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FTC issues refunds in case of pain relief supplement

By Hank Schultz

The Federal Trade Commission has issued refunds in a case brought against an herbal based pain relief supplement that the Commission alleged had insufficient backing for its claims.

In India, turmeric is grown by thousands of small holding farmers.  Much of this year's crop had already been harvested and shipped before the disease crisis hit. NutraIngredients-USA photo


Curcumin supply escapes worst of coronavirus supply disruptions

By Hank Schultz

The rapid shutdown of Indian society to combat the coronavirus crisis has inconvenienced manufacturers of curcumin ingredients, but thus far has not put a critical dent in inventories, suppliers say.

Curcumin is the active ingredient derived from the roots of the turmeric plant.  NutraIngredients-USA photo.

Curcumin cuts brain inflammation in rat cell model

By Hank Schultz

The inflammation quelling aspects of curcumin have been studied for years. New research suggests the ingredient can cut a specific form of inflammation associated with memory loss in neurodegenerative conditions.

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Ayurvedic product line aims to work in harmony with keto dieters

By Danielle Masterson

Whether it’s a sign of dissatisfaction with conventional Western medicine, or a more holistic preference, Ayurvedic ingredients like turmeric and ashwagandha are entering into the diets of mainstream North American consumers.

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2018 HerbalGram Herb Market Report

CBD supplement sales rocket to take top spot in the US natural channel

By Stephen Daniells

With 332% growth year-on-year and $52 million in sales, cannabidiol (CBD) has taken the top spot as the best-selling herbal supplement in the natural channel, according to the 2018 HerbalGram Herb Market Report by the American Botanical Council.

RCT data backs supplement for joint pain benefits

RCT data backs supplement for joint pain benefits

By Nathan Gray

A commercial dietary supplement marketed for joint pain has been backed to alleviate joint pain severity and reduce dificulties in performing day to day tasks, according to a new study.

Curcumin may protect premature infants' lungs: Study

Curcumin may protect premature infants' lungs: Study

By Nathan Gray

Intake of curcumin – the natural pigment that gives the spice turmeric its yellow colour – may provide long-term protection against potentially deadly lung damage in premature infants, according to new research.

Curcumin is a powerful anti-inflammatory found in turmeric

EuroPharma to launch probe into synthetic vs natural curcumin

By Elaine Watson

EuroPharma is planning to launch a probe into commercially available curcumin supplements to establish whether products purporting to contain exclusively natural extracts in fact contain cheaper, synthetic raw materials.

Turmeric is safe, says Sabinsa

Turmeric is safe, says Sabinsa

By Shane Starling

New Jersey-based botanicals player, Sabinsa Coprporation, has published a paper in defense of its turmeric extract after the herb’s safety was questioned in an article published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.


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