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Bodybuilding vs Jim Stoppani: Injunctions filed and GNC pulled in

The legal battle between and Dr Jim Stoppani has entered a new phase with GNC being pulled into the lawsuit following the launch of its JYM 2.0 range.

Special edition: Botanicals

Travel to source may be costly, but important to vet supply chain, expert says

Travel to where you source your ingredients, and make no excuses about the cost and time it takes, one expert said.

NOW bolsters probiotics testing with DuPont DNA system

NOW Foods has bolstered its testing protocols with the addition of new DNA capabilities in the verification of probiotics.

Can auditing, certifying, and verifying be more streamlined? Yes, says UNPA chief

Loren Israelsen, President of the United Natural Products Alliance (UNPA) called the current auditing landscape of the dietary supplements industry as “redundant, expensive, and inconsistent”

What does ‘clean label’ mean in sports nutrition? Experts weigh in

How clean label is defined in sports nutrition depends on the end goal, experts say. Bodybuilders tend to not care as much, while performance athletes may sacrifice taste over efficacy...

Companies beta-testing CRN’s dietary supplement product registry

Nine companies are beta-testing the CRN’s product registry – the Supplement Online Wellness Library (Supplement OWL) – which is being developed and administered by UL.

Colorado-based Healthy Skoop launches sleep-inducing protein powder

The L-Tryptophan-powered shake powder was designed to be what founder Dr. James Rouse calls a sustainable solution to sleep problems.

NuGo Nutrition acquires protein bar manufacturer Promax

Protein bar manufacturer Promax has been acquired by Pennsylvania-based NuGo Nutrition.

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Lycored promotes 'beauty from within' product with #rethinkbeautiful campaign

The campaign raises awareness of the ingredient by connecting "beauty-from-within" with an emotion through video and social media.

Cardax puts synthetic astaxanthin finished product on market

A synthetic astaxanthin finished product has reached the market with the release of ZanthoSyn, by Hawaiian firm Cardax.

Supplement firm adds probiotic to product for colicky babies

Wellements, an Arizona supplement company, has put a new twist on a legacy category by introducing a probiotic gripe water.

Prebiotic purveyor offers test kit to measure shift in microbiome

Isothrive, the manufacturer of a new prebiotic finished product, has teamed with gut flora testing firm UBiome to offer a consumers a way to gauge the product’s effects in their...

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A new nootropic in town: Limited Labs launches ‘Dragon’

Online brand Limited Lab launches new nootropic supplement “Dragon,” which contains a blend of Kyowa Hakko’s Cognizin citicoline and Compound Solution’s brand-name theacrine Teacrine.

Glanbia Performance Nutrition drives Glanbia 2016 half year results

Glanbia plc, the global nutrition group based in Ireland, has announced its results for the six months ending July 2, 2016.

Shark Tank winner Loliware & DSM cooperate to make edible vitamin cups

A new product prototype, called Lolivita, debuted at the IFT show in Chicago last month. Behind its conception, co-founder Chelsea Briganti imagined what it would be like “if your actual...

FOOD VISION USA: Is the food industry working for or against the consumer?

Making a profit and promoting health are not mutually exclusive, and healthy food brands now generate some serious profits. But no business will willingly engage in initiatives that could damage...

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Nature’s Way adopts 5 botanicals through ABC Adopt-an-Herb program

Nature’s Way has adopted black cohosh (Actaea racemosa), hawthorn (Crataegus spp.), umckaloabo (Pelargonium sidoides), lavender (Lavandula spp.), and ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba) through the ABC Adopt-an-Herb Program.

Valensa expands private label offerings with new joint health chew

Valensa’s latest joint health supplement product launch is another step in the transformation of the company, said CEO Rudi Moerck.

Glanbia launches EasyFlav for whey protein as manufacturers compete for best taste

Are US consumers still in a protein frenzy? Nutrition ingredient company Glanbia Nutritionals shares some insight as it announces its latest product offering EasyFlav, marketed as a “flavor optimizer” for...

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NPA adds 59 new retail and supply members

The Natural Products Association (NPA) has added 59 new members to its ranks in 2016, with the association “redoubling its efforts recently to gain and retain new members”.

Playing into the clean label trend, PowerBar launches Clean Whey Protein bar and drink

Targeting a mainstream audience, PowerBar enters the clean label space with two new products marketed for its high protein content, low sugar amount, and absence of “artificial sweeteners.”

Health Warrior CEO to join CEO panel at Food Vision USA 2016

Health Warrior CEO: ‘We’d love to be a true umbrella brand for healthy nutrient dense whole foods’

Chia-fueled brand Health Warrior will be unveiling new products next year that utilize other nutrient-dense whole foods, says CEO Shane Emmett, who is predicting a 40-60% rise in revenues in...

GüdPod: A new open-platform delivery solution to pill aversion

With the goal of making supplements attractive to people with an aversion to pills by serving them like a Nespresso or Keurig, GüdPod will be rolling out its new delivery...

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