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

What to Look for in a Dietary Supplement CRO

Posted by Nutrasource 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: Clinical Trials, Regulatory, Dietary Supplements/Natural Health Products

5 Essential Tips for Substantiating Dietary Supplement Claims

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, Clinical Trials, Claims, Regulatory, Concept to Claim, Dietary Supplements/Natural Health Products

Taking an Integrated Clinical and Regulatory Approach for the Prebiotic/Probiotic Market

Posted by Jennifer Andrews, M.Sc. on Wed, Jan 27, 2016

Prebiotics and probiotics aren't going anywhere.  In fact, this emerging market has become so popular in recent years that there are now two major events dedicated solely to prebiotics/probiotics. Here we take a look at one of the most challenging aspects of the research and development (R&D) process for companies looking to bring prebiotics/probiotics to market.

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Tags: Clinical Trials, Pharmaceuticals, Regulatory, Foods & Beverages, Dietary Supplements/Natural Health Products

The 5 Key Questions to Ask Before Your Next Product Launch

Posted by Nutrasource on Thu, Jun 25, 2015

You have an exciting new product idea and are ready to take the leap and go to market. Before you start selling, however, it is important to make sure your product is the best it can be from a regulatory standpoint.

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Tags: Claims, Regulatory, Concept to Claim, Dietary Supplements/Natural Health Products

An Introduction to Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) Filings for Food Ingredients

Posted by Dr. Robert McQuate, Ph.D., Chief Regulatory Officer - GRAS Associates on Thu, May 14, 2015

GRAS is an acronym for Generally Recognized as Safe.  GRAS status is a regulatory designation first introduced by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as part of the 1985 Food Additives Amendment to the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act).  Its purpose was to exempt certain food ingredients from the definition of food additive.

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Tags: Regulatory, Foods & Beverages, Dietary Supplements/Natural Health Products

Health Claims That Can Get You in Hot Water

Posted by Nutrasource on Wed, May 06, 2015

As competition in the food and health product space grows, companies frequently look to health claims to differentiate their products from those of competitors.  Claims that showcase the health and nutritional benefits of a product, while communicating the brand’s values and positioning to the end consumer, can help boost sales when done effectively.  Health claims appear not just on product labels but in all avenues of product marketing and advertising, including company websites, product pages and social media accounts.

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Tags: Claims, Regulatory

Your Top Regulatory, R&D, and Testing Questions Answered

Posted by Nutrasource on Mon, Apr 13, 2015

Bringing a product to the next level can be a challenge.  There are many hurdles standing in the way, whether your goal is to support a new claim or re-position your product for a new market.

We've rounded up some of the most common questions we hear from the dietary supplement industry in the hopes that our answers will help you overcome your latest product development challenge.

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Tags: Product Testing & Certifications, Clinical Trials, Claims, Regulatory, Dietary Supplements/Natural Health Products

5 Questions to Ask When Navigating the Regulatory Pathway

Posted by William Rowe on Tue, Jun 04, 2013

Navigating the regulatory pathway for products remains a challenge for many companies. Regardless of product sector (pharmaceutical, food and beverage, natural health product, cosmetic), the key five questions remain the same.

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Tags: Claims, Regulatory, Concept to Claim