Supplement Manufacturer Insiders Knowledge

Top 10 Questions You Need to Ask Your Contract Supplement Manufacturer

Posted by Will Cartwright on Jan 17, 2018 11:30:00 AM

If you are reading this than you understand how much opportunity lies within the supplements industry. What you dont know is how many unique variables go into manufacturing a supplement! Plenty more than most eager entrepreneurs anticipate. The most important decision by far that needs to be made however is who is manufacturing your supplements!

Don't get tricked by a broker! Some brokers go to lengths of advertising they have full manufacturing capabilities but outsource all their manufacturing! With that being said we as industry leaders feel it is our duty to help people know what questions to ask a contract supplement manufacturer. We compiled a list of the top 10 quesitons we get from clients to make them assure we are the right manufacturer!

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Topics: Frequently Asked Questions

Most Effective Sports Nutrition Ingredients

Posted by Zachary Litton on Jan 15, 2018 12:30:00 PM

Fitness and sports nutrition is huge in the supplement world. In 2010, the supplement industry sold $28.1 Billion in the US alone and that market was expected to crest the $36 Billion mark in 2017.

Yet, as lucrative as that sounds, the market is challenging. Not only are consumers actively looking for new ingredients and approaches to sports nutrition, there are an increasingly large number of new brands entering the marketplace each year.

In short, there are great opportunities and a lot of competition. The secret to success is strategic product development and unique blends of ingredients that meet the ever-changing demand of consumers. Here is a closer look at what that means for supplement brands!

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Topics: Trending Ingredient Spotlight

Gummy Vitamin Market Expanding Over Time

Posted by Zachary Litton on Jan 12, 2018 11:30:00 AM

For many supplement and vitamin brands, gummy vitamins continue to show potential. These soft, chewable, and often shaped vitamins and supplements address several key issues among consumers. In this blog, we look at why the gummy vitamin market is expanding over time and how that spells opportunity for supplement brands within the vitamin and supplement industry.

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Topics: Supplement Entrepreneurship

Best Sweetener For Your Supplements : Monk Fruit vs Stevia

Posted by John Cornell on Jan 10, 2018 10:34:58 AM

Stevia sweeteners and monk fruit extracts have amassed popularity in the supplement world, and flavor scientists are exploring their options . While stevia-derived sweeteners are low-calorie solutions to sweeten your supplement, other brands are sweetening their products with monk fruit. It's no surprise that the monk fruit vs stevia topic is a hotly debated one between professionals in the realm of health and wellness.

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Topics: Frequently Asked Questions

How Magnesium and Calcium Work Together in Supplements

Posted by Zachary Litton on Jan 8, 2018 11:30:00 AM

Calcium and magnesium are a wondrous pair in the supplement industry as they assist each other with absorption. This leads to supplement brands pairing the two supplements in their products. Both of these nutrients may be obtained together when not surpassing the typical daily recommended levels.They are both key minerals that act as electrolytes inside the body. They also help regulate levels of fluid inside your cells. 

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Topics: Trending Ingredient Spotlight

What the USADA Says About Ostarine

Posted by Will Cartwright on Jan 5, 2018 1:30:00 PM

As a supplement brand, it’s a good idea to stay up to date on the industry’s latest—and sometimes dangerous—options. USADA has issued a warning about ostarine, informing athletes about the selective androgen receptor modulator’s potential dangers. Currently, ostarine isn’t approved for human consumption—no SARM is, in fact—though several companies have “smuggled” the compound into their own product lines.

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Topics: Trending Ingredient Spotlight

New Research Showcasing the Benefits of Curcumin Supplements

Posted by Will Cartwright on Jan 3, 2018 11:30:00 AM

Curcumin has been a nutritional staple for a while, but new research supports its use as a brain, liver and respiratory health supplement. Currently, studies are focusing on curcumin’s use as both an anti-inflammatory substance and as a sports product. This new research makes curcumin as importnt as ever. We will further discuss it's benefits and which supplements types can benefit from featuring curcumin in them. 

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Topics: Trending Ingredient Spotlight

The Point of Thermogenic Ingredients

Posted by John Cornell on Jan 1, 2018 11:30:00 AM

These days, thermogenics are quite popular. They’re responsible for weight loss, but most thermogenic supplements host a slew of other benefits. Whether your customers want to burn fat, boost their metabolisms or reach new workout peaks, they’ll benefit from a solid thermogenic product boasting time-tested-and-true ingredients.

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Topics: Frequently Asked Questions, Trending Ingredient Spotlight

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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Topics: Frequently Asked Questions

Ways to Differentiate Your Sports Nutrition Protein Powder

Posted by John Cornell 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