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Testing firm Labdoor uses transaction-based model to help consumers answer this question: What's best?

Labdoor founder Neil Thanedar said he wanted to institute a different dynamic in his product testing and evaluation service. He wanted the benefits to accrue primarily to consumers, and he...

Consumers understand micronutrient supplements help fill nutrient gaps, says CRN survey

The majority of consumers recognize that nutritional supplements can help fill nutrient gaps but should not be viewed as replacements for a healthy diet, according to a new survey conducted...

NEWS QUIZ: Are you up to speed with the top stories of June 2015?

Do you know which senator(s) attempted to limit military access to dietary supplements? Which herb was as effective as Tamiflu for the early treatment of ‘flu? And how many retailers received...

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Organic & Natural Health Association names board and new members

The newest trade association in the natural products industry – Organic & Natural Health Association – has named its founding members and board members.

A lack of leadership at FDA, the Dietary Supplement Labeling Act of 2015, and a ‘tenderized’ industry: Mister’s State of the Union

The NY AG affair has “tenderized” the dietary supplements industry in ways that other issues have not, and made it more vulnerable to other legal and regulatory attacks, said Steve Mister, president...

Properly prepared, herbs remain stars of immune health field, expert says

While many newer players on the scene—such as probiotics or beta glucans derived from yeast or fungi—have gotten a lot of attention for their effects on the immune system, it’s...

Temple Turmeric CEO: Turmeric is super-hot right now; we doubled revenues last year and expect to do the same this year

While turmeric is still a novel ingredient to many Americans, it’s only a matter of time before it moves from the niche to the mainstream of US food culture, predicts...

O-3 coalition names science board to boost credibility, help maintain momentum

The Omega 3 Coalition, a group formed to support the positive messaging to the public around the cardiovascular disease benefits of the ingredients, has formed a scientific advisory council, it...

Higher insurance limit requirements becoming industry-wide trend, broker says

Distributors across the dietary supplement and natural products businesses are requiring higher liability insurance limits for their suppliers. That’s the bad news; the good news is that the insurance is...

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!

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Experts to talk science, regs, challenges and opportunities in immune health

Experts from Abbott Nutrition, the University of Southampton, Vynna LLC, and Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP will join NutraIngredients-USA’s Hank Schultz for an hour-long, free to attend discussion of the...

Lawsuit over ‘100% natural’ claims on Nectresse monk fruit sweeteners to proceed

Johnson & Johnson’s Nectresse monk-fruit-based sweeteners were discontinued late last year owing to disappointing sales. However, a lawsuit challenging the products’ claims to be ‘100% natural’ is still very much...

Special edition: Immunity

Pre- & Probiotics market snap-shot; ban to cost €1.5bn by 2020 in EU6

The EU’s ban on prebiotics and probiotics as marketing tools has cost the market €500m and will cost a further €1bn by 2020 according to Euromonitor International data – and...

Special edition: Immune support

Immune health quiz: Do you know your Echinacea from your Emergen-C?

Do you know who acquired Emergen-C? Why vitamin D is so important for immune health? Or from which kind of seaweed fucoidan is extracted?

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...

Special Edition: Immune Health

Ingredients derived from fungi offer alternative in immune health space

The immune supporting properties of ingredients in the cell walls of yeasts and other fungi have been known for centuries and two companies in particular—Biothera and Embria Health Sciences—are unlocking...

Special edition: Immune support

The key market data and ingredients in the immune health sector

Immune supplement sales were valued at an impressive $2.3 billion in 2013 (Nutrition Business Journal), and in this gallery we look at the key market trends and ingredients for this...

Special edition: Immune support

Presenteeism: A new window of opportunity for immune supplements?

Presenteeism - or showing up for work despite being ill - is on the rise. Could this be an opportunity for immunity-boosting supplements, or is it a trend to fight...

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...

Ingredients made via synthetic biology won’t qualify for Non-GMO Project verified stamp

Food ingredients produced using ‘synthetic biology’ techniques – such as Evolva's vanillin, which is made from genetically engineered baker’s yeast - do not qualify for the Non-GMO Project Verified stamp, says...

Sales of energy shots slump as consumers reach for drinks instead

Sales of energy shots are slumping as their medicinal taste and less favorable position as a supplement drive consumers to reach for energy drinks, which many shoppers consider safer, according...

Whole Foods defends its prices and explains source of new value chain's savings

Executives are aggressively defending Whole Foods Market’s high prices, even as they tout the potential cost-savings for the consumers at the retailer’s newly named value chain.

Planning ahead is the panacea for wildcrafting supply uncertainty, experts say

Securing supply chains in the face of wildcrafting uncertainty presents no new challenges, experts in the field have said. The fable of the ant and the grasshopper applies: plan ahead,...

Wildcrafters could become their own endangered species, experts say

Wildcrafting as an herbal raw material sourcing method deals from time to time in species that are, or could be, endangered.  But it is the wildcrafters themselves who might be...

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