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Nordic Naturals launches Vitamin C Gummies

BY Michael Johnsen

WATSONVILLE, Calif. — Nordic Naturals on Tuesday introduced Vitamin C Gummies, providing 250 mg of vitamin C. With a tart tangerine flavor, Vitamin C Gummies are chewable gummy slices for kids four years and older. The product is pectin-based, and free of gelatin, artificial colors, artificial flavors, preservatives and allergens, including gluten, milk, eggs, tree nuts, peanuts and soy. 

“Knowing that kids can be finicky when it comes to food and supplements, we take great care to formulate products children will readily take,” stated Keri Marshall, chief medical officer for Nordic Naturals. “Children—and adults—will love Vitamin C Gummies. Just two gummies a day supports many functions in the body for overall good health.” 

Vitamin C Gummies do not contain fish oil, the company noted.

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Designer Whey partners with beach volleyball Olympic gold medalist Kerri Walsh Jennings

BY Michael Johnsen

CARLSBAD, Calif. — Designer Whey on Wednesday partnered with beach volleyball Olympic gold medalist Kerri Walsh Jennings, who will serve as brand ambassador.

"I am so proud and very excited about my new partnership with Designer Whey," Walsh Jennings said. "As a mother of three and an elite athlete, I count on Designer Whey products to not only get me though my day, but to help me be at my very best as I take on my busy, active schedule. Designer Whey products fuel me every single day whether I’m at home or traveling the world. Quality, reliability and efficiency are things that I strive for in my life and Designer Whey carries that in every single calorie conscious serving."

"We are thrilled Kerri is joining the Designer Whey team," stated Designer Whey’s chairman Cyrill Siewert. "Kerri is one of the most successful female athletes in the world and is an inspiration to all of us as she competes at the highest level and juggles her busy, active lifestyle as a loving wife and mother of three young children.  She is an ideal fit for our brand and our customer."

 

 

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Supplement industry stands together in support of Designer Anabolic Steroid Control Act of 2014

BY Michael Johnsen

WASHINGTON — A coalition of associations representing supplement manufacturers on Tuesday expressed their support of the Designer Anabolic Steroid Control Act of 2014 by Sens. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., and Orrin Hatch, R-Utah.

"The trade associations of the dietary supplement industry strongly support DASCA, a bill that protects consumers by empowering the Drug Enforcement Administration with new tools to identify and quickly respond when new designer anabolic steroids — illegal drugs — are falsely marketed as dietary supplements," the coalition stated. 

"Among the improvements brought about by DASCA will be new guidelines for DEA to address products that are ‘substantially similar’ to anabolic steroids and that have been illegally marketed to promote muscle growth. In addition, DASCA will place new anabolic steroids on the DEA Controlled Substance List, and will change the criteria for placing additional anabolic steroids on the list going forward," the coalition added. "DASCA will also allow DEA to respond faster to stop those criminals who create new anabolic substances closely resembling listed ones, but tweaked just enough that they are not identical to their flagged counterparts."

The coalition consists of the American Herbal Products Association, the Consumer Healthcare Products Association, the Council for Responsible Nutrition, the Natural Products Association and the United Natural Products Alliance.

 

 

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