nattokinase

Studies have shown nattokinase (NK), an enzyme found in a popular Japanese dish called natto, can help the body support healthy anticoagulation.

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dietary supplements emergency room visits

Researchers from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently published data in the New Journal of Medicine suggesting that 23,000 emergency room (ER) visits every year were caused by reactions to dietary supplements intake. Industry groups strongly disagree with the determination that supplements are unsafe.

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fair trade

Fair trade labels carry a promise—about how products or ingredients are sourced from developing countries—and according to a recent study, it can affect the value consumers put on a product.

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After a report determined the presence of vinpocetine and picamilon in U.S. dietary supplements marketed as brain enhancers, sports supplements and weight loss supplements, U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill is taking action. McCaskill, a top-ranking Democrat on the Senate Special Committee on Aging, wrote U.S. Food and Drug Administration Acting Administrator Stephen Ostroff requesting the suspension of sales for any supplement containing the ingredients, pending an investigation.

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homeopathy ftc

On September 21, 2015, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) held an all-day workshop in Washington, D.C., titled, “Homeopathic Medicine & Advertising.”

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Silver Spring, MD—The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) finalized the first two of seven rules under the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). FDA believes these rules will help prevent foodborne illness and improve food safety.

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NIH Supplements

Bethesda, MDThe National Institutes of Health (NIH) has announced that five research centers will receive a combined $35 million in funding over the next several years to study the "safety of natural products, on how they work within the body and on the development of cutting-edge research technologies."

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tierona low dog

Washington, D.C.—Renowned physician and natural medicine proponent Tieraona Low Dog, M.D., briefs Congressional staff members about the value of dietary supplements.

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menaq7

Oslo, Norway—A new small-animal study builds on previous evidence that a branded form of vitamin K2 benefits the heart by preventing arterial calcification.

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Harleysville, PA—In August, WholeFoods Magazine covered a webinar held by the Natural Marketing Institute (NMI) discussing consumer findings from their Gluten-Free 2015 Report. New information released by NMI has provided some valuable insight on an aspect of gluten-free that has become very popular, but also controversial: condition management.

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