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Vitacost debuts new branding with simplified packaging to make supplement buying ‘easier’

Online retailer Vitacost.com is aiming to boost transparency and consumer understanding with a re-launch of its own brand of dietary supplements with new names and simplified packaging.

Daily collagen supplementation may protect against cartilage loss for joint health, rodent study suggests

Daily oral consumption of hydrolysed type 1 collagen may protect joints with osteoarthritis from further cartilage loss, as well as deliver anti-inflammatory properties to injured joints, according to a new...

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There's opportunity in new probiotic enumeration technology, says expert

Analyzing and identifying probiotic strains in a finished product is becoming increasingly crucial as probiotic-infused food, beverages, and supplements climb further into consumer interest.

Dietary supplement industry promotes self-regulation, need for increased access on Capitol Hill

More than 75 members of the Council for Responsible Nutrition and the American Herbal Products Association will “fly-in” to Capitol Hill today to meet with members of Congress and their...

New sports brand builds on branded ingredient foundation

A commitment to using science-backed, branded ingredients is the cornerstone of the new sports nutrition brand Innov8 Nutraceuticals, one of the founders said.

'Lidvolution' gives Sunwarrior competitive edge in crowded protein powder category

Three years after Sunwarrior set its protein powder apart from the competition by switching to a smaller, easier to grab and store square tub, it continues to lead the category...

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Blend of probiotics and prebiotics has weight management benefits, DuPont research finds

Study participants who consumed a combination of two ingredients—a prebiotic and probiotic—experienced more body fat and waist circumference reduction compared to a placebo, a study funded by DuPont Nutrition &...

Why the FDA Supplement Facts compliance extension could boost the Supplement OWL

The FDA’s decision to date of compliance with the changes needed to nutrition and supplement facts panels could be a good thing for the Supplement OWL, says Steve Mister, president...

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Lallemand furthers study on probiotic intervention among individuals newly diagnosed with depression

More studies looking at the link between a human’s microbiome and depression are underway. It’s not entirely a novel connection, according to Dr. Thomas Tompkins, research director at Lallemand Health...

Morinaga eyes South East Asia growth with probiotics and blood pressure product

Morinaga has revealed plans to target the South East Asia market to boost sales of its functional ingredients such as its Bifidus BB536 probiotic strain.

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UNPA launches PCQI training for dietary supplement companies

The United Natural Products Alliance (UNPA) is launching a new training course, “Preventive Controls Workshop for Dietary Supplements: PCQI Training for Dietary Supplement Companies”, but spaces are limited.

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FDA extends compliance deadline for Nutrition Facts panel changes

As widely expected, the FDA is to extend the compliance dates for the Nutrition Facts label final rules to give manufacturers more time to prepare, although it has not yet...

Herbaland takes on protein category with line of vegan gummies

Taking cues from two of the hottest trends in the nutrition space, Canadian gummy-firm Herbaland recently launched a new line of vegan gummy protein supplements.

New male fertility support supplement hits market

A new player in the sparsely populated male fertility supplement game called FertilHerb is making inroads in the marketplace.

'Raw' idea forms basis of new superfood supplement

An entrepreneur is taking a page from the food marketing realm with the launch of a supplement line called Rawtrition.

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Functional food bar launches with Niagen nicotinamide riboside

Barology’s Live Younger bar is the first launch of Niagen nicotinamide riboside (NR) into the functional food space, and offers consumers a new way to help boost cellular metabolism and...

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Algaia and AIDP partner to expand alginate offering in North America

Starting June 1, algae-derived ingredients by Algaia will expand to customers in Canada, USA, and Mexico.

Cardax announces first synthetic astaxanthin revenue as red ink rises

Synthetic astaxanthin maker Cardax announced significant initial sales of its finished goods brand as the company struggles to stay afloat financially.

Evolve BioSystems completes series B financing to fund commercialization of products

California-based microbiome company Evolve BioSystems has completed a $20 million Series B financing to fund the commercialization of its initial products.

Cutting deep into product line helped Twinlab achieve profitability milestone

One year after taking the helm at Twinlab Consolidation Corporation, CEO Naomi Whittel said the company has been profitable for at least two quarters, which is like summiting Everest given...

Coconuts for cognitive health: Chicago-based VitaMind launches liquid multivitamin for the brain

A neurosurgeon at the University of Illinois at Chicago always wanted to create a multivitamin for brain health. This year, his dream became a reality with the soft launch of...

Can 'low oxalate' be the next low sodium or sugar? Ingredient startup Entring LLC thinks so

Florida-based startup Entring LLC is launching a nature-identical enzyme of the oxalate decarboxylase type found in blue green algae. Branded as Nephure, it was formulated to support urinary tract health...

Premama strikes $4.5m investment to tackle pill fatigue in prenatal category

A cash injection upwards of $4.5m will help propel Premama into the forefront of non-pill prenatal nutrition, says president and founder Dan Aziz.

Not Just for Sports: Burt’s Bees’ launch of protein powder reflects category’s diversification

Burt’s Bees is well known for its ubiquitous line of personal care products, from lip balm to hand lotion. It has now forayed into the dietary supplement space with plant...

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