Plandaí Biotechnology - which hopes to take the botanical extracts market by storm with never-before-seen levels of bioavailability - reckons it will be able to supply commercial quantities of its Phytofare citrus limonoid glycoside complex by Q3 2013...
The American Botanical Council’s Mark Blumenthal has called for more self-regulating from industry and regulating from FDA to combat adulteration, as the ABC-AHP-NCNPR Botanical Adulterants Program lines up black cohosh and pomegranate extracts as the...
The American Herbal Products Association has suggested changes to a Canadian government draft monograph on Tradition Chinese Medicine and recommends a more thorough process to review the document, the group said recently.
An article published by the American Botanical Council for the first time gathers in one place all of the information available on how bilberry extracts are being adulterated in the marketplace, said coauthor and ABC executive director Mark Blumenthal.
The wiki approach revolutionized the concept of the encyclopedia. The American Herbal Products Association hopes it will do the same for the science behind herbal products with the unveiling of its AHPA Botanical Authentication Wiki.
Black cohosh is among a number of herbal ingredients that appear on a new liver toxicity database from the National Institutes of Health. But the question has been raised whether it is the ingredient itself, or adulterants passed off as black cohosh,...
Aloe vera has been one of the leading botanical ingredients for going on 15 years, and it’s high time that suppliers be able to say with confidence what exactly it is they are selling, the chief of the American Herbal Pharmacopoeia said.
A report in the latest issue of HerbalGram, the publication of the American Botanical Council, shows herbal supplements sales in all channels hit $5.3 billion in the United States in 2011, representing a healthy 4.3% increase from 2010.
Florida-based MB Innovations has launched a blend of botanicals, including a decocainized coca leaf extract, to suppress appetite and offer weight management solutions to the dietary supplements, food and beverage industries.
UPDATED: Botanical extracts distributor Phytochem International has struck a deal with Chinese firm Ningbo Traditional Chinese Pharmaceutical Co to introduce 95% curcuminoids from turmeric sourced from Indonesia - a first for the US market.
Daily supplements of an extract from French Maritime Pine bark may boost vascular health in people with stable coronary artery disease, according to data from a gold standard randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, crossover study from Switzerland.
The inaugural AHPA Botanical Congress is set to provide the botanical industry with a ‘laser focus’ on the key issues and opportunities, with the program listing a top class balance of industry experts.
Implementing better growing and manufacturing processes along with increasing the use of modern analytical techniques and greater international regulation would ‘undoubtedly’ reduce the issues surrounding the quality of herbal extracts, say researchers.
New data from the American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) reveals that harvests of top-selling herbs black cohosh, slippery elm bark and cascara sagrada have been pretty volatile over the past decade, although goldenseal root has been far more consistent.
The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) has announced the winners of its seventh annual AHPA Awards with Mitchell Coven (Vitality Works), Roy Upton (American Herbal Pharmacopoeia) and Tom's of Maine honored.
Utah-based direct selling supplements firm Nature's Sunshine Products (NSP) moved back into the black in the fourth quarter of 2011 posting a net profit on continuing operations of $7.6m vs a net loss of $0.4m a year ago.
Germander is still being used as a substitute for skullcap in dietary supplements, despite ongoing attempts to raise awareness about the problem, according to a new paper published by the American Botanical Council (ABC).
The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) Foundation for Education and Research on Botanicals (AHPA-ERB Foundation) is seeking grant proposals for a study to determine the status of wild populations of Ligusticum porteri, commonly known as osha.
The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) has added analytical methods for the identification of star anise fruit (Illicium verum) to its Botanical Authentication Program to help firms distinguish it from the fruit of other Illicium species that...
An authoritative new guide to 23+solvents used in the production of botanical extracts for dietary ingredients could help inform the debate on ‘chemical alteration’ at the heart of the FDA’s draft guidance on new dietary ingredients (NDIs), says the American...
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) should recognize the existing industry list of ‘grandfathered’ or ‘old’ dietary ingredients (ODIs) sold in the US pre-1994 – but work with an expert panel to clarify its contents, according to the American Botanical...
The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) has updated its known adulterants guidance with the idenitification of Japanese star anise (Illicium anisatum) fruit identified as the known adulterant for star anise (Illicium verum) fruit.
Three leading not-for-profit organizations have joined forces to create an education program to help the dietary supplements trade wise up to the tricks used by unscrupulous suppliers to adulterate botanicals.
Sales of herbal dietary supplements in the United States climbed three per cent last year to reach more than $5.2bn, according to a report published in the latest issue of HerbalGram, the quarterly journal of the American Botanical Council.
A new series of white papers will help the dietary supplements trade wise up to the tricks used by unscrupulous suppliers to adulterate herbals and botanicals, American Botanical Council (ABC) founder Mark Blumenthal tells Elaine Watson.