The Conspiracy of Silence is not just limited to the political arena. At the 33rd session of the Codex Committee on Nutrition and Foods for Special Dietary Uses (CCNFSDU), which ended its week-long meeting on Friday, November 18, its new Chairwoman, Pia Noble, had a definite problem in allowing the International Non-Governmental Organizations (INGOs) such as the National Health Federation (NHF) to speak.

Boston, MA—A new study of a branded brain function supplement (FOCUSfactor from Factor Nutrition Labs) showed the possibility of improved memory, concentration and focus for subjects taking the supplement after six weeks.

USA—A well-intended mandate in New York City has set off a chain reaction that will affect vitamin E prices in 2012.

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Mission Viejo, CA—Aged garlic is well-known as a heart health aid; but now, a group of researchers from the University of California, Los Angeles, has found that aged garlic and other ingredients benefit bone health, too.

Three new supplement products containing omega-3 formulas with targeted health benefits are now available from Rainbow Light. The products are Omega Cardio Performance, Omega Brain Performance and Omega Skin & Mood. Each contains varying dosages of EPA, DHA and other nutrients with researched benefits in the specific health category of each product. Only small, wild caught fish from the sustainable fisheries of Peru are used.

Michael’s Naturopathic Programs brings to market Support Sugar Regulation Naturally to help benefit healthy blood sugar levels. Divided into daily packets, included supplements are alpha lipoic acid capsules and cinnamon capsules, two components that are said to naturally regulate one’s blood sugar. A third supplement, A-P-L Support, supports adrenal-pancreas-liver health.

New from Carlson Laboratories is Super Daily D3, available in liquid drops that can be added to food or placed directly on the tongue. The supplement comes in different strengths of the vitamin: 1,000 IU, 2,000 IU, 4,000 IU, Baby 400 IU, and Kids 400 IU. The drops are odorless as well as tasteless.

Hero Nutritionals uses cinnamon in its new supplement, CinnaBeticII. In support of healthy blood pressure and blood sugar, the supplement contains 250 mg of Cinnulin PF (water-soluble cinnamon) in each capsule, which is equivalent to 2,500 mg of cinnamon extract.

NaturaNectar Gastro Guardian includes FLAV M extract (25) made of pure standardized flavonoids of premium Brazilian propolis including Brazilian Red Propolis and Green Propolis. This extract is combined in a proprietary blend of Licorice DGL (45 mg) and Fenugreek seed extract (245 mg).

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