Industry associations, testing labs, suppliers, and finished product manufacturers are exercising due diligence, each in their own way, to self-regulate and promote responsible behavior, claims, and best practices in an immature hemp and CBD market.
From insolubility to low bioavailability, CBD is a challenging ingredient to work with.
Analytical testing and regulatory experts advise on how to test for CBD quality.
While CBD offers a new paradigm of treatment for various health conditions, significant questions remain to be answered.
What is CBD’s regulatory status, and how should companies proceed with caution? Leading industry regulatory consultants chime in.
The authors write: “It seems that foods and beverages containing CBD are likely to remain high-risk, while dietary supplements would appear to be a slightly lower-risk option for manufacturers or distributors of CBD-containing products.”
Infused waters, seltzers, sodas, and shots are just a few drinkable formats for hemp-derived CBD.
Where do hemp and cannabinoid companies fit in the manufacturing standards regimen? This has become the question in the absence of clear FDA guidance and regulations for manufacturing.
As the digestive category evolves and becomes more sophisticated, the notion—and exploration—of prebiotic supplementation is becoming much more selective in terms of targeting specific bacteria, both as a standalone supplement and in a synbiotic formulation that combines prebiotics and probiotics.
Even in the face of an equivocal study or two—or concerns over sourcing, regulatory setbacks, and the occasional pharma-driven lawsuit—omega-3s retain a sterling reputation that other supplements can only envy.
More than Mood: Supplements for stress target resulting symptoms
As mushroom-product sales skyrocket globally, here is a look at some of the biggest players.
Concerns such as ingredient compatibility, product stability, and manufacturing capabilities all come into play when facing a novel delivery form. Here’s how contract manufacturers can help.
Run-of-the-mill supplements and pinkwashed marketing will not resonate in today’s highly personalized market.
The American Urological Association’s new guidelines emphasize the need for non-antibiotic alternatives for reducing recurrent urinary tract infections—and highlight cranberry as an effective means of prevention.
Adding critical cofactors, including magnesium, collagen, and vitamin K2, to current nutritional recommendations for bone health could go a long way towards helping to reduce the occurrence of osteoporosis and related disorders.
Carbon-14 testing to verify biobased ingredients is more important in light of the growing potential for fraud in the food and flavor industries.
Flavor modification is more challenging today as formulators try to improve the taste of natural, active ingredients
Flavor is always a challenging piece of the formulation puzzle due to the unpleasant notes that active ingredients can impart.