The year is new and a lot of people are getting out their crystal balls. NutraIngredients-USA is no exception, and here are our top big issues that will impact the dietary supplements industry in this new decade.
By Stefan Gafner and Mark Blumenthal, American Botanical Council
The news about CBD and hemp extracts dominated 2019, says the American Botanical Council. But issues surrounding the ongoing climate crisis, questions of sustainability, and the ongoing questions of adulteration were important topics as well.
An interim federal government funding measure does not include language creating a legal pathway for hemp/CBD products, despite advocacy on the part of stakeholders including lawmakers and trade organizations.
FDA needs new tools to effectively deal with an expanding supplement marketplace, according to agency official Lowell Schiller. This is especially true when contemplating the flood of CBD products, with many more yet to come.
The consumption of plant foods rich in fibre and polyphenols, as well as probiotic supplementation, has been identified as beneficial to restore microbiota balance in the gut and improve sleep, according to researchers.