Judy Blatman Communications LLC specializes in strategic counsel, media training, writing, and talent solutions. Blatman spent 16 years as senior vice president, communications, at the Council for Responsible Nutrition.
Finding the Right Partner: Are the lines blurring between contract manufacturing and private label?
Definitions don’t matter as much if the customer knows what they’re looking for—and the manufacturer knows what they’re best at providing.
Omega-3 fish and plant sources: Can plant-based omega-3s only grow at fish oil’s expense?
Is the omega-3 market big enough for all types of ingredient sources?
Sports and Active Nutrition: Which ingredients and products are winning?
As the sports and active nutrition market reclaims its glory, which ingredients and products are the champions?
2023 Mineral trends: Gummies, chelation, stability, and more
Mineral supplements are better than ever.
Nutricosmetic experts discuss trends driving the beauty-from-within market
There’s still a lot of white space in the beauty-from-within market. Experts point out the future opportunities.
Elderberry sales are declining, but experts aren’t worried. Here’s why.
Read why elderberry stakeholders believe this immune-health powerhouse can endure.
Are prebiotics ready for prime time?
What will it take to make prebiotics a superstar?
Is a decline in immune health supplement sales inevitable?
Or will brands find ways of portraying immune health as a relevant concern long-term?
Dietary supplement equipment outlook 2023: Equipment advances let dietary supplement manufacturers soar
What’s new in the world of equipment for dietary supplement processing and packaging?
Sports nutrition and the road to recovery
Recovery is becoming a major component of physical fitness, and personal wellness, creating opportunity for nutraceutical manufacturers.
Will there still be shortages of dietary supplement packaging in 2023?
Are supply chain clouds still looming over supplement packaging?
Stay in your lane: Novel delivery systems must comply with supplement regulations
Supplement companies are branching out into novel delivery formats, but their number-one goal should still be to stick within the bounds of supplement regulations.
Going for Green: Challenges and opportunities for plant-based supplements
The supplements industry is focused on plant-based solutions to meet growing demand.
Inflation: How are dietary supplement contract manufacturers dealing with inflation?
Leaders in dietary supplement manufacturing describe inflation-related struggles—and advise how companies can help themselves.
The mineral supplements market is rock solid in 2022
Going forward, growth will rest on moving minerals beyond the body basics to fulfilling consumer expectations for condition-specific ingredient combinations, increased bioavailability, and new delivery methods.
Active nutrition for all: Sports supplements court a broader audience
As consumers get active post-pandemic, they’ll find a wider range of sports supplements ready to cater to their every need.
Energy drinks in 2022: Sustainable, natural, and making a difference
The energy products shelf is increasingly characterized by shared values, personal health, and sustainability.
Holistic Health for Him: The men’s health toolbox is expanding with new ingredient research
The men’s health toolbox is growing with ingredients for everything from skin and heart health to testosterone, muscle, and sex support.
Make It Tasty: Consumers want sugar reduction, but they still won’t compromise on taste
Sweeteners suppliers continue to innovate sugar replacers that still achieve great taste, texture, mouthfeel, and functionality.
How to win the sports and active nutrition game in 2022
As customers rededicate themselves to sports and active nutrition, supplement companies are looking beyond challenges at long-term opportunities.
Blood sugar supplements have a larger role to play in the global fight against rising blood glucose levels
No doubt diet plays a part in the rise and fall of blood sugar, so is there a place for dietary ingredients in helping consumers manage their blood sugar?
Good normal? Is a return to normalcy for immune health dietary supplement sales cause for worry?
Dietary supplement leaders discuss how to keep consumers interested in immune health supplements long-term.
The road to regenerative agriculture: Why we can’t turn our back
Despite the challenges in making regenerative agriculture the new norm, one expert says that “the biggest downside would be to do nothing.”
Heart disease remains the world's biggest health threat. Here’s the latest on nutrition ingredients to help us care for the heart.
Despite the attention on COVID-19, heart disease is still the number one killer. Can dietary supplements play a role in heart health?
Greatest of care: The bar for studying infant and children’s supplements is high—and so are the challenges
Even with all the obstacles involved in conducting research in this age demographic, companies continue to ensure they are investing in scientific research to back their immune-support ingredients for infants and children.
Contract manufacturing for dietary supplements: Lessons from the COVID-19 pandemic
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, contract manufacturers are working hard to ensure today’s operations are a success.
Healthy for Her: Women are paying attention to a broader range of health concerns. How can supplements help?
When it comes to health and supplements—and in a nod to the Spice Girls: What do women really, really want?
Gutsy Moves: The best digestive health supplements are yet to come
It’s an exciting time to be in the gut health market.
Plant Protein: Success is driven by ingredient innovation, technology advances, and keen business strategies
Plant protein suppliers are ramping up to meet the coming demand.
Natural sweeteners: Business developments plus ingredient innovation means exciting times ahead
Natural-sweetener companies are hustling to make their ingredients friendlier to use.
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