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From e-start-up to brick-and-mortar: Miramix plots ‘fast and hard’ growth in supplements

A new nutrition marketplace called Miramix has just launched that allows for the customization of all products it sells, and the company is plotting ambitious growth and expansion from the...

Botanicals giant refines fruit & veg extracts range for food supplements

French botanicals leader Naturex has emphasised its ambition to be the “world leader in the specialty fruit & vegetable category” by launching an extract range targeting food supplements including gummies....

‘Crowdfunding Jedi’ takes on Soylent with Ambronite, the ‘world's first organic drinkable supermeal’

Food is fun, says the self-described ‘serial optimist’ and ‘crowdfunding Jedi’ behind 500-calorie vegan ‘drinkable supermeal’ Ambronite. But not every eating occasion can be an epic, Mediterranean-style gathering fueled by...

1 day to go! NIU’s Cognitive Health Online Summit to lifestages, market dynamics and key ingredients

How does Abbott Nutrition design cognitive health products for key lifestages? Where are the knowledge gaps for omega-3s and brain health? How much science is there behind the main ingredients?...

Weight management metabolite ingredient to debut backed by NDI filing

Startup company NutriForward is bringing to market a new weight management supplement based on a novel ingredient. But in a sector widely known for putting the cart before the horse,...

Yakult USA confident of "eventual and ultimate vindication" in probiotics class action

Probiotic specialist Yakult USA has challenged allegations in a class action alleging it is misleading US shoppers about the digestive health benefits of its fermented drinks and says it is confident...

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Sabinsa obtains site registration for Utah facility from Canadian authorities

Sabinsa Corp. has added to the list of certifications for its Utah contract manufacturing facility with a site registration from Canadian health authorities. 

Canadian company claims its liposomal delivery massively boosts CBD bioavailability

Despite the regulatory haze that clouds the picture of hemp ingredients, innovation continues at an unrestrained pace. In the latest development, early stage company Lexaria says it has developed a...

Twinlab rounds last bend in restructuring marathon with acquisition of Reserveage supplement line

Twinlab Consolidated Holdings LLC has competed the last lap of a journey that began when CEO Tom Tolworthy took the reins of the previous version of Twinlab in 2011. The...

Probiotic growth engine to continue humming for near future, UAS Labs exec says

UAS Labs is well positioned to ride the wave of probiotic popularity and has responded with a tripling of its manufacturing capacity, CEO Kevin Mehring said.

Piveg expands Mexican carotenoid production to meet growing demand

Mexican carotenoids manufacturing Piveg is expanding to meet a market demand that CEO Roberto Espinoza says will remain strong for the foreseeable future, a demand that he said is bolstered...

Tate & Lyle Ventures invests in Evolve BioSystems for newborn probiotics & prebiotics

Evolve BioSystems is receiving a $2 million investment from Tate & Lyle Ventures to support Evolve’s ongoing clinical activities and preparations for commercial launch of its novel probiotic and prebiotic...

FitLife Brands stumbles with distribution switch; iSatori merger not seen as panacea

Earlier this year dietary supplement manufacturer FitLife Brands hitched its wagon more firmly to the GNC star. As that leviathan has stumbled in recent months, FitLife has faltered, too, and...

Soylent case reignites debate over Prop 65: 'It's basically extortion,' claims attorney

LA-based Soylent says it “stands by the quality and safety” of its meal substitutes, after being threatened with legal action alleging its Soylent 1.5 powders contain risky levels of heavy...

High doses of vitamin D fail to boost calcium absorption, bone mineral density, study finds

High doses of vitamin D are no more effective than a placebo at improving muscle function and preventing falls and fractures in older adults who are deficient, according to recently...

Developer of phytocannabinoid product takes food path to sidestep regulatory uncertainty on CBDs

Phytopurh, a company seeking to bring a line of health products to market based on phytocannabinoids, is taking the food route to avoid regulatory uncertainty about CBDs.

Cost-benefit analysis supports CRN’s call to add iodine to prenatal supplements

New research revealing the extent and cost of iodine deficiency among pregnant women underscores the importance of dietary manufacturers including at least 150 mcg of iodine in daily prenatal multivitamins...

$1 billion annual sales mark in view as Usana rides Q2 sales boom in China

Shares of Usana Health Sciences rose as much as 21% after the company announced strong second quarter earnings that were highlighted by a boom in China, where sales rose 84%....

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Pure Encapsulations gives $1 million to Cleveland Clinic for functional medicine

Healthcare practitioner channel brand Pure Encapsulations has gifted the Cleveland Clinic $1 million to support its Center for Functional Medicine.

Canadian firm to debut PurEnergy-based energy chew via Bulu Box sampling deal

Canadian company NeutriSci International will jump into the US market via a 50,000-unit -strong sampling program with Bulu Box for its NeuEnergy energy chew. 

Operating in practitioner channel places extra premium on quality control, says Ortho Molecular exec

Doing business in the practitioner channel puts an extra burden on a supplement company, said Thomas Guilliams, PhD, of Ortho Molecular Products Inc. The reputations of the healthcare practitioners are...

Entrepreneurs bring recovery chew to market based on Kyowa Hakko branded ingredients

A pair of Denver-based entrepreneurs decided to go top shelf on ingredients to launch what they claim is the first chewable dietary supplement product in the recovery space.

Nordic Naturals: 'We see sports nutrition as a growth opportunity'

Omega-3 brand Nordic Naturals is expanding its sports nutrition offering with two new products with NSF International’s Certified for Sport Program verification.

FoodState hopes new, formalized transparency initiative can help burnish industry's image

FoodState, the maker of the MegaFood brand of whole-food vitamins, has long been an advocate of what CEO Robert Craven calls “Transparency with a capital T.”  The company has now boldfaced...

Memory supplements with data to back claims should be acknowledged, says developer with 8 studies to his credit

Thomas Shea, PhD, the academic driving force behind the development of Perceptiv, a memory support dietary supplement, said he was pained to see memory support products tarred with a broad...