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GNC turns up volume on bankruptcy alarm

By Hank Schultz

Struggling supplement retailer GNC has reiterated a forthright statement that filing for bankruptcy court protection might be only days away.

BGG extracts its astaxanthin from algae grown in a closed tube facility in Yunnan Province, which has reliable amounts of sunshine. BGG photo.

BGG to double capacity at astaxanthin farm in southwestern China

By Hank Schultz

Chinese astaxanthin supplier Algae Health Science, a subsidiary of BGG World, has announced an expansion of its photobioreactor farming facility that will make it one of the biggest, if not the biggest, sources of the carotenoid in the world.

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New Virginia law recognizes hemp extracts as food

By Hank Schultz

The State of Virginia has passed a law defining hemp extracts as an approved food. The law also allows a more liberal amount of THC in these products during the growth phase than does the federal description of industrial hemp.

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Nattopharma builds case for RDI for vitamin K2

By Hank Schultz

Norwegian supplier Nattopharma is helping to build a suite of scientific evidence on the broad cardiovascular health effects of Vitamin K2 that the company hopes will support an official recommendation on intakes of the substance.

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The irrationality of probiotic dissension

“The Probiotic Conundrum”, an article published last month in JAMA, has received a lot of criticism from experts in the field. Professor Gregor Reid, PhD, MBA, penned a counterpoint to the article and submitted it to JAMA. The journal rejected his submission....

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