The SynBio Epidemic Secretly Sweeping the Nation

We, the natural products industry, have positioned ourselves as the truth tellers for a nation of people asking for health empowerment in the face...

Good-Health Reads with Julian Cribb, AM, author of Earth Detox

  We all know that if we want to live longer, healthier lives we need to eat more fresh food that is produced cleanly and...

Happy Customer: Penn Herb Company

Jamie Hickey, a Philadelphia-based NASM, FMS certified trainer, ISSA certified nutritionist and founder of Truism Fitness, is a big fan of shopping locally. In...
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Dietary Supplement Product Handling & Manufacturing is an Issue…and an Opportunity

A frequently under-appreciated fact about dietary supplements is the importance of proper care and handling through all stages of the supply chain—ingredient procurement to...

Happy Customer: New Pioneer Food Co-op

We’re asking customers to share what they love about their local natural products store. This month, the spotlight shines on one shopper’s experience at...

Destress, Get Energized, Have FUN!

As members of the natural products industry, we all spend a lot of our mental and physical energy focusing on how to help other...
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What’s Selling July 2021

Midwest: Mastel’s Health Foods, Saint Paul, MN (800 ft²) SUPPLEMENTS: NuLeaf Naturals, Full Spectrum CBD Oil 25mg; Cogent Solutions Group, Baxyls; Natural Factors, BioSil Liquid 1oz FOOD: Beaver Creek...

4 Transparency Checks that Drive Sales

Supplement sales are better than ever. The 2020 CRN Consumer Survey on Dietary Supplements found that nearly three-quarters of Americans report taking dietary supplements....
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Mask II–The Sequel: Whiplash!

On May 16, 2021, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control updated its COVID-19 guidance for wearing masks: “If you’ve been fully vaccinated: You can resume...
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Herb of the Month: Bilberry

Throughout history, humans have gravitated to, celebrated, and consumed berries as a delicious food source, and of course for their medicinal health benefits. Many...