Herbalism

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Supplement sales continue to rise: SPINS data

By Stephen Daniells

Sales of dietary supplements and herbal supplements are up about 4% and 17%, respectively, for 2015 compared to 2014, according to new data from SPINS provided to NutraIngredients-USA.

ABC taps into European herbal insights via new advisory board member

Dispatches from Vitafoods Europe

ABC taps into European herbal insights via new advisory board member

By Hank Schultz

Europe, and especially Germany, has historically been a hotbed of herbal lore, science and product development. The American Botanical Council recently tapped into this knowledge in a more fundamental way by adding Joerg Gruenwald, PhD, to its advisory...

What opportunities are there in the NY AG botanical probe?

What opportunities are there in the NY AG botanical probe?

By Stephen DANIELLS

The New York Attorney General’s investigation into herbal supplements has been headline news for over a month, but for every problem there is an opportunity. NutraIngredients-USA caught up with some industry giants to see if there is a silver lining in...

Balancing functionality of botanical ingredients against cost and availability concerns isn't easy, experts say.

Knowledge base of herbal products sector is waning, pioneer fears

By Hank Schultz

As the herbal products industry develops the question arises of whether some of the knowledge that drove the initial spate of creativity in the pre- and post-DSHEA period is being lost as founders retire. At least one industry pioneer fears that is the...

Herb Pharm rollouts aim for 'transitional natural consumers'

Herb Pharm rollouts aim for 'transitional natural consumers'

By Maggie Hennessy

With the launch of three new herbal supplements headlined by such widely appealing ingredients as turmeric and ginger, Herb Pharm looks to broaden its consumer base beyond the so-called “lifestyles of health & sustainability” (LOHAS) consumer to the...

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