A SupplySide West panel discussion offered insight about “Current Issues Regarding New Dietary Ingredient (NDI) Notifications.”

John P. Richie, Jr., Ph.D. professor of Public Health Sciences and Pharmacology at Penn State University School of Medicine, was on hand at the Kyowa Hakko SupplySide West booth to discuss new research published in the European Journal of Nutrition.

In a SupplySide West talk entitled, “Regs and Legs,” Daniel Fabricant, Ph.D., executive director and CEO of the Natural Products Association (NPA), provided an update of regulatory and legislative matters of interest to this industry.

Detox has moved from health trend to health “must have” for many people. Could internal cleansing be right for you?

What products should you carry? The answer to this question 20 years ago was fairly simple, since natural products weren’t widely available; you just carried them all. But today, with retail competitors in eight separate distribution channels offering some or all of the same products you carry, the answer becomes more complex.

News and notes from industry suppliers.

News and notes from industry suppliers.

In our October column celebrating Professor Fred A. Kummerow, Ph.D.’s 100th birthday, we discussed his early nutritional scientific achievements that have resulted in the saving of many thousands of people from premature death. We also discussed the deceitful maneuvering of data that resulted in many people believing that dietary cholesterol and saturated fat were factors in heart disease.

If we think of the body as a fortress, then we can liken the body’s endlessly complex immune system to the ramparts, the masonry, the moat and drawbridge (if we’re going medieval), and the soldiers within that fortress. Developments within the immune support category are bringing new techniques to the task of protecting the citadel. Research, meanwhile, provides a foundation for confidence in our continued security. Of course, it helps to remember that all your customers care about (and the customer is king) is that the castle is well defended.