Natural Products Insider

MAR-APR 2018

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i INSIDER March/April 2018 CONTENTS 02 Viewpoint 04 In the News 52 Contract Manufacturing: Co-Packing 60 Labs & Testing Standards 62 Mergers and Acquisitions NATURAL PRODUCTS INSIDER (ISSN 1525-5301) is published bi-monthly by Informa Exhibitions LLC, NATURAL PRODUCTS INSIDER, 2020 N. Central Ave., Suite 400, Phoenix, AZ 85004, (480) 990-1101, Fax# (480) 990-0819. Periodicals postage paid at Phoenix, Arizona and additional offices. POSTMASTER: Please send address changes to: NATURAL PRODUCTS INSIDER, PO Box 3439, Northbrook, IL 60065-3439. Volume 23, Number 2. Subscription rates: one-year $299; Canada, Mexico and foreign one-year USD $399. Copyright © 2018 Informa Exhibitions LLC. All rights reserved. The publisher reserves the right to accept or reject any advertising or editorial material. Advertisers, and/or their agents, assume the responsibility for all content of published advertisements and assume responsibility for any claims against the publisher based on the advertisement. Editorial contributors assume responsibility for their published works and assume responsibility for any claims against the publisher based on the published work. No part of this publication may be reproduced in any form or by any electronic or mechanical means, including information storage and retrieval systems, without permission in writing from the publisher. All items submitted to NATURAL PRODUCTS INSIDER become the sole property of Informa Exhibitions LLC. Editorial content may not necessarily reflect the views of the publisher. All correspondence and inquiries should be addressed to: NATURAL PRODUCTS INSIDER, 2020 N. Central Ave., Suite 400, Phoenix, AZ 85004. Departments p.12 Vol. 23, No. 2 March/April 2018 Probiotic Trends in Research, Innovation Rachel Adams and Steve DeMuri, EAS Consulting, review research supporting the impact of probiotics on various areas of health, while Luis Gosalbez, OptiBiotix, reviews the benefi ts of probiotics on cardiovascular health. Tammy Blakemore, SORA Labs, outlines key considerations when selecting a probiotics manufacturing partner. p.42 The Organic Food and Beverage Supply Chain: Stretching to Meet Demand Organic is on a continued growth trajectory, putting pressure on farmers and suppliers to increase organic ingredient availability to better meet rising demands. Karen Butler reviews the current organic landscape, along with collaborative efforts to secure the future of organic agriculture. p.28 After the Battle: Recovery From Exercise Steve Myers looks to recent research to uncover which ingredients are most benefi cial for recovering athletes, accompanied by Jack Grogan, Uckele Health & Nutrition, and Melissa DellaBartolomea, NutraScience Labs. The Council for Responsible Nutrition's (CRN) Duffy MacKay, N.D. discusses the value of safety and consumer confi dence in the sports nutrition category. p.48 Leaders in the Dietary Supplement Industry Work to Stop SARMs Sales Collaboration is key in removing selective androgen receptor modulators (SARMs) in products falsely marketed as dietary supplements, Josh Long reports. CRN's Steve Mister weighs in on actions taken by industry trade organizations to address SARMs. p.64 Vitamin E Bioavailability Considerations for Maximized Health Benefits Beyond divulging research showing vitamin E's health benefi ts to the brain, heart, bones and more, Joanna Cosgrove, contributing editor, urges brands to take notice of the form, as natural vitamin E imparts more health benefi ts and is more bioavailable than synthetic.

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