After going from being a self-proclaimed supplement skeptic to the director of sales and marketing at the biggest little ISO 17025 accredited lab in the dietary supplement industry, Petra Erlandson has now been with Alkemist Labs for nearly a decade.
The Gut Stuff, an education brand founded by sisters from the Zoe TwinsUK microbiome study cohort, is working to spread microbiome science knowledge by cutting through the noise on and offline with an ethical approach to shock factor tactics.
Biotic supplements might not be enough without ‘gut conditioning’, Dr. Wilbert Sybesma, founder of consultancy firm Microbiome Solutions told the audience at NutraIngredients' Probiota event earlier this month.
Ingredient supplier PLT Health Solutions has launched a new brand derived from its botanical blend of Mangifera Indica tree bark and Sphaeranthus Indicus flower to help aging adults maintain muscle health and physical function.
According to 2023 data from Alkemist Labs, an independent lab specializing in botanical screening, 47% of samples it tested from third-party labs contained inorganic bromide at pesticide levels above the USP <561> limits.
A significant number of women still do not perceive sports nutrition as essential for their fitness goals, a persisting misconception that The Hut Group (THG), owner of supplement brand Myprotein, is working to dispel.
Many masters athletes are not consuming the recommended levels of carbohydrates, protein and micronutrients while competing at world championships and require increased nutritional support, according to a new study.
Even as FDA stands by its decision that CBD is not safe for use in foods, beverages and dietary supplements, the agency is considering how best to ensure it is clearly labeled, safely manufactured and consumers understand what it is, according to a senior...
Recent AI-led research identified hemp hulls as an untapped source of dietary fiber and gut-health beneficial bioactives. The finding is now opening doors for new partnerships and product developments.
Finding new markets within the sports nutrition category may be challenging in this economic climate, but experts agree there’s much to be said for diversifying the ways supplements are sold to meet broader consumer needs.
The biotics industry is undergoing a transformation, largely directed by customer reviews, proprietary and generic ingredients, synbiotics, and personalisation, according to ecommerce insights service Lumina Intelligence.
A recent study has found that supplementation with a mixture of Crataegus pinnatifida leaves and Citrus unshiu peels, resulted in significant improvements to body weight and fat percentage in overweight adults.
ChatGPT is “unable to replace a healthcare professional’s consultation”, new research has concluded, following an assessment of the chatbot’s ability to handle prompts for nutrition advice for patients with multiple noncommunicable diseases (NCDs).
Attempts to restrict access to certain dietary supplement categories at the state-level could potentially pose the most significant threat to the industry since the passage of DSHEA, and the industry needs to unify in response, says Nutrabolt’s chief...
Specialty ingredient player Balchem has joined with the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) to found the Virginia Tech Mineral Metabolism Research Center, dedicated to studying the impact of mineral nutrition in human health.
A new paper is out titled “Safety Considerations for Dietary Supplement Manufacturers in the United States", co-authored by Jay Sirois, PhD, VP of regulatory and scientific affairs, Consumer Healthcare Products Association, alongside several CHPA...
Gut health brands should invest in educating consumers about the influence of diet and lifestyle on microbiome health and emphasize the importance of long-term supplement use to help them achieve results, thereby ensuring customer retention.
A new literature review has underlined the nutraceuticals with potential to provide natural pain relief for abdominal conditions in children, stressing the need for further research into potential products of interest.
A supplement containing red yeast rice, omega-3s, coenzyme Q10, folic acid, astaxanthin and B6 improved total cholesterol, endothelial function, low-density lipoprotein and other markers in a recent study published in Archives of Medical Science Atherosclerotic...
A combination of pea protein, enzymes and probiotics tended to reduce time to maximum blood absorption for all amino acids but showed only statistically significant results for alanine and glycine, according to a recent study.
The term ‘ultra-processed’ is increasingly used to describe the ‘unhealthiness’ of a product, particularly in the context of plant-based meat. But how processed a food is reveals nothing about its nutritional impact, contends new research.
The costly nature of microbiome testing to provide personalised recommendations means brands should ensure added value with effective translation and follow-up services to support users to reach health goals.
New research has concluded Levagen+ palmitoylethanolamide (PEA) could provide an innovative intervention for cognitive health enhancement in students, opening a door to the gaming market for Gencor Pacific Ltd.
A new study published in the journal Stroke shows that people with the highest omega-3 levels have a lower risk of stroke. It also dispels correlations between omega-3s and increased risk of brain hemorrhaging.
The issues that restrict the sale of supplement ingredients in the United States and the European Union surround similar battles between federal and state control, according to a new analysis published in the Journal of Dietary Supplements.
An in-vitro study has revealed that Mitsubishi Gas Chemical’s (MGC) ingredient containing the plant-derived bioactive Pyrroloquinoline quinone (PQQ) may be a potential novel ingredient for immune health supplements targeting coronaviruses and other viral...
The Global Organization for EPA and DHA Omega-3s (GOED) is inviting members of the industry to celebrate this year's Global Omega-3 Day on March 3 to continue the impressive uptick in awareness created this time last year.
From limited supply to the need for more consumer education, the fish oil industry is facing a number of challenges. However, there are still a lot of opportunities in and outside of the sea. This episode examines the state of the fish oil market and...
Insects are not only thought to contain at least as much protein as conventional meat, but are also more environmentally sustainable. However, their novelty on the market poses challenges in consumer acceptance. How do start-ups persuade consumers to...
A new German study suggests that Benzyl isothiocyanate (BITC) from the flowering plant nasturtium provides antimicrobial benefits without negatively impacting gut microbiota diversity or species richness in healthy women.
U.S. microbiome health start-up Verb Biotics and Israeli computational biology company Evogene have entered a collaboration agreement to develop new probiotic strains that produce microbial metabolites with advanced properties for precision health.