A study on professional athletes competing in Olympic sports has found that the players think they know more about supplements and nutrition than they actually do. The researchers called for more education and monitoring by coaches to inform correct supplement...
Cranberry ingredients supplier Fruit d’Or says it is raising the transparency bar by testing its offerings to verify their biological activity, not just to assure that they met spec and are not adulterated.
The growing popularity of nootropics and sports nutrition supplements is leading to a boom in unlicensed products being sold online, with Australia's Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) recently seizing a raft of items.
We spoke with Elan Sudberg, CEO of Alkemist Labs and winner of our NutraChampion award to learn about how he stays up to date with the latest science and technology, what keeps him up at night as CEO, and how the industry has changed since he first started.
A joint webinar put on by Global Organization of EPA and DHA Omega 3s (GOED) and the United Natural Products Alliance (UNPA) will help companies understand the intentional adulteration provisions of FSMA.
Early returns from the FDA meeting on CBD regulation give a glimpse of the complexity of the regulatory questions, which might stretch the timeline for a new legal framework to extent beyond which many in the industry would find acceptable.
The main purpose of the Botanical Safety Consortium, a public-private effort bringing together stakeholders in the botanical supplements space, is “advancing the science of botanical safety evaluation, [and is] not involved in regulatory decisions or...
In the end, the only thing the dietary supplement industry has to sell is trust. While that trust may be enough for it to weather the stress an intensified trade war may impose, it is no cause for the industry to rest on its laurels.
Italy’s National Institute of Health has received further notifications of two more hepatitis cases linked to a turmeric-based food supplement distributed by a firm already implicated in two similar incidents earlier this month.
Notes from the Dietary Supplements Regulatory Summit
What do housing crises and dietary supplement recalls have in common? They cause a big bust to consumer trust, said Frank Yiannas, deputy commissioner for food policy and response at the Food and Drug Administration.
The Food and Drug Administration announced a new ‘rapid communication tool,’ called the Dietary Ingredient Advisory List. Trade groups and industry experts applauded the effort, but many opined that this step still has much left to be desired in terms...
A paper published by a group of medicinal biochemistry researchers provides a comprehensive look at the challenges of selecting well characterized materials for testing, including a list of recommendations for best practices.
The world of hemp and CBD products sits at a critical moment in its history, much as the dietary supplement industry did a quarter century ago, according to one of the experts who was there at the birth of the industry.
Synthesized analogs of botanical ingredients, and ingredients of wholly artificial origin, could have a place in the dietary supplement industry. But if they do, full transparency would argue that they be labeled as such.
Andrew Shao, PhD, will replace Duffy MacKay, ND, as head of scientific and regulatory affairs at the Council for Responsible Nutrition in an interim role. MacKay is leaving the organization for a similar role at cannabis specialist CV Sciences.
Brand ethics and transparency are crucial for any entrepreneur looking for success in the health food and wellness space, according to industry experts at the recent Probiota conference in Copenhagen (February 13th-15th).
On Monday FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb put forward some ideas about where the regulation of dietary supplements should go in the coming years. This is an opportunity that should not be missed. What should be tops on the industry’s wish list?
Dietary supplements and the ingredients that go into them have always had to walk a careful line. Everyone wants efficacy. But if your ingredient is too efficacious, are you treading too close to the drug line?
Australian regulator the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) is advising "extreme caution" when purchasing health supplements online, after discovering cancer-causing contaminants in a Chinese herbal cough product.
Flora Research Laboratories has debuted a comprehensive testing suite that can detect potentially dangerous synthetic cannabinoids. The service will be paired with GMP audits for companies in the CBD industry.
An initiative unveiled by FDA Commissioner Dr Scott Gottlieb that could result in new legislation governing the dietary supplement industry was met with a spirit of cautious cooperation by stakeholders.
The Botanical Adulterants Prevention Program’s proposed Best Practices Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for the Disposal/Destruction of Irreparably Defective Articles is receiving support from leading ingredient suppliers in the industry, says Mark...