Natural Products Insider

MAY-JUN 2019

INSIDER is the leading information source for marketers, manufacturers and formulators of dietary supplements, healthy foods and cosmeceuticals. Since 1997, INSIDER has been serving the needs of the global nutrition industry.

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uniformity, and verifi able and validated shelf life suitable for inclusion on the fi nished product container. Of course, brands must consider the impact of the heat of compression on the baseline nutrients on tablets to ensure these sensitive compounds aren't degraded. Modern pre-blends must take into consideration the ultimate handling of the material, e.g., whether they are to be compressed or encapsulated. Further consideration must be taken with softgel formats to deal with the heat requisite for the formation of the gelatin envelope that forms the exterior of the dosage form. This is never an exact science but requires trial and error to identify the best practice for replication. Consequently, pre-blends are a useful tool in the arsenal of production of dietary supplements, and proper documentation regarding their development, rationale and ongoing validation of this rationale are demonstrations of a competency that is required in this age of dietary supplement development and production. Mark A. LeDoux is founder, chairman and chief executive offi cer of Natural Alternatives International Inc. (NAI, an organization engaged in the research, design and manufacture of nutritional supplement programs and products. LeDoux has been a proud member since 1980 of the Natural Products Association (NPA), currently serving as chairman of its board of directors. He is former chairman and current board member of the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) and was founding chairman of CRN-International based in Switzerland, serving currently on its board of directors. LeDoux also serves on the Nutrition Industry Association–West board of directors and is a recognized participant of the Codex Alimentarius Commission, the United Nations' food and dietary supplement standard-setting body under joint supervision of its Food and Agriculture Organization and World Health Organization. Your 24/7 Guide to products, services and ingredients EXTEND YOUR SUPPLYSIDE EXPERIENCE WITH Learn More at Contract Manufacturing: Premixes Contract Manufacturing for Supplements Gummies, soft chews and liquids, as well as ready-to-drink (RTD) and functional beverages are gaining market share—as are clean labels—with Millennials driving much of the demand. When it comes to successfully innovating in the supplement space, choosing the right contract manufacturing partner is paramount. Download the "Contract manufacturing for supplements – digital magazine" to learn more. Vol. 9, No. 7 April 2019 US$20.75 Contract manufacturing for supplements Choosing the right partner to obtain quality ingredients, develop outstanding products and manufacture success. OCTOBER 15-19, 2019 Expo Hall October 17 & 18 Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, NV Scan Here

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