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What’s a “new dietary ingredient”?
Some dietary supplements can contain at least one “new dietary ingredient.” If you haven’t heard this term before, you’re not alone.
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Lazy Cakes: Brownies – or something else?
With added melatonin to help you relax, this is no typical brownie.
FDA Recall Alert: Fruta Planta weight loss dietary supplements
Godi International, Corp., located in South Florida is announcing a recall of Fruta Planta weight loss dietary supplements.
Supplements may boost energy but strain troops' hearts
Military doctors are worried that certain energy supplements could lead to heart problems in U.S. troops.
Nutritional and herbal supplements may help anxiety-related conditions
A recent review found nutritional and herbal supplements may help treat anxiety and related problems without serious side effects. Scientists report the positive outcomes may be a placebo effect, but positive outcomes are still positive.
What’s a health claim?
A recent FTC complaint against POM Wonderful products had us wondering what exactly a health claim is.

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