All news articles for September 2013

NPA members reject adding big retailers, online outlets

NPA members reject adding big retailers, online outlets

By Hank Schultz

The membership of the Natural Products Association rejected a move to expand retail membership  beyond traditional health food stores.  But it passed another bylaw change that might make future adjustments of the organization’s bylaws easier.

Vitamin D alone may have little bone benefit: Study

Vitamin D alone may have little bone benefit: Study

By Nathan GRAY

Supplementation of vitamin D3 alone 'does little' to protect bone health in postmenopausal women, however  vitamin D3 with calcium and calcium alone have noticeable benefits, say researchers.

Does new study cast doubt on omega-3 brain benefits?

Does new study cast doubt on omega-3 brain benefits?

By Nathan GRAY

Consumption of long-chain omega-3 fatty acids may not offer protection against cognitive declines, according to new study. However researchers have warned that the findings should not mean that we think omega-3 has no effect.

NSF joins Non-GMO Project

NSF joins Non-GMO Project

By Maggie Hennessy

As consumer and retailer demand for third party-verified non-GMO product labels shows no signs of slowing, NSF International announced that it will join the Non-GMO Project as a technical administrator in early 2014.