karen howard organic natural health association

In 2016, the Organic & Natural Health Association will work with Grassroots Health (GRH) to promote the amazing impact vitamin D has on a wide variety of health issues ranging from pre-term births, to breast cancer, diabetes and cardiovascular disease. And we won’t stop with vitamin D.

curry powder

East Windsor, NJ—A new comprehensive book about curcumin is now available. Written by Muhammed Majeed, Ph.D., founder of Sabinsa Corp., and co-authors, Curry Powder to Clinical Significance (NutriScience Publishers, 2015) discusses the clinical use of curcumin and the history of Sabinsa’s Curcumin C3 Complex.

resistance training supplements

Los Angeles, CA—Healthy men who regularly do resistance training may want to consider adding ashwagandha to their exercise routine, based on the results of a recent clinical trial.

whole foods ny pricing

New York, NY—The NY Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) has made a deal with Whole Foods Market requiring it to pay $500,000 for allegedly overcharging shoppers.

food flavor trends

United States—Various sources are forecasting top flavor trends for 2016, and many have an international flair. These trends may affect 2016 options for foods, beverages, functional foods/drinks and food service items.

EPA

On Tuesday, December 29, the Natural Product Association (NPA) submitted comments regarding the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed rule under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) called “Management Standards for Hazardous Waste Pharmaceuticals.” According to the summary, the rule proposes a “tailored, sector-specific set of regulations for the management of hazardous waste pharmaceuticals by healthcare facilities

country life vitamins

For a brand like Country Life Vitamins—which has embraced and advocated transparency since 1971—the recent rise in organic, gluten free and non-GMO products is welcome news. Consumers have the right to know precisely what is in their supplements, and 56% of them say better labeling of product and nutritional information builds trust.[1] It’s statistics like those that reinforce our job as manufacturers to make them feel comfortable with the labels.

olive oil

Even nutritionists and other healthcare professionals may be feeling a little dizzy by the emerging science related to saturated fats and heart disease. USC School of Pharmacy Research Professor Roger Clemens, DrPH, CFS, CNS, FIFT, FACN, FIAFST, discussed the confusion this has created during the recent Palm International Nutra-Cosmeceutical Conference.

julie dennis

Vitamin retailers are in a particularly powerful position to make sure they only offer the highest quality dietary supplements. But when it comes to deciding which supplements to carry, there is such a wide range of quality available that it can be difficult to decide which ones to choose. Below are questions retailers can ask of supplement manufacturers to help assure they only stock quality product.