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As the pace of life gets faster and life itself becomes more complicated, you’ll have plenty of company if you occasionally feel anxious and overwhelmed by temporary events or an over-committed schedule.  What would really help in circumstances like these is something to subdue the anxiety, but without powerful sedative or relaxant properties. Something that [...]

Truvia Truths

January 23rd, 2009

Recent press releases and news reports (including an AllStarHealth blog post) revealed that the controversial sweetener stevia herb was finally about to go mainstream as major soda manufacturers announced their intention to begin using a newly-approved sweetener called Trvuvia in low calorie drinks. Truvia’s manufacturer makes a big deal over the fact that it’s an herbal product, and that it’s stevia, in particular but when you look at the ingredient label

First Coke and Pepsi, and now Dr. Pepper have all announced their intention to begin marketing drinks sweetened with stevia. Meanwhile, millions of people are wondering what the heck took them so long.

The research studies of today form the basis for the supplements we’ll be buying tomorrow. So we’re always looking at what’s coming over the horizon. A periodic search of PubMed and other databases takes a long time but always reveals some surprising (and unsurprising) trends and developments in the fields of nutrition and health. So we’ve summarized some interesting recent findings into a One Minute Research Roundup. Got a minute? Get caught up on what may be coming down the nutrition pike.

Enzyte company founder sentenced on fraud charges. How bad was it? Judge orders 25 years in prison and almost half a billion dollars to be paid back.

Hard-to-read or confusing supplement labels are largely the result of obsolete FDA and FTC laws and not the supplement companies themselves. It’s time for a new legal framework that reflects the substantial evolution of dietary supplements in terms of products and therapeutic applications.

Most softgels are still made from gelatin, essentially a meat by-product. Are there any alternatives for vegetarians and what are they?