NutraCast Podcast: New ingredient innovation with Dr. Hector Lopez

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The second episode of the NutraCast looks at clinical research, new ingredient innovation and product development.

We speak with Dr. Hector Lopez, the co-founder of Supplement Safety Solutions, the principal and partner at The Center for Applied Health Sciences, and CEO of NovaNutra. 

Dr. Lopez discusses regulatory compliance, which he cites as the top reason there has been a slowdown in new product innovation. 

We also discuss the open label trend, which is especially important for athletes who must avoid banned substances. 

However, Dr. Lopez pointed out why open label is not always an option for some companies. 

“Proprietary blends provide an opportunity for innovation and IP protection and patents on composition if in fact a company finds something that is not obvious that can enhance or improve health and wellness in sports nutrition categories.” 

Dr. Lopez also covered what he looks for in good research. To find out how to comb through studies and identify quality science like an expert, listen to the podcast. 

NutraCast is a podcast that focuses on insights from inside the nutrition industry. It is a production by NutraIngredients-USA​. Music by Kevin Macleod. 

Weight Management Webinar

NutraIngredients-USA Deputy Editor Hank Schultz will be joined by industry experts Guru Ramanathan, PhD, Tim Avila, Hector Lopez MD and attorney Justin Prochnow for the Weight Management 2020 Webinar scheduled for January 29.  The panel will delve into the science behind the most popular ingredients, where the overall market is going, and what the salient regulatory issues are. For more information and to register for this FREE offering, visit the event homepage​.

Sports Nutrition Summit 

Influencers, the microbiome, protein, formulation challenges and opportunities, and female athletic consumers are just some of the topics that will take center stage at the NutraIngredients-USA Sports Nutrition Summit in San Diego, Feb 3-5, 2020. 

For more information and to register, please click HERE​.

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