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The purpose of our health and nutrition articles is to inform natural product retailers and suppliers about the latest natural product and dietary supplement news, so they can take advantage of new opportunities and improve their businesses. Our magazine provides important information regarding the industry's new and emerging product categories, plus the science behind key dietary supplements.

What’s Selling: November 2018

Midwest: Mother Earth, Fairfield, OH (2,000 ft²) SUPPLEMENTS: Pure Essence, Ionic Fizz (Full Line); Terry Naturally, Curamin; Solaray, Black Currant Seed Oil FOOD: Nick’s Sticks, Grass Fed Beef Sticks; NOW,...

It’s All in the Key of C

CBD and Children dominated Expo East. It was impossible to turn a corner without encountering yet another hemp-derived product containing CBD or a food,...

Expo East: What’s New in Natural Products This Year?

Expo West and Expo East are the two largest natural products trade shows in the world. Hundreds—and in the case of Expo West, thousands—of...

The Gluten Dilemma for Food Manufacturers

The constant moving target of gluten is creating serious challenges: 1) Food manufacturers play catch-up as science uncovers more about gluten, leading to expensive changes. 2)...

What in the World is a FODMAP?

First and foremost, FODMAP is an acronym that stands for Fermentable, Oligosaccharides (Fructans and Galacto-oligosaccharides — Wheat, Rye, Onions), Disaccharides (Lactose — Milk, Yogurt,...

Victory at Codex Over Dangerous Vet Drug! – Part 2

Editor’s Note: This article is intended for information purposes only. Because state and municipal laws vary greatly, as do the circumstances of individual cases,...

Vitamin C, Sepsis, and Blood Vessel Health

As promised in January 2018, near the start of this series on high-dose vitamin C against major diseases, we will discuss curing sepsis with...

What’s Selling: October 2018

Midwest: Mastel’s Health Foods, Saint Paul, MN (800 ft2) SUPPLEMENTS: Baxyl, Liquid Hyaluronan; Kava King, Vanuatu Mix; PlusCBD, CBD Oil (Full Line) FOOD: Helen Schultz, Eggs; LUV, Sugar-Free Classic Dark Chocolate...

Taken Any Risks Lately?

My favorite part of this job is talking to retailers, especially in their stores. So it was a delight and privilege to be in...

Back to School, Minus Peanuts & Gluten

When: 1893. Where: Chicago World Fair. What: Peanut Butter & Jelly sandwich is introduced. A fancy delicacy up until sliced bread was invented a decade later...

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