How do dietary supplement sales fare during the cold and flu season? Latest numbers from Nielsen show that - as you would expect - immunity claims, from tablets to teas, enjoy a surge in sales during the colder months.
The use of complementary and alternative medicine, including dietary supplements and teas is increasing, with 89% of Hispanic women and and 81% of non-Hispanic white women reporting that they use the products, says a new survey.
China’s Premier Li Keqiang says Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) manufacturers should look to develop mainstream dietary supplements using Western medical knowledge in order to boost export potential.
The Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine has recognized the significant contributions of Michael Smith, B.Pharm., ND to the advancement of naturopathic medicine and natural health product regulation in Canada and around the world with an honorary...
The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) has announced the winners of its 2015 AHPA Awards for individuals and companies making substantive, positive contributions to the herbal products industry.
The transformation of Rainbow Light mirrors that of the herbal industry as a whole, the company's new director of integrative science says. Christopher Hobbs, a fairly newly-minted PhD, has worked with the firm as a formulator from the beginning...
The United Natural Products Alliance has announced memorandums of understanding with seven organizations and associations as part of a move to transform itself into more of an organization bringing together thought leaders across the spectrum of the natural...
The American Herbal Products Association has suggested changes to a Canadian government draft monograph on Tradition Chinese Medicine and recommends a more thorough process to review the document, the group said recently.
Dispatches from the UNPA 20th anniversary celebration, Salt Lake City
While many doctors remain suspicious of ‘natural’ medicine, a growing number now accept that there are compelling alternatives to leading drugs that are supported by just as much scientific evidence, without the nasty side effects, says one leading player...
The National Institutes of Health’s National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) has launched a new online resource about complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) for health care providers.
Industry has slammed a study in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology that highlighted dangers of cardiovascular disease patients using herbal products and called for drug-like laws to apply to the herbal sector.
The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) has a key role to play in developing biomarkers and a novel, multi-system testing methods, says the Council For Responsible Nutrition (CRN).
Complementary and Alternative Medicines (CAM) are moving into the mainstream with four out of ten Americans using some form of CAM in 2007 and sales approaching $34bn, according to a US government agency market scan.
In a case that furthers the polemic surrounding regulatory
structure of the dietary industry, the American Herbal Products
Association (AHPA) has issued comments to the US Food & Drug
Administration (FDA) urging the agency to...
The credibility of traditional Chinese medicine has been called
into question by a contentious bill that has passed to a second
reading in the Ontario legislative assembly in Canada, with
professional associations polarized over the...
A study into the use of complementary and alternative medicine
(CAM) to alleviate insomnia may provide supplement-makers with
useful data on consumers who may use their products, and serve as a
basis for future research on their effectiveness.
The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) has
issued an opinion paper on the herbal alternatives for HRT, and
concludes that not only are they less effective than the regular
treatment, but some may be harmful.
Ginseng, one of the most well known traditional herbals, may
improve survival rates and quality of life for breast cancer
patients, suggests a study based in China, but experts have urged
caution over the results.
This week's warnings on the black cohosh and potential liver damage
may be the first time many general practitioners have heard of the
herbal, says complementary health expert, underscoring the need for
doctors to be aware of...
Studies presented at the North American Research Conference on
Complementary and Integrative Medicine point to the medical
establishment's growing interest in alternative therapies -
counterbalancing recent denouncements against...
A letter sent by senior doctors in the UK to health care trusts
urging that NHS funds are spent only on evidence-based medicines
has sparked furious debate about the role of complementary and
alternative medicines (CAM) in the modern...
A new study into the ability of mistletoe to decrease the
reoccurrence of tumors in bladder cancer patients seems to show
that it is as effective as the most common conventional approach,
but without the side effects. But scientific...
Over-50s are bigger users of alternative medicine than other age
groups, with 71 percent saying they turned to at least one of six
forms (herbal medicine, acupuncture, chiropractor, massage therapy,
breathing exercises or meditation)...
More than a third of cancer patients in Europe use complementary
and alternative medicine (CAM), most often to increase their body's
ability to fight the disease, reveals the first Europe-wide study
of alternative medicine use.
The Institute of Medicine of the National Academies (IOM) has
called on Congress to amend the Dietary Supplement Health and
Education Act (DSHEA) and hold complementary and alternative
therapies to the same standard as conventional...
More than one third of US adults use complementary and alternative
medicine, according to a new nationwide government survey, with
almost 20 per cent of these taking natural products, such as herbs
or other botanicals.