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Sabinsa awarded $850,000 in curcuminoids patent suit

By Hank Schultz

Sabinsa Corporation has prevailed in a patent infringement lawsuit against an Indian competitor based on the intellectual property supporting its Curcumin C3 Reduct technology.

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Endocannabinoid claims, climate change, adulteration progress: What to look for in 2018

By Mark Blumenthal, founder and excutive director, American Botanical Council

Editor's note: Climate change, enthusiasm about the endocannabinoid system and the emergence of a Mexican blood sugar control ingredient are among the things that will characterize 2018 in the botanical industy, according to ABC founder Mark Blumenthal.

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What’s on NutraIngredients-USA's calendar for 2018?

By Stephen Daniells

From weight management to deep dives into sports nutrition, multivitamins, beauty-from-within, personalized nutrition, botanicals, omega-3s, probiotics, and more, Nutraingredients-USA’s 2018 editorial calendar of special editions spans the hottest trends...

The North American nutritional markets for omega-3s stabilized during 2017. Image: © Getty Images / redstallion

Guest article

The Year in Omega-3s

By Adam Ismail, Executive Director, GOED

Optimism and uncertainty seemed to define the omega-3 universe in 2017, which may seem strange since these two attributes are seemingly at opposite ends of an emotional spectrum. However, when an industry has gone through the type of turbulence the omega-3...

Duke during one of his many trips to the Amazonian rainforest.

Industry loses James Duke, pioneering ethnobotanist

By Hank Schultz

The herbal dietary supplements industry has lost another of its foundational pioneers with the death of Dr James Duke, PhD, who catalogued thousands of medicinal plants from around the world.

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Market report shows growing trend toward integrative medicine

By Hank Schultz

A new market survey from consultancy Pure Branding claims that more and more doctors are incorporating concepts of integrative medicine into their practices, a development that can be seen as good news for the supplement industry.

Online event to examine promise, potential pitfalls of botanicals

Online event to examine promise, potential pitfalls of botanicals

By Hank Schultz

The botanicals sector has driven much of the innovation in the dietary supplement industry over the years.  It’s also a point of risk, with regulators, lawmakers and media commentators voicing suspicions about this class of products

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Organic & Natural Health launches omega-3 field study

By Stephen Daniells

The Organic and Natural Health Association has launched a consumer education campaign to encourage consumers to test their omega-3 levels to identify supplementation needs, following on from the success of its “Power of D” campaign.

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Can a Registry Build Trust?

By Steve Mister, president & CEO, CRN

Trust is a fickle thing. Just ask the political candidates in the recent election. It’s built over time and can be squandered overnight.

Research that enhances compounds contained in broccoli may lead to a lower risk of coronary heart disease and age-related macular degeneration (AMD). ©iStock

Studies look to enhance broccoli’s ability to ward off disease

By Will Chu

Research that enhances compounds contained in broccoli may lead to a lower risk of coronary heart disease and age-related macular degeneration (AMD), according to two studies that reinforce the vegetable’s reputation as a superfood.

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Review supports safety of green tea extracts

By Hank Schultz

A recent systematic review of clinical trials using green tea extract underscores the ingredient’s overall safety, despite some recent associations with liver damage.

How reductionism vs whole spectrum plays out in the real world

Special edition: Ayurveda

How reductionism vs whole spectrum plays out in the real world

By Hank Schultz

Applying Ayurvedic principles can lead product formulators in different directions. Products from two brands—EuroPharma and Gaia Herbs—illustrate how these differences play out in the marketplace.