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Can MSM make it into sports nutrition?

By Adi Menayang

The progress of bringing MSM into sports nutrition products has been slow, according to one executive at MSM manufacturer and supplier Bergstrom Nutrition.

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GNC taps Ayurvedic herbs for new botanical joint health solution

By Hank Schultz

GNC says it’s new joint health products will break the market stagnation in this key area within the healthy aging sphere. Called Tamaflex, the products are based on herbal ingredients that work on different pathways than the category’s standard bearers—glucosamine...

Ayurvedic extract shows joint mobility and comfort improvement in study

Ayurvedic extract shows joint mobility and comfort improvement in study

By Hank Schultz

A new study on Natreon’s AyuFlex botanical ingredient shows decreased joint pain and increased mobility among a study population of overweight adults. It’s part of the company’s strategy to support entry into new markets with hard data on its ingredients.

Can bone and joint support be cool enough for sports nutrition?

Special Edition: Bone & Joint Health

Can bone and joint support be cool enough for sports nutrition?

By Adi Menayang

Athletes and active people in general tend to put more wear and tear on their bones and joints. But unlike protein or energy, bone & joint supplements aren’t as easy to market as a sport nutrition product.

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Special edition: Bone & Joint Health

MSM helps joint health big players do their thing

By Hank Schultz

If joint health ingredients were a volleyball team, glucosamine and chondroitin would be the star-quality hitters up front. MSM, or methylsulfonylmethane, would be the setter, the smaller, more nimble player helping the big girls do their thing.

NBTY launches education campaign to revivify joint health category

NBTY launches education campaign to revivify joint health category

By Hank Schultz

Vitamin manufacturing giant NBTY has launched a effort to put a spring into the step of its venerable Osteo Bi-Flex brand with a marketing campaign to raise public awareness of joint health, a category that a recent study has shown to be declining.

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