Nutrasource Blog

Reverse-Engineering Your Regulatory Strategy for More Efficient Product Development

Posted by Josh Baisley, B.Sc., Director of Clinical Trials - Domestic on Thu, Jul 12, 2018

Regulatory strategy is the backbone of successful product development. Brands that lack a clear regulatory plan at the beginning of the process can face longer times to market and potentially higher costs associated with re-work or failure.

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Tags: Clinical Trials, Regulatory, Dietary Supplements/Natural Health Products

How Health Canada’s Upcoming Self-Care Product Regulations Could Impact Your Marketed Natural Health Products, Non-Prescription Drugs, and Cosmetics

Posted by Frederick Choy, B.Sc., Regulatory Affairs Specialist on Wed, Jun 27, 2018

New self-care product regulations are coming to Canada. Will your brand be ready?

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Tags: Product Marketing, Pharmaceuticals, Regulatory, Dietary Supplements/Natural Health Products

Can DNA Testing Solve the Supplement Industry’s Identity Problems?

Posted by David Erickson, Ph.D. on Thu, Jun 21, 2018

It’s surprisingly easy not to notice that you are living in a time of revolution. The technological revolution we are living through has been rumbling along for so long now, sometimes it’s hard to appreciate it or get excited. But the revolution in DNA sequencing and its effects on society are worth our attention – especially when it comes to how we characterize and identify natural products.

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Tags: Product Testing & Certifications, Probiotics, Dietary Supplements/Natural Health Products

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 & Certifications, Omega-3s, Dietary Supplements/Natural Health Products

Let's Connect at 2018's Most Buzzworthy Natural Health Events

Posted by Jennifer Andrews, M.Sc. on Fri, Feb 02, 2018

It's official: 2018 is going to be big. Our calendar is jam-packed with the year's hottest events in dietary supplements, foods, omega-3s, and probiotics.

We're always ready to help companies overcome barriers on the pathway to market. It doesn't matter if your product is new or existing, food or pharma, early or late in the product lifecycle, or at any stage of the supply chain - our team is here to help!

Schedule a meeting with us at one of the following events to learn how we can help you launch your product with confidence.

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Tags: Events, Probiotics, Dietary Supplements/Natural Health Products

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: Events, Probiotics, Foods & Beverages, Dietary Supplements/Natural Health Products

IGEN™ Certification: Flexibility for Suppliers, Transparency for Consumers

Posted by Nutrasource on Thu, Apr 13, 2017

Consumers have become increasingly concerned about the use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in food production — an occurrence that has contributed to the popularity of products that have not been genetically engineered (GE) through modern biotechnology. 

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Tags: Dietary Supplements/Natural Health Products

Setting Higher Quality Standards for Label 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 & Certifications, Product Marketing, Claims, Dietary Supplements/Natural Health Products

Demystifying Clinical Study Designs for Probiotics

Posted by Josh Baisley, B.Sc., Director of Clinical Trials - Domestic 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 Trials, Probiotics, Dietary Supplements/Natural Health Products

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: Events, Probiotics, Dietary Supplements/Natural Health Products