Along with being incredibly fun to say, ashwagandha is one of several herbs linked to India’s Ayurvedic system of health care that we’ve seen jump into the global nutraceutical mainstream. Now that ashwagandha’s made its way into the dietary supplement spotlight, there’s one key question worth asking: What’s the story behind this 3,000-year-old supplement? Continue reading
For millions of American consumers, daily life is affected (in one way or another) by the presence of inflammation.
While there certainly isn’t a “cure” for inflammation (thanks largely in part the hundreds of different factors that can trigger its presence), scientific and anecdotal evidence has suggested that for certain individuals, finding relief can be as simple as making a few key lifestyle changes – actions like increasing/decreasing regular physical activity or tweaking one’s daily nutritional intake. Continue reading
The more we’ve learned about shilajit, the more we’ve come to love this naturally occurring wonder. With more than a thousand years of history as a feature of Ayurvedic medicine, this Himalayan mineral compound has earned the attention of modern researchers and nutritionists thanks to its ties to male reproductive health. Continue reading
They may be small, but they sure can pack a punch! Rising from the waters and coming to a formula near you, let’s take a closer look at how this versatile ingredient is finding its way into 2016s hottest dietary supplement products! Continue reading
This isn’t the first time that we’ve taken to the blog to discuss the art of dietary supplement flavoring, and it certainly won’t be the last! In an increasingly competitive market, flavoring can be one of the most effective ways for a brand owner to help their supplement (particularly their powders) stand apart from the pack. Continue reading
Euromonitor, one of the global market place’s leading suppliers of statistical data and trend insights, has released yet another nutraceutically-relevant report. Where did Euromonitor aim their focus this time? At probiotics! Continue reading
Chocolate and peanut butter, macaroni and cheese, and now – probiotics and protein? You’d better believe it! In light of recent research, it looks like protein powder formulations that include probiotic components might be better suited to support the needs of the athletes and consumers who use them.
Multivitamins have been staples of the supplemental nutrition industry for decades. Even in recent years, multivitamins have accounted for a significant portion of yearly supplement sales. Continue reading
What does the dietary supplement industry love more than anything?
If there’s a way to shorten, abbreviate, or otherwise truncate a term or phrase, this industry has figured it out. Of all the abbreviations that the nutraceutical industry likes to use on a regular basis, few have led to more conversations and discussions than NDI. Continue reading