diabetes supplement

Silver Spring, MD—On July 23, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced it is taking steps to remove dietary supplements from the market that it says are associated with illegal health claims. The agency sent warning letters to 15 companies it feels are making illegally marketed diabetes products, insisting the firms respond sufficiently and correct violations within 15 days. Otherwise, FDA may seize products or file for criminal prosecution.

Often, we don’t know what we need to make our lives more convenient, until some new technology arrives to show us. People got by without the Internet fairly well in the pre-digital era, but can you imagine life without it now? If so, good for you! You’re a more resourceful sort than the rest of us over-connected Web crawlers. But the point here is that the same general principle applies to retailing. Once you’ve integrated or upgraded to some of the technologies described below, you’ll never know how you got by without them.

fish oil prostate cancer

Seattle, WA—In mid-July, researchers from the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center published an article in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute claiming that high levels of omega-3 fatty acids in the blood were associated with an increased risk of prostate cancer.

dha adhd

Research has long supported the benefits of omega-3 DHA for brain and overall health, and low blood serum levels of  DHA have been reported in children with behavioral or learning disabilities. According to a new study conducted at the University of Oxford in the U.K., an increased diet of omega-3s could help healthy children who are underperforming in school.

Carlson Labs

Arlington Heights, IL—After 35 years in its previous facility, Carlson Laboratories moved to a new site in mid-June. A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held June 14, with many business partners, guests, and the Arlington Heights mayor in attendance.

gnc dmaa

Leetsdale, PA; Anderson, SC—Continuing its push to remove dimethylamylamine (DMAA) supplements from the U.S. market, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is now attempting to confiscate 3,200 cases of product from GNC. Prosecutors have asked judges in Pennsylvania and South Carolina—where GNC warehouses are located—to allow for the seizure.

NIH Supplements

Bethesda, MD—The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Dietary Supplements and the National Library of Medicine have put together a free online database intended to give shoppers and health care providers more information about dietary supplements.

Coenzyme Q10, or CoQ10, is found in every cell membrane in the human body, and is responsible for providing energy to the cells for maintenance and growth. Additionally, it works as an antioxidant, fighting any damage to cells caused by free radicals. It can be found in its highest concentrations in the organs that need the most energy, such as the heart and liver. Some healthy adults get an adequate amount of the coenzyme naturally through their diets, but other individuals, including adults over 40 years of age, may benefit from a CoQ10 supplement.

Imagine if you collected all the protein powder containers you’ve sold in the past 20 years. You and your staff could likely erect a wall to rival the one built by the ancient Chinese. Your average consumer may most closely associate sports nutrition with protein powder, but today’s market is completely different.