David A. Mark


Cognitive Health, Dietary Supplements, and Sleep: Melatonin

Less may be more when it comes to melatonin as a sleep supplement.

David Bell


Dietary Supplements: Botanical Testing

The challenges of setting standards for botanical identity testing.

David Boos


Viewpoint: Traceability Technology-A Must for Today’s Nutraceutical Manufacturer

The nutraceuticals industry needs traceability technology more than ever.

Dean R. Cirotta


A Closer Look

On March 26, a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) directive on Current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) inspections made its way to agency field offices. Part III of the directive, known as the Dietary Supplement Compliance Program, or the Dietary Supplement-Import and Domestic Compliance Program, offers valuable insight on how inspectors will conduct dietary supplement cGMP inspections at both domestic and foreign dietary supplement firms.

Deanna Segrave-Daly


A Whey to Satisfy Protein Needs

Whey protein has become a key ingredient in the functional food and beverage market.

Debra Bryant


Choosing an Alternative Sweetener

With obesity and overweight problems reaching epidemic proportions worldwide, the good news is that more and more consumers are choosing foods that promote wellness. They want to feel good, vibrant, and invigorated throughout their lives. At the same time, they don’t want to give up flavor and texture, which raises the challenge of developing food products that fit into an active, health-oriented life style.

Diana Cowland


Asia Pacific Ripe for Health and Wellness Market

Emerging markets like Asia Pacific are the real opportunities in health and wellness.

Donald Condit


Bringing Nutraceutical Manufacturing In-House? Here Are Your Options for Equipment Purchasing

One company’s choice to bring manufacturing in house...and the equipment-buying decisions involved. Plus, an expert outlines your equipment options.

Donna Battaglia


Keeping Kosher: Consumers are still calling for kosher ingredients

Offering kosher-certified products has now become a badge of quality.

Duffy MacKay


DSHEA's 20th Anniversary: How DSHEA Defined the Dietary Supplements Market

What was once an undefined space for dietary supplements has become a regulated, burgeoning market.

Eddie Fredericks


The Importance of Quality Material Sourcing

With the growing focus on good manufacturing practices (GMPs) in the nutritional supplement industry, the sourcing of quality ingredients has become more important than ever before.



In Response: EFSA Article 13.1 Claims

The Future of Article 13.1 Claims

Elan M. Sudberg


Which Testing Technologies Are the Most Cost-Efficient for Your Dietary Supplement Company?

Choosing the right testing techniques while still keeping an eye on the bottom line.

Elan Sudberg


Dietary Supplement Testing, Then and Now

How dietary supplement testing changed over two decades

Elizabeth Brewster


Cardiovascular Ingredients Take Heart

  Except for the 1918 flu epidemic, heart disease has been the leading cause of death in the United States every year since 1900. And the latest data from the American Heart Association (AHA; Dallas) suggest that the deadly effects of cardiovascular disease (CVD) aren’t likely to abate any time soon: In 2004, the most recent year for which AHA has compiled statistics, CVD was an underlying cause in more than one-third of all U.S. deaths.

Elizabeth Campbell


Dietary Supplements, Foods, and Beverages: Tightening Up on Antioxidants

FDA noticeably increased its enforcement of food and dietary supplement labeling violations last year.

Ellen Schutt


Campaign to Revive Omega-3 Sales Helps Move the Needle

Despite running up against a negative New York Times article denouncing scientific support for fish oil, the GOED-led campaign showed positive results.

Eric Chiang


Key Technologies for Dietary Supplement Quality Control

The role of texture analyzers and rheometers

Eugene Damon


Raw Materials Sourcing in China

Why is there a growing trend in the U.S. vitamin industry to purchase raw materials in China?

Fenchem Inc.


Natural Antioxidants

Today's consumer is exposed to the term "antioxidants" now more than ever, as the mainstream media has stressed the importance of incorporating antioxidants into the diet.

Gabriel I. Giancaspro


Improving Krill Oil Standards

A krill oil monograph will improve identity and purity testing, and help curtail adulteration.

Geemon Korah


Ingredient Spotlight: Ginger

A root with far-reaching health and culinary benefits

George Burdock


Whatever Happened to Common-Use GRAS?

Common-use GRAS determinations are no longer common.

George Pontiakos


Is Non-GMO Certification Necessary for All Ingredients?

As the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act makes its way through Congress, ingredient suppliers are left with some crucial questions.

Gerald R. Cysewski


Ingredient Spotlight: Spirulina

A trusted nutritional supplement with newly discovered health benefits and uses

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