Nutrasource Blog

Compliance, Claims & Clinical Trials: Understanding the Keys to a Successful Product Plan

Posted by Jennifer Andrews, M.Sc. on Mon, Oct 24, 2016

There is more than one successful pathway to market. Understanding the regulatory nuances of each, and developing a solid product plan in advance, is essential for staying on time, on budget and keeping consistent with your brand strategy.

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Tags: Dietary Supplements, Clinical Research, Health Claims

Demystifying clinical study designs for probiotics

Posted by Joshua Baisley, BSc on Wed, Oct 12, 2016

As the probiotic segment continues to trend upward, more companies are investing in well-designed clinical trials to support efficacy.

One area that has presented substantial learning opportunities, and has helped shape the future of probiotic clinical trials, is the study of antibiotic associated diarrhea (AAD) and probiotic intake.

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Tags: Clinical Research, Research, Probiotics

What to look for in a dietary supplement CRO

Posted by Jennifer Andrews, M.Sc. on Wed, Aug 31, 2016

Choosing a contract research organization (CRO) is one of the most important steps in a dietary supplement research and development plan.

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Tags: Dietary Supplements, Contract Research Organization, Clinical Research, Regulatory

Ask these 6 questions before launching a natural health product in Canada

Posted by Jennifer Andrews, M.Sc. on Wed, Jul 06, 2016

Launching a natural health product in Canada can be a tricky process. As consultants to the  industry for nearly 15 years, we have helped hundreds of companies quickly and successfully introduce their products to the Canadian market.

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Tags: Natural Health Products, Clinical Research, Health Claims, Regulatory

5 essential tips for substantiating dietary supplement claims [NEW E-BOOK]

Posted by Jennifer Andrews, M.Sc. on Mon, Jun 13, 2016

Product claims are a key component of dietary supplement positioning and marketing. Companies use claims to showcase their product's health effects, nutritional benefits or performance to reinforce brand values and help boost sales.

Substantiating product claims is an important aspect of any product launch or
repositioning strategy. Not having the right type or level of data required to support a
claim can put a brand at risk for regulatory consequences, negative publicity and,
ultimately, a loss of market share and competitive advantage.

Below are five essential tips and best practices from our Dietary Supplement Claims Substantiation E-Book which you can use to develop an effective claims strategy for your dietary supplement:

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Tags: Product Marketing, Dietary Supplements, Contract Research Organization, Clinical Research, Health Claims, Regulatory, Concept to Claim, Product Positioning

Nutrasource expands its clinical trials team

Posted by Jennifer Andrews, M.Sc. on Mon, Apr 18, 2016

As the volume of clinical trials has grown at our Guelph, Ontario facility, so has our onsite clinical research team! Nutrasource is pleased to welcome the following new members of our clinical site staff:

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Tags: Clinical Research, Corporate News

A new look at designing and evaluating clinical research for omega-3s

Posted by Dr. Carolina Bonilla, MD/PhD on Tue, Mar 29, 2016

In the latest post of our Physician's Insights blog series, Dr. Carolina Bonilla, MD/PhD, discusses new approaches to omega-3 clinical research to help avoid conflicting results .

For more than 30 years, the value of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) in human health has been discussed in the medical literature. Numerous research studies have been conducted since then demonstrating the beneficial properties of omega-3s in preventing diseases, especially cardiovascular disease.

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Tags: Dietary Supplements, Omega-3s, Clinical Research

Hot product categories spotted at Engredea/Expo West

Posted by Jennifer Andrews, M.Sc. on Thu, Mar 24, 2016

It's hard to believe Engredea/Natural Products Expo West has already come and gone. The show was a hit again this year (no surprises there!) as brands from around the world showed off their newest, most innovative foods and health products.

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Tags: Product Testing, Dietary Supplements, Omega-3s, Clinical Research, Health Claims, Events, Product Trends, Foods, IGEN

Top questions to ask our regulatory and clinical team at Engredea/Expo West

Posted by Jennifer Andrews, M.Sc. on Wed, Mar 02, 2016

Heading to Anaheim next week for Engredea/Natural Products Expo West? Our clinical and regulatory team will be there with bells on, ready to answer all your burning questions!

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Tags: William Rowe, Product Testing, Clinical Research, Regulatory, Concept to Claim, Events, IGEN, GRAS Associates

Probiotics, Allergies and the Evaluation of Clinical Studies

Posted by Dr. Carolina Bonilla, MD/PhD on Thu, Feb 18, 2016

In the second installment of our Physician's Insights blog series, Dr. Carolina Bonilla, MD/PhD, explains clinical research best practices for probiotics, including lessons learned from recent probiotic trials conducted in humans.

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Tags: Nutrition, Clinical Research, Research