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If you consider 1994—the year the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act (DSHEA) was passed—as the beginning or birth of the modern dietary supplements industry, then the industry just turned 21 this past October. Legally, it’s an adult now. If it was a person, the industry could now vote and buy alcohol.


Orlando, FL—The Southeast Natural Products Association (SENPA) held its annual SOHO Expo in early December, and is said to have been its biggest tradeshow of all time. The tradeshow boasted an exhibit hall of more than 372 exhibiting companies and more than 3,000 attendees.


Perhaps it is just a sign of the times that a year that started with the actions of the New York Attorney General against several dietary supplement marketers concludes with the December 4, 2015 announcement of the addition of “Aloe vera, non-decolorized whole leaf extract” and goldenseal root powder to the California Proposition 65 list of chemicals “known to the State to cause cancer.”

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Rockville, MD—The Dietary Supplement Programs has been elevated from a division to an office at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) under the parent Office of Nutrition and Food Labeling. Bob Durkin will serve as the acting office director of the Office of Dietary Supplement Programs while FDA finds permanent leadership.

Washington, D.C.—The Microbead-Free Waters Act (H.R. 1321), was signed into law by President Barack Obama on Dec. 28, 2015.

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Hoboken, NJ—Baby Boomers looking to support normal memory and cognitive function may want to hear about the latest data on a branded French maritime extract (Pycnogenol, distributed by Horphag Research, based here).

Smart Fat: Eat More Fat. Lose More Weight. Get Healthy Now (336 pgs), by Steven, M.D. Masley and Jonny Bowden, Ph.D.. is a guide for helping people better understand dietary fats and how eating "smart fat" can support healthy weignt management. The pair believe banning fat from the diet is unhealthy, and feel it's better to consider "smart" and "dumb" fat.

There are an incredibly large amount of options when it comes to buying eggs at your local store. Every single package seems to contain a plethora of buzzwords, all meaning different things. To improve your egg buying strategy and experience, we’ve broken down just what regulations cover these buzzwords and how they can be used.

Jonny Bowden

If you work at Whole Foods, sooner or later someone is going to ask you about Smart Fat. And I, for one, think that’s a very good sign.