CA Governor Defends Water Restrictions that Spare Farms

Sacramento, CA—Though farms largely unaffected by the restrictions are heavy water consumers, California governor Jerry Brown explained that they serve an important purpose. 

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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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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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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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steroids in sports

On December 11, 2014, Congress passed the Designer Anabolic Steroid Control Act (DASCA), which is intended to protect consumers from anabolic steroids that are falsely promoted as sports supplements.

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Irvine, CA—A new study published in The Journal of Aging Research and Clinical Practice suggests that a blend of glucosamine, chondroitin sulfate and calcium fructoborate (CFB) may be able to provide short-term relief for joint discomfort.

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Founding partner of Topical BioMedics, Inc. Stephen Daniel Duricko passed away on Tuesday, October 21 at the age of 74.

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Gothenburg, Sweden— A new dissertation from the University of Gothenburg says that omega-3 and omega-6 supplementation may be able to improve problem behavior in children and adolescents with ADHD.

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