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ESSNA joins industry initiative to promote sustainability

By Nikki Hancocks

The European Specialist Sports Nutrition Alliance (ESSNA) has joined the EU Code of Conduct for Responsible Food Business and Marketing Practices to undertake tangible actions to contribute towards the industry’s inclusive and sustainable growth.

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CRN’s Mister: The precautionary principle is making a resurgence

By Stephen Daniells

The global dietary supplements industry must be aware of renewed use of the precautionary principle by regulators around the world, and combined with negative media creates a “constellation of factors is a recipe for concern”, CRN’s Steve Mister said...

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CRN: Gummy article harps on problems, ignores benefits

By Hank Schultz

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.

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Charlotte’s Web announces partnership with MLB

By Hank Schultz

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.

NutraCast: GHOST Lifestyle: Making transparency cool since 2016

NutraCast: GHOST Lifestyle: Making transparency cool since 2016

By Danielle Masterson

Dietary supplement manufacturers are required by law to disclose the ingredients inside the bottle, but in order to "protect the brand," they are allowed to hide the actual amounts. This combination of ingredients, known as “Proprietary blends"...

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NAC supplements back on Amazon

By Stephen Daniells

After a hiatus of over a year, Amazon is again selling NAC-containing dietary supplement products. The development was described as exciting by one industry trade association.

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Vetting suppliers becomes ever more crucial as US-China tensions rise

By Hank Schultz

Heightened US-China tensions have caused planners in all industrial sectors to reevaluate their sourcing arrangements. Stakeholders in the dietary supplement industry say having firm relationships with well-vetted suppliers is the best way to manage...

NutraCast: The fight to make cannabinoid therapy mainstream

NutraCast: The fight to make cannabinoid therapy mainstream

By Danielle Masterson

Through research, education, and grants, Realm of Caring is helping those in need of more information about cannabinoid therapies. The non-profit seeks to facilitate and encourage the mainstream acceptance of plant-powered therapies and serve healthcare...

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Top 8 takeaways from Regulatory Summit

By Danielle Masterson

This year’s Dietary Supplement Regulatory Summit in Washington, DC, featured updates and insights from top FDA officials, including the Office of Dietary Supplement Programs along with top stakeholders and industry experts. Here are a few key takeaways...

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CRN: Few firms will file NDIs under current guidance

By Hank Schultz

The Council for Responsible Nutrition said that persistent problems with FDA’s NDI Draft Guidance means that few firms likely will file new notifications during the recently announced amnesty window.

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FDA cites four more honey products for knockoff ED drugs

By Hank Schultz

The US Food and Drug Administration has sent warning letters to four companies marketing sexual enhancement supplements ostensibly based on honey but which contained undeclared ED drugs. The warning letters were part of a ongoing enforcement effort on...

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