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CRN to host webinar on testing supplement ingredients

BY Michael Johnsen

WASHINGTON — The Council for Responsible Nutrition and Informa Exhibitions on Wednesday announced the first 2015 webinar in their ongoing industry-wide webinar series. Taking place April 29 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. EST, the webinar “Testing, Testing 1-2-3: Product and Ingredient Testing in Today’s Climate,” will cover what companies should consider when it comes to testing and how to do it, navigating from regulatory through technical issues.
 
“Product and ingredient testing has always been fundamental in ensuring regulatory compliance and delivering quality products to customers,” said Duffy MacKay, SVP scientific and regulatory affairs at CRN. “But the recent actions against herbal supplements by the New York Attorney General’s office have put testing in the spotlight and companies are facing many technical questions these days. This webinar will help participants get a solid understanding of important regulatory and scientific aspects of testing.”
 
MacKay will moderate the webinar, which will feature four expert presenters, including: Dean Cirotta, president and COO, EAS Consulting Group; Gabriel Giancaspro, VP foods, dietary supplements and herbal medicines, U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention; Élan Sudberg, CEO, Alkemist Labs; and Darryl Sullivan, director of scientific and regulatory affairs for the Nutrition Chemistry and Food Safety Division, Covance Laboratories.
 
The presenters will touch on topics such as selecting and securing a third-party contract lab; avoiding adulterated material; the role of reference standards in dietary supplement testing; the importance of using validated analytical methods; raw material vs. finished product testing; and DNA testing and dietary supplements.
 
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Zewa establishes personal health data depot for consumers with suite of products

BY Michael Johnsen

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Zewa recently launched its first Bluetooth 4.0 enabled monitoring devices which include a Blood Pressure Monitor, Scale with Body Fat function and an Activity Tracker. All three devices connect to Zewa’s MyHealthConnected App and online health tracking platform. 
 
The MyHealthConnected app enables patients to share their vital signs by automatically collecting information from Zewa Bluetooth devices and sharing the information with healthcare providers, hospitals, pharmacists and family. 
 
Zewa’s Bluetooth Blood Pressure Monitor features a 180 reading memory, date and time along with a large backlit display. It automatically transfers measurements to Zewa’s app or saves it in its internal memory until a smart device is in range. The Bluetooth Scale features a “step on” function and measures weight, Body Fat % and BMI (BMI is calculated in the App). 
 
The third device is a Bluetooth enabled Activity Tracker. It is worn like a watch and features a LED display which displays time, steps, distance and calories. The App will also track sleep and allows the user to set an alarm.
 
Zewa’s MyHealthConnected App connects to all three devices making it easy to track health. Information is saved
over time giving a user complete control of tracking their own health.
 
Zewa also launched an online health tracking platform, called MyHealthConnected. Once data is collected by the app, the information can be linked to an online cloud account. A patient can access their own information or have it linked to a healthcare provider or pharmacy. 
 
MyHealthConnected is a HIPAA compliant and FDA approved class 1 medical device platform, the company stated. 
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Target’s Made to Matter program to feature Zarbee’s Naturals new baby supplement line

BY Michael Johnsen

 

 
 
SALT LAKE CITY — Zarbee's Naturals on Tuesday introduced a Target-exclusive line of natural baby vitamins and supplements for infants and toddlers. 
 
"We're proud to introduce a new line of vitamins and supplements that provide a full range of wellness solutions for moms with infants and toddlers," said Bret Furio, CEO Zarbee's Naturals. "We're also pleased to share that this new line has been selected by Target to be a part of their 2015 Made to Matter collection of leading natural, organic and sustainable brands."
 
Zarbee's line of new baby vitamins and supplements are pediatrician recommended and contain natural ingredients such as agave and coconut oil to provide safe and effective solutions for growing babies. The line features probiotic Lcr35, which helps restore and maintain balance in your baby's digestive system. The products are gluten-free, dye­free and contain no drugs or alcohol.
 
The new line includes:
 
  • Baby Probiotic Supplement: Zarbee's Baby Probiotic supplement promotes and maintains intestinal health by restoring the natural balance in the baby's digestive tract. The proprietary 3Biotic formula contains a prebiotic, probiotic and natural postbiotic to increase delivery of this beneficial bacteria to the child's digestive system;
  • Baby Vitamin D Supplement: This supplement delivers vitamin D in a natural coconut oil to help absorb calcium for strong bones and teeth. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends supplementing a breastfed infant with 400 IUs of vitamin D daily since an adequate amount of vitamin D is not transferred through breast milk;
  • Baby Omega-3: Zarbee's Omega-3 DHA supplement is formulated with plant-based DHA and natural coconut oil. Adequate intake of DHA has been shown to support brain, eye and nervous system development during all stages of life; and
  • Baby Multi Vitamin with Iron Supplement: This multivitamin is specially designed to meet the needs of a growing infant and toddler. It delivers 100% of the daily recommended value for infants of nine essential vitamins including vitamins A, C and D as well as iron.

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