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Thomas Tierney What A Contract Manufacturer Needs From Its Clients
Thomas Tierney

A contract manufacturer must evaluate any potential clients before making any commitments, writes Thomas T. Tierney, who describes what both sides must bring to the table.

Daryl Conant An Essential Vegetarian Supplement
Daryl Conant

The choice of being a vegetarian is a conscious decision that many people have adopted into their belief system. The vegetarian lifestyle is a disciplined and regulated way of life. There are many positive benefits of living a vegetarian lifestyle, there is one negative side that is often neglected. Taking in the right type and correct amount of muscle building protein is too low in the ...

Protective Nutraceutical Delivery Systems for Optimal Eye Health--Part 1 of 4

This is the first of four parts, which will run through Thursday.  The ability to deliver nutrients and compounds for overall eye health is important for everyone. They allow the eyes to function in many capacities; mainly, to keep vision optimal.      When we were young, we were told to eat carrots. The reason: carrots contain beta-carotene, that when ingested and absorbed is ...

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11/25/2014

The Growing Consumer Enthusiasm Over Dietary Restrictions

Pete Croatto talks to the Natural Marketing Institute’s Diane Ray about why supplements catered to dietary restrictions/allergies appeal to consumers.
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11/21/2014

What Do the Midterm Election Results Mean for the Industry?

Midterm elections have you confused? Don’t worry. Dr. Daniel Fabricant, executive director and CEO of the Natural Products Association, has what you need to know.
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11/19/2014

A Friendly Legal Reminder

Your formulation may contain ingredients helpful against allergies, but you can't say anything about that.
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11/14/2014

A Statistical Interlude from SPINS

OK, you want cold, hard proof that consumers want products free of allergens and made for their dietary needs? Check out these numbers from SPINS.
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11/13/2014

The Truth About Allergies and Supplements

Dr. C. Leigh Broadhurst has a few things to say about the subject. Listen up.
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11/12/2014

Allergen Testing: Literally the Difference Between Life and Death

Years ago, with a little detective work, Elan Sudberg found the culprit behind his allergic reaction. But in the world of dietary supplements, customers should never, ever play sleuth ...
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11/07/2014

Yes! There are Natural Options for Allergies

Supplements can be made for those with dietary restrictions/allergies, but Mark Becker explains how they can be used in the treatment of allergies.   ...
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11/04/2014

R&D: The Key Disciplines

Regular contributor Blake Ebersole has the last word on R&D.
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11/04/2014

Election Day 2014: Considerations for the Natural Products Industry

It’s a mid-term election--but an important one. James Gormley has the details.
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11/03/2014

What You Need to Know Now About R&D

NPA’s CEO and executive director Dr. Daniel Fabricant—with a little help from his friends—describes how (and why) to embrace “a more ‘science-ied’ way of thinking.” ...
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