A meta-analysis of 68 randomised trials with antioxidant
supplements has reported that vitamins A and E, and beta-carotene
may increase mortality risk by up to 16 per cent, but vitamin C did
not have an effect on mortality and the...
The European Botanical Forum has proposed a model for assessing the
safety of botanicals for use in food supplements – including a
'negative list' of botanics that should not be used due to safety
concerns – which it hopes...
The regulatory status of supplements sold out of the Channel
Islands is under the spotlight in the UK, as a House of Commons
motion urges a strategy to address unfair and illegal competition
to protect consumers and responsible businesses.
EFSA's scientific panel has an opinion that the use of polyethylene
glycol as film coating for food supplements at six grades would not
present a risk at proposed levels, which will be used to inform the
EC's decision on...
A combination of catechins, caffeine, capsaicin and tyrosine were
found to boost heat generation and energy expenditure without any
adverse effects on blood pressure or heart rate, says a new study
Cinnamon dietary supplements in Germany carrying health claims to
reduce blood sugar and help control type-2 diabetes should be
classed as 'medicinal products', and regulated as such, two federal
institutes have said.
A daily high-dose carotenoid supplement restored carotenoid levels
and reduced "overall mortality" of AIDS patients, a group at risk
of low serum carotenoid concentrations said to be predictor of
death, according to new...
Nestlé is tipped as a potential buyer of Novartis' nutritional
supplements unit, rumoured to be up for sale, as the Swiss food
group is aiming to strengthen its position in the health and
The Indian Food Safety and Standards Bill 2005 has been signed into
law, promising a significant impact on the Indian dietary
supplement industry, and opening up a potential market of one
billion people for dietary supplement companies...
Taking potassium citrate supplements could boost bone mineral
density by similar amounts as observed with pharmaceuticals, says
new research from Switzerland that is linked to lowering the
acidity of the modern diet.
Naturex is aiming to raise industry awareness of traditional
botanicals sourced from Morocco, ahead of unveiling nine new plants
that could provide dietary supplement makers with a raft of new
The EC yesterday launched a communication on the EU Distance
Selling Directive aimed at preventing rogue traders exploiting
loopholes created by new technologies and eroding consumer
confidence in products commonly sold in this way,...
The effects of calcium supplementation on bone density in healthy
children have been seen to be minimal in a review study that
concludes it to be of limited public health importance - a finding
that could result in consumer confusion...