May 20, 2024

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How BAPP’s work guarding authenticity is paying off – article

Nearly half of those surveyed across the industry said they’d implemented new quality control measures because of American Botanical Council’s Botanical Adulterant Prevention Program (BAPP) publications. Catch up on how the quest to purify the botanical supply chain has resulted in “hundreds of thousands, possibly millions, of consumers getting a better quality ingredient,” according to American Botanical Council founder Mark Blumenthal here.

Navigating innovation in CPG, from supply chains to shelf – article

Innovation is paramount in the CPG industry and can come in many different forms, be it a new flavor, the addition of a functional ingredient in a new format, or even a different type of packaging. There’s plenty to look out for in the industry — and ideas may start with consumer demand, but they are executed through keen product development partnerships. Read on for insights from SPINS here.

Top 10 biotics at SupplySide East – slideshow

Probiotics nearly top the best-selling supplements list, but the sector has expanded beyond probiotic bacteria and even beyond traditional gut health and immunity. Standout biotic ingredients among the 250 suppliers and service providers at SupplySide East included prebiotics, postbiotics and probiotics — and three other biotics with benefits beyond the gut. Take a look here.

Amazon announces new testing policy for 3 categories – article

Supplements for sexual enhancement, weight management and sports nutrition/bodybuilding must obtain third-party verification to sell on Amazon, according to a new mandate from the mega-retailer. And, the testing must be done by one of only three Amazon-approved labs. Find out the program’s goals and the details you need to know here.

Active nutrition standouts at SupplySide East – slideshow

Natural Products Insider editors hustled through over 2,000 SupplySide East attendees to report on innovations in the rapidly growing space. Highlights include an ingredient researched to boost protein absorption so that end users can experience more benefit from smaller doses — something that could be especially appealing to older consumers struggling to ingest their larger prescribed doses of protein. Read more here.

New long-term omega-3 heart research: Levels, not dose, are key – research

The level of EPA and DHA in subjects’ tissue, not the amount or type of omega-3 supplements taken, is critical in significantly reducing major adverse cardiac events after initial heart attacks according to a new study published in the International Journal of Cardiology. Study authors recommended patients who have had heart attacks achieve a 5-unit increase. Read more here.

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