Bone & joint health

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Special Edition: Supplements for Pets

Where is the innovation in the pet supplements space?

By Stephen Daniells

Delivery systems and proprietary ingredients are the tip of the innovation spear for pet supplements (think cats and dogs), but nothing is hotter than one ingredient: CBD.

Gencor taps endocannabinoid-like molecule for new joint health offering

Gencor taps endocannabinoid-like molecule for new joint health offering

By Hank Schultz

Gencor has announced it will introduce a new version of an older, under-the-radar dietary ingredient. The new offering, called Levagen, is a branded form of palmitoylethanolamide (PEA), an endocannabinoid-like molecule with potent anti inflammatory properties.

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GNC taps Ayurvedic herbs for new botanical joint health solution

By Hank Schultz

GNC says it’s new joint health products will break the market stagnation in this key area within the healthy aging sphere. Called Tamaflex, the products are based on herbal ingredients that work on different pathways than the category’s standard bearers—glucosamine...

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From the Editor's Desk

Vitamin D & bone health: The flawed logic of RCTs for vitamins

By Stephen Daniells

It was supposed to be the final word on vitamin D for bone health, but a new meta-analysis does more to illustrate the flaws in applying a drug model to essential nutrients than it does to dismiss the potential bone health benefits of the sunshine vitamin.

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From the Editor's Desk

No BBC, probiotics are not 'quite useless'

By Stephen Daniells

A new BBC article dismisses the benefits of probiotics because a study failed to find colonization. It is a serious mistake to confuse colonization with efficacy and we need to get this message across to consumers.

The Strongscience certification can help consumers differentiate validated claims from those that are not well supported, the developer says. Photo: Strongscience

CRO launches certification to vet quality of claims validation

By Hank Schultz

Global Clinicals, a contract research organization (CRO) based in Los Angeles, has launched a certification the founder says will help companies differentiate themselves based on the quality of the research that backs the claims they make on their products.

Healthy aging in focus: ‘The surface has barely been scratched’

Healthy aging in focus: ‘The surface has barely been scratched’

By Mary Ellen Shoup

As the average lifespan continues to increase in many countries due to advances in science and medicine, so too does the conversation around healthy aging, progressing from an interest in understanding its origins to studying how to reduce, delay, or...