According to hemp-advocacy group Vote Hemp, the CBD product category has grown an enormous 404% since the Farm Bill passed in 2014—a bill which included a section called “Legitimacy of Industrial Hemp Research” and allowed agricultural pilot programs for the growth of hemp by institutions of higher education and State departments of agriculture.
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Nutritional ingredients to help couples trying to conceive
Among the top trends in RTD coffee are the use of non-dairy milk and functional benefits.
The single-serve spoonable cake can be heated in the microwave to create a warm, on-the-go breakfast.
GNC Holdings Inc. (Pittsburgh, PA) recently launched a nature-inspired line of over 40 products called Earth Genius.
New practitioner supplement stars ChromaDex’s Niagen nicotinamide riboside ingredient for healthy aging
Supplementing with NR can help the body’s cells produce nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD+), an essential molecule in every living cell, and thus helps the body generate cellular energy.
Jiaherb (Pine Brook, NJ) has earned FSSC 22000 certification, a food-safety-system certification fully recognized by the Global Food Safety Initiative.
The Global Organization for EPA and DHA Omega-3s is making a push to spread awareness of omega-3s among healthcare professionals, including nurse practitioners, physician’s assistants, and pharmacists, with the launch of its new Fats for Life website.
Low yields mean prices are high for saw palmetto.
Global Retailer and Manufacturer Alliance conducting pilot audits in October to trial run its audit process
GRMA is about to conduct pilot audits, an important step toward becoming fully operational.