Gluten Free

Chicago, IL—Since 2012, sales in the gluten-free (GF) food market have shot up 63%, according to a new report from Mintel called Gluten-Free Foods - US - September 2014. Yet a large number of consumers are skeptical of GF’s staying power, as the new report also found that 44% agreed with the statement, “gluten-free diets are a fad.”

For small business owners with limited marketing dollars, it’s a common conundrum: Should you focus your marketing budget on generating new customers, or should you focus your time and efforts into cultivating repeat customers? Which is going to have a stronger impact on the bottom line?

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Portland, OR—The vote on Measure 92 in Oregon’s November election, which would have required special labeling for genetically modified foods, was close enough to trigger a recount. But despite the glimmer of hope that recount provided to supporters of the measure and a last ditch lawsuit, the recount came up short of allowing the measure to pass.

Pharmavite, one of the U.S's largest manufacturers of vitamins, minerals, and dietary supplements, has acquired FoodState, makers of whole food supplements.

Northridge, CA—Pharmavite, one of the largest U.S. manufacturers of vitamins, minerals, and dietary supplements, has just acquired FoodState Inc.

A new study shows neither low-glycemic diets many not be able to help heart health and lower diabetes risk.

A new study of overweight and obese people has shown little difference in impact between low-glycemic and high-glycemic diets for improving cardiovascular health and lowering diabetes risk.

Martin Heinrich: A New Senate Leader for Supplements

Washington, D.C.—Sens. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and Tom Harkin (D-IA) recognized Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-NM) as a new leader in the Senate for protecting access to dietary supplements.

steroids in sports

On December 11, 2014, Congress passed the Designer Anabolic Steroid Control Act (DASCA), which is intended to protect consumers from anabolic steroids that are falsely promoted as sports supplements.

Irvine, CA—A new study published in The Journal of Aging Research and Clinical Practice suggests that a blend of glucosamine, chondroitin sulfate and calcium fructoborate (CFB) may be able to provide short-term relief for joint discomfort.