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The female athlete: Filling the gaps in nutrition knowledge

By Nikki Hancocks

With a review suggesting only 11% of sports nutrition research is conducted in female participants, some crucial discoveries are slowly coming to light as studies finally delve into the complicated needs of the female athlete.

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Prior conditions impact effectiveness of sleep supplements, study finds

By Olivia DeSmit

In a study recently published in Nutrients, researchers found a link between prior conditions and the effectiveness of sleep supplements. The four supplements tested, l-theanine, GABA, AVLE and l-serine resulted in better sleep overall, and improved certain...

NutraWomen Wednesday: Simmi Chopra, Ayurveda expert

NutraWomen Wednesday: Simmi Chopra, Ayurveda expert

By Danielle Masterson

With a background in molecular biology and biostatistics, Simmi Chopra took the unconventional route to get into Ayurveda, the practice meaning “science of life” in Sanskrit.

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Q&A: Nutrishop on what fuels 20-year success

By Danielle Masterson

Nutrishop recently hit a major milestone–celebrating its 20 year anniversary. The company’s founders and COO looked back on the evolution of Nutrishop and the wider industry.

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Ex-Health Canada NHP DG: ‘Cannabis is Canada’s New Wild West’

By Adam Gibson, President, True Moderation

When it comes to regulating CBD and cannabis, Canada is an extreme cautionary tale for the US, says Adam Gibson, the former Director General of Health Canada’s Non-prescription and Natural Health Products Directorate.

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Nestle targets mitochondria to support healthy aging

By Olivia Brown

Nestle health science has focussed its research and development work on the healthy aging category, predicting a “tsunami of metabolic conditions” for the future of public health.

Purple potatoes may combat the effects of environmental pollutants

Purple potatoes may combat the effects of environmental pollutants

By Asia Sherman

Purple potatoes protected against disruption of short-chain fatty acid production and gut microbiota brought on by toxic PCB chemicals in a simulated human digestion model, according to a recent study led by McGill University researchers.

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Health Canada’s proposal on cost recovery for Natural Health Products raises questions

By Katrina Coughlin, Laura E. Gomez, Jon-Paul Powers, PhD, Lewis Retik, & Lauren Richardson - Gowling WLG

On May 12, 2023, Health Canada published a proposal detailing cost recovery fees for natural health products (NHPs). While there is a lot of information to digest in Health Canada's proposal, the proposed fees detailed below raise questions regarding...

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BAPP SOP update: Adopters say guidance is moving commerce needle

By Danielle Masterson

The Botanical Adulterants Prevention Program (BAPP) Best Practices Standardized Operating Procedure (SOP) for the Disposal / Destruction of Irreparably Defective Articles (IDAs) is a voluntary standard to remove “irreparably defective” substances that...

NutraCast: Power Leaves finds opportunity in decocainized coca

NutraCast: Power Leaves finds opportunity in decocainized coca

By Danielle Masterson

Power Leaves says it's breaking the monopoly on the supply of coca leaf extract and bringing on a ‘new age of coca’. Through an exclusive agreement with indigenous communities, the ingredient manufacturer and supplier has developed a legal Colombian...

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NY Assembly passes bill targeting weight loss, muscle building supps

By Stephen Daniells

Efforts to restrict the sale of some dietary supplements to minors in New York State took a step forward this week as the State’s Assembly passed AB 5610-D, a bill that limits access to some dietary supplements for weight loss or muscle building for people...

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