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Jake Black, PhD

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Beyond CBD: Other cannabinoids in hemp and their exciting potential as ingredients

CBD may be the hottest ingredient on the block, but don’t overlook hemp’s other promising cannabinoids, including cannabigerol (CBG), cannabichromene (CBC), and cannabinol (CBN). This article discusses exciting avenues of product development for manufacturers looking to work with a wider range of cannabinoids, as well as the challenges that remain.


TJ Gupta

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Can blockchain save dietary supplement industry transparency?

One CEO writes about how blockchain technology is the key to addressing the complexity of today’s global dietary supplement supply chain.


Erin Yancey

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Plant-based brands: How to go from alternative to mainstream

How to position your plant-based product for mainstream success


Sophie A. Fletcher, MD

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More urologists are recommending cranberry PACs for reducing UTIs. Here’s why.

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.


Bob Capelli

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Astaxanthin for immune health, brain health, and male fertility?

A brief look at three of the lesser-known health benefits of natural astaxanthin.


Lixin Ding, PhD

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Astaxanthin for immune health, brain health, and male fertility?

A brief look at three of the lesser-known health benefits of natural astaxanthin.


Rob Fried

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The dietary supplement industry needs stronger enforcement, writes ChromaDex CEO (Op-ed)

ChromaDex CEO Rob Fried: “Although it is uncommon, perhaps, for a company CEO to request stronger regulations and regulatory enforcement for his or her industry, that is precisely what I am doing.”


Haley Gershon

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Cinnamon bark oil: Carbon-14 testing helps catch adulteration

Although companies often market their products to include naturally sourced cinnamon bark oil, the industry faces a high risk of fraudulent claims due to acts of economically motivated adulteration.


Maria Ferrante

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2019’s Biggest nutraceutical packaging trends are driven by CBD, e-commerce, PACK EXPO organizer reports

New data from PMMI, the Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, pegs today’s biggest nutraceutical packaging trends and topics ahead of September’s Healthcare Packaging EXPO and PACK EXPO trade shows.


Katrina Emmel

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NDIs for dietary supplements: How to proceed in 2020

What have we learned in the past year, and how should industry proceed in 2020?


Evelyn Cadman

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NDIs for dietary supplements: How to proceed in 2020

What have we learned in the past year, and how should industry proceed in 2020?


Kristy Appelhans

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Branched-chain amino acids: A professional athlete explains how to use and choose the right BCAA sports supplement

Herbalife’s Kristy Appelhans, a professional competitive natural body builder, explains what can set a BCAA product apart.


Mike Hughes

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Playing the Long Game: Will consumers continue prioritizing immune health support in the long-term?

As consumers adopt immune health strategies long term, they’ll turn to trusted ingredients and science, says market researcher FMCG Gurus.


Sean Cope

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CBD and Sports

What does research say about CBD’s potential role in sports recovery, and how do sports regulatory bodies view its use?


Carl Germano

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The endocannabinoid system, hemp, and CBD: The bigger picture

We are just beginning to appreciate the ECS and its role in health and disease, even as marketplace obstacles abound for hemp cannabinoids.


Alissa Marrapodi

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Probiotic formula from Essential Formulas Inc. alleviates fatigue in recent study

The probiotic formula from Essential Formulas Inc. helped relieve fatigue in middle aged subjects.


Larry Zeng

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Pomegranate: Is a simple and sensitive quantitation approach for its components a valid test method?

An Herbalife scientist explains why it is difficult to determine the amount of punicalagins A&B and ellagic acid simultaneously in pomegranate fruit rind.


Will Cowling

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Healthy Aging in 2022: Consumers are actively pursuing long-term health in multiple ways

Health and wellness are influencing food, drink, and supplement choices around the globe. In recent years, consumers have placed greater urgency on addressing health problems. While this can be attributed to COVID-19 concerns to some extent, this is actually a long-term trend driven by the desire to maintain a good quality of life.


Josh Epstein

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CBD health claims: Manufacturers beware

Manufacturers and retailers must avoid making claims and instead focus on delivering high-quality products, one CEO writes.


Darcy Simonis

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Improving dietary supplement traceability during production

Most U.S. adults take one or more dietary supplements. With a growing number of users, it is imperative that more is done to ensure that consumers are protected. One expert explains how to improve traceability in dietary supplement production using a manufacturing operations management (MOM) system.


Olivia Snider

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What is raw cannabis?

Raw cannabis is distinctly different from both the cannabinoids tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD).


Rob Brewster

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Citrus flavonoids are an effective tool for prediabetes management

Citrus flavonoids can help improve blood glucose levels, maintain a healthy inflammatory response, and improve antioxidant activity, one guest author writes.


Chase Terwilliger

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How long does CBD take to work?

And what factors impact how soon users might feel the impact of a CBD product?


Golan Raz

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Tomato lycopene’s heart-health benefits: A deeper look

Research suggests lycopene supports cardiovascular health most effectively in combination with the other phytonutrients found naturally in the tomato, writes Golan Raz, head of Lycored’s Global Health Division.


Brian Kennedy, PhD

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Can we defend ourselves against aging?

Why we need to target the causes of aging


Brent Cutler

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Streamlining food and beverage production: Why using a Product Lifecycle Management system is a must for transparency, traceability, and efficiency

The need to properly manage data may not be the first thing that springs to a food or beverage creator’s mind. But when it comes to delivering nutritional benefits or making health claims in particular, good data management is essential-from start to finish.


Jorge Izquierdo

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2020 Cannabis packaging trends: A brief look from PMMI

PMMI, the association for packaging and processing technologies, discusses cannabis packaging trends ahead of PACK EXPO East 2020.


Andrea Holmes, PhD

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The future of cannabis products is bespoke and personalized

Cannabinoid CPG: When personalized wellness and the natural world combine


Karen Howard

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CBD: A moving target. Here’s what you can do to help. (Guest article)

The Organic & Natural Health Association says it is embarking on an educational campaign to addresses concerns in the CBD industry.

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