Galveston, TX—New research shows that most Americans may not have the optimal metabolic environment to support healthy muscle growth and strength.

Hoboken, NJ—New research may help improve psoriasis symptoms including redness, skin hardening and flaking without side effects and improve the effectiveness of standard psoriasis treatments, according to a peer-reviewed study published in Panminerva Medica.

Washington, D.C.—The Natural Products Association (NPA), the nation’s largest nonprofit trade organization dedicated to the natural products industry, has announced that Corey Hilmas, MD, Ph.D., will serve as its new Senior Vice President of Scientific and Regulatory Affairs. 

Manhattan, MT—Gluten-Free Prairie Bakery, co-owned by husband and wife Rick and Deb Wheaton and their son Jeremy, were in preparation to open their new healthy, gluten-free bakery in March. Two weeks before opening day, the store was flooded with the basement entirely under water, damaging the floors and the equipment stored in it.

Des Moines, IA—Biofortis, a global contract research organization, completed a new human study in which the use of Kemin’s patent-pending spearmint extract containing phenolic complex, K110-42, may help improve cognitive health and performance in older adults.

North Bergen, NJ—Frutarom Health, based here, announced the results of a clinical study in which the effects of its Go-Less ingredient helped to improve the quality of life in women.

South Plainfield, NJ—WholeFoods Magazine presented a Livestream video event in May featuring two experts on marketing and crowd funding: Nancy Trent, president of Trent and Company, and Samantha DelCanto, chief revenue officer at FundAnything.

Oslo, Norway—A recent study suggests that the omega-3s in krill are successful in reducing high blood triglycerides.

Washington, D.C.—In a Web presentation hosted by the Natural Products Association (NPA), retailers will have the opportunity to learn how to create consumer confidence and better relationships with their customers. The one hour presentation is slated for Wednesday, May 28 at 2 P.M. Eastern.