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The Supplement Industry 2017 Year in Review: The 10 Biggest Stories

Supplements Year in Review 2017

2017 was one to remember. It was filled with incredible highs and lows that make it one of the most tumultuous years in recent memory. As 2018 dawns, we take a look back at the previous 365 days to recount […]

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BMPEA, Acacia Rigidula, GNC Lawsuits, and the FULL Story

Acacia Rigidula

BMPEA (Beta-methylphenethylamine) and Acacia rigidula are back in the news again – this time with Oregon’s Attorney General (Ellen Rosenblum) accusing GNC of selling “spiked” supplements.[1]

Here’s what you won’t read at USA Today:

Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals argues that BMPEA is[…]

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Methylsynephrine FDA Warnings, Hi-Tech Not Reformulating

Methylsynephrine Banned

On March 31, 2016, the FDA issued seven warning letters to supplement companies regarding methylsynephrine: since it does not meet the definition of a dietary supplement, it cannot be sold as one.[1]

Methyl-synephrine is also known as oxilofrine, […]

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Picamilon Banned by FDA: More than Meets the Eye?

Picamilon FDA

UPDATE: We now have a copy of the FDA’s official declaration against Picamilon, and we have one last industry response to it. The imminent “ban” seems to be as good as done, regardless of the debate and discussion below.[…]

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Eric Schneiderman’s Supplement Lab Tests: The REAL False Claims?

DNA Barcoding

Update, May 8, 2018: The Attorney General behind this fiasco, Eric Schneiderman, has resigned after at least four accusations of extremely racist sexual abuse. Even crazier, his criminality was predicted by President Trump as far back as 2013.[Tweet[…]

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Genomyx Failed Supplement Lab Test Reveals… Ingredient Not Inside!!

Genomyx AMP Citrate

While updating our AMP Citrate / DMBA article to include a new research study, we noticed one glaring issue from the study:

Genomyx AMP Citrate contained no AMP Citrate!

You can see this below in a screenshot from the study[1]:[…]

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AMP Citrate BANNED in 2015 – FDA Lays the DMBA Hammer Down

UPDATE 2015: The FDA has BANNED AMP CITRATE! They have sent 13 Warning Letters to companies selling DMBA / AMP Citrate:

See the FDA ‘ban’ letters below.

If you’re tuned into new supplements, you may have seen a relatively […]

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