Dosage forms & delivery formats

The emergence of the creatine gummy

The emergence of the creatine gummy

By Asia Sherman

Gummies are making an inroad as delivery format for creatine, one of the biggest performing subcategories in a booming performance nutrition market.

Gadot overcomes key challenges in magnesium gummy production

Gadot overcomes key challenges in magnesium gummy production

By Olivia Brown

Gadot Biotechnology industries claims to have identified key solutions to the manufacturing challenges involved in the development of magnesium gummies, enabling for the optimisation of flavour, texture, bioavailability, and stability.

Industry vet Lisa Thomas joins Nuherbs

Industry vet Lisa Thomas joins Nuherbs

By Danielle Masterson

Lisa Thomas is slated to expand market reach for the third generation, family-owned suppliers of sustainably sourced Chinese herbs.

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dsm-firmenich gets FDA GRAS for novel HMOs

By Stephen Daniells

The US FDA has issued ‘Good Day Letters’ to dsm-firmenich for three Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) notices submitted for the human milk oligosaccharides (HMOs) LNFP-l/2’-FL and hypoallergenic grade LNnT and 2’-FL.

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Dietary microbes & probiotic pills linked to better cognition

By Stephen Daniells

Increased intake of beneficial bacteria from fermented foods and prebiotic and probiotic dietary supplements are associated with better cognition, says a new analysis of data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES).

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TSI’s FZZR tech stirs up delivery format opportunities

By Stephen Daniells

With non-pills eclipsing pill formats in the US dietary supplements space, formulators and brands are looking for new innovations to differentiate products on the shelves. TSI’s FZZR technology offers “the best of powders and the best of effervescents...

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Bimuno prebiotic may boost immune health for elite rugby players

By Stephen Daniells

Supplementing the diet of elite athletes with prebiotic galactooligosaccharide (GOS) may reduce the duration of upper respiratory symptoms and support gut health, says a new study that may improve the athletes’ availability to train and compete.

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Microbiome Briefing

The Growth of Probiotics in Europe

By Stephen Daniells

This year opened with news that France has joined the list of European countries that will allow the use of the term “Probiotic”. As dominoes continue to fall, we look at the opportunities for probiotics across the bloc, particularly supplements in the...

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Microbiome Briefing

Probiotics for weight management: A steady, growing opportunity

By Stephen Daniells

Obesity rates across the United States continue to surge, with the prevalence growing by over 10% over the last 20 years. Today, over 40% of the country's population is classified as obese. Fad diets and OTC products have failed to slow this, but...

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Prior conditions impact effectiveness of sleep supplements, study finds

By Olivia DeSmit

In a study recently published in Nutrients, researchers found a link between prior conditions and the effectiveness of sleep supplements. The four supplements tested, l-theanine, GABA, AVLE and l-serine resulted in better sleep overall, and improved certain...

The role microbiota-gut-brain axis plays in stress management

Microbiome Briefing

The role microbiota-gut-brain axis plays in stress management

By Stephen Daniells

The rise of dietary supplements to help manage stress was one of the big success stories from the pandemic years. While much of this success was linked to products containing adaptogenic herbs (we’re looking at you, Ashwagandha), the past couple of years...

Bear Balanced continues growth in nascent creatine gummy category

Bear Balanced continues growth in nascent creatine gummy category

By Asia Sherman

Dylan Menter came up with the idea for his creatine gummy brand while building rockets at the SpaceX ranch in California. After three years of test-kitchen research and formulation, he launched Bear Balanced in early 2022 with the trademarked tagline...