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Product Development
Newsletter 2021 V40

In the News

Eight Consumer Trends Represent Growth Space for Nutrition Brands According to ADM

ADM identifies key trends fueling current and future growth that could help shape innovation.  Read more

Omega-3 Supplement Market Influenced by Research, Sourcing, Pandemic Trends

This mature and healthy market is likely to offer growing product diversity and continuing scientific analysis.  Read more

Once Sprightly Turmeric Market Showing Signs of Maturity

A recent report on sales of botanical supplements was mostly very good news for the industry. But one prominent ingredient - turmeric -saw sales flatten or even decline.  Read more

Mintel: Consumers Adopt Holistic and Proactive Approach to Health

Two-thirds of US adults say the pandemic has caused them to re-evaluate their life priorities and has had the most profound impact on where and how they eat, according to Mintel research.  Read more

The Future of Skin Care Innovation

How psychodermatology, digital analytical tools, clean technologies and more will drive category growth.  Read more

Millennials and Gen Z Generational Beauty Trends: NielsenIQ

While millennials have the highest penetration for online beauty and personal care, Gen Z customers shop in-store more often, spend more, try more brands and want more environmentally friendly products.  Read more

Andrographis Paniculata and Immunomodulatory Effects

This open-label, single-center study conducted for 30 days in 30 participants was to investigate the immunomodulatory effects of standardized A. paniculata extract (SAPE) in healthy adults.  Read more

Vegan Diet May Be Best Way to Preserve Muscle In Older, Obese People

A group of researchers argues that a methionine restricting diet may be the best way to reverse the damage a high-fat diet can do to the muscles of older obese subjects. Read more

L-Theanine and Cognitive Function

This double-blind, randomized placebo-controlled parallel group study was conducted in Japan to evaluate the effects of l-theanine on cognitive function.  Read more

FSMA Basics Not So Basic for Food Brands – Podcast

FSMA swept in much-needed food safety regulations for U.S. brands, but many companies continue to struggle with foreign import requirements.  In this podcast, Rae Martin, president of Continuum Partner Consulting interviewed by Sandy Almendarez, editor in chief at Natural Product Insider®  discussed:

  • The most common requirement of FSMA that food brands fail to achieve.

  • The essential component that brands need to achieve FSMA compliance.

  • The one thing Martin would change to FSMA if she could

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