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MusclePharm targets women with new sports nutrition line

BY Michael Johnsen

DENVER — MusclePharm on Monday announced the launch of FitMiss, a brand of sports nutrition supplements formulated specifically for women, at Walgreens in January. 

Launched in March 2013, FitMiss is a complete line of products scientifically developed with specific formulas to help active women achieve their health and fitness goals. The women’s-based protein provides a full day supply of essential nutrients with quality calories and delivers optimal levels of digestive enzymes, vitamins and minerals. The line’s leading product, FitMiss Delight, was nominated for the 2013 Bodybuilding.com "Women’s Supplement of the Year" award, the company noted. 

As a daily interactive resource for active women, FitMiss maintains social media connections on both facebook.com/FitMiss and Twitter @IAMFITMISS. Both social media outlets are led by Chady Dunmore, WBFF Bikini World Champion, Fitness Model, and mom, and provide women with easy to follow recipes, workouts and inspiration from professional personal trainers and fitness gurus.

 

 

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Council for Responsible Nutrition publishes statutory, regulatory guide

BY Alaric DeArment

WASHINGTON — A new book from a trade group representing makers of dietary supplements details the laws and regulations that govern the industry.

The Council for Responsible Nutrition announced Thursday the release of Dietary Supplement Regulation in the United States, part of the series Springer Briefs in Food, Health and Nutrition. Springer, a scientific publisher, worked with CRN to compile the book, which the organization said could be used as an educational tool for dietary supplement companies, universities and law schools, as well as a reference guide for journalists and regulatory professionals.

The book reviews the various statutes and regulations that oversee the dietary supplement industry, including regulations on dietary ingredients, manufacturing standards, safety, labeling and claims and other issues. CRN VP scientific and regulatory affairs Duffy MacKay wrote the book, along with regulatory counsel Rend Al-Mondhiry, VP scientific and international affairs Jim Griffiths, associate director of scientific and regulatory affairs Haiuyen Nguyen and former senior director of scientific and regulatory affairs Taylor Wallace.

"Springer is known for providing scientific and professional communities with relevant, high-quality information on specialized topics," CRN president and CEO Steve Mister said. "CRN is known for our staff’s depth of knowledge in the area of dietary supplement regulation. We are honored that Springer chose to collaborate with us in publishing this brief."

 

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Study looks at chromium picolinate supplementation in diabetes patients

BY Alaric DeArment

WASHINGTON — A trade group for supplement makers is suggesting that people with diabetes talk to their physicians about chromium picolinate supplementation, based on a recent study.

The Council for Responsible Nutrition said that multiple studies had indicated chromium picolinate supplements can help reduce high blood-glucose levels, though the group cautioned that while doctors and other healthcare professionals could consider supplementation as part of a diabetes treatment plan, the companies marketing supplements were not allowed to market their products as treating, diagnosing, mitigating, preventing or curing diseases.

"A healthy lifestyle for diabetes must emphasize healthy diet and plenty of exerts," CRN VP scientific and regulatory affairs Duffy MacKay said. "It requires working very closely with your doctors and opening up a dialogue with them about using all the tools at your disposal, one of which may be supplementation."

According to a study conducted by Frost & Sullivan and funded by the CRN, 81,243 coronary heart disease incidents can be avoided each year through the use of chromium picolinate dietary supplements at preventive intake levels. The study was based on a systematic review of scientific studies that examined whether the supplements could reduce blood-glucose levels.

 

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