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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.

MetaBrand has a 4,000 square-foot facility in New Jersey that is uses to help clients with formulation and product development.

MetaBrand seeks to use deep pool of talent to nurture nascent brands

By Hank Schultz

MetaBrand, a New Jersey-based brand consulting firm, has brought what the company calls an unparalleled array of talent, services and capabilities under one roof to help kick start natural products launches, be they supplements, beverages or cosmetics.

NSF responds to Beehive Botanicals warning letter situation

NSF responds to Beehive Botanicals warning letter situation

NSF International has responded to an article in NutraIngredients-USA on the FDA Warning Letter received by Beehive Botanicals after having GMP audits conducted by NSF.  A Beehive Botanical company official expressed dismay at getting the letter even...

MusclePharm recognized for meteoric sales growth

MusclePharm recognized for meteoric sales growth

By Hank Schultz

MusclePharm, a Denver, CO-based marketer of sports nutrition products, has shown meteoric sales growth in its short life, and that strong performance was recognized with a “Top Vendor” award from GNC, the company announced recently.

Nestlé buys Louisiana depression food firm

Nestlé buys Louisiana depression food firm

By Shane STARLING

Nestlé has bought its second brain health-focused medical foods start-up in eight months after snaffling Red River Pharma-owned Pamlab which makes high-dose vitamin supplements targeting depression, diabetes and Alzheimer’s.

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