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COVID-19: Scientists raise the vitamin D alarm

By Nikki Hancocks

A group of researchers and doctors have formed an international alliance aiming to encourage governments to increase recommendations for vitamin D intake to 4,000 IU daily as they believe this would reduce COVID-19 hospitalisations.

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Congress extends hemp pilot program

By Danielle Masterson

The Senate passed a continuing resolution Wednesday that provides short term funding in a move that will prevent a government shutdown. The resolution also included the House’s language to extend the hemp pilot program through September of 2021.

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Sleep, immune support define September product launches

By Danielle Masterson

As the weather cools down and we get back into routines, brands are launching products that offer sleep and immune support and even candy flavored protein to get consumers into the Halloween spirit.

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Researchers investigate gut microbiome and COVID-19 connection

By Danielle Masterson

The recent webinar "The Human Microbiome and COVID-19: Investigating a Potential Connection" offered an exclusive look into a pioneering clinical investigation that wrapped up in August. The research is being led by Dr. Martin J. Blaser, Henry...

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Dr. Fauci weighs in on vitamins C & D

By Danielle Masterson

Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, recently did an Instagram Live interview with the actress Jennifer Garner where he discussed immune health and supplementation.

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Vitamin D deficiency may boost risk of coronavirus infection

By Stephen Daniells

Scientists at the University of Chicago are calling for clinical trials to investigate if vitamin D may reduce COVID-19 incidence after their retrospective study found a link between deficiency of the sunshine vitamin and the likelihood of becoming infected...

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Pandemic supply distortions hurt RiceBran Technologies

By Hank Schultz

Not all supplement and food ingredient manufacturers have benefited from pandemic demand upticks. RiceBran Technologies said consumers stocking their pantries with rice meant it had less raw material to work with, which hurt financial results.

Is FDA open to entertaining an NDI for CBD products?

Is FDA open to entertaining an NDI for CBD products?

By Stephen Daniells

The US Food and Drug Administration may be willing to sit down with a company about a possible NDI submission for full-spectrum hemp extracts, says Steve Mister, president and CEO of the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN).

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Clorox teams with Cleveland Clinic on coronavirus guide

By Hank Schultz

Clorox, a major manufacturer of dietary supplements and household products, has partnered with the Cleveland Clinic on a guide to help businesses cope with coronavirus provisions in the workplace.

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GNC enters bankruptcy while negotiating with Harbin as buyer

By Hank Schultz

Struggling retail giant GNC has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy according to a news report. GNC is reportedly entering into the process with Chinese firm Harbin Pharmaceutical waiting in the wings as a potential buyer.

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New Hope cancels Expo East show

By Hank Schultz

New Hope Network, a division of Informa Markets, has announced that its Expo East trade show, which had been scheduled for late September in Philadelphia, has been cancelled.

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