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NOW burnishes lab reputation with ISO imprimatur for certain tests

By Hank Schultz

Supplement manufacturer NOW has received ISO accreditation for its laboratories, an unusual step for an in house operation that the company says will put it in better stead to keep up with new retailer requirements such as those put forth by Amazon.

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CRN's petition sets 180-day deadline for resolution of NAC issue

By Hank Schultz

The Council for Responsible Nutrition has filed a citizen’s petition with FDA requesting that the Agency reverse its decision that the ingredient NAC is not legal for use in dietary supplements. CRN states that FDA’s ruling on the matter, voiced in warning...

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Bipartisan Senate CBD bill introduced

By Hank Schultz

A US Senate bill to specifically allow the use of CBD and other hemp derivatives in dietary supplements and foods has been introduced with bipartisan sponsorship. The bill also enjoys broad support within the industry.

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Pyatt returns with plant based line planned to launch with GNC

By Hank Schultz

Sports nutrition veteran Brad Pyatt is launching a new company focused on plant-based nutrition. The first brick and mortar retail partner will be GNC, which itself is emerging from a bankruptcy sale to Chinese company Harbin.

Probiota Americas 2021: Early bird discount expires this week

IPAWC + Probiota Americas 2021: Early bird discount expires this week

By Stephen Daniells

From the potential of artificial intelligence and CRISPR to modulate the microbiome to the science around probiotics and prebiotics and immune function and the changing retail landscape, the upcoming IPA World Congress + Probiota Americas is not to be...

AHPA's McGuffin on DSHEA 2.0, CBD's path forward, and more

AHPA's McGuffin on DSHEA 2.0, CBD's path forward, and more

By Stephen Daniells

While AHPA supports H.R.841, the association wishes FDA “would do its job and establish a legal pathway [for hemp and CBD], but they haven’t,” said Michael McGuffin. “Something needs to happen.”

CRN’s Mister on the best solution for CBD, DSHEA 2.0, and more

CRN’s Mister on the best solution for CBD, DSHEA 2.0, and more

By Stephen Daniells

The Hemp and Hemp-Derived CBD Consumer Protection and Market Stabilization Act represents ‘the best way’ to deal with the hemp-CBD issue for dietary supplements, says CRN’s Steve Mister, and once that’s clarified then the FDA and industry can address...

NutraCast: Compliance amid a pandemic with CRO NutraSource

NutraCast: Compliance amid a pandemic with CRO NutraSource

By Danielle Masterson

Nutrasource, a Canada-based contract research organization, quickly adapted to the pandemic by implementing regulations and best practices to continue running human trials. The company’s president and CEO, Will Rowe, and Josh Baisley, VP of clinical...

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Roundup by experts puts to rest common creatine misconceptions

By Hank Schultz

A new paper authored by experts in creatine supplementation seeks to dispel some long standing misconceptions about this legacy sports nutrition ingredient. Among the concerns addressed are water retention, kidney damage, baldness and others.

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ABC: 2020 saw soaring sales but rising supply and adulteration concerns, too

By By Mark Blumenthal, founder and executive director of the American Botanical Council

The year 2020 has been unprecedented in the lives of all people — including those currently involved in the global botanical research communities as well as those involved in global and domestic trade of botanical raw materials, extracts, essential oils,...

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CHPA outlines new trajectory for supplement industry in 2021

By John Troup, PhD, Vice President for Scientific Affairs and Dietary Supplements, Consumer Healthcare Products Association

John Troup, PhD, Vice President for Scientific Affairs and Dietary Supplements, Consumer Healthcare Products Association, argues that 2020 was a historic year for the dietary supplement industry. Unprecedented demand and the market distortions caused...

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