FDA Confused About Selenium Health Claims: Background and FDA Legal Confusion, Part 1

An Interview with Jonathan W. Emord, Esq. Recently, we protected the status of a qualified health claim for selenium, but in the process discovered that...

Call Me Vera, Aloe Vera

Did your last trip to the beach leave your back as red as a ripe tomato, scorched hot enough to scramble eggs over? Have...

A Lesson for America

The United States, like Great Britain, is seeing its food laws come under increasing pressure to harmonize and conform to international standards. When I was...

Ribose for Health and Performance

An Interview with Dr. John Seifert and Olympian Melanie RoachD-Ribose is a vital nutrient for producing energy in the body. Importantly, D-Ribose does not...

A Critical Bonding Period

How Supplements Impact Mother and Baby Women who are pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant should understand the benefits of taking prenatal supplements. During pregnancy,...

Bad Ingredients Are Out, Good Ingredients Are In, but…

(They don't make core natural shoppers anymore)At Retail Insights, we’ve recently completed our 2008 retail food industry overview, and natural products are $34.19 billion,...

Creatine: A Practical Guide for Athletes and Additional Health Benefits for All, Part 2

An Interview with Dr. Alfredo Franco-Obregon Creatine supplementation can be advantageous for everyone, not just athletes. Sure, many athletes have learned that creatine supplementation significantly...

It’s Enzyme Time!

What do laundry detergent, automobile exhaust systems and saliva have in common? All three contain catalysts or substances that speed up a chemical reaction...

Creatine: A Practical Guide for Athletes and Additional Health Benefits for All, Part 1

An Interview with Dr. Alfredo Franco-ObregonAs regular readers know, one of my biggest peeves is the media writing uninformed articles about nutrition without bothering...

The Nitty Gritty on Vitamin C

Antioxidants. Chances are, you’ve heard this term thousands of times because of their importance to overall health. Given the broad (and possibly overwhelming) selection...