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vitamin D heart health

Finland; Tennessee—Childhood vitamin D deficiency may increase the risk of stroke and heart attack in adulthood, according to new data in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.

NYAG Forms Coalition For Expanded Supplement Probe, Industry Responds

Albany, NY—New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has escalated his probe of the herbal supplement industry.

ted lieu

Anaheim, CA—Supplements maker Jarrow Formulas, Inc. (JFI) of Los Angeles, CA, organized a visit from Congressman Ted Lieu (D-CA) to Natural Products Expo West on March 8. Lieu represents California’s 33rd District, a slot formerly held by Henry Waxman, an outspoken critic of the supplements industry.

rainbow acres

You’ve got a juice bar. Now, how do you make it an even more engaging part of your store’s shopping experience? And while you’re at it, how do you make your social media community more active?

Vitamin Shoppe Names New CEO

North Bergen, NJ—Vitamin Shoppe, Inc. has announced that Colin Watts will be the company’s new CEO effective April 6th.

News and notes from industry suppliers.

Momence, IL—Calcium fructoborate (CFB), a plant-derived nature-identical ingredient composed of calcium bound to boron, may support various aspects of heart health, according to new research published in Biological Trace Element Research.