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The NutraIngredients Awards are back! Submit your entries!

The NutraIngredients Awards are back! Submit your entries!

By Stephen Daniells

The NutraIngredients Awards are back for 2023 with new categories but the same commitment to honour the best and brightest in ingredients, finished products, companies, people, and initiatives in the dietary supplements industry.

NutraCast: Turning to CBD for mental health

NutraCast: Turning to CBD for mental health

By Danielle Masterson

Between Covid-19, supply chain issues and inflation, life is taking a serious toll on mental health. But more and more people are looking for ways to address mental health without a prescription.

CBD: The ultimate celebrity side hustle

CBD: The ultimate celebrity side hustle

By Danielle Masterson

Whether they’re an investor, founder or spokesperson, public figures such as athletes and actors are benefitting from CBD’s therapeutic properties –and its ability to bring in the dough.

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Parliamentary group divided on proposals for new CBD approval system

By Nicola Gordon-Seymour

Proposals to overhaul the UK Cannabidiol (CBD) approval system has led to tension among some members of the Secretariat Advisory Board (SAB) of the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) that liaises with government to inform industry policies.

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UK FSA: EFSA’s safety concerns will not provoke CBD product removals

By Shane Starling

EFSA’s decision this week to stop the clock on 150 CBD (cannabidiol) Novel Food applications and publish a litany of ‘data gaps’ does not threaten thousands of on-market CBD products in the UK, its Food Standards Agency (FSA) has told NutraIngredients.

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Study: Many CBD products would trigger doping bans

By Shane Starling

Almost a third of 23 tested CBD products contained traces of banned cannabinoids at levels that would have provoked doping infringements, according to a just-published study.

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EFSA says CBD safety data “cannot currently be established”

By Shane Starling

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has issued a wide-ranging opinion calling for more safety data for CBD products that could challenge the Novel Foods status of many offerings in the nascent category across the bloc and beyond.

NutraCast: Exploring cannabis terpenes for pain management

NutraCast: Exploring cannabis terpenes for pain management

By Danielle Masterson

As the stigma surrounding cannabinoids fades, hemp-derived supplements are gaining traction as popular applications for pain management. New research from the University of Arizona Health Sciences in the Comprehensive Pain and Addiction Center have found...

NutraWomen Wednesday: Paola Fernandez, Founder and CEO of High Hemp

NutraWomen Wednesday: Paola Fernandez, Founder and CEO of High Hemp

By Danielle Masterson

While working at her father’s cigar company, Paola Fernandez invented a ‘natural’ alternative to tobacco-based rolling paper. In 2016, High Hemp was born and sells its flagship hemp wraps along with CBD gummies and tinctures. In under 5 years, Fernandez...

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FDA slams Delta-8 THC sellers over claims

By Hank Schultz

FDA came down hard on purveyors of Delta-8 THC and CBD products that were making disease claims on the substances. The Agency also reiterated the reasons it believes Delta-8 is not a suitable ingredient for products marketed as supplements.

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UK’s FSA unveils list of permitted CBD products

By Kavitha Sivasubramaniam

The UK’s Food Standards Agency (FSA) has released a list of cannabinoid (CBD) products which can be sold to consumers, becoming the first country globally to regulate the market for orally consumed, safe legal cannabis extracts.

Belgium’s Kreglinger enters the CBD market

Belgium’s Kreglinger enters the CBD market

By Nicola Gordon-Seymour

Belgium ingredients supplier Kreglinger has signed a distribution agreement with US cannabinoid (CBD) producer Averix Bio to supply European and UK markets.

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New commission to review the UK’s legal cannabis industry

By Kavitha Sivasubramaniam

A new commission has been set up by The Centre for Medicinal Cannabis (CMC), the Association for the Cannabinoid Industry (ACI) and First November Group to review the legal cannabis industry in the UK.

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Poll finds many parents don't understand CBD

By Danielle Masterson

Despite the wide availability of CBD in its various forms—oil, topical ointments, tinctures, vaping and edibles— a recent poll shows parents are misinformed on CBD.

Factoring CBD into the athletic equation

Factoring CBD into the athletic equation

By Danielle Masterson

This year’s Sports & Active Nutrition Summit event launched with a focus on CBD in sports nutrition. While CBD/hemp products are still in a federal regulatory gray area, that hasn’t stopped product developers from flooding the market with new offerings....

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Hemp compounds block COVID-19, study finds

By Danielle Masterson

Researchers found that a pair of cannabinoid acids bind to the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein, preventing a critical step in the process the virus uses to infect people.

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New study explores CBD and CBN for sleep

By Danielle Masterson

CBD brand CBDistillery in partnership with MoreBetter (dba Releaf App) recently announced the results from a 31-day study it calls the Sleep Pathfinder Mission utilizing CBDistillery's Regular Strength Sleep Synergy Tincture.

EFSA submission suggests CBD position statement imminent

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EFSA submission suggests CBD position statement imminent

By Will Chu

The European Food and Safety Authority (EFSA) is expected to outline its position on the safety of cannabidiol (CBD) as a novel food in a move expected to aid in future novel food applications.

The FSA issues warning on responsible CBD food marketing

The FSA issues warning on responsible CBD food marketing

By Kavitha Sivasubramaniam

The UK Food Standards Agency (FSA)’s chief executive is urging the CBD industry to market their products responsibly and has offered support to local authorities that need help with their enforcement efforts.

European Council adopts 0.3% maximum THC levels

European Council adopts 0.3% maximum THC levels

By Kavitha Sivasubramaniam

The European Council has adopted the new Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), which restores tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) levels of hemp varieties back to 0.3%.

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