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CV Sciences reports 18% revenue drop for ‘challenging’ 2021

By Stephen Daniells

San Diego-based CV Sciences, one of the bell-weather companies in the hemp and CBD space, has reported a decline in revenues for the past financial year, but new initiatives have positioned the company for long-term growth, says its CEO.

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Climate issues compounding botanical supply chain issues

By Stephen Daniells

While COVID-related supply chain disruption has wreaked havoc on global supply chains, climate issues are worsening the problems for the botanical supply from around the world.

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Poll finds many parents don't understand CBD

By Danielle Masterson

Despite the wide availability of CBD in its various forms—oil, topical ointments, tinctures, vaping and edibles— a recent poll shows parents are misinformed on CBD.

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Cara Welch named permanent director of ODSP at FDA

By Stephen Daniells

The US Food and Drug Administration has announced that Dr Cara Welch will be the new permanent director of its Office of Dietary Supplement Programs. The announcement was welcomed by industry trade groups.

Factoring CBD into the athletic equation

Factoring CBD into the athletic equation

By Danielle Masterson

This year’s Sports & Active Nutrition Summit event launched with a focus on CBD in sports nutrition. While CBD/hemp products are still in a federal regulatory gray area, that hasn’t stopped product developers from flooding the market with new offerings....

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Celsius' sales rise by more than 190% in quarter

By Hank Schultz

Energy drink firm Celsius reported passing the $100 million quarterly revenue mark in its recent year end earnings filing. The company made strides in both brick and mortar distribution and greater penetration in online platforms.

Schisandra chinensis or five-flavor berry on a branch. The berries possess all five basic flavors in Chinese herbal medicine: salty, sweet, sour, pungent (spicy), and bitter.   Image © Geshas / Getty Images

In memory of Ben Zaricor, 1947-2022

Fmali v Heckler: The landmark herb case that changed the industry

By Stephen Daniells

It started with ten-speed bicycles and ended with an Appeals Court decision in 1983 that changed the herb industry and knocked FDA down a peg. Four decades later, it’s time to shine the spotlight on this game-changing court case.

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CBD price per mg trending down, report finds

By Danielle Masterson

Despite a whopping 3,561% gap between the most expensive and least expensive products across the CBD industry, the overall category is getting cheaper for consumers.

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Paper connects dots for successful supplement studies

By Hank Schultz

A new paper lays out the basics for successful design of a dietary supplement clinical trial. The document goes over considerations like dosing, proper characterization of study material, pharmacokinetics and others that are still all too frequently...

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Botanicals you can rely on, from ADM

Botanicals you can rely on, from ADM

Today more than ever, consumers are striving to support their overall well-being in a convenient way, with foods, beverages and dietary supplements that...