Dr Oz giveth and he taketh away. That seems to be the recent message in the calcium space, where sales of the mineral have staggered under negative mentions by the good doctor and questions in the broader medical community about how much calcium is a...
A company that started with an effort to help an injured relative has morphed into a dietary supplement ingredient supplier offering what the founder says is the “world’s first biocompatible copper chelate.”
A new warning letter from FDA for a company manufacturing products that contained only 5% of declared nutrient levels shows that the agency is stepping up its testing of finished products, say industry experts.
Used in cigarette filters, as a corrosive, pigment and in the manufacture of rubber and concrete, zinc forms like zinc oxide and zinc suphate are also important nutrients for physiological wellbeing. And 18 new European Union health claims – the most...
Given the maturity of the market for calcium supplements and calcium-fortified foods and beverages, there is a surprising amount of innovation both in raw ingredients and finished products, say market experts.
A new selenium-enriched garlic product from Sabinsa is now available for inclusion in dietary supplement formulations in the United States after the Food and Drug Administration filed New Dietary Ingredient notification for the company’s latest offering.
The American Herbal Products Association is backing two bills
introduced to Congress to expand the use of food stamps to include
nutritional supplements, as well to provide tax breaks for some
The UK has made public its response to the EC discussion document
on vitamin and mineral levels, in which it adheres strongly to the
approach of its Export Group on Vitamins and Minerals (EMV) and
recommends it be applied to the EU...
The board of the UK's Food Standards Agency yesterday agreed the
draft response to the EC discussion document on vitamin and mineral
levels with only minor changes, paving the way to approval of the
final response by government...
The directors of the consumer group, Consumers For Health Choice
(CHC), have released their final version of the comments submitted
to the European Commission regarding the Maximum and Minimum
Permitted Levels for Vitamins and Minerals...
Consumers must be able to make an informed choice about the
vitamins and minerals they consume in supplements and functional
foods, FSA stakeholders stressed at the first of two meetings to
help the agency formulate a response to...
China's massive drive to reduce the damage done by vitamin and
mineral deficiency, particularly to children, is paying rich
dividends for its economy, say children's charity UNICEF and the
Chinese Ministry of Health.
Leiner Health Products, a leading manufacturer of store brand
vitamins, minerals, and nutritional supplements, has seen a solid
financial performance in the first quarter of fiscal 2005 as its
new capital structure came into play.
The majority of US citizens are still not sure which dietary
supplements they should be taking, according to a national survey
released today by San Diego based Life Force International (LFI), a
manufacturer of liquid whole food natural...
A lack of basic vitamins and minerals is damaging the health of
one-third of the world's people and holding back the economic
development of virtually every country in the southern hemisphere,
claims a new report presented to...
Supplement industry trade association the Council for Responsible
Nutrition has urged the Food and Drug Administration and the
Federal Trade Commission to take action against "outrageous
marketing claims" for the dietary...
Insufficient intake of minerals iron, zinc and calcium in the diet
can lead to unhealthy increases in cadmium uptake in the kidney and
liver, according to scientists from the USDA's Agricultural
News that nutritional supplements such as vitamin E may be able to
stop prostate cancer before it starts has been praised as
"tremendously significant" by scientists, according to Foods
for the Future.
The decision this week to remove a provision from the proposed US
Farm Bill which would have made nutritional supplements more widely
available to those people with the lowest incomes has been strongly
criticised by industry association...