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ADM talks weight management trends for 2022

By Stephen Daniells

Deepening science around prebiotics, probiotics, and postbiotics is providing formulators innovative new options for weight management products, with the category still front of mind for many consumers.

Lessons from NutraIngredients-USA's Business Leaders Forum

Lessons from NutraIngredients-USA's Business Leaders Forum

By Stephen Daniells

Ongoing category growth, evolving immunity positioning, reacting to social media, and the long-tail of supply chain issues were just some of the take-aways from our recent Business Leaders Forum, which brought together the CEOs of Pharmavite, NOW, and...

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Dried goji berries could protect against age-related sight loss

By Kavitha Sivasubramaniam

Eating a small portion of dried goji berries on a regular basis could delay the development of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) or prevent it altogether among healthy middle-aged people, according to a new study.

AHPA’s McGuffin on 40 years of industry impact and influence

AHPA’s McGuffin on 40 years of industry impact and influence

By Stephen Daniells

This year marks the 40th anniversary of the American Herbal Products Association. We sat down with AHPA President, Michael McGuffin, to look back on the association’s impact and influence over 40 years and look ahead to the industry’s future.

The NutraIngredients-USA Awards are back! Submit your entries!

The NutraIngredients-USA Awards are back! Submit your entries!

By Stephen Daniells

The NutraIngredients-USA Awards are back for 2022 with new two categories but the same commitment to honor the best and brightest in ingredients, finished products, companies, people, and initiatives in the dietary supplements industry.

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New study explores CBD and CBN for sleep

By Danielle Masterson

CBD brand CBDistillery in partnership with MoreBetter (dba Releaf App) recently announced the results from a 31-day study it calls the Sleep Pathfinder Mission utilizing CBDistillery's Regular Strength Sleep Synergy Tincture.

NutraCast: Eat Beyond's Michael Aucoin on sober culture

NutraCast: Eat Beyond's Michael Aucoin on sober culture

By Danielle Masterson

We just entered 2022, and for many, it’s Dry January, which is ditching alcohol in the first month of the New Year to drink less or perhaps "detox" from going a bit overboard with drinking over the holidays. While this is one month for some,...

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Fire heavily damages VDF manufacturing plant

By Hank Schultz

A fire has extensively damaged a Van Drunen Farms/VDF FutureCeuticals facility in Momence, IL. No employees were hurt in the blaze, company officials said.

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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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Curcumin: The powerful botanical that could

By Traci Kantowski, Communications Director, Global Curcumin Association

When asked to write this article, the Simple Minds song “Don’t You forget about me” immediately popped in my head. While it’s no longer the exciting new kid on the block, curcumin is the “friend” the industry needs.

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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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GPA: Prebiotics not just about fiber and go well beyond gut & digestive health

By Len Monheit, Executive Director, Global Prebiotic Association

For years we’ve been predicting the arrival of the category to the main stage as the science booms, the ingredients with demonstrable prebiotic activity proliferate, consumers realize they can obtain prebiotics in multiple forms and formats, and the product...

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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...