Botanicals

AHP 's botanical ID webinar series aims to help boost GMP compliance

AHP 's botanical ID webinar series aims to help boost GMP compliance

By Hank Schultz

Identity testing of botanical ingredients continues to be a hot button issue for the Food and Drug Administration.  To help companies comply with this aspect of GMP regulations, the American Herbal Pharmacopoeia has instituted a series of eight webinars...

Des Walsh

Worldwide macro trends favor Herbalife, president says

By Hank Schultz

Three mega trends will drive Herbalife’s continued expansion, said president Des Walsh.  The world is getting fatter, it’s getting older, and in the hangover from the 2008 financial crisis economic expansion still lags in much of the world leaving many...

Curcumin may protect premature infants' lungs: Study

Curcumin may protect premature infants' lungs: Study

By Nathan Gray

Intake of curcumin – the natural pigment that gives the spice turmeric its yellow colour – may provide long-term protection against potentially deadly lung damage in premature infants, according to new research.

Herbalife boosts monitoring of products throughout life cycle

Herbalife boosts monitoring of products throughout life cycle

By Hank Schultz

Vasilios (Bill) Frankos, PhD and Andrew Shao, PhD are, in a way,  the alpha and omega of network marketing giant Herbalife’s increasingly sophisticated commitment to the scientific backing, quality and safety of the company’s nutritional products. Their...

House committee admonishes FDA to pick up pace on NDI issue

House committee admonishes FDA to pick up pace on NDI issue

By Hank Schultz

The US House of Representatives Appropriations Committee has sent a stern message to the Food and Drug Administration on the subject of the draft New Dietary Ingredients guidance.  The message in a nutshell: Get a move on.

NIH releases database with info on 17,000 dietary supplement labels

NIH releases database with info on 17,000 dietary supplement labels

By Hank Schultz

A new government dietary supplement database now provides information on the ingredients thousands of finished products for the benefit of researchers, health care providers and consumers, according to the National Institutes of Health, which hosts the...

Supplement users make healthier lifestyle choices: CRN Survey

Supplement users make healthier lifestyle choices: CRN Survey

By Stephen DANIELLS

Users of dietary supplements seem to make healthier lifestyle choices compared to non-users, including exercising regularly, maintaining a healthy weight, and trying to eat a balanced diet, says a new survey from the  Council for Responsible Nutrition...

IASC takes issue with description of aloe used in research study

IASC takes issue with description of aloe used in research study

By Hank Schultz

The International Aloe Science council has weighed in on an aloe science study that does not adequately characterize the ingredient in its description. The term “nondecolorized” should have been included so as not to mislead consumers, the group says.

ABC article details many facets of black cohosh adulteration

ABC article details many facets of black cohosh adulteration

By Hank Schultz

Black cohosh is something of a poster child for the economic adulteration that plagues certain herbal ingredients in the dietary supplement industry.  A new article published by the American Botanical Council lays out the history of the situation, and...

Warning letter gives look at how FDA views supplement-beverage divide

Warning letter gives look at how FDA views supplement-beverage divide

By Hank Schultz

Among recent warning letters sent by the US Food and Drug Administration to supplement manufacturers one stood out from the rest as it bears upon how the agency view the differentiation of beverages and supplements, according to Justin Prochnow, an attorney...

Javaplant site visit - extraction in Indonesia

Javaplant site visit - extraction in Indonesia

By RJ Whitehead

FoodNavigator-Asia recently visited Indonesia's largest extraction facility, Javaplant, to look at how one of Asia's top 10 botanical, coffee and tea extractors produces products for export around the world.

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Botanicals you can rely on, from ADM

Botanicals you can rely on, from ADM

Today more than ever, consumers are striving to support their overall well-being in a convenient way, with foods, beverages and dietary supplements that...