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Brew your vitamins: Startup VitaCup delivers vitamin-fortified coffee for Keurig system

As both the dietary supplement industry and consumers are well aware, taking one’s dietary supplements is a daily routine people are prone to forget. A cup of joe, on the...

Protein power: Consumers in emerging Asian markets increasingly understand the benefits

Consumer understanding of the nutritional benefits of protein is soaring in Asia, according to research from NZMP, the ingredients brand of New Zealand-based dairy manufacturer Fonterra.

‘Healthy selfie’ culture is changing the sports nutrition marketplace

When it comes to sports nutrition purchases, consumers may say it’s ‘gains’ they care about—but they don’t really care, according to senior director of strategy at Interbrand Health Dominic Leung....

CVS to institute new testing requirements for dietary supplements

As part of a corporate makeover, CVS Pharmacy says it intends to institute new standards for the dietary supplements it sells that will include specific testing requirements.

Educating consumers on omega-3 benefits, and reminding them of those, remains challenge, event attendees told

Educating consumers on the benefits of omega-3s and keeping those benefits forefront in their minds as they make buying decisions remains one of the principal challenges of the market, experts...

VITAFOODS 2017 PREVIEW

Sports Nutrition is all about balancing innovation and risk, says NSF

Adulteration in the sports nutrition industry remains a global issue, says John Travis of NSF International ahead of his talk on adulteration and innovation in sports nutrition at Vitafoods. 

NOSB reconsiders the use of some non-organic substances in organic certified products

Curating the National List of non-organic substances that are allowed in products certified as organic is a core responsibility of the National Organic Standards Board, and as such stakeholders will...

TODAY: NutraIngredients-USA's Omega-3 Forum

The omega-3s market has returned to mid single digit growth, which is one of the topics that will be discussed during a free online forum hosted by NutraIngredients-USA.

Delivery Formats: Will consumers sip their supplements?

At this year’s Natural Products Expo West, Trace Minerals Research launched a line of supplement straws. The company isn’t the first to play with this concept, but it certainly is...

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Hemp product sales slowly inch up as cultivation barriers get more lax

Retail sales of hemp food, CBD, and supplements posted $285.3 million in sales in 2016, according to data by retail research firm SPINS and Vote Hemp, a non-profit advocating a...

Contract manufacturer believes commitment to quality, compliance sets it apart

A proactive approach toward product development has helped Columbia Nutritional to grow to be one of the largest contract manufacturers in the Pacific Northwest, a postion further bolstered with its...

Hi-Tech wins fees in patent case, expands distribution

Controversial sports nutrition brand Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals continues to make news with the announcement of a victory against a prolific patent enforcement entity and expansion of its distribution footprint.

For research backing, carotenoids are king, eye health expert says

Perhaps the best case for the effects of supplementation can be made for carotenoids associated with eye health, says an expert who has studied the compounds.

Special Edition: Omega-3s

While omega-3 industry tries to hold line on sustainability, consumers seem unconcerned

Industry experts maintain that the marine sources of omega-3s continue to be well managed and supplies remain adequate, despite questions that are raised periodically by some observers. But whatever direction...

Special Edition: Omega-3s

Stronger Together: Can Omega-3 combination supplements attract new buyers?

While sales of omega-3 supplements have remained stagnant, brands and manufacturers are testing out the market with more omega-3 combination product launches.

Special edition: Omega-3s

Powerful PUFAs: The many health benefits of omega-3s

From heart health to better brain function, and from improved exercise recovery to lower PTSD severity, is there nothing omega-3 can’t do?

Nutrition firms nurturing new technology, survey finds

An agile approach to digital innovation is a mind-set increasingly being adopted by nutritional companies looking to gain an advantage in a competitive market.

'First of all, you need a kick-ass product...'

START-UP NATION: Israeli food innovation in action... from micro algae and grasshoppers to chickpea protein

It's got a population of just 8.2 million, but in the innovation stakes, Israel punches well above its weight, if you take the authors of best-selling tome Start Up Nation...

Testing component of specifications often overlooked, expert says

Fit for purpose testing continues to be a challenge for dietary supplement companies, says an analytical chemist.

Panel: Consumers don't understand much about quality

Setting high quality standards is one thing.  But making that pay?  That’s not so easy, said participants at a recent dietary supplement industry meeting.

What’s happening with Health Canada’s proposed NHP changes?

Health Canada has published its “What we heard” report, which shows differences in opinion between industry on one hand and consumers and healthcare professionals on the other.

NATURAL PRODUCTS NEW ZEALAND SUMMIT

Supplement firms seeking success in China: ‘Think big, trademark brands and don’t be too trusting’

Companies seeking to launch products in China have been told they have to be in it for long haul and make extensive preparations, ‘instead of turning up at Shanghai airport...

More than half of consumers think 'hybrid beverages' are a pricey gimmick, Mintel survey finds

Despite the emerging trend of blurring category lines in the functional beverage sector, many consumers still hesitate to believe the claims and attributes on pack, let alone make a purchase,...

NATURAL PRODUCTS NEW ZEALAND SUMMIT 2017

VIDEO: Why New Zealand’s long-awaited Natural Health Products Bill is needed now more than ever

Trade body Natural Products New Zealand is hoping new industry regulations – which it believes will help boost exports – can finally be passed before the nation’s elections in September.

NATURAL PRODUCTS NEW ZEALAND SUMMIT 2017

‘Clean and green’: Australian and New Zealand functional honey products continue to buzz in China

Natural products with functional claims such as honey continue to face a bright future as both a food and a therapeutic product, not least in China where demand is expected...

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