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CRN: New York State Attorney General 'Sting' Inexcusable


CRN Criticizes New York State Attorney General 'Sting' on Herbal Dietary Supplements As Uninformed, Reckless and Inexcusable —Non-Validated DNA Barcode Testing on Finished Products Ignores Well-Established Quality Control Procedures for Herbal Products— Washington, D.C., February 3, 2015—In response to actions taken today by the New York State Attorney General toward four retailers requesting they stop the sale of specific herbal supplement products, the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), the leading trade association for the dietary supplement and functional food industry, issued the following statement:   Statement by Steve Mister, president & CEO, CRN:  “These actions today by the New York State Attorney...
Posted 7 weeks 2 days ago

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Children’s Brains, Behavior Sensitive to EPA & DHA Levels—Supplements Help


Three new studies underscore the importance of the omega-3 fats—eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA)—in the developing brains of children.   Paul Montgomery, PhD, of the University of Oxford, United Kingdom, and his colleagues tracked 493 school children ages seven to nine years, all of whom had been selected for the study because of their below average reading skills.   After analyzing the children’s blood levels of omega-3s, Montgomery found that lower levels of DHA were associated with poorer reading ability and working memory—that is, more difficulty managing information for relatively short periods of time. “Lower DHA was also associated with higher levels of parent-rated oppositional behavior and emotional ability,...
Posted 2 weeks 2 days ago