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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: Placer.ai on foot traffic at the Vitamin Shoppe, GNC

NutraCast: Placer.ai 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,...

AHPA's McGuffin on DSHEA 2.0, CBD's path forward, and more

AHPA's McGuffin on DSHEA 2.0, CBD's path forward, and more

By Stephen Daniells

While AHPA supports H.R.841, the association wishes FDA “would do its job and establish a legal pathway [for hemp and CBD], but they haven’t,” said Michael McGuffin. “Something needs to happen.”

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Bolstering immune health during the vaccination process

By Danielle Masterson

The United States is the first country to administer 150 million COVID-19 vaccine doses, setting the nation up to meet President Biden's goal of administering 200 million shots in his first 100 days in office. One company is seeking to capitalize...

Nutrition 21 catches pandemic-powered Esports wave

Nutrition 21 catches pandemic-powered Esports wave

By Hank Schultz

Nutrition 21 started developing its award-winning NooLVL ingredient before Esports became such a thriving category. But the ingredient’s particular cognitive-support benefits have helped it catch a wave that has grown bigger through the pandemic’s influence.

NutraCast: Compliance amid a pandemic with CRO NutraSource

NutraCast: Compliance amid a pandemic with CRO NutraSource

By Danielle Masterson

Nutrasource, a Canada-based contract research organization, quickly adapted to the pandemic by implementing regulations and best practices to continue running human trials. The company’s president and CEO, Will Rowe, and Josh Baisley, VP of clinical...

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Immune support in the age of vaccines: Do shots threaten the category?

By Danielle Masterson

The immune support category continues to dominate dietary supplements as the pandemic proceeds to push consumers toward prioritizing their immune health. But with more than two million Americans getting the COVID-19 vaccine every day, where does the category...

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Brands weigh in on launching immune support in crowded space

By Danielle Masterson

They were already gaining traction pre-pandemic, and now, products in the immune support category are continuing to pop up everywhere—from elderberry water to CBD gummies to dairy-based probiotics. We spoke with a few brands who launched their own immune...

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FDA cites Mercola for alleged COVID-19 treatment claims

By Hank Schultz

Among three warning letters sent recently to dietary supplement marketers over alleged COVID-19 treatment claims was one headline name: Dr Joseph Mercola. FDA alleges he claimed several supplement products can treat or prevent viral infections.

Immunity on-trend: Selenium and zinc’s time to shine

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Immunity on-trend: Selenium and zinc’s time to shine

By Nikki Hancocks

Vitamin D is enjoying its well-deserved moment in the spotlight but the next trending ingredients in immune health will be selenium and zinc, according to a supplement entrepreneur.

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Updated: CRN urges public health establishments to issue guidance on vitamin D supplement benefits

House Resolution aims to recognize vitamin D's benefits for COVID-19

By Stephen Daniells

US Representative Glenn Grothman (R-WI) has introduced a House Resolution to recognize the significant role vitamin D may play in the fight against COVID-19.

NutraCast Podcast: Sun Genomics on personalized probiotics

NutraCast Podcast: Sun Genomics on personalized probiotics

By Danielle Masterson

Sun Genomics is a custom probiotics startup that uses personalized science to improve gut health. The company's first consumer product, Floré, analyzes the microflora of stool and uses the results to craft a custom probiotic. Through DNA sequencing,...

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COVID-19 warning letter flood slows to trickle

By Hank Schultz

The rate at which warning letters are being issued for illegal COVID-19 claims has slowed dramatically since FDA and FTC began cooperating on the enforcement action in March of 2020.

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