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NutraWomen Wednesday: Cashtyn Lovan, Aker BioMarine

NutraWomen Wednesday: Cashtyn Lovan, Aker BioMarine

By Danielle Masterson

Cashtyn Lovan is the new Regional Marketing Director in Aker BioMarine’s Human Health & Nutrition department. She has over 10 years of marketing experience in the dietary supplement industry, including strategy and brand development, digital marketing,...

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Women in Nutraceuticals has arrived

By Danielle Masterson

Global nutraceutical leaders formed the new non-profit organization to amplify the voices, perspectives and the advancement of women in the industry.

NutraCast: The lack of nutritional guidelines for trans people

NutraCast: The lack of nutritional guidelines for trans people

By Danielle Masterson

As transgender Americans gain visibility, a recent Pew Research survey found that 1.6% of US adults are transgender or nonbinary, meaning their gender differs from the sex they were assigned at birth. That rate is even higher for younger adults, with...

NutraCast: GHOST Lifestyle: Making transparency cool since 2016

NutraCast: GHOST Lifestyle: Making transparency cool since 2016

By Danielle Masterson

Dietary supplement manufacturers are required by law to disclose the ingredients inside the bottle, but in order to "protect the brand," they are allowed to hide the actual amounts. This combination of ingredients, known as “Proprietary blends"...

NutraWomen Wednesday: Ayla Barmmer, founder & CEO of FullWell

NutraWomen Wednesday: Ayla Barmmer, founder & CEO of FullWell

By Danielle Masterson

Ayla Barmmer is a registered dietitian nutritionist and functional medicine practitioner who specializes in the fertility space. After two decades of providing in-depth education to fellow practitioners on family health issues and working on thousands...

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Industry Perspectives

Gut health: A market on the rise

By Stephen Daniells

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?

NutraWomen Wednesday: Amber Cerda, Director of Marketing at NOW

NutraWomen Wednesday: Amber Cerda, Director of Marketing at NOW

By Danielle Masterson

Amber Cerda started working in the natural products industry in 2001, but left to work in higher education. This industry does get under your skin and into your heart, however, and in 2012 she came back to work at NOW Foods.

V.G. Nair.   Image courtesy of Sami-Sabinsa

Sabinsa mourns passing of CEO V.G. Nair

Dr. Muhammed Majeed, Sami-Sabinsa Group’s founder, Chairman, and Managing Director, has expressed his sadness at the death of the group’s CEO, V.G. Nair.

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Mother and daughter's dream teas pandemic success

By Liza Laws

This is a lockdown success story about a mother and daughter from Brazil who moved to Sussex and wanted to create functional teas that not only did what they said on the tin but tasted good too.

NutraWomen Wednesday: Paola Fernandez, Founder and CEO of High Hemp

NutraWomen Wednesday: Paola Fernandez, Founder and CEO of High Hemp

By Danielle Masterson

While working at her father’s cigar company, Paola Fernandez invented a ‘natural’ alternative to tobacco-based rolling paper. In 2016, High Hemp was born and sells its flagship hemp wraps along with CBD gummies and tinctures. In under 5 years, Fernandez...

NutraWomen Wednesday: Eliza Ganesh, CEO and Co-Founder, Sunwink

NutraWomen Wednesday: Eliza Ganesh, CEO and Co-Founder, Sunwink

By Danielle Masterson

Research suggests only about 1 in 5 C-suite executives are women, and while the issue of gender equity touches nearly every industry, female leadership in the food and beverage industries presents its own unique challenges, like mass-market heritage brands...

NutraWomen Wednesday:  Renee Deehan, PhD, VP of Science, InsideTracker

NutraWomen Wednesday: Renee Deehan, PhD, VP of Science, InsideTracker

By Danielle Masterson

Renee Deehan, PhD, leads a science team that builds and mines the world's largest dataset of blood, DNA, fitness tracking and phenotypic data from healthy people to find actionable insights for health. She is a molecular biologist by training and...

NutraWomen Wednesday: Pooja Nair, partner at Ervin Cohen & Jessup LLP

NutraWomen Wednesday: Pooja Nair, partner at Ervin Cohen & Jessup LLP

By Danielle Masterson

Attorney Pooja Nair is a Harvard-educated business litigator who has an eagle eye on the food and beverage sector. She advises clients, including restaurant groups, food brands, and manufacturers on a comprehensive range of issues. She is also a noted...

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Commentary

Is the supplement industry in for a reverse Dr Oz effect?

By Hank Schultz

The Senate candidacy of Dr Mehmet Oz, MD, could pose a public relations risk for the dietary supplement industry, as the prominent media personality gets attacked for being a ‘quack’ who has promoted questionable products.

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