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Ashwagandha webinar: Ayurveda’s flagship herb goes mainstream

By Stephen Daniells

With almost $25 million in sales across mass and natural channels and big double-digit growth year-on-year, ashwagandha is no longer a niche botanical. An upcoming webinar will explore the science, supply and market for this mainstream success story.

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USP to hold forums on elderberry standards, pyrrolizidine alkaloids

By Stephen Daniells

USP will virtually host two open forums over the next eight days, one covering possible addition standards for elderberry – one of the hottest and most in-demand ingredients of 2020 – and another covering pyrrolizidine alkaloids – toxic compounds that...

NutraCast Podcast: Natures Crops on functional carrier oils

NutraCast Podcast: Natures Crops on functional carrier oils

By Danielle Masterson

Here on the NutraCast, we talk a lot about active ingredients in supplements, but often neglect a very important element: carrier oils. They are often required in formulations to protect, stabilize, and ensure consistent delivery and absorption.

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ABC: 2020 saw soaring sales but rising supply and adulteration concerns, too

By By Mark Blumenthal, founder and executive director of the American Botanical Council

The year 2020 has been unprecedented in the lives of all people — including those currently involved in the global botanical research communities as well as those involved in global and domestic trade of botanical raw materials, extracts, essential oils,...

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Aker BioMarine forms new business unit aimed at plastic recycling

By Hank Schultz

Krill oil supplier Aker BioMarine has formed a new business unit called AION that is aimed at capturing plastic waste and recycling it into new products such as grocery shopping baskets and food service trays, in what the company calls a ‘circularity...

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CHPA outlines new trajectory for supplement industry in 2021

By John Troup, PhD, Vice President for Scientific Affairs and Dietary Supplements, Consumer Healthcare Products Association

John Troup, PhD, Vice President for Scientific Affairs and Dietary Supplements, Consumer Healthcare Products Association, argues that 2020 was a historic year for the dietary supplement industry. Unprecedented demand and the market distortions caused...

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Sensus expands chicory root production

By Nikki Hancocks

To keep up with the rising demand for prebiotic food products, global chicory root supplier Sensus has committed to 'significant' expansion of its production capacity starting in 2021.

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Sabinsa adds glyphosate testing to meet rising market demand

By Hank Schultz

Ingredient supplier Sabinsa says it can now supply test results for glyphosate residues on 20 of the dietary ingredients it supplies. The company said it began adding testing for the herbicide in October to go along with the routine tests it runs to look...

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Aker debuts new ingredient that breaks ground in brain, eye health

By Hank Schultz

Aker BioMarine has debuted a new ingredient developed from krill oil. The new product, which features EPA and DHA bound to a lysophosphatidylcholine (LPC) backbone, is based on cutting edge research and breaks ground in the area of brain and eye health,...

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