New York, NY—New research indicates there may be an effective way to enhance levels of l-glutamine in the blood. This amino acid plays a vital role in cell proliferation, provides the fuel for respiration, supports muscle recovery after exercise and enhances healthy immune function.

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New York, NY—A branded L-alanyl-L-glutamine ingredient (Sustamine from Kyowa Hakko, based here) improved performance and reaction time in 10 college basketball players.

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Silver Spring, MD—The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) says it needs more dough for its fiscal year 2013 budget.

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Edwardsville, IL—A hearing has brewed over the accusations of a man who found a mouse in a can of mainstream citrus-flavored-soda in 2009 and sent it to the company who has since offered a bizarre defense.

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New York, NY—The NSF/ANSI 305 standard for personal care products has a new adherent in Avalon Organics, a brand of Hain Celestial Group, whose entire line of skin, hair and bath care offerings now contains at least 70% organic ingredients.

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College Kids Eating Habits

Corvallis, OR—Many college students let healthy diets slide during the school year, but their diets might be worse than many have imagined. And, there may be some significant differences by gender.

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Washington, D.C.—U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) sent a letter to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regarding the agency’s policy on food additives like melatonin. In response, the natural products industry has sought to clarify the status of such products and distinguish them from dietary supplements.

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ChicoBag

Andy Keller, inventor of the ChicoBag company and alias Bag Monster, is setting sail on a new journey that is meant to expose the harmful affect that plastic bag pollution has on the world’s oceans.

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Recently, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued warnings to consumers about newly popular raw milk and weight-loss supplements.

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Canada—A recent study found bisphenol A levels in Canadians were approximately half the amount of levels discovered in Americans.

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