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.
Unboxed 8: This week on Unboxed, ancient grains reigned. Both hot and cold cereals employed the nutritional power of chia, amaranth, KAMUT wheat, flax seed, and ramón—coffee-flavored seeds that hail from Central America.
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