The United Natural Products Alliance, a trade association for the dietary supplement industry, has signed memoranda of understanding agreements with three single-ingredient associations and their administrative umbrella, the Trust Transparency Center.
The often-quoted message that "everyone gets everything they need by eating a healthy diet" is clearly not true, says Tieraona Low Dog, MD, but testing for micronutrient deficiencies / status in primary care remains very limited.
DSM Japan is to begin working with with DeNA Life Science as it seeks to expand its activity in the personalised nutrition space, and better understand what services consumers want after they receive data based on their DNA.
Australian researchers chemically induced damage in rat muscles. They found that rats supplemented with creatine had a greater proportion of non-damaged fibers, and larger cross-sectional areas of regenerating and non-damaged fibers.
A recent sharp drop in the number of NDI Notifications filed with FDA has industry stakeholders scratching their heads and serves to shine a spotlight on the continuing uncertainty surrounding the present system for bringing new ingredients to market.
Dietary supplement maker Life Extension recently launched Kenyan Purple Tea Crystals marketed for its polyphenol content. More tea products are set to launch this year, said senior health scientist Michael A. Smith, MD.