Psychobiotics: Modulation of gut microbiota may ‘hold the key to’ neuropsychological disorders

Using probiotics and prebiotics to alter the gut microbiota and influence the gut-brain axis may open up new ways of influencing neuropsychological conditions, says a new review.

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Natural Grocers sees supplement sales rise in face of recent bad press

In another confirmation of the transitory nature of the NYAG affair, Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage reported stable growth in supplement sales in its half-year earnings results in which the dietary supplement and organic foods retailer saw overall sales rise by 21%.

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UL debuts verification seal for dietary supplements

With the NYAG investigation cloud hanging over the industry, longtime safety certifier UL has hit on a fortuitous time to debut its new dietary supplement verification program.  The label seal launches today at at the Ingredients Marketplace trade show in Orlando, FL.

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Perlmutter explores the power of the microbiome in health and disease

The hot topic of nutritional influences on neurological disorders and health drew hundreds to Dr. David Perlmutter’s talk at Expo West.

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Supplement Caucus Educates Freshman Members of Congress about Natural Products

The Natural Products Association (NPA) has met with more than half of freshman representatives and senators of the 114th Congress to educate them on industry issues and highlight the vast benefits of natural products, and will meet with more during Natural Products Day on March 24.

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CRN & ACI to Present 2015 Dietary Supplement Legal & Regulatory Conference

The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) is collaborating with the American Conference Institute (ACI), a leading think tank known for producing substantive conferences, to co-present the Third Annual Legal, Regulatory, and Compliance Forum on Dietary Supplements.    The conference will be held at The Carlton Hotel in New York City on June 24 and 25.

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What can food teach supplements?

Natural products industry veteran and Fresh Ideas Group Founder Sylvia Tawse explains what the organic food movement did right.

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Goal for IPA to become more agile, vocal in promoting probiotics, new director says

After a months-long interregnum, George Paraskevakos, the new executive director of the International Probiotics Association, formally takes up the reins pledging that the organization will become more agile and vocal in defending and promoting the ingredients.

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Non GMO Working Group to formalize structure, collect dues to boost capabilities and influence

In the face of repeated requests for information and services, a working group of dietary supplement companies that includes FoodState Inc. is the process of formalizing its membership structure to transform into a dues-paying organization.

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Gut Health: On the Front Lines of Wellness

Better understanding of gut microbes and their role in health will lead to more science-driven product development.

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