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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.

CBD: The ultimate celebrity side hustle

CBD: The ultimate celebrity side hustle

By Danielle Masterson

Whether they’re an investor, founder or spokesperson, public figures such as athletes and actors are benefitting from CBD’s therapeutic properties –and its ability to bring in the dough.

HempRise introduces 5% CBD nanoemulsion

HempRise introduces 5% CBD nanoemulsion

By Danielle Masterson

The vertically-integrated supplier of hemp extracts and cannabinoid ingredients recently introduced HempNANO, its new concentrated nanoemulsion for water soluble applications.

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Study: Many CBD products would trigger doping bans

By Shane Starling

Almost a third of 23 tested CBD products contained traces of banned cannabinoids at levels that would have provoked doping infringements, according to a just-published study.

NutraCast: Exploring cannabis terpenes for pain management

NutraCast: Exploring cannabis terpenes for pain management

By Danielle Masterson

As the stigma surrounding cannabinoids fades, hemp-derived supplements are gaining traction as popular applications for pain management. New research from the University of Arizona Health Sciences in the Comprehensive Pain and Addiction Center have found...

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...

Ginkgo leaf extract dietary supplements have been consistently among the 25 top-selling herbal supplements in the US.   Image: © borchee / Getty Images

BAPP publishes Ginkgo Leaf Extract lab guidance document

By Stephen Daniells

A new publication from the ABC-AHP-NCNPR Botanical Adulterants Prevention Program (BAPP) will help marketers of ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba) leaf extracts products find the best analytical methods to verify this botanical.

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FDA slams Delta-8 THC sellers over claims

By Hank Schultz

FDA came down hard on purveyors of Delta-8 THC and CBD products that were making disease claims on the substances. The Agency also reiterated the reasons it believes Delta-8 is not a suitable ingredient for products marketed as supplements.

NutraCast: MycoTechnology on creating novel ingredients with mushrooms

NutraCast: MycoTechnology on creating novel ingredients with mushrooms

By Danielle Masterson

MycoTechnology has partnered with brands to deliver foods, beverages, and supplements by harnessing the metabolic engine of mushrooms to create novel ingredients. The Colorado-based functional ingredients platform leverages a proprietary mushroom fermentation...

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Blueberries show cognitive benefits in study

By Hank Schultz

A new study has suggested that whole blueberry powder provided cognitive benefits in older individuals with insulin resistance and a heightened risk of future dementia.

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Nektium expands botanical ingredient portfolio

By Kavitha Sivasubramaniam

Spain-based botanical ingredients business Nektium has broadened its portfolio to enter the food and beverage market, enabling its products to be used in a variety of applications in addition to supplements.

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