Additional Information about Prop 65

Proposition 65 Many California residents are familiar with a law known as Proposition 65, also known as the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986 or Prop 65. This law mandates that warnings be given to consumers in various circumstances. California residents see these warnings nearly everywhere — at gas stations, in parking […]

California Prop 65 Warning

If you are not a California resident, click here to return to the Notices page. If you are a California resident, click here to see a Prop 65 Warning required under California law.

BSE

There has been a significant amount of media attention paid recently to Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) or “mad cow disease.” Concerns have been raised about various food products in the marketplace, including dietary supplements, and their potential connection to a variant of Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (vCJD) that appears to be caused by BSE. No one knows […]

Answers to Questions About Kava Kava (Piper methesticum)

Historical Uses of Kava Kava Kava – also known simply as kava – originated in the islands of the South Pacific, where it has been used for centuries as a ceremonial and communal drink. A member of the black pepper family, kava’s active properties appear to stem from the kavalactones found in its roots, which […]

Update on and Notice Regarding California Transparency in Supply Chains Act of 2010

On January 1, 2012, the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act of 2010 (SB 657) (“Act”) went into effect in the State of California. The Act is an attempt to seek the elimination of slavery and human trafficking from product supply chains and requires that companies disclose their efforts to ensure that their supply chains […]

Update on “Dietary Supplement Safety Act of 2010” and Other Attacks on DSHEA

In 2010, Senator John McCain (R-AZ) and Senator Byron Dorgan (D-ND) proposed The Dietary Supplement Safety Act of 2010 (DSSA). As written, it would have had the effect of gutting key protections currently provided by the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act (DSHEA). It would have also restored virtually unlimited control to the FDA to decide […]

Update on Red Yeast Rice Products

Some customers have contacted us regarding negative publicity about red yeast rice products marketed under our Solaray®, Natural Balance® and VegLife® brands. This publicity originated with a ConsumerLab review. We want to reassure you that our manufacturing and testing processes are designed to ensure that our products meet applicable safety standards in the United States. […]

FDA Re-evaluates Health Claims

On December 21, 2007, FDA announced that it intended to re-evaluate certain previously approved health claims and qualified health claims involving soy proteins, antioxidant vitamins and selenium. Read a copy of Nutraceutical’s submission to FDA.

The Ephedra Decision: The Real Story

On April 14th, 2005, a Federal District Court in Utah ruled against FDA’s ban on low-dose ephedra products. The plaintiffs were Nutraceutical Corporation and its subsidiary Solaray. We sued not just to protect our ephedra product, but to protect your access to other supplements.

Adverse Event Reporting

On December 6, 2006 Congress passed the Dietary Supplement and Nonprescription Drug Consumer Protection Act that will treat supplements like drugs for adverse event reporting. What many people didn’t realize in considering this bill is that there was already an adverse event reporting system for dietary supplements. See how you can already report adverse events to the FDA. […]

Kelp Products

A case report from the University of California – Davis reported that detectable levels of arsenic were found in kelp dietary supplement products and that an individual’s adverse health symptoms may have resulted from the consumption of a kelp supplement. Subsequently, there were news and media reports on this case report and retailers and consumers […]