Nutrasource Blog

Why the Omega-3 Industry's Greatest Challenge is its Most Promising Opportunity

Posted by Jennifer Andrews, M.Sc. on Tue, May 15, 2018

As a longstanding member of the Global Organization for EPA and DHA Omega-3s (GOED), Nutrasource has been partnering with the omega-3 industry since 2002 to help companies commercialize their innovations with strong supporting science.

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Tags: Natural Health Products, Dietary Supplements, Omega-3s, Concept to Claim

Nutrasource, GOED, DSM jointly publish largest-ever fish oil oxidation study

Posted by Jennifer Andrews, M.Sc. on Fri, Feb 23, 2018

Fish oil supplements remain popular sources of EPA and DHA omega-3 fatty acids. Some studies have suggested that commercially available fish oil supplements are excessively oxidized, impacting oil quality and safety.

To investigate this issue, Nutrasource's scientific team paired with the Global Organization for EPA and DHA Omega-3s (GOED) and DSM to commission the largest study ever to evaluate oxidation parameters in a large database of fish oil omega-3 dietary supplements, and to compare the data with other common commercially available dietary oils.

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Tags: Product Testing, Dietary Supplements, Omega-3s

The Future of Probiotics from the International Probiotics Association

Posted by George Paraskevakos on Tue, Aug 29, 2017

The International Probiotics Association (IPA) works with industry, government and academia to advance probiotic technology, research and product development.

Nutrasource is back again this year partnering with IPA to bring you the Probiotics Resource Center at SupplySide West 2017. Stop by the pavilion and meet up with our team and other people and companies who have an interest in the prebiotic and probiotic industry.

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Tags: Dietary Supplements, Events, Probiotics, SupplySide West, International Probiotics Association, Prebiotics, IPA, Food & Beverage

Setting Higher Quality Standards for Labeling Claims

Posted by Rodney Butt, M.Sc., MBA on Wed, Feb 15, 2017

When Congress passed the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act in 1994, dietary supplements were placed in a unique marketing position. Unlike prescription drugs, which must be rigorously tested to prove both safety and efficacy before they are approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for commercial release, dietary supplements can go to market immediately. The FDA monitors the “claim” to ensure there is no implied cure wording and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) assesses the truthfulness of the label claim only if there is a complaint.

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Tags: Product Testing, Product Marketing, Natural Health Products, Dietary Supplements, Nutrasource, Health Claims

How will the NDI draft guidance shape the supplement industry?

Posted by Jennifer Andrews, M.Sc. on Thu, Nov 10, 2016

The FDA's New Dietary Ingredient (NDI) draft guidance, released this past August, continues to shake up the supplement industry. Companies are struggling to understand what the new guidelines mean and exactly how the changes will impact their product lines once implemented.

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Tags: Dietary Supplements, Regulatory

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

The future of probiotics is bright - Q&A with International Probiotics Association's George Paraskevakos

Posted by Jennifer Andrews, M.Sc. on Tue, Sep 13, 2016

As the global voice of probiotics, the International Probiotics Association (IPA) has been working jointly with industry, government and academia to advance probiotic technology, research and product development.

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Tags: Dietary Supplements, Events, 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

Innovation strategies to reinvigorate the bone and joint health market

Posted by Chiarina Crawford on Tue, Aug 02, 2016

Last month, industry experts in the joint and bone health sector gathered for an online event focused on the state of the market, the need for innovation and the future of joint and bone health products.

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Tags: Dietary Supplements, Regulatory, Product Positioning

Clearing up ingredient claims confusion: Part 2

Posted by Chiarina Crawford on Thu, Jul 21, 2016

In the second part of our Ingredient Claims Confusion webinar recap (see Part 1 here), we highlight top tips for creating safe and effective new products from Greg Horn, President of Speciality Nutrition Group Inc.

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Tags: Product Marketing, Dietary Supplements, Health Claims, Regulatory