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NPA adds 10 new members in August & September

The Natural Products Association (NPA) has added one new retail and nine supply members between August and September.

PEI program benefits companies in supplements industry

At a time when fractured politics in the United States have made agreements about infrastructure and business development investments all but impossible, a provincial government in Canada is expanding a...

Hemp supplement maker says full spectrum extract works better, allays regulatory issues

A new line of dietary supplements from hemp bases its message on the full suite of phytocannabinoids in the products, as well as its aim not to push the edges...

People on the move: Organic Technologies, Herbalife, Beneo, SPINS, & BrandHive

We’ve had a few notable hires recently, with new hires at Organic Technologies, Herbalife, Beneo, BrandHive, and SPINS. 

Acai boosts vascular function, improves heart health: RCT

Adding acai pulp to your smoothies may improve vascular function, and support heart health, says a new study.

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SupplySide West: Sabinsa showcases Health Canada claims, new studies

New studies emerged this year for the company’s joint health and blood sugar management ingredients, to name a few.

Soup-to-Nuts Podcast

Soup-To-Nuts Podcast: 5 trends driving growth in natural & organic

As US consumers embrace a healthier lifestyle focused on prevention rather than treatment, they increasingly are turning to the natural and organic channel for products that are clean, natural and...

NBTY to DNA barcode herbal ingredients after agreement with NY AG

Supplement giant NBTY has reached an agreement with NY AG Eric Schneiderman to use DNA Barcoding to authenticate herbal ingredients and invest in herbal genetic research.

IPA’s DC Workshop: ‘An excellent opportunity for industry and government to collaborate’

Sharing of best practices, knowledge of cutting edge analytical techniques, current market data, and positions from FDA and FTC on NDIs and claims substantiation will be tackled at an upcoming...

Acetone process key to Neptune's new krill oil with more omega-3s

Neptune has joined the higher concentration krill fray with its NKO Omega Plus ingredient, which it claims offers the 30% more omega-3s than standard krill offerings.

New 'direct fermentation' vegan glucosamine hangs hat on supply chain transparency

A new vegan source of glucosamine is entering the market with the unveiling of GlucosaGreenDF, the first such ingredient made with what the supplier calls ‘direct fermentation.’ 

Today! Join experts from ABC, GNC, Herbalist & Alchemist & Nature’s Way for the NIU Botanicals Forum

Experts from GNC, Nature’s Way, Herbalist & Alchemist, and the American Botanical Council will discuss the challenges and opportunities in botanicals category in a FREE forum hosted by NutraIngredients-USA.

FOOD VISION USA 2016: Can personalized nutrition transition from lucrative niche to scalable mainstream?

From personal shopping to personal trainers, we are far more willing to part with our cash for a product or service that gives us exactly what we want – not...

NSF revises herbal review presentation, clarifies ‘adulteration’

A provocative webinar from NSF International has been revised to remove use of the term “adulteration” to clear up confusion over the use of the word.

Capsugel finding fortune ‘outside the capsule’

Business is booming at nutraceutical and pharma delivery system giant Capsugel as it reaps the benefits of a shift ‘outside the capsule’ for the first time.

LifeVantage hit with suits after delay of financials

Multilevel marketing company LifeVantage, based in Sandy UT, has been hit with a slew of shareholder lawsuits after saying it had to delay the release of its financial information because...

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Alkemist Labs expands reference standards offering

Tocopherols, tocotrienols, maqui berry anthocyanins and edelweiss phenylpropanoids are among the latest reference standards being offered by Alkemist Labs through its distribution deal with Extrasynthese.

Pine bark extracts may help curb age-related muscle loss; Study

Supplements containing the French maritime pine bark extract Pycnogenol may help stabilize muscle loss, support muscular function, and boosts daily muscle endurance, says a new study.

Aker's ITC case against Rimfrost et al. shows that krill wars aren't over yet

The krill wars have resurfaced in a big way with the filing of a patent infringement action before the International Trade Commission by Aker BioMarine against competitor Rimfrost and two...

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Gemini Pharmaceuticals first-to-market with StarchCaps

Commack, NY-based Gemini Pharmaceuticals is launching StarchCaps vegetable hard-shell capsules from Hunan Er-Kang Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd. for its dietary supplement and OTC customers.

Our ‘invisible’ isolates can boldly go where no plant protein has been before, says Burcon

ADM will go into full commercial production of ‘invisible’ soy protein isolate CLARISOY this year in Decatur IL, using technology developed by Canadian partner Burcon Nutrascience, which has developed techniques...

Probiotics to help drive 44% rise in APAC functional foods market by 2026

The functional food ingredients market in Asia Pacific is being tipped to rise from $2.85bn at the end of 2016 to $5.04bn in 2026 with probiotics projected to be the...

Alternative proteins

Algae protein’s limited interaction with other ingredients a ‘key competitive advantage,' says TerraVia

It's still a new player in the burgeoning 'alternative protein' category, but algae could give rivals a run for their money as formulators learn about its unique properties that enable fortification in...

Bodybuilding vs Jim Stoppani: Injunctions filed and GNC pulled in

The legal battle between and Dr Jim Stoppani has entered a new phase with GNC being pulled into the lawsuit following the launch of its JYM 2.0 range.

Alternative Proteins

Plant-based proteins: Has soy fallen out of fashion?

Products plastering a ‘free from soy’ claim as a virtue on their packages are more ubiquitous today. What does this mean to soy-based protein products?

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