Vitamin Angels, founded by Howard Schiffer, has grown significantly since its humble beginnings in 1994. For the past 20 years, the non-profit organization has created a domestic and international presence to help undernourished populations gain access to essential vitamins and minerals. Vitamin Angels focuses first and foremost on pregnant women, new mothers and children under five years old in the hope that vitamin and mineral supplements will provide them with an opportunity to build a foundation for good health.

Years ago, sports nutrition was the domain of professional athletes. However, interest in this field is rapidly expanding, and the various sports products that were once targeted at a specific demographic have now hit the mainstream. This is reflected not only in public perception, but in financial fact, as the sports nutrition sector, currently the second-largest market segment in the supplement industry, was projected to have a compound annual growth rate of 24.1%, and was projected to reach $91.18 billion in 2013 (1).

Globally, the omega-3s market is big bucks. The Global Organization for EPA and DHA Omega-3s (GOED) recently estimated that revenue in 2013 from omega-3s was $1.79 billion worldwide and volume was 88,074 metric tons (1).

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Queensland, Australia—Most consumers know that probiotics support digestive health, and now there are even reasons to consume these beneficial bacteria. New research published in the American Heart Association's journal, Hypertension, suggests that incorporating probiotics regularly into your diet may help improve blood pressure.

Purported false advertisement has fueled for three states to sue the makers of 5-Hour Energy. Oregon, Washington and Vermont each filed a lawsuit, claiming that 5-Hour Energy advertisements are "deceptive and misleading."

Rome, Italy—A new study has suggested that bergamot polyphenolic fraction (BPF) may be able to reduce small dense LDL cholesterol particles, particularly in people suffering from non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and metabolic syndrome.

Bluebonnet Nutrition now offers CellularActive Methylcobalamin, an active coenzyme form of B12, in 1,000 mcg and 5,000 mcg potencies. This fast-acting and highly bioavailable form of vitamin B12 is offered in liquid form with a natural raspberry flavor.

North American Herb & Spice Co. now offers Quick Alert, a caffeine-free proprietary blend of energy-supporting herbs featuring chaga. Without causing jitters, this natural energy product offers “the strength you need to get things done,” states the company.