All news articles for December 2023

Where Advocacy Meets Diplomacy: 2023 Demanded a Full Toolbox

CRN's Steve Mister on 2023

Where Advocacy Meets Diplomacy: 2023 Demanded a Full Toolbox

By Steve Mister, President & CEO, Council for Responsible Nutrition

As my grandmother used to say, “You get more flies with sugar than you do with vinegar—but a good bug zapper will do the job sometimes too.“ Yes, she was a wise and pragmatic woman.

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UNPA's reflections on 2023: The year of opposite choices

By Loren Israelsen, Founder & President, United Natural Products Alliance (UNPA)

My reflection on 2023 has little to do with specifics. In my view, this was a year of opposite choices and opposing directions – the big stuff. Yet, daily demands to address the urgent (but often not so important) dulled our senses and intuition. Hence,...

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Thorne taps former Vitamin Shoppe CEO for top job

By Stephen Daniells

Colin Watts, former CEO of The Vitamin Shoppe and president of Weight Watchers Health Solutions, has been named the new CEO of Thorne, Thorne HealthTech’s personalized supplement and testing unit.

DHA levels higher in breastfed infants

DHA levels higher in breastfed infants whose mothers ate specific fish

By Claudia Adrien

Lactating mothers who frequently consumed “Blue-back fish” and/or “White fish” had breastfed infants with higher levels of serum docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), an essential n-3 long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acid (LCPUFA). These levels were higher than...

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Digital trends: Women's health tops the charts

By Nikki Hancocks

A 2024 food trends report from Tastewise informs that women’s health concerns have topped the online conversation charts in the last 12 months, with hormone health top of consumer health agendas.

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The Future of Self-Care Depends on Continued Access & Expanded Choice

By Duffy MacKay, SVP, Dietary Supplements, CHPA

The future of self-care is a multifaceted landscape that hinges on access, continued innovation, and a collective effort spanning input from consumers, communities, healthcare providers, regulators, and policymakers.

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IPA in 2023: A significant strategic shift to embrace the biotic world

By George Paraskevakos, MBA, IPA Executive Director

Life is like a box of chocolates, or is it? Not to challenge the expression made famous in the blockbuster hit “Forrest Gump” and reused often, but I feel once a plan is put in place with proper structure and frameworks to follow, you can have more visibility...

NutraCast: Are energy drinks under attack? FoodChain ID weighs in

NutraCast: Are energy drinks under attack? FoodChain ID weighs in

By Danielle Masterson

As caffeine content in energy drinks climbs to new heights, some countries and retailers are banning the products or imposing age restrictions. In the US and UK, there are no national regulations that ban the sale of highly-caffeinated energy drinks,...

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New paper showcases rapid advances in probiotic, postbiotic enumeration

By Stephen Daniells

From flow cytometry to PCR-based techniques, there are several advances for the enumeration of probiotics and the emerging category of postbiotics. A new review explores the various technologies available for quantifying these modulators of the microbiome.

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Editors’ picks: Our favorite articles of 2023

By The NutraIngredients-USA Team

We enjoy writing some articles more than others, whether it’s because of the subject, the impact for industry, the insights from commentators, or other reasons. But which articles did we enjoy writing the most and why?

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ImperialOel on innovating within a shifting omega-3 market

By Olivia Brown

The natural lipid ingredient and supplement supplier ImperialOel l says the omega-3 market is in a transition phase due to high prices and severe fish oil shortages, creating a strong demand for sustainable alternatives to meet the health needs of the...

FDA & Pharmavite join speaker roster for the DSHEA Summit

FDA & Pharmavite join speaker roster for the DSHEA Summit

By Stephen Daniells

Dr Cara Welch, Director of FDA’s Office of Dietary Supplements Programs, and Christine Burdick-Bell, EVP & General Counsel at Pharmavite, have confirmed their participation in the NutraIngredients-USA’s landmark DSHEA Summit.

Purity-IQ launches new tool to authenticate mushroom products

Purity-IQ launches new tool to authenticate mushroom products

By Danielle Masterson

They're in coffee, skincare, various gummies and inescapable at SupplySide West. Mushrooms are popping up everywhere. While there is a lot of enthusiasm around mushrooms, there's also a good amount of skepticism. That's where Purity-IQ...

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Guest Article

Omega-3 Market Update: It’s All About the Supply

By Ellen Schutt, Managing Director, GOED

To sum up the discussions about the EPA and DHA omega-3 market in 2023, only one word is required: “supply.” The focus of just about every conversation during the past year has been concern about the supply of fish oil, specifically from the Peruvian...

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Specialised Nutrition in 2023 and beyond

By Beat Späth, Secretary General, Specialised Nutrition Europe

At Specialised Nutrition Europe (SNE), highlights in 2023 include the publication of the Code of Practice, important advocacy efforts on topics like packaging, nutrition labelling and date marking, key public statements made on infant and young child...

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