Bethesda, MD—The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Dietary Supplements and the National Library of Medicine have put together a free online database intended to give shoppers and health care providers more information about dietary supplements.
L’Aquila, Italy—A study recently published by the Journal of Cellular Biochemistry revealed that regular consumption of cocoa polyphenols could help to maintain brain health and even offer neuroprotection against age-related cognitive degeneration.
Okayama, Japan—Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) affects 3–7% of school children, the American Psychiatric Association states. There could be a nutritional component to the condition, according to new data published in the Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics. A team headed by a Kurashiki City College researcher, based here, believes a soy-derived phosphatidylserine (PS) may help improve ADHD symptoms in kids.
Kanagawa, Japan—Non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), an extreme form of fatty liver disease, can be severe and lead to cirrhosis. Researchers from Kanagawa Institute of Technology in Japan believe a mixture of vitamin E analogs (tocotrienols and alpha-tocopherol) may help, based on data from a new small animal study.
Bethesda, MD—The Journal of the American Medical Association recently published the results of the five-year Age-Related Eye Disease Study 2 (AREDS 2) conducted by the National Institutes of Health. With data collected from 2006–2011, National Eye Institute director Paul A. Sieving, M.D., Ph.D., stated, “This study clarifies the role of supplements in helping prevent advanced AMD, an incurable, common, and devastating disease that robs older people of their sight and independence.”
The natural products industry once again got together for a good cause at Vitamin Angels’ 3rd Annual Expo West event, League of Angels. Over 400 people attended the charity fundraiser at Angel Stadium of Anaheim, where food and drink were available, as well as mini golf, a photo booth and paid batting cage sessions beneath the stadium, with proceeds going directly to the charity.
Silver Spring, MD—On April 15, the U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA) proposed a rule entitled “Infant Formula: The Addition of Minimum and Maximum Levels of Selenium to Infant Formula and Related Labeling Requirements,” which will do two things: add the nutrient selenium to the list of those required for infant formulas and establish a range of measurement for selenium that will be allowed in infant formulas. If this rule comes to fruition, selenium will be the 30th nutrient added to the mandatory list.
Washington, D.C.—The U.S Food and Drug Administration has issued a consumer alert against the use of the stimulant dimethylamylamine (DMAA) in illegal dietary supplements. DMAA is often found in weight-loss, muscle-building and performance-enhancing products.
Washington, D.C.—In response to the growing number of adverse events related to energy drinks (especially from teens), three politicians—Representative Ed Markey (D-MA), Senator Richard Durbin (D-IL and Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT)—investigated several companies that market energy drinks. The results of this investigation, released on April 10, revealed a label discrepancy between similar products on the market, false caffeine disclosure, and a youth-focused marketing campaign designed to emulate alcoholic beverages.
It’s been 25 years since Sabinsa Corporation opened its doors, and the company is still innovating every step of the way. The firm marked the event at Expo West with a cake and champagne for colleagues and friends.