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NutraWomen Wednesday: Paola Fernandez, Founder and CEO of High Hemp

NutraWomen Wednesday: Paola Fernandez, Founder and CEO of High Hemp

By Danielle Masterson

While working at her father’s cigar company, Paola Fernandez invented a ‘natural’ alternative to tobacco-based rolling paper. In 2016, High Hemp was born and sells its flagship hemp wraps along with CBD gummies and tinctures. In under 5 years, Fernandez...

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Bloomios expands production capacity by 300%

By Danielle Masterson

From ingredient sourcing to in-house quality and potency testing for each batch, the hemp and nutraceutical manufacturer said it's bringing full chain of custody certainty to its retail brand partners.

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FDA slams Delta-8 THC sellers over claims

By Hank Schultz

FDA came down hard on purveyors of Delta-8 THC and CBD products that were making disease claims on the substances. The Agency also reiterated the reasons it believes Delta-8 is not a suitable ingredient for products marketed as supplements.

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April Launch Pad: Kids, stress-management in focus

By Danielle Masterson

This month's new offerings address a variety of needs specifically for kids, including a new hydration pouch, probiotics for dental health and protein for growing bodies. For the adults, April was all about stress management, with ingredients like...

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CV Sciences reports 18% revenue drop for ‘challenging’ 2021

By Stephen Daniells

San Diego-based CV Sciences, one of the bell-weather companies in the hemp and CBD space, has reported a decline in revenues for the past financial year, but new initiatives have positioned the company for long-term growth, says its CEO.

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UK’s FSA unveils list of permitted CBD products

By Kavitha Sivasubramaniam

The UK’s Food Standards Agency (FSA) has released a list of cannabinoid (CBD) products which can be sold to consumers, becoming the first country globally to regulate the market for orally consumed, safe legal cannabis extracts.

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Poll finds many parents don't understand CBD

By Danielle Masterson

Despite the wide availability of CBD in its various forms—oil, topical ointments, tinctures, vaping and edibles— a recent poll shows parents are misinformed on CBD.

Factoring CBD into the athletic equation

Factoring CBD into the athletic equation

By Danielle Masterson

This year’s Sports & Active Nutrition Summit event launched with a focus on CBD in sports nutrition. While CBD/hemp products are still in a federal regulatory gray area, that hasn’t stopped product developers from flooding the market with new offerings....

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CBD price per mg trending down, report finds

By Danielle Masterson

Despite a whopping 3,561% gap between the most expensive and least expensive products across the CBD industry, the overall category is getting cheaper for consumers.

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Key takeaways from Sports & Active Nutrition Summit

By Hank Schultz

The Sports & Active Nutrition Summit returned as an in person event in San Diego earlier this month, breaking attendance and engagement records along the way. Here are some of the key takeaways from the NutraIngredients-USA staff.

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Hemp compounds block COVID-19, study finds

By Danielle Masterson

Researchers found that a pair of cannabinoid acids bind to the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein, preventing a critical step in the process the virus uses to infect people.

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New study explores CBD and CBN for sleep

By Danielle Masterson

CBD brand CBDistillery in partnership with MoreBetter (dba Releaf App) recently announced the results from a 31-day study it calls the Sleep Pathfinder Mission utilizing CBDistillery's Regular Strength Sleep Synergy Tincture.

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Leafreport finds over half CBD products mislabeled

By Danielle Masterson

The CBD watchdog released a market analysis, revealing that of the 221 products tested, only 40% matched the labeled CBD strength and many contained the wrong type of CBD.

EFSA submission suggests CBD position statement imminent

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EFSA submission suggests CBD position statement imminent

By Will Chu

The European Food and Safety Authority (EFSA) is expected to outline its position on the safety of cannabidiol (CBD) as a novel food in a move expected to aid in future novel food applications.

European Council adopts 0.3% maximum THC levels

European Council adopts 0.3% maximum THC levels

By Kavitha Sivasubramaniam

The European Council has adopted the new Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), which restores tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) levels of hemp varieties back to 0.3%.

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USP commentary sounds safety, quality alarm on delta-8 THC

By Hank Schultz

The United States Pharmacopeia (USP) has published a commentary raising potential safety and quality control concerns about the delta-8 THC products flooding the market. The document also raised issues with other cannabinoids that are being isolated...

CBD startup partners athlete organisation 4CAST

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CBD startup partners athlete organisation 4CAST

By Nikki Hancocks

London-based CBD drinks startup ThreeDots has announced a partnership with the athlete led media organisation 4CAST to see its products enter international markets.

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Leafreport: Half of CBG products tested don't meet label claim

By Danielle Masterson

With CBG more difficult to source than CBD, Leafreport sought to find out whether this meant a lot of CBG products were on the market that didn't meet label claims listing the amount of the cannabinoid shoppers should expect to find inside.

NutraCast: VMS trend analysis with market intelligence firm Skai

NutraCast: VMS trend analysis with market intelligence firm Skai

By Danielle Masterson

How are supplement brands capitalizing, what trends are resonating with consumers, and what is the outlook for the holidays and beyond? Chase Hochman, Director of Solutions Engineering & Market Intelligence at Skai, said one key trend that stands...

NutraWomen Wednesday: Sandra Lee, CEO of NJ Labs

NutraWomen Wednesday: Sandra Lee, CEO of NJ Labs

By Danielle Masterson

As a scientist and one of the few female CEOs in the analytical testing industry, Sandra Lee has a passion for chemistry and how it influences multiple aspects of our daily lives. At NJ Labs, she leads the privately owned FDA and DEA inspected facility...

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