FDA sends warning letters to five marketers of bulk powdered caffeine

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The Food and Drug Administration has taken another step in its war on powdered caffeine. The controversial ingredient linked to a pair of deaths was the subject of a slew of new FDA warning letters to companies selling the substance to consumers.

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Cannavest gets CBD oil products on natural channel retail shelves amid mounting losses

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3D Corporate Solutions acquires majority stake in BlueWave Marine Ingredients

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AUGUST 2015 NEWS QUIZ: Are you up to speed with the latest supplement industry news?

Source: Oldways Whole Grains Council

Improved formulations help whole grain consumption rise, Oldways survey finds

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Trade organization forms to foster non-GMO certification for supplements

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NBTY's acquisition of Dr Organic mirrors trend in supplement industry toward personal care

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Cognitive Health Quiz: Do you know your DHA from your PhosphatidylSerine?

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BlueOcean extracts omega-3 oils from several species of cold water shrimp. Image © iStockPhoto / sugar0607

BlueOcean launches consumer brand to boost visibility of extended release technology, omega-3 shrimp oil

A burger made with insects from C-fu's new processing platform.

C-fu’s new processing platforms could help pave the way for an insect commodity market

DSM says further cuts in its nutrition division cannot be ruled out

DSM reshuffle spells 1000+ job losses

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Lack of specifications a persistent problem in industry, consultant says

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Schiff hit with lawsuit over MegaRed cardiovascular claim wording

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Trade associations call to elevate Division of Dietary Supplement Programs to an ‘Office’

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With no study showing how CoQ10 eases statin side effects, it's two steps forward, one step back for ingredient

Liver weights were about 13% lower in the groups given the plant extract compared to the group given a high fat diet alone

Elderberry extract may improve obesity inflammation

The review is the first systematic summary of the impact of vitamin D supplementation on muscle strength in young, healthy individuals

Vitamin D increases muscle strength: Review

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Weight management metabolite ingredient to debut backed by NDI filing

Yakult USA defends probiotic claims as class action proceeds

Yakult USA confident of "eventual and ultimate vindication" in probiotics class action

Sabinsa obtains site registration for Utah facility from Canadian authorities

Sabinsa obtains site registration for Utah facility from Canadian authorities

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The Conference: CRN’s Annual Symposium for the Dietary Supplement Industry, takes place Oct. 21-24, in Palm Springs, CA. Image: © iStockPhoto / bpperry

Popular political analyst to talk politics at CRN’s The Conference

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Harvard scientist to keynote CRN’s The Workshop

Bob Ullman (right) with his son, Marc (left) in 2005

Industry mourns loss of ‘true pioneer’ Bob Ullman

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Brain boosting bioactives, Part 1: From omega-3 to vitamin E

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Over 90% of Twentysomethings have suboptimal vitamin E status. What does that mean for health?

Brain boosting bioactives, Part 2: From citicoline and curcumin to resveratrol

Brain boosting bioactives, Part 2: From citicoline and curcumin to resveratrol

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