In early February, consumers who bought herbal supplements in New York were left wondering, “Was that really St. John’s Wort in my bottle?” NY Attorney General (NYAG) Eric T. Schneiderman announced DNA testing of herbal supplements purchased at GNC, Target, Walmart and Walgreens, produced unfavorable results. The active herbs were not found in the tested products, and filler herbs were used in their place, the NYAG stated. Based on the results, he insisted through cease-and-desist letters that the tested herbal products be pulled from shelves.

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Two research groups independently collected data on branded probiotic strains and generated some interesting results.

Newport Beach, CA—A new pilot study sponsored by BioCell Technology suggested its branded type II collagen (BioCell Collagen) may support recovery after exercise.

Oslo, Norway—Researchers from Maastricht University, The Netherlands, have published data in Cardiovascular Biology and Cell Signalling suggesting that vitamin K2 supports cardiovascular health.

PreticX PrebioticAIDP, Inc. has come to market with a new prebiotic ingredient: PreticX. This GRAS- confirmed and Non-GMO Project Verified prebiotic “has been shown in clinical studies to significantly increase the proliferation of bifidobacterium in both low and high doses.” PreticX is a corn-derived form of xylooligosaccharide (XOS).

OmniActive Health Technologies introduced non-GMO and allergen-free Gingever High Potency Ginger. Gingever is a high-potency super-critical fluid extract with 30% bioactives (minimum 20% gingerols) made from an FDA-acknowledged GRAS (Generally Regarded As Safe) source. It is produced without harsh solvents.

HP Ingredients NeuroActin Brain HealthHP Ingredients has launched NeuroActin, a patent-pending and proprietary extract of Andrographis paniculata. NeuroActin is standardized to andrographolide, 14-deoxyandrographolide, and neoandrographolide. Andrographis is said to support brain integrity and benefit memory and learning.

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