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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.

Life Extension’s Dr Michael Smith: ‘75% of Americans are taking supplements but they don’t know what they’re doing’

Between two-thirds and three quarters of Americans are taking supplements, but they need guidance about how they should be using supplements, says Michael Smith, MD, senior health scientist for Life...

Probiotics, enzymes, and fiber are the ingredient categories to watch for M&A: NCN CEO

After much consolidation in the fish oil sector, probiotics, enzymes, and fiber could be the ingredient categories to watch moving forward for M&A activity, says the CEO of the Nutrition...

Food Vision 2014: Bridge knowledge gaps, overcome change and work sustainably

What is the future of food? Simple communication of complex advances will be crucial, as well as picking up the pace amid a global population boom to feed the world...

Fabricant leaves FDA, replaces Shaw as head of NPA

The Natural Products Association (NPA) announced this morning that Daniel Fabricant, PhD, will succeed John Shaw as chief executive officer of the organization effective immediately.  Shaw had tendered his resignation several...

Emerson Ecologics says new quality program will boost GMP compliance of brands it carries

Emerson Ecologics, which distributes a wide range of dietary supplements in the practictioner channel, has altered its quality program in a way that the company hopes will up the GMP...

Boomer retirees present continued huge opportunity, report says

Baby Boomers, who have driven the growth of the natural products and dietary supplements space in recent decades aren’t done yet. A recent report from the Natural Marketing Institute says...

EuroPharma founder: Nobody has given curcumin the attention that we have

Booming consumer demand for curcumin is driving an innovative but highly competitive supplier landscape, but Terry Lemerond, founder & president of EuroPharma,Inc., says his company has never talked down the competition,...

IPA World Congress, May 9-11 2014, Athens, Greece

Time to renovate your probiotic toolbox? IPA workshop explores how

Companies that manufacture probiotic products can learn much from other fast-moving-consumer-good (FMCG) firms like shower gel, pharmaceutical and smoothie makers in NPD, an expert says.

Herbalife's reticence cedes control of narrative to critics, consultant says

Network marketing giant Herbalife is being investigated by the Federal Trade Commission and has gone dark from a communications standpoint. While such a strategy is understandable, it can have the...

New structure will create a 'more relevant' Twinlab, Tolworthy says

For Twinlab CEO Tom Tolworthy, a company's culture says a lot about its values.  And the structure of the company should reflect that, which is why he’s taking Twinlab in...

Wiley’s Finest CEO: ‘We’re elevating the conversation on sustainability and transparency on omega-3s’

Wiley’s Finest Wild Alaskan Fish Oil is growing rapidly from a small start two years ago, with the messages of sustainability, quality and being 100% USA resonating with American consumers,...

Swisse Wellness CEO: ‘We need natural health companies to have power’

The natural health category needs a power brand on a global scale to help further the spread of integrative medicine and health and wellness, says the CEO of Swisse Wellness.

Insights from Expo West 2014

From ancient wisdom to the new transparency: Trend spotting at Expo West

The natural products market continues to grow and achieve scale, reaching $150 billion last year and projected to hit $226 billion by 2018—with 68% of that coming from food and...

MegaFood CEO: ‘Transparency with a big T is the solution to many of the industry’s woes’

Dietary supplement manufacturers must be totally transparent if they are to strengthen trust with retailers and consumers, but contract manufacturers and brokers are unlikely to like such moves, says Robert...

Gaia Herbs CEO: ‘Our biggest driver is to continue to control the supply chain because a quality herbal product requires a quality herb’

The big three issues for botanicals of identity, adulteration, and solvent residue can be eliminated by controlling the supply chain from seed to shelf, says Ric Scalzo, CEO of Gaia...

Supplement leaders can help foster combined US-Mexico prosperity, Fox says

Thought leaders in the natural products field form an academy, similar in concept to those formed in ancient Greece that gave rise to the term. And that academy can help...

Patents, like castles, are easier to defend when properly constructed, expert says

Patent enforcement has become more of a hot button issue in the dietary supplement realm for a number of reasons. Companies are gaining a deeper appreciation of how a strong...

News in brief

Jamieson Labs sold to US private equity firm

Jamieson’s Laboratories, Ltd, Canada’s leading dietary supplement manufacturer, has entered into an agreement to sell the company to CCMP Capitol Advisors for a reported $300 million.

Mexican astaxanthin producer to become vertically integrated

Another natural astaxanthin player is increasing its manufacturing capabilities with the announcement that Piveg, Inc.  a carotenoids manufacturer with business offices in San Diego, CA and production facilities in the...

CRN recommends making FSVP rules apply to all importers of dietary supplements

Overlapping federal rules can sometimes create nooks and crannies that the originators didn’t intend.  The Council for Responsible Nutrition has identified one such possible loophole in the interplay between the...

$130 million in financing to underpin Twinlab management buyout

Capstone Financial Group will act as advisor and help raise $130 million in financing to underpin a planned management buyout of Twinlab Corp. and attendant formation of a new entity...

Aker-Naturex joint venture ramps up production capacity with announcement of new facility in Texas

Aker BioMarine and its extraction partner Naturex have finalized a deal to build a new krill oil production facility in Texas to augment existing product capacity in Valencia, Spain. The...

Guest article

Supplements shakedown part 2: Health claim medicine tastes better than expected

Last week, Peter Zambetti, director of global business development at Capsugel and chairman of the International Alliance of Dietary Supplement Associations (IADSA), discussed the impact of GMPs on the global...

Probiota 2014, February 4-5, Amsterdam

Probiota 2014: The ultimate pre- and probiotic science-business blend

Probiota 2014 – relocated from Brussels to Amsterdam and organised by NutraIngredients – will bring together the finest scientific and commercial minds operating in the pre- and probiotic sector in...

Vestiage hires direct-media partner with history of building brands

Vestiage, Inc., a California-based nutraceutical company pursuing an off-the-shelf launch strategy, has enlisted ROI Media to conduct a direct-to-consumer marketing campaign.

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