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Journal Entry application/x-troff-msThe FTC and fake acai “news” claims
Watch out for apparent news websites, even those displaying recognizable logos, that make weight-loss claims for acai berry supplements. The FTC is targeting these deceptive practices.
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Journal Entry Troff documentHelp or hindrance? Market for melatonin-laced brownie snacks persists
Lazy Cakes, Kush Cakes and Lulla Pies are the names of melatonin-laced snacks that have been in the news lately as an anti-dote to the trend of energy/caffeinated powered beverages and products. But the research on whether they are safe, or that they actually work, has not been established.
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Journal Entry text/texmacsFDA Press Release: FDA Warns about Counterfeit ExtenZe Dietary Supplements
The FDA is warning consumers about a counterfeit product marketed as the dietary supplement product “ExtenZe”
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Journal Entry text/texmacsFDA Press Release: Don’t use products marketed as antimicrobial dietary supplements
The FDA is warning consumers not to buy or use products claiming to antimicrobial and marketed as dietary supplements.
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Journal Entry text/texmacsWhat you need to know about dietary supplements
The variety of dietary supplements available can make it difficult to assess products. The NIH has issued a pamphlet to help you understand what’s what.
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Journal Entry ODS spreadsheetDurbin raises concerns over melatonin baked goods
Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) has asked the FDA to clarify its regulatory position on dietary supplements and food additives on the back of widespread concerns about the marketing of melatonin-containing baked goods.
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Journal EntryHerbs at a glance
Visit the website of the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine for information on many of the herbs used as and in dietary supplements.
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Journal Entry text/texmacsZinc: Some Facts
Your body needs zinc for a number of essential functions, so make sure your diet includes foods that provide this nutrient.
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Journal Entry application/x-troff-msThe FDA cracks down on a Minnesota company making unproven claims
The FDA seizes probiotic products from Minnesota company that makes unproven disease claims.
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Journal Entry D source codeThe lure of Jack3d
This relatively recent supplement targeting the exercise performance market has been growing in popularity, but the limited information about its “recipe” and the severe warnings on its label and website should make potential users think twice.
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