Bodybuilding.com’s John Venardos shares some of his ideas to improve the regulation of the dietary supplements industry, from better transparency to greater FDA staff accountability, and how to level the playing field.
US military personnel are big consumers of dietary supplements, with surveys showing over 60% regularly use the products, but dietary supplement brands have a big challenge when it comes to building loyalty: Education.
Data—not gravity—makes the world go round. In the sports nutrition realm, retailer bodybuilding.com says it is using the reams of data it gets from customers to build a better personalized nutrition platform.
While the Farm Bill has removed industrial hemp from Schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act, the use of CBD as an ingredient has many more hurdles to overcome especially with the FDA, according to attorney Todd A. Harrison.
There is a lot of science supporting both the safety and efficacy of probiotics, and the community should do more to talk about this science, says the new director of scientific affairs at the International Probiotics Association.
‘We have revolutionized the way ingredients are bought and sold,’ says Peggy Jackson, VP of sales and marketing for IngredientsOnline.com, as the company expands its portfolio with branded ingredients.