On July 1, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) made good on its promise to issue a draft guidance on new dietary ingredients (NDIs), as mandated by the Food Safety Modernization Act. FDA stated this is an “important preventive control to ensure that consumers are not exposed to unnecessary public health risks from new ingredients with unknown safety profiles.”

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Basel, Switzerland—Recreational athletes looking for increased muscle mass may want to consider adding l-carnitine and carbs to their regimens, according to recent research published in the Journal of Physiology.

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Hoboken, NJ—A new clinical trial indicates that a combination of Pycnogenol and coenzyme Q10 (PycnoQ10 from Natural Health Science, based here) may benefit patients who have had heart failure and are receiving medical treatment.

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VDF FutureCeuticals, Inc. has called foul on Sandwich Isles Trading Company for its coffee fruit processing methods.

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Rockville, MD—Companies will now have an easier time finding information about U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) facility inspections and court actions.

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New York, NY—Researchers based at the University of Utah Brain Institute have collected data they believe supports the use of a branded citicoline (Cognizin from Kyowa Hakko, based here) for improving attention.

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Bridgewater, NJNational Starch, based here, completed a study indicating its Hi-maize resistant starch could benefit those with prediabetes.

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