“I see all these emails going around saying once the  Farm Bill passes, CBD is legal in all 50 states… and that’s just not true,” observed one attorney in December 2018. Four years later, while a lot has changed, the FDA maintains that CBD is not...
Plant sourcing experts say that whole herbal raw materials can contain all of the nasty bits the natural world has to offer, but proper procedures can—and routinely do—turn those botanicals into safe and clean ingredients.
Dietary supplement regimens may reduce the direct and indirect medical costs associated with specific disease-associated medical conditions, but only $59 billion are currently being captured, potentially leaving $502 billion in additional savings that...
After dominating the UK CBD space with help from a highly engaged online fanbase, CBD beverage, oil and gummy brand Trip is hoping to cement a similar position in the US – but this time with the additional aid of $12m in funding from prominent entrepreneurs...
The American Herbal Products Association has released a new guidance document that seeks to bring clarity to hemp nomenclature, in particular what ought to be meant by the terms ‘broad spectrum’ and ‘full spectrum’ extracts.
The global gut health is variously estimated at around €15-30 billion and predicted to grow by around 8% annually at least to the end of the decade, but what are the opportunities and hurdles for companies wanting to win in it?
Multilevel marketing company LifeVantage recorded a 7% drop in sales during its fourth quarter, but claimed the results were within its expectations. The company is banking on a liquid collagen product launch to drive future growth.
Moringa pioneer Kuli Kuli is shifting its dietary supplement strategy from shots to gummies to appeal to a broader set of consumers who the company founder says embraced food as medicine during the pandemic but who may be turned off by strong, medicinal...
Economic pressures have thrown the supplements industry a curveball with inflation fuelling “a perfect storm” as lower productivity and increased prices spill into the global supply chain. This has created a domino effect all the way to consumers, says...
Global health and wellness brand GNC is adding more products from The Honest Company, a wellness brand started by celebrity Jessica Alba, targeting women’s health needs around sleep, mood, immunity, and hair health.
Inflammation and dysbiosis were the two most studied health conditions for probiotics related research between 2016 and 2020, according to a newly constructed database by a group of Hong Kong researchers.
Heightened US-China tensions have caused planners in all industrial sectors to reevaluate their sourcing arrangements. Stakeholders in the dietary supplement industry say having firm relationships with well-vetted suppliers is the best way to manage...
Extreme weather events from heat waves and droughts to ‘hundred-year storms’ happening every two years, the impact of climate change is obvious. And few industries are witnessing the impact as much as botanical supply chain.
Sleep-deprived, stressed, and under pressure to perform academically while balancing their newfound freedom, college students are a burgeoning yet underserved market for health and nutrition products, says The Vitamin Shoppe CEO Sharon Leite.
A study published yesterday by a group that included researchers from the University of Mississippi found that fewer than half of 30 immune supplements bought on Amazon had labels that accurately reflected their contents.
Safe Food Advocacy Europe has long been campaigning for an official definition of the term ‘natural’. Yet not all industry players are on board, we are told. How could a legal definition benefit both consumers and the planet?
Natural Grocers’ third quarter earnings statement saw the company post moderate growth as it warns that inflationary pressures will restrain growth in the future in the sale of natural foods and supplements.
The European Specialist Sports Nutrition Alliance (ESSNA) has launched an industry-wide survey to gauge the impact of mandatory front-of-pack nutritional labelling (FOPNL), expected to be introduced across the EU by the end of the year.
The roles of the microbiome and probiotics in supporting the menopause could be a key growth area as the process, combined with healthy ageing and gut health, gives rise to niche products aimed at women navigating this stage of life.
Bottled water brand, ió fibrewater, unveils its new prebiotic fibre-infused water that has been developed to deliver 20% of the daily recommended intake of dietary fibre and 100% of the daily recommended prebiotic fibre intake.
Protein content of select commercial whey protein products sold in Colombia is not matching the levels claimed on the labels, says a new study that highlights the quality issues in this South American market.