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NutraCast: GNC on near term merchandising future

NutraCast: GNC on near term merchandising future

By Danielle Masterson

After a more than a year of merchandising uncertainty, GNC’s Chief Merchandising Officer, Karlyn Mattson, discusses the market’s current state, growth strategies and technology platforms.

NutraCast: Lief Labs adds new ingredient supply division

NutraCast: Lief Labs adds new ingredient supply division

By Danielle Masterson

Lief Labs recently announced the launch of its Lief Raws division, which aims to provide forward-thinking ingredients to the adapting nutraceuticals market. The Lief Raws products include in-house developed ingredients, as well as specialty ingredients...

NutraCast: How TikTok drives sales at the Vitamin Shoppe

NutraCast: How TikTok drives sales at the Vitamin Shoppe

By Danielle Masterson

Recent surges in supplement sales continue to prove the massive and growing influence of TikTok. Riding on the coat tails of many of these trends are health and wellness stores like The Vitamin Shoppe.

NutraCast: MycoTechnology on creating novel ingredients with mushrooms

NutraCast: MycoTechnology on creating novel ingredients with mushrooms

By Danielle Masterson

MycoTechnology has partnered with brands to deliver foods, beverages, and supplements by harnessing the metabolic engine of mushrooms to create novel ingredients. The Colorado-based functional ingredients platform leverages a proprietary mushroom fermentation...

NutraCast: Improving lifespan via ‘zombie cell’ elimination

NutraCast: Improving lifespan via ‘zombie cell’ elimination

By Danielle Masterson

Senescent cells accumulate with age and are associated with many disease states people experience later in life. Over time, these cells stop dividing but do not die off, which is hw they earned the nickname "zombie cells.” Researchers believe that...

NutraCast: SANESolution CEO makes the case for postbiotics

NutraCast: SANESolution CEO makes the case for postbiotics

By Danielle Masterson

While many are familiar with probiotic and prebiotic supplements for gut health, postbiotics largely remain unfamiliar territory. But more and more data is emerging and SANESolution is hoping to amplify the critical role of postbiotics with a new continuing...

NutraCast: Marquis on cracking the code in functional beverages

NutraCast: Marquis on cracking the code in functional beverages

By Danielle Masterson

The pandemic has had a draining effect on many of us, leading some to reach for a beverage that gives us a little pep in our step. In order to meet consumer demand, players are looking for new and innovative ways to stand out by offering unique and distinct...

NutraCast: Quicksilver Scientific on female hormone health

NutraCast: Quicksilver Scientific on female hormone health

By Danielle Masterson

When it comes to women’s hormonal health, most of us know the basics about estrogen and progesterone. But in reality, these hormones are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to hormonal health. Quicksilver Scientific is one company that has zeroed...

NutraCast: Eat Beyond's Michael Aucoin on sober culture

NutraCast: Eat Beyond's Michael Aucoin on sober culture

By Danielle Masterson

We just entered 2022, and for many, it’s Dry January, which is ditching alcohol in the first month of the New Year to drink less or perhaps "detox" from going a bit overboard with drinking over the holidays. While this is one month for some,...

NutraCast: VMS trend analysis with market intelligence firm Skai

NutraCast: VMS trend analysis with market intelligence firm Skai

By Danielle Masterson

How are supplement brands capitalizing, what trends are resonating with consumers, and what is the outlook for the holidays and beyond? Chase Hochman, Director of Solutions Engineering & Market Intelligence at Skai, said one key trend that stands...

NutraCast: Designalytics on measuring packaging design success

NutraCast: Designalytics on measuring packaging design success

By Danielle Masterson

Packaging is often the first interaction that consumers have with a product. It tells a story, illustrates brand identity and in some cases even offers a sensory experience. Designalytics researches how clients can turn a branding overhaul into revenue.

NutraCast: “biological age” vs. chronological age

NutraCast: “biological age” vs. chronological age

By Danielle Masterson

We all know our age. But how old does our body think it is? One test looks at “biological age” vs. chronological age and Terrain Health is just one of a dozen approved companies in the nation offering a biomarker-based evaluation called Agebio, a test...

NutraCast: Nature’s Bounty on Brain HP for esports athletes

NutraCast: Nature’s Bounty on Brain HP for esports athletes

By Danielle Masterson

The increasing interest in boosting and maintaining brain health is driving product demand all over the world, as consumers look for supplements to help improve memory, focus, mood, sleep, creativity, and other brain functions.

NutraCast: PureForm Global on making CBD from orange peel

NutraCast: PureForm Global on making CBD from orange peel

By Danielle Masterson

As popular and as in demand CBD is, there is a huge chunk of the population who can’t see what the fuss is all about. Why? Because CBD products made from hemp could contain THC, a molecule that will lead to failed drug tests.
But there may be...

NutraCast: Greg Leyer, PhD, on probiotics for vulnerable populations

NutraCast: Greg Leyer, PhD, on probiotics for vulnerable populations

By Danielle Masterson

The number of preemies receiving probiotics in the US and Canada is increasing steadily, but skeptics say there is potential for harm in this vulnerable population. Greg Leyer, PhD, the Senior Director of Scientific Affairs, at Chr. Hansen says if done...

NutraCast: Genetic analysis predicts sunflower oil composition

NutraCast: Genetic analysis predicts sunflower oil composition

By Danielle Masterson

Sunflower is one of the main oilseed crops, ranking fourth in global oil production after palm, soybean, and rapeseed. Nutritional properties and industrial use of sunflower oil depend heavily on the fatty acid composition. With so many uses, developing...

NutraCast: Placer.ai on foot traffic at the Vitamin Shoppe, GNC

NutraCast: Placer.ai on foot traffic at the Vitamin Shoppe, GNC

By Danielle Masterson

Supplement sales jumped during the pandemic, but foot traffic across all retail sectors dropped -- including GNC and the Vitamin Shoppe. Will physical stores disappear or are these retailers on the road to recovery? To find out, we spoke with Ethan Chernofsky,...

NutraCast:Tracking CBD experiences in real-time with Releaf App

NutraCast:Tracking CBD experiences in real-time with Releaf App

By Danielle Masterson

More and more companies are using apps to gain insights on their respective industries. With the right data inputs, technology can improve decision making and help company leaders zero in on trends. The Releaf App is one such application that individuals...

NutraCast: ZOE co-founder Tim Spector on personalized gut health

NutraCast: ZOE co-founder Tim Spector on personalized gut health

By Danielle Masterson

ZOE is a healthcare science company aiming to help people understand their body's responses to food. By using machine learning combined with large scale human studies, the company is decoding the impact of nutrition on health.

NutraCast: Shehzad Hoosein on Ayurveda + CBD

NutraCast: Shehzad Hoosein on Ayurveda + CBD

By Danielle Masterson

Ayurveda is an ancient eastern medical practice that’s been around over 5 thousand years. And while CBD isn’t anything new, modern medicine has only recently began conducting research.

NutraCast: Sonia Grego, PhD, on Smart Sampling Toilet technology

NutraCast: Sonia Grego, PhD, on Smart Sampling Toilet technology

By Danielle Masterson

A smart toilet that uses artificial intelligence is making a splash at Duke University. The tool, which is under development, can be retrofitted within the pipes of an existing toilet to help analyze stool. The new technology could assist in managing...

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