Supplementation forms a key part of the nutrition protocol of Everton FC, one of the oldest clubs in English football. It’s part of a revamp of the club’s approach to fueling players, brought on by the team’s first dedicated head of nutrition. But supplements...
The new dietary supplement specifications from Amazon are comprehensive, but adverse event reporting is not currently part of the picture and that presents challenges for brands and consumers, says an expert.
A new study has found that consistent use of multiple dietary supplements is associated with better health that persists into older age. The association doesn’t prove a causal link, the authors acknowledge, but is good news for healthy aging strategies...
Daily supplementation with a blend of polyphenol-rich extracts from grapefruit, grape, green tea, guarana and black carrot may improve health-related quality of life (HRQOL) by over 5%, says a study using Fytexia’s Fiit-ns ingredient.
While digestive health remains the leading health position for probiotics in the US, immune support is the second most popular positioning with online reviews growing 26% in the first half of 2020 to hit 179,000 in July, says Lumina Intelligence.
As consumers seek out immune-support products, probiotics are one of the categories to have experienced sales growth in 2020. The science to substantiate the claims has been key, said George Paraskevakos, Executive Director of the International Probiotics...
Scientists at the University of Chicago are calling for clinical trials to investigate if vitamin D may reduce COVID-19 incidence after their retrospective study found a link between deficiency of the sunshine vitamin and the likelihood of becoming infected...
Using a micromicellar formulation of lutein, zeaxanthin, and meso-zeaxanthin led to significantly higher increases in serum levels of the carotenoids, compared to other formulations, says a new study from Ireland.
Consumers are turning to dietary supplements in record numbers, but the industry must deliver on the results the products are promising if the industry is to convert them to long term customers, says Steve Mister.
Every week, new studies are emerging that highlight the important roles that nutrients like vitamin D and zinc play for our immune systems, but the dietary supplements industry cannot talk about much of it. Eventually, this needs to be rectified, said...
The dietary supplement industry as a whole is enjoying booming sales as consumer stock up on products to support optimum health. But an industry strategist warns that that sales bump is likely to be ephemeral, and brands that are not strategizing vigorously...
While dietary supplement sales have surged in recent months, the extent of the economic damage caused by the novel coronavirus and COVID-19 could lead to some very tough quarters as families and businesses start to run out of money.
It’s not just immune support products that are selling well for dietary supplement firms, with consumers also seeking our adaptogens and products to help manage the stress of living through a pandemic, says the CEO of Herbalist & Alchemist.
Many dietary supplement companies are experiencing surging sales as consumers seek out health-promoting products, and Chicago-based NOW is no different. The company experienced “incredible” sales in March, but ingredient supply bottlenecks and the economic...
As demand for dietary supplements continues to surge, immune products, including probiotics, are among the most in-demand. We spoke to some leading probiotic players to find out how supply is being impacted by the novel coronavirus and what the next 3-6...
As disruptions due to the novel Coronavirus ripple through global supply chains, plus FDA’s announcement that it is reducing inspections, the ABC-AHP-NCNPR Botanical Adulterants Prevention Program (BAPP) is urging buyers to be “more vigilant than ever”.
Video gaming has exploded during the coronavirus pandemic as consumers shelter in place, but the eSports opportunity for dietary supplement brands and ingredient firms has been around for a while. Will more brands pivot and what do they need to know?
The importance of folic acid before conception and during the first trimester are well established, but new data from Ireland indicates that maintaining supplementation beyond the first trimester may lead to cognitive performance benefits for the child.
The year 2019 was a solid one for the omega-3 business, with sales remaining steady. In the US, the market was mostly flat, but strong regional growth in the Asia-Pacific region and other emerging markets led to category growth overall.
The US Food and Drug Administration has stated that it cannot conclude that CBD (cannabidiol) is generally recognized as safe (GRAS) for its use in human food, based on a “lack of scientific information supporting the safety of CBD in food”.
We talk to John Learish, SVP of Marketing and Carl Seletz, Chief Global Officer, at GNC, to find out how regulations, condition-specific products, innovative formulas and purchasing power in Brazil are helping to push the sector forward. Yet, how the...
Many adolescents use dietary supplements in an attempt to increase sports performance or improve immunity, finds a new study that also suggests supplements are frequently used despite a lack of knowledge about possible harmful effects.
A recent injunction against a dietary supplement firm reinforces again the duty companies have to detect, declare and control for allergens. This responsibility will only accelerate with the implementation of FSMA rules, an expert said.
A presentation yesterday at a meeting of liver injury specialists presented preliminary research that claims that a majority of dietary supplements collected when patients seek treatment are mislabeled.
The majority of dietary supplements making memory claims adhere to the federal requirements but some still go too far with their claims, according to a new review from the US Government Accountability Office.
The Global Retailer and Manufacturer Alliance (GRMA) has launched www.GRMAlliance.org to encourage participation in the ANSI standards development process, with its GMP standard for supplements expected soon.
The global nutraceuticals market is expected to reach a value of $302,306m by the year 2022, on the back of CAGR of 7.04%. But, according to new research, APAC is poised to outstrip the global growth average.
Fortified foods and supplements designed for infants could have significantly less – or more – actual vitamin D than the amounts labelled, however most products do fall within acceptable EU ranges, say Dutch researchers.
Technological advances, from genomic testing to real-time data collection from wearables, will open up new opportunities for dietary supplements as wellness moves from a disease-centric to a health-centric model, says Dr Jeffrey Bland.
There have been several cases of the dangerous stimulant 1,3-dimethylamylamine (DMAA) being blocked at the EU borders over the last few months. But what is being done to stem the flow of the outlawed ingredient?
Recent years have seen an upsurge in supplement use. Products that were only available in specialist health food stores have gone mainstream, available alongside groceries in the supermarket and online.
The sale of dietary supplements is estimated to be worth worth around €7.2 billion to the European economy in 2015, but which markets are the biggest, and where is future growth projected to come from?
Critics of the dietary supplement industry who were invited to speak at the scientific conference held this week at the University of Mississippi were pulling no punches. Olivier Rabin, PhD, of the World Anti Doping Agency, renewed a call for more stringent...
The European Specialist Sports Nutrition Alliance (ESSNA) sees two new members – Medix Laboratoires and Smart Nutrition – join its ranks after its associate member Health Food Manufacturers Association (HFMA) bows out.