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.

3 cGMP Tips for New Supplement Brand Owners Looking to Start Production

3 cGMP Tips for New Supplement Brand Owners Looking to Start Production

cGMPs or GMPs are the FDA-established good manufacturing practices that have come to shape the dietary supplement industry. Even though the FDA isn’t responsible for enforcing these best practices (audits are the responsibility of third-party organizations such as NSF), for companies and brand owners looking to bring products to market, working within current GMP guidelines is paramount. Continue reading

NSL Tips for Creating an FDA Compliant Dietary Supplement Label

Tips for Creating an FDA Compliant Supplement Label [INFOGRAPHIC]

We’ve said it before, and we’re sure to say it again – label and package design should be a top priority for every dietary supplement brand owner. Dedicating the necessary time, effort, and resources has the potential to pay off tenfold. Continue reading

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War of the Sweeteners: Sugar-based vs. Artificial

Over the last few years, the conversations and discussions surrounding sweeteners (sugar-based or otherwise) have come to dominate the nutritional scene. For brand owners and other manufacturers of products, including dietary and sports supplements, deciding between sugar-based, artificial, and alternative sweeteners for each product in their arsenal is no small task. Continue reading


Creating Shelf-Stable Probiotics for Dietary Supplements

Probiotics have become an incredibly large segment of the natural products industry. Once a curious sideshow exhibit only supported by natural health “quacks,” probiotics have since grown into one of the highest velocity product segments on the market today. Continue reading

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What are Vitamins and Minerals?

Well, they’re vitamins and minerals, of course! They’re good for us! I know vitamin A, B, and C are some of the popular ones, um, calcium’s a mineral that we need…oh, you mean what are vitamins and minerals? Like, a definition? Beats me… Continue reading

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How Are Dietary Supplements Tested and Labeled for Allergens?

Allergen testing is one the most prevalent quality assurance elements within in the dietary supplement industry. Being able to verify that a product’s allergen claims (e.g., contains dairy, gluten-free, etc.) are accurate is an important means for establishing a positive, trust-based relationship between a product and its consumers. Continue reading


Label Design Tips for New Brand Owners – PART II

Like we mentioned last week, one of the primary components for long-term retail success in this industry great label and package design – which is why we’ve been sharing some of our top label design tips for new dietary supplement brand owners!

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10 Common Mistakes Made By Supplement Brand Owners

10 Common Mistakes Made By Supplement Brand Owners

With decades of experience as manufacturers within the nutraceutical industry, we’ve seen nearly everything at least once. Particularly over the last decade, we’ve spent a large amount of our time and effort helping first-time supplement companies and brand owners bring their products to market. Over the course of that process, we’ve encountered and handled almost every mistake and pitfall imaginable. Continue reading

5 Branding Mistakes Owners of Nutraceutical Companies Must Avoid Making

5 Branding Mistakes Owners of Nutraceutical Companies Must Avoid Making [INFOGRAPHIC]

In the Nutraceutical Industry, most consumers don’t purchase health supplements because of what’s inside the bottle – they purchase supplements because they’re looking for a solution.

What’s the most common reason why a consumer will choose one ‘Brand A’ over ‘Brand B’? Continue reading

Dealing with the impending FDA ban on vinpocetine and picamilon

UPDATE: Vinpocetine & Picamilon – Warning Letters and the Senator’s Coalition

Back in November, we took a closer look at the growing controversy surrounding  the cognitive enhancers vinpocetine and picamilon. Spearheaded by the ranking member of the US Senate’s Special Committee on Aging, Senator Clair McCaskill of Missouri, the investigation was prompted, primarily, by the results of an analysis completed and published by researchers from the National Center for Natural Products Research at the University of Mississippi and Cambridge Health Alliance/Harvard Medical school. Continue reading