Boston, MA—A recent study by Wayne Campell, Ph.D., of Purdue University and Jung Eun Kim, Ph.D., R.D., suggests consuming cooked whole eggs in conjunction with vegetables can increase carotenoid absorption. 

Fosnavåg, Norway—Lipids in Health and Disease published the results of a study (sponsored by Olympic Seafood AS, maker of Rimfrost krill) that compared the bioavailability of DHA and EPA from krill and fish oil.

earth friendly products

WholeFoods Magazine Publisher Heather Wainer interviews Kelly Vlahakis-Hanks, CEO of Earth Friendly Products, and Jenna Arkin, Earth Friendly Products' Product Development Director, at the opening of their new facility in Parsippany, NJ on Earth Day 2015.

Posted on WholeFoods Magazine Online, April 23, 2015

laurel king

An interview is a discussion between you and an employer to find out if you can do the job. It’s your chance to make a good impression. However, there are certain rules you should follow in interviews.

spriulina brain

An interview with Paula C. Bickford, Ph.D., professor of neurosurgery and brain repair at the University of South Florida and senior research career scientist at James A. Haley VA Hospital in Tampa, FL. Nutrex Hawaii 2015 Nutrition, Health & Fitness Summit.

Posted 4/22/15

Gerry Cysewski Nutrex Hawaii

An interview about astaxanthin/spirulina production with Gerry Cysewki, Ph.D., founder and chief scientific officer at Nutrex Hawaii. Nutrex Hawaii 2015 Nutrition, Health & Fitness Summit.

For more information, also see Nutrex Hawaii Reveals One-of-a-Kind Astaxanthin Facility in HI.

Posted 4/22/15

Diabetes and summer

Earth Day is an increasingly solemn occasion, as it should be. The moment this event becomes the second half of a twice-yearly excuse, along with St. Patrick's Day, to wear something green, we will have converted a cause for education into yet another crass means of commercialization.


Since the February 3, 2015 New York Attorney General’s announcement that his investigation of multiple brands of botanical dietary supplements revealed that the herbs listed on product labels were not present, many retailers and consumers are likely wondering how the products that they routinely sell or purchase would hold up under similar scrutiny. Much has been made of whether DNA-barcoding was the appropriate testing methodology to be used in the Attorney General’s investigation, and consumers may be confused by the fact that the products from one company were later determined to be fully compliant and allowed back on store shelves several weeks after the investigation began.

Private label products are not an area retailers tend to dabble in lightly. Store brand dietary supplements are often an integral part of the business, and not just a sort of bonus option for customers that can be tacked on to the vitamin department without any planning or forethought. Innovative approaches to private label and a winning strategy are key to the overall health of many stores.