may reduce triglyceride levels and boost heart health, says a new study with 300 people from Aker BioMarine Antarctic.

Diet rich in tomatoes - but not soy - may lower breast cancer risk, study suggests

A tomato-rich diet could help to protect at-risk postmenopausal women from breast cancer, according to new research suggesting the fruit can affect the level of hormones that play a role...

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Bonkers: The medical world's nutrition blinkers (and the damage done)

If the end goal of both the medical and nutritional fraternities is healthier, happier populations, it is difficult not to pour scorn on the latest work from the American College...

Editors’ picks: Our favorite articles of 2013

We enjoy writing some articles more than others, whether it’s because of the subject, the impact for industry, the insights from commentators, or other reasons. But which articles did we...

Can an apple a day keep the doctor (and statins) away?

The old proverb may stand the test of time, according to new research that suggests consuming an apple a day has the same benefits as statin drugs for people over 50.

Guest article

Defining ‘natural’ is a priority for NPA in 2014

At the Natural Products Association, we are constantly working toward our mission of ensuring consumers have access to healthy products that will improve their well-being and longevity, and that the...

New info details size of potential Chinese export market for US supplements

New information released by the US-China Health Products Association gives insight into the massive export opportunity that awaits US dietary supplement manufacturers.  A high proportion of Chinese consumers buy health...

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In life and diets: nothing is perfect

If only I lived in a perfect world, like, say, Dr. Edgar Miller, one of the five doctors who have determined from on high via their editorial in the Annals...

Study: Big breakfast could help manage type 2 diabetes

It’s no secret that incidence of being overweight and obese have increased dramatically over the past few decades alongside a rise in the prevalence of type 2 diabetes. Concurrent with...

One vitamin to rule them all? Gollum’s D deficiency dilemma

It wasn’t just crafty hobbits that enabled the dark forces of Middle Earth to be defeated in science fantasy godfather JRR Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings – they were also vitamin D...

Neptune, Aker end patent struggles with licensure agreement

Some things have seemed immutable: Death. Taxes. The Krill Wars. But the latter has (mostly) fallen off that list with the announcement this morning that fierce competitors Neptune Technologies &...

Low vitamin B12 linked to fracture risk: Study

A low blood level of vitamin B12 may be linked to an increased risk of fractures in older men, according to new research.

2013’s top regulatory, policy & enforcement news

From warning letters to GMO labeling and FSMA, it’s been a busy year for the regulatory people. In this special gallery we review the top regulatory, policy & enforcement headlines...

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