For those unfamiliar with the term, in the context of oceanography, a gyre refers to any large system of rotating currents in Earth’s oceans. There are five primary gyres, from which the environmental group 5 Gyres takes its name. A new partnership has been formed in support of this group’s mission, which is to “research and communicate about the global impact of plastic pollution in the world’s oceans.” Supplement company Rainbow Light now sponsors 5 Gyres, as its team embarks this month on its next sailing expedition.

What’s Selling is our monthly look at what our retailers are saying is selling best in their stores. This month, we’ve compiled our data since April to see what consumers are drawn to this quarter.

Washington, D.C.—The Natural Products Association (NPA) recently installed Daniel Fabricant, Ph.D., as its new executive director and CEO. He returns to NPA after serving as the director of the Division of Dietary Supplement Programs at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for three years.

Little Rock, AK—At the request of state leaders, Nourish America has mobilized to deliver aid in the wake of the recent tornadoes that hit six Southeastern states, killing 36 and injuring many others. To help provide said aid, the non-profit is reaching out for cash and product donations (like energy drinks, protein bars, multivitamins and more) from the natural products industry.

Hyattsville, MD—The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has released its latest data brief, and findings suggest some very curious results with regard to Americans and their approaches to complementary health.

Boston, MA—A Harvard University study provides new insight into the long-term link between coffee consumption and risk of developing type-2 diabetes.

Washington, D.C.—Jarrow L. Rogovin, founder and president of Jarrow Formulas, Inc., had some strong words for the Natural Products Association (NPA) Board of Directors regarding the recent hiring of Daniel Fabricant, Ph.D., as its new executive director and CEO.

On the beautiful afternoon of April 8 in Washington, D.C., the Natural Products Association (NPA) held its 17th annual Natural Products Day. The event is designed to allow retailers and other natural products industry stakeholders to lobby their elected representatives on behalf of the industry’s interests.