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Are Your Supplements Really Regulated and How?

Click here to listen. DSHEA protects our rights to access safe, effective nutritional supplements. Most people who take supplements do not know about DSHEA. Even...
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Using Caution with Claims

With demand for immune support products soaring, FDA and FTC are on alert, monitoring the market for products that made fraudulent prevention and treatment...

FDA Allows Health Claim for Magnesium & Blood Pressure

Silver Spring, MD—FDA has announced in a letter of enforcement discretion that it does not intend to object to the use of certain qualified...
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CRN Responds to FDA’s Tentative Response Regarding CRN’s NAC Petition

Washington, D.C.—The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) has responded to FDA’s November 2021 letter regarding CRN’s citizen petition on NAC. Background: As WholeFoods has previously...

Acacia Gum Fits Definition of Dietary Fiber, FDA Rules

Silver Spring, MD—FDA has granted a citizen petition on acacia (also known as gum acacia, or gum Arabic), and has proposed that acacia be...

2021 in Review & What’s Ahead for the Natural Products Industry

As we head into 2022, the natural products industry, like others, is trying to return to some semblance of normalcy. One must ask though,...

What’s Wrong With This Picture? The Need for Transparency

We’ve long had a history in this industry of unscrupulous and sometimes downright shady operators being able to blend in on store shelves and...
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WHO Decides Against Scheduling Kratom

The World Health Organization (WHO) has decided against a critical review and subsequent scheduling of kratom, according to the WHO Expert Committee on Drug...

NPA Sues FDA: Asks Courts to “Block Unlawful Action in NAC Situation”

Washington, D.C.—The Natural Products Association (NPA) announced that it has filed a lawsuit against the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). At issue: the status...

CRN Disappointed With FDA Tentative Response to NAC Citizen Petition

Washington, D.C.—The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) has expressed disappointment with FDA’s response to its citizen petition about the status of N-acetyl-L-cysteine (NAC) as...