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Personalized nutrition hindrances and paths forward – podcastPersonalized nutrition hindrances and paths forward – podcast

Consumers want personalized nutrition products, but often lack access to the medical test that measure nutrient statuses. Supplement brands can help, says industry veteran Michael McBurney.

Sandy Almendarez

January 29, 2020

Personalized nutrition—where brands offer products that can help a specific person based on his or her individual needs—could, and arguably should, be the future for supplement brands that strive to help consumers meet nutrition goals. However, access to devices that test nutrient statuses is holding consumers and the industry back from the breakthrough that’s needed to propel this market. Michael McBurney, Ph.D., adjunct professor, department of human health and nutritional sciences, University of Guelph, describes what supplement/functional food brands can do create an market where personalized nutrition is an option for more people. In this podcast with Sandy Almendarez, content director, Informa Markets, McBurney covers personalized nutrition for supplement brands including:

  • How nutrient statuses among individuals are like bathtubs.

  • How brands can partner with retailers to improve personalized nutrition options

  • How brands can vet potential medical device partners to ensure they are adequately measuring nutrient statuses.

This podcast was recorded at the annual conference of the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) in Carlsbad, California.


About the Author(s)

Sandy Almendarez

editor in chief, Informa

Sandy Almendarez entered the natural products industry in 2009 when she joined Virgo Publishing (now Informa Exhibitions) as an assistant editor. Since then, she's worked her way up to editor in chief where she writes, edits and manages content for INSIDER. Under Sandy’s direction, INSIDER has won editorial awards from Folio: every year since 2014, including B2B Editorial Team of the Year in 2015.

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