Temptation is a fact of human nature, and is an element in the sports nutrition game as well. Some sports products seem ever to edge toward an ethical line, spurred on by the demand from their consumer constituencies for ‘edgy’ formulations.
Like all emerging industries, sports nutrition thrives on innovation and a degree of risk-taking that has seen the likes of ketone-based drinks, probiotics and human milk oligosaccharides (HMOs) emerge as credible mainstream products.
When looking at a potentially damaging series of journal articles about supplements being penned by a professor at Clemson University, an official at CRN prefers to look at the common ground of a desire for a better, more transparent industry.
A federal district court judge in Atlanta has ruled in favor of FDA in its case against Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals over its use of DMAA. But the ruling potentially weakens agency’s stance on the question of synthetic versions of constituents of botanicals.
The presence and proliferation of phenylethylamines in sports nutrition products continues to be a thorn in the side of the dietary supplement industry. But trying to regulate these ingredients away is not nearly as straightforward as was the case with...
The American Herbal Products Association and the United Natural Products Alliance have teamed up to engage state attorneys general who as a group have become more active in regards to the dietary supplement industry.
Doping scandals in the sports realm have had a hangover effect for dietary supplements, one longtime industry observer asserts. In his view it has created a climate in which decision makers have more easily bought in to the narrative of a dangerously...
Beefing up supply chain management has been a mantra in dietary supplement industry meetings over recent months. For that to be most effective, it needs to include a consideration of supply partners’ business practices, experts say.