A study published yesterday by a group that included researchers from the University of Mississippi found that fewer than half of 30 immune supplements bought on Amazon had labels that accurately reflected their contents.
A new sports nutrition position paper outlines nutritional recommendations for warfighters while stressing how much more research needs to be done to pin down precise deficits and requirements for troops engaged in ongoing operations.
The US Food and Drug Administration has sent warning letters to four companies marketing sexual enhancement supplements ostensibly based on honey but which contained undeclared ED drugs. The warning letters were part of a ongoing enforcement effort on...
The American Herbal Products Association is urging members and stakeholders to contact lawmakers to oppose the mandatory product listing language that has been attached to a ‘must pass’ fee reauthorization bill.
Three trade organizations joined forces in opposing the FDA Safety and Landmark Advancement Act of 2022 (FDASLA), a fee authorization bill that includes provisions aimed at tightening dietary supplement regulations.
Alkemist Labs has announced a new quality and transparency program featuring validated, simplified test documents that can be shared with clients and customers. It’s the culmination of a seven year development process, the company said.
At Vitafoods Europe, functional ingredient expert Taiyo will present brand new concepts which it says will address current consumer trends including healthy ageing, sports nutrition and clean label products.
Canomiks, a startup that filters genomics data through an A.I. platform to drive ingredient development, has entered into a partnership with KiwiTech LLC, an investment platform that provides ‘support ecosystems’ for growth stage companies.
The success of the supplement industry carries a poison pill within it. A prominent physician told attendees at a recent botanical science conference that the vast number of products and ingredients on the market swamps the ability of mainstream health...
As the uncertainty around the regulatory status of NAC (N-acetyl cysteine) continues, it is important the industry doesn’t lose this for the precedent it sets for other potential ingredients, said CRN’s Steve Mister.
The Russian invasion of Ukraine this morning is expected to have little effect on the supply of ingredients to the dietary supplement industry in the near term. The picture for companies selling finished products within the two countries is less clear.
A Belgian supplement brand has launched in the US market with a variety of formulas based on herbs, vitamins, neurotransmitters and more, while another brand has announced broader distribution with Sams Club.
By Steve Mister, President and CEO, Council for Responsible Nutrition
As the dietary supplement industry turns the corner to 2022, a range of challenges confronts us— supply chain disruptions, staffing shortages, and inflationary pressures, to name a few. Some difficulties must be addressed individually, but I suggest the...
Dietary supplement sales were a key driver of Natural Grocers’ strong sales performance during its fiscal 2021. During the period the company broke through the $1 billion annual sales figure for the first time.
Multilevel marketing giant Herbalife has continued strong sales momentum, even if the latest results don’t match the stratospheric levels achieved during the heights of the pandemic-induced demand boom.
A new study has found that consistent use of multiple dietary supplements is associated with better health that persists into older age. The association doesn’t prove a causal link, the authors acknowledge, but is good news for healthy aging strategies...
A new report from a pharmacists’ group highlights the potential risks dietary supplements pose to patients. The ‘alarmist’ tone of the report emphasizes the work the industry needs to do to educate such groups, observers say.
Network marketing giant Herbalife has announced an agreement in principle with US authorities over a bribery scandal in China. The reported pact, which includes a $123 million fine, was part of the company’s first quarter earnings report, which came...
The dietary supplement industry has an opportunity to communicate with a new range of consumers in light of the current crisis. Highlighting the excellent safety of the products and quality initiatives underway can help keep the embarrassment of rampant...
Botanical ingredients have a history of thousands of years of supporting human health. As we enter springtime in the North Hemisphere it's comforting to reflect on the fact that that will still be true even as the current crisis passes.
Dietary supplement manufacturers and the natural channel stores that sell the products play an important role in supporting consumers health during this challenging time and should be counted as ‘essential’ businesses, stakeholders say.
Contract manufacturer Icelandirect has announced it has achieved organic certification, the company announced recently, which is part of a trend of widening organic options with the dietary supplement industry.