Follow Slashdot blog updates by subscribing to our blog RSS feed

 



Forgot your password?
typodupeerror

Submission + - Keeping science up with the massive supplement market (acs.org)

carmendrahl writes: "Consumers who see “natural” products as safer than pharmaceuticals drove herbal and botanical supplement sales to $5.3 billion in 2011, up $1 billion in a decade. But botanicals are usually complex blends, which presents different challenges than pharmaceuticals. Some suppliers are now carefully controlling plant growth to ensure a consistent product and consistent study results. (Soil, light, pesticide use all can matter). Others are honing analysis techniques to better understand blends and ferret out intentionally doctored batches."
This discussion was created for logged-in users only, but now has been archived. No new comments can be posted.

Keeping science up with the massive supplement market

Comments Filter:

"The urge to destroy is also a creative urge." -- Bakunin [ed. note - I would say: The urge to destroy may sometimes be a creative urge.]

Working...