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Are “Wearables” a Trend or a Fad?

As a trend spotter, I am often asked what makes a healthy habit a trend? First and foremost, it’s time. I have also recently...

Getting Honest About the Trouble with Fresh Foods

According to a recent report by the NPD, fruit is the second most popular food consumed in the United States today. From First Lady Michelle...

How Natural Products Retailers Can Provide the Right Product Information to Consumers

According to Transparency Market Research, demand for organic food and beverage – which was valued at $70.7 billion in 2012 – is expected to...

HED: Vitamin K2: The Forgotten Vitamin

  When one thinks of vitamin K (if they do at all), blood clotting likely comes to mind. While this is an important role, research...

New Guideline Will Help Consumers Compare Protein in Supplements and Foods

Health-conscious consumers will be able to easily and accurately compare protein levels in foods and dietary supplements under new industry guidance issued by two...

Easy Does It

The one place I don’t want to face challenge is when I’m home. I know the average consumer feels the same. The housewares industry...

Now Serving Probiotic Foods and Beverages

Consumer demand for probiotics, or healthy bacteria, is at an all time high in the US. With mounting research demonstrating that gut health goes way...

Can you Trust the Research? 6 Questions to Ask

In recent months, findings from several studies—and the media attention they’ve garnered—have created a stir in the natural products industry. The scenario has played out...

Familiar Faces Introduce New Trends In Fitness

Going to the IHRSA (International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association) Convention & Trade Show in San Diego on March 12-15 felt like going home. I’ve...

Exporting your dietary supplement, herb or ingredient?

Non-GMO regulations and standards vary by country and region.The issue of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in the food supply is receiving more media attention...