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On April 24, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued warning letters to 10 manufacturers and distributors of dietary supplements containing dimethylamylamine (DMAA). DMAA is commonly found in sports and weight-loss supplements.

Pittsburgh, PA—First-quarter sales for GNC Holdings Inc. better than expected. Revenues were $624.3 million, which was 23% higher than they were last year at this time.

Laguna Beach, CA—Richard A. Passwater, Ph.D., scientific editor/author of WholeFoods’ Vitamin Connection column and well-known nutrition researcher, and fish oil authority Jorn Dyerberg, M.D., DMSc., have co-authored a new book about omega-3s that is due out this summer.

The 2012 Natural Products Expo West tradeshow was the largest in its 30-year history. Some 60,000 industry members attended the event, which ran March 8–11 at the Anaheim Convention Center. Show organizers said attendance of retail buyers grew 13% this year, which made for a good show, say many exhibitors.

Washington, D.C.—A recent study commissioned by the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) found that dietary supplement use for adults ages 18 and over is on the rise. Compared to 66% of adults in the U.S. in 2010, supplement usage is now at 69%.

New from Buried Treasure is Cardio Care+. This liquid supplement offers a combination of nutrients that are research-backed to have heart-protective properties, says the company. Says Buried Treasure, “These readily bioavailable Liquid Advantage vitamins, herbs, phytonutrients and antioxidants synergistically support cardiovascular health.”

Herbalist & Alchemist now offers Maca Extract. The supplement is sourced from maca grown in Peru “and is a nutritious tonic that supports healthy sexual libido and function,” says the company. Several sizes are available (1 oz, 2 oz, 4 oz, 8 oz and larger on request).
SRP: $13, 1 oz.

Diamond Herpanacine of PA
introduces Diamond Eye Health, for long-term eye health using a combination of safe ingredients including beta-carotene, vitamin C, vitamin E, zinc, copper, lutein, zeaxanthin, bilberry, butcher’s broom, eyebright, citrus bioflavonoids and CoQ10.

Jarrow Formulas launched PhosphOmega, a naturally bound phospholipid-omega-3 fatty acid complex. PhosphOmega is sourced from the pristine waters of the North Sea and derives from fish after the unbound omega-3 oil has been pushed out. PhosphOmega has undergone testing for toxins like heavy metals and PCBs.