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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.

Lifestages, omega-3s, probiotics, and market dynamics take center stage at NIU’s Cognitive Health Online Summit

How does Abbott Nutrition design cognitive health products for key lifestages? Where are the knowledge gaps for omega-3s and brain health?

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...

Special Edition: Innovations in Delivery Systems

Fortified gel printed onto ready meals set for rapid global commercialization, says company

A new generation of restaurant quality ready meals targeting seniors is set for commercial launch this year, with a patented technology allowing fortified gels to be printed onto the food.

MegaFood supplements to carry Lundberg rice branding in supply deal

FoodState, the makers of the MegaFood line of dietary supplements, has entered into a new supply deal that will allow it to cobrand some of its supplements with the name...

Supplement based on botanical extracts targets bacterial overgrowth in small intestine, developer says

The old saw about real estate values—location, location, location—could be applied to the basic idea behind a new gut health dietary supplement branded as Atrantíl.

‘Ancient, mystical fruit’: Nestlé patents pomegranate skin extract for metabolic syndrome

Nestlé has filed an international patent for pomegranate skin extract as a strategy against metabolic syndrome, in particular fatty liver disease. 

‘An extraordinary opportunity’: Healthy & Natural Trade Show set for Chicago’s Navy Pier, May 2016

The inaugural Healthy & Natural Show will offer an ‘extraordinary opportunity’ for product manufacturers and marketers offering healthy and natural products, and for retailers looking to better understand this high...

Coca-Cola suffers setback in juice labeling lawsuit

A California judge has refused to throw out a false advertising lawsuit accusing Coca-Cola of misleading shoppers by marketing a juice comprised almost entirely of apple and grape juice as...

VitHit vitamin drink takes simple health message global

Simple health branding and attractive flavours are what will take vitamin drink VitHit global, its founder and director says.

News in brief

GOED Exchange 2016 seeks to ‘shape the future of the industry’

The Global Organization for EPA and DHA Omega-3s (GOED) has opened registration for its GOED Exchange 2016 conference aiming to ‘foster the exchange of ideas and bring the industry together...

Energy drink launches based on branded ingredient message

A new energy drink product has launched based on the science behind two branded ingredients, Cognizin citicoline from Kyowa Hakko, and PurEnergy, a caffeine/pterostilbine crystalline combination manufactured by ChromaDex.

Supercharged liposomal delivery technology underpins absorption claims for company's liquid multivitamin

A refinement of liposomal delivery technology forms the basis of the message of Victory Nutrition, a network marketing company based on a liquid multivitamin/phyotonutrient complex branded as Prodovite.

GoodBelly maker enters supplement space mostly to placate existing consumers

Next Foods, maker of the popular GoodBelly line of probiotic juice drinks, has delved into the supplement space with the release of a line of capsules containing the Lactobacillus plantarum 299v strain...

patent watch

Nestlé files patent for pregnancy probiotic

Nestlé has filed a patent for probiotics to be taken during pregnancy and lactation, which it says help reduce the risk of allergies for the infant. 

Sports nutrition expert's advice: Sample the sweat and don't skip the stomach

Exercise physiologist Allen Lim, PhD, the founder of sports nutrition brand Skratch Labs, learned what works to fuel athletes in the crucible of one of the most challenging endurance events...

New liposome manufacturer says process is more 'natural,' needing no added heat, pressure or solvents

A new supplier of liposomal delivery systems has entered the market based on a ‘more natural’ approach the assembly of these structures, the founder said.

Save the date: NutraIngredients Awards set to return to Geneva in 2016

After a hugely successful inaugural awards ceremony and industry celebration in 2015, the NutraIngredients Awards are set to return to Geneva on May 11th 2016. Put it in your diary now!

CRN members defend the supplement industry’s reputation on Capitol Hill

Members of the dietary supplement industry gathered in Washington, D.C., June 17 as part of the Council for Responsible Nutrition’s 12th Day on the Hill to thank legislators for their...

Supplement sales slow, but hope emerges in probiotics, protein, omega-3s and aloe

Market saturation, negative press and increased competition from fortified foods are taking a toll on dietary supplement sales, growth of which is slowing dramatically, according to research from IBISWorld and...

McCaskill opens inquiry into brain health supplements targeting seniors

US Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO) has sent letters to the Food and Drug Administration and 15 major retailers after launching an inquiry into products, regulations, and retailers in the dietary...

Vision Critical’s Insight Communities help large CPGs protect market share from startups

New software from Vision Critical aims to help large consumer packaged goods companies protect their market share from nimble startups by facilitating a two-way dialogue with consumers in real time...

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