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NutraCast: Power Leaves finds opportunity in decocainized coca

NutraCast: Power Leaves finds opportunity in decocainized coca

By Danielle Masterson

Power Leaves says it's breaking the monopoly on the supply of coca leaf extract and bringing on a ‘new age of coca’. Through an exclusive agreement with indigenous communities, the ingredient manufacturer and supplier has developed a legal Colombian...

NutraCast: Intake Health’s device that measures hydration in real-time

NutraCast: Intake Health’s device that measures hydration in real-time

By Danielle Masterson

Intake Health is working with several major pro sports teams to measure athlete hydration in real-time. But the technology they’re using isn’t a smart watch, an Oura Ring, or even a wearable. It’s a device that is affixed to locker room urinals. The company...

NutraCast: Incorporating weather forecasting into business models

NutraCast: Incorporating weather forecasting into business models

By Danielle Masterson

Heavy rain, droughts, record-breaking early blooms and even a recent blizzard warning in California..all alarming indicators that Mother Nature is off kilter. Climate Change is a slow-moving crisis that’s catching up quickly, and for some companies, long-term...

NutraCast: Ingredients for a good night’s sleep

NutraCast: Ingredients for a good night’s sleep

By Danielle Masterson

With the new year in full swing, setting healthy goals is top of mind for many. And with more than 5 million Americans struggling to fall asleep each night, one major goal for some is getting enough rest. With so many ingredients to choose from, where...

Ritual on traceability efforts

NutraCast: Ritual takes traceability to the next level

By Danielle Masterson

Ritual is combining health with technology to double down on its commitment to traceability. The company wants consumers to have the ability to track the journey of a single nutrient from its source.

NutraCast: Why Ayana Bio CEO Frank Jaksch is betting on synbio

NutraCast: Why Ayana Bio CEO Frank Jaksch is betting on synbio

By Danielle Masterson

Synthetic biology technologies make it possible to create just about anything sustainably – including plants and fungal bioactives. Synbio has become a disruptive force that a growing number of companies are leaning into, including plant cell tech startup...

NutraCast: The lack of nutritional guidelines for trans people

NutraCast: The lack of nutritional guidelines for trans people

By Danielle Masterson

As transgender Americans gain visibility, a recent Pew Research survey found that 1.6% of US adults are transgender or nonbinary, meaning their gender differs from the sex they were assigned at birth. That rate is even higher for younger adults, with...

NutraCast: Sustainability not a top concern for tea industry

NutraCast: Sustainability not a top concern for tea industry

By Danielle Masterson

A new report from Firsd Tea, the largest importer of Chinese tea in the US, found that most professionals in tea and related industries under-prioritize sustainability when stocking tea inventory—even with 80% of this group worried about the effects of...

NutraCast: GHOST Lifestyle: Making transparency cool since 2016

NutraCast: GHOST Lifestyle: Making transparency cool since 2016

By Danielle Masterson

Dietary supplement manufacturers are required by law to disclose the ingredients inside the bottle, but in order to "protect the brand," they are allowed to hide the actual amounts. This combination of ingredients, known as “Proprietary blends"...

NutraCast: The fight to make cannabinoid therapy mainstream

NutraCast: The fight to make cannabinoid therapy mainstream

By Danielle Masterson

Through research, education, and grants, Realm of Caring is helping those in need of more information about cannabinoid therapies. The non-profit seeks to facilitate and encourage the mainstream acceptance of plant-powered therapies and serve healthcare...

NutraCast: Turning to CBD for mental health

NutraCast: Turning to CBD for mental health

By Danielle Masterson

Between Covid-19, supply chain issues and inflation, life is taking a serious toll on mental health. But more and more people are looking for ways to address mental health without a prescription.

NutraCast:  Nuritas Peptide Finder accelerates discovery process

NutraCast: Nuritas Peptide Finder accelerates discovery process

By Danielle Masterson

Health tech startup Nuritas has built an extensive peptide knowledge base using its proprietary AI and genomics platform Nπϕ (Nuritas Peptide Finder). The platform analyzes billions of untapped peptides in plants and natural food sources to predict and...

NutraCast: SPINS on VMS inflation powered by Amazon data

NutraCast: SPINS on VMS inflation powered by Amazon data

By Danielle Masterson

Between worker shortages, plant shutdowns, trucking issues, backups at the ports, supply chains are pinched and prices are growing. Every industry is feeling the inflation burn – and the health and wellness sector is no exception. According to SPINS,...

NutraCast: Exploring cannabis terpenes for pain management

NutraCast: Exploring cannabis terpenes for pain management

By Danielle Masterson

As the stigma surrounding cannabinoids fades, hemp-derived supplements are gaining traction as popular applications for pain management. New research from the University of Arizona Health Sciences in the Comprehensive Pain and Addiction Center have found...

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...

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