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GNC CEO: ‘We're going to be offering far more plant-based and nature-based proteins in our store’

Supplements retailing giant GNC is undertaking a ‘reset’ with an increased focus on natural, organic and vegan-vegetarian consumers, while also boosting its plant protein offerings, says the company’s new CEO.

Growth in China, stagnation in US means Usana is now 'essentially an Asian company,' analyst says

Usana Health Sciences recorded a sales decline in the United States in its Q3 2014 earnings statement that was more than offset by rapid growth in China. The numbers have become so lopsided that one analyst said “essentially you're are an Asian company at this point,” during an conference call with Usana...

Theo Innovations debuts flavanol-rich cocoa extract

Seattle-based Theo Chocolate has launched the first functional ingredient from its subsidiary Theo Innovations.  Called Violetamine, the product is an extract of cocoa high in polyphenols and theobromine.

‘Exploring the frontiers of innovation’: Food Vision USA to inspire food business leaders on cutting-edge technologies, trends and opportunities

Chicago will host the first ever Food Vision USA event in September 2015, bringing together senior figures in business strategy, R&D and marketing from established players and rising stars in the US food and nutrition industries.

Calcium supplementation could prevent reduced bone density in active post-menopausal women: Study

Calcium supplementation could prevent exercise-associated bone density reduction in post-menopausal women, according to an American study.

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Experts not surprised steroid-tainted supplements lingered on market following recalls

Experts not surprised steroid-tainted supplements lingered on market following recalls

A recent study found that numerous recalled supplements lingered on the market for months or even years...

Going non GMO in supplements is worth the effort, sources say

Going non GMO in supplements is worth the effort, sources say

The November elections draw nearer featuring numerous state ballot initiatives requiring the mandatory labeing of genetically modified...

Weight management, cognition, and joints: The key conditions driving healthy aging
Special edition: Healthy Aging

Weight management, cognition, and joints: The key conditions driving healthy aging

Healthy aging is all about living a healthier life for longer, a catch all for physical and...

Quality of life, aging with grace, and sleep: Experts give insights into ‘healthy aging’
Special edition: Healthy Aging

Quality of life, aging with grace, and sleep: Experts give insights into ‘healthy aging’

Healthy aging, anti-aging, the quest for a fountain of youth: The desire to stay young for as...

Botanical Adulterants Program 'intended to raise the bar of awareness of the problem, and I think we've done that,' Blumenthal says
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Botanical Adulterants Program 'intended to raise the bar of awareness of the problem, and I think we've done that,' Blumenthal says

The Botanical Adulterants Program is “raising the bar of awareness of this growing problem among industry stakeholders and...

Vitamin Angels receives humanitarian award from American College of Nutrition
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Vitamin Angels receives humanitarian award from American College of Nutrition

The American College of Nutrition acknowledged Vitamin Angels’ two decades of life-saving work providing vitamins and minerals...

‘Some companies claiming they’re strengthening their defense against chondroitin adulterants are not using the right method’: Synutra President

‘Some companies claiming they’re strengthening their defense against chondroitin adulterants are not using the right method’: Synutra President

A unique collaboration of experts worked together to identify an adulterant in the chondroitin supply and the...

CRN’s Mister on DSHEA’s ‘monumental anniversary’, companies choosing a side, and the critical role of contract manufacturers for GMP complia...

CRN’s Mister on DSHEA’s ‘monumental anniversary’, companies choosing a side, and the critical role of contract manufacturers for GMP compliance

The 20th anniversary of the Dietary Supplements Health and Education Act (DSHEA) is ‘monumental’, says Steve Mister from...

‘Accelerating the commercial adoption of early stage research’: Leading probiotics event unites science and industry in North & South America

‘Accelerating the commercial adoption of early stage research’: Leading probiotics event unites science and industry in North & South America

San Diego will host the first ever Probiota Americas in June 2015, which will bring together eminent...

‘No better place than the nutra-science marketplace for financial investors’: BI Chief

‘No better place than the nutra-science marketplace for financial investors’: BI Chief

Nutraceuticals and dietary supplements are attracting a lot of private equity attention, and it’s not surprising, says...

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