Nature’s Plus now offers Animal Parade Sugar Free Chewable vitamins in the shapes of animals. The vitamins are sweetened with xylitol, and come in varieties such as Multi-Vitamin and Mineral, Vitamin C, Vitamin D3 500 IU and Calcium.

Nordic Naturals presents the Daily Omega line of fish oil products that are convenient to use. There are two different products for adults in this line (Daily DHA with 450 mg of DHA; Daily Omega with vitamin D3, offering 500 mg of EPA/DHA), and one for children (Daily Omega Kids with 275 of EPA/DHA). The soft gels come in a strawberry flavor for children, and either a strawberry or lemon flavor for adults.

Contract manufacturer Paragon Laboratories is celebrating a milestone this year: its 40th anniversary.

Rockville, MD—The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has developed a new tool where adverse events from dietary supplements can be reported.

A branded cranberry extract (PACran from Decas Botanical Synergies) was showed in a clinical trial to help prevent urinary tract infections (UTIs) in women. Results from the study were presented at the most recent PhytoPharm conference in Nuremberg.

News and notes from industry suppliers.

Will recent events cut the number of dietary supplements available in half and increase the cost of those that remain? Do we need to take action again? A couple of recent events remind me of a discussion we had with Constitutional Attorney Jonathan W. Emord, Esq., in October 2003 about action being required to protect everyone’s health. We called upon the wisdom of Thomas Jefferson and others.

Everyone with even an ounce of common sense has grave concerns about the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)’s “Draft Guidance for Industry: Dietary Supplements: New Dietary Ingredient Notifications and Related Issues,” which was released last July. This Agency sprang this trap on both industry and consumers without seeking any prior input from us at all. It had almost 17 years to seek our opinion before coming out with this document, and then decided to give us a miserly 90 days to respond with our comments, which period was just extended by an additional two months. Why should we be concerned about this document?

Australia is synonymous with boomerangs, crocodiles and kangaroos. Tea tree oil (TTO) is another offering that is associated with this country, as Australians have used TTO for centuries. Today, TTO is used for everything from dandruff care to wound care.