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Vitafoods Insights - The Active Consumer

Vitafoods 2023 Highlights: The Active Consumer

By Olivia Haslam

Companies at Vitafoods 2023 saw active consumers as a key target demographic, with exhibitors presenting innovative concepts targeting a wide range of consumers leading active lifestyles.

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Key lessons from the Opportunities in Delivery Formats webinar

By Stephen Daniells

Consumer interest in novel experiential delivery forms is driving a lot of growth for dietary supplements, but context is an important regulatory consideration, experts noted during a recent NutraIngredients-USA webinar.

Q&A: Mdrive on helping driven men slow down the aging process

Q&A: Mdrive on helping driven men slow down the aging process

By Asia Sherman

Mdrive started with one man’s desire to stay healthy and active as he aged. This man is Gary Kehoe, long-time nutritional product formulator and one of the inventors behind Zicam, who in his thirties and forties started feeling like he was losing his...

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How ashwagandha supplements may support female sexual health

Female sexual dysfunction affects 41% of reproductive age women worldwide, making it a highly prevalent condition. As current options are lacking, it’s creating an increased demand for supplements to support sexual health and function.

An echinacea plant can take 2 to 3 years to mature in the ground, but Ayana's plant cell cultivation could be produce ingredients in a couple of weeks, said the company's CEO.    Image © evgenyb / Getty Images

Ayana Bio launches plant cell-derived echinacea & lemon balm

By Stephen Daniells

Boston-based plant cell tech company Ayana Bio has announced the first-ever launch of plant cell-cultivated lemon balm and echinacea ingredients, to use in supplement formulations for sleep, mood, and immune support.

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Blueberry powder may boost cognitive function: RCT

By Stephen Daniells

Daily consumption of a polyphenol-rich blueberry powder may boost blood flow and improve a range of cognitive measures, says a new study from scientists at King’s College London and the University of Reading.

Q&A: Well Traveled on developing next-gen immune support for the road

Q&A: Well Traveled on developing next-gen immune support for the road

By Asia Sherman

San-Diego supplement startup Well Traveled launches its first product this month, an immune support powder made with clean, plant-based, clinically proven ingredients that activate immunity in the gut to help the modern traveler stay well on the road.

AstraGin improves gut health function in small cohort study

AstraGin improves gut health function in small cohort study

By Asia Sherman

Supplementation with AstraGin – a standardized botanical extract of Astragalus membranaceus and Panax notoginseng (APS) – reduced inflammation and regulated gut microflora in adults with ulcerative colitis, according to a recent study.

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Gencor launches new ayurvedic combination for liver health

By Stephen Daniells

Liver health is an “overlooked category” in the dietary supplements space, but Gencor sees its new 4Liver ingredient as an exciting addition to a category that has not seen much innovation for decades.

State of the US Dietary Supplements sector in 2023

STATE OF THE INDUSTRY SURVEY

State of the US Dietary Supplements sector in 2023

By Stephen Daniells

Are supply chains still causing problems for businesses? What are the hottest ingredients and most sought-after product claims? And do people really think about FDA’s recent actions against ingredients like NAC and NMN?