Q&A: Trendy CBD rocks retail world, but does it work?
There is very little science behind most of the health claims made for CBD, the cannabis product turning up in cosmetics, foods and dietary supplements.
States move to legalize CBD to end confusion over US rules
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — CBD oil-infused gummy bears, lattes and other food, drinks and dietary supplements are selling quickly even though the U.S. government says they're illegal and local...
CBD is getting buzz, but does it work? And is it legal?
With CBD showing up everywhere, U.S. regulators announced Tuesday they are exploring ways the marijuana extract could be used legally in foods, dietary supplements and cosmetics.
FDA casts shadow on hemp win, calling CBD products illegal
SEATTLE (AP) — The hemp industry still has work ahead to win legal status for hemp-derived cannabidiol, or CBD oil, as an ingredient in food or dietary supplements despite the big farm bill President Donald Trump signed this week designating hemp as an agricultural crop.
CBD oils have become increasingly popular in lotions, tinctures and foods, but their legal status has been murky and the Food and Drug Administration has sent warning letters to some companies making health claims for CBD.
Heart meeting features fish oil, vitamin D, cholesterol news
CHICAGO (AP) — Fish oil, vitamin D, novel drugs, new cholesterol guidelines: News from an American Heart Association conference over the weekend reveals a lot about what works and what does not for preventing heart attacks and other problems.
Dietary supplements missed the mark, but a prescription-strength fish oil showed promise. A drug not only helped people with diabetes control blood sugar and lose weight, but also lowered their risk of needing hospitalization for heart failure.
PayPal is the latest platform to ditch Alex Jones, Infowars
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — You won't be able use PayPal anymore to buy fluoride-free toothpaste or a bottle of The Real Red Pill Plus from right-wing conspiracy promulgator Alex Jones.
The digital payments company is the latest platform to ditch Jones and his Infowars site, which along with conspiracy theories peddles "I Stand With Trump" T-shirts, Wake Up America coffee, dietary supplements and survival food.
Biofuel. Biotin supplements. Biosphere. Which "bio" does the Food and Drug Administration recommend you avoid if you want to get a proper reading on a specific heart enzyme or a thyroid hormone test?
The answer is vitamin B-7, also known as the water-soluble vitamin biotin. It's found in dietary supplements used for hair, skin and nail growth, as well as multi-and some prenatal vitamins.
Be careful when storing meds and supplements together
Dear Doctor: I take about nine different medications and dietary supplements per day. I use a pill container with slots for morning and evening, and it covers a two-week period. Can these meds and supplements be safely stored together? Do they lose potency being stored if they're in the container for two weeks?
Q: I take about nine different medications and dietary supplements per day. I use a pill container with slots for morning and evening, and it covers a two-week period. Can these meds and supplements be safely stored together? Do they lose potency being stored if they’re in the container for two weeks? A: With nine different pills to take each day, our first thought is that you should make sure that each of the medications and supplements is necessary. If your prescriptions have been written by...
A healthy diet can usually provide all the nutrients you need
Dear Doctor: Doctors and nutritionists are now saying that taking vitamin and mineral supplements is worthless. But many of the foods we eat are fortified with vitamins and minerals. Are those additives worthless? If not, how are they different than taking a multivitamin?
SEATTLE (AP) — Lawyers for a New York man who bought Costco's Kirkland Signature Wild Alaskan Fish Oil have sued the company and manufacturer Trident Seafoods.
Supplement makers settle fraud charges with Maine’s AG, FTC
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine Attorney General Janet Mills says a health products company and its owner are settling charges brought by herself and the Federal Trade Commission that alleged they deceived consumers.
Mills alleged Health Research Laboratories and Kramer Duhon marketed a pair of products using "false and unsupported claims." One was called BioTherapex, a dietary supplement touted to target the liver. The other, NeuroPlus, was a brain supplement.
Travis Lemon: What time of day should I take my supplements?
With more than half of Americans taking some sort of dietary supplement, and many of those taking more than one supplement a day, I often get asked when the best time of day to take supplements is.
Many would think that the answer might be a simple suggestion to take them all with breakfast or dinner, but, depending on what supplements you are taking, the answer may not be so simple.
Are natural remedies effective for depression?
So-called natural remedies for depression aren’t a replacement for medical diagnosis and treatment. However, for some people certain herbal and dietary supplements do seem to work well, but more studies are needed to determine which are most likely to help and what side effects they might cause. Here are some supplements that show promise:
Are your daily vitamins making you sick?
Scientists warn popular tablets and supplements are “dangerous” in high doses and can cause cancer, liver failure and heart disease.
Omega-3 fatty acids – This fat is where it’s at
One of the most important heart healthy nutrients in your diet is the long chain omega-3 fatty acids EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid), both derived from eating fish.
Another important heart healthy omega-3 fatty acid is ALA (alpha-linolenic acid) which is found in some vegetable oils, nuts, seeds and some leafy greens. ALA is converted to the longer chain EPA and DHA in the body.
Lawsuit disputes claims of popular memory loss supplement
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A government lawsuit seeks to ban a popular memory loss dietary supplement marketed to seniors, saying there's no scientific evidence to support its claims.
NY man sentenced in Atlanta for selling unsafe supplements
ATLANTA (AP) — Prosecutors in Atlanta say a New York man was sentenced to serve more than 11 years in prison following his conviction on charges related to the online marketing and sale of unsafe dietary supplements.
U.S. Attorney John Horn says 44-year-old Chenhsin "Paul" Chan, of Elmhurst, was sentenced Friday to serve 11 years and three months. A jury in May found Chan guilty of 30 felony counts.
Pittsburgh-based GNC pays $2.25M to settle misbranding claim
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh-based parent company of vitamin and supplement retailer GNC is paying $2.25 million to settle Justice Department claims that a dietary supplement was misbranded.
The government says GNC's Oxy Elite Pro Advanced Formula sold in 2013 contained synthetic stimulants made in China rather than natural plant extracts listed on the label.
GNC agrees to changes to avoid sale of unlawful products
DALLAS (AP) — Federal authorities say nutritional supplement retailer GNC Holdings has agreed to alter its practices to avoid selling unlawful dietary products.
In a statement Wednesday, the U.S. Justice Department said GNC's efforts to ensure the legality of products on its shelves are "lacking."
Pittsburgh-based GNC, the world's largest dietary supplement retailer, will pay a $2.25 million fine in the agreement with the Justice Department.
Swiss Lonza buys US diet supplement supplier InterHealth
BERLIN (AP) — Pharmaceutical supplier Lonza of Switzerland says it is buying InterHealth Nutraceuticals, Inc., a California-based company that makes ingredients for use in dietary supplements, in a deal worth up to $300 million.
InterHealth, a portfolio company of Kainos Capital, is based in Benicia, California. Lonza said Monday that the deal is expected to close in September and will have an immediate positive impact on its earnings.
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