All news articles for October 2020

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NPA asks FDA to help curb lawsuits over caloric values of BCAAs

By Hank Schultz

The Natural Products Association has asked FDA to clarify that the minor amount of calories contributed by certain amino acids do not need to be reported on labels. Publication of an official enforcement discretion would forestall frivolous lawsuits,...

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Pandemic boosts need for tracking technology in supply chain

By Danielle Masterson

The demand for nutraceuticals and functional foods is expected to witness an upward surge driven by immunity-boosting supplements during the COVID-19 pandemic, with the current times exposing need for technology to address immediate global needs with...

New research institute aims to advance omega-3 science

New research institute aims to advance omega-3 science

By Stephen Daniells

Dr William Harris, renowned fatty acid researcher and co-creator of the Omega-3 Index, has founded a new research institute to help build the evidence linking higher omega-3 levels with better health outcomes.

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DHA boosts cyclists' power numbers

By Hank Schultz

Amateur cyclists supplemented with a hefty dose of DHA improved their power output, a recent study has concluded.

NutraVideo: Zinc, vitamin D are key in COVID fight

NutraVideo: Zinc, vitamin D are key in COVID fight

By Danielle Masterson

The dietary supplement market has been flooded with new products, with an unprecedented demand in immune health. A recent Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN)-IPSOS survey found that vitamin D usage jumped 37% and zinc grew 17% amid the pandemic.

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Exogenous GABA boosts astaxanthin production: Study

By Danielle Masterson

New research from the Institute of Intelligent Machines (IIM), Hefei Institutes of Physical Science (HFIPS) in China found that the γ-aminobutyric acid (GABA) can promote the growth of Haematococcus pluvialis and increase the astaxanthin accumulation.

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Abbott launches Pedialyte adult rehydration range

By Stephen Daniells

Pedialyte – Abbott’s veteran rehydration product positioned in the children's and pharmacy aisles – is expanding to adults and active consumers with the launch of Pedialyte Sport, a new formula created for athletes.

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