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North Bergen, NJ—Avena sativa, known for its calming properties, was put to the test for memory support and passed with flying colors.

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Merry Hill, NC—Botanical extraction specialist, Avoca, Inc. (a division of Pharmachem Laboratories) is now greener than ever. In the first installation of its kind on the East Coast, Avoca is now the proud owner of a new biomass-to-energy system. The system replaces three boilers that ran on diesel fuel.

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In late November, the U.S. Department of Justice (on behalf of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration [FDA]) filed a permanent injunction request against a Pennsylvania supplement maker for failing to comply with its good manufacturing practices (GMPs) regulations. According to a press statement, this is the first time the agency has taken action like this against a supplement manufacturer of this size.

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Las Vegas, NV—Three raw materials suppliers were named the winners of the SupplySide West 2011 Scientific Excellence Awards. The tradeshow was held October 10–14, here. The recipients were selected based on their ingredients’ “science/research methods, scientific breakthrough, innovation and appeal for the manufacturing community.”

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New York, NY—A bioavailable form of vitamin B5 (Pantesin, a form of pantethine, developed by Kyowa Hakko USA) may help reduce cholesterol levels within the body and help prevent cardiovascular diseases according to research. Published in Nutrition Research Journal, the experiment yielded positive results for those who included pantethine in their diets.

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Bioscience company Chr. Hansen completed new research on a branded probiotic strain (L. casei 431, Lactobacillus paracase) and whether it benefits immunity against influenza following vaccination.

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Santa Fe, MN­–New data published in Phytotherapy Research indicates that an herbal combination ingredient benefits women in all phases of menopause.

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