Jeremy Adams


Superfruits: More Than Just a Buzzword (Brand Viewpoint)

In the middle of a recession, when consumer focus on value has been at its height, demand for premium-priced acai beverages has exploded, with more than 40% annual growth.

Jim Wagner


The Specter of Obesity

Michelle Obama's Let's Move campaign brings in sharp focus the insidious obesity trend among children and teens. Report after report warns of the consequences: obese children are more likely to become obese adults, who in turn are more likely to develop diabetes, cardiovascular disease, depression, and perhaps pancreatic cancer, among other diseases.

Joanna Cosgrove


Dietary Supplement Packaging: The Power of Graphics

Good graphic design is crucial as dietary supplement and healthy food and beverage brands vie for attention.

Jody Madron


Marketing: Standing Out

Your most critical marketing challenge is simple: you must find a way to differentiate your product from all the others. What is it that makes your product stand out from the rest?

Joe Dysart


Why Mobile-Friendly Websites Are Crucial for Nutrition, Dietary Supplement Firms

Make your nutrition industry website mobile friendly for $100 or less.

Joe Raimondo


Ingredient Spotlight: Honey Powder

What’s the buzz around natural honey powder?

Joe Stout


Ingredient Spotlight: Goat Milk

Goat milk and goat milk products are such ideal ingredients for countless nutritional whole foods.

Joel Rothman


Class Action Lawsuits and Dietary Supplements: Not Always a Fit?

Why class actions are not always appropriate when it comes to dietary supplements.

John Davidson


Capsule Filling: Quality by Design

How to control costs while optimizing capsule-filling productivity and performance

John E. Villafranco


FDA, Social Media, and Health Claims

Are supplement companies responsible for the health claims its customers make in social media?

John R. Endres


Keeping up with MoCRA

Safety substantiation requirements for finished cosmetic products to comply with The Modernization of Cosmetics Regulations Act (MoCRA).

John Travis


Adulterant to watch: Higenamine hazards in the sports supplements market

Higenamine is a beta-2 agonist added to the list of banned substances by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) in 2017.

Josh Lynn


Dietary Supplements: Traceability

Your consumers demand an open relationship.

Julian Mellentin


What Challenges Do Food and Drink Entrepreneurs Face? Expert Advice

“Food explorers” open up opportunities in the health and wellness market for entrepreneurs and startups, but do the opportunities outweigh the challenges?

Julie T. Chen


Is Taking Supplements Worthwhile? An integrative medicine physician’s point of view.

In my opinion, there are no cookie-cutter supplemental regimens. Every person should have a custom-tailored regimen to fit his or her health concerns.

Justin J. Prochnow


Without a Regulatory Definition for Natural, Industry Still in Limbo

How long can marketers go on without a definition for natural?

Justin Southern


How Capsules Solve Delivery Challenges of Today’s Most Popular Weight-Management Ingredients

Capsules can improve the stability, bioavailability, and taste-masking of some of the most popular weight-management ingredients. 

Kaori Dadgostar


Nutritional Ingredients for Women's Health: Probiotics and Urogenital Healthcare

When it comes to urogenital health, many people think about sexual health and fertility. However, keeping a healthy urogenital tract is important, regardless of sexual activity levels or interest in becoming pregnant. Urogenital Health and Vaginal Flora The urogenital tract is an organ system of the urinary tract and reproductive organs. Its health is delicately maintained by multiple types of colonizing beneficial bacteria. Although the vaginal flora can vary among individuals, Lactobacillus species dominate in healthy women.

Karen E. Todd, RD, CSCS, HFS


In Response: How to develop effective-and affordable-products.

Facts that should be considered when developing a new product formulation.

Karina Bedrack


Ingredient Spotlight: Lycopene

Lycopene is responsible for the bright red color of tomatoes, watermelons, and other red fruits and vegetables.

Kate Hebel and Nancy Auestad, National Dairy Council


Hypertension: Sodium: There’s More to the Story

With much attention today on sodium reduction and hypertension, a fact often overlooked is that sodium is only one piece of the hypertension puzzle. Other nutrients can come into play. Potassium, for instance, which plays a role in water balance and blood flow, can blunt the effects of sodium on blood pressure.

Katherine Kahn, DVM


Beyond Testosterone: Men’s Health and Dietary Supplements

Keeping aging men healthy takes more than just addressing testosterone. Why supplements are a more holistic approach.

Keith Guetschow


Understanding Chelated Minerals

How to Build a Better Chelated Mineral

Kelly Kester


Dairy Protein for Sports Nutrition

Milk and whey for sports nutrition and beyond.

Ken Langhorn


Today's Biggest Nutraceutical and Food Mixing Challenges: Hard-to-Disperse Powders and Shear-Sensitive Ingredients

Make sure you (or your manufacturing partners) are using the right mixing equipment, in both the short- and long-term.

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