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January Launch Pad: Chill mode activated

January Launch Pad: Chill mode activated

By Danielle Masterson

Sleep and relaxation remain in high demand; and despite the lack of progress for CBD in Washington, brands are continuing to churn out product.

5 take-aways we learned during our Business Leaders Forum

5 take-aways we learned during our Business Leaders Forum

By Stephen Daniells

From 2022 sales numbers to consumer enthusiasm remaining high, and from progress with equality and diversity in the industry to the growth in awareness around the importance of the microbiome for health, there were lots of talking points from our 3rd...

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State-led restrictive bills back to the fore for 2023

By Stephen Daniells

With bills in New Jersey, Massachusetts, and California already working through the State legislatures, the dietary supplements industry is bracing for another year of attempts to restrict access to products.

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Editor's Spotlight

The glucose revolution: are you ready?

By Nikki Hancocks

Consumers’ psychological relationship with food is about to transform on a grand scale, thanks to the proliferation of wearable technology and the building ‘glucose revolution’, according to an industry expert.

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The emerging opportunity for microbiome modulation to improve sleep

By Stephen Daniells

Consumers are increasingly aware of the detrimental effects of not getting enough sleep, and emerging links between the gut microbiota and sleep present opportunities for pre-, pro-, and postbiotics in the booming natural sleep aid category.

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Sleep supplement sales contract after two boom years

By Stephen Daniells

After growth of 40% and 22% in 2020 and 2021, sales of sleep supplements contracted in 2022 with the numbers offset by inflation, but unit sales shrank even more, according to data from SPINS.

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NOW switches to 100% post-consumer recycled plastic bottles

By Asia Sherman

Natural product manufacturer NOW is transitioning its product lines to 100% post-consumer recycled (PCR) resin bottles and expects to divert some three million pounds of plastic from landfills in the first year.

NutraCast: Ingredients for a good night’s sleep

NutraCast: Ingredients for a good night’s sleep

By Danielle Masterson

With the new year in full swing, setting healthy goals is top of mind for many. And with more than 5 million Americans struggling to fall asleep each night, one major goal for some is getting enough rest. With so many ingredients to choose from, where...

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France to allow ‘probiotic’ on food supplements labels

By Stephen Daniells

France's General Directorate for Competition, Consumer Affairs and Fraud Prevention (DGCCRF), part of its Ministry of the Economy, has announced that the term “probiotic” will be allowed on the labels of food supplements in the country.

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Year end review IPA 2022

Guest Article: The Year of Transition; securing the winds of change responsibly.

By George Paraskevakos, MBA, IPA Executive Director

As an observer of the dietary supplement industry for close to 20 years, it always felt we are shifting to accommodate “Winds of Change". There are always new concepts and ingredients which capture our attention even if it is for a small moment in...

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Trends for 2023: Caring for mental, physical and sexual health

By Olivia Brown

A sense of overwhelm shapes Mintel’s predicted food and drink trends for 2023 following climate and economic fears, yet “consumers are absolutely unwilling to compromise on health and nutrition”, the market analysts say.

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Women's Health

How are sports nutrition brands catering to the female athlete?

By Nikki Hancocks

Female focused sports nutrition (SN) brands are successfully bringing taboo health challenges out from under the table but those looking to cater to female athletes should harness technology to provide the power of knowledge, says an industry expert....

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