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GNC goes ephedra-free

GNC goes ephedra-free

Leading supplements retailer General Nutrition Centers has launched
its first weight loss dietary supplement which does not contain the
ephedra herb. Called GNC Total Lean, the product comes with a meal
and exercise program to help...

New source for glucosamine

New source for glucosamine

The research laboratory Bio-Technical Resources today announced it
is commercialising its technology to produce glucosamine by
microbial fermentation, with product availability in the first
quarter of 2003.

...you say 'protato'

...you say 'protato'

Genetically modified potatoes, developed to tackle malnutrition
among poor Indian children, are in the final stages of testing,
according to a report in the journal New Scientist.

Thumbs up for melatonin

Thumbs up for melatonin

Most melatonin supplements in a recent review met their label
claims and were free of lead contamination, according to testing
organisation ConsumerLab.com. The organisation found that 16 of 18
melatonin dietary supplements tested...

Canada moves on nutrition info

Canada moves on nutrition info

Following recent moves by the US government to allow further
labelling of health claims on foods, the Canadian government last
week announced new mandatory nutrition labellingin a bid to help
Canadians make informed choices for healthy...

Obesity continues upwards

Obesity continues upwards

As consumerism continues on its upward curve, new figures released
this week show that obesity and diabetes epidemics continued to
escalate in 2001. In just over ten years, obesity has increased by
more that 70 per cent in the US.

USP makes its mark

USP makes its mark

The United States Pharmacopeia has introduced a new certification
mark for dietary supplements, already visible on some products on
the market, the organisation said this week.

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