Seller of supplements diluted with fillers pleads guilty, agrees to pay more than $1 million

Seller of supplements diluted with fillers pleads guilty, agrees to pay more than $1 million

18-Dec-2014 - The owner of a dietary supplement company has pleaded guilty of conspiracy to commit wire fraud in connection with the sale of diluted and adulterated ingredients and supplements.  The plea deal comes with an agreement to pay a fine that exceeds $1 million.

Supplement manufacturing giant Pharmavite acquires FoodState

Supplement manufacturing giant Pharmavite acquires FoodState

18-Dec-2014 - Dietary supplement manufacturing giant Pharmavite LLC has made a big move into natural channel supplements with its acquisition of whole food supplement manufacturer FoodState Inc. Pharmavite acquired the company from the private equity firm 2X Consumer Products Growth Partners. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

William Reed Business Media Holiday video

Happy Holidays 2014 from William Reed Business Media!

18-Dec-2014 - The holidays are fast upon us, so let’s put ‘business’ to one side and get into the festive mood. To keep in the spirit of things, we’ve got a ‘gift’ for you – enjoy. Happy Holidays!

Overcoming the hurdles of importing nutraceuticals and cosmeceuticals into Canada

Overcoming the hurdles of importing nutraceuticals and cosmeceuticals into Canada

18-Dec-2014 - Recent changes to the natural products sector in Canada have introduced more hurdles for companies entering that marketplace, but opportunities abound. In this guest article, Steven Page, president of Stalco, gives us his tips for success in the Canada.

Studies raise questions over sugar, caffeine, and children's intake of energy drinks

Studies raise questions over sugar, caffeine, and children's intake of energy drinks

18-Dec-2014 - Two new studies have suggested that many children and adolescents consuming energy drinks get too much caffeine, while suggesting the level of sugar and caffeinated drinks can lead to different metabolic effects.

‘Lifestyle medicine is the right idea at the right time’: Dean Ornish, MD

‘Lifestyle medicine is the right idea at the right time’: Dean Ornish, MD

17-Dec-2014 - Eat well, stress less, move more and love more: These four simple principles of lifestyle changes have been shown to have significant benefits in managing chronic disease risk, influencing aging, and reducing health care costs. And that’s why lifestyle medicine is the right idea at the right time, says Dean Ornish, MD, founder & president of the Preventive Medicine Research Institute.

The Norwegian salmon farming industry is highly regulated with high quality standards, Hofseth Biocare says.

Freshness, gentle processing compensate for different EPA, DHA levels, salmon oil supplier asserts

17-Dec-2014 - While the omega-3s market has been moving toward ever higher concentrations of EPA and DHA, there is still room for fresh, minimally processed oils with lower EPA and DHA concentrations, says Norwegian company Hofseth Biocare.  And there is even evidence for greater efficacy for its salmon oil for certain health indications, the company asserts.

Saporiti Group eyes ‘competitive advantage’ as distributor of GanedenBC30 in South America

Saporiti Group eyes ‘competitive advantage’ as distributor of GanedenBC30 in South America

17-Dec-2014 - A new distribution partnership between Ganeden and Grupo Saporiti, S.A. will increase availability of the GanedenBC30 probiotic ingredient in select South American markets, the companies have announced.

Large scale trial to validate testing platform that measures metabolic health via urine

Large scale trial to validate testing platform that measures metabolic health via urine

17-Dec-2014 - Zivo Bioscience Inc. has announced a large-scale test of its WellMetris testing platform that will validate a technology that the founders say will be a game changer for dietary supplement companies and, eventually, the traditional healthcare sphere as well.

Green tea, mitochondria, omega-3 & curcumin: The top 10 science of 2014

Green tea, mitochondria, omega-3 & curcumin: The top 10 science of 2014

17-Dec-2014 - From breakthrough studies to controversial hypotheses, it has been a fascinating year for science for dietary supplements. In this special gallery we review the top science headlines from 2014.

Dr Ritz (right) chats with Dr Jeffrey Bland (left) from the Personalized Lifestyle Medicine Institute at the recent Thought Leaders Consortium 2014

Strategic product development for a personalized, practitioner-driven approach to cardiovascular, metabolic, and cognitive health

17-Dec-2014 - Developing innovative dietary supplement products for nutrition-trained or functional medicine practitioners who engage in a personalized approach to patient management presents interesting challenges and opportunities. How do you develop, manufacture (under strict GMP compliant conditions), and properly study dietary supplements aimed at a population of n=1? 

Nutritional Armor: Dietary Supplements in the Military

Nutritional Armor: Dietary Supplements in the Military

17-Dec-2014 - A recent special issue to in the medical journal Military Medicine marks a shift in attitude and approach to dietary supplements by the U.S. military. 

Source: PLMI

‘The whole field of nutrition is in the dark ages’: Dr Lee Hood

17-Dec-2014 - The market capital of a wellness industry that aims to promote and maintain good health will vastly exceed the current treatment-focused disease industry, says Dr Lee Hood, MD, PhD, President & Co-Founder, Institute for Systems Biology.

Jeffrey Bland, PhD, at the 2014 Thought Leaders Consortium

The dietary supplement industry and 21st Century healthcare

17-Dec-2014 - We are witnessing a revolution in healthcare comparable in impact to that which occurred at the turn of the last century with the discovery of the origin of infectious disease.

Stronger adherence to the Mediterranean diet was associated with longer telomere length - with a one point change in diet score linked to 1.5 years of aging, say the researchers.

Mediterranean diet linked to increased telomere length

17-Dec-2014 - Following a Mediterranean style diet may be associated with greater telomere length - a finding that further supports the diet’s links to health and longevity, say researchers.

Vitamin K2, collagen-calcium combo for bone loss

Vitamin K2, collagen-calcium combo closing awareness, evidence gaps in bone health

16-Dec-2014 - While the combination of calcium and vitamin D is the best known duo in bone health, other ingredients that stories to tell are closing the gap both in terms of clinical evidence and public acceptance, suppliers say.

Calcium, vitamin D supplementation for women at risk of osteoporosis

Combating osteoporosis with calcium, vitamin D could save as much as $12 billion by 2020, CRN says

16-Dec-2014 - Supplementation with calcium and vitamin D for postmenopausal women could save the US health care system as much as $12 billion by 2020, according to an economic impact report commissioned by the Council for Responsible Nutrition. The intervention costs as little as 16 cents a day, CRN said.

Neptune launches NKO Focus backed by clinical data

Neptune launches NKO Focus backed by clinical data

16-Dec-2014 - Neptune Technologies & Bioressources has launched a blend of krill and lutein for brain and vision health, with clinical data  showing the absorption of lutein being improved by as much as eight times.

How does the wide variety bacteria in the foods that we eat affect the composition and functioning of our own gut microbiota?

The microbes we eat: Study investigates bacteria in different diets

16-Dec-2014 - Researchers investigating the types of microbes found in foods from different dietary patterns have questioned whether the bacteria in our foods plays a role in the structure and function of our gut microbiota. 

Creatine may improve blood pressure levels and microvascular health

Creatine may improve blood pressure levels and microvascular health

16-Dec-2014 - Creatine may improve microvascular reactivity and capillary density amongst a health population, according to research.