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‘Warning letter geek’ decodes marketing compliance

‘Warning letter geek’ decodes marketing compliance

By Danielle Masterson

Asa Waldstein is principal of the Supplement Advisory Group and the man behind 'Warning Letter Wednesdays.' His bread and butter is educating companies about the dos and don'ts of marketing.

Pura Collagen on success amid Brexit, pandemic

Pura Collagen on success amid Brexit, pandemic

By Danielle Masterson

Just as the UK entered a new trading relationship with the EU, the economy was thrown another curveball with the pandemic. But with a little strategic foresight and a lot of humor, Jennifer Mo is taking the situation in stride.

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USANA’s share price takes beating on weak earnings report

By Hank Schultz

Inflation and continued COVID related problems in Asia hit network marketing company Usana’s earnings hard. Traders responded by pummeling the company’s stock, which at one point on Tuesday had fallen by more than 17%.

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BMJ studies that discount vitamin D in COVID fight draw ire

By Danielle Masterson

Researchers and stakeholders are reacting to new research that contradicts two previous meta-analyses of randomized clinical trials that found vitamin D to have a protective shield against respiratory illnesses.

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Continued pandemic issues in China hit Usana hard

By Hank Schultz

Usana health Sciences recorded steep declines in revenue as the company has been blasted by pandemic-related dislocations in mainland China and other markets, the company’s largest market.

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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?

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