Bluebonnet Nutrition introduces BCAAs Vcaps, which offer 3,000 mg per serving of vegetarian-sourced L-leucine, L-isoleucine and L-valine from Ajinomoto. The Vcaps are pharmaceutical grade in a 4:1:1 ratio “to support muscular health and repair in individuals engaged in strength exercise, such as bodybuilders, weekend warriors and other individuals with active lifestyles,” says Bluebonnet.

February is “Heart Month” and I am delighted to bring some “breaking news,” as they like to say on TV, about cardiovascular health. Actually, it is not yet news because it is still in scheduled for publication with a scientific journal.

Under the usual guise of protecting the public and the more-honest notion of rationalizing herbal-medicine regulations, the European Union (EU)’s Parliament and Council adopted its Traditional Herbal Medicinal Products Directive (No. 2004/24/EC), or simply the THMPD, in 2004.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is seeking comments on a document aimed at helping small supplement makers better understand good manufacturing practices for dietary supplements, which they are now obligated to follow.

News and notes from industry suppliers.

If vaginal dryness is affecting some of your female customers, inform them of the benefits of natural personal lubricants and the drawbacks of synthetic ingredients.

There are many paths to the heart: The notion rings true both in love and dietary supplementation. There is a vast and growing block of products claiming to support cardiovascular health, in one fashion or another. The consumer must wade through a steady stream of targeted and often conflicting health claims to suit their given need, and they need all the help they can get from knowledgeable sources. This is where their friendly supplements retailer can step in, to guide them in one of the myriad approaches to a healthier heart through natural means.

Staring at the clock, pulling the cover over our heads and watching late-night TV with the hopes of drifting off to La-La Land. For those that routinely find themselves counting sheep into the wee hours of dawn, it might be time to consider supplements that support healthy sleep patterns.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is seeking comments on a document aimed at helping small supplement makers better understand good manufacturing practices for dietary supplements, which they are now obligated to follow.