By Stefan Gafner and Mark Blumenthal, American Botanical Council
The news about CBD and hemp extracts dominated 2019, says the American Botanical Council. But issues surrounding the ongoing climate crisis, questions of sustainability, and the ongoing questions of adulteration were important topics as well.
A coalition of doctors, academics, and American consumers called the Low-Carb Action Network (LCAN) is urging US nutrition leaders to include a low-carb diet as part of the 2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA).
Georgia-based Purisys is “looking forward to the opportunity” in food, beverage and nutraceuticals after the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency removed its cannabidiol (CBD) from Schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act.
Parents often find creative ways to get their kids to eat their broccoli, such as dessert, extra screen time or even bribery. But what about adults? It turns out that if offered cash, adults can be persuaded to eat their fruits and vegetables too.
A paper published today in a prominent medical journal asserts that the law governing dietary supplements is no longer adequate to protect consumers and sweeping changes are needed to keep potentially dangerous new ingredients off the market.
More than 40% of dietary supplements may not be as effective as touted to be, after 100 products tested by Japan’s National Consumer Affairs Center (NCAC) were unable to dissolve in water within the specified time limits.