The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) has been quick to
react to the announcement earlier this week by the FDA that
consumers should be wary of using the herbal supplement kava kava
because of possible liver damage. The...
The Scottish Organic Producers Association (SOPA) yesterday
announced that the country's organic farmers would benefit from a
grant of £100,000 over two years from Scottish Enterprise. The
money will be used for a number of projects,...
Martek Biosciences Corporation is to buy docosahexaenoic acid (DHA)
producer OmegaTech, giving it a further foothold in the growing
market for fortified foods. Martek said it would become the world
leader in fermentation-derived DHA...
The US market for energy supplements is estimated to be worth more
than $1.2 billion (€1.37bn) in retail sales in 2001, and while
young, male consumers are the target audience for most energy
supplement producers, market research...
Omega Protein Corporation, the leading producer of Omega-3 fish oil
and specialty fish meal products in the US, has reported net
profits of $3.9 million (€4.5m) for 2001, a welcome return to the
black after losses of $16.7 million...
After a year of discussion and deliberation, the Omega-3 Working
Group of the US-based Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) has
approved a draft voluntary monograph for omega-3 EPA and DHA. The
document will now be circulated for...
A recent study published in the American Journal of Clinical
Nutrition explored the connections between nutrition and the
risk of developing benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) in a large
group of male health professionals. Benign...
The White House Commission on Complementary and Alternative
Medicine Policy (WHCCAMP), established by former President Clinton,
said most alternative treatments "have not yet been
scientifically studied and found to be safe and...
Joshua Tree, the former construction company which recently
completed the acquisition of American Health & Diet Centers
(AHDC), has released three new weight loss products designed to
meet demand for dieting products in the summer...
Coffee consumption has often been linked to a risk of high blood
pressure, but the latest research shows that moderate consumption
of the beverage, even over a period of 30 years, has little or no
impact on hypertension.