A scientific poster from The University of Memphis’ Health & Sports Sciences Department presented “The Effects of MSM [methylsulfonylmethane] Supplementation on Knee Kinetics During Running, Muscle Strength and Muscle Soreness Following Eccentric Exercise-Induced Quadriceps Damage” at the 39th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Biomechanics. The group studied the effects of OptiMSM from Bergstrom Nutrition, Vancouver, WA, on knee function during and after exercise. They found that individuals taking the supplement were able to return to regular training following knee extensor damage faster than others.

Sabinsa Corp., East Windsor, NJ, now has a Foreign Site Registration Number from Health Canada for its Payson, UT, finished product manufacturing facility.

National Enzyme Company, Forsyth, MO, gave out its 2015 Vendor Excellence Awards at its year-end meeting. FCC Products Inc. was the top honoree, receiving the Vendor of the Year award.

Mercola has chosen MenaQ7 Vitamin K2 as MK-7 from Nattopharma, with U.S. offices in Metuchen, NJ, to be a featured ingredient in its Dr. Mercola Premium Products line.

Bergstrom Nutrition of Vancouver, WA, announced that Warren Chem Specialties will be its new nonexclusive South African distributor.

Wädenswill, Switzerland-based Frutarom Health BU has acquired Vitiva d.d.

Natreon, Inc., New Brunswick, NJ, received a patent for the isolation, purification and synthesis of certain conjugates from its Sensoril ashwagandha ingredient with potential benefits for Alzheimer’s disease.

Published in WholeFoods Magazine, October 2015