By Daniel Fabricant, PhD, President and CEO, Natural Products Association (NPA)
2018 was another busy year for the natural products industry. 2019 is fast approaching and we are already gearing up for what lies ahead. Before we jump into next year, we’re happy share some of our thoughts and takeaways from 2018.
By George Paraskevakos, Executive Director, International Probiotics Association (IPA)
As I celebrated three years at IPA in April, I couldn’t help but reflect on the shape the industry has taken. Going from being sparingly mentioned in the press and fast forward to today and it is almost every other week we see probiotics in the headlines....
How can you create excitement in a mature and established category like omega-3? We chat with Andrew Aussie, COO of Coromega, who brought in marketing expertise from across categories to help an omega-3 brand evolve into a healthy fats brand.
A personal health crisis while traveling led entrepreneur Carly Stein to bee products, and she subsequently founded a thriving supplement and foods brand and has been recognized by a major business publication.
The sports nutrition category has undergone significant change in recent years, as many new non-core consumers are seeking out the products. This has coincided with increased regulatory scrutiny and calls for greater transparency, says the COO of ProSupps.
There is a lot of science supporting both the safety and efficacy of probiotics, and the community should do more to talk about this science, says the new director of scientific affairs at the International Probiotics Association.
The Natural Products Association’s stance on CBD is to take FDA’s word on the controversial ingredient, until someone takes the front door with the Agency and files an NDI or a GRAS notification with the FDA for CBD.
The Nagoya Protocol, the big changes coming for Lactobacillus classification, and how to boost your chances of success with an NDI notification were just some of the topic covered during the third annual IPA Workshop in DC.