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.

What's the difference between fat-soluble and water-soluble vitamins?

What’s the difference between Fat-Soluble and Water-Soluble vitamins?

From pre-workouts to traditional MVMs – vitamins are staples of the dietary supplement universe. Along with popular supplements like fish oils and probiotics, vitamins and multivitamins/minerals have earned a place as one of America’s top ranking supplement categories, with some estimates reporting that nearly a third of all American adults (which is approximately 106.3 million) take some kind of vitamin supplement regularly. Continue reading

Savoring Summer: Flavoring Your Sports Supplement for the Summer Market

Savoring Sun: Flavoring Sports Supplements for Summer

The snow has melted, the air is getting warmer and the days are getting longer. For those of us who live in the world of dietary, nutritional, and sports supplements, all of these signs point to one thing – time is running out for brand owners looking to bring their sports supplements to market this summer. Continue reading

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

PROBIOTICS

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

NutraScience Labs - What are Vitamins and Minerals?

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

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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