February 6, 2014

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Canada's Jamison Labs sold to private equity firm

Jamison Laboratories Ltd. has been sold to CCMP Capital Advisors for an undisclosed price. The deal is expected to provide an infusion of capital for a growth initiative to the U.S. and globally. Read more


Leucine boosts low protein beverages to promote muscle growth


In a new study from McMaster University and Nestlé, researchers found that adding leucine allows formulators of protein beverages to achieve significant muscle growth with lower levels of protein. Read more


EU heart health groups back stanols/sterols in functional foods



For the first time, the European Atherosclerosis Society (EAS) acknowledged that two grams of plant sterols or stanols can help manage cholesterol for patients using statins or with moderate heart disease risk. Industry welcomed the position although EAS also noted the lack of clinical data. Read more


Rhode Island enters GMO labeling debate

Brown Daily Herald


Rhode Island became the 31st state to introduce a bill that would require labeling of foods containing GMOs, with sponsors calling it a right-to-know issue. Opponents, including GMA, are lining up to oppose the legislation. Read more


Curcumin study showing increased bioavailability prompts debate


A recent study conducted by Increnovo LLC and the University of Tampa and funded by OmniActive, looked at the bioavailability of OmniActive's CurcuWin ingredient and found it to increase serum curcuminoid levels over standard curcumin. But the findings prompted debate and clarification from researchers and suppliers of other curcumin products. Read combined coverage:

Study shows increased bioavailability for OmniActive Curcumin

Industry responses to curcumin study


Sustainability report show huge markets dominate, but issues remain

IISD, Foodnavigator


Once a niche category, certified sustainable products are gaining traction in mainstream markets around the world, but a new report from the International Institute for Sustainable Development notes that smaller producers may be under-represented and there is an oversupply of compliant products. Read coverage:

State of Sustainability Initiatives report
An overview of the report

UNPA salutes NBJ Award winners

ABC, Medicus, 4Life Receive NBJ Awards

USA Today article starts supplement registration discussion

How do you keep the FDA off your back? (video)

UNPA welcomes Natural Factors as a new member


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May 13-15: Asheville, N.C.

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Health Practitioner Marketing Forum
April 2-4: Long Beach, CA.
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