Vitamin D

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April Launch Pad: Kids, stress-management in focus

By Danielle Masterson

This month's new offerings address a variety of needs specifically for kids, including a new hydration pouch, probiotics for dental health and protein for growing bodies. For the adults, April was all about stress management, with ingredients like...

Kappa Bioscience on D3+K2: 'The perfect pair'

Kappa Bioscience on D3+K2: 'The perfect pair'

By Danielle Masterson

As immune health remains top of mind, vitamin D supplementation has gained wide attention. During an interview at SupplySide East, Crystal Webber, RD, senior sales manager at Kappa Bioscience, said the sunshine vitamin works best with a lesser known nutrient.

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Study explores kidney-related benefits of vitamin D

By Danielle Masterson

The effect of vitamin D supplementation on kidney health is still unclear. A recent large-scale study in a population with prediabetes did not find marked differences between vitamin D and placebo groups, but a urine protein measure suggested a potential...

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Vitamin D not effective in easing IBS discomfort

By Danielle Masterson

Stomach cramps, bloating, diarrhea and constipation—Today, most doctors recognize symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). However, standardized criteria to diagnose the condition didn't exist until the 1980s.

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April new product roundup

By Danielle Masterson

Spray delivery systems, CBN, and the sleep category lead this month's wellness wave.

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Bolstering immune health during the vaccination process

By Danielle Masterson

The United States is the first country to administer 150 million COVID-19 vaccine doses, setting the nation up to meet President Biden's goal of administering 200 million shots in his first 100 days in office. One company is seeking to capitalize...

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Brands weigh in on launching immune support in crowded space

By Danielle Masterson

They were already gaining traction pre-pandemic, and now, products in the immune support category are continuing to pop up everywhere—from elderberry water to CBD gummies to dairy-based probiotics. We spoke with a few brands who launched their own immune...

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FDA cites Mercola for alleged COVID-19 treatment claims

By Hank Schultz

Among three warning letters sent recently to dietary supplement marketers over alleged COVID-19 treatment claims was one headline name: Dr Joseph Mercola. FDA alleges he claimed several supplement products can treat or prevent viral infections.

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Postmenopausal sun exposure may be harmful

By Danielle Masterson

At doctor visits, women are often asked to list their dietary supplements and medications. But what about the time they spend soaking up vitamin D?

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Study links microbiome diversity to active vitamin D level

By Nikki Hancocks

The gut microbiome's diversity is strongly linked to levels of active vitamin D in older men, according to new research, suggesting that the body's ability to metabolise vitamin D may be more important than the amount stored.

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