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Why Do Some Supplement Labels Look Different?

You might have been taking a particular nutrition supplement for a while, and now all of a sudden, it’s label looks different! Did the product change? Does it have a new formulation? Well, possibly, but most likely the change is due to implementation of a new law: Nutrition and Supplements Facts Labels Rule introduced by the FDA. The deadline for implementation has been moved back until January 1, 2020 (January 1, 2021...

Another Reminder of Why I Vet Supplement Companies...

A recent investigation into the quality and purity of herbal supplements sold under GNC, Target, Walgreens and Walmart labels, alarmingly identified that many supplements at these big box stores are not as “advertised.” Reported by the New York Times (February 3, 2015), the NYS Attorney General’s office had tests conducted on top-selling store brands of herbal supplements and accused these four national retailers of selling...

FDA Sets Definition for “Gluten Free” ...

The FDA just announced a definition for “Gluten Free.” Nearly 3 million Americans have Celiac disease, an autoimmune disease that damages the lining of the small intestine. And, many more people are experiencing abdominal discomfort and possibly an intolerance or sensitivity when eating foods with gluten. Gluten are proteins naturally found in grains such as wheat, rye and barley. By mid-2014, food manufacturers...

JAMA Study: Food Industry May Hold Too Much Influe...

According to a study in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), food additive manufacturers have an overwhelming influence in determining whether an additive is Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS).  While most consumers have the impression that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is in control of determining the safety of food additives, unfortunately, such is not the case. These two news releases will...