dietary supplements database

Washington, D.C.—The American Herbal Products Association's (APHA) Board of Trustees isn't convinced that dietary supplement makers should be required to register their products with the U.S. Food Administration (FDA) "as a stand-alone approach to improving informed consumer access to a wide variety of safe dietary supplement products."
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dietary supplement labels

Bethesda, MD—The Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS) has been keeping a Dietary Supplement Label Database (DSLD), and is now wondering whether to expand the resource with additional features and added functionality.

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gnc oregon lawsuit

In the latest attack on the supplements industry by state attorney generals (AGs), GNC is being sued by Oregon’s AG Ellen Rosenblum, for allegedly selling supplements spiked with unmarked illegal ingredients.

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krill oil exercise

New data published in PLoS One suggests krill oil consumption may support healthy immune function after exercise.

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blood sugar chromium

New research published in the  Journal of Trace Elements in Medicine and Biology by researchers from Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte in Brazil suggests oral chromium picolinate (CrPic) may help those interested in blood sugar balance.

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A.T. Kearny released a study on October 26 detailing the growth of local food trends titled, “Firmly Rooted, the Local Food Market Expands.” The study surveyed 1,500 shoppers who indicated being the primary shopper or sharing in shopping responsibilities. The results of the survey found that the consumer definition of “local” is narrower than the accepted definition.

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crn

Palm Springs, CA—Today at the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN)’s The Conference, CRN released some findings from the 2015 CRN Consumer Survey on Dietary Supplements.

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 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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