Content about Vitamins, Diet and Sports Nutrition

January 22, 2014

A research study published this month in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics demonstrated the effectiveness of a sterol/stanol ester softgel capsule for lowering low-density lipoprotein cholesterol in individuals with high cholesterol levels.

NORTHRIDGE, Calif. —  A research study published this month in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics demonstrated the effectiveness of a sterol/stanol ester softgel capsule for lowering low-density lipoprotein cholesterol in individuals with high cholesterol levels. 

January 21, 2014

New research published in the American Journal of Geriatrics on Monday found that more than 25% of bladder infections (cystitis) can be reduced with the regular use of cranberry concentrate supplements in vulnerable older people in nursing homes at high risk of urinary tract infections.

OUD-BEIJERLAND, The Netherlands — New research published in the American Journal of Geriatrics on Monday found that more than 25% of bladder infections (cystitis) can be reduced with the regular use of cranberry concentrate supplements in vulnerable older people in nursing homes at high risk of urinary tract infections. 

More than 20% of these high-risk elderly did not develop any UTI’s at all when taking the cranberry capsule.

January 20, 2014

Nordic Naturals earlier this year launched Omega Boost, featuring 525 mg of omega-3s per serving.

WATSONVILLE, Calif. — Nordic Naturals earlier this year launched Omega Boost, featuring 525 mg of omega-3s per serving. Sugar-free and sweetened with xylitol, Omega Boost is made from purified fish oil from anchovies and sardines, and offers fast absorption of the omega-3 fats EPA and DHA. Each 6-oz. bottle contains 35 servings, and has a convenient flip cap for easy pouring. 

January 20, 2014

Higher levels of melatonin, a hormone involved in the sleep-wake cycle, may decrease the risk of developing advanced prostate cancer, according to results presented here at the AACR-Prostate Cancer Foundation Conference on Advances in Prostate Cancer Research, held Jan. 18-21.

SAN DIEGO — Higher levels of melatonin, a hormone involved in the sleep-wake cycle, may decrease the risk of developing advanced prostate cancer, according to results presented here at the AACR-Prostate Cancer Foundation Conference on Advances in Prostate Cancer Research, held Jan. 18-21.

January 17, 2014

The Council for Responsible Nutrition on Thursday created an infographic that depicts the dietary supplement consumer based on the association's annual survey.

WASHINGTON — The Council for Responsible Nutrition on Thursday created an infographic that depicts the dietary supplement consumer based on the association's annual survey.

CRN’s mission behind this infographic was to provide an easily accessible – and easy to understand – resource with key data from the 2013 CRN Consumer Survey on Dietary Supplements, CRN stated.

January 17, 2014

Patients with fibromyalgia syndrome typically have widespread chronic pain and fatigue. For those with low vitamin D levels, vitamin D supplements can reduce pain and may be a cost-effective alternative or adjunct to other treatment, reported researchers in the current issue of PAIN.

PHILADELPHIA — Patients with fibromyalgia syndrome typically have widespread chronic pain and fatigue. For those with low vitamin D levels, vitamin D supplements can reduce pain and may be a cost-effective alternative or adjunct to other treatment, reported researchers in the current issue of Pain.

January 17, 2014

Supplement manufacturer SuperNutrition on Friday announced the beginning of its new contest via its Facebook page.

OAKLAND, Calif. — Supplement manufacturer SuperNutrition on Friday announced the beginning of its new contest via its Facebook page. Contestants who click the "like" button on SuperNutrition's Facebook page are asked to leave a comment on how they plan to stick to their New Year's resolution. 

January 16, 2014

Giving an infant a probiotic during the first three months of life appears to reduce the onset of gastrointestinal disorders and result in lower associated costs, according to a study by Flavia Indrio of the Aldo Moro University of Bari, Italy, that was released earlier this week.

CHICAGO — Giving an infant a probiotic during the first three months of life appears to reduce the onset of gastrointestinal disorders and result in lower associated costs, according to a study by Flavia Indrio of the Aldo Moro University of Bari, Italy, that was released earlier this week. 

January 15, 2014

Clif Bar on Tuesday announced two new flavors to its Luna Protein line — lemon vanilla and chocolate coconut almond.

EMERYVILLE, Calif. — Clif Bar on Tuesday announced two new flavors to its Luna Protein line — lemon vanilla and chocolate coconut almond. Lemon vanilla is the first Luna Protein bar without a chocolate coating.

January 15, 2014

The Food and Drug Administration earlier this week issued final guidance for the industry on distinguishing liquid dietary supplements from beverages.

SILVER SPRING, Md. — The Food and Drug Administration earlier this week issued final guidance for the industry on distinguishing liquid dietary supplements from beverages. "We are issuing this guidance to help dietary supplement and beverage manufacturers and distributors determine whether a product in liquid form is properly classified as a dietary supplement or as a beverage," the agency stated.

January 15, 2014

The National Advertising Division referred advertising claims made by Coorga Nutraceuticals Corp. for its Grey Defense dietary supplements to the Federal Trade Commission.

NEW YORK — The National Advertising Division on Tuesday referred advertising claims made by Coorga Nutraceuticals Corp. for its Grey Defense dietary supplements to the Federal Trade Commission.

NAD is an investigative unit of the advertising industry’s system of self-regulation. It is administered by the Council of Better Business Bureaus.

January 15, 2014

Pharmavite on Wednesday announced the expansion of its Nature Made Adult Gummies product line.

NORTHRIDGE, Calif. — Pharmavite on Wednesday announced the expansion of its Nature Made Adult Gummies product line. The line extension will include Nature Made Adult Gummies Multi + Omega-3, Nature Made Adult Gummies Energy B12 and Nature Made Adult Gummies Immune Complex with Zinc. 

The new offerings are being released at the start of the year when many consumers are looking to get back on track and refocus their wellness routines, the company stated. 

January 14, 2014

eBay Enterprise on Monday announced the availability of a Ship-from-Store solution — what the company is calling a game-changing initiative that retailers can deploy within 99 days to effectively leverage their physical store inventories while gaining advantages in margin and shipping cost.

KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa. — eBay Enterprise on Monday announced the availability of a Ship-from-Store solution — what the company is calling a game-changing initiative that retailers can deploy within 99 days to effectively leverage their physical store inventories while gaining advantages in margin and shipping cost. 

January 14, 2014

UrgentRx, developer of fast-acting over-the-counter flavored powder medications, on Tuesday named Ron Fugate to the company’s board of directors.

DENVER — UrgentRx, developer of fast-acting over-the-counter flavored powder medications, on Tuesday named Ron Fugate to the company’s board of directors.

January 13, 2014

Consumers think, live and shop differently depending on where they are within the “world” of Health and Wellness, according to the Hartman Group report "Health + Wellness: A Culture of Wellness," released in December.

BELLEVUE, Wash. — Consumers think, live and shop differently depending on where they are within the “World” of Health and Wellness, according to the Hartman Group report "Health + Wellness: A Culture of Wellness," released in December.

January 13, 2014

Real Health Labs recently launched Prostate Complete Once Per Day, a pharmaceutical-grade supplement combination, the company stated.

SAN DIEGO — Real Health Labs recently launched Prostate Complete Once Per Day, a pharmaceutical-grade supplement combination, the company stated. 

In addition to zinc, selenium and vitamin E, Prostate Complete Once Per Day is formulated with a standardized saw palmetto extract, lycopene, a standardized curcumin extract, resveratrol and a pomegranate concentrate. 

January 10, 2014

Maloof Ventures announced on Friday the launch of Never Hungover at GNC.

LOS ANGELES — Maloof Ventures announced on Friday the launch of Never Hungover at GNC. Never Hungover is a dietary supplement that is comprised of a natural vitamin blend, antioxidants, amino acids, nutrients and minerals packaged as a 2-oz. serving. 

The hangover shot is designed to take up to an hour before or while consuming alcohol, and experiences optimal results when taking one bottle per four drinks. 

January 10, 2014

NBTY has been named a silver winner in the category “Most Socially Responsible Company of the Year” by the Best in Biz Awards, the company announced Thursday.

RONKONKOMA, N.Y. — NBTY has been named a silver winner in the category “Most Socially Responsible Company of the Year” by the Best in Biz Awards, the company announced Thursday. 

January 9, 2014

Natrol is launching a new line of chewable and gummy multivitamins for children under a license that will better resonate with today’s tablet-toting mom — Angry Birds.

LOS ANGELES — Natrol is launching a new line of chewable and gummy multivitamins for children under a license that will better resonate with today’s tablet-toting mom — Angry Birds.               

January 9, 2014

Anyone following the Kardashians would know what’s old is new again.

DENVER — Anyone following the Kardashians would know what’s old is new again. Star Kim Kardashian credits her recent 50-lb. post-baby weight loss to the Atkins diet. Consumers have been picking back up on the low-carb craze for a while now. Sales of Atkins Advantage bars are up 23.3% to $122.1 million, and Atkins Advantage shakes are up 19.7% to $97.4 million for the 52 weeks ended Nov. 3, 2013, according to IRI across total U.S. multi-outlets.

January 9, 2014

Soho Flordis is in the process of launching Calorease, a dietary supplement that helps bind to the fat in foods and reduce caloric intake up to 500 calories a day.

TORONTO — Soho Flordis is in the process of launching Calorease, a dietary supplement that helps bind to the fat in foods and reduce caloric intake up to 500 calories a day. One of the differentiators setting this diet aid apart from other supplements is the active ingredient — FBCx (α-cyclodextrin), a stimulant-free, heart-healthy fiber. FBCx binds up to nine times its weight in fat from food, safely removing it from the body before it can be absorbed.

January 9, 2014

Sales of vitamins and minerals represent a $6.5 billion book of business that’s growing at a 5.2% clip across total U.S. multi-outlets for the 52 weeks ended Nov. 3, 2013, according to IRI.

Sales of vitamins and minerals represent a $6.5 billion book of business that’s growing at a 5.2% clip across total U.S. multi-outlets for the 52 weeks ended Nov. 3, 2013, according to IRI.

(For the full category review, including sales data, click here.)

January 9, 2014

Television personality Dr. Oz may have become the Oprah of the diet-aid category with a recommendation made on one of his programs that users try raspberry ketone for weight loss.

Television personality Dr. Oz may have become the Oprah of the diet-aid category with a recommendation made on one of his programs that users try raspberry ketone for weight loss.

(For the full category review, including sales data, click here.)

January 9, 2014

The Winning Combination this summer launched Vitamints, a vitamin and mint combination that helps consumers meet their recommended dietary intakes and freshen breath at the same time.

NEW YORK — The Winning Combination this summer launched Vitamints, a vitamin and mint combination that helps consumers meet their recommended dietary intakes and freshen breath at the same time. One tablet taken four times daily helps provide the recommended daily allowance of several vitamins and minerals. Vitamints are available in five varieties, including immunity health, energy, calm, focus and a multi for women.

January 9, 2014

Rather than take vacation for Christmas and New Year’s, the editors of DSN worked to compile a list of the top 10 trends that will shake up the business in 2014.

Rather than take vacation for Christmas and New Year’s, the editors of DSN worked to compile a list of the top 10 trends that will shake up the business in 2014.

Clinics explode onto scene

Keep a close eye on retail-based health clinics come 2014.

The convenient care industry has come far since hitting the scene in 2000 and today — with nearly 1,500 clinics nationwide — they are proving their importance within the changing healthcare landscape.