Regulatory fervor in the dietary supplements industry seems to wax and wane with the political tides. Right now it's approaching a fever pitch. Here's a look at a couple of areas of particular concern.
I have a friend who's a magician — Professor Phelyx. His repertoire includes a truly jaw-dropping signature trick — a standard-issue restaurant fork that ends up bent, twisted and splayed, with most of that happening while an audience member is holding the fork in her hand.
But even Phelyx can't conjure a magic weight-loss pill.
Conjuring up a weight-loss pill that miraculously (and safely) enables people to shed unwanted pounds without changing their eating habits or exercising more simply isn't possible. But that doesn't stop companies from trying.
A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step, as any barstool philosopher will tell you. In the case of Sabinsa, the journey to becoming one of the world's largest and most diversified purveyors of herbal ingredients started with a step backward, and another sideways.
On the 20th anniversary of the Dietary Supplements Health and Education Act, Alkemist Labs' Elan Sudberg shares his thoughts on the state of the regulatory system governing supplements and what he think needs to change....More
Recently, a new organization that's yet to even formally announce itself made news for declaring its intention to define natural. The new group, called the Organic and Natural Health Association, plans to hold a series of meetings as part of a transparent process that engages consumers as well as industry....More