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Sensa is claimed to help dieters lose more than 30 lbs. in six months.

Sensa satiety crystals maker settles two false advertising lawsuits

By Hank Schultz

The manufacturer of Sensa satiety crystals has agreed to settlements in two cases alleging false advertising.  In one case the company settled a false advertising lawsuit filed by several California district attorneys.  In the other, the company agreed...

Schiff MegaRed krill supplement marketing

Reckitt Benckiser-Schiff: Another giant jumps into nutra space

By Shane STARLING

UK-based consumer goods firm Reckitt Benckiser told NutraIngredients today, “nutrition had been on its radar for awhile”, as it plunged $1.4bn (€1.09bn) to outbid German pharma firm Bayer for the US’s second biggest dietary supplements firm, Schiff Nutrition...

Is Reckitt trumping Bayer for Schiff?

Is Reckitt trumping Bayer for Schiff?

A $1.4 billion counterbid by Reckitt Benckiser Group Plc may be winning the race for Schiff Nutrition International Inc., with reports indicating that German pharmaceutical giant Bayer will not raise its offer and is walking away from the deal.

LifeVantage's shift to network marketing saved company, CEO says

LifeVantage's shift to network marketing saved company, CEO says

By Hank Schultz in Utah

LifeVantage, the manufacturer of the herbal supplement Protandim, was on the financial ropes when it took the leap into network marketing.  The turnaround since then has been nothing short of remarkable, said Doug Robinson, president and CEO.

Cocoa supplement market close to breakthrough

Cocoa supplement market close to breakthrough

By Hank Schultz

Positive science results are helping cocoa flavonols make progress in the market, and resolving issues around supply, around sustainability, and even around basic analytical methods could open the field of opportunity even wider, experts say.

Dr. Ikhlas Khan

Applying ‘Quality by Design’ ideas to herbal products

By Hank Schultz

The development of new of herbal products could be significantly improved by applying a “Quality by Design” (QbD) approach to the characterization of source materials, the authors of a recently published paper assert.

Douglas Labs launches Klean Athlete sports line

Douglas Labs launches Klean Athlete sports line

By Hank Schultz

Sometimes less is more, as in the new line of supplements from Douglas Laboratories called Klean Athlete. The line was formulated to help athletes feel healthier, without claiming to make them run faster or jump higher.

Captek increases softgel production capacity by 40%

Captek increases softgel production capacity by 40%

By Stephen Daniells

California-based Captek Softgel International, Inc. (CSI) has increased its softgel production capacity by up to 40% as the company responds to increased demand from the market.

InBalance Health launches with blood sugar management bars

InBalance Health launches with blood sugar management bars

By Hank Schultz

InBalance Health, a company officially launching this week at the Natural Products Expo East show in Baltimore, is poised to ride the crest of a wave of Type-2 diabetes with its nutrition bars advertising blood sugar management benefits.

New Chapter maintains culture within P&G fold

New Chapter maintains culture within P&G fold

By Hank Schultz

Proctor & Gamble’s acquisition of  whole food supplement manufacturer New Chapter had many in the natural products business wondering if yet another iconic brand would disappear within the insatiable maw of a big CPG company, rarely to be heard from...

Amway breaks ground on $38 million herb facility

Amway breaks ground on $38 million herb facility

Direct selling giant Amway is on schedule for its a new 48,000-square-foot extraction and concentration facility in Quincy, WA, as the company breaks ground on its Nutrilite Botanical Concentrate Manufacturing facility.

Kellogg settlement on attention cereal claims rejected

Kellogg settlement on attention cereal claims rejected

By Oliver Nieburg

Kellogg will need to negotiate a new deal in a class action dispute over advertising claims for its Frosted Mini-Wheats cereal after a US federal appeals court rejected a $10.7m settlement.

Jack3d Micro: 'Creatine, Beta-Alanine and DMAA are great but not right for every situation....'

Coming to a store near you: Jack3d Micro (minus the DMAA)

By Elaine Watson

While USPLabs has strongly defended the safety, efficacy and legal status of DMAA - the star ingredient in top-selling pre-workout supplement Jack3d - it has been working on a new variant called Jack3d Micro that excludes the controversial stimulant.

POM Wonderful and Procter & Gamble join the CRN

POM Wonderful and Procter & Gamble join the CRN

By Elaine Watson

Consumer packaged goods giant Procter & Gamble and pomegranate juice maker POM Wonderful are among six new firms to join the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) this month.

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