The US Federal Trade Commission sent out hundreds of notices yesterday over the use of endorsements it says may violate its rules. Many prominent companies in the dietary supplement industry are on the list.
NOW has released its latest round of testing of products sold on Amazon and found that the glutathione supplements it bought were of reasonable quality, though some failures in potency and purity were still observed.
The medical establishment puts too little credence in underlying nutritional deficiencies that can drive eating disorders, a prominent clinician maintains. Specifically, the role of zinc supplementation has been passed over in his view.
While perceptions of supplements can vary greatly between US and EU consumers, reasons for reduced usage are pretty similar across both populations and there are some basic areas the industry can focus on in order to gain big returns.
Female athletes have been ignored to a shocking degree when it comes to sports nutrition studies and it is time for new guidelines to assist researchers to fill this worrying gap, according to an expert in the field.
The Norwegian Scientific Committee for Food and Environment (VKM) says there is insufficient data to recommend a daily intake of the omega-3 oils, Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA) and Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) for 3-18-year-olds.
Susan Hewlings, PhD, RD, has over 20 years of experience in nutrition, sports nutrition, and scientific consulting for the dietary supplement and medical industries. She is currently the director of Scientific Affairs at Nutrasource, and the author of...
A quintet of bioniformatics experts have taken a stab at devising an AI-powered method to find dietary supplement adverse event information within messages shared on Twitter. But an expert in the field doubts the approach will prove fruitful.