Like we mentioned in part one of this series (which you can read here), 2016 is almost over! To keep with the spirit of the season and to welcome in 2017, we’re taking a look a back at the ten blog post that you, our readers, found to be the most interesting!

Over the course of the year, we covered dozens of stories and topics. That’s included everything from the latest ingredient trends to key industry insights. Without any further ado, let’s take a look at our top five blog posts of 2016 – as picked by you!

The NutraScience Labs Blog: Top 10 Blog Posts of 2016

Post #5 – Shilajit Boosting the Testosterone Levels of Baby Boomers

Shilajit Boosting The Testosterone Levels of Baby-Boomers

Oh, shilajit. What haven’t we said about this ayurvedic staple? With an ever-growing catalog of scientifically-backed benefits and anecdotal claims, research has suggested that shilajit can be incorporated into an impressive variety of nutritional supplements. At the moment, some of the more popular shilajit applications include sports nutrition, health & beauty applications, and male health.

Post #4 – Myths About Plant-Based Protein

4 Myths About Plant-Based Proteins

Brown Rice. Pea. Hemp. Soy. What do these four foods have in common? Well…lots of things, truthfully. But so far as we’re concerned, the fact that each of these can be used as an excellent source of plant-derived protein in your next supplement is what’s really worth getting excited about. Before you start crafting that vegetarian protein supplement, you’ll definitely want to read through these popular myths.

Post #3 – Answer to 5 Most Common GMP Questions (Asked By Individuals Starting a Supplement Company)

Answers to the five most common GMP questions asked by individuals starting a supplement company

For anyone starting out in the nutraceutical industry, learning the “in”s and “out”s of federally-established GMPs (good manufacturing practices) can be overwhelming. With so many factors and rules to consider, where should you start? Which is why we decided to help industry newcomers and tackle five of the most common GMP questions that we receive head on!

Post #2 – What’s the difference between fat-soluble and water-soluble vitamins? 

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

Like we mentioned in part one of this series, sometimes the most popular questions are also the simplest ones. It neve hurts to learn your basics.

Post #1 – 6 Steps for Starting a Successful Dietary Supplement Line

NutraScience Labs: 6 Steps for Starting a Successful Dietary Supplement LineAnd coming in at number one… our six-step guide for starting a dietary supplement line! Published way back in February, this guide focuses on six key steps that anyone looking to start a dietary supplement company will want to consider. Accordingly, we’ve highlighted everything from choosing a manufacturer to critical elements of your marketing efforts.

Looking ahead to 2017 nutraceutical news…

In the year ahead it’s our plan to continue bringing you the latest stories that the nutraceutical industry has to offer. Join us in 2017 as we continue to grow, learn, and explore all things dietary supplement-related!

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