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FDA's GMP expert Brad Williams joins NSF staff

FDA's GMP expert Brad Williams joins NSF staff

By Hank Schultz

Brad Williams, a 30-year Food and Drug Administration veteran, has joined Ann Arbor, MI-based NSF International as technical manager of the global health organization’s dietary supplement GMP compliance program.

Des Walsh

Worldwide macro trends favor Herbalife, president says

By Hank Schultz

Three mega trends will drive Herbalife’s continued expansion, said president Des Walsh.  The world is getting fatter, it’s getting older, and in the hangover from the 2008 financial crisis economic expansion still lags in much of the world leaving many...

Certifying supplements as non GMO is complicated, says FoodState CEO.

MegaFood gets first Non-GMO Project verifications

By Hank Schultz

Whole foods supplement manufacturer FoodState has achieved Non-GMO Project verification on five of its MegaFood products.  It’s a challenging standard for supplement manufacturers to meet, said FoodState CEO Robert Craven.

Finished products now account for half of Cyanotech's sales

Finished products now account for half of Cyanotech's sales

By Hank Schultz

As part of its year end earnings report, Cyanotech Corporation says its spriulina and astaxanthin products have achieved 50% market share in the natural channel. The Hawaii-based algae producer also said net sales had increased by 12% year over year.

AHPA recommends changing Prop 65 warnings

AHPA recommends changing Prop 65 warnings

By Hank Schultz

The American Herbal Products Association has weighed in on draft proposals to amend California’s Proposition 65.  Among the group’s recommendations are changes to the language of the warnings mandated under the law.

Herbalife boosts monitoring of products throughout life cycle

Herbalife boosts monitoring of products throughout life cycle

By Hank Schultz

Vasilios (Bill) Frankos, PhD and Andrew Shao, PhD are, in a way,  the alpha and omega of network marketing giant Herbalife’s increasingly sophisticated commitment to the scientific backing, quality and safety of the company’s nutritional products. Their...

Herbalife bolsters science staff with hire of AHPA's Dentali

Herbalife bolsters science staff with hire of AHPA's Dentali

By Hank Schultz

Herbalife, the global direct selling nutritional products giant, continues to bolster its scientific staff with the addition of Steven Dentali, PhD, who is taking on the newly created role of vice president for botanical sciences.

3Care Therapeutics' new program aims to help practitioners improve their nutrition practice.

Company offers simplified 3-prong approach to personalized nutrition

By Hank Schultz

Nutritional supplement manufacturer 3Care Therapeutics is the latest company to dip a toe into the personalized nutrition pool by offering a simplified system to practitioners to help them integrate the use of the company’s products into their practices...

Herbalife CEO: New survey shows critics lack direct selling industry understanding

Company has about 8 million consumers in the US (and only half a million distributors)

Herbalife CEO: New survey shows critics lack direct selling industry understanding

By Stephen DANIELLS

There are almost eight million customers of Herbalife products in the US, and only 550,000 distributors, says a new study conducted by Neilsen to determine the penetration of the company’s distributors and end users.

Clif Bar CEO Kevin Cleary: 'For the past 10 years, we’ve had a compounded annual growth rate of 17%'

Big interview: Kevin Cleary, CEO Clif Bar & Company

Clif Bar CEO: 'The protein trend is hot for men and women right now'

By Elaine WATSON

Nutrition bars enter - and exit - the snacks aisle at the speed of light these days. So how has Clif Bar managed to sustain the kind of growth rivals can only dream of, year after year? Elaine Watson caught up with CEO Kevin Cleary to find out.

Douglas Labs launches PMS support supplement

Douglas Labs launches PMS support supplement

By Stephen DANIELLS

Douglas Labs has released an ‘advanced female-focused product’ to promote healthy hormone levels and reproductive function in women while supporting normal premenstrual symptoms (‘PMS’) symptoms.

Natural Balance Diet Pep is one of Nutraceutical's 7,000 SKUs.

Nutraceutical International posts 5% sales increase

By Hank Schultz

Nutraceutical International Corp. posted a 5% growth in net sales in the second quarter in earnings released yesterday.  The company brought in $53.6 million in net sales in the quarter, compared to $53.9 million in the same period a year earlier.

Vitamins-in-cap beverage company expands IP, distribution

Vitamins-in-cap beverage company expands IP, distribution

By Hank Schultz

H2M Beverages has announced a new patent on its cap technology that will further bolster its position as it expands distribution of its 989 On Demand rehydration beverage that features a suite of vitamins and minerals in a liquid matrix held within the...

Amway bases new weight management plans on in-home genetic test

Amway bases new weight management plans on in-home genetic test

By Hank Schultz

Network selling giant Amway has launched an integrated weight management program based on genetic testing.  The program uses a simple test kit to help consumers determine which of several weight loss regimens will work best for them.

Desert Lab's 'Snack Less' 10-piece hoodia gum packs in three flavors (cinnamon, mint and strawberry) and retail at $2.99 each (typical gum retails at around $1.75).

Desert Labs launches hoodia weight management gum

Hoodia gum maker defends satiety effect

By Oliver Nieburg

The maker of a newly launched appetite suppressant gum claims to be the first to have self-affirmed GRAS status for hoodia in the US and hopes to overcome the negative image of the plant as a weight management ingredient.

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