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Hunniwater: The gateway to detox?

Interview with Hunniwater founder Karin Butler

Hunniwater: The gateway to detox?

By Maggie Hennessy

In a market with a long professed love of natural, sustainable and healthful food and beverage and an equally strong penchant for small business, a manufacturer of raw honey-infused waters found an incubator for the brand it hopes to take nationwide. 

Nestlé links with US human cell supplier to advance nutrition research

Nestlé links with US human cell supplier to advance nutrition research

By Shane STARLING

Nestlé Institute of Health Sciences (NIHS) has inked a deal with a Wisconsin-based biotech firm that will keep it in supply of human brain and liver cells for nutrition testing purposes with a focus on drinks, smoothies and other products targeting diabetes...

UNPA welcomes Natural Factors as a member

UNPA welcomes Natural Factors as a member

The United Natural Products Alliance (UNPA) continues to build its membership, with Canadian dietary supplement manufacturer Natural Factors the latest to join the association.

Probiota 2014: The ultimate pre- and probiotic science-business blend

Probiota 2014, February 4-5, Amsterdam

Probiota 2014: The ultimate pre- and probiotic science-business blend

By Shane STARLING

Probiota 2014 – relocated from Brussels to Amsterdam and organised by NutraIngredients – will bring together the finest scientific and commercial minds operating in the pre- and probiotic sector in a 2-day, 2-stream event.

Purified omega-7 supplement hits market

Purified omega-7 supplement hits market

By Hank Schultz

A supplement called Cardia7, built around the benefits of omega-7 palmitoleic acid, a long chain fatty acid found in fish oil as well as sea buckthorn berries and macadamia nuts, has been launched by Ohio-based Omega Wonders.

Nutroganics signs deal to bring South African sports products to US

Nutroganics signs deal to bring South African sports products to US

By Hank Schultz

In another development in the super-heated sports nutrition space, Nutroganics, a firm that specializes in acquiring healthy lifestyle businesses, has signed a deal with South African firm Ultimate Sports Nutrition  to bring USN products to the US market.

New form of CoQ10 hits supplement market

New form of CoQ10 hits supplement market

By Hank Schultz

A new form of CoQ10 has hit the market with the launch of an antioxidant supplement by New Zealand-based manufacturer MitoQ Ltd.  As is often the case with this particular ingredient, the company’s marketing message is based on claims of greater bioavailability.

Acquisition continues to fuel Nutraceutical International's growth

Acquisition continues to fuel Nutraceutical International's growth

By Hank Schultz

Nutraceutical International Corporation will continue to align itself with a growing list of dietary supplement manufacturers and ingredient suppliers in seeking out acquisition opportunities to grow the business, chairman and CEO Bill Gay said.

UNPA chief agrees with FDA that GMP compliance far from uniform

Dispatches from SupplySide West 2013

UNPA chief agrees with FDA that GMP compliance far from uniform

By Hank Schultz

Adverse event reporting, amphetamine-like substances showing up in products and NDI notifications are all prominent blips on FDA’s radar, said Loren Israelsen, president of the United Natural Products Alliance.

FDA seizes another $2 million worth of DMAA products

FDA seizes another $2 million worth of DMAA products

By Hank Schultz

The FDA moved to seize more than $2 million worth of DMAA-containing products from Georgia-based Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals Inc.  US Marshals seized the goods after agency investigators determined they contained 1, 3-Dimethylamylamine HCl (DMAA) or its chemical...

Despite bad publicity, adulteration picture slowly improving, experts say

Special Edition: Botanicals

Despite bad publicity, adulteration picture slowly improving, experts say

By Hank Schultz

The extent of adulteration of herbal supplements has been a question for as long as the products have been on the market.  In light of damaging publicity, such as Monday’s article in The New York Times, is there evidence that progress is being made on...

Consumer education on probiotics critical: GoodBelly

Big Interview: Todd Beckman, cofounder and COO of GoodBelly

Consumer education on probiotics critical: GoodBelly founder

By Maggie Hennessy

In a country like the US where 60 to 70 million people have digestive issues, and roughly 20% of the population suffers from Irritable Bowel Syndrome (though only a third seek medical attention, according to the National Institutes of Health), the founders...

Weight loss category made up of many varied segments

Weight loss category made up of many varied segments

By Maggie Hennessy

Much more than just a single category, the weight loss market is striated into multiple segments based on consumers’ varying attitudes, behaviors and motivations, according to a study by consumer products consulting firm Abunda. 

Australia and NZ add to OxyElite Pro’s global woes

Australia and NZ add to OxyElite Pro’s global woes

By Shane Starling

Australia and New Zealand have jointly issued a warning against pre-workout sports supplement OxyElite Pro following its links to an outbreak of acute non-viral hepatitis in Hawaii that killed one person and affected 29.

Herbalife takes fire from coalition of minority groups

Herbalife takes fire from coalition of minority groups

By Hank Schultz

Network marketing giant Herbalife, which has battled negative publicity generated by activist investors, is under renewed pressure, this time from a coalition of minority groups that are calling on the California attorney general to investigate the company’s...

Integrated data systems help cut cost of GMP compliance, providers say

Integrated data systems help cut cost of GMP compliance, providers say

By Hank Schultz

GMP compliance has been a steep hill to climb for the dietary supplement industry by some accounts. And the advent of the regulations, which took full force for all sectors of industry in June of 2010, wasn’t good news for the nation’s forests as manufacturers...

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