Quality Assurance

© Mariya Mastepanova / Getty Images

NOW raises red flags after creatine gummy testing

By Asia Sherman

In its latest round of supplement policing, natural product manufacturer NOW reported that half the creatine gummy brands it tested failed to meet dosage claim on label. This was not the only red flag raised.

©Getty Images - FTiare

Most glutathione brands bought on Amazon pass NOW’s tests

By Hank Schultz

NOW has released its latest round of testing of products sold on Amazon and found that the glutathione supplements it bought were of reasonable quality, though some failures in potency and purity were still observed.

NOW Health Group photo

NOW burnishes lab reputation with ISO imprimatur for certain tests

By Hank Schultz

Supplement manufacturer NOW has received ISO accreditation for its laboratories, an unusual step for an in house operation that the company says will put it in better stead to keep up with new retailer requirements such as those put forth by Amazon.

Getty Images

Guest article

ONHA’s view: Don’t let strong sales in 2019 obscure important issues

By Karen Howard, CEO and Executive Director of Organic & Natural Health Association

Successful evaluation of the progress or travails of 2019 requires more than measuring growth in dietary supplements sales, which by that measure alone indicates we had a banner year.

© iStock/frentusha

Guest article

Probiotics go mainstream at Expo West

By George Paraskevakos, Executive Director of the International Probiotics Association

Probiotics have truly arrived. From Dr. Oz earlier this year, to the Natural Product Expo West show in Anaheim, one might say it is the invasion of the microorganism armies.  As I walked the floor at NPEW this year and looked at all the exhibitors from...


Follow us


View more


Featured Suppliers