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.

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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.

Klamath Falls, OR—Dried apple peel powder (DAPP) may be able to support joint function and range of motion, according to a recent study published in Journal of Medicinal Food.

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.

Charlotte, NC—A coalition aimed at reversing the decline of omega-3 sales in the United States is moving forward with a national program.

Birmingham, UK—Healthcare professionals have long supported the use of folic acid supplementation during pregnancy to reduce the risk of neural tube defects, especially during the earliest stages of fetal development. Now, new research published in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology suggests another reason for women to take folic acid before conception.

Lancaster, TXThey say everything is bigger in Texas. It holds true in the case of United Natural Foods Inc. (UNFI) and its new 655 kilowatt (kW) rooftop solar array, set atop its 590,000 sq. ft. distribution center, located here. The new array adds to an already extensive infrastructure of solar energy systems installed and run by UNFI at its facilities throughout the country.

Washington, D.C.—Jon Fiume, chief operating officer at Mustard Seed Market & Café in Akron, OH, was chosen to be the next president of the Natural Products Association (NPA). He begins a one-year role as president-elect this month.

Pittsburgh, PA—Michael G. Archbold, the new CEO and director of GNC, says shoppers may soon get a whole new shopping experience in stores.