What’s on NutraIngredients-USA's special edition calendar for 2016?

By Stephen Daniells contact

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From transparency to an in-depth look at the Ayurveda, omega-3s, probiotics, contract manufacturing, and the latest trends in sports nutrition and minerals, Nutraingredients-USA’s 2016 editorial calendar of special editions spans the hottest trends in the industry.

We’re kicking off January with Transparency in dietary supplements: ​Transparency could be the solution to many of the industry’s woes, according to leading industry figures. Whether it relates to the supply chain, analytical testing, claims substantiation, label claims, or another issue, transparency can only be a good thing for the industry’s image and for building consumer trust.

In this special edition, we will talk to key industry stakeholders, including retailers, manufacturers, ingredient suppliers, analytical labs, and trade association leaders to give you all you need to know about this vital trend.

February 2016    Innovations in minerals

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From bones to brain power, minerals are essential for a range of health benefits, but how to deliver these ingredients without affecting formulations and ensuring good bioavailability. Numerous companies are innovating with minerals, from chelates to novel salts.

In this special edition, NutraIngredients-USA looks at the innovations in key minerals, including from calcium, magnesium, and iron, to chromium and selenium.

March 2016         Delivering Ayurveda’s promise

Ashwagandha, turmeric, bacopa, amla… The influence of Ayurveda is getting stronger in the US, as the ingredients, and the science to support the claims, become better known and understood.

In this special edition, we’ll explore the key ingredients and the science supporting them, supply issues, the regulatory climate, market trends and sales data, and consumer understanding of Ayurveda.

April 2016            Omega-3s

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The fatty acids have established themselves as a star player in the nutritional ingredients segment. This success has led to significant consolidation in the industry. The science is also growing almost exponentially with omega-3s being linked to an ever increasing number of health conditions.

But it hasn’t all be plain sailing for omega-3s, with reports of declining sales following negative media reports of select studies.

In this special edition, NutraIngredients-USA dives deep into the omega-3 waters for answers.

May 2016             Contract manufacturing 

Outsourcing offers numerous opportunities for brand owners to lower costs and tap external expertise, but qualifying your partners is a challenge and making the right choice is vital.

In this special edition we’ll explore the opportunities and challenges in the contract manufacturing sector, with insights from leading brands, contract manufacturers, consultants, and regulatory experts.

June 2016             Bone & Joint Health

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Baby boomers, post-menopausal women, athletes: The consumer segments served by bone and joint health products are as varied as the products offered on the market. The bone and joint health supplements market is predicted to hit a whopping US$9 billion globally by 2017 (Global Industry Analysts), but where is the growth coming from?

Bone and joint health is not just about calcium, vitamin D, glucosamine, and chondroitin and numerous ingredients are emerging with sound science to support the potential claims.

July 2016             Anti-aging

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The science to substantiate products in the beauty from within or anti-aging category continues to develop, led by collagen. But what other ingredients are emerging and what does the cutting edge science say about their actions? How do these bioactives work? What companies are driving this cutting edge research? How is it influencing product design and marketing? And can we really see a difference?

In this special edition we will pull back the skin on anti-aging.

August 2016       The unlimited potential of algae

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Carotenoids, omega-3s, protein – numerous companies are exploring the potential of algae as sources of ingredients. But for every success story there are numerous cautionary tales. In this special edition, we’ll explore the technology, the economics, the key players and ingredients, and consumer understanding of algae-derived ingredients.

September 2016  Botanicals

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The botanicals sector is broad, with established herbs like Echinacea, valerian, ginkgo, ginseng, and saw palmetto sitting next to emerging herbs that may or may not have the same longevity in the marketplace.

The sector continues to post strong growth, despite scrutiny from Attorneys General and reports in the media. Sourcing, testing, sustainability, transparency and communicating the benefits are just some of the big issues facing the herbal & botanicals sector.

In this special edition, NutraIngredients-USA will scan a landscape of formulations, foreign objects and ever-growing consumer interest in the power of plants to heal and promote wellness.

October 2016      Sports nutrition

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The US sports nutrition market is dynamic and diverse beast, valued at an eye-watering $10 billion for drinks, shots, bars, gels, and supplements. But who are the consumers, which products are driving category growth, and what’s next for sports and lifestyle nutrition? Pre-, during, or post-exercise? What about for recovery? Can anything stop protein? What’s happening with carbs?

In this special edition we hear from sport nutrition scientists, product formulators, leading brands, and market experts to help readers stay ahead of the chasing pack.

November 2016  Pre- & Probiotics

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The gut microbiota continues to fascinate scientists in many realms - not surprising when it is considered humans are 10% human and 90% bacteria.

Pre- & probiotics play a key role in maintaining a healthy microbiota and influencing numerous health end points. From general gut health, to immune support, skin health, weight management, cholesterol control, infant health, cognitive function and mood, the research continues to build.

In this special edition NutraIngredients-USA looks at some of that science and how it translates into a commercial world where claim restrictions are tight but opportunities vast.



If you want to get involved with the editorial content of any of these specials, please drop a line to any member of our editorial team:

Stephen Daniells (Chicago) fgrcura.qnavryyf@jeoz.pbz​ or Hank Schultz (Colorado) unax.fpuhygm@jeoz.pbz​   

For advertising opportunities, please contact Katie Stevenson (Washington, DC) Xngvr.Fgrirafba@jeoz.pbz​ or Roy Keiffer (Colorado)  Roy.Kieffer@wrbm.com

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