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Patient interest driving increase in supplement use, naturopathic doctor says

Naturopathic doctors can play a key role in supporting the use of supplements through their holistic views on health, said Dr. Michelle Simon, PhD, ND, president of Institute of Natural...

American Botanical Council awards botanical excellence in Anaheim

The American Botanical Council (ABC) hosted its 12th Annual Celebration and Awards Ceremony in Anaheim, CA, and honored individuals and companies who influence the present and future of the herbal...

AHPA awards Richard, Bass, Israelsen, Shelton and BI

The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) presented its 2017 awards to Elwood Richard, Scott Bass, Loren Israelsen, Suzanne Shelton and BI Nutraceuticals for substantive and positive contributions to the herbal...

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President of Mauritius recognized by ABC for contributions to medicinal plant research

Her Excellency Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, PhD, President of the Republic of Mauritius, is the recipient of the American Botanical Council’s 2016 Norman R. Farnsworth Excellence in Botanical Research Award.

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ABC announces recipient of 2016 James A. Duke Excellence in Botanical Literature Award

Handbook of Essential Oils: Science, Technology, and Applications, 2nd edition, edited by K. Hüsnü Can Başer, PhD, and Gerhard Buchbauer, PhD, is the recipient of the 2016 ABC James A....

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Capstone Nutrition names new COO

Kevin Elsberry has been named the new Chief Operating Officer of Capstone Nutrition, one of the largest non-branded contract manufacturers of health and dietary supplements in the US.

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Josef Brinckmann receives ABC Champion Award

Medicinal plant expert Josef Brinckmann has been named the recipient of the American Botanical Council (ABC) Champion Award for 2016.

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Brassica Protection Products receives ABC’s Phytomedicinal Research Award

The American Botanical Council (ABC) has announced that Brassica Protection Products LLC is the recipient of the ABC Varro E. Tyler Commercial Investment in Phytomedicinal Research Award for 2016.

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,...

Tomorrow! NIU's FREE blood sugar management forum

Experts from Nielsen and Atrium Innovations, as well as two experts on regulation in the dietary supplement space, will discuss the forces that make the blood sugar management category tick...

Naturex strengthens US management team to boost customer intimacy

Specialty ingredient giant Naturex has made strategic additions to its team of high-profile senior executives, as the company continues to work on delivering its Bright 2020 plan.

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Vitamin Angels reached 51 million children and mothers in 2016

Vitamin Angels will host corporate supporters from the natural products industry at its annual reception in March, as the charity announced it reached more children and mothers than ever before.

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Ivan Wasserman wins 2017 Client Choice Healthcare & Life Sciences Award for DC

Ivan Wasserman, partner at Amin Talati Upadhye, has been awarded the 2017 Lexology Client Choice award for exemplary client service in the fields of Healthcare and Life Sciences in the...

Dr Ikhlas Khan becomes NCNPR director

After 25 years with the University of Mississippi research center, Ikhlas Khan became director of the National Center for Natural Products Research at the UM School of Pharmacy on Jan. 1.

Trump’s agriculture priorities should include funding for research, technology & nutrition

With the new administration comes new opportunities for the food and beverage industry, from agriculture and scientists to manufacturers and public health advocates, to make their priorities heard by collectively...

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Jim Hyde elected chair of CRN’s Board of Directors

Jim Hyde, vice president and general manager at Balchem Human Nutrition and Pharma, has been elected chair of the Council for Responsible Nutrition’s Board of Directors, and will hold the...

LuckyVitamin focuses community involvement through new LuckyKids initiative

Supplements and health food retailer LuckyVitamin is donating 1% annually of its private label sales to its new charitable arm, LuckyKids.

People News Jan 2017: CRN, UAS Labs, B&D, SPINS, and more

We’ve had a few notable hires and promotions this month, with new hires at UAS Labs, B&D Nutritional Ingredients, SPINS, Senomyx, and Salt of the Earth, while Arizona Nutritional Supplements...

Can a Registry Build Trust?

Trust is a fickle thing. Just ask the political candidates in the recent election. It’s built over time and can be squandered overnight.

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2017 NPA Awards open for nomination

The Natural Products Association is now accepting nominations for the 24th Annual NPA Awards. The deadline for submissions is March 31, 2017.

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Dietary Supplement Caucus reforms, remains unchanged

The Dietary Supplement Caucus has reformed in Washington, DC, with the same four co-chairs as in the previous Congress.

NPA outlines top supplement-related legislative issues for PEOTUS Trump

NDIs, kratom, maternal and child nutrition, medical foods, health claims, and reducing the cost of healthcare are among the important issues affecting dietary supplements and the natural products industry in...

NPA executes settlement agreement with current & former board members

The Natural Products Association has dismissed its lawsuit against seven of its current and former board members with prejudice after the parties resolved their differences.

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Swisse Wellness boss Sali to step down as Biostime takes full ownership

Swisse Wellness chief executive Radek Sali will step down on December 31 as Hong Kong-listed Biostime International takes full ownership of the Australian firm.

Quality and science still strong for omega-3: GOED’s 2016 review

Overall 2016 has not been a bad year for the omega-3 industry, but it also has not been a strong year and therefore it still feels like we are having...

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