The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is standing by its 2007 proposed rule that denies certain nutrient content claims for foods and supplements that contain DHA, EPA and ALA. This final rule inks the agency’s thinking on the matter without any substantive changes from the 2007 publication.

New York, NY—Ingredient Marketplace (formerly SupplySide MarketPlace) is coming to New York City’s Jacob Javits Center early this month, June 2–3.

Edison, NJ—White matter lesions (WMLs) of the brain that partially obstruct blood flow are associated with problems like stroke and cognitive decline and could be linked to future stroke risk. A new study, published in Stroke, suggests that a full-spectrum palm-derived mixed tocotrienol complex (Tocomin SupraBio, from Carotech, based here) may help.

Flip-flops? Check. Beach towel? Check. Hazardous chemicals masquerading as sun protection? Check! Your customers may think they’re protecting their skin by packing that drug store SPF 50 product, but  questionable ingredients should make them think twice. Ensure your customers enjoy the summer sun safely with these natural sun care products.

Sheer Moisture Lip Tints from Mineral Fusion are 100% vegetarian and the all-natural color comes entirely from minerals. The lip tint is available in eight sheer shades and has a natural vanilla mint flavor. Made with cocoa butter and a lip-firming peptide for lasting moisture. Mineral Fusion products are free of gluten, parabens, SLS, phthalates, artificial colors and synthetic fragrances. The company offers a full range of shampoos, conditioners, body lotions, body washes and skin care products.

There’s a transformation underway in the natural retailing community. After decades of strong leadership, many pioneering retailers are scaling back their duties or passing the reins of their stores to the next generation of retailers—some family members, others young entrepreneurs. At the same time, we’re seeing stores grow from the ground up under the guidance of young owners who are new to natural or retailing or both.

Prostate health is an important consideration for all men. In fact, about one man in every seven is diagnosed with prostate cancer during his lifetime (1).

Wiley’s Finest Wild Alaskan Fish Oil launched Prenatal DHA, which provides 600 mg of DHA and 120 mg of EPA per two small softgel serving. The product is certified by the NSF International Public Health & Safety Company to ensure the product meets the dose claimed on the label and is free from environmental contaminants.

NeoCell launched NeoCell Biotin Bursts soft chews, which deliver 10,000 mcg of biotin in each chew. Chews support healthy hair, skin and nails, and help fight free radicals. Biotin Bursts come in a Brazilian acai berry flavor and are free of gluten, soy and artificial ingredients. A serving size of one chew contains only 20 calories.