seniors in car

Many older Americans are forced to give up some independence with age because loss of visual acuity limits their ability to drive. Interesting research from the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in North Chicago indicates that zeaxanthin may be able to help. 

manufacturing plant

Dallas, TX—A recent warning letter sent to Coats International following a good manufacturing practices inspection underscores several out-of-compliance issues that inspectors are finding at dietary supplement plants.

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Lund, Sweden— As part of Europe’s HEALTHGRAIN project, researchers from Finland and Ireland investigated several processing techniques for improving the quality, safety and nutritional profile of oat-based, gluten-free bread.

What’s hot on the restaurant scene are big, bold flavors, which increasingly means crossing paths with the food police’s latest bandit: sodium.

News from industry suppliers.

The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) now offers more than 50 modifiable templates for manufacturing standard operating procedures.

The April issue of Archives of Ophthalmology included some interesting research in which patients with retinitis pigmentosa benefited greatly from lutein and vitamin A supplementation.

Given the magnitude of these health problems and how many people are affected, it is striking that new research points to the fact that probiotics may help those with metabolic syndrome.

Valuing the Middle Man

What has changed is how the broker fits into the natural retail puzzle, and the reasons for the transformation paints an interesting picture of the industry.