Dietary Supplements

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FDA slams Delta-8 THC sellers over claims

By Hank Schultz

FDA came down hard on purveyors of Delta-8 THC and CBD products that were making disease claims on the substances. The Agency also reiterated the reasons it believes Delta-8 is not a suitable ingredient for products marketed as supplements.

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Updated: CRN urges public health establishments to issue guidance on vitamin D supplement benefits

House Resolution aims to recognize vitamin D's benefits for COVID-19

By Stephen Daniells

US Representative Glenn Grothman (R-WI) has introduced a House Resolution to recognize the significant role vitamin D may play in the fight against COVID-19.

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Hemp-CBD dietary supplement bill introduced in the House

By Stephen Daniells

Rep. Kurt Schrader (D-OR) and Rep. Morgan Griffith (R-VA) have introduced the Hemp and Hemp-Derived CBD Consumer Protection and Market Stabilization Act of 2020 to allow hemp and hemp derived CBD to be legally marketed in dietary supplements.

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Vitamin D deficiency may boost risk of coronavirus infection

By Stephen Daniells

Scientists at the University of Chicago are calling for clinical trials to investigate if vitamin D may reduce COVID-19 incidence after their retrospective study found a link between deficiency of the sunshine vitamin and the likelihood of becoming infected...

Lazy Larry: Not for kids

Melatonin brownie maker: ‘We’ll sell them as supplements’

By Elaine Watson

The maker of the melatonin-laced ‘relaxation’ brownies at the center of a debate over where a dietary supplement ends and a food begins says it will make “all necessary changes to market and sell the product as a supplement”.

Supplements have gained their best ever hearing in the 2010 Dietary Guidelines

Industry welcomes USDA Dietary Guidelines supplements shift

By Shane Starling

The US dietary supplements industry has welcomed the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans which demonstrated a thawing in attitude toward supplements use from a Guidelines committee that has previously baulked at recommending them.

FTC denied expansion of powers

FTC denied expansion of powers

By Shane Starling

The Federal Trade Commission will not be granted extra authority to police healthy foods and supplements marketing – among other powers – after a provision that would have done just that was removed from a Bill designed to reform Wall Street practices.

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