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Science agency affirms safety at 400 mg daily for adults

EFSA adopts caffeine opinion

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has adopted its opinion on the safe consumption of caffeine with little change to its controversial draft after a heated debate period.

Which supplements were rejected at the EU border this month?

Adulteration, mislabelling and heavy metal contents. We trawled the EU’s alert database to find out which supplements had been blocked at the border this month.

New analytical method could help clean up yohimbe adulteration, developer says

A new analytical method for products featuring yohimbe bark extracts developed and tested by Flora Research Labs promises to speed the detection of adulteration in this ingredient, according to lab director James Neal-Kababick.

Study: L-arginine/L-citrulline combo outperforms either amino acid in isolation for NO activity

An animal study conducted by Kyowa Hakko has shown that the company’s patented L-citrulline/L-arginine ingredient is effective in boosting plasma L-arginine levels enhancing nitric oxide bioavailability post supplementation.

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Herbal blend shows body fat reduction potential:Study

A botanical blend has been shown to reduce body fat reduction by greater than 5% compared to placebo in a study published in the Journal of Functional Foods.

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Ex-IPA chief takes business development role at US firm

Ex-International Probiotics Association (IPA) director general Ioannis Misopoulos has taken a business development role at Michigan-based probiotics manufacturer, Daily Body Restore.