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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.

Answers to five common GMP questions asked by supplement band owners

Answers to the Five Most Common GMP Questions Asked by Individuals Starting a Supplement Company

You hear comments in mainstream media like “the dietary supplement industry is not regulated” all the time, yet these comments and claims couldn’t be further from the truth! Currently, there are dozens of laws and regulations in place to oversee the dietary supplement industry. Among those regulations are GMPs. Understanding what GMPs are, exactly, can prove confusing for industry newcomers and brand owners who may be starting a supplement company for the first time. In an effort to help, we’ve answered the five most common questions asked by brand owners about GMPs.

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Winter 2014 Supplement Manufacturing Trends

Winter 2014 Supplement Manufacturing Trends

Winter 2014 Supplement Manufacturing TrendsThe best word we can think of to describe the growth of the supplement industry is simply: phenomenal! The Nutrition Business Journal reported a compound annual growth rate of 5.2 percent over the decade 2003 to 2012 for the supplement industry, the recession notwithstanding. 1

So as temperatures across the country begin to drop, expect your customers to warm up to what we think will be the hottest Winter 2014 supplement manufacturing trends: Continue reading

Back-To-School Supplement Manufacturing Trends

Back-To-School Supplement Manufacturing Trends

Back-To-School Supplement Manufacturing TrendsSchools are about to re-open and while mothers are gearing up to pack healthy lunches to meet their children’s energy needs, they’re also thinking about ways to support proper brain function. The demands of homework, the rigidity of a 9-hour school day are imminent and according to our sales team, the hottest back-to-school supplement manufacturing trends have to do with supporting cognitive health. Continue reading

Probiotics for Fat Reduction and Weight Loss

Probiotics for Fat Reduction and Weight Loss

Probiotics for Fat Reduction and Weight LossOver a 100 trillion microscopic bacteria are happily livings in your digestive system. While the concept may seem a little discomforting, the encouraging news is that two decades of research show these little critters may play a more active role in our health and well-being than we could ever have imagined. Continue reading

Fall 2013 Nutraceutical Manufacturing Trends

Fall 2013 Nutraceutical Manufacturing Trends

Fall 2913 Supplement Manufacturing TrendsThe fall season tends to be the last time of the year when people can take to the outdoors to enjoy their favorite activities before the chill of the winter months arrive. To ensure that you, as a current or prospective supplement brand owner, are properly meeting their needs, the following is our take on what the fall 2013 nutraceutical manufacturing trends will be: Continue reading

Post-Workout Nutrition for Fitness Enthusiasts

Post-Workout Nutrition for Fitness Enthusiasts

Post Workout Nutrition for Fitness EnthusiastsA survey conducted by Abbott, a leading healthcare company based in Illinois, found that many fitness enthusiasts are not aware that exercise and nutrition go hand-in-hand. Many false notions about what to eat and what not to eat after workouts are causing a good number of fitness enthusiasts to miss out on the benefits of this healthy partnership. Continue reading

Summer 2013 Supplement Manufacturing Trends

Summer 2013 Supplement Manufacturing Trends

Summer 2013 Supplement Manufacturing TrendsSummertime tends to be a fun, yet hectic, time for many consumers. Planning weekend getaways, trips to the pool or beach and hosting barbeques leaves little time for them to take care of themselves. Therefore it’s imperative that brand owners, like, you, provide them with convenient and effective supplement options. Continue reading

The State and the Future of the Global Bone and Joint Market

The State and the Future of the Global Bone and Joint Market

The State and the Future of the Global Bone and Joint MarketAbout 1.8 billion people around the globe suffer from some type of bone and joint problem. From the period of 1990 to 2010, the number of people affected by bone and joint health problems rose by 45 percent, making it the fourth-greatest factor to impact health.1 As a supplement business owner or retailer, are you sure you are doing enough to educate your customers about bone and joint health concerns? Does your product line give your customers a variety of supplemental options to address this problem? Bone and joint problems that are not addressed can lead to poor quality of life, or worse. Continue reading