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Torch passed in Senate during NPA lobbying day
NutraIngredients-USA.com
The Natural Products Association lobbying day began with an address from a new advocate for the industry and ended with remarks from one of the industry's oldest champions.
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Nation's largest association for natural products names FDA official Dr. Daniel Fabricant as new CEO
Natural Products Association
The Natural Products Association (NPA), the nation's leading non-profit trade organization dedicated to the natural products industry, announced that Daniel Fabricant, Ph.D., will be its new Chief Executive Officer. Fabricant has worked as the Director of the Division of Dietary Supplement Programs at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the past three years, and prior to that was vice president of global government and scientific affairs for NPA, including serving as Active CEO for several months in 2009.
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Register for NPA's new webinar Personal Care Products: Back to the Basics on April 23
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NPA's brand new webinar will cover the basics of how personal care products are regulated; the product and packaging labeling requirements; what you can and can't say in advertising and marketing; and when personal care products cross over to drug status. The featured speakers will provide an interactive discussion of case studies covering various non-compliant product claims, including natural and drug claims. Attendees will also have the chance to ask our experts questions during a Q&A session. Additionally, we'll take a look down the road at potential federal and state legislation that could affect your products. If you sell personal care products, you won't want to miss this important webinar! Register today!
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NPA members save on the Sustainable Cosmetics Summit
Natural Products Association
The Sustainable Cosmetics Summit is a series of international summits that focuses on the leading issues the beauty industry faces concerning sustainability and ecological products, organized by Organic Monitor. For the fifth consecutive year, the North American edition of the Sustainable Cosmetics Summit will be hosted in New York City on May 15-17. The summit comprises a two-day conference that tackles the major business & technical issues associated with green cosmetics. Topics include biomimetics in cosmetics, novel actives, mobile apps, ingredients authenticity, sustainability standards, marketing regulations, packaging waste, eco-design approach, sustainability metrics, etc. There is a special rate available for NPA members. Contact info@sustainablecosmeticssummit.com. For more info, visit www.sustainablecosmeticssummit.com.
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FEDERAL FOCUS


FDA honey guidance: A response to labeling litigation?
FoodNavigator-USA.com
Honey mixed with other sweeteners must be labeled as a blend, rather than just "honey," according to a draft guidance issued by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration last week. So what's the most interesting part about the guidance?
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FDA says firms can use natural blue food color spirulina in applications beyond gum and candy
FoodNavigator-USA.com
The FDA has approved the use of Spirulina Extract as a natural blue coloring ingredient in everything from ice cream to extruded cereals.
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Block animal testing: California Senate urges US to join ban
CosmeticsDesign.com
In another step forward in the campaign to end animal testing in cosmetics, California's Senate approved a measure by State Senator Marty Block urging the country to follow in other region’s footsteps and implement a ban.
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RESEARCH WATCH


Meta-analysis: Iron supplements may boost female physical performance
NutraIngredients-USA.com
Scientific evidence from 22 randomized controlled trials indicates that daily iron supplements may significantly boost exercise performance for women.
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High folate intake, lower glaucoma risk
New Hope 360
Exfoliation glaucoma, caused by exfoliation syndrome, a condition in which white clumps of fibrillar material form in the eye, is the most common cause of secondary open-angle glaucoma and a leading cause of blindness and visual impairment. Effective strategies for preventing this disease are lacking.
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Vitamin D deficiency contributes to poor mobility among severely obese people
Medical Xpress
Among severely obese people, vitamin D may make the difference between an active and a more sedentary lifestyle, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.
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Vitamin E tocotrienols show brain health benefits
NutraIngredients-USA.com
Daily supplements of a natural full spectrum palm mixed tocotrienol complex may protect against the progression of white matter lesions in human brains, says a new study from Malaysia and the U.K.
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Kemin study: Green and black tea blend may support urinary tract health for men
NutraIngredients-USA.com
Daily supplements containing extracts from a blend of green and black tea varieties may improve lower urinary tract symptoms and quality of life in men in as little as six weeks, says a new study.
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Drinking milk linked to arthritis relief
The New York Times
A large study has found evidence that milk consumption may slow the progression of knee arthritis. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, osteoarthritis, a chronic joint disease, affects 14 percent of people over 25 and 34 percent of those over 65.

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Study: Vitamin A form shows breast cancer prevention potential
NutraIngredients-USA.com
A vitamin A form called retinoic acid that is commonly found in sweet potatoes and carrots, can help turn breast cells showing cancerous potential back to a healthy state, researchers have found.

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55 email marketing tools for small businesses to use
Small Business Trends
These days, marketing has seen a big shift from email to social media, because of the big opportunities there. To some, the idea of email marketing may be past its prime. But nothing could be further from the truth, as you can see from the huge list of thriving email marketing services below.

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TIPS AND TRENDS


Dietary supplement use more prevalent than previously reported
Natural Products INSIDER
According to a new article published in the peer-reviewed Journal of the American College of Nutrition, dietary supplement use by adults in the United States is more prevalent than previously indicated by data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys (Journal of the American College of Nutrition 2014; 33(2):176-182).
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The affect of Heartbleed on commonly used small business websites
Small Business Trends
As you might know by now, Heartbleed is a security flaw that enables unauthorized users to access your encrypted information. When you visit a website through a "secure connection," in theory the information is encrypted and can’t be accessed.
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Optimizing your website for local searches
Entrepreneur
Local search engine optimization isn't different from "regular" SEO — it can be just as time consuming and competitive. The same rules apply: good content and quality links. However, the tactics are slightly different in some areas.
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