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Guest article

CBD, regulatory creep, and continued growth top AHPA's 2019 high points

By Michael McGuffin, president, American Herbal Products Association

Questions surrounding the hemp/CBD trade, a recognition of the continued popularity of herbal supplements, and a casting a wary eye toward regulatory creep topped the list of 2019 concerns for the American Herbal Products Association.

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From the editor's desk

Wild ride over past decade shapes view of coming frenetic year

By Hank Schultz

The dietary supplement industry is a crazy quilt that marries the sublime to the ridiculous and includes players of the highest moral and intellectual standards as well as those participating in the basest grubbing for money.

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Guest article

'The Running Man': In search of Probiotic utopia

By George Paraskevakos, Executive Director, International Probiotics Association

The question came to me this past year: Why do my year end reviews resonate with film titles? The simple answer is I always draw parallel situations from film to my own life’s journey; and this year’s title couldn’t be more appropriate.

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News in brief

Sabinsa gets patent on LactoSpore’s mood benefits

By Hank Schultz

Sabinsa has announced a new patent, this one for the effect of its Lactospore probiotic in the suppression depression symptoms in consumers suffering from gut health issues.

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Editor's Spotlight

FDA needs new tools in face of CBD explosion, official says

By Hank Schultz

FDA needs new tools to effectively deal with an expanding supplement marketplace, according to agency official Lowell Schiller. This is especially true when contemplating the flood of CBD products, with many more yet to come.

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BAPP’s adulterated materials SOP nearing final form

By Hank Schultz

The Botanical Adulterants Prevention Program is nearing the final stage of its initiative to offer industry a way to keep adulterated materials from turning up in finished goods on the shelf.

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