With a solid focus on identity and potency testing, Alkemist gets recognized again at the Nutrition Business Journal’s 2013 Industry Growth Award. For more information on their progress and achievements click here.
Archive for the 'Herbal and dietary supplements' Tag
As you would expect, Elan Sudberg knows diet and exercise are part of the weight management formula. How many others know that—and follow it?
About 60,000 years ago, the dietary supplement industry was essentially a bunch of Paleolithic Hunter-Gatherers. After a few days away from the cave, they gathered around the fire and traded whatever edible, medicinal, and poisonous plants they might have picked up in their travels.
When I was given the opportunity to write on “Politics in the Lab,” I immediately went to “Internal conflict” or “HR related issues” or the semi-political games many of us have to occasionally play in effort to advance in our lives and careers.
A recent research article, “DNA barcoding detects contamination and substitution in North American herbal products,” has generated a considerable amount of attention toward its findings. Having read, reread and read again the entire article, I humbly accept any offerings of gratitude for saving you time, as these two sentences summarize the entire article:
“An apple a day keeps the doctor away” is what I grew up with. And there was that pyramid telling us to eat some bread, some fruit and veggies, and a little protein and dairy while being sparse with the fats and oils. They even included “sweets,” as if it’s ever really OK to eat sugary foods.
As the CEO of a quickly growing testing lab, I offset the stresses of work and life with a strict regimen of boot-camp-like exercise. That said, I am also guilty of trying to alleviate my self-induced fitness “hardships” and enhance my physical abilities with a barrage of novel sports supplements, specifically powdered pre-workout sports nutrition supplements and post-workout supplements.