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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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AHPA celebrates regulatory victories during year that tested industry's resilience

By By Michael McGuffin, President, American Herbal Products Association (AHPA)

As the 24th month of 2020 (or so it feels) comes to a close – the herbal and natural products industry continues to adapt to challenges brought on by the global pandemic and move our industry forward. From regulatory progress made virtually to creative...

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Could elderberry boom carry within it seeds of bust?

By Hank Schultz

The unprecedented growth of elderberry demand carries with it a potential poison pill if dilution produces enough ineffective products that consumer confidence is lost, one supplier maintains.

NutraWomen Wednesday: Cattie Khoury, founder of Toodaloo,

NutraWomen Wednesday: Cattie Khoury, founder of Toodaloo,

By Danielle Masterson

Cattie Khoury said she created her trail mix brand Toodaloo after she felt inclined to help battle climate change. Today she is not only working on a healing path for the environment, but for people too.

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CRN survey: 80% of Americans are now using dietary supplements

By Stephen Daniells

Americans have turned to dietary supplements in record numbers over the past two years, with the numbers of users hitting new highs, and confidence in the effectiveness, safety and quality remaining impressively high, according to CRN’s 2021 Consumer...

Kappa Bioscience on D3+K2: 'The perfect pair'

Kappa Bioscience on D3+K2: 'The perfect pair'

By Danielle Masterson

As immune health remains top of mind, vitamin D supplementation has gained wide attention. During an interview at SupplySide East, Crystal Webber, RD, senior sales manager at Kappa Bioscience, said the sunshine vitamin works best with a lesser known nutrient.

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Must-have ingredients to include in your spring 2022 products

By Danielle Masterson

Our everyday habits and behaviors have dramatically shifted in the past two years and they continue to do so—including our dietary supplements routine. So what trends will be left in 2021 and what will roll over into 2022?

NutraCast: on foot traffic at the Vitamin Shoppe, GNC

NutraCast: on foot traffic at the Vitamin Shoppe, GNC

By Danielle Masterson

Supplement sales jumped during the pandemic, but foot traffic across all retail sectors dropped -- including GNC and the Vitamin Shoppe. Will physical stores disappear or are these retailers on the road to recovery? To find out, we spoke with Ethan Chernofsky,...

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