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SSCI Announces First Company to Meet Its Benchmarking Standards

Washington, D.C.—The Supplement Safety & Compliance Initiative (SSCI) announced the first company to meet its new safety and benchmarking standards: Natural Alternatives International (NAI). Established in 2015, SSCI is a joint effort by leading...

#NaturallyInformed: Why Beauty is More than Skin Deep

In this keynote presentation, nutrition and natural beauty expert Paula Simpson introduces the science behind nutri-cosmetics. Research shows that several underlying factors can impact on the health and appearance of skin, hair and nails,...

Study: Nootropic Benefits of Sustained-Release Caffeine from Green Coffee Bean

Mumbai, India, and Morristown, NJ—OmniActive Health Technologies announced the publication of new pharmacokinetic data on its proprietary energy ingredient Xtenergy, a natural, sustained-release caffeine from green coffee bean. Published in Current Research in Behavioral...

CHPA Announces New Podcast Series

Washington, D.C.—The Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA) announced the launch of a new podcast, CHPA Chat. Hosted by Anita Brikman, SVP, Communications & Public Affairs, and Executive Director, CHPA Educational Foundation, the podcast will...

Nestlé to Acquire Core Brands of The Bountiful Company

Switzerland—In a move that makes it a global leader in vitamins, minerals, and nutritional supplements, Nestle has entered into an agreement with KKR to acquire core brands of The Bountiful Company for USD $5.75...

People With Higher Omega-3 Levels Less Likely To Die Prematurely

Over the past century or so, science has gradually revealed many of the secrets of health and longevity. Notably, from 1929 onwards, at least ten Nobel Prizes were awarded for the discovery of vitamins and their...

Omega-3 Supplements Protect Against Stress

This study examined 138 sedentary, overweight, middle-aged participants who received either 2.5 grams of omega-3 fatty acids per day, 1.25 grams per day, or a placebo. Compared to the placebo group, during a stressful...

Mobile App Helps Users Find Informed Sport Certified Sports Nutrition Products

Lexington, KY—Informed Sport announced the launch of its first mobile app, designed to help athletes, drug tested personnel, and supplement users easily find Informed Sport tested and certified sports nutrition products. The free app,...

MegaFood Partners with Foster Farm Botanical

Foster Farm Botanicals – East Calais, Vermont. Image courtesy of MegaFood. Manchester, NH—MegaFood, which is on a mission to empower communities, revolutionize food systems, and commit to radical transparency through its Healthy Farm Standard...

NPA’s Kyle Turk Testifies in CA Legislature Against Bill to Age-Restrict Supplements

Washington, D.C.—California bill AB-1341: Dietary supplements for weight loss and over-the-counter diet pills would “place a costly burden on small businesses who have already been hard hit by the COVID-19 health and economic crisis.”...

Unilever to Acquire Onnit

Onnit product line. Image courtesy of Unilever. Englewood Cliffs, NJ—Unilever has signed an agreement to acquire Onnit, a Texas-based holistic wellness and lifestyle company, according to a press release. Onnit offers supplements that provide...

Study: Omega-3 Index is a Strong Risk Predictor of Premature Death

Sioux Falls, SD—A new paper, published in Nature Communications, looks at the relationship between the Omega-3 Index and risk for death from any and all causes. The finding: People with higher omega-3 EPA and...

Sunlight Linked With Lower COVID-19 Deaths, Study Shows

The finding that sunnier areas are associated with fewer deaths from COVID-19 is consistent with previous research showing vitamin D is beneficial in the prevention and treatment of coronavirus infection. A micronutrient that has...

Multivitamins, Omega-3, Probiotics, Vitamin D May Lessen Risk Of Positive COVID-19 Test

Based on self-reported intake by users of an app, this study found a “modest” lowering of the risk of testing positive among women who regularly took multivitamins, omega-3, probiotics, or vitamin D supplements. The...

Every Adult In Ireland Should Take Vitamin D Supplements, Report Recommends

A micronutrient that has numerous important functions, vitamin D is produced naturally in the body when skin is exposed to sunlight. Despite this, however, deficiency is common worldwide.In the United States and Canada, vitamin D deficiency is...

New Research Confirms Vitamin D Protects Against Respiratory Infections

An optimum supply of micronutrients is crucial for protecting against respiratory infections. But while vitamin D is certainly important, other micronutrients are similarly essential.Vitamin C helps in the inactivation of viral DNA, for example,...

Nutritional Supplementation In Preconception And Pregnancy Linked To Reduced Risk Of Preterm Birth

Ensuring a proper supply of vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and other key micronutrients confers multiple benefits both for a developing fetus and the expectant mother. Conversely, an insufficient supply of micronutrients carries numerous health...

Dietary Supplements Forum to Address DSHEA 2.0, Influencers, the Biden Admin & More

Washington, D.C.—The unknowns of a new administration, prospects for DSHEA 2.0, the explosion of social media influencers, and a drive towards adopting sustainable and ethical business practices…Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) President and CEO...

Nitrates In Green Leafy Vegetables Boost Muscle Performance, Study Concludes

These days, many people fail to consume sufficient servings of vegetables in their daily diets. This is unfortunate, as vegetables are associated with a decreased risk of several chronic diseases, including cardiovascular disease, cancer,...

Palm Done Right Welcomes Six New Partners

Palm Done Right announced six new partners, including Turner and Addie, which was started by a brother and sister duo on a mission to rid all teen showers of chemical-filled body wash and soap....