Weight Management

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The Vitamin Shoppe now offers GLP-1 medications

By Danielle Masterson

New Jersey-based retailer The Vitamin Shoppe has launched Whole Health Rx, which the company says provides a holistic approach to health solutions. The service encompasses nutritional supplements, expert guidance on lifestyle practices and prescription...

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Judge sets schedule for NPA’s challenge of restrictive NY law

By Stephen Daniells

U.S. District Judge Joan Azrack in the Eastern District of New York has agreed to the schedule for hearings between the Natural Products Association (NPA) and the New York Attorney General regarding ongoing efforts to stop the state’s highly restrictive...

Sports & Active Nutrition Summit 2024

How GLP-1 users are shaking up the dietary supplement industry

By Danielle Masterson

At the recent Sports and Active Nutrition Summit, GLP-1 medications was a hot topic – with just about every panel receiving a question about the medication’s impact on the sector. While weight loss medications can present challenges for the industry,...

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What can you say in weight loss claims? Experts weigh in

By Danielle Masterson

With what feels like a weight loss medication takeover, many are betting that the GLP-1 receptor agonists will rescue America from its obesity epidemic. So what does this mean for the natural weight loss products?

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How Hydroxycut continues to innovate

By Danielle Masterson

After over two decades in the weight loss category and more competition than ever, Hydroxycut has managed to stay relevant by turning challenges into opportunities.

Free webinar digs into probiotics for weight management

Probiotics for weight management: The science and the market

By Stephen Daniells

Research has shown that obesity may have a microbial component, but what does the science show about mechanisms of action, what’s already in the market, and what insights can we glean from microbiome cohort data?

The results are promising, according to lead study author Kelly Swanson, professor in the Department of Animal Sciences and interim director of the Division of Nutritional Sciences at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, who believes more studies should be conducted to confirm these findings in humans. GettyImages/ollo

Could eating insects slow weight gain in people with obesity?

By Flora Southey

A new study suggests consuming insect protein slows weight gain and improves health status in obese mice. The findings are promising for humans, lead study author Kelly Swanson, interim director of the Division of Nutritional Sciences at the University...

Meet the 2023 NutraIngredients-USA Awards Ingredients of the Year

NutraIngredients-USA Awards 2023: Meet the Ingredients of the Year!

By Stephen Daniells

Six new “Ingredients of the Year” were announced at the recent NutraIngredients-USA Awards spanning beauty from within, cognitive function, healthy aging, prebiotic, sports nutrition, and weight management. Read on to meet the winners…

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Microbiome Briefing

Probiotics for weight management: A steady, growing opportunity

By Stephen Daniells

Obesity rates across the United States continue to surge, with the prevalence growing by over 10% over the last 20 years. Today, over 40% of the country's population is classified as obese. Fad diets and OTC products have failed to slow this, but...

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Mediating pre-diabetes with synbiotics: study

By Nicola Gordon-Seymour

Research suggests that a novel synbiotic supplement comprising Bacillus subtilis and L-alanyl-L-glutamine (Ala-Gln) can improve glucose parameters and generate weight loss in individuals with pre-diabetes.


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