Supplement Manufacturer Insiders Knowledge

Importance of Using a GMP Certified Supplement Manufacturer

Posted by Rob Zorn on Nov 17, 2017 11:30:00 AM

GMP - Good Manufacturing Practices - they mean a lot to every product ever constructed or made, but in the dietary supplement industry that means a whole lot more. To fully understand the implications of GMP, this blog, looks at the role of a product as viewed through many lenses. 

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The Different Forms of Nutritional Tablets

Posted by Will Cartwright on Oct 9, 2017 11:30:00 AM

If you're in the market to begin selling your own nutritional supplements, then one of the first steps will be to determine not only what you want to have manufactured, but to decide on the various types, coatings, shapes, and other customization options for each supplement. After all, there are a variety of different types of nutritional tablets and capsules available, each differing in the way they are taken, the way they break down in the body, and more.

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Marketing Testosterone To Women? The Unknown Secret

Posted by Will Cartwright on Aug 17, 2017 12:30:00 PM

A new niche has carved it self out in the supplement industry. Sales of testosterone supplements for women have been booming due to research suggesting it can help them in many ways.  Testosterone marketing to women sound odd to many but it has shown to help post menopausal women.

At ABH Pharma we are always on top of nutraceutical market trends and want our customers to be as well. That is why we have began marketing testosterone to not only men but women as well. Let's go more in depth of the benefits of testosterone for women. 

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Private Label Probiotic Manufacturing Process & Trends

Posted by Will Cartwright on Aug 3, 2017 12:23:52 PM

According to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, some 60-70 

million people have digestive disorders.

In 2010, 48.3 million people saw a doctor because of complaints about their digestive track. Of those 48.3 million, 7.9 million received a primary digestive disorder diagnosis via an emergency room visit.

During the same year, 21.7 million people were hospitalized due to a digestive disorder. In 2009, 245,921 people died from digestive diseases or episodes. In 2004, it cost $141.8 Billion to treat digestive disorders. [1]

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CRN Seeks Additional Funds to Police Dietary Supplements

Posted by Will Cartwright on Jul 24, 2017 12:30:00 PM

The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) is asking the federal government to populate an additional $5 million for a budget to help them oversee and regulate a $40-plus billion dollar industry. [1]

The question is, what does that mean for the supplement industry? 

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Is DMAA Legal? US Court Decides No

Posted by Will Cartwright on Jul 17, 2017 11:30:00 AM

The supplement dimethylamylamine, or DMAA, has been controversial since its release.

It is a speed-like substance that’s popular among people looking to lose weight or build muscle.

It’s been included as an ingredient in hundreds of brand-name weight loss and bodybuilding supplements over the years; however, during the past year there has been substantial legal wrangling around the substance.

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Topics: Trending Ingredient Spotlight, Nutraceutical Industry News

Collusion or Protection? Why the FDA Cut Intravenous Vitamin C

Posted by Will Cartwright on Jul 10, 2017 12:22:09 PM

An article that appeared in Natural News [1] blows the whistle on the FDA Intravenous Vitamin C ban.

The article infers that the FDA has quietly limited the supplies needed to administer injectable vitamins and while limiting the supply of IV vitamin C.

These claims remain unsubstantiated and were published as an opinion by Natural News.

Still, there are questions that swirl around the topic of access to alternative medicines that compete with big pharma.

This article looks at a gray area and discusses the role of vitamins and medicines in a light that hopes to brighten a murky subject. 

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What To Take On The AHA Coconut Oil Stance

Posted by Will Cartwright on Jun 23, 2017 11:59:02 AM

recent report by the American Heart Association has called into question the legitimacy of coconut oil as a "health food," leading many news sites to report that coconut oil is unsafe, unhealthy to consume, and should be avoided.

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Jet.com: Making Amazon Rethink How to Sell Supplements Online

Posted by Will Cartwright on Apr 13, 2017 11:30:00 AM

Chances are you’re familiar with Sam’s Club or Costco. If not, you’ve probably shopped with Amazon Prime and know all of the ins and outs of club based retailers.

What is less certain is whether enough people know about the revolutionary and relatively new online retailer known as Jet.com.

As the newest, and strangest, online merchant of its kind, Jet is raising the bar for online retail in a number of surprising ways.

They’re also rocking the boat- with the expressed purpose of making waves for Amazon.com. Before you race over to find out what’s new, it might be helpful to talk about why Jet is so new and so different. 

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Is Donald Trump a Friend or Foe to the Supplement Industry?

Posted by Will Cartwright on Mar 22, 2017 11:30:00 AM

Every four to eight years the supplement industry is forced to ask the question, “How are the new president’s policies going to affect regulatory controls on dietary and sports nutrition supplements?”

Of course, it isn’t only when presidents enter the White House that concerns run high.

Other legislative bodies have their moods and phases which the supplement industry is obligated to watch very closely.

But with Donald Trump, the mystery is somewhat more of an issue than with other presidents and legislative entities.

Donald Trump has no history as a politician. He has no public voting record on issues related to food, drugs, nutrition, law, or medicine. What’s more, he has a reputation for being rather rash- even if only superficially.

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