San FranciscoNew studies suggest that low levels of vitamin D are associated with increased symptoms in multiple sclerosis (MS) patients.

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The Government Accountability Office and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently released a report in responses to growing concerns about dietary supplements and their structure/function claims. In this report, FDA acquired 127 supplements, analyzed their structure/function claims and investigated how they substantiate such claims. 

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Rockville, MD—While many Americans have been cutting back their spending during the recession, nutritional supplements are one area that has not been affected. In fact, according to the report released by Packaged Facts, Nutritional Supplements in the U.S., supplement sales increased 7% to $11.5 billion in 2012, and are projected to reach $15.5 billion by 2017.

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London, United Kingdom—The bad news continues for proponents of DMAA (dimethylamylamine). U.K. regulators have decided to ban a popular sports supplement that contains the ingredient. 

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Tampa, FL—Fermented wheat germ extract, known in the immune health category, has given researchers reason to study its other potential benefits.

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Washington, D.C.—Industry members have had some positive things to say about a new bill aimed at stopping the manufacturing, selling and marketing of illegal anabolic steroids masquerading as supplements and similar imitation drugs.

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Wakunaga of America Company is proudly celebrating 40 years of delivering high-quality medicinal herbs to consumers. From its headquarters in Mission Viejo, CA, Wakunaga not only stands true to its commitment and focus on research, but also to addressing the public’s health concerns with beneficial supplements.

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Washington, D.C.—American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) President Michael McGuffin met with the staff of Senator Richard Durbin, (D-IL) on July 13, addressing the senator’s about the dietary supplement industry’s compliance with the federal regulated current good manufacturing practices (cGMPs).

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Dover, DE; Portland, OR—Two new studies continue the flow of research on the negative effects of vitamin D deficiency.

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Chur, Switzerland—A new study published in Phytotherapy Research has found that saw palmetto (20 mg Prostasan from Bioforce USA) not only improves urinary problems, but also helps with erectile dysfunction.

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