Nine out of 19 omega-3 products that were bought through prominent Asian e-commerce sites and marketed as containing a single species, did not contain the ingredients declared on the labels, according to new data.
Policy experts are calling for a shift from 'food security' to 'nutrition security,' to reflect a growing emphasis in food quality that in recent years has prioritised quantity as a solution to address hunger.
Informed Sport makes available a new mobile app that allows users to quickly determine whether a sports nutrition product has been certified to ensure it does not contain a prohibited or harmful substance.
Superfoods supplement purveyor Ancient Nutrition has launched a plan to make the brand carbon negative by 2024 by planting a million trees and pursuing other regenerative practices on land the company owns in Missouri and Tennessee.
Swiss ingredient manufacturer Lonza has expanded the reach of it UC-II branded line of collagen with a new organic option, which fills in what the company characterizes as a gap in the market in the United States.
The history of the CBD trade in the US provides a peek into the strategy that kratom proponents may pursue with the goal of a legal trade in the botanical without regulatory impediments, an executive in an advocacy group says.
CEO and mother of four Naomi Whittel was born on an organic biodynamic farm in Switzerland and raised in Europe. She said she was destined to work in health and wellness and couldn’t imagine doing anything else.
The CBD/hemp markets, both in finished goods and on the supply side, are in a state of transition, attendees at an industry event learned on Friday. The message was that some growers and some finished product marketers are likely to fall by the wayside...
Careful supply chain management has helped high quality companies differentiate themselves during the unprecedented recent history of the dietary supplement sector, said one of the industry’s leading lights.
A new player is on the verge of entering the astaxanthin and other markets with the granting of a patent on a ‘dark fermentation’ process for cultivating Haematococcus pluvialis and other algae species.
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.
The ABC-AHP-NCNPR Botanical Adulterant Prevention Program made its debut 10 years ago, and over the course of the past decade the program has made an immense contribution to educating the industry about adulteration
Yesterday the Natural Products Association testified in favor of a California bill to regulate the CBD trade in that state. NPA and others, however, have reiterated a call for federal legislation that would forestall the growing patchwork quilt of state...
RiceBran Technologies says it plans to move more aggressively into speciality markets, including dietary supplement excipients, to help stem losses. The company has stumbled trying to compete as a high volume food ingredient supplier.
Product diversion, or unauthorized sales at a discount, continues to be a vexing problem in the dietary supplement industry. Observers say the power and reach of the Amazon sales platform has turbocharged the ability of diverters to quickly resell products...
The supply of botanical materials will continue to present challenges in 2021, experts said. Among the issues are the strain put on some wildcrafted sources, the possible move toward more cultivation and the dearth of sufficient shipping capacity to...
An increasingly stricter regulatory framework and surging demand for safer products from both elite sportsmen and everyday consumers is driving the appeal of professionally accredited sports nutrition ingredients, not only finished products.
Artificial intelligence, smart warehouses, machine learning — these are just a few of the many emerging technologies that highlight the impact tech has on supply chains. One company says it is utilizing many of these tech tools is contract manufacturer...
New herbal business conference aims to support emerging botanical brands by providing a venue to learn about formulation, GMPs, sustainable sourcing, claim substantiation, federal regulation enforcement, choosing a contract lab, and more.
There’s still time to register for the NutraIngredients-USA Business Leaders Forum to hear directly from the CEOs of some of the industry’s leading companies in a wide-ranging, interactive, and FREE webinar on NutraIngredients-USA.
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...
Increasing demand for Rhodiola rosea L. – which is primarily from wild sources – is straining the global supply, and controls need to be introduced to monitor the trade of wild R. rosea, according to a new review.
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.