Category Archives: Industry Articles

Our industry articles archive is chocked full of dietary supplement news, trends, and research so you can stay ahead of the curve and better meet the health needs of your customers.


Have you seen these new probiotics labeling guidelines?

The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) and the International Probiotics Association (IPA) have paired up to release a simple, but effective set of voluntary guidelines that address the stability, labeling, storage, and testing of functional foods and dietary supplements that contain probiotics. Continue reading

Starting a Custom Dietary Supplement Line

6 Steps for Starting a Dietary Supplement Line

Starting a supplement line is more work than it seems. The reason why? Because putting the product in the bottle is the easiest part of the process.

The hard part is turning a good product idea into a good business, which calls for a much larger set of skills. Distribution, marketing, legal matters, customer service, financial planning and your sales process all have to be in sync for the project to work. Continue reading

Are you dietary supplements reaching millennials?

Is your dietary supplement brand reaching millennials?

Millennials are an interesting bunch. At the moment, a consumer earns the “millennial” designation if they were born between 1981 and 1997. That’s an absolutely massive swath of the population (a swath that currently includes about 75.4 million Americans). Here’s the big question: In an increasingly millennial-centric market, does your dietary supplement brand have what it takes? Continue reading

The New Norm for Dietary Supplement Labeling?

The New Norm for Dietary Supplement Labels (?)

“All natural,” gluten-free, allergen-free, non-GMO, organic, sustainably sourced – arguably, almost every dietary supplement trend that’s made headlines over the last year can fit snuggly within the parameters of this “trend.” Why the quotation marks around ‘trend’? Because is looks like this particular movement may be here to stay.  Continue reading

By the Numbers: Sports Nutrition & Dietary Supplements

By the Numbers: Sports Nutrition & Dietary Supplements

The numbers are in and it looklike Sports Nutrition is going to continue to hold its title as one of the fastest growing supplement categories. Let’s take a closer look at TechNavio’s June 2016 survey series to see where the numbers – and the opportunities – sit… Continue reading

Delivery Methods: Types of Dietary & Nutritional Supplement Tablets

Delivery Methods: Types of Dietary & Nutritional Supplement Tablets

What do you get when you combine a well-crafted supplement formula, some specialized machinery, and a little manufacturing magic? A tablet, of course! Okay, while we may be oversimplifying tablet manufacturing process a little, there’s still no denying that tablets are one of the most popular nutraceutical delivery methods available today! Continue reading

UPDATE: CRN Names Supplement Registry Administrator

UPDATE: CRN Names Supplement Product Registry Administrator

Back in April, The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) announced their plans for a industry-wide (but voluntary) dietary supplement registry. Earlier this month, CRN officially named the third-party organization that will be responsible for developing and administering the extensive dietary supplement registry. Continue reading

Don't Underestimate This Factor When Manufacturing Your Probiotic Supplements

Don’t Underestimate this Factor When Manufacturing Your Probiotic Supplements

If you were to recognize dietary supplement manufacturing as a “journey” rather than a “process,” you might not be wrong. For even the most seasoned nutraceutical industry insiders, some pitfalls easier to stumble into than others, including a certain probiotic manufacturing oversight… Continue reading

Recap: The FDA's Nutrition Facts Label Webinar - June 27th, 2016

Recap: The FDA’s Nutrition Facts Labeling Webinar

Yesterday, June 27th, 2016, the FDA hosted an hour-long webinar dedicated to the (now finalized) changes that are being made the nutritional facts panel. Here’s what you missed… Continue reading

Flavoring Supplements: The Advantages of Working with a Certified Food Scientist

Flavoring Supplements: The Advantages of Working with a Certified Food Scientist

What’s the secret to flavoring a dietary supplement or sports supplement product that people will love? Along with some smart planning and a bit of careful research, enlisting the help of a manufacturer who has access to a certified food scientist certainly doesn’t hurt. Continue reading