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Organic & Natural Health launches omega-3 field study

By Stephen Daniells

The Organic and Natural Health Association has launched a consumer education campaign to encourage consumers to test their omega-3 levels to identify supplementation needs, following on from the success of its “Power of D” campaign.

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GNC reportedly to file suit over banned Super Bowl ad

By Hank Schultz

GNC reportedly is considering filing suit over the NFL's rejection of the company's Super Bowl ad. While the rejection has been called hypocritical, a sports consultant said he wasn't surprised. 

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13 things we learned from the IPA’s DC Workshop

By Stephen Daniells

From market sizing to the positions from FDA and FTC on NDIs and claims substantiation, the International Probiotic Association’s DC workshop succeeded in providing a venue for sharing knowledge and expertise.

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Special Edition: Botanicals

Turmeric leads the charge as herbal sales continue to bloom

By Stephen Daniells

With 118% growth in the mass channel and 32% growth in the natural channel, turmeric/curcumin was the stand-out ingredient in 2015, with overall sales for the ingredient exceeding $50 million in mass & natural channels.

Herbalife now free to pursue in-house manufacturing goal

Herbalife now free to pursue in-house manufacturing goal

By Hank Schultz

Nutrition giant Herbalife followed a winding road to the payment of a $200 million fine and an FTC-mandated restructuring.  The network marketing company, with more than $4.5 billion revenue in 2015, can now move forward on its mission of business expansion...

AMA warns members about rise of nootropics

AMA warns members about rise of nootropics

By Hank Schultz

A new policy by the American Medical Association on nootropics once again highlights the blurred edges of what can legitimately be called a ‘dietary supplement.’

Experts dispute notion that DSHEA hamstrung FDA

Experts dispute notion that DSHEA hamstrung FDA

By Hank Schultz

Despite the tenor of a recent meeting of ex FDA commissioners, DSHEA didn’t tie the hands of federal regulators, experts contacted by NutraIngredients-USA have said.

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Experts react to ‘waste of money’ headlines against probiotics

By Adi Menayang

A recent article posted on The Daily Beast went with the headline “Probiotics Are a Waste of Money for Healthy Adults.” The story itself is based on findings from a Danish study. We reached out to some people in the industry and academia for a second...

Tomorrow! NutraIngredients-USA's Omega-3 Forum

Tomorrow! NutraIngredients-USA's Omega-3 Forum

Experts from GOED, NBTY, Wiley’s Finest, Cornell University, and will discuss the market forces, science, supply chain, and future opportunities in omega-3s in a FREE forum hosted by NutraIngredients-USA.

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