Nutrasource Blog

Top "super" fruits, greens and foods to watch in 2016

Posted by Chiarina Crawford on Thu, Jun 23, 2016

In the evolving world of nutrition, there’s always something new to take note of – novel ingredients, innovative dosage forms, fresh approaches to product packaging.

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Tags: Natural Health Products, Dietary Supplements, Product Trends, Foods

Is the dietary supplement market declining?

Posted by Jennifer Andrews, M.Sc. on Tue, May 10, 2016

Last fall, we paired up with New Hope Network to host a webinar on the changing dietary supplement market.  Industry experts weighed in on the ups and downs of the industry, the impact of negative media attention and the problem of “choice fatigue” among consumers.

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Tags: Product Marketing, Dietary Supplements, Product Trends

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

New webinar: Learn how the supplement market is changing, and how your brand can stay ahead of the curve - Oct 29th, 2015

Posted by Jennifer Andrews, M.Sc. on Mon, Oct 26, 2015

In our previous post we featured the In-Depth Essentials Guide: The Changing Supplements Market, a must-read report on the state of the dietary supplement industry and what companies can do to re-engage consumers.

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Tags: Dietary Supplements, Research, Regulatory, Product Trends

Infographic: Regaining trust and adjusting to shifting demand in the dietary supplement industry

Posted by Jennifer Andrews, M.Sc. on Thu, Oct 22, 2015

In our previous post we featured a new In-Depth Essentials Guide: The Changing Supplements Market, a must-read report which delves into current issues the dietary supplement industry is facing and what's in store for the market in years to come.  How will the industry maintain consumer confidence in such a significant time of change and evolution?

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Tags: Dietary Supplements, Research, Regulatory, Product Trends

Clean label trends dominating the natural product space

Posted by Jennifer Andrews, M.Sc. on Mon, Apr 06, 2015

Back in January we discussed three labelling trends dominating the natural products industry, including the clean label.  While the clean label trend is widely recognized across the health and wellness products space, it currently has no clear legal or regulatory definition.

According to Innova Market Insights, consumers shopping for clean label products expect a limited number of minimally processed, more recognizable ingredients.  In addition, manufacturers dedicated to clean labelling may also avoid the use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs), pesticides, artificial colours, flavours and preservatives in their products.

Consumers are not only seeking out clean label products – they are also willing to pay more for them.  This demand has inspired more brands to use product claims and certification marks to convey clean label messaging to the end consumer.

In today’s post we discuss five popular clean label claims and the regulations associated with them.

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Tags: Regulatory, Product Trends

3 product label trends dominating the natural health industry

Posted by Jennifer Andrews, M.Sc. on Tue, Jan 13, 2015

It’s no secret that product labels are prime real estate for brands.  Packed with nutrition information, health claims, ingredient listings and certification marks, product labels are intended to both entice and educate the consumer while ultimately encouraging them to buy the product.

In today’s post we break down some of the top product labelling trends taking the dietary supplement and natural health product industry by storm.

1. The clean label

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Tags: Product Marketing, Natural Health Products, Dietary Supplements, Product Trends

Product trends spotted at Natural Products Expo East 2014

Posted by Jennifer Andrews, M.Sc. on Wed, Oct 01, 2014

Would you eat a nutritional bar made with—wait for it—cricket flour?  It might not be for everyone, but there’s no question that new, innovative products just like this one are taking the natural products space by storm.

In today’s post we take a look some of the hottest product trends that grabbed our attention at Natural Products Expo East.  Take note – you might be seeing them on store shelves soon.

Whole food products: The next generation of supplements

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Tags: Dietary Supplements, Beverages, Events, Product Trends, Foods

Top trends spotted at Engredea and Expo West 2014

Posted by Jennifer Andrews, M.Sc. on Tue, Mar 18, 2014

The Nutrasource team headed to sunny Anaheim, California for Engredea and Natural Products Expo West earlier this month.  A hub for product innovation, new product launches and trend spotting, the annual trade show event brought together the natural products community from dietary supplement manufacturers, niche food companies and personal care brands.

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Tags: Beverages, Events, Product Trends, Foods

5 Most Common Sports and Fitness Supplements

Posted by Jennifer Andrews, M.Sc. on Mon, May 06, 2013

When it comes to sports and fitness supplements there are so many different products to choose from. As a follow-up to our most recent post on how to choose a fitness supplement, here is a list of some of the most commonly purchased fitness supplements and their most common intended uses.

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Tags: Natural Health Products, Dietary Supplements, Regulatory, Product Trends