Austin, TX—Recent statistics published in HerbalGram show that herbal dietary supplement sales in 2013 rose by 7.9% in the mainstream retail markets in the United States, reaching a total figure of approximately six billion dollars for the first time ever.

New York, NY—At this year’s annual American Society of Clinical Psychopharmacology conference, trial results were revealed suggesting citicoline may have positive effects on motor speed and cognition in adolescent males.

New York, NY— Nutritional supplement maker Twinlab Corporation has been acquired by Twinlab Consolidation Corporation (TCC) a strategic employee-owned company.

Denver, CO—Another GMO labeling ballot initiative will be put to a popular vote, thanks to a successful signature campaign in Colorado. Supporters of Proposition 105 to label genetically modified foods gathered almost 125,000 valid signatures, almost 40,000 more than required, and submitted them to the Colorado Secretary of State. Voters will now decide whether they want a GMO labeling law on this year’s Election Day, November 4.

Exeter, United KingdomA recent study published in Neurology suggests that there may be a correlation between vitamin D deficiency and risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia.

Fort Lauderdale, FLFlorida-based Tunies Natural Grocery & Vitamin Market is opening up a new location in Fort Lauderdale in Q1 2015.

Two recent studies offer new data about the benefits of natural compounds on cognitive health.

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Purchase, NY—Healthy individuals who occasionally feel stomach rumbling, bloating and other signs of gastrointestinal (GI) distress may have another natural option at their disposal with perilla extract.