Sports nutrition marketing of the female athlete has come a long way as the industry embraces representing her as strong and powerful image rather than skinny and sexy, says Dr. Susan Kleiner, founder of High Performance Nutrition, and director of science...
There has been a lot of talk over the years about there being ‘two’ dietary supplement industries. One that plays by the rules, one that doesn’t. But it’s wise not to forget in that discussion the entrepreneurial drive that made this a thriving industry...
The Natural Products Association credits a grass roots pressure campaign with forestalling the advance of two troublesome Illinois State measures. One affects weight management supplements and the other CBD businesses.
The majority of the 48 most widely sold retail EPA/DHA omega-3 dietary supplements on the US market are of good quality, according to a new analysis by GOED that the trade groups calls “a timely snapshot of product quality in the US”.
A paper published today in a prominent medical journal asserts that the law governing dietary supplements is no longer adequate to protect consumers and sweeping changes are needed to keep potentially dangerous new ingredients off the market.
Hemp-derived CBD brands Charlotte’s Web and Infinite Product Co. have both been hit with proposed class action lawsuits filed in California that allege they misled consumers by marketing their products as dietary supplements when FDA has specifically...
A new study from Dr Pieter Cohen has revealed the presence of piracetam, a drug that is not approved for use by the FDA, in cognitive enhancement products labeled as dietary supplements, strengthening calls by stakeholders for a mandatory product registry...
Shoppers believe probiotics provide great health benefits and they want to consume them through food and drink beyond the refrigerator aisle, according to a new survey of more than 11,000 consumers across the world.
Recent comments by Bill Gates supporting probiotics and ways to modulate the microbiome to help tackle malnutrition are hugely significant, says the executive director of the International Probiotics Association (IPA).
Before rushing into an amendment of DSHEA it’s wise to consider how the law has already been modified and how full enforcement of those provisions might accomplish what the modification advocates have in mind, a trade organization cautions.
“There’s a new idea emerging that if you have a lot of followers on Instagram and you have a six pack then you are an authority on nutrition and health,” sports nutrition professionals were warned during a nutrition myth-busting conference held in Ireland...
A recent article in the Wall Street Journal has caused consternation among stakeholders in the probiotics space. Why? Well, for an article written by an MD and cancer researcher it’s as unscientific as it is potentially damaging.
As widely predicted, the plaintiff’s bar has turned its attention to the burgeoning CBD category with a series of lawsuits alleging that products contain “significantly lower levels of CBD than advertised.”
Trade body Natural Health Products New Zealand has called for the removal of a research paper which claimed that six out of 10 of the country’s best-selling fish oil products contained less omega-3 fatty acids than what was stated.
Trade body Complementary Medicines Australia (CMA) has reassured the safety of Australian made supplements but cautioned against the online purchase of overseas products, amid ongoing doping saga involving national swimmer Shayna Jack.
With the increasing globalization of the supply chain, companies will have to look to their own in house capabilities to protect themselves and their consumers from contaminated products. That’s the essence of self regulation in any case.
An amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) introduced to Congress would require the creation of a reporting system for adverse events that may be associated with dietary supplements use in the military. Trade group CRN is pushing back,...
A study on professional athletes competing in Olympic sports has found that the players think they know more about supplements and nutrition than they actually do. The researchers called for more education and monitoring by coaches to inform correct supplement...
Editor's Spotlight: Notes from Nutrition 2019 in Baltimore, June 8-11
Is there a role for cannabis and its derivatives to play in our food system, perhaps as part of a healthy, well-balanced diet? Scientists explored the question at the recent Nutrition 2019 conference in Baltimore.
More than 60% of probiotic supplements in the US may lack sufficient information on their labels to allow consumers to make informed decisions, according to a new study led by Dr Dan Merenstein from Georgetown University Medical Center.
Early returns from the FDA meeting on CBD regulation give a glimpse of the complexity of the regulatory questions, which might stretch the timeline for a new legal framework to extent beyond which many in the industry would find acceptable.
Two nutrition scientists who became angry about the number of social media celebs with more influence than health experts have created a network to empower their colleagues to have a real impact on the future of nutrition.
A new force is shaping the dietary supplement market, one that operates largely outside of normal industry channels. The growth of the online sales channel, and brands that operate exclusively in that space, is an increasingly powerful force.