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Emerging Ingredients & Trends in the Beauty from Within Category

Emerging Ingredients & Trends in the Beauty from Within Category Consumer awareness about ingestible beauty products for skin, hair and nail health has increased dramatically over the past few years....

April 01, 2022

What's Happening in the Gut?

What’s Happening in the Gut? The short answer is – lots of things are happening in the gut. There is now a large amount of ongoing research on the role...

January 26, 2022

Immunity as the New Gateway to Overall Health and Wellness

Immunity Linked to Overall Health and Wellness Since the onset of the COVID pandemic, consumers are more and more aware of immunity as the new gateway to overall health and...

December 30, 2021

What is the Difference Between Lutein Esters and Free Lutein?

Forms of Lutein There are two forms of lutein – lutein esters and free lutein. Lutein is a carotenoid – it is a yellow-colored antioxidant pigment, is fat-soluble and is...

December 30, 2021

What Consumers Value and Consider When Choosing Branded Ingredients

The natural products ingredient market offers a nearly endless array of options, from commodity ingredients to highly specialized branded ingredients trying to fulfill a niche in the market. As in...

November 22, 2021

Important Considerations in Choosing an Ingredient Supplier

Part I of this series Important Considerations When Choosing Branded Ingredients can be found here.   Consumers are often searching for specific health benefits when they look to purchase supplements. Ingredient...

November 21, 2021

Preparing Kids for Back to School

Keeping Kids Emotionally Strong and Healthy Many kids are heading back to school this month. While back to school can be a stressful time of year, COVID is an additional...

August 31, 2021

Natural vs. Synthetic Caffeine

Chemical differences between synthetic and natural caffeine can lead to different physiological effects. Consumers want naturally sourced ingredients, and caffeine is no exception. Caffeine Chemistry Both natural and synthetic caffeine...

August 16, 2021

New & Trending Ingredients for Sports Nutrition

Big Opportunities with Innovation The sports nutrition market is expected to grow to $33 billion by 2028. While competition in the category is strong, innovation with new ingredients and new...

August 16, 2021

Connecting the Dots - Mapping the Gut-Brain Axis

Scientific research over the last few years suggests that diets rich in fiber can set off a biochemical cascade resulting in reduced brain inflammation which could mean less cognitive decline...

August 12, 2021

Tackling the Sports Nutrition Market

The sports nutrition market took a hit in 2020 as the pandemic shut down gyms and sporting events. But look for it to come roaring back in 2021 and beyond...

July 19, 2021

The Mighty Mushroom - An Immune & Digestive Health Superfood

The Mighty Mushroom – An Immune & Digestive Health Superfood Mushrooms have been used for thousands of years in traditional Eastern medicine. They are known for supporting healthy sleep, anxiety,...

July 19, 2021

Elderberries for Immune Health - How Do They Work?

Elderberries for Immune Health – How Do They Work?   Key Points: Elderberry has become the go-to plant product for immune health and general wellness. Researchers trying to understand how elderberry...

June 22, 2021

Scientific Assessment of the Synergistic Effects of L-Theanine and Ashwagandha

Scientific Assessment of the Synergistic Effects of L-Theanine and Ashwagandha   Based on the common health benefits that L-theanine and Ashwagandha have shown through clinical studies, and different mechanisms of...

June 21, 2021