As the Council for Responsible Nutrition celebrates its 50th anniversary, NutraIngredients-USA caught up with Steve Mister, CRN President and CEO, to hear about the association’s history, its commitment to its founding values, and how it is gearing up...
Medical and analytical experts are raising the alarm after analyzing weight loss supplements purchased online and labeled as tejocote root, and finding that almost all of them actually contained toxic yellow oleander.
The National Institutes of Health kicked off its annual Office of Dietary Supplements Seminar Series this week with a presentation by Dr. Cara Welch on how the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulates the dietary supplement marketplace.
Ingredient manufacturer and distributor Suanfarma USA is betting on two business moves to increase customer loyalty: establishing a new facility in Utah and attaining an organic, Fair Trade certification.
As part of a new campaign to showcase responsible and rigorous practices in the dietary supplement industry, Gaia Herbs has extended an open invitation to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to inspect its operations.
Some dietary supplements on Amazon showing urolithin A on their label do not contain any of the cellular aging ingredient, alleges a new analysis by Timeline (formerly Amazentis) shared with NutraIngredients-USA.
For Herbalife’s Zhengfei Lu, PhD, the importance of botanical authentication goes beyond fulfilling the regulatory requirement on botanical identification– it’s about protecting consumers, ensuring efficacy and supporting sustainable practices.
The Natural Products Association (NPA) is seeking clarity on the labeling of fungi ingredients in dietary supplements, with a Citizen Petition requesting FDA to incorporate aspects of guidance from the American Herbal Products Association (AHPA).
A new study published in the Journal of Urology Open Plus reported that seven of 28 popular saw palmetto products met the identity and potency standards to effectively relieve urinary tract symptoms associated with an enlarged prostate.
The ABC-AHP-NCNPR Botanical Adulterants Prevention Program (BAPP) is having a real-world impact on the quality of consumer products in the marketplace, and NutraIngredients-USA was delighted to recognize its Best Practices SOP for the Disposal / Destruction...
The global demand for Rhodiola rosea – also known as "golden root" or "roseroot" – has been increasingly steadily since the late 20th century, so much so that it now faces restrictions in international trade brought on by exploitative...
Alkemist Labs – an independent lab specializing in botanical screening for the dietary supplement industry – has developed and validated an analytical method to quantify psychoactives in plants and fungi.
It’s a year of milestones for the American Botanical Council, with the non-profit celebrating its 35th year, the 40th year for HerbalGram, wider acceptance of the ‘historic’ BAPP SOP, and new initiatives like (shhhhh, it’s a secret) HerbTV.
From authentication and identification of botanicals to approached to establishing safety and efficacy, the 21st International Conference on the Science of Botanicals (ICSB) provides stakeholders in the botanicals space a unique opportunity to learn and...
A study analysing different mushroom-based supplements on the Italian market concludes more rigorous testing and quality control is required, after discovering widespread discrepancies between product composition and that stated on labels.
A new review by the ABC-AHP-NCNPR Botanical Adulterants Prevention Program (BAPP) highlights the most common types of adulteration plaguing the botanical supply chain and offers stakeholders a valuable resource to tackle this age-old problem.
Kriti Chaudhary manages sales, marketing and business development for one of the most experienced contract research organizations in the dietary supplement industry. With a passion for science and innovation, she is the Head of Business Development at...
For the last 40 years, the American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) has defended the safety of herbs and herbal ingredients and worked to ensure that herbal products remain accessible to our families, friends, and neighbors. As the industry has grown—through...
The Sports & Active Nutrition Summit 2023 is just two months away! Bridging the science and business of the sports and active nutrition categories, SANS is a must-attend event, and let us tell you why…
Senator Dick Durbin, D-IL, has called upon his colleagues to support the inclusion of Mandatory Product Listing language for dietary supplements into an omnibus funding bill that must be passed before mid December.
Supply chain issues appear to be easing for the herbal supplements sector, says Michael McGuffin, president of the American Herbal Products Association, but the key lesson from the past couple of years is that supply chain management is not simple.
The American Botanical Council has marked its 34th anniversary with the full debut of an open source document that responsible companies can use to prevent adulterated materials from finding their way into finished products.
The Consumer Healthcare Products Association is raising its profile in the dietary supplement industry, which included a second consecutive appearance at SupplySide West, a show the organization had not attended in the past.
A new paper reports a small number of cases of liver injury associated with turmeric supplements, but independent experts tell us that any such phenomena appear to be “rare”, and noted that the botanical has a low risk profile.
The ABC-AHP-NCNPR Botanical Adulterants Prevention Program (BAPP) has released its long-awaited Best Practices Standardized Operating Procedure (SOP) for the Disposal / Destruction of Irreparably Defective Articles (IDAs).
A recent Wall Street Journal article highlighted potential issues with the formulation and usage of gummy supplements with little attention given to the benefits of these products, the Council for Responsible Nutrition says.
Charlotte’s Web has passed a significant milestone by becoming the first CBD brand to enter into a partnership with Major League Baseball. it’s the first such sponsorship agreement for any CBD with a major sports league.
Consumers are increasingly aware of CFU on probiotic labels, but we may see more products using AFUs, a measure obtained using flow cytometry that is a fast, more accurate, and potentially cost-effective to traditional plate counts.