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How do you differentiate supplements in a busy market place, and who are the big players? NutraIngredients-USA brings you the latest news and developments from the leading dietary supplement manufacturers.

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.

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Bayir Group announces $2.45 million investment via Rabobank

Ingredient supplier Bayir Group has announced $2.45 million in funding which will be used for a manufacturing expansion primarily aimed at pharmaceutical applications.

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Standard Process announces new center in North Carolina focused on innovation

Standard Process has announced a center in North Carolina that will focus on innovation in the use of whole food supplements by health care practitioners.

Blue California stakes claim to market for natural ferulic acid

Increasing demand for natural sources of ferulic acid has led Blue California to boost its production capacity of the antioxidant ingredient.

Ingredient recently highlighted at conference gets GRAS status

Nutrition 21 announced recently that it has attained self-affirmed GRAS status on is Velositol dietary supplement ingredient, which made a splash at a recent sports nutrition conference.

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Sabinsa names Shaheen Majeed as company’s worldwide president

Sabinsa has promoted its marketing director, Shaheen Majeed, to worldwide president of the company, with responsibility for manufacturing, marketing, strategies and other operational matters.

Parabel to open new farm for increased duckweed protein production by end of this year

As the boom of plant protein continues, Florida-based Parabel is betting on a relatively little-known plant in North America, duckweed, as a new protein source for American consumers. The company’s...

MusclePharm develops meal replacement for war fighters

MusclePharm has formulated a special ‘tactical’ meal replacement product in a partnership with the United States Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine (USAFSAM).

Prinova expands global manufacturing with acquisition of Lycored's premix business

Food ingredients giant Prinova is accelerating its global expansion strategy with the acquition of Lycored's premix business. Lycored, in turn, will expedite its move toward concentration in its carotenoid and...

Bio electronics firm pushes magnetic technique to boost algae production

A Seattle-based bio electronics company is showcasing the ability of its magnetic frequency technology to affect metabolic pathways in algae, this offering the potential of boosts in overall production and...

Stakeholder group seeks consensus on dietary supplement quality practices

A collaborative group that includes stakeholders from across the industry is moving forward in an effort to define what is meant by ‘quality’ when referring to a dietary supplement.

'Raw' idea forms basis of new superfood supplement

An entrepreneur is taking a page from the food marketing realm with the launch of a supplement line called Rawtrition.

FDA culls huge number of foreign food facility registrations

In its latest cleanup of its food facility registration database, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has culled an eye-opening 28% of existing registrations. The biggest drops happened in overseas...

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...

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.

AHPA, CRN suggest tweaks, wholesale overhauls of manufacturing regs

A call from the U.S. Commerce Department for suggestions on streamlining manufacturing regulations has generated responses from industry trade organizations, with the different tacks the suggestions take reflecting those organizations’...

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...

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.

Not a fad: Ten years after conception, Orgenetics still strong with organic vitamin offering

When it launched its first brand of USDA-certified organic vitamin C in 2007, “there was no other ingredient like it,” Saumil Maheshvari, in charge of business development at Orgenetics, told NutraIngredients-USA....

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...

NPA shrinks board with new bylaws, expands membership categories

The Natural Products Association has approved a bylaw change that will shrink the size of the group’s board from 22 to what the group’s CEO calls a more manageable nine....

Amway's sales drop 7%, extending 3-year decline

Direct selling giant Amway has reported a third year of declining revenue. Sales in 2016 declined 7% to $8.8 billion, with a big drop in China driving the slide.

Metals chemistry expertise sets its detox products apart, Quicksilver says

An in-depth understanding of metals chemistry and an advanced liposomal delivery system are what puts Quicksilver Scientific ahead in the detoxification field, an executive says.

Government funds help Mazza put last piece into commercialization puzzle

Water extraction technology pioneer Mazza Innovation has received an $840,000 ($1.1 million CDN) investment from the Canadian government to install new drying technology at its plant in British Columbia.