leed

Newly updated eco-friendly building standards made their debut at the 2013 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo, held in Philadelphia from November 20–22. The U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) well-established LEED program (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) has reached its fourth version. LEED v4 is more user-friendly, and the LEED certification program is more open and ready to handle a wider variety of green construction projects, according to officials.

sabinsa

Sabinsa Corporation wrapped up its 2013 Sabinsa on Wheels series at the beginning of October, with a Weehawken, NJ event. This day-long educational event for its East Coast customers featured several speakers from the Sabinsa team, who spoke about the company and the science behind its proprietary dietary supplement ingredients.

collagen joints

Murrieta, CA—A new study has found that a patented collagen ingredient improved mobility and pain in those with tendon and joint problems.

pycnogenol

Hoboken, NJ—Nearly anyone who has experienced the miserable sore throat, stuffy nose and congestion from a cold wants the symptoms to subside as quickly as possible. Now, new research from Otorrinolaringología suggests a branded extract from the French maritime pine bark (Pycnogenol, distributed by Horphag Research, with U.S. headquarters here) may help.

high protein snack

Columbia, MO—New research from the University of Missouri (MU) suggests that high-protein snacks suppress appetite for longer periods of time than lower-protein snacks.

polyphenols

Barcelona, Spain—A 12-year study has found a 30% reduction in mortality among adults that consume a lot of polyphenols. The study, conducted by researchers at the University of Barcelona (UB), is the first to use nutritional biomarkers instead of questionnaires to gather data regarding polyphenol intake.

epicor

Ankeny, IA—Last winter (November 2012–March 2013), Swanson Health Products employees took part in the Swanson Wellness Awareness Program (SWAP) in which 120 people agreed to take EpiCor (from Embria Health Sciences, based here) to support their immune system. Of those, 72 completed a survey about their experience, and the results have just become available.

bernie lucich

After a two-month fight with esophageal cancer, Bernard “Bernie” Lucich passed away at the beginning of October.

expo east

Natural Products Expo East, held September 25–28 at the Baltimore Convention Center, put nearly 22,000 attendees in good spirits as they had the chance to visit 1,200 exhibit booths (including 480 new ones) and three days of events.