The new drug, Epidiolex, comprises cannabidiol (CBD), but does not contain tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the compound in marijuana that causes intoxication.
The bulletin discusses adulteration of turmeric root, turmeric extracts, and curcuminoids with related species, artificial colorants, and synthetic curcuminoids, and details analytical approaches to detect those adulterants.
The need for quality assurance is more important in the dietary supplements industry than ever before. Here is a primer covering the basics of high-quality testing.
Taiyo’s SunCran Naturelle ingredient, a combination of Fruit d’Or’s Cran Naturelle cranberry juice powder and Taiyo’s Sunfiber soluble guar fiber, was recognized for its ability to reduce gastrointestinal symptoms from functional gastrointestinal disorders (FGIDs) and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).
OmniActive’s Specialty Botanicals and Extracts Facility in Hosur, India, Receives GMP Registration from NSF International
The company’s Hosur, India, specialty botanicals and extracts division manufactures natural extracts including green coffee, valerian, turmeric, green tea, boswellia, fenugreek, and guarana, among other ingredients.
DuPont’s customers in Brazil can now use the claim “Bifidobacterium lactis HN019 may contribute to gastrointestinal health.”
Now Foods’ Natural Food, Personal Care, and Sports Products Receive Third-Party Quality, Purity Certifications
The company says that all of its personal care products are now UL (Underwriters Laboratories) ISO 22716:2007 certified for production and quality control. In addition, its entire line of natural foods is now UL Safe Quality Food (SQF) Level II certified, and its Now Sports products are now certified by Informed Sport/Informed Choice.
Energy-Supplementing Bioenergy Ribose Ingredient Gains Novel Food Approval from European Food Safety Authority
Following its review of D-ribose, EFSA concluded that D-ribose is safe for the general population, including children, at a daily dose of 2.5 g—a dosage the company calls “a strong dose for efficacy.”
The newly approved fibers can be listed as dietary fibers on the Nutrition Facts label and be included when calculating the total amount of fiber per serving declared on the Nutrition Facts label.
CRN pushed back on conclusions from a recent study indicating that a 20% tax on weight-loss dietary supplements could reduce purchases of “potentially dangerous diet pills” that the study authors say contribute to eating disorders and body dysmorphia in teens.