weight loss supplements

Washington, D.C.—A new campaign to fight deceptive weight-loss advertisements in the media was announced at a press conference held by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) on January 7. 

To increase consumer awareness of natural algae astaxanthin’s health benefits and differentiate it from synthetic astaxanthin, three leading producers are founding the Natural Algae Astaxanthin Association (NAXA). Fuji Chemical Industry Co. Ltd. (which offers the astaxanthin ingredient AstaReal), Algatechnologies Ltd. (AstaPure) and Cyanotech Corporation (BioAstin) will welcome other algae-based astaxanthin producers to the new trade group in the near future.

vitamin e alzheimer's asthma

 

Arlington Heights, IL—Two recent studies have shown vitamin E may be effective against oxidative stress, allergic asthma and functional decline in those with Alzheimer’s disease.

dan volland

Palm Springs, CA—Dan Volland, co-founder of Mrs. Gooch’s Natural Foods Markets, passed away on Dec. 17.

Pullman, WA—Organic milk tends to contain preferable ratios of omega fatty acids to those found in conventional milk, according to an analysis performed by a research team from Washington State University. The study is hailed as the first large-scale, nationwide comparison of the two types of milk, as nearly 400 samples were tested over an 18-month period.

Beijing—Chinese officials recently denied entrance to a cargo shipment of corn from the United States on the grounds that it was contaminated with an unapproved strain of genetically modified corn, Reuters reports.

supplements dangers

Washington, D.C.—An opinion piece published in Annals of Internal Medicine entitled, “Enough Is Enough: Stop Wasting Money on Vitamin and Mineral Supplements,” has caused a large upset in the natural products industry.

Washington, D.C.—A prohibition on the use of trans fat as an ingredient in food products could be coming from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). By removing the generally recognized as safe (GRAS) designation from trans fat, the agency would, in effect, make its inclusion illegal.

krill oil

New data from the journal Lipids in Health and Disease suggests that krill oil could be better than other marine oils for improving individuals’ omega-3 index.