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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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No dieting silver bullets, expert says

By Hank Schultz

Sports nutrition products are often linked to certain diet plans, such as ketogenic diets, high protein/low fat approaches and others. A nutrition expert says the prosaic takeaway is that all of these have been shown to work, provided that consumers...

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Key takeaways from Sports & Active Nutrition Summit

By Hank Schultz

The Sports & Active Nutrition Summit returned as an in person event in San Diego earlier this month, breaking attendance and engagement records along the way. Here are some of the key takeaways from the NutraIngredients-USA staff.

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CHPA debuts consumer resource for understanding supplement labels

By Hank Schultz

The Consumer Healthcare Products Association has made available an online informational tool for consumers that will help them decipher the Supplement Facts panels on product labels. It’s part of CHPA’s move to raise its profile in the dietary supplements...

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Study makes case for K2 supplementation for children

By Hank Schultz

A new review paper lays out the need for adequate vitamin K2 levels in children. Deficiency is associated with a range of issues including a predisposition toward cardiovascular disease and poor bone health.

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ABC expanded education mission in 2021, with more to come

By Mark Blumenthal, Founder & Executive Director, American Botanical Council

ABC continues its ongoing commitment to science-based herbal medicinal products and practices, supporting an authentic and sustainable/regenerative global value network with a wide variety of reports, educational materials, and quality and sustainability...

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AHPA celebrates regulatory victories during year that tested industry's resilience

By By Michael McGuffin, President, American Herbal Products Association (AHPA)

As the 24th month of 2020 (or so it feels) comes to a close – the herbal and natural products industry continues to adapt to challenges brought on by the global pandemic and move our industry forward. From regulatory progress made virtually to creative...

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USP commentary sounds safety, quality alarm on delta-8 THC

By Hank Schultz

The United States Pharmacopeia (USP) has published a commentary raising potential safety and quality control concerns about the delta-8 THC products flooding the market. The document also raised issues with other cannabinoids that are being isolated...

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Placebo packaging? Designing products with perceived potency

By Nikki Hancocks

Providing consumers with the sense that a product is providing a health benefit begins when they first look at the pack and continues through the consumption experience so there are many elements of this journey to get right. New consumer research from...

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How do supplement perceptions differ between US and EU consumers?

By Nikki Hancocks

While perceptions of supplements can vary greatly between US and EU consumers, reasons for reduced usage are pretty similar across both populations and there are some basic areas the industry can focus on in order to gain big returns.

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CRN: Don’t Sell Out DSHEA for CBD

By By Steve Mister, President & CEO, Council for Responsible Nutrition

We all want an expedient solution to the stalemate with FDA over the legal status of cannabidiol (CBD), but the call to allow FDA to set a maximum safe level for CBD is antithetical to the law governing dietary supplements, DSHEA.

Industry reunites at SupplySide East

Industry reunites at SupplySide East

By Danielle Masterson

Excitement was high in Secaucus, NJ as the supplement industry gathered again in person following nearly two years of zoom calls.

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Mintel: How to make it in the mindful market

By Nikki Hancocks

Tapping into the rising consumer interest in mental health is about so much more than adding some magnesium to the mix so brands that want to win in this space will need to offer a value proposition through much more than just their products.

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