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3 worst artificial ingredients, plus natural alternatives Commented on: 2 years ago (May 8, 2012)

Today, consumers are making “natural” choices – products that are free of additives, artificial colorants and flavorings. This concept flows into capsule manufacturing as well. Natural colorants...

How supplement companies can contribute to world happiness Commented on: 2 years ago (May 8, 2012)

The nutraceutical consultant I use, Nutricap Labs, is another outstanding example of a company that makes a difference in their community. It sponsors a number of charities and charitable events...

Is dry labbing the dirty secret of the dietary supplements industry? Commented on: 2 years ago (May 8, 2012)

Another good way to counter this corrupt trend is for nutraceutical companies to make use of contract manufacturers that have an in-house, GMP-certified lab facility. My contract manufacturer...

FDA open for comments on gluten-free labeling Commented on: 2 years ago (April 5, 2012)

It’s high time a clear standard definition of “gluten-free” was established and enforced by the FDA. Celiac disease is on the rise and right now affects 1 in 100 people. Gluten-sensitivity, which...

Celiac/gluten intolerance: Is lack of vitamin C to blame? Commented on: 2 years ago (March 14, 2012)

I don’t think that vitamin C could be a long term cure for celiac disease as it is a genetic problem. But there are certain enzymes that may provide near-term relief for celiac. I’ve worked with...

Multivitamin supplement boosts fertility, study says Commented on: 2 years ago (March 14, 2012)

There are many factors that could lead to fertility problems. If the problem is nutrition-related, studies have shown that changes in lifestyle and diet as well as taking nutritional supplements...

5 nightmares for the dietary supplements industry Commented on: 2 years ago (November 25, 2011)

For a while, “magic bullet” weight loss aids made the rounds, but like the saying goes: you can fool some of the people some of the time; but not all the people, all the time. Considering the high...

4 key industry reactions to New Dietary Ingredients guidance Commented on: 2 years ago (November 25, 2011)

I’ve been selling probiotics in my store for over 3 years. Each year, sales are higher and with the help of my nutraceutical manufacturer we’ve been able to introduce a new product each year...

Despite rumblings, probiotics are still the gods of the gut Commented on: 2 years ago (October 11, 2011)

Digestive health is becoming a major concern for consumers and it’s no surprise to see a long list of non-probiotic ingredients being introduced into the market. But with all the credible research...

Probiotics manufacturers reveal formulation, marketing strategies Commented on: 2 years ago (October 11, 2011)

Advances in formulations and probiotic manufacturing technology continue to sustain the growth of this industry. With improved consumer awareness and an increased willingness to try out a variety...

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