While 2022 may be categorized as the year the world returned to somewhat normalcy, the last 12 months still held their share of challenges, and for omega-3s, questions remain about how the market will change in 2023.
After a couple of record-breaking years, dietary supplement usage is returning to pre-pandemic levels. Data from CRN’s 2022 Consumer Survey on Dietary Supplements shows that 75% of Americans are using dietary supplements, down from 80% in 2021.
Multivitamin supplements may improve cognition, episodic memory, and executive function in older people, and slow cognitive decline by 60%, according to data from the high-profile COcoa Supplement and Multivitamin Outcomes Study for the Mind (COSMOS-Mind).
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.
Health and wellness company Onnit has added a new study to its growing portfolio of clinical trials to validate the benefits of the “total human optimization” brand’s range of multi-ingredient supplements.
The dietary supplements industry has reacted to a recent report from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force that dismissed the potential benefits of multivitamins for the prevention of cardiovascular disease and cancer.
Last week’s meeting of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Science Board did little to assuage a frustrated CBD industry that continues to call for regulation of the cannabinoid as a dietary supplement.
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.
Maternal intake of choline, an essential brain nutrient for mother and developing child, significantly increases DHA status, more than supplementing with DHA by itself, says a new study from Cornell University.
FDA came down hard on purveyors of Delta-8 THC and CBD products that were making disease claims on the substances. The Agency also reiterated the reasons it believes Delta-8 is not a suitable ingredient for products marketed as supplements.
At this year's Vitafoods Europe, Euromed will showcase its Earth Harmony Organic Extracts as well as a growing portfolio of natural ingredients inspired by the health-promoting properties of the Mediterranean diet.
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...
The US Food and Drug Administration has announced that Dr Cara Welch will be the new permanent director of its Office of Dietary Supplement Programs. The announcement was welcomed by industry trade groups.
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.
Middle-aged obese people assigned to a low-calorie diet to promote weight loss may reap greater benefits with additional lutein supplementation, say findings from a double-blind, randomized controlled trial.
Supplementation forms a key part of the nutrition protocol of Everton FC, one of the oldest clubs in English football. It’s part of a revamp of the club’s approach to fueling players, brought on by the team’s first dedicated head of nutrition. But supplements...
The new dietary supplement specifications from Amazon are comprehensive, but adverse event reporting is not currently part of the picture and that presents challenges for brands and consumers, says an expert.
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...
Daily supplementation with a blend of polyphenol-rich extracts from grapefruit, grape, green tea, guarana and black carrot may improve health-related quality of life (HRQOL) by over 5%, says a study using Fytexia’s Fiit-ns ingredient.
While digestive health remains the leading health position for probiotics in the US, immune support is the second most popular positioning with online reviews growing 26% in the first half of 2020 to hit 179,000 in July, says Lumina Intelligence.
As consumers seek out immune-support products, probiotics are one of the categories to have experienced sales growth in 2020. The science to substantiate the claims has been key, said George Paraskevakos, Executive Director of the International Probiotics...
Scientists at the University of Chicago are calling for clinical trials to investigate if vitamin D may reduce COVID-19 incidence after their retrospective study found a link between deficiency of the sunshine vitamin and the likelihood of becoming infected...
Using a micromicellar formulation of lutein, zeaxanthin, and meso-zeaxanthin led to significantly higher increases in serum levels of the carotenoids, compared to other formulations, says a new study from Ireland.