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Special edition: Supplements for pets

NASC President: Pet supplements sales surged in 2020

By Stephen Daniells

As we saw on the human side, the market for pet supplements expanded in 2020 and this growth has been sustained, says Bill Bookout, president of the National Animal Supplement Council (NASC).

NutraCast Podcast: Natures Crops on functional carrier oils

NutraCast Podcast: Natures Crops on functional carrier oils

By Danielle Masterson

Here on the NutraCast, we talk a lot about active ingredients in supplements, but often neglect a very important element: carrier oils. They are often required in formulations to protect, stabilize, and ensure consistent delivery and absorption.

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 2021 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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2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines support dietary supplement use

By Stephen Daniells

Folic acid supplements for mothers, vitamin D supplements for infants, and B12 supplements for older adults are just some of the recommendations in the 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, but there is barely any mention of omega-3s.

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Chemi Nutra says patent on PA ingredient crowns years of research

By Hank Schultz

Ingredient developer Chemi Nutra says more than 20 years of research has been rewarded with a US patent on its Mediator PA ingredient for its ability to increase muscle size and strength. The patent award comes as the company celebrates its 20th anniversary.

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Guest article

Omega-3 Overview 2020: COVID and Contradictions (in Science)

By Ellen Schutt, Executive Director, GOED

The year 2020 will go down in history as a year like no other; the overused adjective “unprecedented” doesn’t even seem to do the situation justice anymore. In a year dominated by COVID-19, it’s impossible to look at any industry segment without examining...

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Aker debuts new ingredient that breaks ground in brain, eye health

By Hank Schultz

Aker BioMarine has debuted a new ingredient developed from krill oil. The new product, which features EPA and DHA bound to a lysophosphatidylcholine (LPC) backbone, is based on cutting edge research and breaks ground in the area of brain and eye health,...

Probiota Champions: In conversation with Prof Glenn Gibson

Probiota Champions: In conversation with Prof Glenn Gibson

By Stephen Daniells

Purported prebiotics must show efficacy in in vivo studies to be worthy of the term, and that currently only applies to an exclusive list, says Prof Glenn Gibson, the scientist who co-coined the term in the mid-1990s.

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Just drink when you’re thirsty? Think again

By Hank Schultz

A new paper suggests that measuring proper hydration in the body is far more complex than might be assumed. Multiple tests might need to be done to get an accurate measurement, the authors claimed.

TopGum production

Nutraceutical gummies producer expands into Europe

By Nikki Hancocks

Israel-based gummy supplement manufacturer TopGum Industries, Ltd., has secured investment from AP Partners Fund, Tel Aviv, to accelerate growth and expand production and marketing activities to Europe and North America in 2021.

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Lonza takes issue with warning about L-carnitine metabolite

By Hank Schultz

Swiss L-carnitine supplier Lonza has said focus on a lone metabolite that has a poorly understood relation to cardiovascular disease presents an incomplete picture of the benefits of the ingredient. The warning about the metabolite figured into a recently...