Monrovia, Liberia—While health officials worldwide are consumed with containing the Ebola outbreak in West Africa that has killed more 3,000 people as of press time, some individuals are looking into whether supplements like selenium can have any effect.
Sugar Land, TX— Dietary supplement manufacturer Bluebonnet Nutrition Corporation hosted Congressman Pete Olson of Texas’s 22nd District on a tour of its headquarters to show the growth and sophistication that has taken place in the natural products industry.
Washington, D.C.—The U.S. House of Representatives has passed the Designer Anabolic Steroid Control Act (DASCA), an act designed to give the DEA added authority to act when designer anabolic steroids are mismarketed as dietary supplements.
Austin, TX—Recent statistics published in HerbalGram show that herbal dietary supplement sales in 2013 rose by 7.9% in the mainstream retail markets in the United States, reaching a total figure of approximately six billion dollars for the first time ever.
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.
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."
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.
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.