Nutrasource Blog

Next Steps for Commercializing Medical Cannabis Products in Canada, the U.S., and Beyond

Posted by Nutrasource on Tue, Jul 17, 2018

Canada has made history as the second country to legalize cannabis nationwide. The world is watching to see how the landscape for cannabis and related products will change as the Cannabis Act and associated Cannabis Regulations and Industrial Hemp Regulations come into force on October 17, 2018.

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Tags: Cannabis

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

What to Expect When Conducting Dietary Supplement Clinical Trials

Posted by Josh Baisley, B.Sc., Director of Clinical Trials - Domestic on Tue, Mar 20, 2018

One of the most common questions we hear from clients early in the product lifecycle is: "How do I let my customers know our product is safe, and that it works?"

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Tags: Clinical Trials

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

Understanding the Clinical Trials Pathway for Probiotics

Posted by Josh Baisley, B.Sc., Director of Clinical Trials - Domestic on Thu, Jan 04, 2018

Making the decision to conduct a clinical trial can be daunting. Many complex steps are involved in getting a study off the ground, including designing the study, assessing risk, and determining whether a trial will achieve return on investment.

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Tags: Probiotics

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

Planning for Risk Mitigation Is Key to a Successful Clinical Research Strategy

Posted by Josh Baisley, B.Sc., Director of Clinical Trials - Domestic on Fri, May 05, 2017

Investing in clinical research is necessary to establish a product’s safety and efficacy. Whether this is your first clinical study on your product or you’ve conducted a number of clinical trials to substantiate claims for your dietary supplement, begin with the understanding that there are risks of all shapes and sizes involved and that the project manager’s first order of business is to eliminate or mitigate as many as possible.

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Tags: Clinical Trials