Washington, D.C.—The scaffolding surrounding the U.S. Capitol building’s dome, part of an ongoing restoration, served as a fitting backdrop for the 18th annual Natural Products Day, hosted on March 24 by the Natural Product Association (NPA). Like the dome project, the industry’s efforts on Capitol Hill are meant to build strength and stability, and for that much support is needed.

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herbal supplements

Albany, NY—New York Attorney General (NYAG) Eric T. Schneiderman is continuing his unfounded assault on the herbal supplements industry. Schneiderman along with Indiana’s AG Greg Zoeller assembled an interstate coalition of AGs that are calling for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to have greater oversight of the herbal supplements industry.

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NeoCell Helps Over One Million Children in Vitamin Angels Partnership

Irvine, CA—The four-year partnership between supplement maker NeoCell and the Vitamin Angels non-profit has reached a huge milestone, having raised enough money to help more than 1,200,000 children around the world.

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gnc herbs

The controversy surrounding the New York Attorney General (NYAG)’s assessment of herbal supplements on the market continues.

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WholeFoods Magazine Partners with NaturalIndustryJobs.com

South Plainfield, NJ— People looking for jobs in our industry have a new resource following a partnership between WholeFoods Magazine and NaturalIndustryJobs.com.

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The natural products industry mourns one of its greatest trailblazers with the loss of Gerald Kessler, who has passed away at the age of 80.

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NPA Hosts Webinar on Proper Uses of DNA Barcoding

Washington, D.C.—With all the controversy about DNA barcoding, the NPA hosted a webinar on the uses and limitations of the method.

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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.

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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.

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Pterostilbene may help with weight loss/management according to a new study.

Spain—New data published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry confirm previous results suggesting that pterostilbene may benefit weight loss.

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