Dietary Supplements News

At WholeFoodsMagazine.com it is critical to provide natural product retailers with the most up-to-date information when it comes to natural health supplements. Our categories include Breaking News, Green News, Grocery, Main News, Research, Supplier and Tip of the Month. Our health and dietary supplements news is sorted to get you directly to the information you need about your business.

Breaking News will give you the most recent health articles to better direct your interest to current topics. This would include items such as government rulings and new trends in the industry. Green News is focused on environmental factors that can affect the production of natural dietary supplements. Grocery gives the updates on industry food companies while Main News will talk to more industry standards. Research speaks to the most recent testing and studies performed. Supplier will give the brief summaries of competitors and achievers within the industry. Finally, Tip of the Month will give you our final thoughts of the month while incorporating topics that will affect your business.

At WholeFoodsMagazine.com we keep you current with the top health and dietary supplements news in the industry. So, take a look at our monthly features and subscribe today!


According to new research coming out of the American College of Rheumatology Annual Meeting, chondroitin sulfate was more effective in reducing long-term progression of knee osteoarthritis (OA) than celecoxib, a drug commonly accepted as the best treatment in the disease.

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Los Angeles, CA—Supplement maker Jarrow Formulas met with regulators at the CFSAN headquarters in September.

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Washington, D.C.—The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN)’s Board of Directors has approved the concept for creating a Voluntary Product Registry for Dietary Supplements.

If companies embrace such a registry, regulators will have more visibility into the industry, says CRN president and CEO Steve Mister.

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ftc supplements

Palm Springs, CA—Mary K. Engle, associate director for advertising practices in the Bureau of Consumer Protection at the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), gave supplements marketers a bit more insight into FTC’s current thinking on advertising at the Council for Responsible Nutrition’s The Conference. Engle offered industry members five take-home points to consider about dietary supplements advertising:

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dna testing

In a panel discussion about botanical testing methods during SupplySide West, industry experts addressed a top-of-mind issue: DNA testing. Elan Sudberg, CEO of Alkemist Laboratories, noted that DNA-Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) is “newer and better than DNA barcoding.”

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amd and vitamin d

Buffalo, NY—Shoppers now have another reason to make sure they are getting enough vitamin D. New data published in JAMA Ophthalmology suggests that sufficient levels of vitamin D may help reduce the risk of developing age-related macular degeneration (ARMD) in women who are at high genetic risk for developing the disease.

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supplements schneidern

New York, NY—NY Attorney (NYAG) General Eric T. Schneiderman is persisting in his attacks on the dietary supplements industry, this time targeting marketers of devil's claw.

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Salt Lake City, UT—The Global Organization for EPA and DHA Omega-3s (GOED) has announced that its national advertising campaign, known as “Omega-3s: Always a Good Idea,” has produced positive results in its year-over-year monthly units sold numbers, according to a press release issued by the company. This national campaign, launched earlier in 2015, was designed to offer shoppers independent information about the benefits of omega-3s.

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Private label products are not an area retailers tend to dabble in lightly. Store brand dietary supplements are often an integral part of the business, and not just a sort of bonus option for customers that can be tacked on to the vitamin department without any planning or forethought. Innovative approaches to private label and a winning strategy are key to the overall health of many stores.

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NYAG Forms Coalition For Expanded Supplement Probe, Industry Responds

Albany, NY—New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has escalated his probe of the herbal supplement industry.

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