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NSF joins Non-GMO Project

NSF joins Non-GMO Project

By Maggie Hennessy

As consumer and retailer demand for third party-verified non-GMO product labels shows no signs of slowing, NSF International announced that it will join the Non-GMO Project as a technical administrator in early 2014. 

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From the 20th International Congress of Nutrition in Granada, Spain

Unilever: Healthier food choices must be ‘doable’

By Shane STARLING

The food industry came under attack last week at the International Congress of Nutrition (#ICN20) for not doing enough to improve the healthiness of its portfolios…unfairly, says Unilever.

BCAAs take center stage in targeted sports nutrition products

Special Edition: Amino Acids and Proteins

BCAAs take center stage in targeted sports nutrition products

By Hank Schultz

Protein as a driver of sports nutrition products is an old story.  The newer twist, however, is the use of individual amino acids, and specifically the branched chain amino acids leucine, isoleucine and valine, to deliver targeted benefits for their role...

Although joint health remains a key market for MSM, awareness of its pre- and post-workout benefits is gaining traction. Photo from Bergstrom Nutrition

OptiMSM broadens footprint, gains traction in sports nutrition market

By Maggie Hennessy

On the heels of last week’s distribution agreement with American International Chemical to distribute its branded methlsulfonylmethane (MSM) into the Canadian market, Bergstrom Nutrition is looking to grow existing relationships and uncover new sources...

Charging for seminars increases engagement, Xymogen CEO says

Charging for seminars increases engagement, Xymogen CEO says

By Hank Schultz

Florida-based nutraceutical company Xymogen has announced a seminar series with an interesting twist: The company is asking participants to pay an entry fee for something that functions in part as a branding event.  But CEO Brian Blackburn has found that...

Fair trade, flavor keys to Garden of Life's new protein products

Fair trade, flavor keys to Garden of Life's new protein products

By Hank Schultz

When Garden of Life looked at extending its protein and meal replacement lines with coffee and yerba mate flavors, the company was looking for partners that were the right fit both in terms of ingredient quality and service but also in terms of outlook,...

Mannatech granted 90th patent

Mannatech granted 90th patent

By Hank Schultz

Mannatech Inc., a Texas-based supplement manufacturer, announced the granting of its 90th patent, with the granting of five new patents in 2013 relating to the company’s product portfolio.

Cyanotech continues transformation into consumer products manufacturer

Cyanotech continues transformation into consumer products manufacturer

By Hank Schultz

Cyanotech, which started as a supplier of algae-based ingredients, continues its transformation into more of a consumer products company.  Total net sales grew 6% in the first quarter of fiscal 2014, but Nutrex, the  consumer products division, grew by...

Star Scientific posts sales surge amid legal troubles

Star Scientific posts sales surge amid legal troubles

By Hank Schultz

Star Scientific, which markets the anitoxidant supplement Anatabloc, has reported third quarter earnings of $2.5 million, compared with $1.4 for the same period in 2012. The positive earnings was welcome news for a company that in recent months has seen...

Solazyme's whole algae protein powder consists of unruptured algal cells, making it naturally stable.

Solazyme algal protein debuts in Twinlab's CleanSeries powder product

By Hank Schultz

Algae producer Solazyme has reached a critical commercial waypoint with the launch of its algal protein ingredient in Twinlab’s new CleanSeries Veggie Protein Powder.  And Twinlab gets a vital differentiator in the increasingly competitive vegetable protein...

Rainbow Light plans new packaging to replace its familiar green bottles.

Rainbow Light moves to new distribution model

By Hank Schultz

Rainbow Light, a leading supplement manufacturer, has shuffled its executive team in a move to revamp how it goes to market.  The company has appointed a new vice president of marketing and a new vice president of sales as it moves into a single-distributor...

Strong China sales push Usana to record results

Strong China sales push Usana to record results

By Hank Schultz

Usana Health Sciences has achieved another quarter of record financial results based largely on strong sales within China. In an earnings call with analysts discussing the company’s second quarter 2013 financial results, Paul A. Jones, Usana’s CFO, said...

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