Proteins, peptides, amino acids

Nestlé Health Science to acquire majority stake in Vital Proteins

Nestlé Health Science to acquire majority stake in Vital Proteins

By Stephen Daniells

Nestlé Health Science has agreed to acquire a majority stake in Chicago-based Vital Proteins, adding the leading collagen brand to its other vitamin, mineral, supplement and wellness brands, including Atrium Innovations, Garden of Life, Pure Encapsulations...

Nutracast Podcast: Dr. Paul Clayton on cellular aging

Nutracast Podcast: Dr. Paul Clayton on cellular aging

By Danielle Masterson

In recent years, research on aging has seen some major advancements, including the discovery that the rate of aging is controlled, at least to some extent. And according to Dr. Paul Clayton, who has researched, written and presented about the process...

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GNC succeeds in getting critical debt payment pushed back to August

By Hank Schultz

Supplement retailing giant GNC seems to have prevailed in its high stakes negotiations with its lenders. Bloomberg Law reported yesterday that the company won a postponement until August of a major payment that could have caused the company to sink into...

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GNC turns up volume on bankruptcy alarm

By Hank Schultz

Struggling supplement retailer GNC has reiterated a forthright statement that filing for bankruptcy court protection might be only days away.

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Study: Potato protein a winner for women

By Nikki Hancocks

The recommended daily allowance of protein may be inadequate to support maintenance of muscle in young women and eating protein from the humble potato can help to maintain muscle, according to research from McMaster University funded by the Alliance for...

NOW CEO: ‘March was unprecedented in the history of the company’

NOW CEO: ‘March was unprecedented in the history of the company’

By Stephen Daniells

Many dietary supplement companies are experiencing surging sales as consumers seek out health-promoting products, and Chicago-based NOW is no different. The company experienced “incredible” sales in March, but ingredient supply bottlenecks and the economic...

NutraCast Podcast: Asma Ishaq on Collagen

NutraCast Podcast: Asma Ishaq on collagen

By Danielle Masterson

What was once a popular injectable filler has found its way into supplements and functional food and beverages. Collagen is popping up in everything from coffee to bars to popcorn.

Kerry acquires Spanish plant protein specialist Pevesa

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Kerry acquires Spanish plant protein specialist Pevesa

By Nathan Gray

Irish nutrition specialist Kerry has completed a deal to buy Pevesa Biotech, as it looks to expand its position as a market leader in non-allergenic and organic plant protein ingredients.

Alex Ardenti on his film SUPPS: The Movie

Sports Nutrition Summit 2020

Alex Ardenti on his film SUPPS: The Movie

By Danielle Masterson

The filmmaker takes an up close and personal look at the history and evolution of the growing $40 billion sports supplement industry.

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Innovations in delivery systems

Tespo, Güdpod take different tacks to connect to end users

By Hank Schultz

Two innovators of delivery systems based on table top devices are moving in different directions in their quest to connect to consumers. Tespo is harnessing data in a drive to become more connected with end users at home, while Güdpod is focusing on where...

Lloyd Parker, head of nutrition for Everton FC, presented at the Sports Nutrition Summit 2020 in San Diego.  NutraIngredients-USA/Justin Howe

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Supplementation forms key part of Everton FC nutrition approach

By Hank Schultz

Supplementation forms a key part of the nutrition protocol of Everton FC, one of the oldest clubs in English football. It’s part of a revamp of the club’s approach to fueling players, brought on by the team’s first dedicated head of nutrition.

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Lumina: More and better reviews key to online success

By Hank Schultz

Lumina Intelligence now has enough data for online product reviews to use it in a predictive fashion. For sports nutrition products the news is those with the most reviews and the best scoring reviews prosper; products with few reviews get dropped.

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Crack open a premix powerhouse.

Crack open a premix powerhouse.

Consumer lifestyle changes have created growth opportunities for sports nutrition brands, as the category crosses into mainstream food and beverage.