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Boldo extract has potent anti-urease activity and anti-adherent effect against H. pylori, a cause of stomach ulcers and increased cancer risk (Phyto. Res)

FTC sues marketers of Green Coffee Extract (FTC)

The Federal Trade Commission has sued a Florida-based operation that capitalized on the green coffee diet fad by using bogus weight loss claims and fake news websites to market the dietary supplement Pure Green Coffee. Popularized on the syndicated talk show The Dr. Oz Show, green coffee bean extract was touted as a potent weight loss treatment that supposedly burns fat.

Recent FDA enforcement actions against illegal, tainted products masquerading as dietary

Cleveland Clinic partners with AHPA members Crane Herb and KPC Products

The use of herbal medicine at the Cleveland Clinic (TIME)

Nearly one in five Americans use herbal or other nonvitamin supplements (CDC National Center for Health Statistics)

Nearly one in five Americans use herbal or other nonvitamin supplements (CDC National Center for Health Statistics)

FDA issues draft guidance for honey labeling (FDA)

Recent FDA enforcement actions against illegal, tainted products masquerading as dietary supplements since February 21, 2014 (FDA

Since February 21, 2014, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has performed four enforcement actions advising consumers not to purchase or use products because FDA laboratory analysis confirmed that these products contain undeclared ingredients.

Reformulation of carbonated drinks could slash more than 6,000 calories per year

Using stevia to reformulate just 20% of carbonated soft drinks could slash more than 6,000 calories per year from the diet of consumers, says Diana Cowland of Euromonitor International. 

FDA announced that SNI National is voluntarily recalling all kratom products

 The products are packaged in clamshell, zip sealed packets and green pill bottles, 4, 10, 20, and 40 count. The products can be identified by their bright green packaging and label which states that it contains Kratom. The products were sold to wholesale distributors in the following states: Alabama, California, Illinois, Missouri, Kentucky, Florida, Oklahoma, Idaho, Colorado, Wisconsin, Massachusetts, and Ohio. The products were further distributed by those entities. SNI National has completely terminated distribution.

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