Washington, D.C.—The scaffolding surrounding the U.S. Capitol building’s dome, part of an ongoing restoration, served as a fitting backdrop for the 18th annual Natural Products Day, hosted on March 24 by the Natural Product Association (NPA). Like the dome project, the industry’s efforts on Capitol Hill are meant to build strength and stability, and for that much support is needed.

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Albany, NY—New York Attorney General (NYAG) Eric T. Schneiderman is continuing his unfounded assault on the herbal supplements industry. Schneiderman along with Indiana’s AG Greg Zoeller assembled an interstate coalition of AGs that are calling for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to have greater oversight of the herbal supplements industry.

NeoCell Helps Over One Million Children in Vitamin Angels Partnership

Irvine, CA—The four-year partnership between supplement maker NeoCell and the Vitamin Angels non-profit has reached a huge milestone, having raised enough money to help more than 1,200,000 children around the world.

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The controversy surrounding the New York Attorney General (NYAG)’s assessment of herbal supplements on the market continues.

WholeFoods Magazine Partners with NaturalIndustryJobs.com

South Plainfield, NJ— People looking for jobs in our industry have a new resource following a partnership between WholeFoods Magazine and NaturalIndustryJobs.com.

You buy organic and natural foods every week. But do you know the difference between the two? Here’s a primer about what the terms mean (and don’t mean).

This month, we continue our conversation with Andrea Rosanoff, Ph.D., about the great importance of the mineral magnesium. In Part One (February 2015), we discussed the importance of magnesium for producing the energy needed for most of the body’s life processes. In Part Two (March 2015), we chatted about how magnesium is needed for the utilization of vitamin D, itself an extremely important vitamin/hormone. This biochemical importance begs the question: Does magnesium make a measurable difference in terms of health and longevity? This month, Dr. Rosanoff discusses the role of magnesium and longevity.

The drug companies had a problem. They always have a problem, but this one looked huge. For some time, a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) whistleblower had been helping Brian Hooker, Ph.D., uncover data manipulation by the CDC that showed deliberate suppression of scientific evidence linking autism to vaccines among African-American babies.

In early February, consumers who bought herbal supplements in New York were left wondering, “Was that really St. John’s Wort in my bottle?” NY Attorney General (NYAG) Eric T. Schneiderman announced DNA testing of herbal supplements purchased at GNC, Target, Walmart and Walgreens, produced unfavorable results. The active herbs were not found in the tested products, and filler herbs were used in their place, the NYAG stated. Based on the results, he insisted through cease-and-desist letters that the tested herbal products be pulled from shelves.