July 20, 2010 — The Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS), a division of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), recently announced the publication of its “Encyclopedia of Dietary Supplements, 2nd Edition.”
This new edition contains new chapters on several botanicals, including aloe vera, bilberry, bitter orange, black cohosh, kava, and saw palmetto. AHPA Chief Science Officer Steven Dentali, PhD, and Chief Operations Officer Devon Powell contributed as co-authors of the aloe vera chapter.
Peer reviewed by experts, chapters include information such as ingredient reviews, including where applicable the latest data, its chemistry and functions, pre-clinical and clinical literature, regulatory status and references to relevant literature.
“AHPA is proud to have contributed to this project,” said Dentali, “having clear and consistent information on botanicals in an authoritative publication such as this will greatly benefit the industry.”
The title is available now from Informa Healthcare Books, with a 15 percent discount being offered to AHPA members. To take advantage of the discounted rate, please use the order form located here.
Source: American Herbal Products Association, www.ahpa.org