Few topics were as celebrated at Natural Products Expo West 2019 as cannabidiol (CBD) and hemp. Senior editor and supplements guru Todd Runestad hosted the all-day, standing-room-only Natural Products Hemp & CBD Summit March 5 at the event. In this episode of the Healthy INSIDER Podcast, he and Sandy Almendarez, editor in chief, discuss CBD and hemp, as well as other trends from the show floor. Some of the talking points cover the:
• versatility and disruptive nature of CBD and hemp ingredients, as well as their potential future.
• endocannabinoid system as a point of interest, and the development of targeted ingredients and products without CBD.
• benefits and potential advantages of using branded ingredients.
• microbiome and how prebiotic and postbiotic offerings are rounding out already-popularized probiotics
Some of the companies and brands highlighted include: Winged, Honey Drop, RE Botanicals, Kanabia, Gencor, Lonza, PLT Health Solutions, Emerald Health Bioceuticals, For the Biome, Probulin, Country Life, Ganeden (Kerry), Stonyfield, Lumen and Navitas.