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.

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The natural products industry once again got together for a good cause at Vitamin Angels’ 3rd Annual Expo West event, League of Angels. Over 400 people attended the charity fundraiser at Angel Stadium of Anaheim, where food and drink were available, as well as mini golf, a photo booth and paid batting cage sessions beneath the stadium, with proceeds going directly to the charity.

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selenium baby

Silver Spring, MD—On April 15, the U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA) proposed a rule entitled “Infant Formula: The Addition of Minimum and Maximum Levels of Selenium to Infant Formula and Related Labeling Requirements,” which will do two things: add the nutrient selenium to the list of those required for infant formulas and establish a range of measurement for selenium that will be allowed in infant formulas. If this rule comes to fruition, selenium will be the 30th nutrient added to the mandatory list.

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dmaa

Washington, D.C.—The U.S Food and Drug Administration has issued a consumer alert against the use of the stimulant dimethylamylamine (DMAA) in illegal dietary supplements. DMAA is often found in weight-loss, muscle-building and performance-enhancing products.

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energy drinks

Washington, D.C.—In response to the growing number of adverse events related to energy drinks (especially from teens), three politicians—Representative Ed Markey (D-MA), Senator Richard Durbin (D-IL and Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT)—investigated several companies that market energy drinks. The results of this investigation, released on April 10, revealed a label discrepancy between similar products on the market, false caffeine disclosure, and a youth-focused marketing campaign designed to emulate alcoholic beverages.

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Sabinsa anniversary

It’s been 25 years since Sabinsa Corporation opened its doors, and the company is still innovating every step of the way. The firm marked the event at Expo West with a cake and champagne for colleagues and friends.

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Martin Heinrich

The natural products industry has had some great champions on Capitol Hill in the past, and many believe a newly elected senator from New Mexico could prove to be a friend in the future.

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Shoppers’ choices in gluten-free bars and sports nutrition are vast, but Europa may have some new items that consumers may want to zero-in on.

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Cancun, Mexico—Those interested in xylitol research were in for a sweet treat at the 2013 Xlear Inc. Conference, held here in February.

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Tampa , FL—Ralf Jaeger, FISSN, CISSN, MBA, presented new data at the 2013 Natural Products Expo West that suggested rice protein is just as effective as whey protein in post-workout supplementation.

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GAO supplements

Washington, D.C.—In mid-March, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report regarding the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) regulation of adverse event reports (AERs) when it comes to dietary supplements. This report was developed at the request of Representative Henry Waxman (D-CA) and Senator Richard Durbin (D-IL). At their prodding, GAO examined the number and source of AERs FDA received since 2008; any actions FDA took to make sure companies complied with AER requirements; and what FDA has done to follow up on GAO’s 2009 recommendations for enhancing its oversight of dietary supplements.

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