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Could elderberry boom carry within it seeds of bust?

By Hank Schultz

The unprecedented growth of elderberry demand carries with it a potential poison pill if dilution produces enough ineffective products that consumer confidence is lost, one supplier maintains.

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Brands weigh in on launching immune support in crowded space

By Danielle Masterson

They were already gaining traction pre-pandemic, and now, products in the immune support category are continuing to pop up everywhere—from elderberry water to CBD gummies to dairy-based probiotics. We spoke with a few brands who launched their own immune...

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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...

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SmartyPants unveils new line for multifunctional immune support

By Danielle Masterson

SmartyPants recently announced it is expanding its product lines with the launch of its new immunity series of supplements. The immune support formulas work with a combination of clinically-proven ingredients and are taken to compliment daily multivitamins.

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Could 2021 be THE worst year in memory for botanical supply?

Experts sound alarm over 2021 botanical supply challenges

By Stephen Daniells

As sales of dietary supplements and natural products remain high – and many companies report record sales – the strain on the supply chain is immense, and for botanicals in particular, and that means a difficult 2021 could be on the horizon.

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Sleep, immune support define September product launches

By Danielle Masterson

As the weather cools down and we get back into routines, brands are launching products that offer sleep and immune support and even candy flavored protein to get consumers into the Halloween spirit.

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Alkemist Labs rings alarm on doctored C of A certificates

By Danielle Masterson

Alkemist Labs' CEO Elan Sudberg says he's seen evidence that some ingredient suppliers and marketing companies have been altering valid lab reports and using those falsified reports to promote their products.

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CBD supplement sales rocket to take top spot in the US natural channel

By Stephen Daniells

With 332% growth year-on-year and $52 million in sales, cannabidiol (CBD) has taken the top spot as the best-selling herbal supplement in the natural channel, according to the 2018 HerbalGram Herb Market Report by the American Botanical Council.

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