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New study confirms macular carotenoid use for eye health
New study confirms macular carotenoid use for eye health
A new study by the University of Georgia published in the journal Foods, found that use of a proprietary blend of macular carotenoids (lutein, zeaxanthin and mesozeaxanthin) may protect the eyes from damage inflicted by blue light emitted from our smar...
Experts: Firms making opiod treatment claims don't represent responsible industry
Experts: Firms making opiod treatment claims don't represent responsible industry
Dietary supplements took another hit in the mainstream press with an article in The New York Times that highlights supplements that claim to help treat opiod addiction. Trade organizations concurred the practice is illegal, while rueing the article's i...
Growing a healthy children's market
Growing a healthy children's market
If you're of a certain age, you likely remember those metallic-yet-sweet-flavored Flintstones vitamins, as they were pretty much the only children's multi available. And for the most part, moms didn't feel we needed anything more — other than mak...
FDA approves qualified soybean oil heart-health claim
FDA approves qualified soybean oil heart-health claim
The United Soybean Board announced the authorization of a new, FDA qualified heart-health claim for soybean oil. The claim states that soybean oil may reduce the risk of coronary heart disease.
FTC official: Research needed to study consumer understanding of 'natural'
FTC official: Research needed to study consumer understanding of 'natural'
In November 2015, FDA announced a proceeding to solicit comments on use of the term "natural" in the labeling of human foods.
FDA official: CBD 'violative ingredient' in supplements
FDA official: CBD 'violative ingredient' in supplements
During an event this week in Las Vegas, an official with FDA's Office of Dietary Supplement Programs signaled some of his agency's enforcement priorities in targeting certain types of CBD products, while he called another botanical - kratom - a "violat...