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The animal supplement sector is a Harvard Business School case study on driving a responsible system: NASC President

From GMPs to a robust adverse event reporting system and list of qualified suppliers, the self-regulatory successes of the animal supplement industry could be a Harvard Business School case study,...

Formulating for pets? Suppliers share what you should keep in mind

We spoke with two suppliers—Sabinsa and Maypro—to learn about ingredients that are in demand in the pet nutrition category, and what unique challenges this space has.

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Probiotics go mainstream at Expo West

Probiotics have truly arrived. From Dr. Oz earlier this year, to the Natural Product Expo West show in Anaheim, one might say it is the invasion of the microorganism armies. ...

No longer a ‘startup’: Bulu Box goes from samples to subscriptions

With its core business of sending boxes of health food and dietary supplement samples to consumers’ doorsteps, Bulu Box has enjoyed 300% revenue growth from 2014 to 2017. It's staff...

NutraIngredients-USA’s state of the industry survey: Have your say today

NutraIngredients-USA is running a state of the industry survey to gauge your views about the current state of the nutrition and supplements sector, and to discover the issues that are of...

ChromaDex posts sales rise amid continued losses, sluggish stock price

ChromaDex has reported a rapid rise in sales driven mainly by its Niagen ingredient.  But the company continues to post losses, and the stock price has failed to recover from...

Synbio ingredients have vast market penetration, new list shows

Synthetic biology, or GMO 2.0 as some are calling it, has vastly more penetration in the marketplace than was previously believed. That’s the takeaway from the assembly of the first...

GALLERY: Trendspotting at Expo West 2017: From plant protein to probiotics

It's impossible to distill a show this size into a handful of slides, but we did see some consistent themes from a macronutrient perspective (protein is hot, sugar is not and fats are...

‘Most companies understand green herbs, vitamins & minerals, but they don’t understand mushrooms & fungi’: Nammex

Interest in mushrooms is booming, but quality issues dog the sector and some products may be mislabeled, claims Jeff Chilton, founder of Nammex Organic Mushroom Extracts.

Special Edition: Functional Foods

Millennials driving next generation of functional foods

The demands on brands and suppliers to fulfil consumer’s desire to eat healthy foods has never been higher with switched-on millennials becoming increasingly aware of the benefits of functional foods...

Five key Expo West 2017 supplement trends

We walked and we talked and we took photos, and here’s our list of 5 key trends for supplements from Expo West 2017 in Anaheim.

Natural Products Expo West

Shatavari is rising star in herbal tea, although turmeric & matcha still reign supreme, Pukka exec says

After years of struggling to balance energy drinks and sleep aids, Americans are beginning to turn to adaptogens in herbal teas to help meet and “harmonize” their bodies’ needs, according...

What will be the new norm in supplement branding? Nutri-Rich offers a hint

Nutri-Rich’s major rebranding effort—from packaging to formulation to transparency measures—gives hints to the future new norms of the nutraceutical industry.

EXPO WEST 2017: The state of the natural products industry

If the proliferation of booths at Expo West is anything to go by, the natural, organic and specialty products industry is in rude health, while investors are now competing with...

Industry lauds accomplishments of late stevia pioneer James May

Herbal industry experts were quick to laud the accomplishments of stevia pioneer Jim May, founder of Wisdom Natural Brands, who died this week at the age of 80.

China the top target for tocotrienol sales growth, says supplier ExcelVite

China is the next top target for tocotrienol, according to supplier ExcelVite, which wants to boost sales of its ‘super vitamin E’ products in the country after establishing strong markets...

Sanat Products plans more acquisitions after snapping up Hindustan Herbals Limited

Thanks to the increased popularity of turmeric and other botanical products in food and beverage, market analysts have seen an uptick of interest and familiarity for Ayurvedic ingredients outside of...

NutraSource Diagnostics partners with Whole Foods Market on non-GMO labeling for supplements

Canadian testing firm Nutrasource Diagnostics Inc. has potentially cracked open a huge sector of the market with GMO testing certification for supplements that has been approved by Whole Foods Market...

Testing partnership aims to make compliance more affordable

Shimadzu Scientific Inc. and Midi Inc. have announced a partnership whose aim is to make analytical tests more cost effective, enabling greater compliance.

HIGHLIGHTS FROM PROBIOTA 2017 IN BERLIN

Is pharma interest in probiotics a challenge or opportunity?

The probiotic category continues to grow rapidly on a global basis. And with growth comes increased interest probiotics and microbiome modulation therapies from the pharmaceutical sector. But is this increased...

Omega Protein moves closer to sale of human nutrition assets

Despite improved returns for its embattled human nutrition segments, Omega Protein has launched a more focused strategic review that could include the sale of one or more of the businesses.

Is adulteration diminishing? Responses from labs show picture is mixed

Is the adulteration picture getting better? Responses from the analytical testing community indicate the picture is muddy at best.

Soup-To-Nuts Podcast: A closer look at protein’s rise to popularity and where it is headed

Americans’ love affair with protein shows no signs of cooling in the coming years with a compound annual growth rate projected at a steady 5.6% for the next three years,...

Amazon jumps into supplement space with the launch of ‘Amazon Elements’ line

Online retailing giant Amazon is dipping it’s toes in the waters with its own private label dietary supplement line. But the giant’s toes may cause waves instead of ripples and...

Vitamin Shoppe & Dr Tieraona Low Dog partner for consumer & employee holistic health training

Vitamin Shoppe announced a new partnership with natural medicine expert Tieraona Low Dog, MD, to produce multimedia for its online shops, as well as design a training program for brick-and-mortar...

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