Two recently published studies that pointed to adverse results with the consumption of dietary supplements have raised questions and concern among industry leaders. While one study indicates an association between dietary supplement intake and increased mortality risk, the other suggests that supplementation with vitamin E significantly increased the risk of prostate cancer among healthy men. Many experts believe otherwise. Here are some insights that bring the shortcomings of these studies into the limelight.

Santa Cruz, CA—Supplement maker Rainbow Light marked its 30th anniversary this year, and kicked off the celebrations in March with a festive Expo West booth and later a private party for its employees in Santa Cruz. Founder and president Linda Kahler recalls this festive event and says, “It’s pretty important to step back and take a moment to look at our achievements.”

Aside from achieving a general sense of well-being, immune health support is a process without obvious markers of success, at least for the average person. Remaining healthy is, of course, the goal, but the vigilance of the body’s defenses tends to go unappreciated until an illness actually strikes. And yet, consumers seem to flock to the often intangible comforts that immunity-promoting products can provide.

A healthy sex life is a part of any loving relationship. So, it can only benefit couples to know which natural aphrodisiacs may optimize sexual experiences.

Jarrow Formulas, Inc. and James Gormley of Citizens for Health organized a tactical meeting during Expo East, with the hopes of encouraging industry members to take a stronger stand against the recently proposed guidance on new dietary ingredients (NDIs), and to consider formation of a new trade association. In attendance were some of the industry’s largest and most influential supplement makers, retailers, and raw materials suppliers, as well as interested observers such as the founder of the American Botanical Council.

The hearts of many were heavy with news of the passing of John R. Carlson. He was 77.

Hyland’s, Inc.’s new Hyland’s Baby Cough Syrup (for infants six months and older) is a 100% natural, homeopathic formula for relieving coughs without drowsy or stimulant side effects. The pleasant-tasting liquid comes with a dosing syringe. Active ingredients include Bryonia 6x, Causticum 6x, Drosera Rotundifolia 6x, Ipecacuanha 6x, Phosphorus 6x, Rumex Crispus 6x and Spongia Tosta 6x.
SRP: $9.99.

EuroPharma USA’s product line has expanded with Curamin PM. The product contains a proprietary mix of BCM-95 curamin, Bos Pure boswellia and DLPA (d,l-phenylalanine); it also contains P-5-P (pyridoxal-5-phosphate), which is a form of vitamin B6 and melatonin, for sleep support.

Unflavored Organic Whey Protein has been released by Jarrow Formulas. This 100% natural protein concentrate of whey was not treated with rBST (growth hormone). The product contains no artificial sweeteners, colors or flavors; it also is certified organic by USDA and CCOF. Being low in carbohydrates, lactose and fat is another product feature.
SRP: $34.95.