astaxanthin NAXA

Salt Lake City, UT—The Natural Algae Astaxanthin Association (NAXA), headquartered in Salt Lake City, UT, has expanded its verification program to include retail product testing.

senpa

New Port Richey, FL—Building upong the success of its 2015 event, Southeast Natural Products Association (SENPA) is again visiting several cities with its Strategies for Success Road Show and Education event.

renew life clorox

Palm Harbor, FL—The Clorox Co. has purchased digestive health specialist Renew Life for $290 million.

hain reorganize

Uniondale, NY—The Hain Celestial Group, headquartered here, recently announced plans to reorganize the company in an effort to make “a stronger combined company by optimizing synergies, reducing investment in certain businesses and consolidating some functions to ensure the long-term health of the new Hain Celestial Group.”

k2

An 11-year study published in Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology suggests a deficiency in vitamin K leads to an increased risk of coronary heart disease.

climate change

New York, NY—On April 22, diplomats from 167 countries met to sign the climate accord reached this past December in Paris. The goal of the accord, established by the world's governments in 2009, is to limit the planet's warming to less than 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit), ideally limiting it to 1.5 degrees. Despite the signing, 55 countries representing 55% of global greenhouse gas emissions must first present formal ratification documents before the agreement can take effect, which may take a few years (1).

Cranberry Monograph

Scotts Valley, CA—The American Herbal Pharmacopoeia’s recently published a 96-page monograph on cranberry, including information about standards for analysis, quality, control and therapeutics.