walmart marketplace

Redmond, WA—Natural products retailer VitaminLife, with a 4,000-ft2 store and an online business based here, is now selling products—including brands traditionally only sold by natural products retailers—through Walmart.com. This appears to be the first supplements retailer to have made such a partnership with Walmart. While this news may be disconcerting to some independent retailers, just how such eCommerce marketplaces are intersecting with the natural products industry is complicated.

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dmaa

Norcross, GA—U.S. Marshals have seized more than $2 million worth of dietary supplements that contain an unapproved food additive from a supplement manufacturer.

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sea buckthorn

Green Bay, WI—Sea buckthorn helps support heart and metabolic health in overweight women, according to a recent study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

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collagen skin

Gainesville, FL—A branded cosmeceutical supplement has shown impressive results for reducing signs of facial skin aging in a new study published in Natural Medicine Journal.

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Kailua-Kona, HI— Synthetic astaxanthin, an illegal and untested antioxidant carotenoid supplement ingredient, may have entered into the U.S. market to be sold as natural astaxanthin.

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Washington, D.C.—Certain supplement ingredients may have entered the U.S. market without accompanying new dietary ingredient (NDI) notification as is required by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

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ahpa supplements

Silver Spring, MD—The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) has petitioned the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to change how it writes Form 483s.

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nordic fish oil

Watsonville, CA—Nordic Naturals of has partnered up with Nutrasource Diagnostics (NDI) to create a testing methodology for analyzing the p-Anisidine levels in flavored omega-3 dietary supplements. p-Anisidine levels are used to measure oxidation.

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vitamin angels

Santa Barbara, CA—Vitamin Angels, an organization whose mission is to provide vitamins and essential nutrients to those in need, has launched a campaign to raise awareness about hidden hunger.

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popular supplements

Washington, D.C.—The 2013 Consumer Survey on Dietary Supplements conducted by the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) reports that two-thirds of U.S. adults take dietary supplements. In addition, 85% of adults are confident in the safety, quality of effectiveness of supplements.

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