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.
Boston, MA—Findings in a new study published in Osteoporosis International show that calcium supplementation (more than 1,000 mg/day) did not increase a woman’s the risk of cardiovascular disease(CVD).
Washington, D.C.—Television personality Mehmet Oz, M.D., testified in Capitol Hill on June 17, in front of a senate panel investigating how to protect consumers from false and deceptive advertising of weight-loss products.
Daniel Fabricant, Ph.D., addressed the Ingredient Marketplace crowd in early June with a presentation entitled, “There and Back Again.” Reflecting upon his time as the director of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) division of dietary supplements, Fabricant, now executive director and CEO of the Natural Products Association (NPA), offered insight into FDA’s current thinking on dietary supplements and what could be on the agency’s radar for the future.