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FDA warns Tibetan Herbal Balance for lack of oversight of contract manufacturer and drug claims in testimonials

Legal Alert

FDA sent this warning letter to Tibetan Herbal Balance for personal testimonials on the company website that promote products as drugs.

Rhodiola rosea and Alzheimer's disease (Phyto Res)

Science Alert

The roots of R. rosea possess a wide range of pharmacological activities such as antioxidant, antiinflammatory, anticancer, cardioprotective, and neuroprotective effects that are because of the presence of different phytochemicals such as phenols and flavonoids

New dietary guidelines highlight use of herbs and spices to reduce sodium intake and describe usefulness of dietary supplements

AHPA Update

Strategies for lowering sodium consumption include using herbs and spices

International Alliance of Dietary/Food Supplements Associations (IADSA) December 2015 Newsflash

The latest international supplement regulation news from IADSA

AHPA is an active member of IADSA and distributes the IADSA Newsflash as a member benefit. IADSA is an association focused on the globalization of food supplement markets and regulatory challenges.

US Marshals seize dietary supplements containing kratom (FDA)

Legal Alert

The U.S. Department of Justice, on behalf of FDA, filed a complaint in U.S. District Court alleging that kratom is a new dietary ingredient (NDI). An FDA spokesperson said that FDA has identified kratom as a substance that could pose a risk to public health and the agency will use its authority to take action on products containing this alleged NDI.

Curcumin suppresses phthalate-induced metastasis and the proportion of cancer stem cell-like cells (J Agric Food Chem)

AHPA Science Alert

Editor's Note: Curcumin suppressed phthalate-induced cancer development, including cell migration, invasion, and epithelial-mesenchymal transition, and decreased the proportion of cancer stem cell-like cells in hepatocellular carcinoma cell lines in vitro, and inhibited tumor growth and metastasis in vivo.

Global warming and botanicals (Nutrition Business Journal)

AHPA Market Alert

Editor's Note: "We are entering a new era of weather. And the forecast for ingredient supply is changing just as fast," writes AHPA Member Bill Chioffi in Nutrition Business Journal. Chioffi illustrates how extreme weather caused by global warming can impact the supply of certain botanicals. Because botanicals are often grown in geographical niches particular to the plants and the cultures that produce them, the impact of climate change is likely more complicated than for all other commodity crops, according to Chioffi.

Industry Associations Welcome Elevation of Division of Dietary Supplement Programs to 'Office' within FDA

Press Release

The five trade associations representing the dietary supplement industry today welcomed the elevation of the Division of Dietary Supplement Programs (DDSP) to an "Office" status within the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN).

Global warming and botanicals (Nutrition Business Journal)

Market Alert

"We are entering a new era of weather. And the forecast for ingredient supply is changing just as fast," writes AHPA Member Bill Chioffi in Nutrition Business Journal

FDA warns Miracle in the Green for drug claims

Legal Alert

FDA sent this warning letter to Miracle in the Green for promoting its moringa leaf powder product for conditions that cause the product to be a drug.
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