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Herbalife invites innovation ideas for North American Innovation conference

Direct selling giant Herbalife is inviting new product ideas from companies, entrepreneurs and nutrition industry ‘visionaries’ to present at its upcoming North American Innovation conference.

Europharma debuts glutathione supplement featuring patented French technology to boost bioavailability

EuroPharma has launched a patented, more bioavailable form of glutathione in the US market, the firm announced recently. With the announcement, the firm joins a number of companies advertsing their...

New Omega-3 product sourced from Alaskan Pollock stresses freshness, sustainability, traceability

A new omega-3 product sourced from Alaskan Pollock has hit the market. Offered by Seattle-based American Marine Ingredients, the new ingredient is in the form of a finished product branded...

Reaction to FDA's proposed Nutrition Facts updates

AHPA to FDA: Clarify protein labeling

Although it generally supports the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) proposed Nutrition and Supplement Facts label changes, the American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) urged the agency to adopt the Digestible...

Nosco: Beating the ‘boring’ connotation in supplement packaging

In its simplest form, dietary supplement packaging serves two basic functions: protecting and selling the product inside. 

Twinlab can 'look to the future' now that recapitalization is complete

The restructuring of Twinlab is complete, as the entity Twinlab Consolidation Corporation has concluded its first deal, the acquisition of Twinlab Corporation itself.

FitLife Brands maintains impressive growth with strong second quarter

FitLife Brands, maker of nutritional supplements sold under several brand names, has bucked the headwinds that have afflicted the dietary supplement sector in recent quarters, notching an 18% rise in...

MusclePharm signs NFL phenom Johnny Manziel to endorsement contract

In a sector heavily driven by marketing and celebrity athlete tie-ins, MusclePharm has once again scored big by signing an endorsement deal with Johnny Manziel, the rookie quarterback for the...

MYOS Corp. grows market for myostatin inhibitor beyond the gym

Myos Corporation has built the market for its myostatin-inhibiting ingredient Fortetropin beyond the gym and into the offices of physician groups treating elderly patients. To secure the supply for the...

Energy shot maker bases product on timed-release caffeine technology

LXR Biotech has launched a timed-release energy shot using a recently-developed beadlet technology in a bid to capture more of the energy shot market. 

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Herbalife misses profit estimates, share price plunges

Herbalife's share price dropped sharply yesterday as the company reported second quarter earnings that missed analysts’ estimates.  Shares dropped 11% almost immediately on the news and declined further in early...

Is Danone feeling the need for Mead?

 Danone shares rose today as rumours strengthened the French dairy giant would sell its medical and paediatric nutrition business (Nutricia), but is the firm streamlining its activities around its core...

Herbalife bolsters communications team with hiring of PepsiCo exec

Network marketing giant Herbalife has made a high-profile addition to its management team with the hiring of Alan L Hoffman in the newly established role of executive vice president of...

Research lab launches liposomal curcumin formulation for supplement market

Encapsula NanoSciences has launched a nutraceutical product using its liposomal encapsulation techniques that will enhance bioavailability without overpromising on efficacy, said CEO Zahra Mirafzali, PhD.

Supplement line launches based on phospholipid nano sphere delivery system

NanoSphere Health Sciences has formally launched its line of liquid dietary supplements called Evolve Nutrients that employs its lipid-based delivery technology promising more rapid absorption and better bioavailability.

'WE WILL FIGHT TO DEFEND OURSELVES AGAINST CIVIL INTIMIDATION': 5-HOUR ENERGY

‘5-Hour Energy’s simply a caffeine delivery device’: Washington AG savages $1bn brand

Washington state attorneys insist that 5-Hour Energy wouldn’t work if it wasn’t for its caffeine content in a fierce attack on the credibility of America’s top-selling shot.

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KeHE to buy Nature's Best to create natural products distribution powerhouse

Leading natural products distributor KeHE has struck a deal to buy Nature's Best – the largest privately owned wholesaler-distributor of health and natural food products...

Abbott making 'progress' repairing Fonterra botulism scare damage

Abbott Laboratories' CEO believes the company has “recovered about as well" as it could have in the year since the Fonterra WPC botulism scare that led it to recall infant formula in China,...

Guest article

Does Unilever’s Slim-Fast fail signal the end of weight management as we know it?

Fourteen years after Unilever spent $2.3bn (€1.7bn) to buy Slim-Fast, it has sold up for an undisclosed sum to a private equity player. Analyst and author Julian Mellentin tracks the...

FDA exemption speeds release of Plandai’s catechin supplement

Plandai Biotechnology Inc. will not be required to apply to the US Food and Drug Administration for New Dietary Ingredient status in order to market and sell its Phytofare Catechin...

Swisse Wellness withdraws from US to focus on global brand building, but vows, ‘we’ll be back bigger and better!’

Swisse Wellness’ global growth is continuing with new office set to open in Europe and Asia soon, but global expansion will require a re-allocation of US resources and a withdrawal...

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Hormel Foods to acquire CytoSport and its Muscle Milk Sports Nutrition Products

Muscle Milk maker CytoSport is being acquired by Hormel Foods for a tasty $450 million.

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MusclePharm adds Tiger Woods to stable of endorsers

Sports nutrition firm MusclePharm has concluded a deal with Tiger Woods to feature the comapny’s logo on his golf bag. Woods reportedly will receive an undisclosed annual fee and stock...

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NBTY on the podium for corporate social responsibility award

Supplement manufacturer and distributor NBTY has received a bronze award in The American Business Awards (also known as the Stevie Awards) for Corporate Social Responsibility Program of the Year.

Energy supplement hangs hat on dopamine-boosting properties

A new energy supplement is betting on the benefits of Ayurvedic herb Mucuna pruriens, which provides a precursor to the neurotransmitter dopamine, to stand out in a crowed category.