Forty-three percent of dietary supplement users have changed their regimens during the COVID-19 pandemic to boost overall usage, says a new survey by IPSOS commissioned by CRN that hints at lasting changes to their approach to supplementation.
While sales of immunity health products have been strong for most of 2020, consumer interest in other categories is also surging, from sleep and stress management to a resurgence in sports nutrition, says the COO of The Vitamin Shoppe.
Not all supplement and food ingredient manufacturers have benefited from pandemic demand upticks. RiceBran Technologies said consumers stocking their pantries with rice meant it had less raw material to work with, which hurt financial results.
The Federal Trade Commission charged Golden Sunrise Nutraceutical, Inc. with deceptively advertising an ‘Emergency D-Virus’ treatment as a scientifically proven way to treat COVID-19. The company even went as far as claiming their treatment was ‘FDA accepted.’
Over 70% of Americans take dietary supplements, and by now, most consumers have probably noticed the disclaimer that says "This statement has not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.”
The US Food and Drug Administration may be willing to sit down with a company about a possible NDI submission for full-spectrum hemp extracts, says Steve Mister, president and CEO of the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN).
Many recent warning letters from the Federal Trade Commission about COVID-19 are warranted, says UNPA’s Loren Israelsen, but some targeting health practitioners and what our industry has to offer in the broader immunity discussion may hint at redefining...
The impact of COVID-19 on retail and food-to-go channels has challenged many food businesses. Yet challenger brands and start-ups with an agile mindset can use the crisis to their advantage, say a panel of experts.
The US Food and Drug Administration says it will move actively to prevent the worldwide trade in dietary ingredients, food ingredients and whole foods from being restricted because of misplaced coronavirus infection concerns.
Struggling retail giant GNC has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy according to a news report. GNC is reportedly entering into the process with Chinese firm Harbin Pharmaceutical waiting in the wings as a potential buyer.
Next month NutraIngredients-USA will bring together several experts to reflect on how their respective areas of expertise have adapted to change in recent months and where they anticipate sports nutrition is headed.
Natural products were big winners during the COVID-19 stock up period in March, according to a new SPINS/IRI report. For supplements, any product offering immune health benefits showed huge gains. And consumers seem to be sticking with these choices,...
The prevalence of virus-treatment claims in the marketplace has made for both heightened enforcement from federal regulators and calls for even more action from an advocacy group regarding products sold on Amazon.
Scientists at Duke University have received approval for a randomized, double blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial of probiotic Lacticaseibacillus rhamnosus GG (formerly Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG) in COVID-19 exposed households.
COVID-19 has accelerated a number of 'mega' consumer trends and halted others, according to the strategic market insight provider Euromonitor International, providing insight into how consumers' shopping habits are being shaped in the short...
The coronavirus crisis is placing huge demands on American workers. For a company like Balchem, which is seeing surging demand for some of its nutritional products like zinc, employee motivation is being helped by seeing how important their work is, says...
Speaking via video, Michael McGuffin, president of the American Herbal Products Association (AHPA), discussed a range of issues, from new supplement users sticking with the products, voicing support for recent FDA/FTC actions against egregious drug claims,...
Based on strong sales of its cleaning products, The Clorox Company has increased its stock dividend. But supply bottlenecks meant sales of the company’s dietary supplements fell, bucking an industry trend.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) may have suspended all routine plant inspections, but dietary supplement producers are still expected to remain in compliance. In the meantime, the Federal Trade Commission has sent another 37 warning letters over...
As has been reported for other dietary supplement categories, “March was an incredible month” for the omega-3 category, but reports are that those levels have not been maintained through April, said Ellen Schutt, executive director of GOED.
Nu Skin Enterprises says online functionality has helped it post better than expected results even as the global pandemic crisis hamstrings the core face-to-face concept of the multi level marketing model.