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.
The use of DNA technology holds great promise for botanical ingredient identification, experts have said. But whether these tests are as yet fit for purpose is something still not universally accepted within the industry.
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.
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...
Researchers based in Italy and Ireland have proposed a two step approach to validating and enumerating probiotic supplements. A stakeholder group commented that the approach holds promise for better quality control within the industry.
NOW has released its latest round of testing of products sold on Amazon and found that the glutathione supplements it bought were of reasonable quality, though some failures in potency and purity were still observed.
An investigation into folic acid marketed for pregnant women and vitamin D shows huge inaccuracies in labelled contents with some only offering a fraction of the stated dose and others with levels more than 150% more than stated.
After making a success of their two-year-young CBD brand 'fourfivecbd', two professional rugby players have launched Fourfive Nutrition with an aim to disrupt the supplements market which they say lacks transparency.
The University of Guelph in Canada is launching the NHP Research Alliance to provide global leadership to advance the use of DNA testing and molecular diagnostics in quality assurance QA of natural health products.
UK-based food supplement certification service Informed-Sport has linked up with online supplement retailer Trusted Pro Supplements to showcase those products that have passed through the stringent quality control process.
UK drug analysis company HFL has launched a testing service to
check for drug contamination of sports supplements. The new tests
will detect IOC-banned drugs such as nandrolone and ephedrine, in a
range of supplement formulations.