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Online opportunities — not loss of big account — drove finished products shift, ChromaDex CEO claims

A shift in market dynamics — not a legal dispute with a key customer — is what drove ChromaDex to try for a second time the finished products route for...

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Creatine nitrate patent holder ThermoLife claims successful NDI submission

Creatine nitrate has reportedly been accepted as a new dietary ingredient by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), according to the ingredient’s patent holder.

Neptune looks to catch wave in CBD extractions

Neptune could be at the crest of the wave in a new industry — CBD extractions from cannabis — as the company shifts away from bulk krill oil supply and...

How do you get honest feedback from target consumers without breaking the bank?

As any entrepreneur that has conducted instore demos will tell you, says TrySome founder Rune Knudsen, asking someone face to face what they think of your product may not be...

DuPont invests $10 million to upgrade Wisconsin probiotic facility

DuPont Nutrition & Health upgraded its probiotics pilot facility in Madison, WI, a project that costs around $10 million and aims to increase pace of new product development.

GanedenBC30 gets Health Canada ‘no objections letter,’ expanding formulation, claims flexibility for manufacturers

A new Health Canada ‘no objections letter’ expands manufacturers’ flexibility to formulate and market products with Ganeden’s branded Bacillus cogulans GBI-30, 6086 (or GanedenBC30 for short) in Canada. This includes...

TSI receives first ever exclusive CFDA licence to produce HMB in China

Health product manufacturer TSI Group has announced the approval of the first ever China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA) Manufacturing Licence for β-hydroxy β-methylbutyrate (HMB) production in China.

MusclePharm makes headway in cutting costs, dumping unprofitable SKUs

Sports nutrition firm MusclePharm Corporation has made progress in returning to profitability, according to its latest earnings report.

The Vitamin Shoppe ups competition in digital space with launch of Spark Auto Delivery

Keeping up with the age of automation, brick-and-mortar retailer The Vitamin Shoppe launched Spark Auto Delivery, a service in which consumers can subscribe to products to be shipped to their...

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Wasserman gets lawyer of year honor

Ivan Wasserman, a partner in the firm Amin Talati Upadhye, has been honored with an award from a group that rates lawyers.

13 personalized nutrition companies on the market today

As more studies on human nutrition suggest 'one-size-fits-all' isn't the way of the future, more companies are springing up peddling personalized nutrition solutions. We collected 13 personalized nutrition services and...

Personalized nutrition firm Vitamin Packs goes down ‘influencer’ route to grow business

Startup Vitamin Packs launched a new affiliate program, which recruits health and wellness influencers to help promote the brand.

ChromaDex moves forward with transformation to finished goods brand

ChromaDex is making progress on a transformation to a finished goods company based on its Niagen ingredient even as it struggles with continuing losses to shareholders.

More competition in sports products hurts Vitamin Shoppe

Increasing competition in sports nutrition has hurt Vitamin Shoppe’s financial results as it struggles to implement a ‘reinvention’ strategy.  The company reported disappointing 2nd quarter results yesterday, and the market...

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Exporting supplements: Harder than shucking oysters

If the world is our oyster, why does the government make it so hard to sell vitamins? 

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Florida-based portfolio company Wellnext acquires collagen brand NeoCell

Wellnext announced it is acquiring the 20-year-old company NeoCell, which specializes in collagen-based supplements for joint, bone, and muscle health.

Aker buys bulk krill oil business from Neptune

The krill oil market has been transformed with the announcement today that Aker BioMarine has bought the bulk oil supply end of Neptune Technologies & Bioressources for $34 million USD.

Despite legal dispute over memory claims, Quincy Bioscience still spends big on promotion

Despite a high profile legal wrangle with FTC and with the New York Attorney General, memory support supplement manufacturer Quincy Bioscience has enough revenue in the tank to afford a...

Ritual to focus on proven ingredients as it puts $10.5 million capital raise to work

With millions more in its pockets, multivitamin startup Ritual is keen to upgrade its customer service technology and support clinical trials. However, there is one thing the company will avoid...

Prenatal milkshake brand Mommi eyes post-partum opportunities

Small company Mommi is ready to expand in the mother’s health category, eyeing opportunities in post-partum supplements, said co-founder and CEO Erin Schurtz.

Could Omega Protein be rethinking sales of human nutrition segments?

Better sales and margins within the embattled human nutrition segment has helped fish oil specialist Omega Protein weather a difficult start to its fishing season.

Ole Miss adds training classes to help close gap in industry

Finding personnel with quality control expertise is a yawning gap in the dietary supplement industry, one that the National Center for Natural Products Research is trying to fill with a...

Innophos increases focus on dietary supplements through $125m acquisition of Novel Ingredients

The NASDAQ-traded firm Innophos Holdings has entered into a definitive merger agreement to acquire Novel Ingredients for $125m, bumping up the share of its food, health, and nutrition segment within...

Herbalife sales decline as FTC agreement nears full implementation

Network marketing giant Herbalife showed an increase in profits but a drop in overall revenue as it works to fully implement the conditions of its settlement with the Federal Trade...

Supplements could be missing opportunity connected to essential oils, experts say

Herbal product companies may be missing an opportunity in which essential oils and specific dietary supplements could be recommended simultaneously in condition-specific settings, experts say.