Supplement Manufacturer Insiders Knowledge

What is GMP Contract Manufacturing?

Posted by Will Cartwright on Dec 29, 2017 11:30:00 AM

As a supplement brand, you have probably heard the terms "GMP regulations" or "GMP contract manufacturing." If you are not familiar with these regulations, may be wondering why GMP certification is so important. Below is some information to help you understand GMP contract manufacturing regulations, their purposes and their benefits for supplement brands and consumers. 

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Ways to Differentiate Your Sports Nutrition Protein Powder

Posted by Zachary Litton on Dec 27, 2017 11:30:00 AM

Today’s leading supplement providers all have something in common: They have excellent protein products. Protein can be sourced from dairy, meat and plants, and the best protein products have a variety of amino acids which are easily delivered to the body’s muscles—promoting growth. Other protein products pack a slew of natural ingredients, boosting the body’s protein utilization while benefiting athletic recovery.

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Topics: Supplement Entrepreneurship

Ingredient Discussion: EPA vs DHA

Posted by Zachary Litton on Dec 22, 2017 11:30:00 AM

EPA and DHA are two compounds found in fish oil supplements, but they are not the same. In fact, these two omega-3 fatty acids are quite different, and consumers may need one or both of these compounds for various reasons. As a supplement brand, you need to understand the similarities and differences between these two substances, as well as the best uses of each one. Below is some basic information about each of these ingredients so you can create better supplement for your customers. 

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ABH Pharma Wins Silver in Best in Biz Awards 2017

Posted by Will Cartwright on Dec 21, 2017 3:00:00 PM

ABH Pharma has been named the silver winner in Entrepreneur / Founder of the Year in Best in Biz Awards, the only national business awards program judged by members of the press and industry analysts. The award was given to the president of ABH Pharma; Frank Cantone

They have also been named bronze winners in the categories of:

  • Start-up of the Year
  • Website of the Year
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Topics: Nutraceutical Industry News

Benefits of Algal Protein

Posted by Will Cartwright on Dec 20, 2017 11:30:00 AM

Hype is building around algal protein, and supplement brands are taking notice. The plant protein might only dominate a small market segment, but its comprehensive nutrient profile, ease of use and supplemental potential are promising!

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Importance of the Bioavailability of Supplements

Posted by Will Cartwright on Dec 18, 2017 11:30:00 AM

Several years ago, most consumers didn't know what the term "bioavailability" meant. Instead, they simply bought the products with the best labels or the lowest price. However, thanks to enhanced consumer education, today's supplement consumers understand this concept. Instead of picking up the first thing on the shelf, they actively search for products that offer better biovailability, as well as other benefits. In order to maximize profitability, your supplement brand needs to understand the concept of bioavailability and leverage it properly. 

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Supplement Brands Using More Beta Alanine Than Ever

Posted by Zachary Litton on Dec 15, 2017 11:30:00 AM

Beta-alanine has become a fitness world staple, and the amino acid supplement is being stocked up by numerous providers. If you want to help your customers work out hard, stay healthy and return for more, you should know why beta-alanine persists as one of the supplement world’s best-selling items.

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How Amazon Elements Changes the Supplement Industry

Posted by Zachary Litton on Dec 13, 2017 11:30:00 AM

Earlier in 2017, Amazon created their own line of supplements since they saw how much revenue is generated from their site of these products. It's called Amazon Elements and it is forcing all other supplement brands to step up! 

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Topics: Supplement Entrepreneurship

SARMS Decoded: Why The FDA Urges Caution

Posted by Zachary Litton on Dec 11, 2017 11:30:00 AM

In October 2017, the FDA issued a warning about a group of body-building supplements that contain potentially hazardous ingredients and are currently under the agency's investigation. These ingredients are known as "selective androgen receptor modulators (SARMS)." The warnings issued about these ingredients are based on reports that some consumers who took supplements containing SARMS experienced life-threatening reactions and other complications, as well as the alleged illegal activities of the brands. To avoid involvement with situations like this one, it is important for all supplement brands to research the ingredients they include in their products and avoid any unsafe or controversial ingredients. 

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The Story Of Smiling Bob & How To Avoid His Fate

Posted by Will Cartwright on Dec 6, 2017 11:30:00 AM

The importance of this article is for supplement brands rests in the fact that if you aren't compliant with the set guidelines of manufacturing and marketing supplements you pay the price. We will discuss one of the more recent instances where legal action was necessary and give you insight on how who you choose to work with the most quintessential. 

Smiling Bob—real name, Steve Warshak— was the founder of Berkeley Premium Nutraceuticals. He was also handed a 25-year jail sentence following a federal court case which found him guilty of an astounding 93 counts of fraud, conspiracy and money laundering. Steve and his company were ordered to forfeit $500 million by a federal court. 

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