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Data thieves target thriving supplement industry

By Hank Schultz

Recent cyberattacks on a contract lab and a contract manufacturer lay bare the risk all data-based businesses run in a globalized world where threats can come from anywhere and can potentially be motivated by factors beyond mere financial gain.

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Ahiflower, hemp, monk fruit headline new product launches

By Danielle Masterson

Despite the cancellation of Natural Products Expo West, many brands are pushing ahead and insisting the show must go on. From supplements for first responders to multivitamins for babies, the latest products to launch offer something for everyone.

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New personalized vitamin firm aims at simpler, safer formulas

By Hank Schultz

A pair of practicing physicians have founded Vous Vitamin, a personalized multivitamin brand that promises to steer customers toward efficacious dosages of nutrients and avoid what they believe to be dangerous overdose possibilities.

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Lumina: More and better reviews key to online success

By Hank Schultz

Lumina Intelligence now has enough data for online product reviews to use it in a predictive fashion. For sports nutrition products the news is those with the most reviews and the best scoring reviews prosper; products with few reviews get dropped.

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From the editor's desk

Weight management event set for Jan. 29

By Hank Schultz

Weight management continues to be a category that drives the supplement industry. A webinar on Jan 29 that features a host of expert speakers will examine the latest trends in this category.

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News in brief

Mantrose-Haeuser acquires emulsifier manufacturer

By Hank Schultz

Coatings and specialty ingredients manufacturer Mantrose-Haeuser Co. has acquired Profile Food Ingredients LLC, a manufacturer of dry stabilizer and emulsifier blends.

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CBD, regulatory creep, and continued growth top AHPA's 2019 high points

By Michael McGuffin, president, American Herbal Products Association

Questions surrounding the hemp/CBD trade, a recognition of the continued popularity of herbal supplements, and a casting a wary eye toward regulatory creep topped the list of 2019 concerns for the American Herbal Products Association.

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Prebiotics group concurs with $5.5 billion figure on global market

By Hank Schultz

Growing consumer awareness along with demand in animal nutrition is driving the overall growth of prebiotics, which a trade group says will account for $5.5 billion in sales in 2019. Better messaging can help maintain that momentum, the group says.

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Don't forget the terpenes, hemp expert says

By Hank Schultz

A rush to market for CBD has left the terpenes in hemp out in the cold. An expert in the space said there is much potential benefit yet to be discovered in these fractions of the plant.

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Food fortification drives up customized premixes market

By Danielle Masterson

The customized premixes market is expected to skyrocket, thanks to health-conscious consumers who like the cost-effective and efficient solution for sourcing and fortification of nutrients.

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Algatech triples fucoxanthin production capacity

By Hank Schultz

Algatechnologies has tripled its production capacity for its proprietary fucoxanthin ingredient, cited strong demand. The ingredient, branded as FucoVital, was launched in the US market in 2018.

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