Washington, D.C.—The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine released a report on May 17 examining the health, environmental, economic and other effects of genetically modified organisms (GMOs). The committee conducting the study used evidence accrued over the past two decades, examining approximately 900 research and other publications, hearings from 80 speakers at three public meetings and 15 public webinars, and reading over 700 comments from the public in their assessment of the purported negative and positive effects of GMOs.

CRN’s Regulatory Summit, Akshay Kapoor

At CRN’s May 5th Regulatory Summit, Akshay Kapoor, MSPH, a former Senior Health Policy Advisor to Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham, shared “Breaking the Gridlock: Regulation of Dietary Supplements in the United States," which proposes a comprehensive pathway for reforming the dietary supplement market.

CRN’s Regulatory Summit, Richard L. Cleland,

While at CRN’s May 5th Regulatory Summit, Richard L. Cleland, assistant director of the Division of Advertising Practices in the Bureau of Consumers Protection at the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), provided an update on FTC’s guides on native advertising and social media marketing opportunities.

Vitamin Connection

Recently, there have been several important discoveries about vitamin E. Last month, we discussed a little about the public’s concept of the health roles of vitamin E and asked leading vitamin E expert Maret Traber, Ph.D., to discuss some basics about our needs for vitamin E. As a starter, Dr. Traber reviewed her scientifically “game-changing” research on the human tocopherol transport protein (TTP) and why the only form of vitamin E with a significant role in human health is alpha-tocopherol.

Aker BioMarine Antarctic US, Inc. now offers Superba 2, developed with Flexitech technology. The patented technology allows Aker BioMarine to up-concentrate krill oil’s beneficial components (such as phospholipids and omega-3s) while removing the salts that can lead to unpleasant odors and taste. Like all Superba products, Superba 2 is certified 100% sustainable and traceable.

CuvitusXSTO Solutions now offers Cuvitus, a whole fruit extract from cucumbers (Cucumis sativus) intended to support muscle and joint soreness after exercise. Says the firm, “Working metabolically to reduce TNF-alpha and other cytokines, Cuvitus can be used in pre and post work out supplements as well as joint health products to support active, healthy lifestyles.”

PLT HealthPLT Health Solutions, Inc. has introduced a water-soluble version of 5-LOXIN (Boswellia serrata). AquaLOX has a similar pharmacokinetic profile to 5-LOXIN, which is clinically demonstrated to improve joint comfort and protect against cartilage degradation. AquaLOX has a pleasant taste profile, which is useful for chews, gummies, stick-packs, shots and more.

supplier briefs

News and notes from industry suppliers.

Mainline Concepts Intl’ LLC offers Bio Follicle HSS 3 Step, a new vegan and organic system for healthy hair growth. These products include a sulfate-free aromatherapy shampoo and conditioner in rosemary and mint scent as well as a spray. Active ingredients include rosemary, cayenne and tea tree herbs.