Dietary supplement manufacturers and the natural channel stores that sell the products play an important role in supporting consumers health during this challenging time and should be counted as ‘essential’ businesses, stakeholders say.
While the COVID-19 crisis dominates headlines, a raft of state and local laws that could negatively affect the dietary supplement industry are afoot and deserve attention, according the Council for Responsible Nutrition.
The European Commission (EC) is looking to ban several botanical species containing hydroxyanthracene derivatives widely used in food supplements and herbal medicinal products for their laxative effect.
As legal marijuana expansion continues, advocates point out that it is a safer alternative to prescription opioids for athletes to manage their pain. Thanks to a new agreement, NFL players have that option.
CBD has become one of the most mentioned health trends on social media, and according to research by Babylon Health, it also has the most research breadth behind it compared to other popular wellness fads such as 'clean beauty' and 'holistic...
The German Food and Agriculture Ministry (BMEL) has refuted an EU hemp group missive that the Ministry had changed its position regarding the novel food requirement for some cannabidiol (CBD) extracts in the EU.
The US Food and Drug Administration has sent warning letters to seven companies that have been alleged to have been making COVID-19 disease treatment claims. Among the recipients of the warning letters is a prominent televangelist.
By Hank Schultz, Elaine Watson and Elizabeth Crawford
A report on CBD delivered by FDA Commissioner Dr Stephen Hahn, MD, was seen by food and dietary supplement industry stakeholders as offering little hope of a timely regulatory solution for the ingredient.
FDA Commissioner Dr Stephen Hahn, MD, in a speech on Wednesday, said that despite its continued concern about insufficient safety data, the FDA has no plans to try to shut down the CBD markets. Hahn said that would amount to a “fool’s game.”
The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) has updated its recall of CBD-related foods and food supplements that have flagged up safety concerns due to the presence of delta‐9‐tetrahydrocannabinol or THC.