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Demand rising rapidly for beetroot as ingredient's sports nutrition benefits are proven and popularized

The benefits of beetroot juice for sports nutrition got a big public relations boost recently with the news the Auburn University football team drinks the juice before its games.  As...

KonaRed rapidly expands distribution in wake of licensing pact with VDF Futureceuticals

Six months after resolving an IP fight with a competitor turned collaborator, KonaRed Corporation has made rapid progress in moving its coffee fruit beverage into nationwide distribution.

Health Warrior chia bars CEO: ‘Most Americans are overfed and undernourished'

While chia seeds are now appearing in everything from breakfast cereal to yogurt, it’s easy to forget that until surprisingly recently, the only place you could find them was in...

Boston Therapeutics launches blood sugar management supplement

Boston Therapeutics (BTI) has entered the full commercialization phase of its Sugardown dietary supplement aimed at the healthy blood sugar management market.  The company is collaborating on the launch with...

Employee ownership key facet of plan to 'reauthenticate' Twinlab, Tolworthy says

Relaunching as an employee-owned company will help focus Twinlab on its mission of “reauthenticating” the brand in the natural channel, said CEO Tom Tolworthy.

In-house manufacturing becoming an important quality differentiator, NOW Foods CEO says

Consumers are increasingly sensitive to where products are made, and this has helped drive NOW Foods’ expansion of its in-house manufacturing capacity, said CEO Jim Emme.

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GNC appoints new Chief Marketing and eCommerce Officer

Supplement retailing giant GNC has hired Jeffrey Hennion as its new Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing and eCommerce Officer, and has also appointed Daisy Vanderlinde joins as Chief Human Resource...

Rock Creek seems to be near end of supplement road as FDA rejects NDI filing

Rock Creek Pharmaceuticals, formerly known as Star Scientific, has hit another pothole in the road in the form of a negative opinion from the Food and Drug Administration on its...

Nordic Naturals boosts offerings for 'niche' sports market

Nordic Naturals has extended its line of omega-3 supplements that are NSF Certified for Sport with a liquid form of its Omega-D3 Sport line, which the company says is the...

SPORTS NUTRITION 2014: FOCUS ON CREATINE SCIENCE

‘Get ripped like Rambo and smart like Picasso!’ VPX rips up sports drink rulebook

VPX/Redline CEO Jack Owoc tells Sports Nutrition 2014 delegates how to create a creatine-based sports/energy drink that’s 'omnipresent enough to crush Red Bull, Powerade and Monster'.

Products aimed at kids is a bright spot in murky omega-3s sales picture, emulsion manufacturer says

Products targeting children is a bright spot in the otherwise murky sales picture for omega-3s, said an executive with Coromega, a company that markets omega-3 emulsion products.

Special edition: LATAM

Obesity prevention key to Mexican vitamin & supplement market growth

Sales of vitamins and dietary supplements grew 9% in 2013 to reach Mx$15.7 billion ($1.2 billion) as increased visibility over the country’s main diseases have consumers thinking more about prevention,...

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AHPA grows membership by 12% as 45 companies join in 2014

The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) has welcomed 45 new members to its fold in 2014, with 17 new members joining during the third quarter.

‘No surprise’: RCT data supports Nawgan’s ability to boost alertness, attention and cognitive performance

Consuming Nawgan, the ‘alertness beverage’ containing citicoline and caffeine, can boost attention and alertness in young adults, according to results of a randomized clinical trial.

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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...

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