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GNC, Vitamin Shoppe Drop on U.S. Scrutiny of Supplements
GNC Holdings Inc. and Vitamin Shoppe Inc. shares dropped as the Justice Department, the Food and Drug Administration and other U.S. agencies intensified their scrutiny of the dietary-supplement industry. Manufacturers of nutritional products including …
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China Drives Another Nail in the Coffins of GNC and Vitamin Shoppe
Last Tuesday, after the U.S. Justice Department leveled charges against the dietary supplement industry, shares of GNC (GNC) and Vitamin Shoppe (VSI) fell 24% and 8%, respectively, even though neither was mentioned specifically in the indictment.
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Cinnamon Supplements May Be Risky for People Taking Statins
Taking cinnamon supplements could potentially be dangerous, especially for the millions of people who take statin drugs to lower their cholesterol, a new case report suggests. In the report, a 73-year-old woman developed the liver condition hepatitis …
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How a Famous Skin-Care Expert Fights Aging
I add some honey and cinnamon to that. Then I'll add a little bit of coconut oil, which … approach has also been to target inflammation. I've always done everything I could in terms of supplements, foods, and the lifestyle approached to reduce …
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What&39;s in those supplements?
Just in the last year, BMPEA, an amphetaminelike stimulant, was found in some supplements that contain Acacia rigidula, commonly known as Blackbrush Acacia and sold as a weight-loss product. Some muscle-building supplements have been linked to …
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Keeping it natural in the bodybuilding world – The Advertiser
In addition to bodybuilding personal training clients, Garrett runs his own fitness business called Mobile Muscle and has his own line of natural supplements that help burn fat and build muscle. Much like the athlete himself, Garrett said &39;Rezultz …
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Henry Blog: Former &39;Nole Meinrod creates bodybuilding website
While still selling supplements, Meinrod, who also has followed competitive bodybuilding for years, noticed there was a void in the online coverage of the sport. In April 2014, Meinrod created the website Project Bodybuilding. It serves as a meeting …
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Better Business Bureau: Weight–loss supplements often make unsubstantiated claims
Check with your doctor or registered dietician about losing weight healthfully or introducing dietary supplements. Visit bbb.org to check the company's BBB Business Review for a record of consumer complaints. Go with your gut. If it seems too good to …
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Salesman Brown pursues a weight–loss constituency
Brown's testament to the merits of AdvoCare's “24-day challenge” was met with so many guffaws that within two hours, he posted another note, saying he is not a paid spokesman for the supplement company. What he didn't … (“Bqhatevwr.”) His Facebook …
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2 Best Stocks to Invest in Nutritional Supplements — The Motley Fool
The Nutritional Business Journal estimated in 2013 that sales of vitamins, minerals, and other nutritional supplements reached $ 32 billion in 2012, and was poised to double in annual revenue by 2021. With all this in mind, Foolish investors may be …
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Study says omega-3 supplements improve seniors' health – ConsumerAffairs.com
In a study published in the journal Physiological Reports, researchers at Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine say healthy seniors who take an omega-3 fish oil supplement each day can improve their cardiovascular health in just 12 weeks.
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ANN ARBOR, Mich. (PRWEB) May 21, 2015
Many probiotics taken to promote gut health are having the opposite effect on those with celiac disease according to a new study by Columbia University. More than half of the probiotics tested in the study contained gluten, a protein that could be present in foods and dietary supplements and cause gastrointestinal inflammation for those suffering from celiac disease or gluten sensitivity.
Companies aiming to gain consumer trust in gluten-free claims have turned to global public health organization NSF International to test and certify nearly 600 products, including 73 dietary supplements. The NSF International ?Certified Gluten-Free? label provides an added level of assurance to consumers, especially the more than 3 million Americans with celiac disease or gluten intolerance.
In 2011, NSF International developed a voluntary gluten-free standard and certification program, which verifies that certified products contain 20 parts per million (ppm) or less of gluten, a limit set by the U.S. FDA for foods labeled as ?gluten-free,? ?without gluten,? ?free of gluten? or ?no gluten.? In addition to product testing, NSF International audits the manufacturing facilities to ensure the manufacturing process prevents gluten contamination of products and reviews the formulations to ensure that the ingredients used are gluten-free.
Widespread cross-contamination of source ingredients means that even manufacturers who singularly produce gluten-free products must incorporate adequate testing and verification protocols into their operating procedures. The stringent nature of NSF International gluten-free certification helps to ensure prevention of contamination and co-mingling during manufacturing; preventive measures critically important for those with celiac disease and gluten intolerance.
?NSF International?s gluten-free label brings transparency and trust to people who need gluten-free foods as part of maintaining their healthy diet, and provides essential brand protection and assurance to the food and dietary supplement producers, retailers and restaurants seeking to meet the needs of these consumers,? said Jaclyn Bowen, Director of the NSF International?s Gluten-Free Certification Program. ?This truly independent approval process meets the FDA gluten-free labeling regulation to fill the gap between unsubstantiated claims and consumer demand for bona fide gluten-free products. In a sea of unsubstantiated claims, seals and logos, consumers and retailers need a certification that is science-based and verified through inspections and product testing.?
Several resources are available to help educate the industry on requirements for gluten-free foods and dietary supplements:
White Paper: Gluten-Free Labeling of Foods – provides an overview of the gluten-free regulatory requirement which applies to all FDA-regulated packaged foods, including dietary supplements.
NSF Gluten-Free Readiness Tool ? helps food and dietary supplement manufacturing facilities identify potential gaps in food safety management systems and the necessary steps to take to implement an effective gluten control program.
NSF International has significant expertise in the dietary supplement industry, having developed the official American National Standard for dietary supplements (NSF/ANSI 173) and testing and certifying dietary supplements to this standard for more than 12 years.
To learn more about NSF gluten-free certification, contact Jonathan Lackie at 858-200-9708 or jlackie(at)nsf(dot)org, or visit NSF?s website.
Editor?s note: To schedule an interview with an NSF gluten free expert, contact Senior Communications Manager Liz Nowland-Margolis at media(at)nsf(dot)org or +1 734-418-6624.
About NSF International: NSF International is a global independent organization that writes standards, and tests and certifies products for the food, water and consumer goods industries to minimize adverse health effects and protect the environment (nsf.org). Founded in 1944, NSF is committed to protecting human health and safety worldwide. NSF International is a Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization Collaborating Center on Food Safety, Water Quality and Indoor Environment.
The NSF Global Food Division provides expertise and accredited services across all supply chain sectors, from agriculture, produce, processing, distribution and dairy, to seafood, retail and restaurants. Services include Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) certification (SQF, BRC, GLOBALG.A.P., FSSC, IFS, BAP and CanadaGAP), plus expert auditing, consulting and technical services, HACCP validation and inspection, organic food certification through Quality Assurance International (QAI), and specialty food verification and certification (including Non-GMO Project and gluten-free). NSF is also the leading certifier of foodservice equipment, nonfood compounds and bottled water/beverages.
Additional NSF International services include dietary supplement and nutritional ingredient certification; training, testing and consulting for the pharmaceutical and medical device industries; consumer product testing; drinking water certification and safety audits; sustainability solutions; and management systems registrations (e.g. ISO 9001, 22000, 14001).
Laguna Niguel, CA (PRWEB) November 07, 2014
Best bodybuilding supplements reviews and information can be found on a new website from Mass Gain Source. The website?s creator, Mark Williams, said that his goal was to deliver the best information on available legal bodybuilding supplements.
?I want to present safe and effective supplements for bodybuilders to help them enhance their workout efforts without dangerous side effects of illegal steroids,? said Williams, an independent journalist.
According to the website?s creator, http://massgainsource.com was designed to educate visitors on how to chose legal and safe bodybuilding supplements that will enhance their workout without dangerous side effects.
?We want to present and compare different bodybuilding supplements to help our visitors chose the right one for them,? said Williams.
The website said that it is a misconception that muscle building supplements are magic potions that would make anyone looked ripped and sexy. In fact, the website continues saying that regular exercise and a healthy diet are key factors in for growing muscles.
However, muscle-building supplements can be a vital support in a strength-training program, said Williams. He believes that people who want to have bulging muscles fast must use a superior quality muscle-building supplement.
Mass Gain Source shares the information on the benefits and drawbacks of supplements, such as steroids, which according to the website help bodybuilders to boost muscle development and give them energy. However, steroids can also damage kidneys, cause hypertension and other cardiac conditions.
Mass Gain Source recommends legal, no-side-effect supplements that actually do work without emptying a person?s bank account. One of the recommendations is A-Drol, a supplement that has good muscle-building properties but does not have any side effects.
In addition to supplements, Mass Gain Source also provides insight on fat burners. Their recommendation is the product Paravar, which works well for both men and women, and it can help gym goers achieve a leaner body without the side effects that predecessors did.
Having a six-pack abs takes a lot of hard work and discipline, but reducing body fat and increasing the muscle definition becomes less difficult with the use of supplements, said Williams.
About Mass Gain Source
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