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21 January 2021
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NuTek Natural Ingredients Pledges Support for the FDA’s New Guidance on Potassium Salt Labelling
OMAHA, NE – Today the US Food and Drug Association (FDA) announced final guidance to allow the use of “potassium salt” as an alternative to “potassium chloride salt” on the ingredient label for food products. This guidance is part of the FDA’s Nutrition Innovation Strategy to reduce the burden of chronic disease in the United States by improving nutrition and promotion of healthier food options by encouraging the use potassium-based salt as an alternative to sodium-based salt. Americans consume, on average, 3,400 mg of sodium per day- nearly 50% more than the 2,300 mg recommended limit.

Action plan for heart health
The European Society of Cardiology (ESC) and the European Heart Network recently launched their paper ‘Fighting cardiovascular disease – a blueprint for EU action’. Abi Millar speaks to Professor Joep Perk of the ESC to discuss Europe’s cardiovascular burden, how Covid-19 has exacerbated the situation and which nutritional interventions, including salt reduction, could make a difference.

Super immunity
Natural algae astaxanthin is the most effective and studied form of astaxanthin, a powerful antioxidant capable of boosting immunity. It is also the main remit of the Natural Algae Astaxanthin Association (NAXA), which was founded to encourage and facilitate further study of the product. NAXA CEO Alan Levine tells Jack Bull about his organisation’s important work in promoting and studying this promising supplement.

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