ahpa supplements

Silver Spring, MD—The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) has petitioned the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to change how it writes Form 483s.

Inflammation is the way your body responds to a problem. Whether battling an infection or cancer, or healing from a bone fracture, the body needs to deliver powerful immune and repair cells to the impaired location through the bloodstream to fight and fix the problem.

Vitamin C. Echinacea. Zinc. These supplements are some of the hottest tickets on the Immune Health Express. What was once perhaps rightfully regarded as a seasonal buy has recently shot into the fast lane of year-round hot sellers for several reasons that we’ll discuss down the road.

vitamin angels

Santa Barbara, CA—Vitamin Angels, an organization whose mission is to provide vitamins and essential nutrients to those in need, has launched a campaign to raise awareness about hidden hunger.

CRN conference

Park City, UT—President and CEO of the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) Steven Mister delivered a State of the Industry Address at the Council’s 40th annual conference, located here, on Sept. 19.

popular supplements

Washington, D.C.—The 2013 Consumer Survey on Dietary Supplements conducted by the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) reports that two-thirds of U.S. adults take dietary supplements. In addition, 85% of adults are confident in the safety, quality of effectiveness of supplements.

npa awards

Baltimore, MD—At its annual business meeting held during Expo East, the Natural Products Association (NPA) announced that its recommendation to change its membership criteria was voted down. Failing by 11 votes, the change would have allowed for new retailer members that do not have a self-contained store or have less than 75% of their sales coming from natural products to qualify for membership.

Source Naturals has introduced MBP Bone Renew, a small once-daily tablet for healthy bone density. MBP is a tiny fraction of milk protein that “enhances our bodies’ natural bone renewing cycle,” making bones more receptive to calcium. With only trace amounts of lactose, the supplement is suitable for most people with lactose intolerance. Suggested retail price for 30 capsules is $14.98.

CHIA OMEGA, the new plant-based omega-3 supplement line by Essential Formulas Incorporated (EFI), is a vegan-friendly alternative to fish oil products. There are four varieties that each include cold-pressed chia seed oil, as well as one of four other supplements, including CoQ10, vitamin D3 (which is vegetarian, not vegan), enzymes or EPA and DHA.